Re: TV and DLNA
Just like XBox, infact, xbox cannot even access a SAMBA share ... you need to have a windows media system ... I obviously have one in one locked room on the other side of my flat, but my hd's are next to the TV and xbox, full of vids (mostly) and ~ 200Gb of flacs, some mp3's etc ...
Now, the fun thing is, the windows system is hooked up to my shares (wifi) and I can import the content into windows media neuter, with codecs and all that shit (I guess), leaving it on the share because the lappy does not have a big enough hd, and access the shit via media center ... but it is just stupid to have your data fly over your network multiple times ...
Thank god I have a decent Linux media center in my bd drive that I "rent" from my ISP (included in the package)
Back to the subject:
You want a decent looking laptop? you now have one brand to choose from, Apple.
No, no, no, no, no, no, Thinkpads are not nice, poorly designed (the looks part) look at a macbook pro ... HP are flogging shit that looks simlar, with cases in cheap plastic !@#$ They do not get it ... some people like nicely designed stuff, like designer sofas, tables chairs etc ... they have to look sleek, well built, durable, and can be priced anywhere.
Like cars, a Ford or Fiat might have the same number of hp, seats, doors, you name it, it will certainly not look better than a German car, I am talking of course Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes (not Opel for obvious reasons, GM) - Germans put a lot of effort into making the car look esthetic ... you might not like the looks, I do not like BMW style, but I recognize the effort that has been put into the looks ... now, some people look for the same in computing and previously would get either Sony or Apple, period - now they are stuck with Apple.
And sorry, in comparison, Thinkpads are the Fiat Multipla's.
I am talking rich people, the kind that have Porsche and/or A8 cabrios in the garage for when the sun shines ...