I currently have a Synology DS214 which I bought MAINLY for DLNA Streaming to my devices;
(Netgear R7000 Router)
55" Samsung TV 2010 Model - Hardwired
40" Samsung Smart TV 2012 Model - Wireless 5GHz
Amazon FireTV Stick
iPad Mini, iPhone 6’s
Now these are my devices capable of DLNA (actually I dont think the FireStick does DLNA but Ill leave it listed). Prior to buying the Synology DS214 I just had two portable HDDs connected to each of my Samsung TVs and movies from the HDDs to the TV via the TV UI and it always worked like a charm. I could;
A. Play HD moves
B. Resume play if I turned off the TV
C. I could play both my MKVs and MP4s with no issues
I bought the DS214 to consolidate my drives and just have a friendly, easier experience, but it has been the farthest from that.
I can stream to my 55" TV with it being hardwired directly to my Netgear R7000 Router using the TV UI and some of my movies have audio/video sync issues, when this was NEVER the case when directly connecting a HDD with the movies to my TV. This also happens to my 40" Samsung Smart TV connected via 5GHz wireless, but its NOT all of the same movies that have the issue, which is strange. Again, if I connect the HDD to EITHER of my TVs and play the movies they are ZERO audio/video sync issues. If I play the movies with the issues on my MacBook they are fine as well.
It’s very frustrating. So I am looking at buying the WD EX2 in hopes it doesn’t suffer from the same issue. Any one have experience with this?