Okay guys, a few more problems that I'm hoping you can help with.
First, I'm having problems playing music via the Server input/my laptop. It's strange. I open the GUI, I go to Photos, select Server, it recognizes my laptop, shows the photo folders and I can view photos. I then go to Videos, select Server, it recognizes my laptop, shows my video folders and I can watch videos. But when I go to Music and select Server, it shows my laptop but it doesn't show any of the music folders and I can't access any music as a result. This is especially strange since it worked about a month ago when I just bought this.
I have gone to Windows Media Player to ensure my library can be accessed by other devices, but nothing seems to work? Any ideas? For what it's worth, I'm able to right click on any song in WMP and select 'Play To' my 4600 and it works, so there is connectivity.
Second problem relates to sporadic network issues (not sure if it's related to the problem above). I listen to ShoutCast a lot. There have been two instances now where I go to select a station via iPod App and it says there is no connectivity. I try over and again, reboot app, try via the remote/TV, with no luck. It extends to other network applications. For instance, when I go to Photos and select Server, the ShoutCast screen will pop up (w/ no connectivity). I try the same with Videos, and the same thing happens... ShoutCast screen w/ no connectivity. I go to my laptop and it can't find the 4600... it's gone. But I can still use the iPod app to select AM/FM and listen to the radio, so maybe it's not a network issue but more of an internal software issue?
The first time this happened, my friend was over and he tried to make it work for 2 hours (he's a former NT administrator - very technical). It didn't work. I went to bed, tried it in the morning, and it worked. ?? The second time, it started working again after 15 minutes. Doing soft reboots of the receiver (holding down the power button) doesn't fix this. Any ideas? Seems like it could be a software problem but I don't see where Sony has any SW updates for this receiver. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
I appreciate any advice anyone can offer on either of these issues. I'm dreading calling Sony as my experience is that they have no clue. Plus, the last thing I want to do is send this thing in for repairs and have to hook it all up again.