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TiVo owners often use MoCA to create a multi-room TiVo system. Because MoCA connects your home network to your coax cable, it is possible for the MoCA signal to carry your network signal out of your home (and out of an antenna, if you have one).
That means that if a close neighbor has a MoCA adapter of their own, it might be possible for them to connect to your home network. While this isn't very likely, the way to eliminate that possibility is to install a point-of-entry (POE) filter.
Typically, only one POE filter is needed where cable enters your home, or at as close as possible to the antenna
MoCA (pronounced "mocha," like the chocolate coffee drink) stands for Multimedia over Coax Alliance. It's a great networking option if you can't easily make a wired Ethernet connection. MoCA delivers the same high-speed network connection you get with an Ethernet cable, and delivers it through your existing coax cable (the wire you use to receive cable TV) to any room in your home.
Average Customer Review(s):
The POE filters arrived quickly and in perfect condition. I used these while setting up my MOCA network for my TIVO boxes. I used one filter where my cable line comes in to ensure the network didn't leak out to neighboring houses. I had erratic internet speed after initially setting up my MOCA network, so I also placed one on my cable modem and it corrected the internet speed issue as well!
Pros: Prevents MOCA network from leaking out to neighbor's houses and prevents interference of MOCA network with cable modem.
I purchased two of these. One for cable drop box (entry to house) and another at/before Tuning Adapter (as recommended). I was having issues with MoCA (TiVo Bridge) causing the loss of almost 40 channel signals when turned on. I read/followed instructions and tried every conceivable set up, restarting everything multiple times, even buying new splitters and cables. Nothing worked. With the PoE filters in place and MoCA turned on, it would either find an IP, or not, but w/o a connection to internet. I tried removing the PoE filter a Tuning Adapter and still no change. So in conclusion, MOCA connection worked w/o PoE filters but w/ loss of many almost 40 channel signals, yet did not work w/ PoE filters in place. Makes no sense at all. Gimmick? No one at TiVo, COX or Crutchfield could help. A complete waste of time and money.
Pros: Having MoCA - if it works.
Cons: Not worth returning for refund after deducting shipping costs both ways ($7.98 total refund from $24.97 spent).Crutchfield response on 8/29/2017 Darryl, we're sorry you're disappointed with your filter. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
TiVo MoCA POE Filter: A MoCA (Multimedia over Coax) "Point of Entry" filter is designed to prevent MoCA signals from leaving your home through the cable box or radiating out of an antenna, and may improve the performance of a MoCA home network. Install it at the point of entry of your antenna or cable line into your home.
Note: If you are using a MoCA network with your TiVo and you are sharing the coax with an antenna (on your roof or set-top), a TiVo MoCA POE Filter will be required.
Installation: Install the TiVo MoCA POE Filter as close as possible to the cable or OTA (over-the-air) source, before the signal reaches a splitter.
F-Type Connectors: The TiVo MoCA POE Filter has a male F-type connector on one end and a female F-type connector on the other end.
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Filter for reverse signal blocking [ Jack Jun 18, 2018 ]
Because MoCA w/ TiVo Bolt is not working (losing almost 40 channels) and TiVo devices require their own PoE filter w/ 70-80dB rejection. It should be included with Bolt or Bridge. [ Darryl Aug 11, 2017 ]