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    Dnla
    I recently bought a Toshiba 46UX600U, which is DNLA compliant. I have a home network, with an iMac (running snow leopard), a Win 7 PC, and I have an iPhone.

    So Im trying to figure this out the TV is a DMR, but can the Mac be setup as a DMS? How? And can my iPhone serve as a DMC? How do I do that?

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    i assume that anyone who can help me out knows what the abbreviations mean, but here are some definitions:

    DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a standard used by manufacturers of consumer electronics to allow entertainment devices within the home to share their content with each other across a home network.

    The DLNA specification categorizes devices into four categories:

    Digital media servers (DMS)
    Digital media players (DMP)
    Digital media controllers (DMC)
    Digital media renderers (DMR)

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    Quote Originally Posted by smegolas View Post
    i assume that anyone who can help me out knows what the abbreviations mean
    Possible true.

    What device is connected directly to your TV, or are you thinking of streaming all content? I don't know what format your content is in or if it has any DRM, those factors could change things.

    I assume you're familiar with Boxee and XMBC but have discounted them (because you're not intending to connect a computer directly to your TV)?

    I know MediaTomb can transcode from Mac to a DNLA device on the fly (it's th eonly one I know of that's free) - there may be more options for Windows but I am not familiar with them, but your Windows machine might have trouble using your Mac as a server based disk.
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    a few months ago I tried to evaluate available DNLA servers running on Mac, and although there were a few available, the final conclusion was a bitter one: the idea behind DNLA is a generous one but implementation are disappointingly plagued by incompatibilities.

    since it seems there is no universal solution, I advise you to try all those you can find and see which one behaves better with your TV.

    regards,

    Liviu

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    do you have any suggestions for servers I might try out...to get me started?

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