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Noisy? Really, AVfile? Maybe it's those Canadian models.

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Official 2012 Sony BDP-S790 Thread

It makes a high-pitched whine when spinning a BD at the higher speeds. It is 70% muffled behind a glass door but still audible. Better than the loud vibrations the 770 makes when it gets a BD that is not perfectly round.

Could be my unit was returned by another customer and put on Amazon by the dealer?

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Is this the last Sony player that will fully decode multichannel DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD and send it as multichannel PCM via HDMI?
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Seems there's a new firmware update that the player has detected, upgrading from the old version 497 to 510. However the Sony site doesn't list it yet so who knows what's different.
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An update after all this time? I think my head might explode.

Edit: Not B.S., my player is showing it too.
I don't dare hope that we get something comparable to the newer models, it's probably a minor bug fix.

Seriously, they stopped with the updates about the time everyone's warranty ran out.

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The one thing I would like them to fix is the DLNA mkv playback occasional crashing. However I do find that if I stop playback and then select play again every 30 minutes or so it helps a lot to minimize the crashes. Seems like some memory leak over time with only mkv files.

Still doesn't fix the loading of Kill Bill Vol.1. (Basically one needs to repeatedly press the select button while the 3 red slashes appear to have a chance of getting to the menu when you put in the disc).
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I'm sure that this has been discussed but my year old S790 will not stream Netflix anymore in 1080 HD resolution. It will ramp up through the resolution scale until it hits 720 HD, which actually looks very good and then goes to 1080 SD which isn't as sharp as the 720 HD image, I've get excellent network speed (via Comcast) and have tried the player on WiFi and direct CAT5 cable into the router but alas, 1080 SD is what Sony's Netflix app reaches and locks onto. I got a firmware update today but nothing changed.My Roku 3 does output a 1080 HD picture and, like the Sony. DD+ 5.1 sound when I run it through my AVR which I generally don't for convenience. The 790, supposedly Sony's top of the line player is clearly at fault (or its updated Netfix app is) but I haven't found any solid solutions to this problem. Anyone have any suggestions?
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I'm sure that this has been discussed but my year old S790 will not stream Netflix anymore in 1080 HD resolution. It will ramp up through the resolution scale until it hits 720 HD, which actually looks very good and then goes to 1080 SD which isn't as sharp as the 720 HD image, I've get excellent network speed (via Comcast) and have tried the player on WiFi and direct CAT5 cable into the router but alas, 1080 SD is what Sony's Netflix app reaches and locks onto. I got a firmware update today but nothing changed.My Roku 3 does output a 1080 HD picture and, like the Sony. DD+ 5.1 sound when I run it through my AVR which I generally don't for convenience. The 790, supposedly Sony's top of the line player is clearly at fault (or its updated Netfix app is) but I haven't found any solid solutions to this problem. Anyone have any suggestions?
SD in Netflix land has a completely different meaning than in the rest of the world. 1080 SD (Super Definition 5400kbps) is Netflix's highest bitrate and is nearly double that of 720 HD (3000kbps). So your results don't make any sense. Many months ago a firmware for the x90 series players actually took away the top 1080 SD rate, leaving you with a max of 1080 HD (4300kbps). So I'm glad to see that has apparently changed. What rates do you see when you play the "Example Short"?
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SD in Netflix land has a completely different meaning than in the rest of the world. 1080 SD (Super Definition 5400kbps) is Netflix's highest bitrate and is nearly double that of 720 HD (3000kbps). So your results don't make any sense. Many months ago a firmware for the x90 series players actually took away the top 1080 SD rate, leaving you with a max of 1080 HD (4300kbps). So I'm glad to see that has apparently changed. What rates do you see when you play the "Example Short"?
The clip shows 1920x1080 but the mode still says 1080 SD. On the new Netflix app, the connection rate doesn't seem to be visible. I have an S780 in the bedroom which the older Netflix app. It does show the speed and most hd clips or movies run at anywhere from 6.2 - 8.5 mbps and look to be the full 720p resolution that the S780 maxes out at for Netflix. The 1080 SD on the S790 makes no sense but there it is. It's frustrating to see this on such an advanced player.
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Still not making any sense. When you play the "Example Short" title, it shows the exact bitrate in the video itself (not a Sony info display) and will be in the range of 3000 for 720p to 4300 to 5600 for 1080 (HD or SD). 6.2-8.5 Mbps is impossible and far higher than the bitrate for 720p. Which of those numbers do you see on screen in the video itself?

Also, you aren't following what I'm saying about 1080 SD. That stands for Super Definition, not Standard Definition and is the top rate possible from Netflix. If you see that, it's not possible to do any better on any player because you're already getting the highest possible rate that Netflix provides.

Bottom line, there is nothing wrong.
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Also 1080 > 720.

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My S790 just updated as well.

My Kill Bill bluray's play fine. I don't have to push any extra buttons. Not sure what the Kill Bill thing is about.

With what's going on at Sony I was afraid after the update my S790 was going to be locked into North Korean.

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Still not making any sense. When you play the "Example Short" title, it shows the exact bitrate in the video itself (not a Sony info display) and will be in the range of 3000 for 720p to 4300 to 5600 for 1080 (HD or SD). 6.2-8.5 Mbps is impossible and far higher than the bitrate for 720p. Which of those numbers do you see on screen in the video itself?

Also, you aren't following what I'm saying about 1080 SD. That stands for Super Definition, not Standard Definition and is the top rate possible from Netflix. If you see that, it's not possible to do any better on any player because you're already getting the highest possible rate that Netflix provides.

Bottom line, there is nothing wrong.
Not entirely sure about that. I did read, in several forums, that the S790 may havc a bit rate limitation on Netflix but that the 2014 models can pump out the full 1080P image. As much as I like the 790, I moved it into another room and got an S6200 to replace it. It does indeed get full HD resolution and its newer Netflix app loads very quickly and ramps up to 1080P almost instantly. There is a discernible improvement in the Netflix PQ. It is closer to the image that my Roku 3 puts out which is definitely 1080P. The S6200 derives most of its heritage from the S790 (dual processors, 4K upscale, 2 USB ports, etc) and appears to be a worthy successor to it even if it does have that odd geometric shape.
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