How cool is that?

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that we have a new stereo system since a while. I started with speakers, knowing pretty well what I wanted, and lately we also added a new receiver to drive them. It’s a network receiver, but I didn’t connect and configure its network yet – no free port on our router, and because I didn’t want to buy an additional WLAN adapter and block the receiver’s only USB port with it, there’s no network yet. Or so I thought.

Today I remembered that our TV set does in fact have network, wireless even. So on my Debian PC I installed minidlna and configured it quick & dirty like described in Linux Magazine. Then I started both the TV and the receiver, et voilĂ :


Network via TV

And that minidlna server is so slim and cool that I could even start a virtual Windows7 image which takes away half of my 8GB main memory to work on this photo, and later use RawTherapee on it, and then upload it to Flickr – all without the slightest hiccup or interruption of the music playing.

Now if that isn’t cool I don’t know what is. No more fumbling around with my small USB stick sneakernet-style…

Thanks for reading.

2 Replies to “How cool is that?”

  1. Hi Wolfgang, long time no write ;0)

    What speakers did you decide on? I’m currently in the process of revamping my HiFi, too. Going old school though, buying up some decent 80’s kit so I can get out all my compact cassettes and vinyl albums again…

    Greetings aus Melle

    1. Hi Al, nice to hear read from you!

      I went for these, but they’re about to be replaced by a newer and improved model. And the same are also available for on the floor, which would give you an even deeper bass because of the bigger volume.

      All these loudspeakers are very neutral, and win testers’ hearts right from the start. My brother still has the older and original model 360, which simply knocked us out of our chairs when we compared them to his much bigger and self-built ones.

      You can go to the maker’s and hear them, or you can order and try them for four weeks – and simply send them back if you don’t like them. Which almost never happens, except if people decide on even bigger and better ones.

      But you’re a musician, right? Go and try the active ones instead, they were even tested with very positive results from professional musicians’ magazines.

      Hope that helps,
      and cheers (thanks for commenting as well),

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