Decor feature ideas include movie posters, pictures and decorating items symbolic of the favorite movie. Media Room Decor Best Practice Ideas Some of the media room decor and decorating ideas should be incorporated into the initial construction of the media room. A professional can guide home owners through the many decisions to make that will influence decor: soundproofing, desired functions and overall system performance. For sound installation, a 50/50 combination of hard and soft materials is best. Soft materials include carpet, draperies and acoustic panels. Sound quality can be poor if there is tile, hardwood or glass in the media room design. Controlling both natural and artificial lighting in a media room is essential. Contrasting dark colored walls (red, black, brown or blue) with large projection screens also work very well for home theater room designs.
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You can either open it on your router to external connections, or better yet tell your router to route traffic arriving on that port directly to the system on your network running PMS. If you have a dynamic IP address assigned by your ISP, you’ll need to grab it and jot it down. By default, your router blocks external connections to your computer on anything but default ports, like 80 (web browsing) and 443 (SSL secure web sites,) among others. You’ll need to open up 32400 to allow your phone to connect through your router and to your computer to stream media. The process varies by router, but you can head to Port Forward for detailed instructions. For extra convenience, use a service like DynDNS to give yourself a hostname that stays put even if your home IP address changes. You can run the DynDNS app on your home system like we suggest, but odds are your router already supports DynDNS, so set that up when you set up port forwarding. For added security, you can set up a username and password on each Plex Media Server on your home network in the Security tab of the PMS Settings. This way only phones with the right username and password (which you define) can connect successfully and stream your media.
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Google’s new $35 Chromecast takes a different approach. It plugs in to your TV via HDMI and connects to your Wi-Fi network. You can stream online video from your smartphone or tablet, or the Chrome browser on PC and Mac, right to the TV. That’s all fine for bringing in outside media, but what about media already in your home? You might have a collection of music that isn’t on any service. You probably have thousands of photos. Don’t forget any home videos or purchased movies you have on your hard drive.
Global Home Media Servers Industry
Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 52 companies including many key and niche players such as Apple, Inc., Autonomic Controls, Inc., Axentra Corporation, Boxee, Inc., Buffalo Technologies, CyberLink Corp., Dell Inc., DISH Network Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Kaleidescape, Inc., Logitech International S.A., Microsoft Corporation, NETGEAR, Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Performance Personal Computers, Prism Media Products Limited, Roku, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sling Media, Inc., Sony Corporation, Synology, Inc., TiVo Inc., Toshiba Corporation, VidaBox, LLC, Vizio, Inc., and Western Digital Corporation. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Home Media Servers – A Prelude II-1 Proliferation of Electronic Devices with Embedded Home Networking Technologies to Fuel Growth in Home Media Servers Market II-1 Table 1: Global Market for Internet Ready Mobile Devices (2010, 2012 & 2015) – Breakdown of Annual Sales (in US$ Million) by Product Segment – Laptop/Notebook PC, Smartphones, and Tablet PCs (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2 Table 2: World Market for Mobile Handsets by Technology -Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales Volume for 2G, 2.5G, 3G,3.5G, and 3.9G Enabled Handsets for Years 2013& 2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3 Table 3: Global Market for Smartphones: Breakdown of Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011, 2013E & 2015E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3 Rapid Growth in Home Digital Media Content – Business Case for Home Media Servers II-3 Entertainment Content Lead Smartphone Storage: A Review II-4 Rapid Growth in Home Networks Sets Perfect Platform for Growth in Home Media Servers Market II-5 Table 4: World 6-Year Perspective for Home Networks by Device Type – Percentage Breakdown of Number of Nodes of Consumer Electronics, Mobile and Portable Consumer Electronics, and Data and Communications for Years 2010, 2012, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6 China Leads the Race with Highest Number of Wired Broadband Subscriptions II-6 Table 5: World Wired (Fixed) Broadband Industry (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions for Leading 10 Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7 Table 6: World Wired (Fixed) Broadband Industry (2010):Penetration Rate (in %) for 10 Leading Countries (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-7Wireless Home Networks Only Add to Media Sharing Convenience II-7Table 7: World Wi-Fi Network Industry (2011): PenetrationRate (in %) for 10 Leading Countries (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-8Current & Future Analysis II-8Developing Markets to Lend Traction II-9From Computers to Dedicated Devices – Platform List for HomeMedia Services Continues to Expand II-9STB and CE Devices to Find Considerable Demand as Home MediaServers II-9Increased Competition among Telecom Service Providers toAccelerate STB-Media Server Deployments II-9Network Digital Video Recorders Versus Home Media Servers II-10Video Game Consoles as Media Servers II-11NAS Devices – Optimally Positioned to Serve as a Media Server II-11Cost Benefits Spur NAS Popularity II-12Declining Cost of Digital Storage Devices to Trans form HomeMedia Server into Mass Market Proposition II-12From Device Manufacturers to Television Service Providers -Entire Home Entertainment Industry Bets on Home Media Servers II-13Digital Home Entertainment Market Expected to Witness RobustGrowth – A Summary II-13 2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-14 Set-top Box Media Servers II-16 Network Attached Storage (NAS) II-16 High-end Media Servers II-17 Other Devices II-17 3. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-18ZyXEL Communications Introduces NSA300 Range of Media Servers II-18Verizon Communications Introduces Home Media Server II-18Imerge Introduces MS1-3D Home Entertainment Media Server II-18Toshiba Unveils Regza Home Media Server II-19Microsoft Unveils DSP Version of Windows Home Server 2011 inJapan II-19Viridian PC Systems Introduces VS-4HA Colorado Edition 0tbHome Server II-20Kaleidescape Launches Blu-ray Movie Server II-20Kaleidescape Introduces Cinema One DVD Server II-21NETGEAR Rolls Out ReadyNAS Ultra Plus Range of Home MediaServers II-21Mechdyne U.K.
3 simple steps to create a home media server
An 802.11ac router will be backward-compatible with older technology, so any wireless products you may already ownincluding your smartphonewill work with it, operating on the routers 802.11n network. That arrangement will remain in force even in the unlikely event that the final 802.11ac standard differs significantly from the current draft, because the 802.11n standard has been final since September 2009. I recently reviewed all five of the 802.11ac routers available on the market today. To learn more about these products, read Who Makes the Best 802.11ac Router? Note that all the router throughput numbers mentioned above are theoretical maximum rates; they dont take into account real-world factors such as protocol overhead and the clients distance from the router (throughput will drop as the client moves farther away from the router). An 802.11n router claiming a throughput of 450 mbps, for instance, typically delivers real-world throughput of between 150 and 200 mbps at close range. Likewise, an 802.11ac router will typically deliver real-world throughput of between 300 and 500 mbps under the same conditions. Buy some wireless network adapters Cost: Between $30 and $50.Pro: They’re easy to set up, and they provide the best solution for a laptop or home-theater PC.Con: Adapters designed for PCs may not work with your Blu-ray player or smart TV. The manufacturers of these products often require you to use their own brand of adapter.