What is D-Net

Last Update date : 2012.03.08

D-Net is a hardware and data transfer protocol that lets you network up to 10 digital devices (such as digital VCRs, digital camcorders, set-top-boxes [STBs], and DVRs) to your TV using IEEE1394 connections. D-Net lets any device on the network send audio and video data to any other device on the network. D-Net also lets you control most of the devices on the network through your TV and your TV's remote control.

There are two connection options for D-Net networks:

  • You can chain devices together so they form a single series of devices. For example, you can connect an STB to your TV, and then connect a digital VCR to the STB.
  • If your TV has more than one IEEE 1394 connector, you can use your TV as a network hub. For example, you can connect an STB to your TV using one IEEE1394 connector on your TV, and then connect a digital VCR to the STB. You can then attach a DVR to the second IEEE 1394 connector on your TV, and then connect a digital camcorder to the DVR.

If you want to use D-Net to connect devices to your TV, you should be aware that D-Net currently:

  • Only supports the MPEG-2 digital video format
  • Only supports the Dolby Digital and MPEG Digital audio formats
  • Uses the Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) copy protection standard

Note: D-Net is an evolving technology. Some or all of the connectivity features of a device that you connect to your TV through an IEEE1394 port may not operate.

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