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Is there a way to make a non-DLNA Samsung television compatible with DLNA?

misterblack 113 19 August 25, 2010 at 05:57 PM
I just got the PN50B540 50" Samsung Series 5 Plasma, but it doesn't have wireless DLNA. Is there a device I can attach to the TV to give it DLNA features?

I was thinking that I'd like to stream AVI files wirelessly from my Samsung Galaxy S phone or from my laptop...

Anyone have any ideas?

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If it has a service port aka "serial port" and you can find the firmware to support it you MAYBE able to. I know alot of manufacturers were building different model numbers with same hardware but some hardware disabled via firmware.

Or I can be just speaking out of my a** here also Smilie
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Quote from amps View Post :
If it has a service port aka "serial port" and you can find the firmware to support it you MAYBE able to. I know alot of manufacturers were building different model numbers with same hardware but some hardware disabled via firmware.

Or I can be just speaking out of my a** here also Smilie
Interesting idea. Let's hope someone here can share their expertise...
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a Sony PS/3 is DLNA compatible... Much more so than Samsung's TV software. Plus it plays Netflix and Blu-rays and it will hold a zillion songs and all sorts of other cool stuff.
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Western Digital WD TV Live HD Media Player [newegg.com]

That's not necessarily the best price, or even the only option, there are many vendors competing in this space. You can even find similar features embedded in other devices, such as some more advanced blu-ray players (yes, even a PS3, although having to spend $300 or more is overkill for most ppl, esp. if you’re not interested in gaming). Whatever device you choose if up to you, but that’s how you add those capabilities.

And if you also need wireless, some players include it, others support it via a USB wireless adapter (usually a separate purchase), or worst case, if it has an Ethernet port, you can always use a wireless Ethernet bridge.
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eibgrad, as always, says the right thing. You need a media playback device for your TV. There are many solutions out there, but you have to find one that suites your needs. Personally I'm waiting for the Boxee/Dlink box to come out in October/November, which should be the first truly complete media player solution.
http://www.dlink.com/boxeebox
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