Roku, TiVo, and More

You can use several over-the-top TV accessory boxes - such as TiVo DVRs, Roku boxes, and the like - to supplement your PVN service. (Remember that PVN is a plug-and-play service; you don't need any cable box to receive the PVN channel lineup.)

About Over-the-Top Services

PVN continues to recommend using WIRED (LAN) over-the-top streaming video devices for signal stability.

  • * Roku's 2 XS has HDMI outputs, supports 720p as well as 1080i resolutions, and offers the most robust WIRED streaming video experience.
  • * TiVo does not currently support ClearQAM channels. Per TiVo, users may be able to manually program the PVN lineup into their TiVo device, allowing users to manually record while live watching a program, but season pass/auto-recording functionality is not compatible with PVN's ClearQAM lineup.
    For those users who still wish to keep their TiVo device online, PVN does not require a cable card.
  • * Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and other on-demand video streaming services do not require a PVN connection but will work just fine on PennNet.

Before you set up your Over-the-Top device: Registration

1) Unpack your Over-the-Top accessory device. Do NOT hook it up, yet!

2) Find your device's MAC address (usually on a sticker on the back or bottom of the device). It will look like this: 00:11:11:11:AA:BB

3) Register your device on Penn's network at
https://netreg.net.isc.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/netregnb/register.pl (will open in a new window).
You will need your PennKey and password to access the site. You may need to click "Continue" to get to the registration page.

4) Fill out the registration form:
Select "other" in the Type of Device field.
Click "Continue" when you are done.
You will be taken to a second page where you will be asked to input the specific type of device.
Click "Continue" when you are done.

Click "OK" to complete your registration, or click "Add another device" to register another device.

Other Video Options: Home Accounts

At home, you may be a subscriber to Comcast/Xfinity, Time Warner, HBO, Cablevision/Optimum, or another provider. Many of these companies offer video streaming services of their programming over the Internet, to your PC or mobile device. To access these services, please contact your individual service provider.

Remember...

You are responsible for keeping your video streaming hardware and/or account(s) in good standing. If you are experiencing issues with your streaming hardware or service, please contact the provider company; PVN is not licensed to handle repair of your Over-the-Top device.

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