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V6 Replacing Tivo box installation

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has had their Tivo boxes replaced with the v6 boxes and whether they had to have new cabling or does it use the existing TiVo cabling?

The reason I ask is because I have hidden all my cables within the walls and Ceiling and don't really fancy having wires running all over the place. If it's just from the outside to the splitter box that's fine it's just the coaxial cable from the splitters to the boxes that could be a problem,

 

thanks in advance 

 

Rich


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Bigrich wrote:

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has had their Tivo boxes replaced with the v6 boxes and whether they had to have new cabling or does it use the existing TiVo cabling?

The reason I ask is because I have hidden all my cables within the walls and Ceiling and don't really fancy having wires running all over the place. If it's just from the outside to the splitter box that's fine it's just the coaxial cable from the splitters to the boxes that could be a problem,

 

thanks in advance 

 

Rich


Engineer unplugged the white cable from the Tivo, added a short adaptor cable and connected the V6. He then re-connected all my other cables, ethernet, HDMI, optical and that was it.

Nice to be able to post again, after their mistake (removed by the Censorship team).
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Bigrich wrote:

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has had their Tivo boxes replaced with the v6 boxes and whether they had to have new cabling or does it use the existing TiVo cabling?

The reason I ask is because I have hidden all my cables within the walls and Ceiling and don't really fancy having wires running all over the place. If it's just from the outside to the splitter box that's fine it's just the coaxial cable from the splitters to the boxes that could be a problem,

 

thanks in advance 

 

Rich


Engineer unplugged the white cable from the Tivo, added a short adaptor cable and connected the V6. He then re-connected all my other cables, ethernet, HDMI, optical and that was it.

Nice to be able to post again, after their mistake (removed by the Censorship team).
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Ahh that's perfect thanks, when I spoke to customer services they told me they couldn't send the boxes out with the engineer who is coming to fix my phone line on Wednesday as they need to send a specialist  out to fit them due to the need to run new wires so now have to wait until February the 13th but from what you have explained I'm trying to work out the specialist part lol.

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Bigrich wrote:

Ahh that's perfect thanks, when I spoke to customer services they told me they couldn't send the boxes out with the engineer who is coming to fix my phone line on Wednesday as they need to send a specialist  out to fit them due to the need to run new wires so now have to wait until February the 13th but from what you have explained I'm trying to work out the specialist part lol.


There is a lot of setting up to be done on the box itself once switched on. Another issue however might be the required network connection. How do you plan to connect the V6 to the network, ethernet, WiFi or powerlines?

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Just straight swap with TiVo box , no extra wiring needed. 

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The network connection will be fine for me I have a media rack so the modem will be sitting right next to the box so it's easy to use an Ethernet cable
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frank_gm wrote:

Bigrich wrote:

Ahh that's perfect thanks, when I spoke to customer services they told me they couldn't send the boxes out with the engineer who is coming to fix my phone line on Wednesday as they need to send a specialist  out to fit them due to the need to run new wires ......


There is a lot of setting up to be done on the box itself once switched on. .....


Hardly "a lot" but...... since the V6 no longer has an embedded CM then it is necessary to ensure there is a Internet connection (either Ethernet preferably or Wifi) to upload latest firmware as well as the VOD/EPG functions.

If the existing Tivo already has correct Signal/power levels then an engineer is not really required ..... that said:

When I was offered an unsolicited f.o.c upgrade to V6 in Nov/Dec then I only accepted on basis that I was "trialing a self install" replacement to my existing Cisco 8620 (Full House) Tivo. Unfortunately unforeseen circumstances meant the ForumTeam apparently had to organize an engineer to deliver the box (I suspect too close to Xmas for normal Yodel couriers).

When the engineer turned up then he'd been instructed to install the V6 himself (only the second one for him apparently). Since I didn't want to cause him any stress then I let him continue: All he did was "register" the unit, install same cabling (as I already had Cisco 8620 > SH3 Ethernet cable via SKWB) and then smiled ruefully as he realized the unit wouldn't update firmware as I had locked down all the mac addresses! Smiley Wink

Since he had other local calls I sent him away with instructions to just pop back to check (mainly for his paper work and collect the previous Cisco 8620). It only took 20mins with a couple of reboots for firmware updates so apart from the initial V6 internet connectivity to Hub (which can easily elaborated in SELF INSTALL guide) then for most (except perhaps some elderly or technophobic) then SELF INSTALLS(at least TIVO replacement/upgrades) are quite practical for most users?

So I think eventually future SELF STARTS (certainly for replacement/upgrades) will be practical but otherwise £14.65 for those that need/prefer an attended engineer is good value (imho)? (Note these prices may well change as the product matures). Therefore I suspect VM may take some considerable time(viz months) before assessing engineer/customer feedback on early 2016 V6 installs before rolling out SELF START options in 2017!

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Re: V6 Replacing Tivo box installation

Although my VM modem is in another room I have cabling round the house and there is a switch behind the V6 so connecting was not an issue.

I don't doubt that for many a self-install will be straightforward, there was nothing I couldn't have done myself, but, I suspect, the networking requirements might continue to be an issue for some customers.

It was useful to have them here to move my modem. Again I probably could have done it myself but did not want to mess with the isolator.

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