Originally Posted by Neuromancer Release date: June 10, 2011
Category: Public Beta Release
Main Version: BDP9x-50-0608
Loader Version: CN0900
Sub Version: MCU93-09-0218 (BDP-93), MCU95-08-0218 (BDP-95)
1. VUDU HD Movies is added to the "Internet" section of the Home Menu.
2. The Netflix application is upgraded to version 2.1. This upgrade allows for Canadian customers to stream Netflix and adds the "Search" function.
3. Upgrade the Blu-ray loader firmware (CN0900), which can read discs more quietly, smoothly and robustly.
4. Add a new option for "Output Volume" in the setup menu (Setup -> Audio Processing -> Output Volume). You can either enable or disable volume control for the analog audio output. When "Output Volume" is set to "Fixed", the player outputs a fixed volume level that is the same as the volume control set to 100. When Output Volume is set to Variable, the analog output volume can be controlled by the remote "VOL +/-" buttons. If you use your A/V receiver or pre-amp to control the volume, we recommend disabling the volume control on the player to avoid accidentally reducing the player's output level.
5. Add the "direct play" support for DVD-A discs. Once the disc loading is done, you can directly press the STOP followed by the PLAY buttons on the remote to start the playback. This feature is useful for customers who do not use a video monitor while playing audio discs.
6. Added ID-Tag support for APE and FLAC files. Now these formats will show Title, Artist, Album and Genre on screen when played back at the Home Menu. Embedded Album Art is also supported for FLAC files.
7. Added OGG and OGM Vorbis media support. For OGG, the channel number is limited up to 2 and the sample rate is limited up to 96KHz.
8. Improve BD-Live connectivity. For example, "MovieIQ" will now properly connect and download additional media on selected Sony Pictures Blu-rays.
9. Improve DLNA performance, which includes faster indexing and more reliable media playback, and added additional DLNA server support.
10. Improve HDMI compatibility with some A/V receivers and televisions.
11. Improve the general disc compatibility based on recent and upcoming Blu-ray releases as well as user-submitted disc samples.