Please confirm my understanding of what I'm getting into with Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by rwaxman, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. DVR_Dave

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

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    Roamio Plus/Pro and Bolt+ (6 tuner) are cable only, no OTA.
     
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  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Nope, but then neither does the 3TB BOLT model. 6 tuners in all of them, but digital cable CableCARD only.
     
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    rwaxman New Member

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    Is the 2nd filter needed to prevent signals from going to/from my neighbors? Should it be connected to the cable coming from the wall, before the splitter?
     
  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Yes, that’s the security function of the “PoE” MoCA filter; but it also provides a performance boost for your MoCA network.

    I don’t know your coax plant hierarchy, but almost certainly not; the MoCA filter blocks/reflects MoCA signals, so that location (to my understanding of your likely setup) would keep MoCA signals isolated to just that one room.

    As mentioned in the previous post, the “PoE” MoCA filter would ideally be installed on the input of the first splitter encountered by the cable signal as it enters your home (not a given room) — and the location of this first, main split is typically in a cable junction box on the side of the home or a central junction panel in a closet or basement. (Where do the cable lines that run to each of your rooms connect to each other?)
     
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    rwaxman New Member

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    I'm getting interested now in the idea of a Roamio instead of a Bolt. Is the main difference the voice interface and 4k viewing offered by Bolt? If Roamio Plus/Pro can work with Minis, act as a MoCA bridge, and stream to devices, it probably suits my needs.
     
  6. DVR_Dave

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    You can get the same VOX functionality on a Roamio when you install Hydra and use a VOX remote; no 4K though.
     
  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Really just the 4K (and an overall performance improvement owing to faster CPU, more memory), but the 4K benefit is diminished by a lack of full 4K HDR support across all apps. If 4K HDR is desired, it’s best to rely on a TV’s built-in apps or a dedicated streaming box.

    Roamios and older Minis can be upgraded to support “VOX” voice control by upgrading to the Hydra UI and adding a VOX Remote with a Bluetooth USB dongle. (Only BOLTs and the new Mini VOX include the needed Bluetooth hardware built-in.) TiVo is also working on Alexa, Google Home and IFTTT integration which doesn’t require Hydra or the VOX Remote.
     

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