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Too many LAN opportunities


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Hi everyone.
Finally!!!!- I have chosen my system and orders are in.
It will be:
60" LG60PK590 TV
Sony STR-DA2400ES AV Receiver
Sony BPD-S570 Blueray player
Humax Freeview Fox T2 HDR
Wharfedale Diamond 9 speakers (incl floor standing fronts) in a 5.1 set up.

I was happy, then checked manuals and pics of rears, only to find TV, Blueray & Humax all have LAN connections available. I have already run a LAN cable under the floor for the TV but am now confused on which others to connect and more importantly how? Thankfully I have a wireless router so that is the 570 blueray covered, as it has inbuilt WiFi. Tv via the LAN cable.

So, the question is - Will that suffice or does the Humax really need a connection. I could simply use the LAN cable ex TV for 570 updates.

Any advice gratefully received.

Thanks all.:smashin:


Why not get a cheap switch and connect them all ?


Standard Member
Hi John, thanks for a prompt reply.
Do you mean an ethernet switch? Would that be sited by the equipment- as router is other end of room, by telephone in point. Needs power too i think. Could you add a link to a sample switch please? Thanks again. getting there I think/hope!!!!


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Yes, an ethernet switch. You said you already have an ethernet cable running from your router to behind your TV/AV stuff, so plug a switch into the end of that cable, behind the TV, and connect all the devices you want to it using ethernet patch cables. You have 3 devices that have LAN connections, so a simple 5 port switch will suffice and even leave you open to another device in the future you might want to connect.

A nice simple, cheap and reliable switch would be one such as this;



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