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  Reply # 475669 30-May-2011 09:29
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I wouldn't try it, last thing you want is for it to start breaking up during the climax of a movie because your wife decides to use the microwave.

If you can and have the time, my recommendation would be to do a full structured cable install...







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  Reply # 475677 30-May-2011 09:48
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Regarding the post that mentioned Apple TV, I don't think iTunes/AppleTV stream in full HD do they?  I think it's just 720p or thereabouts.  Also, I downloaded (not streamed) a couple of movies with iTunes and they were only about 1 Gb, so I assume there must be some serious compression going on there as well.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 475678 30-May-2011 09:51
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Sounds like there are a few issues with WiFi.  I guess hardwiring ethernet is the way to go.

However, we have a fairly challenging situation. i.e. ADSL to a 'land locked' study and Sky cabled to the other side of a lounge adjacent to the study. We would need to get ethernet from the study to the wall on the far side of the adajacent lounge.

Simple so far, except going under the floor would be difficult since there is a basement below. Going through the ceiling would also be tough, since there isn't a ceiling space above the lounge. i.e. it is a sloped tongue and groove celing with roofing directly on top.

So it appears that I would either need to rip gib off the walls of the lounge, or the ceiling in the basement below, or run ugly cables round the outside of the house.

Maybe power line networking is an option I should look at, but it intuitively seems less than ideal to me.

None of this is urgent at the moment, since the content side of things is still not there for NZ and I guess maybe the broadband speed as well. However, it's where I think things are heading.

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  Reply # 475718 30-May-2011 12:21
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gjm: you could always look at the power adpator / ethernet things that you plug into the wall sockets. I think there has been a thread about this just recently.


In my older house I only got 12Mbit even though the box said 200Mbps. Streaming via 802.11G didn't work well either, SD was ok but dropped sometimes, 720p no way.

Wired ethernet is far more reliable. Initially I thought the wiring would be very difficult, but it turned out to be quite easy for a professional installer, and not very expensive either.




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