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5.0 out of 5 stars BBC Iplayer via homeplugs, 14 Jan. 2010
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The homeplugs arrived today and installation was as simple as all the reviews state. I bought them to allow connection between my router in one room, with the Humax HDR satellite receiver in the lounge. BBC have just implemented a beta trial of IPlayer that can be received by the Humax box via the Internet, and then shown on the TV just like a satellite broadcast.
For the Beta trial, you just have to press the red button for interactive viewing, then type in a "secret" code (you can find this by searching for BBC iplayer on freesat). If the beta trial is successful, there will be no need to enter a code.
I haven't watched for long, but Tuesdays Eastenders ran perfectly on high quality and looked like standard TV.
Fantastic - the homeplug installation and BBC iplayer were as it should be - Plug and Play with no troubleshooting!
Bear in mind that your Broadband speed has to be at least 1MBps for normal quality and at least 2MBps for high quality. I haven't used the homeplug software utility to check the throughbut, but the 85Mbps (roughly 8MBps)shouldn't be a limiting factor, though I haven't watched IPlayer yet for any length of time.
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Initial post: 3 Aug 2010 09:29:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Aug 2010 11:15:33 BDT
I have similar setup but my router has only one socket for ethernet which obviously I have got conected to my computer so I can't see how I will be able to connect the plug
to my computer end as well? Can u advise - many thanks - Paul Smith
pwsmith@mypostoffice.co.uk (I'm very dim when it comes to this so I
may be missing the
obvious)

p.s Forget it; I have a modem NOT a router; sorry
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