Originally Posted by Anthjo
So after several years away (locked in as a tenant at building complex that was in cahoots with Dish Network) I just picked up Tivo Premiere.....and I'm ready to sign on with Comcast Xfinity. A couple of questions for you cablecard veterans....
I want digital cable and internet in 2 rooms but only need DVR functionality (with the Tivo obviously) in one. Just need a basic converter in the other room. So, do I have the tech come out and do the install and ask for a cablecard? Does he take the converter back or should I just put it in the second room? I have my own wireless router. Do I need an adapter or can I just go directly into the Premiere? How does this all affect my package price?
I know this has probably been asked 1000x. Explain it to me like I'm an idiot....
I use wireless bridge devices on the 5 Ghz band to get Internet in my bedroom for my pc, bluray hth and my TiVo. If as the other responder indicated you want to go with a tivo mini you'll have to get one of the 4 tuner TiVo's. For two rooms and 4 tuners I choose two premieres this way I have the option to cut the cable TV cord. As bad as twc can be that threat has gotten me a $20 per month discount for a year. Granted I have two cable cards @$2.50 p/m and tivo service on two premieres (one lifetime second monthly for now).
Streaming on the 5ghz band is flawless, I have until very recently never had another 5ghz network near me. Two months ago another showed up. With 16 of the common 2.4 ghz band networks in range streaming on the 2.4 ghz band would likely be shaky. Remember 2.4ghz channels overlap 5ghz channels do not. Our you could for about three same price as a bridge goto Moca with two Moca devices and a switch in the bedroom. The one bridge device likely less expensive unless you existing router is 2.4 only in which case go Moca. B unless you intend to upgrade to dual band anyhow.
Though I'm already dual band N I intend to upgrade to AC soon. Others such as myself will be selling or dual band N devices