This is an exciting new development in digital media technology which promises to simplify the process of accessing digital media resources over your home network or the internet. The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is setting the standard in digital media sharing by allowing manufacturers to produce devices which are DLNA certified. This means that they can automatically share or access resources on your network such as Network Attached Storage (NAS) or a Digital Media Player (DMP)
DLNA certified televisions allow you to play video, music and display pictures in HD from any available source. This should put an end to watching videos on a PC monitor while your TV gathers dust. It is also possible to retro fit this feature into existing sets using devices such as the HTC Media Link which will be released later this year.
One of the best features of this technology is the ability to have your DLNA certified smart phone interface with your television which enables you to display media from your phone on your large screen. You can also use your phone to control the media which is displayed on your television from any resource on your home network. The limitations of this feature are yet to be explored but the possibilities are endless.
DNLA certified network storage devices are already available, offering 2TB of storage which can be instantly accessed by any other Digital Media Player or Digital Media Controller in your home.