FiOS to OTA Setup

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Betrthanren, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. Betrthanren

    Betrthanren New Member

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    I currently have a TiVo Bolt with two VOX Minis on a FiOS a cable card setup. I want to remove the cable tv and use my antenna, but I want to know what I would need to do this.

    Things to know...
    -The two Tivo Mini VOXS’ run via COAX and it would be impossible to run them with Ethernet.
    -I will continue to use FiOS for Internet, does that mean I won’t need a MOCA Bridge/Bridge Plus with POE Filters?

    Would this be the correct setup?
    -Remove cable card from Bolt
    -Run a Coax wire to the Bolt from my Antenna
    -Ethernet cable from FiOS router to Bolt
    -Three way moca splitter
    Input from FiOS

    Outputs
    1 lead to my FiOS Router/Modem
    1 lead to one of the Mini Vox
    1 lead to the other Mini Vox

    Would this work?

    Any help or suggestions would help.
    Thanks!
     
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Yes, if you were to network the BOLT via Ethernet and direct-connect the antenna via coax to the BOLT, the setup you suggest would work; and, correct, since the MoCA network is kept separate from the antenna/BOLT coax line, no MoCA filter would be needed for the antenna. (A "PoE" MoCA filter could be installed on the input of the 3-way MoCA splitter for performance purposes, but isn't required for securing the MoCA network in a FiOS fiber setup.)

    Other configurations are possible, but no reason to complicate things if you're good with the proposed plan.
     
  3. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    I don't believe that you mentioned, does your FiOS Internet setup use a coax/MoCA WAN connection between the ONT and your gateway, or an Ethernet WAN connection?
     
  4. Betrthanren

    Betrthanren New Member

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    Current setup...
    4 way MOCA FiOS splitter.
    1 to Bolt (cable card)
    1 to FiOS Router/modem
    1 to Vox
    1 to other Vox

    *There is a chance I might end up upgrading my speed on FiOS, which will force me to go Ethernet from my OTP a new router. What would I have to differently if I did?
    Thanks for all your help!
     
  5. Betrthanren

    Betrthanren New Member

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    PERFECT! Thanks for all your help!
     
  6. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    No, your proposed setup would continue to work; the router would just have its WAN configuration flipped, with no effect on the rest of your setup.
     

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