Belkin Powerline (Homeplug) starter kit 85 MBPS £34.67 @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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Went into Currys today looking specifically for a homeplug kit and came away with this Belkin Powerline (Homeplug) starter kit, which contains 2 powerline adapters, extended power cords (so you don't have to have space around the plug) and 2 ethernet cables.

The sign next to the adapters showed £39.99 to clear but came up at £34.97 at the till. No idea if this is store specific or not it was at the Kilmarnock store and it's not on the website.
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#1
Please could you give me a SKU code/product code or model number so my local currys can check to see if they have any?
#2
admitting these are pants for copying files, but are they good for streaming HD movies?
#3
On sale for £100 in my local currys. Do you have code?
#4
Reasonable price, but for an extra £9 you can get these 200MB ones - and they are good for streaming HD...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/521515/ebuyer-extra-value-200mbps-powerlin
#5
I'm pretty sure the product code is 0000487245 the belkin part # is F5d4073uk
#6
Just bought these in my Local Currys Store. Would rather have these than the 200MB Ebuyer ones as lots of complaints about over heating. Nothing but good review on these and on a 100MB lan seems to work great so far.

Store was Swansea (fforestfach) although it was the last box on the shelf.
#7
Do these things actually work?? At the moment we use wireless internet but for some reason my desktop keeps cutting out, using wireless N and everything. If these things actually work, would it be good replacement??
#8
hero9989
Do these things actually work?? At the moment we use wireless internet but for some reason my desktop keeps cutting out, using wireless N and everything. If these things actually work, would it be good replacement??


i would try other options first (e.g. changing wireless channel used - you might find you are conflicting with a neighbour :thumbsup: )
#9
I've used 200mbps ones with a Popcorn hour streaming from a NAS drive.
720p goes ok, 1080p sometimes falls over.
85mbps won't do HD full stop.
They also spew radio interference for about 200 yards around where you live.
Anything that sends data over unshielded house wiring is basically crap,
but they might work for you.
#10
Worked great for me, finally a reliable connection and I'm getting 100mbps out of these.
#11
Picked one of these up at Glasgow Braehead store - they had one left late yesterday

Appreciate that are only 85's but good for the price if only want to get a connection to internet etc if wireless will not work
#12
Threlly

They also spew radio interference for about 200 yards around where you live.
Anything that sends data over unshielded house wiring is basically crap,


ROFL !!! :w00t:
#13
sorry for my ignorance, but what do these things do? :oops:

did a google search but got kinda conflicting results?!?!?
#14
CheeseWeasel
I'm getting 100mbps out of these.


LOL. You must be doing really well because 100mbps is impossible. That's a theoretical maximum.
#15
ajay0601
sorry for my ignorance, but what do these things do? :oops:

did a google search but got kinda conflicting results?!?!?


IIRC they use your mains power sockets for networking/internet access between the two plugs.
#16
ajay0601
sorry for my ignorance, but what do these things do? :oops:

did a google search but got kinda conflicting results?!?!?


Put simply it connects your router to your PC/laptop using the electrical sockets and wiring in your house. Very useful if you have a patchy wireless internet signal.
#17
If you want to do anything but stream 1080 HD content regularly these 85Mb will do it all just fine. Been using mine since yesterday and its working a treat, glad to ditch that useless wireless **** ! :)
#18
Theres absolutely no point in getting anything that professes to have speeds up to 200mb when the most that is available is 20mb from your ISP. Even then you will be lucky to be getting anything more than 4 or 5 mb average download speed. Speedwise these things are for Buck Rogers not Joe Public. My internet speeds haven't reached the dizzy heights yet and am lucky if I get 0.9 mb downloads and 0.23 mb uploads and that is on a good day.
#19
Robbieeee2k
Theres absolutely no point in getting anything that professes to have speeds up to 200mb when the most that is available is 20mb from your ISP. Even then you will be lucky to be getting anything more than 4 or 5 mb average download speed. Speedwise these things are for Buck Rogers not Joe Public. My internet speeds haven't reached the dizzy heights yet and am lucky if I get 0.9 mb downloads and 0.23 mb uploads and that is on a good day.


Many people use these to play files from their pc onto the tv via a media server,the high transfer speeds are needed to stream HD content etc etc.
#20
As i said.

Unless you stream HD content as a must then these are perfectly fine if not more for what you want to do.

Some more info.

Review of the 1GB one's : http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/297759/review/gigabit_powerline_hd_starter_kit.html

According to that you need and i quote :

"both kits are more than capable of streaming full HD video from your PC to your TV (about 20 to 25 mbps),"

So you need 20 / 25Mbps to stream HD and on my 85mbps plugs im getting 35Mbps on one of the tests i did. According to them they arent even getting any more than 130MB stream on the 1GB versions and most 200MB Plug review ive read say they get about 40MB which is not much more than what im getting on my 85MB.

So it seems that you can even stream HD comfortably on the 85MB plugs.
#21
Robbieeee2k
Theres absolutely no point in getting anything that professes to have speeds up to 200mb when the most that is available is 20mb from your ISP. Even then you will be lucky to be getting anything more than 4 or 5 mb average download speed. Speedwise these things are for Buck Rogers not Joe Public. My internet speeds haven't reached the dizzy heights yet and am lucky if I get 0.9 mb downloads and 0.23 mb uploads and that is on a good day.


What about those of us who have networks at home ? :whistling:
#22
gizmouk
What about those of us who have networks at home ? :whistling:


unless you have gigabit network it will run at 100 anyway

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