I'm transitioning from DTV and their DVR to TiVo with an OTA antenna. I'm currently feeding the TiVo with one of those Netgear ethernet over powerline adapters. I use them for other applications in the house where and they've worked better than wifi and are cost-effective.
Evidently, the power outlet near the TV where the TiVo lacks the mojo needed for a speedy connection. It works consistently, but it's noticeably slower. The light on the adapter is red which means the connection is not good.
I've looked at MOCA, but it's awfully spendy to get into with the basic Actiontec kit at $150. Not to mention that it's backordered for 2-4 weeks...
Now, leftover from my DTV install, I have one of these DECA Broadband Router Kits (the $49 one - the DCCK)
. I would guess that if I hooked it from my main router into one of the two coax lines that run to my main TV (I only need one for the OTA antenna that feeds the TiVo) and bought another one for the end near the TV, I should have a "poor man's" MOCA setup. Am I correct?
The primary benefit I can see with the MOCA kit is that it combines
TV and data at one end, feeds it over a coax cable, and then splits it at the other so you can feed both a TV and an ethernet connection. The DECA adapter, OTOH, effectively turns the coax into an ethernet cable and back again at the other end.
Since I have TWO coax hookups behind the TV, I'd be fine with this since I have no need to combine and then un-combine data and video on one line.
Or I could be completely crazy and none of this will work.
So, can I buy another one of these DCCK adapters
and solve my problem?