Powerline tv signal disruptions
Posted on 2013-12-10
One of my clients asked for my assistance with his private home network infrastructure
I'm not sure if this subject is allowed/accepted within EE since it isn't stricto sensu an IT issue
He has connected his Orange Fiber Livebox to the home electrical outlet using a powerline adapter (200Mb/s) and he did the same at the other end, between twenty and thirty meters, with the Orange TV set-top unit.
His electrical cabling and circuit breaker panel were recently installed
When he watches TV (digital) the image or sound will freeze from time to time.
The halt lasts between one and five seconds and then all returns to normal, sometimes it can last longer.
I suggested that he try more recent powerline plugs, notably 500Mb/s, which I provided him with. Unfortunately this has solved nothing.
I connected a TP Ethernet cable between the Livebox and the TV box and now all is working perfectly, without any disruptions whatsoever.
He is adamant that his electrical installation isn't to blame, and frankly when I saw his electrical panel I didn't notice any dust.
I'm stumped, any ideas, suggestions ?