5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2010 2:51 AM by ninnikon
AndreasvanHaren Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
I have a Samsung flat screen TV (Series 6) with cable connected internet and wireless possible internet. Is there a way to aces my Mac from the TV and get the movies and photo's streamed to my TV?

imac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2.5 gb ram
  • Gilly16 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Check into Apple TV. It can stream HD video, photos, etc.
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
    So your HDTV itself acts as a computing device? Based on reading the description, it seems like the directly networked services are fairly basic, and information-based (text) such as weather, news, etc. It doesn't play videos directly from its network connection, does it, because that would make the HDTV essentially like an iMac with a larger screen (a display with a built-in computer)?

    So for playing media such as pictures and video, I think you would have to connect it to a device that actually does the playing, like any other HDTV. You can connect your iMac to it over HDMI, and have the iMac play videos on the HDTV's screen, like it's a second display.
  • ninnikon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes you can. I have eyeconnect and the same set up as you. The ethernet cable from my router into the back of my series 6 Samsung. You can't stream (I dont think so) however you can play films from your mac direct to the TV through the network! Eyeconnect just syncs with the router over the network and then creates 4 folders on the television through the source - Music, Movies and Photos and then there is another folder you can designate. You can then use your mac as a hub for films, music and photos.
  • AndreasvanHaren Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I amusing eyeconnect as well now. I am not able to use the tv remote control though to pause, fast forward etc the movie. Also,eyeconnect disconnects sometimes and then continues with another movie.
  • ninnikon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Vuze also connects as a DNLA device? Have not tried it though although my TV can see it? I am trying really hard to find a media server/browser to stream internet to my TV and cannot find anything that works as of yet (my Tv is a Samsung - no sofrtware availale for mac yet?) I am trying MediaTomb however this is proving difficult to install. You have to download Darwin ports first - http://mediatomb.darwinports.com/. Any thoughts PEEPS!!