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TV to come through mains supply

gameboy

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#1
Soon you could be piping digital TV around your home via power sockets.

At the Cebit technology fair, German hi-tech firm Devolo is showing off home networking technology that can handle signals from a set top box.

More from the BBC
 
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I thought that one of our electricity boards/suppliers was looking into that sometime last year.
AF
 

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I am amazed they managed to even make those old telephone wires compatible with current Broadband and digital TV...

Amazing what they can do.:-worship
 

rolfw

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National grid have been looking at data over power cable for years, can you imagine the DIY nightmares this would foster. :-lmao
 

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I hear you might be able to get digital TV and Broadband through gas pipes...

Clever. ;)
 

rolfw

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Yes, that'd be good, turn up the fire and the TV signal attenuates. :-lmao
 

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And they're also working on a dial-up connection on grand-dad's false teeth. The wonders of technology. :D
 

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:eek:
Saturlight said:
I hear you might be able to get digital TV and Broadband through gas pipes...

Clever. ;)

I think U have to breath it first :)

I do have a netgear wall electrical ethernet system :eek:

There is only one problem, it won´t run under Vista:-Nooo
So I sent it back (Netgear supplied the return postage)

Asked them to call back when it was sorted:p
 

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The house I live in now, still had the old Redifusion box on the wall. I suppose that was the first cable TV, back in the early 1970s. :)
 

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Saturlight said:
The house I live in now, still had the old Redifusion box on the wall. I suppose that was the first cable TV, back in the early 1970s. :)
It was, and it required a special VHF TV and had a selector switch on the wall indoors, and usually people got BBC, 2 ITV regions and Radio2... :D

I'm in a real cable-mood today... :D
 

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Could you re-active my box, m8? :D
 

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Saturlight said:
Could you re-active my box, m8? :D
Yeah sure, all you need is a DeLorean fitted with a flux capacitor and some time circuits and you can have your line reactivated, albiet you'll be stuck in the 50's, 60's or 70's.... :p
 

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Saturlight said:
Could you re-active my box, m8? :D
I'll pop round later with my cutters and screwdriver and reconnect the wires to 10 Gold or Mirrorvision for you if you like. Cost you a cup of coffee and to tell your neighbours I'm just cleaning the windows and giving the box a polish!

Want me to move the channel to a different letter on the selector switch for you? Got to go - Suni is on Music Box in a minute followed by Mick Robertson!

Leigh....
 

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leighpreece said:
I'll pop round later with my cutters and screwdriver and reconnect the wires to 10 Gold or Mirrorvision for you if you like. Cost you a cup of coffee and to tell your neighbours I'm just cleaning the windows and giving the box a polish!

Want me to move the channel to a different letter on the selector switch for you? Got to go - Suni is on Music Box in a minute followed by Mick Robertson!

Leigh....
:-rofl2 :-rofl2 :-rofl2

Love the sarcasm!!! :D
 

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Saturlight said:
The house I live in now, still had the old Redifusion box on the wall. I suppose that was the first cable TV, back in the early 1970s. :)
Way back before then. British Relay Wireless started well before WW2, becoming British Relay after the war to provide cable TV.

In fact, my first job as a technician at Pye Radio/TV in the late 50's was to test Pye's tellys destined for BRW.

Llew