Originally Posted by bryansj
No, you can't count on N to sustain that rate without dropouts. You should also assume that you'll be pulling in a minimum of two streams since you will more than likely be watching one show live will recording another, or two recording at once.
Why can't you? I have streamed HD quality video from my laptop to my htpc. Highest Bit Rate? No, but still HD and still excellent video quality. I don't remember the bit rate but its usually H.246 anyway or Xvid hardly demanding on a network, even Wireless G.
I think the HomeRunHD Prime would be fine over Wireless N as long as it was better than a 150Mbps network and the router has been released in the last 2 years. Seems faster ones come out every 6-8 months...Linksys E1200
easily does 50Mbps Up and Down link, that's plenty for this.
I am actually tired of hearing from people that live in brick wall homes, concrete floors, live in a crowded Brownstone on the Eastern Seaboard, etc. In other words areas hostile to WiFi. I don't live in such a home, I live in Earthquake country, stick built, wood frame, warm weather means no insulation in the walls. WiFI passes right through, full power all but to the most rear section of the house. The router itself is at the front of the house, I can pick it up very good outside the house, in fact in my car my G1 picks up the Wifi.
Where I'm sitting now, get full signal strength to my HTPC, this laptop I'm typing on and the TMO G1.
I am going with Wireless N, I am not going to crawl around in the attic to run Cat5/Cat6 cable, when whatever I do does not require anything near Gigabit LAN.
Sorry but most of us are NOT streaming RAW Blu Ray across a network, you are in the minority if you do. Most people have a Blu ray Player or PS3.