Greetings all ...
My apologies if this topic has been covered, and thanks if you can point me in that direction. I've got a BD 590 that works nicely in all respects except for the home network.
I've owned the unit some years without problems. It plays DVDs and music CDs, the hard drive works nicely for storing music, it wirelessly streams Netflix perfectly, likewise plays YouTube videos perfectly, and so on. In just the last week, however, I have for the first time since owning it attempted to use the "home network" function in order to listen to music stored on my iMac.
Since the Nero disc that came with the BD 590 is for PCs only, I downloaded Plex to the iMac. No problem. Likewise no problem in that the BD 590 recognizes the Plex media server. Sure enough, there's my music, all seems well.
But then some number of tunes into the listening enjoyment, things inevitably go wrong.
For one (not sure about this), it seems the BD 590 goes entirely blank if the iMac goes into sleep mode. Alternatively, the music will just stop, and I'm given an error message by the BD 590; I forget exactly what it says ... something like "network congestion." Interestingly (or not?), when I go to the BD 590's list of media servers, it recognizes every dang wireless device in the house: two satellite receivers, one printer, and the iMac ... but it lists the iMac multiple times in the list of servers. What the heck??? Also, sometimes in that list of servers, Plex has disappeared though it had been there moments before.
Anyway, the good news is it's basically functioning. I have the feeling I've got settings all messed up but don't have a clue (that much is obvious, right?) how to proceed. Meantime, just for clarification, the Netflix streaming and connection to YouTube (those are the Netcast functions I use most) are perfectly fine.
Any thoughts? Mannnnnny thanks!!