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What’s special about the DLNA feature and how does it work?

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The Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA®) feature refers to the technology that provides home networking capability to many home audio and video devices to stream media photos, video, and audio between devices. For example, notebook computer screens and cell phone screens are too small for gathering the family to watch a home video or view vacation photos. Now there is a better way. A DLNA compliant computer can stream content across a home network to a BRAVIA® television. Servers can include Personal Computers, PlayStationz®3 consoles or compatible network attached storage (NAS). Thanks to DLNA technology, everyone can enjoy digital photos, music and video right from the comfort of the sofa. You will find the DLNA Certified logo on all kinds of new digital devices for your home and on the go TVs, Blu-ray Disc® players, computers, mobile phones, and more.

How it works:

DLNA compatible devices can be connected to a home network just like a computer, or smart phone. Once the connection is established, you can browse selected folders on your media server PC right from your TV screen and select music to listen to, or photos and videos to watch.

A file sharing application such as Windows Media® Player , VAIO® Media server software , Serviio™ DLNA Media server , or Twonky® suite provides the interface between TV and computer.

Music files are listed by title, artist, date of release, and cover art , while photos are shown as thumbnails for quick selection and videos are listed by file name. You simply scroll to the desired music, video, or photo file, and then click to play or view it.

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