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BT Comtrend Network adapter pair £34.99 @ BT Shop

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BT Comtrend network adapters. £34.99 +£1.50 p&p total £36.49
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#1
Apologies for the faulty link previously hope this is more reliable
#2
this really isnt a deal, that is the normal price for them on the site?
#3
mumbojumbo I seem to have lost your comment, however here's the reply :
These are passthrough (meaning you don't lose a power point) network adapters just plug into the mains where you want to put your networkable item PS3 BT Vision box printer etc., connect with a standard RJ45 network patch cable. plug one near your HomeHub or router and plug that in to the adapter. The network connection is completed through your mains wiring so no need for cables between rooms. BT supply one RJ45 patch cable with the units.


Edited By: frankreid on Sep 16, 2011 14:22
#4
queenieburns
this really isnt a deal, that is the normal price for them on the site?

The normal price is £57.45 and they sell used on ebay for the same price as this offer
#5
do you work for BT?

frankreid
queenieburns
this really isnt a deal, that is the normal price for them on the site?

The normal price is £57.45 and they sell used on ebay for the same price as this offer
#6
queenieburns
do you work for BT?

frankreid
queenieburns
this really isnt a deal, that is the normal price for them on the site?

The normal price is £57.45 and they sell used on ebay for the same price as this offer


No! (That would be rather naughty as it's against the rules of this site ;-))

I'm currently watching a few of these on ebay hoping to get them cheap, unfortunately they always sell for about this offer price.

P.S. a was once an engineer in another life ;-)
#7
If it comes up with a price of £58 try searching for 4Z2JXJ00 instead.
1 Like #8
As per frankreid. I've been tracking these on eBay and they are selling for around £40 incl postage. This is a good deal. Do a search online and you will see most places charging £57 upwards, which is also what BT Shop usually charge. I don't work for BT and already have apair of these. Just bought myself another pair, thank you for posting!
1 Like #9
Just beware that these are not homeplug certified, so are not compatible with most other brands of adapter.

There is however an ample supply of additional adapters available fairly cheaply from fleabayers, since they are used with BT Vision.
#10
Got some of these for £30 from e bay, work really well.
1 Like #11
timgorry
As per frankreid. I've been tracking these on eBay and they are selling for around £40 incl postage. This is a good deal. Do a search online and you will see most places charging £57 upwards, which is also what BT Shop usually charge. I don't work for BT and already have apair of these. Just bought myself another pair, thank you for posting!


If you're prepared to take a risk, search for BT Vision+ box on eeebay and check the listing carefully to see if the adapters are included. These often sell for the same price as a pair of adapters alone, and you've got a BT vision+ box to sell on eeebay to mitigate the cost ;-)
1 Like #12
frankreid
timgorry
As per frankreid. I've been tracking these on eBay and they are selling for around £40 incl postage. This is a good deal. Do a search online and you will see most places charging £57 upwards, which is also what BT Shop usually charge. I don't work for BT and already have apair of these. Just bought myself another pair, thank you for posting!

If you're prepared to take a risk, search for BT Vision+ box on eeebay and check the listing carefully to see if the adapters are included. These often sell for the same price as a pair of adapters alone, and you've got a BT vision+ box to sell on eeebay to mitigate the cost ;-)
I got 6 adaptors (effectively for free) using just this method.
#13
If you have/know someone with employee/shareholder discount or EPP with BT shop then they are another £5 off, comes to £29.99...
#14
I have 5 of these in the house and they're great. got mine off eBay for about the same for a pair.
#15
Might just have been me, but my xbox 360 "slim" flat out refused to do DHCP over these. Everything else (bluray player, PC) worked fine.
#16
frankreid

search for BT Vision+ box on eeebay [...] ;-)


that there is a nugget of pure gold. the kind of nugget that makes HUKD worth reading. cheers.

i presume all the comtrend adapters are compatible with each other (the old 200mps ones i bought years ago, they look a bit different to some of these)

Edited By: Smiff on Sep 17, 2011 23:44
#17
They may work well, but you have to factor in the possibility of the 'DS2 powerline adapter' format being unavailable in years to come :(
#18
The price should include delivery (Y) ;)
#19
bought about a year ago from amazon for just under £45. They work great and offer pass through. Seems like a hot deal to me
#20
#21
can you use multiples of these? I've used a pair of these from my BT Vision setup (no longer use Vision) hooking up internet to PC from router, but would like to put my PS3 on powerline as well
4 Likes #22
Technically all the Comtrend versions 1, 2 & 3 should pair & work with each other, but AVOID version 1, as these are potentially faulty, (See safety advisory here) & generally offered on ebay by people that have had V2/3 replacements sent out by BT Vision.

Version 1, Models DH-10P/DH-10PF: Manual
http://mikeandsniffy.co.uk/UKQRM/BT.jpg
Runs hot, no passthrough, don't work with low hanging sockets, potentially faulty,

Version 2, Model: PowerGrid 902: Manual
http://static.trustedreviews.com/2c12c7|7731_10273-img8012s.jpg
Some operations are complicated, due to horrid zx81-like buttons; like holding reset for 15secs is tricksome at the socket, recommend unplugging & doing config on a 4 way power strip instead. Quite large, & runs quite hot, not for confined spaces.

