Every device is merging with the internet, not as one with another (e.g. PC with TV)

It is over two and half years ago when I said that the TV is merging with the internet and not merging with the PC – this is so true today with tablets and smartphones also merging with the internet – and certainly not with the PC. I commented then that  “…what is happening is that the TV is merging with the internet, not merging with the PC. Applications like BBC iPlayer are driving the whole need to connect the TV to the internet. Also, when we think of the TV in our lounge, we should think TV / Home Entertainment System rather than just TV. This means all types of media on the TV / Home Entertainment System, starting with the home/family photos, music and video, onto content with built in 5.1 surround sound like AVCHD files, and then leading to internet media and applications, “Over the Top TV” which are all coming along. Linking Home Consumer Electronics products with the service provider’s network is the way the consumer will benefit the most, so the TV needs to get connected to the Home Network and to the internet. Standards like G.hn http://www.homegridforum.org/home/ and DLNA http://www.dlna.org/ will be more increasingly talked about. This is really the thinking behind my business https://www.personalmediasolutions.co.uk/
because most UK homes still have their TV and Home Network unconnected.”

Now many more TVs are connected to the internet, but still in my business I find that too many people are still “watching BBC iPlayer (and other internet based services) on their PC or Laptop in the bedroom/study” instead of on their main high quality large flat screen TV in the comfort of their living room, enjoying programs with family/others.

Original comments: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/blogs/david-manners-semiconductor-blog/2010/03/intel-and-sony-on-doomed-attem.html

 

 

Do you need help in choosing the right TV to get connected to the internet?

 

 

Choosing the right smart internet connected TV to buy can be a fun task. However, the list of features and specifications has increased enormously over the years, which makes choosing more complex. Many years ago, beyond the size and look of a TV, there were few other things to consider. Now you have LCD, LED LCD, Plasma, Projectors, Freeview, Freeview HD, Freesat, Freesat HD , Full HD resolution, applications, internet connectivity, smartphone remote control applications etc etc. If you do wish to connect your TV to your home network and the internet, which will increasingly be more and more useful, then one thing to look out for is DLNA compatibility. Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA) began in 2003 when a collection of companies from around the world agreed that they all made better products when those products were compatible. The latest version of the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines, version 1.5, was published in March 2006, and then expanded in October 2006. These guidelines enlarge the capabilities of a DLNA-defined network to include more home and mobile devices.  To see what products are DLNA certified have a look on http://www.dlna.org/products/ If you want help with designing and installing a home media network system then contact us on https://www.personalmediasolutions.co.uk/

Buying a new TV? Do you want internet connectivity? What is DLNA?

Choosing the right TV to buy can be a fun task. However, the list of features and specifications has increased enormously over the years, which makes choosing more complex. Many years ago, beyond the size and look of a TV, there were few other things to consider. Now you have LCD, LED LCD, Plasma, Projectors, Freeview, Freeview HD, Freesat, Freesat HD , Full HD resolution, applications, internet connectivity, smartphone remote control applications etc etc. If you do wish to connect your TV to your home network and the internet, which will increasingly be more and more useful, then one thing to look out for is DLNA compatibility. Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA) began in 2003 when a collection of companies from around the world agreed that they all made better products when those products were compatible. The latest version of the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines, version 1.5, was published in March 2006, and then expanded in October 2006. These guidelines enlarge the capabilities of a DLNA-defined network to include more home and mobile devices.  To see what products are DLNA certified have a look on http://www.dlna.org/products/ If you want help with designing and installing a home media network system then contact us on https://www.personalmediasolutions.co.uk/