Which powerline for multi-room TV?
I have an external aerial socket in one room but want to watch TV in a room in a completely different part of the house. Indoor aerials even boosted do not give a clear enough picture and are ugly. I don't like wireless solutions and am thinking of getting some homeplug kit to use the mains wiring to link up my computing equipment.
Will it be possible to connect a TV and the external aerial socket to homeplug adaptors, thereby allowing me to watch TV in any room in the house without the need for additional wiring?
I offer IT support services to various businesses including a large hotel. From time to time web access in 'hard to wireless' locations is required.
I'm not pimping a product but I have used a pair of
Solwise PL-200AV for more than a year and have found them to work brilliantly... and over a much larger distance than in a normal house.
They can be affected by running too many noisy electrical devices at the same time - vacuum cleaners, hair dryers etc.
Do you mean you want a powerline as an alternative to a wireless network? I'm assuming you want to use these with media center extenders or something?
There are several available. I'd look for a powerline forum or something. All I know if some Netgear powerlines had to be recalled due to overheating / fire hazard a month or so ago.
Why don't you just have some digital aerials installed? I had two done a few months ago for about £175. There's a confederation of reputable aerial installers if you're interested, you can find local members at this website: www.cai.org.uk
The only thing you need to check is that they'll make the cabling neat outside your house, and that they'll put socket boxes in your walls rather than just loose ends of cable.
PS. The Kat5 link requires existing Cat5 cabling throughout your house, it's not exactly a great solution if you're not wired already!
Already done, sort of
Have a look at http://www.kat5.tv/
New gadget invented
This is such a good idea. This idea needs a patent as someone will steal this idea and use it to make a few bucks.