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    Hey guys, I need something I can connect to my TV and be able to see my movie files on my pc in another room? I was wondering is there anything out there (cheap) that will work?

    thanks in advance.

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    Everyone will tell you to use Plex for this as a DNLA server on your PC which you can download for free.

    I use Mezzmo which is about £15 but I find gives me a lot more security as you can whitelist the devices allowed to use it

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    So many options. What type of files are you trying to stream? MKV, Avi, MP4 etc? Also what spec is the PC? If it's powerful Plex and a NowTV would work as it can transcode everything.

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    Popcorn hour
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    Akimba thanks for the reply, but what I am after is a device to plug into my TV so I can receive movies through my networked pc. Livesey, it is a mixture of different file types. What it is I have a Samsung led TV in the bedroom but have no way of connecting to my network and hoped I could find something to connect to it. I have tried chromecast which was rubbish I have a now tv box but can't get I to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markscott75 View Post
    Akimba thanks for the reply, but what I am after is a device to plug into my TV so I can receive movies through my networked pc. Livesey, it is a mixture of different file types. What it is I have a Samsung led TV in the bedroom but have no way of connecting to my network and hoped I could find something to connect to it. I have tried chromecast which was rubbish I have a now tv box but can't get I to work.
    You thought about a pair of homeplugs to connect your TV to your network?

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    Plex Server with a NowTV or if you want a better experience, an Android MX box with Linux MX installed.

    I'm using Plex clients at the moment on my Revo's, but likely to back to XBMC soon if Plex doesn't update anytime soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DejaVu View Post
    but likely to back to XBMC soon if Plex doesn't update anytime soon.
    Never thought I'd hear this!

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    Now TV and Plex mate. I got a Roku, Now TV and I give me son my plex login and all works as sweet as. For me it's the best thing i have come across so far.

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    Xbmc box all the way. Tried plex and hate it. You can't control the movie properly, I.e. Ffwd , rwd. Did my nut in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DejaVu View Post
    I'm using Plex clients at the moment on my Revo's, but likely to back to XBMC soon if Plex doesn't update anytime soon.
    Update to what? What's it missing that XBMC gives?

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    Does the Samsung TV have a dlna client on it? If so just get some homeplugs and plug your TV into your network and away you go. My 8 year old Samsung can play most things.

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    Hi guys, I done as dejavu suggested with nowtv and plex and it's working sweet now. Thanks for all the replies.

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    Samsung has dnla and plex available to install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerman View Post
    Update to what? What's it missing that XBMC gives?
    Stability.

    Plex server vanishing locally is mega annoying, almost as bad as her moaning about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DejaVu View Post
    Stability.

    Plex server vanishing locally is mega annoying, almost as bad as her moaning about it!

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    Ah ok, that would piss me off too. I haven't had it happen to me yet.

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    You guys with the missing Plex don't use home plugs do you? There was a bug in some of the older firmwares for lots of devices that hosed DLNA?

    I never put two and two together until it was randomly mentioned the firmware fixed DLNA and sure enough it worked ever since!

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    Hi
    Since I got my Plex server my popcorn hour C200 has not been used (about a year) and although brilliant it is now totally surplus to requirements.
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    today i took a punt on a msi u180 netbook on facebay

    50 pounds later it may not be the quickest machine in the world but it has hdmi and can play 1080 fine , xbmc can play with hardware decoding as can media player home cinema

    320 gb drive and its playing everything smoothly

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    I'll still looking for a media player that has a DVD slot.

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