High speed media streaming for your home

Posted in Hardware,M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the January 25th, 2010

HomePlugDo you want to set-up a high speed local network for streaming HD videos from your WHS in one room to your media center in another? No problem – use Cat-5 or Cat-6 Ethernet cable to connect two (or more) systems. That’s the most robust and fastest LAN solution available today for the home (we’re not even considering the optical networks here). The Cat-6 cable can support a 100oMbps network speeds.

But what would one do if there are no Ethernet cables running inside the walls of the house or if you are renting and not allowed to rip the walls off to make a cable drop? Here are a few alternatives available today. (continue reading this article and leave comments here…)

Multi room audio is coming to power lines near you

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the June 13th, 2009

Retrofit-friendly multi-room audio will be truly possible very, very soon. This year, NuVo will ship a multi-room audio system that runs over the electrical wiring already in every home. This system, called Renovia, will be based on the HomePlug 1.0 standard for power line communications (PLC). This standard and this technology are tested and proven, says David Rodarte, President and Chief Operating Officer of NuVo Technologies LLC in an interview to HomeToys.

Read the complete article in the latest issue of eMagazine at HomeToys.com

Via AVSForum.