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Standard User woodroyd
(newbie) Sun 06-Mar-11 10:28:11
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Connect an internet capable tv & dvd recorder to my router.


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I have a Samsung tv and a Panasonic dvd recorder that can both connect to the internet. My router is right round the other side of the house and would need a very long cat5 patch cable to connect. The question is, can I connect both devices to one cable with a splitter or will I have to run 2 cables?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 06-Mar-11 10:29:59
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A switch and one cable will do

e.g. £13 for switch might even find them cheaper for a basic 10/100 switch these days

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 06-Mar-11 10:59:18
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Just what I have been looking for to hook up my TV, Freesat PVR, Blu-ray player and possibly a HTPC to my router as I already have run one long ethernet lead from the other room to where my AV kit is. Thanks.

Was think of ressurecting my old Netgear DG814 router to do the job but this looks a lot simpler and presumably less power hungry.

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Standard User shtu
(experienced) Sun 06-Mar-11 12:35:35
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Depends on budget, and of course how long the cables need to be...

A small switch at the TV end, plus one cable back to the router will do it.

Alternatively, http://www.solwise.co.uk/net-powerline-av-index.htm will do the trick without running CAT5 round the house.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 06-Mar-11 12:37:28
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Yeah can do it with a router, but power and size of old routers, and the faff factor.

When switches were £40+ it was worth the hassle to reuse stuff, but at the price they are now, there is little sense

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 06-Mar-11 12:56:10
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Actually the only point of hooking up my TV and Blu-ray player is to make it easy to do firmware update as their online widgetry is no great shakes whereas I get BBC iPlayer through the Freesat PVR. But may be interesting to have a look at the online content for various Blu-ray discs.

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Standard User woodroyd
(newbie) Sun 06-Mar-11 13:27:25
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Thanks very much. I have ordered the switch already. Great
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 06-Mar-11 15:50:46
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Amazon have just emailed me to say mine is in the post. smile

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Mon 07-Mar-11 10:55:11
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A Hewlett Packard/3Com higher quality 5 port switch £20.39 inc VAT.

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item...

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 10-Mar-11 00:16:48
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Arrived today but so much TV to catch up on will be tomorrow before I install it. Now, I am sure I had some more short ethernet cables laying around somewhere ... confused

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