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Standard User DooGie
(committed) Wed 14-May-14 20:16:02
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Powerline adaptor question


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I'm moving over to BT Infinity 2 in a couple of days and the wife wants BT TV as well. However the TV is located about as far away as it can be from the router. TV in the lounge and router in upstairs back room.
Powerline adaptors for the TV Box seem the obvious solution.
My question is, will these work as like most houses there is a ring main for upstairs and one for downstairs however both use the same consumer unit.
I've looked around the internet for answers but am getting conflicting views.

Can anyone here give me a definitive answer?

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Standard User billford
(elder) Wed 14-May-14 20:35:41
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Can anyone here give me a definitive answer?
The only definitive answer is given by what happens when you try it- if it works then it works, if it doesn't then it doesn't tongue

It's not normally recommended to use them between different rings, but I've used them that way on numerous occasions with no problem. They don't run at maximum speed, but plenty fast enough to stream HD TV.

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Standard User DooGie
(committed) Wed 14-May-14 20:45:52
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Cheers Bill, that's what I wanted to hear smile


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Standard User billford
(elder) Wed 14-May-14 20:54:50
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Bear in mind- I'm not guaranteeing anything except that it works for me!

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Standard User DooGie
(committed) Wed 14-May-14 21:08:47
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Bear in mind- I'm not guaranteeing anything except that it works for me!


Yes I realise that Bill but at least it gives me some hope.
Standard User brandscill
(committed) Wed 14-May-14 21:14:55
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Works on separate rings here as well.
Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Wed 14-May-14 22:31:37
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In reply to a post by DooGie:
I'm moving over to BT Infinity 2 in a couple of days and the wife wants BT TV as well. However the TV is located about as far away as it can be from the router. TV in the lounge and router in upstairs back room.
Powerline adaptors for the TV Box seem the obvious solution.
My question is, will these work as like most houses there is a ring main for upstairs and one for downstairs however both use the same consumer unit.
I've looked around the internet for answers but am getting conflicting views.

Can anyone here give me a definitive answer?


Mine works fine in this way i have BT TV my router is in my bedroom i have 1 youview (BT branded one) box in my bedroom directly in the router and i have a talktalk branded one in the living room on the home plug, we have separate rings and the home plug in the living room is even on a 8 way gang extension so not the ideal set up at all yet it can still play the HD IP channels flawlessly and if your wondering both boxes work perfectly together and at the same time free multi room really is nice compared to skys £11.25 per extra box lol .

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Standard User Dean83
(newbie) Wed 14-May-14 23:13:10
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Can you get the bt tv content on the talktalk youview box? Been looking at getting a youview to replace my bt vision box ( I have this and a bt youview, it works as the unofficial multi room solution but the youview platform is much better than bt vision .
Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Thu 15-May-14 00:09:01
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yes all IP channels / BT on-demand work perfectly and to boot the box only cost me £30 from the local cash generator store lol, I bought the TT youview box as a standard FV HD PVR for a different TV while i still had sky so already had the box, Sky started to get too expensive as we dont use it as much and basically BT TV fits the channels we do use but at the fraction of the cost so i placed an order got all set up to my delight when i moved the TT YV box from my sky connection to my BT one it updated and re branded its self as a BT YV box and all things started to work except recording unfortunately TT still control the updates for the box and TT have not enabled this on their boxes yet thought apparently its coming soon

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Standard User trolleybus
(committed) Thu 15-May-14 08:01:26
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I use TP-Link 200Mbps units. Can't fault them, but the speed you get depends on the distance the signal travels over your home wiring and whether the adapters are on a ring main, rather than spurs. If your home office is in a shed at the bottom of the garden then the output speed can be very disappointing and effectively unusable. It really does make a difference to performance if plugged directly into the wall socket.
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