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There is a good chance a lot of people will want to use their Mini's MoCA connection rather than run an Ethernet connection, which is less likely to be present around the house.
Because a lot of people are new to MoCA, hopefully this quick 'n dirty info will help answer most questions off the bat. This isn't a complete A-to-Z MoCA FAQ; it just answers the most common questions that have come up.
If you are a FiOS TV customer, skip to the end.
Enabling MoCA in the Home
There are two ways you can set up a MoCA network to get your Mini and/or P4/XL4/Elite up and running.
1. The cheaper option is to connect your P4/XL4/Elite to your network via Ethernet. This will allow the box itself to function as a MoCA bridge and communicate with the Mini over MoCA. Then connect the Mini to coax and no further setup should be needed. (Using this method, your Mini is relying on your P4/XL4/Elite for its internet connection, so if your Tivo is offline for some reason, so is the Mini.)
2. If wiring your P4/XL4/Elite with Ethernet is not desirable, you can purchase a MoCA adapter ($50 from tivo.com, also available on Amazon, eBay, etc.) and connect it to your modem and router as shown below. This will enable MoCA and your P4/XL4/Elite and Mini(s) will all be able to communicate with the network without further setup.
It is recommended that you install a Point of Entry (POE) filter at your cable TV's point of entry in the home. This helps keep your MoCA signal strong and prevents your MoCA signal from exiting your home and potentially either allowing neighbors into your network or creating interference with neighbor's services. They're $9 on Tivo.com and can also be purchased cheaply elsewhere (eBay, etc). If you are a FiOS TV customer, a POE filter isn't necessary.
Setting up non-MoCA enabled Tivos for MoCA:
If you would like to connect an additional Tivo that is not MoCA-enabled (Premiere, Premiere XL, and the Series 3 and earlier DVRs) to the MoCA network, you can purchase a MoCA adapter and connect them to your Tivos in this fashion:
FiOS TV Customers:
Your home is already MoCA-enabled if your Verizon-supplied router is connected via coax. Your Premiere 4/XL4/Elite and Mini can simply be connected to the coax, and that's all that needs to be done under most conditions.
This is the recommended setup method to getting a MoCA network working for those that have a cableco-supplied Tuning Adapter. A splitter is needed for the MoCA signal to bypass the Tuning Adapter.
I am running late to a birthday party so I can update/fix/add more to this later. Lol. If there are ideas of things missed (but remember it's not a complete and total MoCA FAQ) then post them here.
This thread can serve as a "Fresh start" for people who have pre-ordered the TiVo Mini, who have a review or impressions to share about the TiVo Mini or want to discuss tips/tricks and user experiences.
I have a Series 3 Tivo. I have it upgraded with a 2TB HD If I buy a used Series 3 Tivo with lifetime service, can I just take the 2TB HD out of my Series 3 Tivo and put it in the new Series 3 Tivo? Would I then have a 2TB drive, all my current shows, and lifetime service on the new Series 3 Tivo?
Hi I have a question for you experts here.... If I buy a used tivo series 3,with a lifetime subscription.... and hook it up to my antenna, will I be able to view my local channel lineups? I am trying to understand if it will provide a user menu,similar to the boxes like I had from the sat. company....which enabled me to view the channels,and record on that basis.
Please,any info in any direction is appreciated! ( also trying to figure out how to view upcoming program info for my local OTA channels,will I be able to see those?
My XL4 missed recording Ripper Street on Saturday. For some reason, the first showing didn't record because it wasn't "Authorized" whatever that means, BBCA HD tunes in fine & nothing else was scheduled for that time. It then failed to record the reshowing at midnight because it was a duplicate.
Surely it should record a duplicate if it didn't record the original! it seems like a logic flaw to me
I am having a hard time getting into these teams this season. No one is really that exciting, although I do know that the Youtube hosts annoy me greatly, to steal Special Agent Shepherd's line.
I think something was lost in translation with the dad there... I believe that he maybe had a small tear in the muscle and tendon, but I still don't believe that if it was fully torn/ruptured that he would have been limping around the beach like he'd just twisted his ankle or something. I've seen people in other sports after they tear their Achilles... their foot is usually not working like it should. They can't flex/point/move it at all.
I was wondering if I could transfer a (larger) hard drive from my Tivo TCD24004A to a Tivo TCD24008A unit ?
Thanks in advance.
Wondering if anyone else has seen this - I was irritated to find some recordings got deleted yesterday to make room for a long HD recording I scheduled. The irritation was because prior to scheduling it, I checked and verified that there was well over enough space in my deleted recordings folder to accommodate the new show.
Well, trying to figure out why this happened, I looked in the folder and lo and behold there were hours of HD recordings there that had NOT been permanently deleted to make room. Instead TiVo deleted recordings in My Shows that I hadn't watched yet.
When I tried to permanently delete them manually, they refused to budge. I guess that's why the "live" recordings had to go.
I would have just chalked this up to "one of those odd TiVo things" (OTOTT), but then I realized the common denominator - all the shows that were stuck in Deleted Shows and couldn't be removed had been watched and deleted from my iPad! Streamed, not downloaded. Other shows that were chronologically between the stuck shows but had not been watched with the TiVo app got deleted automatically without a problem.
I could, BTW, recover the shows, or re-delete them, but couldn't permanently remove them. A reboot fixed it, but what gives? Thought someone should know about this, since I couldn't find it mentioned anywhere.
This was on an original Premiere.
Being a female spy is some nasty sex work! When the contact was whipping Elizabeth and she became a helpless, cowering, pleading victim, I was like "WTF, she could beat the crap out of this guy". Then I realized she was playing it that way because it was the smart thing to do. Very cool.
Nina rinsing her mouth out with the tea - excellent touch by the writers that really made me feel disgusted right along with her.
John Boy really screwed up an opportunity with the codes.
Haven't decided if I'm going to keep watching this. From the previews (at least the ones I saw) I did not realize it was going to be about the Russian Mob and drug smuggling. Those topics don't usually interest me. That husband sure was good looking and the actor who played him seemed to be a big enough star to be worth more than one episode. I'm sticking with it for at least one more week.
I've been looking forward to this one. Kind of a GOT appetizer.
Has anyone else noticed that the thumbs buttons no longer work when listening to a Pandora station? How are we supposed to improve our stations? I'm hoping this is just a temporary glitch as a result of their upcoming 40 hour monthly free limit.
The episode of The New Normal scheduled to be shown on 3/5/13 is a "new" episode that is not listed as new in the Zap2it guide and is not on the To Do List if you have your season pass set for new episodes only.
This episode called "Para-New-Normal Activity" was to be the Halloween-themed episode and was originally scheduled for 10/30/12. However, it was pre-empted by Hurricane Sandy coverage by NBC News.
And how did Michonne get the picture?
Does anyone have a truncated image for a TCD 652160? I noticed when copying my old hard drive to my new Seagate, there were some errors, but it did finish copying. Now it's stuck in the Powering Up loop, I can't seem to get it to accept the Kickstart codes now either. Wanted to try to force it to get new software.
The new drive is a 1Tb Seagate Barracuda.
I got a new iPhone and so i want to transfer my files from iPad to iPhone. How can i do it?
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So out of the blue I've seen to have lost my 5.1 from my premiere unit. I've double checked to make sure it's outputting Dolby digital, and that's all set correctly. Double checked the optical connection as well as my receiver. Right now, it looks like there is some setting on my TiVo box that is keeping it from outputting 5.1
Both recorded media as well as live content is only outputting in 2.1
Any suggestions would be appreciated as nothing sucks more than watching a great movie on HBO in 2.1