How do I replace my TiVo Mini receiver?

Replacing your Cogeco TiVo Mini Receiver

To replace your TiVo® Mini, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Remove your old equipment

  • Unplug the coaxial cable from the back of the receiver.
  • Unplug the power supply from the electrical outlet and from the back of the receiver.
  • Unplug the cables connecting the receiver to the TV.

Step 2: Test the Internet connection on your main TiVo PVR

Before activating your new TiVo Mini or Smartbox, you must first test the Internet connection on your main TiVo PVR. 

  1. Turn on the TV connected to your main receiver, then press the TiVo button on the remote.
  2. Select Menu.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Network Settings.
  5. Select Network Troubleshooting.
  6. Select Internet Connection.

Please wait while Cogeco tests your Internet connection. You will see 3 check marks on your TV screen when the process is complete.

Step 3: Connect your new TiVo Mini

  1. Connect the coaxial cable from your wall to the MoCA input of your TiVo® Mini.
  2. Connect the HDMI output of the TiVo Mini to the HDMI input on your HDTV using the HDMI cable provided.
  3. Connect the power cord of the TiVo Mini to an active wall power outlet.
  4. Note the name of the HDMI input on your TV that is connected to the TiVo Mini (e.g. HDMI-1).
  5. Press the INPUT or SOURCE button on your TV’s remote control and select the video input that connects your TV to your TiVo Mini. When you see the TiVo welcome screen, you are ready to start the activation process.

Step 4: Activate your new TiVo Mini

After connecting your TiVo® Mini to your TV,  use your existing TiVo remote to follow the steps below:

  1. Once on the welcome screen, use the arrows on your TiVo remote to choose your country.
  2. Select your preferred language.
  3. Use the SELECT button to choose Begin Guided Setup for Canada.
  4. Choose MoCA connection as your desired type of network connection.
  5. Select Continue.
  6. To get your IP Address, select Get automatically from a DHCP server (typical).
  7. Wait for all stages of the setup to be complete.
  8. Select Continue.
  9. Name your TiVo Mini by selecting from the list or by entering your own name.
  10. Press the TiVo button on your remote.

If the TiVo programming guide does not appear following activation, contact technical support.

Step 5: Return your old TiVo Mini

Learn how to return your equipment.

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