Originally Posted by apw2607
File support for DLNA:
Hey guys, i'm sorry to come off as a dummy or something, but I would really appreciate if I could get a straight answer on my situation.
I have been reading hundreds of posts, and all that did was confuse me more... There is a lot of conflicting info in this thread!
I currently have 2 BDP-S590's in my home, both have 1TB HDD's on them with 100's of MKV, MP4 & AVI files, which ALL play flawlessly from the USB drives.
Yesterday I purchased a WD My Net N900 Central with a 2TB internal HDD. I was all excited to get both 590's on DLNA and 1 central HDD, but those dreams were shattered when I discovered that neither of my 590's would even SHOW the MKV files in the file menu!! The MP4's show in the file menu, but not a single one will play (corrupt or unplayable), all the AVI's all play fine.
Now, I am thinking of changing to the 5100's and this thread gives no absolution on whether that would resolve my problem, some posts say that the DLNA file compatibility is identical between the 590 and the 5100, while others show table images (above) that would suggest the 5100 WILL play MKV files via DLNA!
Will the new BDP-S5100 play my MKV files via DLNA or not???