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I'm just finishing up building my new Man Cave.  I have consolidated my gaming PC into my new home theater system and everything is displayed by a BenQ W1070 projector giving me a nice 100 inch screen.  All is working well but now I want to connect up the networking side of things. Here's my plan.  Because of the room layout I will need to run a 25ft Cat 6 Ethernet cable from the point of entry modem and WiFi router to a Netgear GS105 switch. Then run short cables from the switch to the nearby PC, Amp / Receiver,  BD player and TV set top box.


The Amp is a Yamaha RX-V673 and the BD player is a Yamaha BD-S673 both capable of 3D. All components are native 1080p. The PC MOBO is a XFX790i Ultra which has 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports.  The Netgear switch also supports Gigabit.  I have checked the technical data for the Yamaha stuff but no mention of Gigabit support on the Networking

outlet ports.  I don't know much about Networking stuff so this may be a daft question but should I be concerned about Gigabit support in my new equipment ?


I want to make sure I have the fastest possible download capability as I stream Internet live HDTV from the UK to the Virgin Islands.


Would appreciate any advice.


Thanks, Buster.

Edited by Busterbvi

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If the primary use is live streaming then 100Mbps vs 1000Mbps is moot unless your incoming link is > 100Mbps. If you will be doing a lot of device to device file transfers or streaming from a local LAN media server then gigabit would certainly be recommended.

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Nerm thanks for the swift reply.  I know Jack s..t about networking, can you elaborate on that a bit !!?


The ISP here in the Islands is pretty naff to say the least but we are looking forward to a new company providing much better service early next year.


I pay $75 p/m for a 1 meg package !!!!!!

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