- Avatar won't play
- Avatar shows red screen indicating my blu-ray player needs to be updated
- One day a Movie plays perfect, the next it suffers dropouts
- Network has been checked / changed
- Neo settings have been checked changed (ie Auto FPS, blu-ray cache, etc, etc, etc)
- I've even connected the Neo directly to my WHS.
Mount the .iso over the network to my PC using Virtual Clonedrive and my .iso's play fine including Avatar which just won't play at all on the Neo. Heck I even tried this over Wireless for the fun of it, and although there are dropouts, it at least played Avatar and the delays were very small. Over Wireless to my PC which I know will never work well. Talk about being disillusioned with the Neo!
I rip everything using AnyDVD and ImgBurn (as suggested on this forum)...
I've wasted so many hours testing, etc telling the family it will be ready soon...
This device is far from ready for prime time and all I wanted was blu-ray playback with menus...
I hate to say it, because I had such high hopes for the Neo, but if you're thinking about purchasing one, I would hold off.
I'm stubborn so I may try a few more things, but I think it's time to put it back in the box for awhile and see if (when) things might get fixed.
No matter what anyone else tells you, there ARE problems with consistency with the Neo. Do your due diligence when testing, but don't be in denial if you believe it is a problem with the Neo. If you know your setup inside and out ie network, server, traces, bandwidth being used, etc, etc, because you've been troubleshooting problems, and there are still problems, you've arrived at the point where the Neo IS the problem.
Sorry for such a negative post...
UPDATE: March 27th 2011
I have to eat some humble pie. As I stated I'm stubborn and I did go back and do some more extensive testing. Bottom line is I still have problems with Avatar (which I can live with), however, since turning on FLOW CONTROL on my switch, all of my other movies are rock solid (including Star Trek 2009).
Here's my setup:
- SMCGS24C-Smart - 24 port Gig switch (flow control now enabled on ports that connect to NeoTV and WHS (Flow Control was NOT enabled and this is what was causing the problem)
- WHS EX485 (Flow Control turned on - this is the default)
- Neo running latest .325
- I use .iso
- I rip using AnyDVD (rip to image) and ImgBurn/AnyDVD
- I have some older blu-ray Rip to folder which also work
- Pioneer VSX-520
- Samsung PN58C590 Plasma
- HDMI connectivity
- I have my audio set to Bitstream passthrough on NeoTV
- I'm not currently using AutoFPS (but will go back to that)
- Image cache set
- Blu-ray Cache not used
I am truly happy to report this update. I really want the NeoTV to work and it now is (except for Avatar)
Kudos to the developers, this thread, and StephenB who provided consistent and repeated information regarding Flow Control.