Where to put a TiVo with an above the mantle TV mount

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  1. manders1405

    manders1405 New Member

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    I bought a new house. The TV connections are above the fireplace mantle. Where should I put my TiVo box? suggestions? Ideas?
     
  2. Mikeguy

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  3. pshivers

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    I also recently bought a house we had built. The builder installed power, cable, ethernet and an hdmi cable for connecting the tv above the mantle.

    My Tivo is mounted in a regular Entertainment cabinet to the left of the fireplace where the other end of the hdmi cable exits. This works very well, but of course is easier to setup while building the house.

    In one of our bedrooms we simply mounted a Tivo Mini to the back of the wall hung HDTV with the front of the mini pointed at the ceiling. Infrared signals bounce nicely off the ceiling and control the "hidden" mini without problem.

    If there is room behind your TV, this could possibly be done with a Tivo Roamio or Bolt.

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  4. pshivers

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    Perhaps you could indicate what all the TV connections are above the fireplace?
    We might be able to give more useful suggestions...
     
  5. manders1405

    manders1405 New Member

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    Cable, power and speaker connection.
     
  6. manders1405

    manders1405 New Member

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    I see on some websites that people attach a cable box to the back of the TV. Is that an option? What about using a TiVo Mini instead of a full size box?
     
  7. JoeKustra

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    You still haven't posted the type of TiVo. Also, speaker wires?
     
  8. manders1405

    manders1405 New Member

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    Yes Speaker wires. The question was what are the connections hanging out of the wall. Power, cable, and speaker wires.

    I have to premieres, and one Roamio plus.
     
  9. schatham

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    Fish an HDMI (2 of them) in their to where you want the Tivo.

    You'll also need a new cable outlet for the Tivo.
     

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