I loaded TVERSITY just a few hours ago. It is letting the videos play through the DLNA, but there is a noticeable change in the quality in some areas from the transcoding. I do like how it is a TON faster with moving from folder to folder as well as from picture to picture, but the series of steps to get to the area desired is a bit tedious (and the DLNA using Windows Media 11 does the same thing). For example, when I get to the main screen which shows PHOTO, MUSIC, VIDEO, & SETUP tabs, why does clicking on any of them take me to an option that has the all 3 media types to choose from. I tried clicking on all of them, and unless it is a tab that corresponds to the main option (IE: Music folder inside of the Music tab) there will not be any media there. So, why even have those tabs listed? Strange and confusing. Plus it takes several folder clicks to get to viable options in each main page tab.
What I do like about it (TVERSITY & WM 11 for that matter) is that the speed and smoothness with scrolling through pics, etc as well as going from folders and folder option is seamless. Just push a button and the option is accessed. This seems silly to say because it seems obvious that is what would happen, but with the Samsung PC Share, moving from one picture to the next or from folder options (folder, timeline, etc) is no joke, like walking through wet cement, thigh deep with lead pants. This may sound like an exaggeration but it is completely accurate. Is this my TV/Software or is this the experience for everyone? I thought it was my connections or router (even though the router sits directly below the TV and is connected with an Ethernet cable of only 2 feet in length. This was until I saw how fast WM 11 and TVERSITY ran. It is not my router or TV, it definitely is Samsung. My internet widgets run the same cement walking style. The response time is so slow with navigating them, that I never turn them on. It?s a shame because it was one of the deciding factors in purchasing this model.
Anyways, just to be straight, I am not out to bash Samsung. I love my TV. The picture is INCREDIBLE!!!!! Which is key since, above all else, it is a TV. It is just frustrating that I paid the almost $2K for it last October 31st for the extra items like internet DLNA, and on screen widgets. Only to have them be rather unusable or at least not very much so unless tweaked after countless days/weeks of research and trial and error with outside products. This is disappointing because even thought the technology is new, to plaster it in HUGE colorful ads along the TV box and stickers of these additions only to see that they work like a last minute afterthought is disappointing.
Anyways, is it just my LN46B750 TV and Samsung software faulty or is this the experience of all. And if so, I would hope that to keep product loyalty intact there would be an online fix. How difficult would it be to have software fix to keep them on par with 3rd party software or at least relatively close?
Sorry for the HUGE post, but much needed said.