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LINKSYS PLEK500 Powerline HomePlug AV2 1 Port Gigabit Ethernet Kit
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: it sits flush to the wall, so it can not wiggle free.
leaves just enough space so a power bar will fit above it. (must be the straight plug type)
better technology that allows it to be 50% faster than homeplug av (or always faster than homeplay AV, the two prong variety.)

WILL work other homeplug AV products because it is Homeplug AV certified.

gigabit port!... (see other thoughts) and this will make all of the other units faster.

Cons: only single port, thus needs a switch to add ports to it.

Other Thoughts: your wiring will determine the speed.
but in a recent house of 4000 square feet (build around 2004) you will get a minimum of 100 Mbps, and a maxiumum of 250 Mbps.
(and this is from the utility that is supplied on the linksys site. linsys powerline av2 utility)

you will get about 50% to 100% better speeds compared to a homeplug AV, such as an intellon enabled product. (the no longer sold WD Livewire)

it is easy to get other units to sync with it, plug in the Linksys plek 500, then plug in the other unit, then press the sync button on the plek 500 for about 10 seconds , then go to the other unit and press the sync button.

if you have more than six units, sync each unit separately after six... (oddly enough, it will recognize more than six units (at least 8; 4 plek 500's and 4 homeplug av) but you need to sync them when there are less than 6 units total connected.)
if will connect more than 6 units!... only applys to syncing them.

SiliconDust HDHomeRun Branded ATSC Dual Tuner Native MPEG2 HDHR4-2US(CA)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: great tuner.
best way to record/watch OTA TV.
low power. (almost 50% more efficent than the previous version)
better signal by coverting the signal as soon as possible (not in your computer) so you can reduce the coaxial cable length.
supported well on all platforms.
LINUX friendly.
the wall wart is small and level V efficient.
i have to replace all of my gen3 tuners with this!... because it is better!.
silver enclosure
i like this tuner better.

Cons: costs more, lol, now i have to replace all of my gen3 tuners with this!...

none, except for trivial complaints.

the signal strength read-out is in percent.

does not include a coaxial cable. (moot point because the gen 3 included one, but i considered it a "use last" cable...)

Other Thoughts: i measured the power use to be 1.3 watts at idle, and 1watt extra for each channel tuned in.
so with 2 channels that is 3.3 watts!.

the gen 3 was 2.2 idle and 5.6 watts with 2 tuners going.

Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646G3258
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: overclockable...good for a 25% bonus!.

Cons: dual core, 1333ddr3,
requires a z series or a updated Bios on the h81,h87,h97...

Other Thoughts: this is my second g3258... stable for 8 hours with mprime, 4.4Ghz at 1.238v on an asus h87-plus bios 2001

4.3Ghz at 1.2v. 4.5 at 1.3531, and only "benchmarkable" at 4.6.
4,5 and 4.6 are moot point because they require too high a voltage, thus are to hot.

my first g3258 was only stable at 4.0Ghz at 1.117v. thus i believe that you are pretty much guaranteed 4Ghz... and the "safe" voltage is under 1.2v,,,


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Display Name: Paul S.

Date Joined: 01/21/09

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  • First Review: 05/06/13
  • Last Review: 08/27/14
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