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