NE Asia Online has a high-level update
on HomePlug technology. HomePlug
is promising the world that we can use our electrical wiring to extend
and share networkable devices and media at very fast speeds. The HomePlug 1.0 standard
for example, allows for up to 15 devices on one HomePlug network which
is capable of bandwidth in the 150Mbps to 200Mbps range.
really interested in any local streaming at these speed simply because
it's ideal for HDTV streaming, which currently requires 19.3Mbps with
MPEG-2 compression. HomePlug
seems perfect for an HDTV media server, but quite frankly it doesn't seem mainstream yet.
to the chagrin of my significant other and my checkbook, I'm known as
an early adopter, but I'm not sure about HomePlug just yet. Has anyone plugged in to the HomePlug hype or is this a dead circuit?