Trying to figure out the best way to access video content that I have on a windows server. So, I have a Sony Internet TV with GTV built-in, which was just upgraded to GTV2. I also have a 500GB exFAT external hard drive mounted. All is well up to that point. I loaded File Expert onto my GTV and it runs pretty well, with a few quirks that you can workaround. The SMB client in it can access the server and poke around just fine. But, when I try to run a media file... be it a movie or MP3, etc, it won't work. When I click on a video file, it tries to go to localhost:blahblah in Chrome and fails. If I copy that same file down to the GTV's internal memory, that same file plays fine in the default Media Player application. DLNA/UPNP servers on my windows 2003 server have been hit or miss, mostly miss. I've tried TVMobili to some success, but I scrapped it for some reason that I do not recall. PS3mediaserver will play MP3's well, but I have yet to have it actually play a video file. Again, if I copy that same video down locally to GTV, it plays fine. So, if I can't access things remotely, then I'd be satisfied if I could just FTP files to the external hard drive connected to the GTV. But, of course, no dice there either yet. The FTP server jails you to the "SD card" so you can't get to /mnt/<externalhdname>. Even File Expert's FTP server doesn't let you get to the external HD remotely. (In File Expert on GTV, if you're at the root of your file structure, you can hit the "Back" button on your remote a couple times and it will actually go up to the real root of the file system. You can wander around and read some system/config files, but you can't seem to edit any... like, /etc/hosts, for example.) The FTP server is next to useless for media purposes if you can only access the paltry 4GB of internal storage. Has anybody been able to access an external HD remotely? Or found an SMB client that will play media files reliably on an SMB share? My next test will be to see if something like BotSync will load on the GTV and be able to access the external HD. If so, I'll setup an SFTP server and see if I can get a directory on my server mirrored to the external HD on the GTV. Again, not ideal, but at least it saves me from copying to a thumb drive like it's 2001 instead of 2011. Intuitively, a task like this shouldn't be so difficult. Does anybody have any advice? D.