a random question I am interested in.
I remember when I had my 6 year old laptop, playing 720p videos (circa 4.5Gb in size) was choppy and not enjoyable.
Now I have a MBL and a Samsung smart TV which can play 1080p vidoe (circa 10Gb in size) without a problem.
The question is: who is doing the actual playing? Does the MBL simply stream the file to the Samsung TV over DNLA while the TV processes it? Or does the MBL send a video-signal to the TV over LAN and the TV simply projects the image?
I read that the MBL has a 1Ghz processor and 256Mb or RAM, hence why I think it is weird it would be able to handle 1080p video better than my old laptop (which had a 2.4Ghz dualcore + 2Gb Ram). But then again, I am sure a Samsung TV does not have very impressive sounding specs either (but maybe a dedicated chip?).
Thanks to someone who can explain this to me