Originally Posted by anthonyd46
I bought one of these on ebay and it didn't come with a power cord. They don't know the amp or volts thats required. I contacted tivo they said they would send me a cord for free because they couldn't find out what the specs of the cord were either. So i wait a week the package comes and its an ethernet cord. They claim they are going to send the right cord this time but I have to wait another week now. I want to at least plug something into this so I can test it and make sure it works so I can tell the ebay seller if there is any issues. Does anyone know?
If you tell us the model number (should be on the back and start with TCD) we can probably tell you where you can go locally and pay entirely too much money for a cord that will work.
If the reason you posted this in the TiVo Stream forum is because you bought a TiVo Stream, ignore the above.
It sounds like you told TiVo that you needed the cable that plugs in the back, and that's why they thought you meant an Ethernet cable--because you didn't tell them that you need the power supply--something the eBay seller should have either included or indicated in the auction listing in big print that it was not included.
The Stream does not use a power cord that delivers 120V AC to the unit for something inside it to convert to DC at the voltage level it needs, it uses a power supply (commonly called a wall wart) that plugs into the wall socket and has the "stuff" right there encased in plastic to do the power conversion and has a light gauge cable that plugs into the back of the Stream via what's called a co-axial power plug and jack.
Is there a sticker or something on the bottom of the Stream that says anything about DC Volts or mA or anything like that?