[mythtv-users] Power Line Network Connections and Myth ?
nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 19:00:36 UTC 2010
On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 5:14 AM, Joe <jfwd at phlobus.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> >> Here, I don't own the building, and so that sort of thing is out of
> >> the question. However, the place is wired for cable tv (of course,
> >> since you can't get anything with an antenna here), with an outlet in
> >> the living room and the bedroom. I ended up trying this:
> > Thanks, I wasn't aware of this product (though it does seem to resemble
> 10-base-2, though it claims faster speed).
> > My question is, can it coexist with CATV signals on the same cable?
> > They say:
> > "Works with DSL broadband and homes wired for cable"
> > But I suspect "wired for" does not mean "using".
> > This one's the killer though:
> > "Not compatible with satellite television installations (e.g., DIRECTV,
> DISH Network)"
> > My brother has DISH :-(
> Yes -- the old 10-base-2 was exactly what I was thinking of when I was
> googling around for devices like this, figuring we could run ethernet
> over coax 20 years ago, we should be able to do it better now :-).
> We have digital cable from time warner -- both TV and internet
> (terrible service btw, but the only choice it seems). So yes - the
> single coax wire is carrying cable tv, modem, AND this MoCA/ethernet
> traffic simultaneously. They use frequency bands that do not overlap
> with tv/modem signals but apparently do overlap with satellite --
> hence why it won't work with that -- unless you can find a way to
> separate the satellite of course. There's both a coax input and
> output connector on it -- it receives the MoCA freq bands and passes
> the rest through, to go to the stb and modem -- basically an add/drop
> Supposedly you can also hook up more than two - they will all share
> the available bandwidth and become a distributed ethernet switch of
> sorts. I suspect I'm getting good performance because none of my
> neighbors have one....
> Thanks for the welcome ... I'm on the east side (24th) and work in
> midtown ... being in the city definitely changes the requirements of a
> myth system - small form factor is now very critical!
This site has some good info, including a good forum:
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