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DLNA Setup on a LG TV

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DLNA

DLNA Setup on a LG TV

1) Overview
2) Terminology
3) Supported Models
4) TV Setup
5) Supported Formats

    

Overview

 

 

DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Appliance. It provides an easy way to share media on a network. DLNA requires a server and a player. In this case the player is the TV. The server is typically a PC running DLNA server software, but can be other devices. Almost any operating system can run DLNA server software.

The picture below shows an LG Network Attached Storage acting as the DLNA server.

 

Terminology

DLNA

Digital Living Network Appliance. A media sharing device that uses standard computer networking protocols.

DMS

Digital Media Server. Software or a device that can serve media files to other devices on a network.

DMP

Digital Media Player. Software or a device that can play media files from a DLNA server (DLNA-DMS).

DMC

Digital Media Controller. This is a Digital Media Server that can also "push" files to compatible devices. The server software can instruct a compatible device which media files to play.

DMR

Digital Media Renderer. This is a device that can receive commands from a Digital Media Controller. DMC compatible server software can instruct a DMR which media files to play. A DMR also features the functionality of a Digital Media Player. Current LG devices do not support this.

 

Supported Models

Below are the LG models that support DLNA as-of march 2010.

 

LG TVs model lines that are certified DLNA players (DLNA-DMP)

2010

LEX9

LE5500

LD650

PK750

 

LE9500

LE5400

LD550

PK950

 

LE8500

LE7500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

LW9800

LW5700

LV3700

PZ950

 

LK550

LW5600

LV5400

PZ750 

 

 

 

LV5500

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

LS4600

LM6700

LM8600

LM9600

 

LM6200

LM7600

LM9500

 

LG Blu-ray Disc Players that are certified DLNA players (DLNA-DMP)

 

BX580

BD550

BD650

BP320

 

BD590

BD390

BD690

BP520

 

BD570

BD670

BP220

BP620

 

And any other models with the Smart TV logo.

LG Networked Attached Storage (NAS) that are certified DLNA Servers (DLNA-DMS)

 

N2B1

N2R1

N4B2

N1T1

 

N1A1

N2A2

 

 

TV Setup

The instructions below use an LG TV that supports DLNA. Not all LG TVs support DLNA. Some LG TV menus will be slightly different than those pictured.
 

 

Once you have connected the TV to your home network, you can access any DLNA servers on the network. The TV requires no additional setup. Below is how to access the files on a DLNA server.

1) Press menu on the remote and choose My Media.

2) For this example, choose Movie.

3) The TV will automatically search and list media servers.

4) Choose the DLNA server you wish to connect to.

NOTE: In rare cases, you may have to allow the TV to access to the DLNA server. This can be done in the DLNA server's menus.

5) Choose Album or All Video. Note that in this case "album" means "collection"...It doesn't refer to a music album.

7) This will show a list of video files in the shared folder.

NOTE: If you press the up button and choose a photo or music folder you will notice none of your music or pictures show. This is because the TV is in Movie mode and will only show video files. Press the green button on the remote to change to Photo mode and the photos in the folder will be displayed (like the picture below).

 

Supported Formats

 

 

Below are the typical supported formats on LG TVs. All LG TVs that support DLNA are DivX PlusT HD certified.
 

 

Codec

File extensions (Container)

 

MPEG2

DAT, MPG, MPEG, TS, TRP, VOB, MKV, DivX, AVI

 

MPEG4

MP4, MKV, DivX, AVI

 

H.264

TS, TRP, MP4, MKV, DivX, AVI

NOTES:

  • The most common video format to use with DLNA is H.264 at 30 or 24 frames/sec.
  • LG TVs do support 1080p at 30 frames/sec, but some other devices do not.
  • Remember, even when using a supported codec, the file container and file extension must also be supported by the player.

 

 

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