Upgrade to a media player?

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  1. bobnudd

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    Hi

    I own a Panasonic TX-L42E30B and I stream using a synology ds109 the problem I have is that the movies I stream every so often become blocky, it's as if the previous frame is still on the screen and then it showns the next one, I have tested 3 movies so far: Cars, Bolt and beauty and the beast, these are all 1080p MKV files, avatar will play then sometimes not and I cannot fast forward this movie when I does decide to play. When I stream the movies to my Dell XPS L702X it works 100%

    What I am wondering should I update to a media player to overcome this issue let the media player do the work then just output it to my TV, I was thinking of getting one that has a internal hard drive but then can't I just use the ds109 to steam to the media player then to my TV or would it be better to just stick the movies on a internal hard drive and get rid of the ds109 all together.

    Thanks

    Bob
     
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    A simple WDTV Live or DuneTV would the job, the poor image quality is likely down to the Panasonic media player who are known for having a bad player.

    You could still stream from the NAS with the media player, if you wanting something with an internal HDD option there are players like the AC Ryan PlayOnHD 2 that would also suffice.
     
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    Does WDTV / DuneTV support streaming from a NAS box?
     
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    Are you sure it's not a network issue?
     
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    yes, its their main purpose as well as playing local (or locally attached) content
     
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    It is possible but only if he's running a wireless network, Panasonic only allow DLNA media sources and Synology NAS cannot transcode video so it's either the wireless network or the Panasonic media player.

    But his PC I presume if on wireless plays the same files fine so could be the wireless in the Panasonic TV is not good enough.

    If it's ethernet network then it's the Panasonic media player likely at fault.
     
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    I ran the same files on my laptop and it's all fine, so I doubt it's a network issue, what is also strange is that the image problem always appears at the same point in the movie so I am guessing it's a problem with the TV.

    I don't use wireless, the router is 3 foot away from the TV and the DS109
     
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    I've seen similar on a Sony where the bitrate gets very high, picture breaks on, usually fast moving and / or detailed scene, running wired. TV couldn't cope basically, check the files in mediainfo and see how many reference frames they have, e.g lv 4.1 or higher?
     

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