[mythtv-users] networking

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Jan 16 19:46:20 UTC 2007

Brian Wood wrote:
> Another solution perhaps, but you then have to contend with anyone in  
> your neighborhood using X-10, wireless phone jacks, intercoms and  
> other power-line stuff. Basically anyone being fed from the same  
> transformer is on the same "network".

You can also have the opposite problem -- if the two outlets you want to
communicate between happen to be on different "legs," it probably won't
work because the transformer makes a pretty effective choke to block the
high-frequency signals these devices use.  (This is specific to the
U.S., where a split-phase 240V/120V system is in use.  Places that use
straight 240V systems don't have this issue.)

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