Originally Posted by sctele
Dunno if this was posted in this thread somewhere, but it turns out that the e601A3 does do DLNA.
Unfortunately, the interface kinda sucks and it seems to only playback avi files (no MKV or MP4). Still its something, no?
edit: should've read the cnet review more carefully, the reviewer actually mentions that he was able to get DLNA working. Sorry if this is common knowledge!
After some confusion when I first purchased my set in December, I was led to believe this set was NOT
DLNA compatible (perhaps it was the same Cnet article), only to find out soon after that it WAS
So then I took advantage of this feature, already having a Netgear Dual-Band Wireless Router setup to a Network, I was able to quickly add the Vizio to the mix, and now either using Windows Media Player
as a Media Server
and also the (FREE) TVersity Media Server
, I am able to conveniently save movies or videos to my computer's Library, convert them to MPEG, and watch them on the Vizio.
All I have to do is Via Button>Media>
and up pops the Computer's Library (DLNA 1
) and TVersity (DLNA 2
), and I just choose which Media Server to use.
I found that in my situation, my Vizio will NOT play .AVI
videos, so I convert them to MPEG>DVD Quality
(using the Freemake Video Converter) and they display beautifully along with great (in my case 5.1 Surround) audio.
Here's how I addressed this in this post
not too long ago.
Interesting that you state: Unfortunately, the interface kinda sucks and it seems to only playback avi files (no MKV or MP4)
, where in my case it's the opposite, where my Vizio will NOT play .avi video, so you might consider converting your videos to MPEG
for example, which for me works just great.
Gene Edited by iautotron - 8/21/13 at 1:29pm