Samsung series 6 TV (DLNA question)
Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:38 PM
Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:27 PM
You must use the ‘Samsung Wireless LAN Adapter’(WIS09ABGN) to use a wireless network.
Samsung’s Wireless LAN adapter is sold separately. The WIS09ABGN Wireless LAN adapter is offered by select retailers,
Ecommerce sites and Samsungparts.com.
To use a wireless network, your TV must be connected to a wireless IP sharer. If the wireless IP sharer supports DHCP,
your TV can use a DHCP or static IP address to connect to the wireless network.
Samsung’s Wireless LAN adapter supports IEEE 802.11A, IEEE 802.11B, IEEE 802.11G, IEEE 802.11N. When you play
DLNA video over IEEE 802.11B/G connection, the video may not be played smoothly.
It also mentions using a third party wireless bridge device plugged into the Ethernet port.
Are you able to run a network cable to the TV? Wireless performance aside that will no doubt yield the least issues.
Edited by segger, 24 June 2009 - 02:28 PM.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:51 PM
Posted 25 June 2009 - 09:03 AM
Posted 25 June 2009 - 09:31 AM
Posted 25 June 2009 - 05:57 PM
I am also really stupid to assume that by them writing "wireless DLNA all over the product" means that their product has wifi ready to go....
From my conversation with the people there today, Segger is right... it needs an adapter... I think this really stinks! Cheap laptops have wifi receivers built into them these days... Hell even my mobile phone has one! Sure I doubt my mobile can stream HD movies across the wifi but shit it has a wifi adapter! But this TV, with "wireless DLNA" written all over it does not (apparently - I am still not 100%).
The dude on the phone from 'Sales' said oh yeah if they say wireless DLNA they have wireless networking... I asked which protocol does it use because I probably need to upgrade my router to N (the kid's PC struggles for a connection even with Netgear 108 'super-g' and it's just up a short hallway)... and he said "oh that sound more like something for Tech SUpport" so i said ok so put me through to them but please while I've got you just confirm for me that this doeswifi out of the box - he said yeo it sure does so I said - are you sure it doesn't need a bridge or a dongle or adaptor or something - to which he said 'oh yeah of course you need one of those!///
Riiiight so it does NOT have wifi out of the box...unless I buy an extra box??? Like the one that has a wifi adapter in it???
Cranky cranky... I am getting this TV next week and I really want to know what i need to stream my stuff. Maybe i should get a LAN over powerline kit for it? Are they better value that updgrading the wifi?
I can get a Belkin ADLS 2+ N router-modem-USB storage device for about 220 and then I'd still need to buy the Samsung wifi dongle.... Or do you think I can use like a Netgear or Belkin or Linkseys wifi adapter on the TV?
I wish there was someone here who was already running a Sammy with DLNA.... I imagine most of the Atomicans doing any streaming at the momemnt would be using XBox or PS3....
Oh well... any advice is greatly appreciated! Sorry if i doubted you Segger!
Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:00 PM
Was led to believe from the Advertising both on the front of LCD in shop and the Samsung Website that there was no additional Dogel or equipment required.
However after 2 weeks of searching via emails to samsung at least 12 phonecalls to samsung and a visit to each major electrical retailer I still have NO IDEA. They are all hopeless especially SAMSUNG SUPPORT!!!
Here is a copy of my email to them...
((((My issue is that the LCD i purchased has advertised on the that Wireless DLNA is a feature. This does not describe anywhere on the front that additional equipment and or devices are required. From further information on your website where it states " DLNA Wireless - Enjoy multimedia that is stored on your PC, direct on your TV without the need for any cable connection. Now you can stream movies, music & pictures stored on your PC wirelessly." http://www.samsung.c...=LA40B650T1FXXY Based on this information and from futher research and information from the sales person I purchased this LCD under the impression that i didnt require any further equipment to conect to my PC and stream Videos direct. I believe the Advertising on the Front of the LCD, the box and the website is misleading.
However after 8 phone calls to your customer support, tech support plus contact with the retailer. I am still confused.
I would like this matter dealt with promptly as i have now spent over 4 hours dealing with this complaint.
I have recomended this LCD to 2 of my family members who have also purchased and are now also upset this seems not to be a feature and wish to return the Units.
Firstly I would like someone to give me the correct information.
Secondly I would like some form of compensation for this misleading information and my time spent researching this issue.
If this cant be worked out please send me a Refund Authorisation for the retailer. So i can obtain a refund.)))))
Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:00 PM
Edited by kano, 25 June 2009 - 10:04 PM.
Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:06 AM
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Posted 26 June 2009 - 01:43 PM
That is only low res Div X movies though mostly... I use TVersity which can't play my MKV files anyway so I have been playing them straight from the computer, out put to the Bravia and the amp...
To stream the HD movies we get I guess I need to see if the tv can play .mkv or not... Or I'll need to convert them I guess?
Oh and regards returning the Samsung - I wasn't questioning the justification of returning the TV / Fair Trading etc. I was just surprised that someone would pack up a TV and return it over the %100 dongle, rather than just buying the dongle. Especially when the other methods of streaming video to a TV wirelessly are all quite expensive.
I've just picked up the Belkin modem router (which again does not have gigabit networking, but I don't think I need that anyway) and I'm gonna grab the TV and dongle next week in the new fiscal year (just in case Samsung offer some kind of deal from July 1st).
Hope it all works out.
Oh can anyone suggest how to play my .mkv files on my PS3? I stream with TVersity.
Posted 26 June 2009 - 06:29 PM
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