I am continuing to experiment with DLNA controllers, now I’m looking at the video playback options and comparing them with proprietary ecosystems. Apple has perhaps done the best job in this area with their Airplay technology, making it easy enough for the non-Geek to setup and use (that is, of course, Apple’s signature and strength).
I’m experimenting with DLNA controllers and my question really is about “proprietary vs. standards” – are there DLNA products able to accomplish what the proprietary ecosystems offers? So let’s look at the Sonos home audio system as a case for or against DLNA… Now, my Sonos is getting a bit aged – the controller looks like
If you have been following the emergence of DLNA certified or compatible equipment, there is a bit of excitement brewing. The DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) standard really seems to be getting close to delivering a new world of media integration and control. Suddenly, so many devices – specifically TVs – are supporting DLNA playback.