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Standard User wds87
(newbie) Fri 19-Apr-13 17:33:29
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IP TV Help


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Hi Guys

I am new to this forum so would like to ask help from experts in this forum.

My ISP provides IPTV services via copper infrastructure and port 4 of the ADSL router has been configured for IP TV services and setup box is provided by the ISP.

So following questions

Is there a possibility to configure two or more ports to IPTV services keeping only one port to internet

If the above statement is satisfied, is there any possibility to connect another STB from another vendor besides the one provides by the ISP. Means that if it is possible to use two STB s in a single IPTV connection for the purpose of watching two different channels simultaneously at the same time.

In the case of FTTH, customer end equipment is called as ONT that has few RJ45 ports so assume there is 2 RJ45 ports.

So If one customer connects two routers to that RJ45 ports and do configure port 4 of both routers for IPTV service and connect two STBs to watch two simultaneous channels at the same time. Is this possible ?

and is it required to connect STB to a router to have IPTV service ?

Cant we plug the STB straight to ONT to have IPTV service ? So if this is possible can we connect 2 STBs to the ONT and watch 2 IPTV channels at teh same time ?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 19-Apr-13 20:56:09
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>Is there a possibility to configure two or more ports to IPTV services keeping only one port to internet

The reason one port is setup is usually that the ISP has configured the router to provide prioritised traffic to the single port they say to use on the router. Whether you can configure the same for other ports depends on what access they give you to the routers web configuration.

In the UK there are plenty of TV set top boxes that are independent of the ISP, so a lot will depend on which actual ISP you are talking about, am guessing you are abroad, as what you describe matches no UK ISP

Again the ONT are usually very heavily locked down, and the IPTV can be configured to be only available on a specific port. If the ONT out of the box supported more set top boxes then you would be expecting the ISP to be selling a multi-room solution to increase take-up of the service.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User wds87
(newbie) Sat 20-Apr-13 05:27:11
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Yes , your guess is correct, ...Im from abroad and your answer is really appreciated and thank you..So can you answer my other questions as well ...

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 20-Apr-13 09:37:44
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Which questions?

The problem is that at a technical level the answer is yes BUT a provider can lock down configuration such that it is not possible.

So you need provider to answer or someone with same hardware who has played around and knows it wont work no matter how hard you try

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User wds87
(newbie) Sat 20-Apr-13 17:27:05
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Thanx again
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