I have the LN46A850. Itried seversl times to download the dlna software that was packaged with the tv. And also from the samsung web site. The program does't open at all. I also have temp wires running through my house with the hopes of seeing a glimer of this great feature that i bought. i would be happier to git the results that you have with the wireless hardware and useing the wmp format on my pc. can you elaborate on the hardware and setup that you have obtained. thanks in advance
I am new here, but I have been reading DLNA-related threads (and IR interference) for weeks now.
I got my A850 on May 9. Thanks to this Forum, by the time the TV arrived, I had all the hardware ready to go to do wireless DLNA.
I've read complaints about how the Samsung PC Share Manager software wouldn't do this, wouldn't do that, etc... So I decided to not even load it, and instead go with what I already had on my machines - Windows Media Player (WMP) 11 - both on Vista and XP PCs.
Well, I don't know what everyone is talking about here, but it worked right away. As soon as the TV was turned on, it showed up as "Unknown Device" on both PCs. I shared a few folders on both computers, and the TV listed BOTH under "Devices." The red (or was it yellow) button on the remote was used to switch between the two machine's libraries.
WMP could not (by design, I assume) share anything that was on a USB flash drive. Just couldn't - that is not Samsung's problem. I hear that PC Share Manager, in fact, *can* do that. (?) But I figured I could always just plug my USB drive into the TV directly.
External drives - yes, the same problem - no go. However, MKLINK (Vista only) worked really well!!!
One mystery though. JPEG files. For some reason, I could see the thumbnail OK, but got the "Format Unsupported" error when trying to view full-size. I think these might have been "Optimized" JPEGs created with Photoshop. Still, I would think this format would be supported, as it is supported by every browser out there.
On the Video front - it was hit or miss. I laughed, I cried...
Mastered for DVD home videos went through without a hitch. Beautiful sound, great pictures, no stutter, everything worked great. Well, that was about it. I could not play WMA files, nor AVIs, come to think of it. I didn't have time to investigate more formats.
The interface... I didn't think it was horrid. Best of all, it was very fast for me, unless you select "View All Files."
I am just happy I could connect my TV to my PCs wirelessly, and I didn't have to install any additional software (just hardware).
I'd be happy to provide more details on my setup if there is interest.