I've been lurking for awhile and decided the time was right to post my questions/comments.
I have 2 Vizio M3D421SR TV's that I bought on black Friday 2011.
They are internet/wireless 802.11n TV's with the VIA apps.
I have tried several of the streaming software packages out there including, PS3 media server, Universal media server, Xbox media server (XBMC), and Windows media server with sharing turned on and all virus/firewalls disabled.
None of the attempts have been successful in making a connection from my server to the TV's media widget.
According to Vizio live chat, the TV's are DLNA compliant but will not stream from an external server. However they will stream from a USB drive connected to one of the USB ports on the TV. (this does work since I have tried it)
I'm reasonably sure I'm going to have to use an external streaming renderer box such as a Roku, WDTV, Ect.... connected to one of the HDMI ports.
(unless someone knows of a way to make this model of Vizio recognize an external server)
I am not really concerned with having the best resolution since everything I watch is SD quality anyway.
Since I'm not streaming HDTV, I figure a wireless connection should suffice. (please correct me if I'm wrong)
What would be some suggestions for reasonably priced wireless streaming boxes that could access a 1TB hard drive connected to the USB port on my router. (NAS)
Thanks for any suggestions,