Originally Posted by goldenear
First, what you were talking about in your original post to which I was replying was the idea of getting rid of the existing coax interface inside the home either on the television or the STB interfacing with either DBS or a cable feed and instead "plugging" content into your ethernet network. My response is no, it's not going to work because the bandwidth required to access all of the content simply isn't there in ANY structured twisted pair cable available today. So what's the alternative? Like I said, you interface with the provider's equipment instead.
If you've kept abreast of what the cable co's are doing right now, then I'm sure you have looked into the DOCSIS 3.0 platform that many are rolling out or planning to roll out quite soon. I believe the semiconductor industry has already designed chipsets to support clock rates of 1GHz on that platform. And I've read 3.0GHz has been tested in Israel earlier this year. Now maybe you can tell me how a 250 MHz UTP cable is going to support a 1-3 GHz application.
This makes me think we are talking about two different scenarios. Using STB's is a far cry from just plugging all of your TV's into an ethernet switch and surfing broadcast television.
You ask about 1-3 GHz bandwidth capability and suggest nothing I add now will suffice tomorrow. Check this out:http://www.informationweek.com/showA...=David+Gardner
Check this out:
"Hi, yes, it'll work over coax when ready. 1394b - 800 Meg.second - is now coax-available. Just recently.
This will take a few months but it'll operate on RG6.
On 12/13/07 8:08 AM, "Brad Engelmann" wrote:
I was referred to you by David Gardner of InfoWeek.
I am wondering about the new Firewire specification. Specifically, how can I run it over coax? David's article talks about how Firewire will be used over coax throughout homes connecting TVs and media servers. I am very interested in this because I am in the process of planning to rewire my house.
Will I be able to run Firewire over say, RG6 coax? Or what spec of coax are you talking about?
I appreciate your help.
----- Original Message ----
From: David Gardner
To: Brad Engelmann
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 10:02:37 AM
Subject: Re: new Firewire
alas, I don't know, but you might try dick davies at email@example.com
From: Brad Engelmann
Sent: Dec 13, 2007 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: new Firewire
I saw your report on Firewire's latest developments. Thanks for that nice report.
Question: do you happen to know which specification of coax cable is needed to run Firewire? Are they talking about running Firewire over say, RG6?
If you know or can tell me who to contact to find out, I would really appreciate it. I happen to be in the process of making plans to do re-wiring in my house.
Glencoe, MN "
Looks like Firewire will be available over Coax RG6 and capable of the bandwidths you insist will be necessary.