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Any plans for DLNA Firmware

by jukka84 / January 6, 2010 11:15 PM PST

Ok i have a LE40B658 lcd tv which is a great tv bought it Christmas day 2009. I think the only flaws with it is of course the DLNA feature, its a great idea but needs serious improving. With digital media these days being so popular the software provided for the DLNA is extremly poor especially when running windows 7.I ended up buying twonkymedia instead (offers MKV Streaming) just to be able to stream the movies from my PC.Since I thought that My TV supports MKV Files I streamed to my TV to learn that DLNA does not support MKV which is a real pain.

If Samsung want to give the most to their customers they have to bite the bullet and release firmware for it to support more files especially DTS sound codecs.Otherwise I can see other TV makers getting in first with more file support, hence more people may think twice about things. Time to Relise technology changes often and manafactures need to keep up with the times.

But thanks Samsung for a great TV otherwise, and if anybody has any News if Samsung will deal with these issues would be great to know about.

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Ask one thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2010 11:19 PM PST

Is DLNA a Samsung product? I think that's some industry consortium. Yes it is -> http://www.dlna.org/digital_living/product_types/

So if you put MKV under DLNA then you might lose your certification.

So rather than ask Samsung for this you may want to lobby the dlna.org.

Hope this helps you understand where the lines are.
Bob

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Thanks but...
by jukka84 / January 6, 2010 11:30 PM PST
In reply to: Ask one thing.

i know DLNA is not Samsung and i have had visted there site and have read future plans for DLNA support and heres what they said.
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For the future, the DLNA member companies will continue to refine and expand the DLNA defined capabilities, so that you can enjoy your digital devices and content in new and novel ways. Some future capabilities that could be possible are:

?Connect the digital devices in your automobile to your DLNA defined network ? that is a natural extension of the DLNA capabilities already defined for mobile devices so that you can enjoy your digital content literally on the road.
?Use not just the current sets of wired and wireless networking and connectivity technologies, but many other ways to network and connect to enable more use cases in more diverse environments. With the adoption of IPv6, you will be able to enjoy your personal content while outside the home just as if you were at home.
These are just examples. There will be many others. What we do know for certain is that the digital living defined by DLNA will continue to expand.
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So for me Reading that is that DLNA member companys (Samsung) also have to do something not just DLNA company.

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Let me share or tip my hand a little.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2010 1:20 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks but...

I've been at such org meetings. Not this one but one with industrial interface controllers and such. There is a lot of issues with this area and unless dlna.org makes this part of the standard any added feature means you may risk losing your DLNA cert.

I've watched many take the makers to task over MKV, OGG, and the 32 other encoding flavors of the month so step back and look at the big picture. Find the players, the orgs and how things work. This won't help you fix this today but if people lobby the makers then it's likely not to get back to the standard markers.

Bob

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