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    Macs with no ethernet port

    I've been checking out the new MBPs and also the Airs and I've just twigged that they don't have an ethernet port. Normally this isn't a problem for me but I do occasionally stream HD films over the network to display them on my TV. As the TV out will occupy the Thunderbolt port what options are there to plug in an ethernet cable? Are there USB3 adapters to allow this?
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    Re: Macs with no ethernet port

    Apple do a USB to Ethernet adapter. Though would N wireless at close range not be good enough?

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    Re: Macs with no ethernet port

    Wireless isn't good enough for streaming video in my experience. It jerks, stutters and stops even with wireless N.
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    Re: Macs with no ethernet port

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecube View Post
    Wireless isn't good enough for streaming video in my experience. It jerks, stutters and stops even with wireless N.
    Which N though, 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz?

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    Re: Macs with no ethernet port

    The new MBP with the retina screen has 2 thunderbolt connectors.

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    Re: Macs with no ethernet port

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    The new MBP with the retina screen has 2 thunderbolt connectors.
    With lightning speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    With lightning speeds.
    Plus lightning price too

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