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Which TV is better for Serviio DLNA compatibility?



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Post Wed May 17, 2023 5:47 am

Which TV is better for Serviio DLNA compatibility?

I'm considering purchasing a new television and have narrowed down my options to two models: the Panasonic TX-55CXW754 and the Samsung UE55JU7590TXZG. I'm specifically interested in knowing which TV is less likely to encounter problems with Serviio DLNA.

Currently, I'm using Serviio Pro 1.6 on a Server 2012R2 system. My current Samsung model, the UE37D6500, is working well with Serviio. However, I'm wondering if there are any issues with either of the new TVs, particularly when it comes to playing 1080p MKV files with DTS sound. I've heard that Panasonic TVs may have some problems with DTS audio.

If anyone has personal experience with either the Panasonic TX-55CXW754 or the Samsung UE55JU7590TXZG and can share insights regarding their compatibility and performance with Serviio DLNA, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance for any recommendations or feedback.


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Post Wed May 17, 2023 3:40 pm

Re: Which TV is better for Serviio DLNA compatibility?

I have no personal experience with a Panasonic TV for many years. I do have a Samsung JU7100 series, which is roughly the same age as the 7590 you mention. Of course, both are older sets, as I've had my JU7100 for a very long time.

All that said, I don't bother using any of my Smart TVs to access Serviio. None of them offer a pleasant user interface, and there are many features lacking from them. No TV offers faster than 100 Mbps Ethernet, which is a problem when streaming a UHD movie rip. WiFi potentially offers higher speeds, but is hit or miss about actually getting those speeds.

I use instead an external player. I use both Roku players (which also have some limitations) or the Nvidia Shield. The advantage of the Shield is that they will play virtually anything without transcoding, will display the captions from ripped DVDs and Blu Ray discs, and has an Gigabit Ethernet connection which is really good for UHD movie rips. The Shield will also bitstream all the lossless audio codecs to a compatible AVR. The Roku is more limited in audio and video codec support, so many things need transcoding. They cannot display image based captions, which all DVD and Blu Ray discs use. And they will only bitstream the basis Dolby Digital and DTS audio tracks, not the lossless versions. But the Roku is far less expensive and more readily available. I've never used them, but the Fire TV players from Amazon perform similarly to the Roku.

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