In-home Streaming Between TiVo Boxes

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  1. Jun 5, 2020 #1 of 12
    jbcheshire

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    I have an older Premier box and was looking to get back into using Tivo service. Can I watch shows on my Premiere that I record on a Roamio, and visa-versa?
     
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    JoeKustra

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    Yes, assuming they are on the same network.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2020 #3 of 12
    Scott9mm

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    Yes but maybe with caveats. I have a Plus and Premiere on a Moca network and a S3 HD and a basic Roamio on wired Ethernet. The two Moca machines see each other just fine. The Plus and Premiere can see (and play) from the basic Roamio machine right after a reboot but can no longer see/play from the Ethernet TiVos after the first connection. KMTTG, by the way, sees all four TiVos just fine all the time.

    SO Joe is right but there may be problems if one TiVo is Moca and the other is Ethernet/WiFi.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2020 #4 of 12
    JoeKustra

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    But that's still the same network. I don't have MoCA. Look at Network Settings, Network Troubleshooting, Network Status. All boxes should be the same except for MAC address and the last octet of the IP address.

    Also, can TiVo Online see My Shows on all TiVo boxes? I stream between my Roamio and Premiere boxes all the time. TE4 and TE3 also.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2020 #5 of 12
    vaquero

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    Ditto, also, too.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2020 #6 of 12
    ThAbtO

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    Series 3 and older Tivos cannot stream. They don't have the ability. They only can transfer.
     
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    Teeps

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    Yes.
    For best results do not use wireless networking.
    At least that's been my experience and why my 3 TiVos are connected by ethernet cable.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2020 #8 of 12
    Scott9mm

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    I can live just fine with my current setup. But to answer your questions, all TiVos have proper, unique MAC and IP addresses in the same local subnet. The basic Roamio which is Ethernet (via an RF bridge) can see, download, and stream (except the S3) programs from all other boxes. KMTTG can see and manage all boxes. TiVo online manage can see and manage the Roamios and Premiere (S3 doesn't support streaming). Immediately after a restart, the Plus and Premiere see, download, and stream (except S3) from the other boxes, but just ONE TIME. After that first connection the MOCA Plus and Premiere report a network problem for the basic and don't even see the S3. Just goofy but not important to me.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2020 #9 of 12
    V7Goose

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    Since it is not important to you, we won't waste any time trying to help you fix your problem. But for others that might be reviewing this thread, let me clearly state that whatever your problem is, it is certainly NOT a TiVo problem, nor is it anything that they should ever expect to experience.

    Any properly configured MoCA network will work totally transparently with the Ethernet LAN to which it is bridged. ALL devices on either side of the bridge will be able to see and communicate with any other device on either side of the bridge. The MoCA network is NOT a separate network, just an extension of the Ethernet LAN that provides the routing and IP addresses.
     
  10. HerronScott

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    Bridging can cause problems with some types of traffic (I couldn't reserve a DHCP address by MAC address across an RF bridge for example as the traffic appears to have the bridges MAC address).

    Scott
     
  11. Scott9mm

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    Update:
    Recapping, I had a TiVo basic connected by Ethernet via an RF bridge. KMTTG and TiVo Manage saw that TiVo just fine bit my Roamio+ and Premiere could not see it after a first successful connection. However the basic TiVo could see and play shows from the other two TiVos.

    I had a power glitch yesterday that changed the basic TiVo DHCP IP from x.x.x.142 to x.x.x.147. KMTTG continued to work on one PC but not on another. The working KMTTG showed the basic TiVo IP as x.x.x.13. l could connect to the basic TiVo (via browser) at x.x.x.147 on HTTP but not HTTPS. IP scan showed nothing at x.x.x.142 or x.x.x.13.

    I was thoroughly confused at this point. So I manually changed the basic TiVo IP to x.x.x.13 and hard rebooted. Shazam. Now EVERYTHING works like it should. I can't explain but power-off reboot seems to have magical powers.
     
  12. lhvetinari

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    Personally, I statically assign all my TiVo stuff (including my KMTTG/PyTivo host server) - less problems that way.
     

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