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rm15427
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Tivo - coax to router connection

Got a Tivo , with a coax lead connecting it.

Recently bought an Android TV with ethernet connection -cat5 in the back

Wondering if I can connect a router on the coax lead and feed a cat 5 connection to the Tivo box, playstation and tv i.e mini network

Would be better than using wireless for Playstation/TV/sound speaker

Any advice welcome

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Re: Tivo - coax to router connection

No.

Just no.

Although your TiVo has a cable modem, the connection is provisioned for that specific TiVo and connecting a different cable modem is never going to work. Network over mains or a big long cat5e cable from TV to superhub are your best bet.

 

 

 


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Re: Tivo - coax to router connection

From What you are saying no. 

The coax connection coming in from the street cabinet needs to be connected to your tivo box and super hub or other virgin modem. Your tivo box must have a connection to this coax cable as it is required for your TV channels to work as the TV service are provided through the coax cable.  The only thing the Ethernet or Cat5e port on the Tivo box can be used for is to connect the box to your home network to share content you have recorded with another Tivo box. 

The best way for you to connect your devices E.G Playstation, Android TV , would be to either run a cable from your Superhub to your tv cabinet and then put a small ethernet switch (Example) in there to connect your devices saving you single cable runs back to the Superhub. 

The other option you have is if you do not want a cable from the superhub to the TV cabinet or the cables would be too long you could try a set of powerline adapters and then the switch at the other end to split it from one output to 4 allowing you to connect all your devices. 

Powerline adapters use the electrical cabling in your house to create a virtual ethernet or Cat5e cable through your house, removing the need to run a cable and saving you the hassle of running a cable to your TV cabinet. 

Powerline Adapters Available here.

Hope this helps Smiley Very Happy

 

 

(Customer since 2010) Services: Full House TV With Multiroom (TiVo V6 + TiVo), Talk Unlimited Extra Telephone and VIVID 100 (Hub 3.0)
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Re: Tivo - coax to router connection

Third party DSL modem/routers will not work on Virgins coax network. Its a closed system.

DSL routers will, connected to the Superhub in modem mode.

The TiVO receives linear channels in the same fashion as a Freeview or Satellite receiver. Its not IPTV.

 

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John_67
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Re: Tivo - coax to router connection

just to make it clear i meant TV cabinet as in TV stand not TV cabinet as in green box in the street that belongs to virgin media.
(Customer since 2010) Services: Full House TV With Multiroom (TiVo V6 + TiVo), Talk Unlimited Extra Telephone and VIVID 100 (Hub 3.0)
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