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Podcast #800: Wired or Wireless?

The #2 homebuilder in the U.S., Lennar Homes, has become the first major homebuilder to adopt “Wi-Fi Certified Home Design,” a new Wi-Fi Alliance seal that ensures your home wireless network is designed for “whole-home connectivity, with no dead spots.” Sounds great, until you realize they aren't running wired connections anymore.

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Wired or Wireless?

The #2 homebuilder in the U.S., Lennar Homes, has become the first major homebuilder to adopt “Wi-Fi Certified Home Design,” a new Wi-Fi Alliance seal that ensures your home wireless network is designed for “whole-home connectivity, with no dead spots.” Sounds great, until you realize they aren't running wired connections anymore.

Lennar’s 'Wi-Fi Certified' Homes: Going All-Wireless is 'Big Disservice'

 

 

 

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Reader Comments (1)

Hi well done on episode count I have 2 things
On wireless vs wired I would come heavily down on wired for several reasons;
1. Wireless is going nuts!
- router pricing and design and protocols where you have to have the device and the router with the compatible protocol but ethernet is ethernet is ethernet 10/100 10/1000 SNP and you can DIY.
2. Opportunities for POE or EOP - HDBaseT & IP AV Distribution even hi fi 's going to ethernet eg LINN
3 The latest fastest wireless is really fast but very short throw so you'll need so may access points in close proximity
Also crystal ball speaking in hifi one of the developing Bug Bear's I foresee is the problem in the number of hifi brands coming out with proprietary apps it is ridiculous!
You have an AV and you have to have the AV branded app, you get a Network media player of a system with different component brands and to enjoy full functionality (eg Music artwork playlist management or connecting streaming services) you'll need another app you buy a Sonus or Denon or Yamaha like speaker system and want to use zone features yet another app - Logitech Harmony or a Master App maker would have to buy so many licences and protocols.

Even with the audiophile/AV community you have a growing number of software providers who all want to do their own indexing managing and playing your library - Rune, Amarra or JRiver PLEX.
Just on my system alone I have Google Play, PLEX, Jriver, iTunes and Groove all wanting to "scrape" my meta data and tweak my output settings.

You might want to look at The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel he has a tinker with Raspberry Pi and high end systems in a way that is a different take on DIY and high end

Cheers

July 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGary from AUS not USA

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