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Connecting tivo without a cable

I have just recieved a tivo box but am unable to connect it with the cable supplied as the tv and tv are on ther otherside of the room to the incomming cable connection and hub.

Is there any way that I can connect the tivo using a powerline adaptor or similar?

Ie can i not install the splitter and connect a ethernet from the hub to a powerline adaptor then connect the tv to another powerline adaptor?

 

Or if anyone has any other helpful suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

 

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Re: Connecting tivo without a cable

It has to be connected directly to the cable, you'll need to arrange an engineer visit to install a longer cable






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Re: Connecting tivo without a cable

Ok thanks.

Thats a shame as running a cable is not practical.

 I hve to say its a pretty poor product if it offers no way to remotely connect. 

The 4 year old product the tivo is replacing even had this capability.

 

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Re: Connecting tivo without a cable

no virgin tv box could ever connect without a coax connection to the network.

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Re: Connecting tivo without a cable

Previously had a Youview, ethernet via powerline back to router.

I wrongly assumed Virgin would be similar set up.

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no virgin is not a Video over IP they are a cable provider. there is no way to get a box working without a coax connection
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Re: Connecting tivo without a cable

As a matter of interest, what box is the TiVO replacing. It can't be a Virgin box as their older boxes have no internet connectivity at all.

As above, VM operates on linear broadcast muxes, not Internet Protocol. So, just as you can't have wireless connection between a rooftop aerial & a TV set., you can't do it with VM.

There are 2 options.

1) A long HDMI cable to the TV's new location (or an HD Video sender (expensive)).

2) Get a VM engineer in to extend the cable & adjust the signal levels. If as I suspect you are a NEW TV customer, you should be able to get an engineer out for a small fee or even none at all.

 

su1718.jpgCable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV6), Talk Anytime Phone, VIVID 350, Virgin PAYG Mobile

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Re: Connecting tivo without a cable

What part of Cable TV is unclear? Smiley Happy

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Re: Connecting tivo without a cable

Ha ha you're a funny guy.

My inquiry was for assistance I dont recall requesting sarcasm.

Bu hey, kudos on you for being so clever.

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Re: Connecting tivo without a cable

It was a you view box from bt.

Now connected everything up but unfortubeately this means having a hdmi cable running across the floor.

it may be a stupid question but is it possible to convert hdmi to cat5e and then plug in to poerline adaptors?

i have seen the hdmi to cat5e adaptors and already have the powerline adaptors.

Any thoughts or am i barking up the wrong tree?

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