Reception, channel detection, network issues, CableCARD setup, etc.
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Looking at powerline adapters to connect the HDHR5-4US through home electrical wiring to my router: will AV500 be sufficient with 100Mbps ethernet in the HDHR5-4US, or must go for AV1000-AV2000? Or is a powerline adapter a bad idea altogether?
Unfortunately my house electrical wiring doesn't work well with powerline adapters (tried two different brands, and seeing variable results between 2 and 60 Mbps measured using iPerf3, despite both adapters being AV2000 so capable of up to 1800Mbps). I'm trying WiFi media bridge instead with 120Mbps which works okay so far.
That's too bad. Powerline adapters are great when they work, but some older homes and certain situations lead to wiring that they don't work well with. I normally like to urge people towards wired options, but a good wifi bridge with a good router, in an area without a lot of overlapping home networks, can often work just as well.