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How to connect an HDTV to the network to view iPlayer programmes, photos

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How to connect your TV to your home network, so you can watch programmes and view photos from the web.

QUESTION I run a home network via a BT Home Hub. Is there a device that will allow me to wirelessly connect my HDTV to the network to view BBC iPlayer programmes and digital photos stored on various PCs? John Culver

HELPROOM ANSWER Yes, there are products that have been designed specifically to perform the tasks you mention. One such option is D-Link's Boxee Box (£184 inc VAT). This will perform all the tasks you mention, although BBC iPlayer support is temporarily offline pending an update. You may also like Seagate's Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV (£99 inc VAT).

If you want full remote control of your PC via your TV, consider the PConTV from Dutchtronics. More compatible products are reviewed here.

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