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post #571 of 578 Old 09-14-2014, 03:30 PM
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Do any of these devices have LAN/Wifi and can serve the recordings via DLNA?
That would be a fantastic feature that I would have endless use for... but I'm not holding my breath.

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You can stream recordings from the TViX 6620 to your PC if you connect to it over SMB, although the stream will stutter if you also try to watch an HD program on the TViX at the same time.
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Streaming via TabloTV

I've been streaming from the TabloTV with good results. I'm not a guru on this ( yet ), but the problem I have is finding the file. The TabloTV is :

http://192.168.1.10x:18080/pvr, where I find "x" with "fing" on my Nexus.

Once you are there, you have to know the time of the show, then add 4 hours to that ( "4" is going to depend on you using UTC - local time may be different ). If you have multiple shows recorded at the same time, you have to guess and try one. There is a bit more to all this, but I'm guessing this is enough for those interested. For others, it is probably better to wait for a TabloTV "sanctioned" method.

The people at TabloTV seem very receptive to suggestions, so there will probably be a better way for this. Or there already is, and I just don't know how to do it.

I've had this TabloTV for maybe a month or so. It was a little struggle for a while, but I've really come to appreciate it's benefits, and tolerating the few things that make it a bit annoying. This thing is really neat !

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I'm not even sure what SMB stands for, I don't think that would help

I want to put the DVR in one room (that has better antenna reception) and a small TV, then hook it into my network (there is a hub nearby or I could go wifi), and then use DLNA to my Sony BD player where the main TV is or watch on a PC in another room.

Sounds like the TViX will only work on a PC, and I don't understand what method the TabloTV is using. Is that linux?

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SMB: Server Message Block, the standard method of accessing mass storage such as HDDs over a network, supported by all modern PC OSes and several other devices. Sounds like the TabloTV streams via http, so you need something with a Web browser.

So either one would work with a PC, but I kind of doubt either would work with your Sony BD player. I could be wrong though. They're putting more and more functions into BD players.

DLNA is probably too new for most of the DVRs covered in this thread. Many don't even have Ethernet connectivity. (I suppose the DVR+ might be a possibility someday - it's fairly new, does have Ethernet, and streaming has been requested - but I'm not holding my breath.)
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As JHBrandt said, SMB is the standard way to share files over a network in the Windows world (file and printer sharing). The *nix world uses NFS (Network File System) natively, but it can also use SMB with software known as Samba. These standards are freely available and easy to implement with no extra cost to the hardware vendor.

Remember that these devices are made in Asia, and DLNA is exclusive to the United States. Most of these companies do not bother supporting proprietary American standards, because they do not care about the asinine DRM rules so prevalent in the US. Not only would DLNA certification cost money and make the DVRs more expensive, but qualifying for that certification would require them to implement DRM in their products, which is something they probably can't do, as Linux is the basis for most of these DVRs.
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It also unfortunately means that even if it is a standard file sharing method, a smart devices like a BD player would likely have no way to access it.

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That's the fault of American CE manufacturers not using open standards that already have wide compatibility. Perhaps "smart" devices aren't as smart as they purport to be.
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