05.Watching TV over your home network
Video content from the Internet is becoming an increasingly important part of our entertainment viewing mix. However most of us want to watch video in the loungeroom rather than in the study or home office. The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has been formed to help bridge the gap between content stored on a PC or home network and your regular TV. Companies supporting DLNA include Microsoft and Nokia, as well as home electronics companies such as Panasonic and Sony.
The goal of the alliance is to allow TVs and other home entertainment products to more effectively deal with content stored on a home network or streamed from the internet. Initially, those TVs that support DLNA, such as the Samsung LA37B650T1F, include a network cable (ethernet) connection, where the TV appears on the home network as a device. Future models with wireless capabilities will connect to a wireless or Wi-Fi router and play video, music and images stored on the home network or internet.