Tips For Turning Your Lounge Into A Home Media Centre

If you own a modern TV that connect to the internet, then you should make use of this feature.  When you do, you will find a whole world of options open to you to improve your viewing experience.  IPTV and on-demand video and TV are just some of the new and great ways you can e enjoy entertainment from the comfort of your favourite sofa or armchair.  Additionally, you will also be able to access your favourite social media sites and websites on the biggest screen in your house.

If you want to take advantage of the chance to have a fully functioning media centre in your front room, there are some important things you need to consider noted below.

Broadband Connection – Wired Or Wireless

Wired Connection

Most cutting edge TVs have an Ethernet pot which enables you to connect the television to your broadband router.  After you have successfully connected your television to your router, you will have to use the on-screen menus to locate the network options from the settings page.  When you find it, select wired networking and then you will be able to access the internet from your television.

Wireless Connection

More and more televisions nowadays now come with the ability to connect to a wireless network.  Although you do not have to deal with messy, tangled cables; it can be a little more complicated to set-up than a wired connection.  It is however, still worth the effort.  You will have to once again enter the settings page of your TV’s on-screen menus to locate the option for setting up a wireless network connection.  This will then display a list of the network connections available to you.  You need to select the correct network and enter the password for that network.  If you are not sure off hand what your password is, the information can usually be found on your router.

Once you have successfully used one of the above methods, you will be able to use your television in the same way you would a normal computer monitor.  You can full customise the services you want to use and can also exchange a variety of different media files including music, video and images via DLNA.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top