Quote:FWIW, I didn't take your statements as whining--I was just trying to understand if this was fully a 790 or a server isssue.
Quote:None whatsoever. The Oppo "just works."
I've streamed to the Oppo via DLNA using Twonky and Serviio from an iMac (and MacBook Pro) although my primary server is a Synology DS212j running the included DLNA Media Server software. (The prior NAS, a ReadyNAS Duo also worked well with Twonky.) In all cases it is via a wired gigabit network. Since the Oppo natively accepts nearly every current container/codec combination (including DTS-MA and TrueHD within MKVs) there is ZERO configuration, remuxing, and/or transcoding required on the server end. In addition, SMB/CIFS network access is an a "experimental" feature with the firmware still a work in progress. Users are still having some configuration issues with SMB on their Windows 7 machines, apparently due to conflicts when Windows Live! is installed, but SMB works as advertised via the Synology Diskstation (Linux) OS.
But....the Oppo is also a $499 player. One could buy a S790 and a dedicated media player (for example: a Dune or KDLinks unit) for seamless and trouble free DLNA and still come out ahead. The S790 remains an awesome Blu Ray/DVD player, IMHO, but with room for improvement on the DLNA side.
Edited by bluechunks - 1/21/13 at 8:17am