Jun 27, 2018 7:02 pm
I would like to start a topic about things, in my mind, which a modern 21st century house won't be required to have any more (considering that the house is already connected to NBN cable broadband) specifically:
TV antennas - no one is using those any more as everything is digital those days. Complete obsolete.
Data points for your TV - most of the modern TVs can connect to Wi-Fi and run smart apps in them, therefore, do not require any external data points, unless you want to stream a movie directly from Hi-End player or have wireless issues, you don't need a wired data point near/for your TV.
Phone lines - pretty much same thing. Why would anyone want fixed phone line those days? As long as you have Cable broadband for your Internet, it is completely obsolete, to my mind. Even without broadband connection, wireless 4G modems can serve the purpose, too.
Interested to hear other opinions.
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Jun 27, 2018 11:13 pm
Interested to hear other opinions.
100% agree, but...
We have fixed wireless NBN, which I must say is pretty good; however, we have not connect a "land line"phone. The "but" is that while I agree, we installed both a Freeview antenna and ran Ethernet cables to each room in the house, and several to where the TV is. Reason for the antenna is redundancy and resale. The reason for Ethernet is to push high-resolution video around, although our TV is doing just fine on wireless.
TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?3
Jun 27, 2018 11:52 pm
Lol good to see I’m not the only one. Time to rip up these 20th century technologies and smell the roses.
I deleted the generous 2 tv and 2 phone points from my plan although NBN rules means i still have RG8 copper cable for Internet.
These days I reckon all you need is Ethernet for study and wherever u got a tv, and ceiling mounted wifi on each floor and that’s it.
With ultra short throw projectors you don’t even need ceiling mount point for home cinema.
Also TV in every room also made no sense in the age of tablets.
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Oct 16, 2018 12:38 am
A lot of your comments are not exactly true
TV Antennas are still used in pretty much every home, unless the owner only likes Foxtel. Rarely that only VOD / IPTV is used. Why would you eat up bandwidth allowance from your ISP you pay for, when local TV channels are free to receive from the air with a TV antenna.
Modem, really the proper word is router to be exact are still used to connect to your NBN NTD in case of Fibre to the Premises. And fibre to the node areas still use a Modem/router.
Data Points for TV - more reliable, more stable connection. Wifi coverage may not be the best in all areas of the house. With smaller homes most devices can work well wirelessly
Phone or Copper lines - many new homes still do have copper lines installed. If building in established areas, you will have copper. Fibre is not being rolled out everywhere. Cable broadband is only in certain areas. Bottom line is different suburbs have their services provided by different infrastructure, and copper is a big part of it.
Perhaps in the very, very far future this will change.
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Oct 16, 2018 2:57 am
I understand that Antenna installation is your business, so you may be a bit prejudiced here.
I do not agree about bandwidth allocation points.
Also, with new wireless mesh solutions there is generally no issue in arranging a stable wireless connection over bigger houses - it is as simple as just designing it right.
Secondly, you can use standard power lines to pass data, where needed, too.
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Oct 16, 2018 2:11 pm
If you want whole house WiFi I think it is better to run cable to a few Wifi access points than to rely on mesh units. Mesh units use some of the available bandwidth to communicate with each other and are more expensive; $450 for something like Orbi, or $200 for a couple of wired access points.
Mesh solutions are great for existing houses where running cables is much more expensive.
Since I could legally do my own cabling I have about 70 Cat 6 points in my house, but I must agree that most of them aren't used; WiFi does the job. I do take advantage of the cabling to connect to fixed devices where possible.
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Oct 17, 2018 3:20 am
If you design your power lines properly, you may not even need to install additional data lines, just add few more outlets, so you could use power line adapters to transmit data over your power network, e.g.
https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Powerlin ... B010Q29KRK
Powerline adapters are quite cheap and versatile those days. And you can always "move" your data lines the way you want.
Similar thing applies to PoE Security Cameras, which can be powered over Ethernet lines.
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