Originally Posted by apw2607
Unfortunately this issue comes up a fair bit. It's currently a topic off discussion on the s790 forum. DLNA servers on NAS devices are often more difficult to configure for particular players but twonky is normally pretty good.
Have a look at this thread
Unless anyone here is using twonky on a NAS you probably will have better luck searching and asking in the twonky forums.
Many of us that are using DLNA with these players uses Serviio or Homestream.
Thank you so much for getting back with me. I do appreciate the info.
DLNA seems like such a GREAT idea, but man...what a pain in the a**. I have to rant...
So I bought my NAS appliance primarily for network storage, and built in web and ftp capabilities. I had never heard of DLNA, but after seeing what it was I thought what a pleasant bonus! I happened to have a few DLNA renderers and didn't even realize it. So, getting it set up, I was rather disappointed when my Samsung BD-C5500s kept disconnecting after about 2 minutes of playback. On web searching, I found others with similar issues with no resolution. I had upgraded my NAS to the latest firmware right after taking it out of the box which installed Twonky on it. During my research, I found out the firmware it came with (a few versions back) actually used an entirely different media server (Rovi, formerly macrovision). So, I downgraded the firmware, and that took care of the disconnect issue. But I lost the ability to fast forward, rewind, and PAUSE playback. I can live without FF, and RW, but no PAUSE is a deal breaker. So back to the latest firmware and Twonky, hoping one day I will see a fix. Later is when I decided to get some new players (we're also a netflix family cause I'm cheap, and I needed another Netflix player anyway). So I picked up the 590s and an LG BP-220. And of course 1 of the Sonys wouldn't play my files, but netflix worked great. The other sony WOULD play my files (the firmware was older), but Netflix didn't work. The LG worked fine with everything, but the UI is clunky and slow.
I even tried calling Sony support (if nothing else, to make them aware of the issue), and the first rep I got was a joke. CLUELESS. I hung up on them, and the 2nd I got was pretty knowledgeable, but was of the opinion the reason my files wouldn't play was because of the new copy protection introduced in the new firmware. I couldn't argue one way or another since I was unfamiliar with it (Cinavia) and called from work at the time. It wasn't until long after hanging up and researching Cinavia and testing that I realized that couldn't be the issue as my files are older than the technology. Oh well.
So tonight I went BACK to the old firmware on my NAS, and tried the Sony with the newest firmware, and voila ... EVERYTHING WORKS, including FF, RW, Pause, DLNA playback, etc. WONDERFUL, so I went ahead and update the firmware of the other Sony, and its working great too. Now the LG won't see the media server HAHA HAHAHA. This is nuts.
Anyway, the LG is going back, and I'm picking up a THIRD 590 and calling it a day (more like a week I've been at this).
In short, DLNA playback is GREAT in theory, not so much in practical use...or at least that has been my experience anyway.
-AlanEdited by FirebirdTN - 1/23/13 at 6:21pm