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# 175833 13-Jul-2015 13:52
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My friends are building a house in Cambridge, and want fibre and Vodafone TV Freeview|HD.

 

The fibre has been run from the street to the external wall of the house, and a conduit put through the wall to the internal wall of their study/office. The sparkies have installed one Cat5e cable from the study to each room of the house, so there is one Cat5e from the study to behind the TV in the lounge.

 

 

 

I assume the ONT and Vodafone supplied “HomeHub” modem/router will be installed in the study, and the Vodafone Digital TV Recorder will be installed in the lounge.

 

 

 

In the Cambridge area (Waikato), will the TV signal be delivered by IPTV over the fibre? Or do they require a Sat dish or UHF aerial?

 

The user guide for the Digital TV Recorder suggests the signal is delivered over coax cable, and the network connection is for STB management only, not content delivery. Is this outdated? If this isn't outdated, where does this coax cable come from?

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Ben

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  # 1342196 13-Jul-2015 13:58
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That setup sounds fine. For UFB fibre connections the ethernet socket is used on the Vodafone TV. The coaxial socket is used only on the cable network in Wellington and Christchurch. Sounds like you're all sorted.



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  # 1342220 13-Jul-2015 14:16
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Awesome, thanks for the quick reply Dylan.
I would suggest perhaps the Digital TV Recorder guide needs to be updated to make that clear :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 1342221 13-Jul-2015 14:19
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VodafoneDylan: That setup sounds fine. For UFB fibre connections the ethernet socket is used on the Vodafone TV. The coaxial socket is used only on the cable network in Wellington and Christchurch. Sounds like you're all sorted.


Dylan

What is the setup if you require 2xPVRs and 1xInternet, under UFB?

3 ports from the ONT?




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  # 1342237 13-Jul-2015 14:35
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audiogeek: The sparkies have installed one Cat5e cable from the study to each room of the house, so there is one Cat5e from the study to behind the TV in the lounge. 


Only 1? Seems a bit low.
With only 1, no other hard wired equipment can be used in that room. Blu Ray player, smart tv, other computer all lacking a wired connection. If you want an acess point, well, that needs a wired connection as well...

As per the other replies, the Vodafone tv is carried over the network so the 1 outlet can be used for this.

Is it still at a stage where more connections can be run?


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  # 1342239 13-Jul-2015 14:44
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antoniosk:
VodafoneDylan: That setup sounds fine. For UFB fibre connections the ethernet socket is used on the Vodafone TV. The coaxial socket is used only on the cable network in Wellington and Christchurch. Sounds like you're all sorted.


Dylan

What is the setup if you require 2xPVRs and 1xInternet, under UFB?

3 ports from the ONT?


I'm very certain the two Vodafone TVs connect to the HG659 and then the HG659 connects into a single socket on the ONT. There's one socket on the ONT dedicated to each Internet connection. If you have a home business that needs it's own connection you can have that provisioned on another socket of the ONT etc.



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  # 1342249 13-Jul-2015 14:55
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dolsen: Only 1? Seems a bit low.


Yeah, I agree! That was my point exactly and why I'm looking into this for them. Unfortunately way too late to easily run another cable.
My plan A is to try an ethernet splitter and a switch to get network/internet to the TV itself (and Bluray and game console), plan B is pull another cable, plan C is rely on Wifi for those other devices (ergh). I don't like the sound of powerline adapters, but perhaps I should look into those as an alternate plan C.

Supplementary question: Is one of the LAN ports on the "HomeHub" allocated to the Vodafone TV, or, as antoniosk's question implies, is there a separate output from the ONT itself? The aforementioned outdated Digital TV Recorder User Guide simply states (on page 8) "Ethernet cable from our box management". Is that even a proper sentence?



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  # 1342252 13-Jul-2015 14:56
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VodafoneDylan: 
I'm very certain the two Vodafone TVs connect to the HG659 and then the HG659 connects into a single socket on the ONT.


Ok, good to know :)

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