Sorry to be jumping in this thread but I was also having a similar kind of issue although not identical! The details of my issue are described below - any pointers/assistance shall be highly valued.
ftmb2 - What idid you eventually do to get it going?
I was also having a similar issue with my Panasonic TV’s (supposed to be DLNA certiified - model Nos. for them are TH-P50VT20A and TH-P42V20A). This was when I was trying FreeNAS on a spare PC. All my devices were able to see the FreeNAS ‘Share’ but my TV’s. I have now given up on FreeNAS and am seriously considering buying WD My Cloud (Personal) NAS. I just wanted to make sure that it would be visible to my TV before I bought it. I really don’t care if it is not visible to any of my other devices such as mobiles/tablet etc. - it must be visible to my TV’s though.
Just so that I provide you all the most relevant information to help you all to help me, this is the arrangement that i currently have :-
I have 1 modem router (in my study) and 4 switches at various places in the house.
The 2 TV’s are connected to 2 different switches in different rooms
I did try Serviio - this was installed on a Windows XP SP3 PC connected to switch other than the switch that either of the TV’s are connected to - but for some reason my TV’s didn’t see the Serviio media server. It was suggested that I should connect this PC to the same switch that the TV’s are connected to - but that wasn’t possible and the TV’s are on different floors.
Do I necessarily need to connect the WD My Cloud NAS to the modem router or can it be connected to a switch without any impact?
Is any special setting required (either on the TV or this NAS drive for it to become visible to my TV’s? I couldn’t find any settings on my TV for this!
Where do installing Twonky come in to play here - doesn’t this NAS drive come with the required media software installed on it?