HD JuiceBox HDMI over Powerline kit
High voltage hi-def
Hey, guess what? There’s another way of routing hi-def around your house, in addition to unfeasibly long HDMI cable runs, wireless transmitters and Cat 5. You can actually send it via the ring main, using the HDJuice Box from JustHDMI.
The cable guys: JustHDMI's HDJuiceBox
Powerline distribution for video has been tried in the past, notably by Panasonic, but it’s never really caught on. Could it be about to stage an electrifying comeback? The basic apparatus is much the same as any wireless HDMI system. The basic HD Juice system pack contains a transmitter and receiver, two HDMI leads plus a credit card style remote and IR flasher.
Video connectivity on the former is good. With three HDMI inputs and one pass-through output, plus component and stereo inputs, phono AV and S-video there’s not much that can’t be connected. The receiver has a single HDMI output, plus component and phono AV.
Interfacing for both analogue and digital sources
Additional receivers can be added to an HD JuiceBox network, at £200 each. If you are thinking about adding extra boxes, bear in mind though that there will be a limit to the amount of usable bandwidth available. One transmitter feeding two receivers should be fine, but additional boxes could swamp your pipe.
If you do have problems, experiment with the Network Bandwidth setting in the main menu. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that by reducing the bandwith you’re lowering resolution or dropping frames. What’s actually happening is that you’re increasing the delay time to the second screen, allowing the system to take longer to analyse and error check the video source.
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They want to charge you £410 and then give you a cheap remote that looks like the one that came with my rubbish car mp3 player for £5 from china from ebay that never worked!
May I suggest that they divide their price by 10, then we are in roughly the right price area.
1080i Unsupported format
You're probably hitting HDCP restrictions on the higher bandwidth streams. You'll have to stop obtaining videos through legal means.
Cool, but I can't use it
Already tried Ethernet over power lines and it just doesn't work in my house.
My electrical panel has no less than eight separate circuits, four for the power outlets in the lower and upper areas, four for the lights in the same areas. The room used as office, for example, is not on the same circuit than the living room.
That is significant because the office is where Internet, phone and TV arrive, whereas the living room is, of course, where we watch said TV.
I tried Ethernet over power lines to avoid having to string a cable through the attic. Unfortunately, it never worked.
I doubt this version would work better in the same conditions.
....mmmm right so I pay 00's for decent kit to play 1080p. It arrives in a lossy compression format, I decompress it then recompress it again in a lossy manner then decompress it again. No thanks
Much better to save source signal and then send it via [link of choice] to something capable of playing it
£400 and still a crappy sub $1 remote
... for that budget they could at least have sourced decent remote controls, not the cheap'n'nasty standard part items that they found that just need overlays to customise them.