Version 3, Model: Powergrid 9020: Manual
http://www.dabs.com/images/product/uni2/DigitalContent/4z/4Z2J_2084C5AB-A31C-4D47-8E02-C41072E347FD_large.jpg

Easiest of the lot to setup, smaller, runs cooler, proper button for setup operations

loopluster
They may work well, but you have to factor in the possibility of the 'DS2 powerline adapter' format being unavailable in years to come :(

Unless BT Vision as a service stops, these should be OK. After all, it would be madness for them to switch to an incompatible standard, not saying it won't happen, but unlikely.

Besides, in years to come, powerline adapters will probably be faster still, no doubt with some other standard to control them & cost me more money! But then I'm not expecting these things to last a decade either.

HTH

Edited By: northernlights on Sep 18, 2011 07:56: .
#23
Ordered. Internet in my shed coming soon :)
#24
I don't actually understand what the hell this is, but I want one.... Is it just like a splitter box or something?
#25
Just re-read it, so its a homeplug basically?
#26
I paid a little less than this for a used one of them on a well known auction site. Thanks for the post. I have a few of the "potentially faulty" ones, so will order these to replace them.
2 Likes #27
I bought a set of the potentially faulty ones of ebay (didn't realise they were potentially dangerous). The problem was that a few folk had reported that the front covers on the adapters could come off and this could result in a electric shock risk. Whilst they can run hot, this was not identified as a danger issue. Interestingly BT were replacing all the white adapters (for vision box users via recall) both model 1 and 2, but that was speculated to be because they were not properly rf shielded and were interfering with s/w radio. They seemingly never should have got a CE mark because of this.

Anyhow, I'm sure BT have to be uber careful and that if I had bought these from mitsalogic chinese company I would not know of a potential problem. I will just be careful, nobody else will be touching them anyhow, and they won't be often unplugged and moved. (I suppose I could tape round them as a precaution.) Anyhow I have found these fast enough to stream 720p hd but not 1080p I only get about 45 mpbs, however whilst wireless N was faster I suffered from drop outs and buffering . I wonder if the newer homeplug technology would be significantly faster. Anyone seen a improvement going from the way comtrend does it to homeplug standard? on the same house wiring.

This recall caused Comtrend to go bust. So once BT have used their stock of these they will probably have to change to a different technology as this was a comtrend only way of doing lan over wires.


Edited By: studentprince on Sep 18, 2011 11:53: clarify
#28
I saw a comment on here from someone else about the white ones:

TehJumpingJawa - Apr 22, 2010 21:43
Max-Power
can anyone confirm if these stream 1080p MKVs perfectly?


Obviously it depends on the bitrate & encoding of the contained stream (mkv is only a container - it can hold just about any format video)

But yes in general there is oodles more bandwidth than you need to stream a 1080p at standard/common bitrates.

:edit:

For example standard Bluray is pegged at a maximum bitrate of 48Mbps for the Audio & Video streams combined.
Very few 1080p rips will be anywhere near that high; most i've come across are in the range of 10-20Mbps.

Even with all the bandwidth reducing factors involved (signal noise, connection overhead, half-duplex communication), you will likely still have lots of spare bandwidth to ensure silky smooth playback. Having used a set of these myself for streaming 1080p I can attest to this.

This obviously all comes with a disclaimer, as I have no idea what the quality of the wiring is like in your home =)


I've used 200mps ones before and its worked fine
#29
northernlights

Version 1, Models DH-10P/DH-10PF: Manual


thanks good info, though there appear to v1 on ebay with passthrough.. what i have are v2, good to know.
#30
I've still got and using the V1 of these adapters, haven't had any problems hardware wise, but the speed seems an issue, I don't know if it's my wiring or something on my line. I can stream 720 fine but 1080 on fast moving parts seem to slow down or jump. as said I dont know if this an issue with the adapter or using ps3 media server on my pc, it could just be a bottleneck. But all in all they are 100 times better then my homeplug 85mb's that I had before, they couldn't handle 720.
#31
studentprince
This recall caused Comtrend to go bust. So once BT have used their stock of these they will probably have to change to a different technology as this was a comtrend only way of doing lan over wires.


Source please, as for a company gone bust, they seem to be releasing a lot of PR...
#32
Smiff
northernlights

Version 1, Models DH-10P/DH-10PF: Manual


thanks good info, though there appear to v1 on ebay with passthrough.. what i have are v2, good to know.


Yeah, couldn't find a good picture & besides, you wanna avoid V1 anyway :)
#33
Back up to full price now.........
#34
29.90 for staff of BT plus you can get 10.1% cashback off topcashback so about £27 quid for me ;)

But nothing beats the bargain i had off them 6 months ago, i managed to get a i7 2600 for £87 quid ;)

Edited By: dirtydog351 on Sep 18, 2011 21:13
#35
@nothernlights (or anyone else)

I have bought a pair of version 3 to replace version 1, but is it worth me getting another pair of v3 to replace v2?

Also, is a v3 faster than a v2?
#36
mb1
...is it worth me getting another pair of v3 to replace v2?
Not unless they are faulty, in an enclosed area (heat issues), or black goes better with your decor :)

mb1
...is a v3 faster than a v2?
Nope, both are rated at 200Mbps
#37
Thank you.

PS - They are still available at £34.99 (minus 10% cashback at TCB). Use Quicklinx 4Z2J or 4Z2JXJ00.
#38
Are these BT branded products? ...Quidco only give 10% cashback on BT branded products apparently!
#39
The product title is 'BT Comtrend Powerline HD Ethernet Female Kit', so yes, these are BT branded & I have had the full 10% from quidco in the past.

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