Can a Slingbox 500 replace both a Tivo Stream and Tivo Mini Vox?

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  1. Oct 7, 2018 #41 of 107
    nuraman00

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    Tivo also said to check if my router is capable of MoCA.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2018 #42 of 107
    nuraman00

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    I called my router manufacturer.

    He didn't seem too sure about whether it was compatible with a MoCA network.

    He put me on hold. After about 9 mins, he said I should have no problem with a MoCA network.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2018 #43 of 107
    mdavej

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    Since this is any entirely different subject, may want to start a new thread and start by providing us the relevant details of your coax and ethernet networks.

    But to start, if your Mini is running Hydra, you will indeed have to downgrade it first. Since you can't connect to your network yet, you'll have to temporarily relocate it so you can plug directly into ethernet to do the downgrade. There are a couple of existing threads on how to downgrade.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2018 #44 of 107
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    I can go through the setup on the Mini, but I keep getting the message that Tivo Service is required.

    It's able to "connect" and download info, so I think that means the MoCA connection is good.

    I activated my Tivo Mini several hours ago.

    Calling Tivo support again. Hopefully this has nothing to do with the MoCA connection.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2018 #45 of 107
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    Let me try downgrading before calling Tivo support.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2018 #46 of 107
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    Last time I "activated" a Mini, it didn't actually kick in for at least 24 hours. There are threads on how to speed that up, but I don't remember the details.

    When I tried to connect Tivos running different UI's (the old Encore and new Hydra), it didn't work very well, if at all. I assume your host Premiere isn't running Hydra. If I recall correctly, Hydra won't even run on Premiere.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2018 #47 of 107
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    I couldn't figure out how to downgrade, so I called Tivo Support.

    After unplugging the Tivo Mini and plugging it back in, it finally went to the "Name this DVR" screen, then asked me to downgrade.

    After 10 - 15 mins, it finished downgrading.

    It then asked for the Guided setup.

    It was then stuck on Tivo Service required. It kept going back to that, which is why I called in the first place.

    Finally after repeating the guided set up 3 times, it asked me to Name this DVR.

    It then asked me to downgrade again!

    Tivo then put me on hold as they're checking why it's doing this.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2018 #48 of 107
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    How do I know what exactly the Premiere is running?
     
  9. Oct 7, 2018 #49 of 107
    JoeKustra

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    When asked to choose a country, hit the remote's Info button.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2018 #50 of 107
    nuraman00

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    Ok, after it tried to downgrade a 2nd time, it went to the guided set up.

    Then it went to the Name This DVR again.

    Then finally it said "congratulations".
     
  11. Oct 7, 2018 #51 of 107
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    Is there another way? My Tivo Mini just finished the set up a minute ago. I hope I never see that Choose A Country screen again.

    I've already seen it at least 8 times today.
     
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    So, this day went differently than I thought.

    It took me nearly 6 hours to route coax across my room using wall mount cable clips; and set up the Tivo Mini.

    That included 4 calls to tech support (Tivo; cable provider; Asus; and one last 46 min call to Tivo).
     
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    And I still don't know why it says link down when I go to view network status, and view the MoCA details.

    But I'm not going to worry about it.

    If I experience any issues in the next few days, maybe I'll change the outside splitter too.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2018 #56 of 107
    mdavej

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    If I didn't have any coax or ethernet going to the Mini, I would have tried some other method like powerline ethernet or a gaming adapter before running any new cables.
     
  17. Oct 8, 2018 #57 of 107
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    Yeah, maybe I could have tried powerline ethernet.

    It wasn't a new cable though. It's just that the cable outlet was on the opposite side of the room as the TV. I'm not sure why they put the outlet there. There's really only one way to put a bed and stuff in that room, so the outlet in the spot where it is doesn't make sense for a lot of reasons.

    But basically I just routed the cable up the wall; across the top of my closet; then a little down toward the TV.

    I also just wanted to finish setting up everything on Sunday, so I could be free from another project.
     
  18. Oct 8, 2018 #58 of 107
    mdavej

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    When I had a similar situation, I just got a fish tape, cut a tiny slit in the carpet and snaked it under. If you're renting, such a hole will be invisible when you remove the cable when you move out. If you have no carpet, then just run flat ethernet cable along the baseboard. No need for coax.

    Maybe next time.
     
  19. Oct 8, 2018 #59 of 107
    krkaufman

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    The MoCa “link” *will* report as down, at least until the first MOCA client successfully connects.
     
  20. Oct 9, 2018 #60 of 107
    nuraman00

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    I have hardwood floors.

    I'm not near the router. Hence there would be nothing else to connect the Ethernet cable to, unless I was using a powerline adapter.

    Also, I couldn't run it along the baseboard, because the closet was in the way. Also, not only was the closet in the way, but also the door to outside the room. Hence I had to route it up and around the closet and bedroom door.

    I'll take a picture later this week and post it, so you can see what other alternatives there after you've seen the layout. I like the suggestions.
     

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