I was re-cabling my stereo rack and I came to the odd realization that I need a larger Ethernet switch for my media equipment; I have a 5 port D-Link GB switch and I currently have the following devices that need an Ethernet connection:
- Vista Media Center
- Popcorn Hour
- xBox 360
- HD DVD Player
- Uplink to main switch
It is just a strange feeling realizing that almost everything in my entertainment rack is Ethernet enabled. I was also considering a different receiver before I settled on my Onkyo- one that also had an Ethernet port!
Now if everything had an HDMI port for video + audio my stereo rack would be a much more organized place! (Component cables suck- they are just too fraking bulky!)