Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Francisco, Ca
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I was hoping the BDP-103 could help replace my AppleTV 2 with Firecore in accessing my Seagate BlackArmor 220 NAS via SMB. It needs to be via SMB, because apparently the DLNA on Seagate's NAS is very limited. Anyway, all was going ok with the Firecore (AppleTV) way, but it could only do 720p, it couldn't do some types of FLAC, and there were memory buffering issues. The problem I am seeing that I cant find on this thread yet is after the Oppo logs in and I try to dig down through the folders to where my files are I get the "Loading" screen and it just keeps spinning the blue lights forever. It does this every time, without fail. If I use the wrong username or password it tells me so, so I know it gets past the logging in to the NAS. Also, when it shows "loading" it becomes almost completely unresponsive. I cannot back out of it, I cannot go 'Home', I can't power it off by hitting the power button as usual. I sometimes can power it off by holding power for I am guessing 20-30 seconds.
I suspect the issues is both the Oppo and the Seagate NAS because when accessing these folders through Firecore I almost always get an error message the first time. I just became used to seeing the error message, immediately trying again and it working. I have a feeling the Oppo is getting an error the first time as well, but instead of immediately backing out and saying so it gets hung up on this eternal "loading" screen.
I've tried numerous searches in this thread and elsewhere, so forgive me if this specific issue has already been posted. I've only seen SMB issues brought up in regards to some form of Windows which doesn't apply to my case. I don't have a PC, I have a Mac, and the whole point I'm trying to do is to directly access the NAS from the Oppo without any computers turned on or present.