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New powerline kit; works great with Roamio (Netgear XAVB1004-100NAS)

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by elwaylite, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. elwaylite

    elwaylite Member

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    Theodore, Al.
    I know some are having issues with hubs, I was too. I cut the hub out and went back to the 4 port powerline adapter, but as stated below, its ugly. This unit was had for $62 and is working great, looks good too.

    Mini review:

    I recently got this from Amazon, and like it so far. Since moving around a lot, Ive just kept Netgear XE-104 powerline adapters going, but to be honest they are ugly. Square box in outlet with 4 Ethernet cables coming out in a living room is not the best. I decided to take a look at what was out there on Amazon, and noticed this setup. The black box looks a LOT better sitting on my stand, and the activity lights are very dim and wont be annoying, unlike the other powerline adapters I have that require Lightdims.

    Back offers plugs 1 thru 4, and you can see they are color coded for priority. If you have more than one device hogging bandwidth, it'll spread out out with #1 getting the most and #4 getting the least. The other part that's nice is this does not have to be plugged into the wall itself, it has a normal 6ft power cord and can be placed with options. The direct plug in units can be problematic, especially if you are using surge protection with fat plugs.

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    Roku 3 speed results (got the same with the Vudu app on my Blu-ray player)
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    For the current Amazon price, I feel it was a good deal and looks a lot better.
     

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