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How to enjoy saved media on your entertainment system


Here’s a deceptively simple, yet amazingly powerful, way to consolidate your entertainment options. With a Network Attached Storage (NAS) Device and a media player you can access music, photos and videos from your all of your computers and the web right in your living room. Here’s how.






1. Centralise your media storage

First, you’ll need a hard drive. You can use a standard external USB hard drive or a NAS Device. A USB hard drive can be easily used by the device it’s connected to directly. A NAS gives you extra flexibility because it can be attached to your router and accessed from any PC or media player device in the house. D-Link’s DNS-320L is a fine choice for a NAS, offering exhaustive storage capacities in a convenient and compact package. Simply connect it to your network and fill it with movies, music, photos, and anything else you’d like to view on your television.

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2. Set up a wireless network

The next step of the operation is wireless. Any wireless network can send media from your NAS to your TV, but if you’re interested in high definition media, then speed, range and bandwidth are crucial. D-Link’s DIR-880L is a 802.11ac router that provides all the bandwidth you need for today’s HD movies and television programmes. With its built-in DLNA-certified Media Server, this router allows you to stream media content directly onto computers, game consoles and media players. You can even share any USB device (like a Printer or Hard Drive), courtesy of D-Link’s SharePort™ Plus technology across your network with family and friends.