Originally Posted by cayers71
Question - any other hardcore DLNA streamers out there experiencing the whole-set lockup issues when streaming bluray-quality files? I haven't seen any comments on whether the .15 firmware update solves this issue in addition to solving the lip sync issue...curious to know since its a complete PITA to pull power in the middle of watching a movie.
I've started to test out the DLNA features of this set. In summary, it is pretty bad.
- It is not listed @ dlna.org as being certified. It certainly doesn't appear to be in any event
- Non-ASCII characters in Album, Artist, or Name cause the unit to produce an empty list.
- A container which returns more than 87 to 89 items results in an empty list.
- Yanking the DLNA server out from under the Vizio (e.g. changing DLNA settings) can cause the unit to crash and shutdown.
- The content returned for many albums, and now with 1.1.5 containers, is just wrong. Drilling into a Grateful Dead album, tracks from a Dido album are returned.
- The Vizio is peculiar in that it asks what media type you want (Music, Video, Photo), but then once you select any, it presents you with the DLNA server's root containers. If you pick Music or Video, you get a list view, whereas Photos gives you a larger folders view. But it will only show content of the chosen type.
- I've had the unit crash a number of times, once with a loud popping noise while trying to play a video and again after the unit was powered on.
- it is ungodly slow, taking 4-15 seconds to produce results from a drill down, and due to bugs above, often returns empty lists.
- No surprise here, but it does not play FLAC files.
- The unit tends to bounce in and out of containers sometimes when you drill into one.
- The unit does not advertise itself, so you can't push content to it (or even use Device Spy to determine what formats it supports).
Its a relatively cheap, pretty good looking TV. If you want it for DLNA, look elsewhere and don't waste your time here. I've had to work pretty hard to get my large music collection presented (by customizing the server to avoid this units pitfalls).