Originally Posted by rovenorth
Vampidemic, thanks much for taking the time to reply! Responses like "It isn't you, it's the machine" usually make me feel at least a little better, but in this case I've got to keep trying to make it work.
Background info that I din't write previously (didn't want to muddy the issue with unnecessary detail): I'm about to get rid of the BD590. We've been overall happy with it some years, but it does not (as you may know) provide closed captions for Netflix streaming (big disappointment when I bought it). My wife is hard of hearing, getting deafer as time passes, and we stream Netflix a lot. Sooo ... I've got a BD670 on its way to our door. Not good to read you've had home network problems with that unit too!
Why the BD670? It's on Netflix's "this thing will caption" list. Also, it has component video outputs. Our "home theater" doesn't support HDMI. In a nutshell, the BD670 was therefore the best choice available. I've transferred no end of music that was stored on the BD590 hard drive to our desktop Mac in preparation for the BD670's arrival, and (as I've already written) started down the road of setting up the home network. Having music accessed by the blu-ray from the computer to the home theater is important to us, now that we'll have a blu-ray player (the BD670) with no hard drive.
Pecked away at the problem a little more last night. Looking around on the Internet, it seems an iMac with the newest operating system (Mountain Lion) going to sleep and losing home network connectivity is a common problem! This morning, I adjusted the Mac's settings to "don't go to sleep unless I tell you to do so," and so far so good. I've still got some file format troubles (the BD590 will play this format, not that format, this one, not that one) that I'm sorting through. A bit of a rat's nest!
Though I'm brand new to it, I like Plex. That stated, the user interface is confusing for me. Still working on it.
I remain interested in hearing from others who have faced iMac-Plex-LG BDxxx issues on a wireless home network!
As always, many thanks ...
For what it's worth my experience was with Serviio on Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard. I noticed in the Serviio forums that various issues reported by users were determined to be irreconcilable issues with the LG DLNA implementation by the Serviio developers responding to posts. I don't believe my issues were due to the server sleeping, but the LG definitely had troubles waking a sleeping server (my Sony players handle this just fine).
If problems persist, you may have better luck using CIFS/SMB, but I know that starting with Lion, there are a bunch of things you have to do on the OS side to get that to work since Apple removed Samba and replaced it with something different.
I still say you'll save yourself a headache by finding another device to stream to, but I can relate to your determination. I was pretty determined myself until the optical drive on my 670 started to fail just out of warranty forcing me to acquire a new player for disc playback.
It's too bad you're limited to component input on your TV. An Apple TV would likely support your music and Netflix needs well.Edited by Vampidemic - 1/23/13 at 9:58pm