[ubuntu-uk] Query about connecting a Ubuntu pc and an xbox

Ciaran Mooney general.mooney at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 12 12:15:11 GMT 2009


The XBMC can't decode HD content, but it does upscale SD to HD if you
want to have a pseudo-HD experience on your nice HD telly.


On 3/12/09, Adam Bagnall <bagnaj97 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Rob Beard wrote:
>> <snip>
>> If you want to play HD content over power line ethernet you'd probably
>> find you'd have to go for something like the 200MBit  adaptors which are
>> more expensive as you generally don't get the quoted speed.  IIRC my
>> friend's 85Mbit adaptors got a real speed of around 18MBit.  In the
>> future though hopefully Netgear will be releasing their network over TV
>> coax adaptors though which use standard TV/FM coax cables although
>> they'll be a bit pricey -
>> http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/29/netgears-coax-ethernet-adapter-up-for-pre-order/
>> Rob
> My powerline adapters are 85mbit and only do around 20. SD content
> streams fine, but going to 720p stutters pretty badly. I haven't even
> bothered trying 1080p content. I'm not sure what real life speeds are
> likely to be using 200mbit adapters but I'm willing to bet it's
> substantially below the rated speed. Has anyone got any experience using
> 200mbit powerline adapters?
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