Hey all, noob here.
Ive had my 1040 for close to a year now and I've been very happy with it. I've recently had a 4 year old phone die on me (with 4 years of music on it I used to stream via bluetooth) and lost all my data. Luckily, I also scored a new to me PC and ran across an old hard drive with all my music from like 18yrs- a few years after college. Ive transfered all that stuff to the new PC, but would like to stream it through my receiver as well.
I have a home network setup, and I use my phones 4g hotspot for the internet throughout the house. Last night before I had trandered my new music over, I started playing aorund and got the reciever to see my PC. I had my PC's name listed on the receiver, and was able to access its music files (which were only the factorys "sample music". Anyways, this morning I transfered all my music and went to connect to the server through my receiver and it wouldnt connect again. AFter fighting with it about an hour, I deleted it from the receiver with hopes to start fresh. No dice. I since havent been able to do anything with the home network. I keep getting messages like "no server found" and "not in use". I've spent about two hours today with Sonys technical support, but WHEN I could understand what they were saying the keep telling me its because of my phone. It is NOT because of my phone, as it worked the night before. Those people dont seems to know a whole lot about this receiver, and to be perfect honest talking to them makes me want to curb stomp a kitten (and I love cats!).
My PC sees the receiver, as I have two icons to click on with name "723-Theater" which is what Ive labled my receiver. When clicked, one takes me to sonys sight with via IP address, and the other opens windows media player. When connecting to the network with my receiver, my PC makes noise verifying it sees it. My receiver is also verifys that it is connected to the internet. SO... My PC sees my phone (or router), reciever, and network. My phone (OR ROUTER) sees both the PC and receiver and provides the network. The receiver sees and is connected to the phone/network, but the damn thing will NO LONGER see/access my PC.
Man... my fingers hurt.
SO... if anyone could shed some light on the situation it would be greatly appreciated. I KNOW this worked before, but I am also familiar with this receivers tendancy to glitch out every once in a while. Just to say, I am currently running on HDMI 2, as 1 messed up about 2-3 months in and now blinks? Aside from that amd this current issue, I love this receiver. Ive purchased the 2 year warranty from Best Buy, and figure Ill wait until the last to switch this out with a new one
Again, thanks for any help, and reading all of my blathering.