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Belkin Powerline AV Starter Kit - £29.99 Instore @ HMV
Belkin Powerline AV Starter Kit - £29.99 Instore @ HMV

Belkin Powerline AV Starter Kit - £29.99 Instore @ HMV

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Just saw the Belkin Powerline AV Starter Kit (200mbps) in my local HMV (Kingston-Upon-Thames) for £29.99.

Seems to be a good price as Tesco sell them for more than double the price.

direct.tesco.com/q/R…414

Might be usefull for someone. Details below.

This Belkin Powerline AV starter kit is ideal for ultra-fast, high-quality transmission of multiple video streams, reducing online gaming latency and transferring of large data files. The Belkin powerline is plug-and-play with push button security. Transfers data at speeds of up to 200Mbps. Includes one single-port adapter for a gaming console, HDTV, or a computer and another single-port adapter to plug into a router. Improves internet connectivity in remote rooms or places hard to reach with wireless connections.

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Not the fastest but definitely the cheapest I've seen - have some heat from me

What section were they in?

Pardon my lack of technological nous but is this the sort of thing I could use to connect to my wireless router upstairs and then by blu ray player downstairs so I can watch Iplayer, youtube etc?

I have a Sony BDP-S370 and don't want to fork out for a Sony wireless dongle but am not in a position to be trailing cables all over the house.

ant eg

Not the fastest but definitely the cheapest I've seen - have some heat … Not the fastest but definitely the cheapest I've seen - have some heat from me



How do you mean - are these slow for 200mbps spec models, or are there now faster models available? (I have 200mbps Comtrends).

Mottmania

Pardon my lack of technological nous but is this the sort of thing I … Pardon my lack of technological nous but is this the sort of thing I could use to connect to my wireless router upstairs and then by blu ray player downstairs so I can watch Iplayer, youtube etc?I have a Sony BDP-S370 and don't want to fork out for a Sony wireless dongle but am not in a position to be trailing cables all over the house.



Yes should be perfect for that.

JayDubya

How do you mean - are these slow for 200mbps spec models, or are there … How do you mean - are these slow for 200mbps spec models, or are there now faster models available? (I have 200mbps Comtrends).



Faster models are now available, but these will work faster than most peoples internet anyway.

None in Cwmbran

Good price but cannot seems to find it on the site anymore

very good price. heated


Not on site ?? Kaput deal ??

IrfanFaruki

Good price but cannot seems to find it on the site anymore



bobbybuilder

Not on site ?? Kaput deal ??



It's instore.

Just called the Bristol Broadmead store and there are none in stock - by all accounts they're a clearance item, and only the larger stores will have them.

Great deal if you can find them!

Banned

this gear is very good quality - BELKIN HD kit is around £80

belkin network kit = crud

netgear and devolo are the best
Edited by: "royals" 5th Apr 2011

loopie

Yes should be perfect for that.




yes if your house wiring is fairly new and you have one electric circuit/ring

but if go for netgear or devolo tbh
Edited by: "royals" 5th Apr 2011

none in either norwich store.

Excellent product, I've got these, speeds are very good, much faster than wireless n and none of the problems with dodgy reception and dropped connections. I can stream HD video from my computer upstairs to the DLNA-capable blu-ray player in the living room, plays smooth as silk with no buffering or lag. No need to fork out for a overpriced propietary wireless dongle for your blu-ray player that won't even work that well.

I paid £39 for refurbs, at this price they are a steal.
Edited by: "Codify" 5th Apr 2011

Mottmania

Pardon my lack of technological nous but is this the sort of thing I … Pardon my lack of technological nous but is this the sort of thing I could use to connect to my wireless router upstairs and then by blu ray player downstairs so I can watch Iplayer, youtube etc?I have a Sony BDP-S370 and don't want to fork out for a Sony wireless dongle but am not in a position to be trailing cables all over the house.




dont get the wireless dongle...waste of money....otherwise you will have to buy a dongle for every device, crazy short term network design

get some homeplugs.....plug one in to a spare plug socket and connect to your router, plug the second device near your 370 and connect to that......you can add a network switch between the 2nd device and you 370 if you need to plug in other devices

no network config required

they do state you cant plug these devices into gang sockets...i have and its fine, maybe it impairs speed but my netgear xav101s (three) and 4 port xav1004 run at 130-198mb/s...you will NOT get that on wireless N

certainly the netgears are far more stable than wireless n
Edited by: "royals" 5th Apr 2011

loopie

Faster models are now available, but these will work faster than most … Faster models are now available, but these will work faster than most peoples internet anyway.



er you mean they work faster period.....max internet in this slow country is 100mb/s and most are on <20mb/s

royals

er you mean they work faster period.....max internet in this slow country … er you mean they work faster period.....max internet in this slow country is 100mb/s and most are on <20mb/s



That's what I was thinking. I've seen three speeds: 14, 85, and 200Mbps. Assuming I'm just using the internet and not streaming from some home server (which I'm not), I don't see what I'm gaining by paying for 200, except possible future-proofing. Even 14Mbps is faster than my internet (paying for 24 meg, never get more than 6).

Does anybody know if i would be able to send the output of a bt vision box to another room with this???

Samme

Assuming I'm just using the internet and not streaming from some home … Assuming I'm just using the internet and not streaming from some home server (which I'm not), I don't see what I'm gaining by paying for 200, except possible future-proofing. Even 14Mbps is faster than my internet (paying for 24 meg, never get more than 6).


Doesn't necessarily have to be the internet, if you are transferring files within your network - e.g. backing up files from your laptop to your PC - the increased speed is well worth it. over ten times faster than a standard g wireless connection.

I called Kingston and they only had 3...they did a store search and the only other store that had some in stock was Aberdeen

Is this a sort of wifi booster?

Headmeister - no, it allows you to use the internal wiring in your home as a local area network. For example, you could plug one into the wall next to your wireless router, and plug your router into it, and plug the other behind your tv, and plug an xbox into it, and it would allow the xbox to access the internet / play online etc.

This is £27.49 on amazon...

You got a link bansalebox?

bansalebox

This is £27.49 on amazon...


+£4.59 delivery..
and it looks like its for just one adapter
Edited by: "foxyloxy" 6th Apr 2011

foxyloxy

+£4.59 delivery..and it looks like its for just one adapter


Yep, this is the one he is talking about
amazon.co.uk/Bel…BCS

£27.49 from a marketplace seller, but you have to add another £4.59 for delivery, and even then it is just a single adapter, which is kind of like buying only one shoe.

tmj2007

Headmeister - no, it allows you to use the internal wiring in your home … Headmeister - no, it allows you to use the internal wiring in your home as a local area network. For example, you could plug one into the wall next to your wireless router, and plug your router into it, and plug the other behind your tv, and plug an xbox into it, and it would allow the xbox to access the internet / play online etc.



I can't get my head round these things. If my laptop and PS3 have wifi, what can these things do? Make streaming from laptop to PS3 easier with faster connection? Anything else? Sorry for the simpleton questions.

Virtual Insanity

I can't get my head round these things. If my laptop and PS3 have wifi, … I can't get my head round these things. If my laptop and PS3 have wifi, what can these things do? Make streaming from laptop to PS3 easier with faster connection? Anything else? Sorry for the simpleton questions.



Well, in my case I use a pair to get a stable connection between my breakfast room at the back of the house on the ground floor, and my office at the front of the house on the first floor with nice thick intersecting walls that don't make wireless a viable option to cover both floors/areas required.

If you can though, you're still better off running some cat5/5e/6.
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