Posts tagged ‘moca’
On the AVS forum, a thread has been started that talks about MoCA. Check it out, it is a great place to get your questions answered.
More and more positive reviews of the Netgear MCAB1001 MoCA Adapters are coming to light. These are a few more great reviews; check them out if you need even more reasons to buy one of these adapters.
The New York Times has created an article that compares Wi-Fi, Powerline and MoCA. Simply put, MoCA comes out on top, followed by Powerline, then, trailing the pack, Wi-Fi. They do specify that this is best for people who want to do some network intensive processes such as streaming videos/movies, etc.
Walmart is selling Actiontec MoCA Adapters available for purchase! Check it out.
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The Netgear MCAB1001 MoCA adapters keep getting rave reviews. Recently, the folks over at Station Stops have reviewed the MoCA adapter from Netgear and have deemed it the best solution I have found to bridging Ethernet around your home easily and at high speeds. I recommend it highly.
Starting today, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America will be giving away a Vudu HD set-top box along with $50 worth of movie credits with a purchase of most Mitsubishi TVs. This promotion is set to run until August 10th. Vudu allows for streaming of anything in their library, and to get the best streaming quality, you should use MoCA.
Blockbuster and Samsung have signed an agreement which will enable customers to gain access to Blockbuster’s ever growing library of digital content. Consumers will be able to access Blockbuster’s OnDemand service through Samsung HDTVs , home theater systems and Blu-ray players. If you want to connect these devices to your network/the internet, you will want to use MoCA.
via PR Newswire
In an attempt to rebound from losing 25% of their subscriber base over the past two years, TiVo and Best Buy have struck a deal. TiVo DVRs will be promoted at Best Buy stores and TiVo will gain access to Best Buy’s Napster music service. This also allows for Best Buy to communicate with consumers even after they have left the store. Products such as Best-Buy branded TiVo’s aren’t set to debut until early 2010. With TiVo DVRs being touted at Best Buy stores, consumers will need a fast and reliable source to get these devices on their network, which is where MoCA comes into the fold. Let us know what you think of this news in the comments.
via Mercury News
Tom’s Guide goes into great detail into reviewing powerline products, from its start to where it is right now. Here is the gist of the review:
PowerLine AV will work to stream video—even HD video—from one source to one target when PowerLine AV enters the picture. But given its relatively meager practical throughput of between 2.3 and 10.0 MB/s (or 16.6 to 80.0 Mb/s, if you prefer megabits to megabytes per second) it isn’t on par with GbE, 802.11n, or 802.11g.
I’d be wary of using it in households where more than one HD video stream is likely to be active on the network at any given moment or where lots of traffic is routinely on the move.
When Tom’s Guide is able to test a MoCA setup, it will most likely come in right behind Gigabit Ethernet, but leagues in front of wireless and especially powerline.
via Tom’s Guide