New DLNA Interoperability Guidelines Will Turn Your TV Set-top Box into a Home Server

DLNA has announced that new interoperability guidelines, created in conjunction with global cable, satellite and telecommunications service providers, will allow TV set-top boxes to stream premium movies and TV shows to DLNA certified consumer electronic devices like your connected televisions, game consoles, Blu-ray disc players, tablets, and smartphones. The new technology will leverage DTCP-IP protected streaming in order to keep the link between the devices secure. In other words, at some point in the future, one will be able to find their TV set-top box listed as a home server on their network and they’ll be able to pull both live and previously recorded content to their networked devices for viewing. First to take advantage of the new guidelines will be tru2way set-top boxes from your cable provider that support tru2way’s home networking specifications. We saw a demo of this back in 2009. Surprisingly, 2011 was the stated time frame for when this technology would arrive to market.

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