[mythtv-users] Yet another potential FrontEnd

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri Aug 15 21:53:44 UTC 2008

Fred Squires wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 10:29 AM, David Schlenk <mythtv at schdav.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 12:05 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 802.11g only the mini ; I wish it was 802,11n
>>> Can't stream HDTV (1080i) with 802.11g unfortunately ; had to wire the
>>> menu
>> Not to take this off topic but...
>> I see this piece of info on the list all the time and often wonder if I'm
>> breaking the laws of physics or if people actually just have really bad
>> coverage in their homes. I stream mpeg2 HD with 802.11g all the time.
>> Typically bitrates from broadcast TV top out around 19Mbps... doesn't g
>> potentially go up to 54Mbps? Even if you halve that you're still rocking
>> 27Mbp.. plenty of bandwidth. Of course I'd rather use wired if I have the
>> chance but g isn't unusable for this task if you spend a few minutes
>> designing your wireless network effectively.
> Just to continue with this off topic discussion.  I've also never had
> a problem streaming HD with 802.11g.
> I only have 2 clients, though.
Your mileage with wireless is going to depend on how many *other* wireless 
setups are in your neighbourhood. If you are in a densely populated area you 
will probably have worse throughput than if you are out in the sticks.


Mike Perkins

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