DLNA, UPnP and Media servers – Get the Most Out Of Your Devices

DLNA, UPnP and Media servers – Get the Most Out Of Your Devices

DLNA, UPnP and Media servers While many of you have heard of these new technologies we find it useful to explain them for everybody.  You may be surprised to find out that there are unused sources of multimedia entertainment in your home and you may also find new ways to interact with them. DLNA – “Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a non-profit collaborative trade organization established by Sony in June 2003, that is responsible for defining interoperability guidelines to enable sharing of digital media between consumer devices such as computers, printers, cameras, cell phones, and other multimedia devices.” “DLNA uses Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for media management, discovery and control.[4] UPnP defines the types of device that DLNA supports (“server”, “renderer”, “controller”) and the mechanisms for accessing media over a network.” UPnP – “Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices,…

Nextwave THD-1690 Set top Box – our first STB choice

Nextwave THD-1690 Set top Box – our first STB choice

Nextwave THD-1690 Set top Box – our first STB choice With 18 years of installing TVs antennas we have really seen o lot of these devices. Let see why our recommendation for Set Top boxes goes to Nextwave Digital. THD-1690 Connectivity Outputs One of the main advantages of Nextwave THD-1690 that it covers all TV connections. Old analog TVs with only SD quality will have just SCART/RCA input connector and can be connected using a simple 3 cord RCA cable (one for video and 2 for audio signal). Some TVs will have a component input. This situation is also covered; YPbPr + Audio R and Audio L output will be used. This connection is for both SD and HD sets: SD -(CVBS, YPbPr [720x576i]) High Definition – YPbPr (RCA), HDMI (HDCP compliant) 1920x1080i, 1280x720p, 720x576p   For new TV models a HDMI connection is present so all situations are covered….