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Topic # 113272 11-Jan-2013 15:41 Send private message

Hi All,

I have recently discovered the joys of DLNA on my samsung smart TV, and streaming media.

I have a friend who has a Toshiba 42" 42HL800AZ (dumb TV by all accounts, no ethernet or wireless) - but the TV is plugged into a xbox which has a enternet cable to the wireless ADSL router.

I want to make the TV a bit smarter via the xbox (if possible) so they can play photos off there PC on the TV, play movies either off the PC via Xbox on TV or, off a USB stick plugged into xbox.

Can someone please advise me on the options here?

TIA

-AL

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  Reply # 743389 11-Jan-2013 16:02 Send private message

turn on DLNA on the xbox (install software updates first if needed)
http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/playto/playto-setup

then just use a "play to" app on a network connected device. one new option in windows is to use the new DivX 9 DLNA enabled player
http://www.neowin.net/news/divx-90-stream-videos-to-dlna-compatible-devices




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  Reply # 743420 11-Jan-2013 17:03 Send private message

Regs: turn on DLNA on the xbox (install software updates first if needed)
http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/playto/playto-setup

then just use a "play to" app on a network connected device. one new option in windows is to use the new DivX 9 DLNA enabled player
http://www.neowin.net/news/divx-90-stream-videos-to-dlna-compatible-devices


Thanks regs. The mates got a iphone so I am sure there is a DLNA app for that (care to reccomend one?)

If I update the Xbox will DLNA automatically installed? I just have to turn it on?

Cheers

-AL



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  Reply # 743507 11-Jan-2013 19:23 Send private message

Regs: turn on DLNA on the xbox (install software updates first if needed)
http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/playto/playto-setup

then just use a "play to" app on a network connected device. one new option in windows is to use the new DivX 9 DLNA enabled player
http://www.neowin.net/news/divx-90-stream-videos-to-dlna-compatible-devices


Whats a good play to app for PC?



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  Reply # 743522 11-Jan-2013 19:38 Send private message

Regs: turn on DLNA on the xbox (install software updates first if needed)
http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/playto/playto-setup

then just use a "play to" app on a network connected device. one new option in windows is to use the new DivX 9 DLNA enabled player
http://www.neowin.net/news/divx-90-stream-videos-to-dlna-compatible-devices


Whats a good play to app for PC?

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  Reply # 743524 11-Jan-2013 19:39 Send private message

Probably worth mentioning that with the SkyDrive app on the iPhone and on the Xbox it's now easy to sync photos and video to SkyDrive and then look at them on the TV.




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  Reply # 743829 12-Jan-2013 18:59 Send private message

not sure about iphone apps. my nokia and thc windows phones both have their own apps.

on PC you can use windows play to: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-NZ/windows7/using-the-play-to-feature-to-stream-media

or install DivX 9 and use play to from that. other options abound, i'm sure




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