Originally Posted by Tcatman
Are there any bluray players that are DLNA renderers?
Yes. The ones that I am familiar with are made by Sony and Samsung.
I have hands-on experience with DLNA operation with a friend's Samsung Blu Ray player.
The story is that my friend had bought a higher-end Blu Ray player used, but as we were setting it up for a Hi Fi club meeting, we found that the player on hand was not operating reliably.
So being on a very short timetable, we did some quick research on the web and found that we could buy a Samsung Blu Ray player at the local Target store, which we did. I think the out-the door price was about $225 including the proprietary USB wireless LAN adapter.
One the Samsung player was working well as a music/video player we attached it to the local wireless LAN, I grabbed a laptop, downloaded the DLNA server software, loaded it, and set the wireless-attached laptop up as a DLNA music server on the wireless LAN. It worked.
Elapsed time about 2 hours including the trip to the Target store.
BTW here is Samsung's list of supported formats:
Compatible files: DLNA-supported file types and extensions are listed below.
Music - MP3 (.mp3)
Photos - JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg)
Video - MPEG1 (.mpg, .mpeg) MPEG2 (.mpg, .mpeg, .trp, .ts, .tp) DIVX (.mpg, .mpeg, .avi) MPEG4 AVC (.mpg, .mpeg)