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Topic # 87242 23-Jul-2011 12:08
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Hi

I would like to know if I can stream a BluRay movie from my PC through cable ethernet to my TV, either directly to the Panasonic V20 or through a PVR, I currently have a Sony PlayTV

I am guessing it would look something like, share the BD drive, use some software to stream the data to ethernet and play on the TV?

Interested to know if this easy to do or not

Thanks
 

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  Reply # 497086 23-Jul-2011 13:22
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Due to the copy protection I'd pick the only way it would work would probably be to rip the BluRay first.



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  Reply # 497092 23-Jul-2011 13:53
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OK

So I guess that would alow me to go HDMI out for the PC and HDMI into the TV?

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  Reply # 497096 23-Jul-2011 14:02
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And even then you'd need gigabit network. With my 100mbps network, it took about 10 mins before I got a picture - but after then it did to, I can't remember if it stuttered though.




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  Reply # 497136 23-Jul-2011 17:05
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nammacdac: OK

So I guess that would alow me to go HDMI out for the PC and HDMI into the TV?

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If you can go HDMI from PC to TV that is by far the best/easiest way to do it. However you will need software to play the Bluray and Windows does not support Bluray movies natively. What OS do you have?







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  Reply # 497137 23-Jul-2011 17:07
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  Reply # 497263 24-Jul-2011 08:34
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OK great. Did your bluray drive come with any software to play bluray's with? If not you can download a trial of TotalMedia Theatre, Cyberlink Power DVD or similar.

TotalMedia Theatre

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Please be aware that in the trial there are some limitations I think on audio formats.







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  Reply # 497282 24-Jul-2011 09:15
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davidcole: And even then you'd need gigabit network. With my 100mbps network, it took about 10 mins before I got a picture - but after then it did to, I can't remember if it stuttered though.



Good point, luckily I have a gigabit network  

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  Reply # 497314 24-Jul-2011 11:14
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nammacdac:
davidcole: And even then you'd need gigabit network. With my 100mbps network, it took about 10 mins before I got a picture - but after then it did to, I can't remember if it stuttered though.



Good point, luckily I have a gigabit network  


I stream ripped BD titles with lossess audio fine through a 100Mbs connection to a Popcorn Hour.

The OP talks about having PlayTV. I guess that means he has a PS3?  If that is the case, then the content could be ripped to a drive (no getting away from that I think), and streamed to the PS3 using Tversity. The only area I am not sure about is if Tversity can stream lossless audio and more importantly, if the PS3 can play it. It certainly can't play lossless audio via the XMB.

With the NZD so strong perhaps purchase a Popcorn Hour A110 for US$199 and it can play just about anything off a networked drive.




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  Reply # 497406 24-Jul-2011 20:09
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lchiu7:
nammacdac:
davidcole: And even then you'd need gigabit network. With my 100mbps network, it took about 10 mins before I got a picture - but after then it did to, I can't remember if it stuttered though.



Good point, luckily I have a gigabit network  


I stream ripped BD titles with lossess audio fine through a 100Mbs connection to a Popcorn Hour.

The OP talks about having PlayTV. I guess that means he has a PS3?  If that is the case, then the content could be ripped to a drive (no getting away from that I think), and streamed to the PS3 using Tversity. The only area I am not sure about is if Tversity can stream lossless audio and more importantly, if the PS3 can play it. It certainly can't play lossless audio via the XMB.

With the NZD so strong perhaps purchase a Popcorn Hour A110 for US$199 and it can play just about anything off a networked drive.


Thanks for your input its good to hear some differnt ideas

Orginally my intention was to store my ripped movies on my Dell Xeon 490 which I use as my server on my network. I purchased Mezzmo as the media server to run on the Dell and this works fine, I can watch the movies from the TV with DLNA which is connected with ethernet, or I can use DLNA on the PS3 and then go through Home Theatre and back to the TV for the full 5.1

This works well with DVD as it is easy to rip, how ever I found BluRay alot more difficult to rip. This why I went down the path of PS3 and PlayTV. PS3 to play the BluRay and PlayTV to deliver FreeView. PlayTV is not delivering, I have a thread going at the moment

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=87238&page_no=1#497319

So this is why I am looking as other options of how I can get the video to the system and streaming video looks like an uncomplicated way to do this
   



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  Reply # 497425 24-Jul-2011 20:40
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Nety: OK great. Did your bluray drive come with any software to play bluray's with? If not you can download a trial of TotalMedia Theatre, Cyberlink Power DVD or similar.

TotalMedia Theatre

Cyberlink Power DVD

Please be aware that in the trial there are some limitations I think on audio formats.


Just checked the disk that came with the PlayStation PlayTV bundle and there is no software for playing on a PC, thanks for the links I will check them out 

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