The steam link is amazing (and so so much smaller than I expected). I recently got a 2nd TV and moved all my consoles from the main family room (i.e. wife tv watching room) to a more dedicated game room but I haven’t had a chance (or motivation really) to put in ethernet jacks in the room. When I bought the steam link I got ready to do the ethernet drops but right now I’m thinking I won’t even bother.
Even on 5Ghz I have zero lag (PC is already hardwired though). Picture looks great, haven’t noticed any hiccups at all. It almost seems pointless right now.
It’s even more impressive because I used to have a Nvidia Shield and that used to be hard wired and yet I stopped using it because some games like Rocket League had noticable lag. So somehow Valve has done an even better job than Nvidia on keeping lag down even when Nvidia was able to have GPU integration for it.
While I"m happy with that purchase I"m extremely not happy with the controller and will probably send it back for a refund. I spent a bunch of time trying it out with several games, and while I got it passable it turned into a “why bother” exercise. It has some really nice ideas but at the end of the day I’d rather just use a wireless mouse and keyboard or any of the 360/ps4/ps3 controllers I have laying around (which all seem to work natively with the link according to the nets).