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Old 03-28-2008   #7
kloneman
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Default Re: RS232? Come on!

I would prefer the Gigabit ethernet, preferably a multiple of that speed, over slower USB. The faster the transfers, the better. RS-232 is a dinosaur, and some vendors just don't get it.

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Originally Posted by jeffca View Post
RS232 and the like haven't been on Macs for years. Rather than insist that Apple add a virtually useless peripheral port, you should be berating the manufacturers of this over-priced, programable HTPC remote crapola for staying with obsolete technology.

Ethernet or USB 2 interfaces might cost about 50 cents more to implement and are way more robust methods for intersystem communication.
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