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Note about Network Play
on 11 July 2012
This is a superb player of blurays and DVDs but I thought I would just say few things about its network / home media streaming capabilities.
In various reviews on the net they say that this player can only play a very small number of file formats over the network. While this is generally true, the player seems to have a way around it. Several people have complained that popular common file types such as MKV will not play over the network from their NAS hard drive, only via USB. It seems to be true that DLNA streaming on this is limited to mp4 and m2ts. However....
It appears that if you access your NAS drive via a different mode ("add Network Drive" as opposed to connecting through the Home Network / DLNA) it is more sucessful. When I connected to my NAS directly as a Network Drive the BDT320 could see and play all my music, photos and videos, regardless of format. So it's possible that the 320 may be able to replace your network media player after all. It should be noted that while 1080p files will steam perfectly it does struggle with 3D 1080p....this is definitely a player issue because I have other devices on my network which will wirelessly stream 3D/1080p without any problems.
Apologies if this review has been a bit technical but I hope that the sort of buyers who might use the player in this sort of way will know what I mean. I really just wanted people to know that this bluray player actually CAN function as a network media player, contrary to some of the online reviews.