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Audio/Video upgrade to a DLNA solution

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I currently own a Pioneer LX508D Plasma TV connected to a Sky HD box, a Panasonic E30 DVD recorder and a very old 5.1 Yamaha Integrated Amp/Speakers. I also use the Panasonic DVD recorder and the Yamaha Amp to play back my CDs.

I am looking to upgrade my DVD Recorder and Amp to a solution based on DLNA-certified systems that will allow me to:

- Listen to my CDs

- Watch my DVDs and Blu-Ray movies

- Stream downloaded music

- Stream downloaded SD video

- And most importantly, stream downloaded HD video

My starting point is the Buffalo TeraStation Live system. This is where I intend to store downloaded music, SD and HD video.

Could anyone please advise whether the Pioneer SC-LX71 (DLNA-enabled AV Reciever) and Pioneer BDP-LX71 Blu-Ray player would do to achieve those targets?

Would that system compromise the music playback quality (especially CDs)? If so, what are the DLNA-enabled systems (CD players and Integrated amplifiers) that can be added for an optimum music experience? 

Many thanks.

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Re: Audio/Video upgrade to a DLNA solution

You could go for a non DLNA amplifer (cheaper) and get another DLNA client device instead. I use the PS3. But there are others.

The PS3 would handle bluray & dvd playback. It'll also play CDs.....although not sure why you'd want to do this as I'd have thought you'd stream your audio files from your NAS.

You'll need to consider the format of the files on the NAS. DLNA client devices won't play all file formats. Are you flexible with the formats used or do you already have a vast number of CDs ripped?

I looked into ripping DVDs to my PC (not legal). It can be done.....but I don't think you get the benefit that you do with CDs. Usually you bung in a DVD and watch it for a couple of hours unlike audio tracks which take about 5 minutes each. Clearly, I deleted the trial DVD file from my HDD once I had satisfied myself that my setup could support it.

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Re: Audio/Video upgrade to a DLNA solution
PJPro:
Clearly, I deleted the trial DVD file from my HDD once I had satisfied myself that my setup could support it.



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Re: Audio/Video upgrade to a DLNA solution

Thank you PJPro for your much appreciated input.

My intention is to use the NAS to store SD and HD videos downloaded from the internet, rather than ripping DVDs.

File formats is a good point to consider. Will be doing some more researches into putting that solution in place.

Regards.