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DLNA in Smart TV's

by RAJGURU318 / October 3, 2012 7:51 PM PDT

Has anyone used the DLNA that comes in Smart TV's? We have got the Samsung ES8000R and LG LM6400 but have not been able to configure DLNA in either one of them? Any guidelines will be extremely helpful.

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Please be more specific about what you couldn't figure out
by Pepe7 / October 4, 2012 12:41 AM PDT
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This way we can assist properly.

In general though, DLNA, or at least how it has been implemented on HDTVs, is a joke.

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Please be more specific about what you couldn't figure out
by tarunmajumdar / October 5, 2012 6:31 PM PDT
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Re-read what I wrote
by Pepe7 / October 6, 2012 12:28 AM PDT

Basically, DLNA is a bit of a ruse. I'm guessing you haven't tried it on very many different devices/brands. If you had, you would know that the instructions as written (rather incomplete, btw) don't always lead the end user to what they expect, functionality-wise. YMMV. That's why I asked about the OP providing specifics.

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Let me rain on the DLNA parade.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 4, 2012 3:46 AM PDT
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It's really not that good. That is, there is so much content that won't play over DLNA without re-encoding and then you find no fast forward or rewind feature on some videos. I suggest you don't get excited about DLNA and give yourself time to try other DLNA servers.

The TV makers are new to the party and it shows.
Bob

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DLNA in Smart TVs
by tarunmajumdar / October 28, 2012 3:31 PM PDT
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Some of the current Smart TV brands - such as LG Smart TV - have the DLNA feature. I think it is a useful feature for those who want to share and stream media across a host of devices - at least you don't have to worry about compatibility issues. Agreed, it is not very satisfactory in implementation across the board, yet we can only reach there if we start somewhere!

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I think you are kidding yourself
by Pepe7 / October 31, 2012 1:45 AM PDT
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Re-read my comments above. If DLNA was actually implemented as it was intended, then you would be making a valid point. Right now, it's still a bit of a hot mess.

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You're kidding?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 31, 2012 1:47 AM PDT
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The DLNA looked to be a good idea but then we get it and it's pretty sloppy. A lot of files don't play, many won't fast forward or such.

My view is it's a feature that I will not pay for.
Bob

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