Feeds

Devolo preps satellite TV-over-mains kit

Coax out, powerline Ethernet in

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Networking specialist Devolo has come up with a new gadget that'll let you stream a satellite TV feed around your home's mains wiring to TVs and PCs in other rooms.

The dLAN TV Sat sits between the link from a satellite dish and the mains. It has a built-in 200Mb/s HomePlug AV powerline Ethernet adaptor that connects to another adaptor elsewhere in the home, hooked up to a PC.

Devolo dLAN TV Sat

Devolo's dLAN TV Sat: satellite telly over the mains

The dLAN TV Sat's receiver is compatible with the DVB-S2 standard, which is currently being used by the likes of Sky to transmit HD content. Not that the Devolo product will necessarily allow you access all that Sky has to offer, but it can pick up unencrypted free-to-air transmissions.

An aerial splitter should allow you to use your dish to feed both the dLAN TV Sat and a Sky HD box in your living room, so you can watch there - and on your PC in the spare room. Devolo provides the software you need to watch and record programming on your computer - Windows XP and Vista only, alas.

It's also a PC-only system. The data coming off the network isn't the original DVB-S2 stream, so you can't use a CAT5-to-coax adaptor to feed a second TV or set-top box. It's a point-to-point link to, so it's not for sharing signals and multi-room streaming.

The dLAN TV Sat should be available soon. There's no word yet on pricing.

Related Reviews
Devolo dLAN Wireless Extender
Solwise Simple Connect powerline Ethernet adaptor

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Sea-Me-We 5 construction starts
New sub cable to go live 2016
EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers
Carrier apologises for 'inflated' measurements cockup
Comcast: Help, help, FCC. Netflix and pals are EXTORTIONISTS
The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah?
Surprise: if you work from home you need the Internet
Buffer-rage sends Aussies out to experience road rage
EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass
Operator says it will safeguard 359 jobs, plans lick of paint
MOST iPhone strokers SPURN iOS 8: iOS 7 'un-updatening' in 5...4...
Guess they don't like our battery-draining update?
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.