TV with media connect options see video shares but no movies RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • A new generation of TV's has network cards and is able to play video's from a media share.

    I have a sony LCD that does that and also sees the home server and it's shares but unfortunately not the movies that are in the share.

    Maybe a good suggestion is to test several leading TV builders like sony with whs and make it work real easy. it should be a simple product that should work basically plug and play but it doesn't right now... and this is unfortunate.
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 8:57 AM

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  • What "standard" does the TV use for viewing media?

    If its DNLA for example, then WHS is not DNLA compliant - this may change in the future.

    Also, what format are the movies and what formats will the TV play?

    This goes back to the days of using the Xbox 360 as an extender - people had files encoded in formats that the Xbox didnt support. Check what your TV supports and see if those are the same as what you have on your WHS.

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    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 9:04 AM
  • Hi

    It is a Sony KDL-40W4500/47 and it can access DNLA servers.

    On another forum I read the following:

    WHS doensn't like the "/"in the name of this multimedia device.. renaming it should work.

    I will try this and give feedback on this!

    Thursday, July 30, 2009 8:01 PM
  • Hi,

    I think your problem is becuase whilst your TV supports DNLA it doesn't support the play back of video..  See link below this is basically the DNLA org that certify TV's and report on what they can and can't do.  The link below is for your specific tv..


    If you buy a KDL-xxW5500 or xxV5500 then this will support the play back of






    The dlna site should tell you everything you need to know.

    Saturday, August 1, 2009 2:25 PM