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I just ordered my 2nd ever television, the Samsung UN55B8000.


Currently I have a LG 42LH50 which has served me really well but I needed something bigger for my living room.


My favorite feature on the LG is it's ability to play video files that I have shared on my home network. All I have to do is put some videos (extensions like MKV, AVI, MPEG, MP4) into a folder on my desktop PC and make sure it's "Shared" on the network. After that's done, I can navigate to that folder using the built in features on the LG TV to stream the video files hosted on the PC.


Does the UN55B8000 have the same or a similar feature? I'm still unclear on how DNLA works and do not know if the above is possible on the Samsung.
 

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I just ordered my 2nd ever television, the Samsung UN55B8000.


Currently I have a LG 42LH50 which has served me really well but I needed something bigger for my living room.


My favorite feature on the LG is it's ability to play video files that I have shared on my home network. All I have to do is put some videos (extensions like MKV, AVI, MPEG, MP4) into a folder on my desktop PC and make sure it's "Shared" on the network. After that's done, I can navigate to that folder using the built in features on the LG TV to stream the video files hosted on the PC.


Does the UN55B8000 have the same or a similar feature? I'm still unclear on how DNLA works and do not know if the above is possible on the Samsung.

I just got one of the Samsung UN46B7100, and to make it possible to see video from your PC, you need to install some supplied software on your PC. Works fine. However, it does not work with certain video formats, in my case I found that .m2ts (Canon camcorder videos) do not work so I have to mess with trying to find some way to convert them.


Make sure if you get a Samsung LED TV, it has Media 2.0 - that has the view photos/video over your home network feature.
 
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