Okay, we'll admit - the whole wireless home theater streaming thing just hasn't been working for us. DLNA is spotty, browsing stuff on the PS3 is laggy, and Boxee requires us to sacrifice our laptops (how are we suppose to tweet about stuff while watching stuff?). Luckily, Netgear seems to have the right idea (or at least, on paper) with their latest Wireless Home Theater Kit
. Let's have a look.
Designed to match the rest of their router line, Netgear's hi-tech kit consists of a pair of adapters – one which plugs into your router or gateway, and the other attaches to your computer, gaming console or Ethernet/WiFi-TV. Using the 5GHz band for transmission, these adapters are designed to avoid interference with other wireless gear.
Sounds a lot like that Philips Wireless HDTV Link we checked out not too long ago, no? Well, it's probably more like a wireless-N turbocharger than anything. However, we do enjoy the fact that for the Netgear Wireless Home Theater Kit, you can always purchase more adapters, allowing for readily available expandability of your turbo-charged network when needed. We'll just have to see how this bad boy performs once we get a unit in for testing.
More information can be had over at the Netgear site. Currently, no pricing has been announced.