Directv Please Certify the HR20-XXX to DLNA Standards! I encourage EVERYONE to support this! It will make a standard certification for all media share equipment in our homes. We certainly want everything to play together! This will give us a common standard to look for when we are buying equipment. It will also enable users that are having problems with equipment that is certified, a path for "demand to comply" when issues are found. A lot of BIG industry leaders are jumping into this certification. That means that ALL equipment meeting this standard will be shared between each other like networked storage, DVR media share software, media stored on PC's, etc.... Please make the HR20 a DLNA certified product! http://www.dlna.org/ IMPORTANT NOTICE! Right now, there are two classes of DLNA CERTIFIED™ devices: Digital Media Servers (DMS) and Digital Media Players (DMP). Player devices (DMP) can find and play or display the content that is shared on your network by server devices (DMS). Some examples of DMP products are TV monitors, stereo systems, home theaters, printers, personal digital assistants, multimedia mobile phones, wireless monitors and game consoles. Server devices (DMS) can record and store media content, and share this on the network - where this is allowed by content protection rules. Some examples of DMS products are advanced set-top boxes, digital video recorders, PCs and laptops, stereo and home theaters with hard disk drives (for example, music servers), broadcast tuners, video and imaging capture devices such as cameras and camcorders, and multimedia mobile phones. But the DLNA guidelines are very flexible. Some devices offer rich user interfaces and some do not. With some server devices you can also manage your media collection or manage other devices on the network. Some server devices can also be player devices: a laptop can share, but also play its content. These tests take approximately 6 hours to run on a DMP device. Every time a firmware/software change is made in the area that affects the DLNA structure, certification is required to be run again. This is a cost both monetarily and time. Both are evil words to a project/product. The reason why I feel like this is important is because as the home network grows and gets more devices, refrigerator, washing machine, dryer, phone, alarm systems, home video monitoring systems, etc the more important the DLNA will become. Asking Directv to look into this is a step for in home compatibility on the network. DLNA provides the guidelines for this environment. Directv has also felt the need to look into the DLNA as a measurement or they would not be a member. It costs money to be a DLNA member and a lot of companies are joining the effort. Do I expect Directv to DLNA certify the HR20 today? NO, the HR20 media share is still in beta, they even post that claim. Do I expect Directv to become DLNA certified? I would like to see them make the effort and at least have them make a statement that the product is DLNA compliant. This would imply to me that D* ran the tests and they passed using DLNA test scripts but have not gone to the expense of sending the HR20 to the DLNA test lab. It is NOT to late for them to become certified with the network. The media share environment that is shipped today is "beta". What Do I need/want from you? Read the site information. Become informed on the network inside your home. That is YOUR domain, and can be named <your domain>, to manage, use, and secure. I encourage you to support the Poll and ask Directv to continue an effort on DLNA certification as a final step for the network environment that is being implemented. Please ask questions and I will try to get you the answers. I do have complete access to the DLNA website. Some things I cannot copy and give out. Don't vote on the Poll until you are informed!