Tired of scratching your head trying to discover an easier way to stream media to your living room? I think most of us have fallen into that category at one time or another.
According to PC World, there many be some new devices on the way that will help to make this a little simpler. Personally, I feel that one of the biggest problems facing the whole situation is DRM-protected content. Somehow everyone is going to have to find a balance or people are going to start looking for less than legal alternatives.
Carlos Perez knows a thing or two about high tech. The 37-year-old developer in Germantown, Maryland, purchased a Gateway ADC-320 Connected DVD player a month ago, hoping to use its wireless capability to stream video and audio from his PC to his living room. The promise was tantalizing: His PC would serve as a media database, feeding music and movies to his other home electronics.
Like other so-called media adapters, the Connected DVD player hooks up to stereos and TVs using standard cables, then pulls digital media off a host PC’s hard drive over a wireless network. For Perez, building a bridge between his living room electronics and a growing collection of PC-based digital media made sense.