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Topic # 93727 28-Nov-2011 13:31

Could anyone please tell me the best solution to connect my NAS (an LG N2A2 which is a DLNA server) to my Panasonic HD TV.  My NAS will be connected to my router but whatever plugs in to my TV will need to pull the media from my NAS wirelessly as the NAS is not near the TV. The TV doesn't have any LAN capability but it does have a spare HDMI port.  Some other Internet features would be good, but not essential as I have an Apple TV 2 (which sadly cannot talk to my NAS).

I think I may need a media server???  If so, any recommendations?  

Thanks! 

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  Reply # 550963 28-Nov-2011 13:45
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If your TV has not WiFi or LAN, then you need to get something which can play your contect and connect to your TV via HDMI.

Have you looked at Jailbreaking the AppleTV?

If not, WDTV's are only $129 and will play just about everything : http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers/storage/western-digital/wdtv-live-network-media-player-sku-29006/ but you will need to get a LAN cable to it.



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  Reply # 550983 28-Nov-2011 14:09

If I jailbreak my ATV then I think I'd need Plex, which requires a. PC runiing a Plex server? I don't want to have to switch my pc on!

Is there any other ATV-jailbreak solution?

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  Reply # 550984 28-Nov-2011 14:14
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No you can put xbmc on Apple TV, and then you'd point the video library of the xbmc install at your nas.

Or a WD TV live/popcorn hour/AC Ryan Playon could all be set up to read video files off the NAS. ignore the DLNA/uPnp - it generally garbage.




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  Reply # 551010 28-Nov-2011 15:11
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I concur re: jail breaking your Apple TV 2.
I've done it, and it sucks down the movies and music from my NAS without me having to fire up my laptop.
I've since moved to a home theatre PC of sorts instead, but I can recommend the ATV2 with XBMC happily.

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  Reply # 551025 28-Nov-2011 15:25
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Me too, there is a thread on here with more info about how to do this and some minor gotchas.

Jon



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  Reply # 551250 29-Nov-2011 03:41

Much clearer about the way forward now.  Will look forward to jailbreaking the ATV2!

Cheers chaps! 

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