Saturday, July 19, 2008

Networked Media Tank

Our Popcorn Hour (from now on to be called the "Tank") arrived just a few days after I ordered it. I connected our router to the Tank with an Ethernet cable, and then connected the Tank to our TV with the included HDMI cable. And it worked! We were watching streaming video and viewing our Flickr photos on TV! Marvelous. But no support for Hulu yet...

Connecting the Tank was the easy part. Next I'll install a hard drive inside the Tank. But the hard part for me will be enabling file sharing on our home network so that the Tank can play media files stored on my iMac. This is something I should have done years ago.


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