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Using Tivo and V6 in same network

I just moved to a property where the living room is nowhere near the hub, and am unable to get cable to my V6 box.

Would it be possible for me to connect my old Tivo box to the cable connection point, then connect it to my V6 box via Powerline and access saved shows from the Tivo? I don’t watch much linear tv, so if I could just record shows on the TiVo and pick them up on the V6, I think I’d be fine.

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Hello

I am afraid that it is still going to need a coaxial connection to work as well without that cable it will not start up.

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Why does it need to be connected to coax if I’m not watching live tv?

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Because Virgin Media are a cable based service provider - and the boxes are designed to always be connected to coax.
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Can you explain more, so I understand please? Really struggling with the ‘computer says no’ approach...

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That's what happens in technology. If you want to do something the devices aren't designed for, the computers will say no.

The core part of Virgin's TV service is live TV, which is sent via the coax cable. So that's what the boxes are designed to always receive.

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Can anybody else explain to me why I’d need to be plugged into coax cable to receive services that don’t require a coax cable connection?

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The explanation given is more than adequate.

It’s cable TV.

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Re: Using Tivo and V6 in same network

Hi adamjlindsay,

 

The Tivo boxes have their own build-in modem, and so it receives an internet connection via the coax cable. Without connection to the coax cable, it is unable to receive any sort of TV or broadband signal.

 

The V6 boxes on the other hand do not have this build-in modem feature and so they're required to be connected to your home router via WiFi or Ethernet cable in order to receive an internet connection. TV signals are still received through the coax cable.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Beth

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Re: Using Tivo and V6 in same network

That’s much more helpful Beth, thank you.

so, returning to my initial question - if I connect the old TiVo box to the coax and Ethernet of my hub, and my V6 box to Powerline but not the coax, will I be able to access programmes recorded on my TiVo, on demand services and Netflix on the V6?

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