Originally Posted by Ratman
Wireless or powerline. You can potentially have interference issues affecting thoughput.
Hardwired is the best option.
Your internal network can be 1 GHz. You're still limited (restricted) to the upstream/downstream speed of the subscribed network (provider).
Thanks to everyone for your help.
My question wasn't about upstream or downstream speed...that's up to your ISP. It was about interference.
In that regard, the physics of the environment - like how far the TV is from the access point, how many walls are in between the two and their construction - counts much more than the frequency band. Ain't nothing like a wire.
However, in situations where the 2.4 GHz band is crowded, perhaps by other computers on the network, it might
be worthwhile to switch your IPTV watching to the 5 GHz band, if it's available. That's a big might
Vizio seems to think it might come in handy, since they offer dual-band WiFi. Which lead me to wonder whether dual-band is offered by others as well.