Originally Posted by wmarkw
I'm getting the disc error msg with my 360. I've got the player off craigs for $40 several months ago and updated the firmware, etc and it worked fine until the past 2 months. Sucks.
Originally Posted by spec1alk
I have started to get the "Cannot operate this disc" message.
Here are the errors I was getting: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1126056/sony-bdp-s360-and-bdp-s560-blu-ray-players-and-bdp-bx2/1290#post_21119467
At first it was random, and an eject and load would fix the problem. It has started to become more frequent. Some discs play the first time no problem. Others I need to eject/load a couple times (Jurassic park Trilogy disc 1, National Treasure 2). I now have a disc I have tried the eject tactic with to no avail (Legend of Zorro)..
Since you both sound like you are dealing with the same problem I wonder if you have any updates on your players / situations?
Since it's been more than half a year since I visited this thread, I was bummed I missed your postings.
Basically, I had a great BDP-S560 until I updated (believe it was from Firmware Version 008). At that point my player which never had any issues with playing DVDs or Blu-Rays began to give Invalid disc, Unknown, Cannot read disc messages on certain Blu-Ray discs. More & more & more... frequently. Ultimately, it was under warranty so I sent it off paid shipping 1 way to get it "repaired".
I do not know if it was ?dirty? or if the firmware was the problem or if that was just coincidental. When the unit was returned with a we couldn't find any problem message
- though they only tested certain Sony Blu-Ray movies none of the list of ones I sent that were "unknown" - (however I begged them to re-flash the firmware no matter what before returning the unit, which he said they did). It wasn't 100% like it was with the older firmware (still was getting a few invalid ~ Unreadables) but it was a lot better.Here are the 4 or so reasonable explanations for what may be going on:
- add making sure you turn off BDlive & Connecting to the internet, unplug the Ethernet / turn off Wi-fi (BDP-S560); =AND= Take out any USB thumb drives / storage
It was fairly simple to open up my BDP-S560 & could easily clean the lasers with compressed air, if that turns out to be your issue.
I have picked up a number of HTIB, Blu-ray players on clearance, so I stopped bothering to test new Blu-Ray discs with my BDP-S560 it's been moved to a seldom used room.
Originally Posted by Laserfan
Just in case you don't know: you can't really "try" the new firmware; you either update, or you don't, because once you update there is no going back to an older firmware.
IMO you should never update firmware unless you encounter a problem that you research & determine that the firmware update might fix it.
I was interested for a time (since the Sony Techs are able to replace, downgrade, upgrade etc. the firmware) in finding out if an end user could do this.
in the hidden service menu there is an updater option
And in the previous pages I've talked about the Service Manual for this model (on one of the E Prom chips there is a pin to reset the firmware, but I am not technical enough to understand if the Sony techs at the facility have a device they plug in, or if they short that pin to something in order to delete or force a firmware upgrade/downgrade - so I got stuck in a holding pattern (hoping that someone - can better read & understand the schematics for that chip on this unit). ---> throwing that out there if case you can help.
Originally Posted by SmartAV
I realized there was firmware version 014 just released! Has anybody any experience with that?
I am still on 008 since I have never had any issues.
Thanks for posting that. has anything changed? Have you installed that update? Since my player was not 100% the way it was with Firmware 008, I am split 60/40 on not updating vs taking the shot & burning an update CD/DVD to see if it fixes the issues. I think I will test some BRs in it for the time being and otherwise leave well enough alone.
I'm more worried these days about analog kill switches coming in to take away the tiny amount of advantage some older players like these have in being able to play 1080i via Component cables.
I tested out the last firmware (Ver 011 Firmware believe that's correct without going to look it up) with Component cables. DVD no up-convert (but that's what the original manual said as well so no surprise there), just posting it. Blu-ray did 1080i over Component:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1126056/sony-bdp-s360-and-bdp-s560-blu-ray-players-and-bdp-bx2/1290#post_21127809So if anyone has updated to Firmware Ver 14 - and can take a second to confirm what the highest COMPONENT resolution for Blu-ray discs is, that would be greatly appreciated!
Originally Posted by jwwoods
I have a Sony BDP s560 from 2009. Does it play HD on the component outputs for BR discs with digital rights management (DRM) installed? Sony rep says no at the 800 telephone number, but my projector seems to report its max resolution 720p.
Thanks, John Woods
Hey I posted this link it in a reply above but here is what I got when I tested it last year running the (then latest Firmware Version 011).
Blu-Rays Via Component were outputting @ 1080i. HOWEVER,
I have not installed or updated to Firmware Version 014 so IDK if that has an analog kill switch in it. If someone knows the answer please post (would be great to see + & - 's up installing the "update".