Posted Wed Aug 12, 2009 at 11:30 AM PDT by Mike Attebery
Ethernet connection to home theaters made simple!!
It seems every new home theater component is internet and network capable, but there’s one problem: very few components have built in wireless cards. The choice has been to either to run cables to your home theater system, buy wireless dongles for each component or go without the new features. Netgear offers a simple solution for wired internet connections in their recently announced Powerline Home Theater Internet Connection kit, which turns an electrical outlet into a four port switch.
The Poweline kit installs simply, just as a normal networking switch would, with the big difference being that the kit sends the signal through electrical wires rather than through an Ethernet cord. The kit also has several features that make things a bit easier to use, including the ability to set higher priority to individual devices and LEDs which indicate performance.
Netgear’s new connection solution was priced in their press release at $179.99 with expansion units available separately.
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