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MetalGearRex668 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
I don't think designing something to compliment the Xbox One is a good idea, considering it was widely panned for the way it looked.

Yeah, but they can't change the way the Xbox looks… that's the style now and it fits in


They just have with the Xbox One S Wink

Both MS and Sony have swapped sides in regards to console design with slim models. The Xbox One S is an improvement over the original X1, while the leaked PS4 slim had absolutely no thought put into its design at all. The closest the PS4 slim is to any other audiovisual equipment would be SkyQ, but even then it's still cheap.
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Gary McEwan2,886 posts since 23 May 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
I've just found out there's releasing another Super Hub, but it's looks strikingly similar to the new STB, albeit in white.

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Virgin gave me this last week after my SuperHub 2ac died. The difference with this one is that the 2.4G and 5G networks are combined so you don't need to select either the 2.4G or 5G network from the network list like you have to do with the 2ac.
noggin11,938 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I've just found out there's releasing another Super Hub, but it's looks strikingly similar to the new STB, albeit in white.

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Virgin gave me this last week after my SuperHub 2ac died. The difference with this one is that the 2.4G and 5G networks are combined so you don't need to select either the 2.4G or 5G network from the network list like you have to do with the 2ac.


That's not always a good thing. Sometimes you want to force a device onto 5GHz to ensure it is free from interference. AIUI some ac devices these days use both bands simultaneously to generate higher throughput, and I guess you forego this if the 2.4 and 5GHz bands have different SSIDs.

(There was a long running saga with Macbook Pros and 5GHz WiFi that caused them to fall over - having dual SSIDs made life a lot easier in diagonising that was causing the issue)
Critique2,709 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East

(There was a long running saga with Macbook Pros and 5GHz WiFi that caused them to fall over - having dual SSIDs made life a lot easier in diagonising that was causing the issue)


Interesting that you say that, as last Christmas when staying with my parents I did notice that my Macbook and the Virgin hub were not co-operating to the point the internet connection was unusable for no reason, but this was the model with the 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals. I can't for the life of me remember what fixed it, but it certainly doesn't happen anymore - I Googled it at the time though and there were loads of complaints about it, but I can't remember seeing a solution.
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noggin11,938 posts since 26 Jun 2001

(There was a long running saga with Macbook Pros and 5GHz WiFi that caused them to fall over - having dual SSIDs made life a lot easier in diagonising that was causing the issue)


Interesting that you say that, as last Christmas when staying with my parents I did notice that my Macbook and the Virgin hub were not co-operating to the point the internet connection was unusable for no reason, but this was the model with the 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals. I can't for the life of me remember what fixed it, but it certainly doesn't happen anymore - I Googled it at the time though and there were loads of complaints about it, but I can't remember seeing a solution.


There was a firmware and/or OS system update on Macbooks that cured it ISTR - but the interim fix was either to switch to the 'other' band (usually 2.4GHz ISTR) or reboot the WiFi access point (in this case the SuperHub) and the Macbook.

Was very annoying...