Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
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The wife is gone for the weekend so I decided to finally setup my HK AVR 1700. So far this thing is pretty kick butt for $200. Besides the On Screen menu being from 1997 and a remote that is insane, everything sounds and works as described. I have a logitech remote so I'm not too concerned about the remote.
Anyway, I can't seem to get the avr 1700 to stream movies from my DLNA servers. I've search the forum briefly but haven't found any solid informationMusic streams perfectly and soundds awesome. When I try to start a movie it either doesn't do anything or just goes back to the top of the screen. I can stream movies with no problems from both media server with other devices such as Xbox 360, IPAD Mini, Windows 7 and Android phone/tablet. Both media servers have worked with anything that I have tried accept the AVR 1700.
I looked in the manual and couldn't find any specs on how the videos need to be encoded in order to work. I have movies in several different formats (mp4, avi, mkv) but none seem to work. The media servers are Synology 1812+ (pricey but highly recommended) and an old Western Digital Sharespace (not recommended at all but it mostly works).
If anyone has this working with any media server please let me know what your setup is. Any other help would be greatly appreciated. I only have until Feb 17th to take it back if there is a problem. This isn't a deal killer as I can use the Xbox 360 or build a small media center box with plex, XBMC or MythTV.