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Topic # 93677 26-Nov-2011 17:02
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I have a Sony TV now attached to a PC and most of my movies etc are on this PC in my lounge downstairs but thinking of adding one of those new tv's that are internet ready with network connection in my lounge upstairs. The house is cabled up with a network connections in the walls in all the rooms with a router in the garage (Linksys WRP400)
now I'm not quite sure how these new Internet ready TV's work but I'm thinking connect network cable from NEW TV to wall, then will I be able to access the PC downstairs? or a NAS drive?
I got one of these NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo Gigabit RND2000 at work but find it a bit slow so not sure how movies will run off one fo these on the new TV's?
also Sony or Samsung looking at 46" LED's
thks all!

***posted in HTPC too but no response - sorry if this is naughty***

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  Reply # 550360 26-Nov-2011 17:13
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if you have a media server somewhere on the network, then your TV should be able to access it. I have PS3 media server on my PC, which my sony TV finds no problems.



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  Reply # 550365 26-Nov-2011 17:20
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not really a media server just a pc running Win 7 - would these new tv's find a NAS drive?

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  Reply # 550368 26-Nov-2011 17:24
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for media sharing DLNA is a good way to go. I have a samsung tv with DLNA in the bedroom which is nice an easy if the misses wants to watch a movie in bed as she can just use the remote. I have a media pc that everything is hosted on in the living room. The samsung tv just streams from that pc using DLNA. The main tv is just plugged in directly to the media pc and I use a wireless keyboard & mouse but that is apprently to difficult for the misses as she has to change source blah blah blah you get the picture.



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  Reply # 550370 26-Nov-2011 17:37
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ahhh so look for TV's with DLNA? won't all the new 3D internet ready ones have that?

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  Reply # 550372 26-Nov-2011 17:45
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you would also need a DLNA media server.
I have a Buffalo NAS drive that has a built in DLNA media server.
Check your specs to see if your NAS drive has this.



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  Reply # 550375 26-Nov-2011 18:04
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i checked the NAS i have
NETGEAR ReadyNAS Duo Gigabit RND2000 Diskless NAS it does have the DLNA Compatible UPnP AV  - do u have to set it up?but i find it quite slow when using it at work - router problem? am using aTP-Link TD-W8960N 300M Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem
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  Reply # 550381 26-Nov-2011 18:33
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yes, you would need to set it up - which should be as simple as starting the media server and specifying the location of the media files.
Should be a manual with your product that explains setup in detail.

Can't really comment on the speed sorry as I'm not familiar with your product. Can't imagine that it would be slow enough to cause streaming problems though. If so - then probably something wrong with your setup.

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  Reply # 550394 26-Nov-2011 19:06
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on my media pc there is a program i downloaded from the samsung site and i assume that works as as a server for the tv. When I add new files the dlna program indexes it and you can use the remote on the tv without any need to go on the actual pc itself. If you have an NAS device wih built in dlna you will be away laughing.

edit: i would hope for the price you pay for a 3d internet tv it would have dlna capability.

edit #2: Everything media wise is plugged in on my network. 720/1080 doesnt stream to well without expensive routers lol.



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  Reply # 550423 26-Nov-2011 21:09
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ahh nice i was looking at a samsung anyway but mmm not sure which router though...............

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