+++ Home Theater Streaming from computer to TV [DLNA?]

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by onoble, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. onoble macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2007
    I am trying to figure out the best way to play videos from my computer on my TV.

    I know you can simply hook a cable from the computer to the TV, but I want the ability to play my movie/music/pic files on my computer on one of several TVs wihtout laying cables throughout my place.

    The Apple TV doesn't do this, it only let's you stream Itunes things and I download a lot of stuff.
    Similarly the Roku, doesn't allow this wireless streaming either.

    I had heard DLNA, but I'm not really sure. So I ask the minds of Mac Rumors what's the best way to accomplish the goal of throwing video from your computer wirelessly to your TV.

  2. davige macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2010
    I've used a LG BD570 BluRay player to stream from Mac or PC, NAS & AirDisk drives. Works great but it's not a slick Cover Art/Metadata type interface. Bland but effective for playing any media on the same network. Also has Netflix, Pandora, YouTube. etc.

    P.S. 2011 LG BluRays & TVs will have Plex built in for streaming but Plex requires a server app running on your computer. DLNA does not.
  3. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada

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