Originally Posted by arunkandra
But how about the network or media server.
If you have that set up , does it mean you would not need the USB port.In that case how would you stream the video
Also can you pls tell me various applications of the ethernet port?
The network port that is now included on both the non-Elites as well as the Elites allows you to connect to devices on your network that support DLNA, which is a collaborative CE industry standard for sharing files like music, photos, and video, and can be accessed on your panel through Pio's Home Media Gallery (HMG).
In my case I have a server set up that stores all my music, photos and video's and am therefore able to access that stuff through HMG on the panel and stream music or video's etc. I would say the music side of HMG is not bad, but find the photo viewing painfully slow in loading images. I haven't played with it much because I got fed up real fast, so there may be a way to optimize the settings that I haven't explored yet. It is however a positive step forward, integrating these types of functions directly into the panel rather than requiring a secondary media receiver for each of your displays.