I will try and make this simple as there are hundreds of posts on this and other forums contradicting each other and I am getting confused.
In essence I would like BT YouView with the entertainment pack.
I currently have Infinity 2 with speeds of 74/16. My master socket is upstairs (do not ask why the builder put it up there) where my modem and Airport Time Capsule are located. My TV is downstairs where I want to have BT TV.
It is physically impossible to have an ethernet cable go from upstairs to downstairs purely down to the layout of the new build property. There is no phone point in the living room either.
I know I can put my Time Capsule in Bridge Mode and back wire into the HH3 but can I then use powerline adapters to run from the upstairs ring to the downstairs ring and still watch the multicast channels?
I currently have a BT Youview box from Currys but fully expect a new box to be sent out by BT if I order.
Thanks in advance.
Just trying them would mean entering into a contract. If they failed to work then its money down the drain as I cant have the box anywhere else.
If upstairs and downstairs are on separate rings then it's unlikely powerlines will work
Powerlines work really well for many people, but it really depends on the wiring in your house. The only thing you can do is try, and BT don't support the use of powerlines at all for the extra channels
I think stuartrogerson's suggestion is spot on, buy the PLAs first and test them using a PC and a dsl speed checking website. If you get the full speed that your broadband is capable of then you should be fine. Just make sure you plug the PLAs where you intend to use them with the Youview box.
FWIW, I have found PLAs all but useless in my house, even the latest technology. I think their performance is very much dependent on the other things you have plugged in to the mains. I have had far more luck with the latest generation of WiFi technology.