DLNA - Any good? Any Advice?
Hope this post is in the right place to be seen by the right people - did put it in the home cinema bit but i don;t think it was in the right place - wasn;t sure what to file it under.
I'm rennovating my house and it looks like i'm going to lay some CAT5 ethernet cables in a lot of rooms. I've a Synology DS212J with all my music and MKV videos and photos.
My content comprises jpgs for photos, .mkv and .avi for videos (most .mkvs are 1080p and have a DTS soundtrack) and 320Kbps MP3s.
I'm currently wanting to purchase 2 TVs (one 40" and one 46") to which i'd like to be able to stream my videos from my NAS via wired ethernet. I know my synology has a DLNA server on it so i thought i could make use of that as long as the TVs I buy are DLNA However the more I read about DLNA the more I find its a bit of a minefield.
I was just wondering if there was anyone out there who had a similar network setup? Does it work OK?
Also, are there any other options open to me with the equipment I've got? If not, would this be a neat solution? If so, are there any particular TVs anyone can recommend which are really good at playing .mkvs over a network via DLNA?
I've posted this question here as I've had the luxury of trying to proove the concept on my Dad's Samsung TV Series 5 D TV, and it wouldn;t play ANY of my .mkv's via DLNA - .avi it coped well with though. However, put the same .mkv's on a usb flash drive and plug that directly into the back of the telly and they played a treat! Very strange...which further makes me think going down the DLNA route could lead to problems...or mybe just that samsung haven;t got this DLNA thing quite right!
hoping there's some users out there who can point me in the right direction