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How to connect to DLNA TV? (Panasonic TC-P50S30)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jaydee77ca, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. jaydee77ca

    jaydee77ca Well-Known Member
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    I have a Panasonic TCP50S30 plasma TV which supports DLNA and is connected to my home network via wired ethernet. On the Panasonic I can use it's DLNA browser to browse content on my PlayStation3 and Computer. Shouldn't I be able to send videos and photos to the TV from my Galaxy S3? When I click that TV icon in the photo or video browser it only shows my WDTV Live Player and nothing else. Has anyone been able to send content to a DLNA capable TV?


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  2. hbryder

    hbryder Android Enthusiast

    My Siii will only pick up my samsung TV and one of my pc's all on the same network, it has never recognized my panasonic.
  3. jaydee77ca

    jaydee77ca Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    If that's true then it's incredibly lame. That would mean that the GS3 is using some kind of proprietary mechanism to only connect to other Samsung devices. I can't think that it's true since it seems to be able to see my Western Digital TV media player.

    I can browse content on my GS3 from the TV if I go in to it's DLNA app and turn File Sharing on on the GS3. But I want to be able to just push from the GS3 to the TV like I can to the WDTV player.

    Has anyone else got this to work?

  4. steveu694

    steveu694 Android Enthusiast

    I can't figure it out for my Toshiba either.....
  5. darkestred

    darkestred Android Enthusiast

    What server are you using on your phone? Plex?
  6. steveu694

    steveu694 Android Enthusiast

    What's plex?
  7. darkestred

    darkestred Android Enthusiast

    Plex is a media server used for DLNA type setups but also sharing of media. You would need a server app (if even made) on your phone and hope that your Viera/Toshiba will see your phone.

    There is no way to communicate with DLNA compatible devices without a server program. On the PC (windows 7) it could be a homegroup or running WMP server service. If you don't want to use homegroups or WMP then you could go with serviio or plex or tversity etc.

    The TV needs a service/server to connect to.
  8. jaydee77ca

    jaydee77ca Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I understand what you're saying but be careful not to confuse Plex Media Server, Plex Clients, and DLNA. Newer versions of Plex Media Server support access from DLNA compatible clients but older versions didn't and Plex Media Server is really designed to be used by it's own Plex Clients which are available for mobile and other devices.

    That being said, the Galaxy S3 supports access of it's media via DLNA. You enable it by going to Settings -> More settings (Under Wireless and networks) -> Nearby devices and then turn the File sharing switch on.

    Once you do that, the phone should appear in the DLNA client on the TV. This works on my Panasonic TV. I go to the DLNA app and the phone shows up and I can browse the photos and videos on the phone and play them on the TV.

    What I'm actually trying to do is the reverse. Share from the phone to the TV by using that network icon in the Gallery. However, the only device that is listed is my WDTV Live media player, not the Panasonic TV. I'm not sure what a Samsung TV would have to support that function that my Panasonic wouldn't since it supports DLNA and that's all this is using presumably.
  9. robin_

    robin_ Member

    I turned on file sharing on the sg3, added my Panasonic s30 as an authorized device (tv has to be turned on) and was able to push pictures and video with no additional software, and no effort on the tv side.
  10. droblyer

    droblyer Well-Known Member

    Try skifta
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    Happy holidays to everyone!

    I have the new Note 2 also, and I have Serviio running on a pc dedicated to movies and music, which I stream via DLNA to my OPPO Bluray DVD player. I can stream videos from my Note 2 to the OPPO, but I can't get it to connect to the server running serviio which has all my music and movies.

    The note 2 sees the serviio, but when I try to connect, it says "contents location is unavailable, check network status and connection device". I have the firewall off and I'm inside my home network.

    I am sorely disappointed in this phone as I can barely stream audio from the web and there's no players like streamfurious that are able to handle all the different formats, and now I can't stream from the pc to the Note!!!! Grrrrr!! I wanted something to replace my phone, laptop and tablet while in the vehicle and this was the best option. I really like the screen size and battery life, but the thing is mostly incompatible with all the apps I had on my Droid Bionic.

    Why do they always have to BREAK 3 apps when they add 1 new one?

    Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions, I would be greatly appreciative of it!


  12. hal1

    hal1 Android Expert

    I don't know if this is the same thing you're talking about or something else. I use Mediasahre Lite. then again, it is a Samsung TV
  13. If you have samsung - you can use preinstalled Samsung AllShare.
  14. john_g

    john_g Android Enthusiast

    Many thanks for this suggestion. I've just installed it and it works like a charm - and it's simple and free!
  15. BynoUK

    BynoUK Android Enthusiast

    I've not installed any apps and can share media to my LG TV at the press of a button from the gallery app or the music player, the allshare play app even shares stuff over.

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