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It hasn't happened to me but in HDMI control there is parm for shutting off the player when the TV connected to HDMI 1 is turned off. I would set that value in the player to off. It's located under Setup->System Settings->HDMI: Linked to TV-off. Toggle the value to off and see if that stops the behavior.
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I have received about 10 messages from new owners saying how much they love their new 790s this week. I won't say which brands that some mentioned they had previously but I will say

Exactly what does this have to do with the price of tea in China??

No one refuted that the Sony was bad. Both Chris and I explicitly said we haven't tested it. What we had issue with is you saying that there is something wrong with the Oppo that can be improved upon (aside from streaming, which at the end of the day I could care less about, especially considering the overwhelming amount of devices that one can use for streaming content in HT). Subjectively I have no issue with someone saying that such and such tweak made a SUBJECTIVE improvement in their system to their tastes. But saying there is something wrong or inferior or outdated in the Oppo at this point is completely false since OBJECTIVELY you can measure for faults and there are none to be had.

Joe's reviews cater specifically to the subjective side of reviewing, and there is nothing wrong with that so long as you understand the method and the results are based on a given condition (Joe's Room) and his personal preferences. They aren't based on any objective testing that I've seen from the reviews that I've actually read on his blog. But if you are going to make claims stating that the performance of one unit is better than the other, you have to expect some reaction from folks that do objective reviews that would completely refute what you're saying. This is on par with saying that somehow the Earth is flat because when I look around it looks that way (subjective) rather than figuring out that it isn't (objective). Coarse comparitive, but similar.
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I only posted that because more and more people are sending me messages stating they agree with my findings. Sorry if it bothered you (which obviously it did). I am finishing my Review of the Darblet which I already know most videophiles will hate.

And you brought up Oppo not me. I did not even say them in my post you quoted.

Last point. So the Oppo 93 is still the one and they won't have a replacement for it ever? It can't be improved upon? It's going on two years. Something tells me even Oppo will release a better player eventually. And just because you don't care about 720p versus 1080p (Netflix) doesn't mean others don't. Hell, even my Wife wants the better Netflix when she watches her shows. Her exact words. Again like you said, personal tastes. I would not being doing the Sony 790 justice if I did not point out that pretty large difference. Isn't that being objective...

Have a nice day.
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I only posted that because more and more people are sending me messages stating they agree with my findings. Sorry if it bothered you (which obviously it did). I am finishing my Review of the Darblet which I already know most videophiles will hate.

And you brought up Oppo not me. I did not even say them in my post you quoted.

Last point. So the Oppo 93 is still the one and they won't have a replacement for it ever? It can't be improved upon? It's going on two years. Something tells me even Oppo will release a better player eventually. And just because you don't care about 720p versus 1080p (Netflix) doesn't mean others don't. Hell, even my Wife wants the better Netflix when she watches her shows. Her exact words. Again like you said, personal tastes. I would not being doing the Sony 790 justice if I did not point out that pretty large difference. Isn't that being objective...

Have a nice day.

Sorry to say but your post have opened this can of worms, because of the simple fact you challenged the reference standard ( wither its Oppo or Denon or others that meet it) and almost proclaimed the Sony as the new defacto not reference but a new reference standard If the objective reviews back up your claims as the envelope has been pushed via the Sony that's a win for all of us but if its only a matter of exaggerating or any form of alteration of the reference signal, then your assessment leads many astray as a reviewer. It would be one thing to say I like what the Sony does as far as its picture adjustment parameters but also meets the industry reference standard as well
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New firmware available today folks

M13.R.0369

Not noticed any changes.
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Guys there truly is no reason for the bickering.

While I agree with Chris & Kris on the objective measures it's very obvious that Joe did not list any actual/factual measures and as such it is his opinion in his review that model A looks/performs better than model B... it's plainly obvious to me that it is simply his opinion (no reading between the lines is required and I did not see any post that claimed the Oppo was not a reference player). AVS is full of opinions, and even much of what we consider to be AV truth is based upon particular Professionals opinions. As an example THX and ISF disagree on proper calibration procedure... gamut before grayscale or grayscale before gamut, who's correct, do we have objective measures to prove which is the 'proper' method.

If any/all reviews required objective measures to 'back-up' all comments made then any AV site would be in serious doubt as a reliable/credible source of information.

Jason
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Guys there truly is no reason for the bickering.

While I agree with Chris & Kris on the objective measures it's very obvious that Joe did not list any actual/factual measures and as such it is his opinion in his review that model A looks/performs better than model B... it's plainly obvious to me that it is simply his opinion (no reading between the lines is required and I did not see any post that claimed the Oppo was not a reference player). AVS is full of opinions, and even much of what we consider to be AV truth is based upon particular Professionals opinions. As an example THX and ISF disagree on proper calibration procedure... gamut before grayscale or grayscale before gamut, who's correct, do we have objective measures to prove which is the 'proper' method.

If any/all reviews required objective measures to 'back-up' all comments made then any AV site would be in serious doubt as a reliable/credible source of information.

Jason

I have been following thread for awhile. Great post!
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I noticed with Inception that the resume playback not working.
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I only posted that because more and more people are sending me messages stating they agree with my findings. Sorry if it bothered you (which obviously it did). I am finishing my Review of the Darblet which I already know most videophiles will hate.

And you brought up Oppo not me. I did not even say them in my post you quoted.

Last point. So the Oppo 93 is still the one and they won't have a replacement for it ever? It can't be improved upon? It's going on two years. Something tells me even Oppo will release a better player eventually. And just because you don't care about 720p versus 1080p (Netflix) doesn't mean others don't. Hell, even my Wife wants the better Netflix when she watches her shows. Her exact words. Again like you said, personal tastes. I would not being doing the Sony 790 justice if I did not point out that pretty large difference. Isn't that being objective...

Have a nice day.

Doesn't bother me at all, it just doesn't do anything to prove your point that the Oppo has something wrong with it, which is the only point I have issue with.

I am quite sure that Oppo will release a replacement to the 93 at some point. It will probably feature some different streaming options or updates to the ones it has and some other features. But the core performance of its Blu-ray playback (2D or 3D) will probably be identical as there isn't anything to fix. If it ain't broke kind of thing. I ran into this same issue with the recent Panasonic player I just reviewed. Last year's already had flawless Blu-ray playback (as good as any Oppo player) and this year's was the same. Just new extra features like different streaming and what not.

As for the Netflix, that is completely relevant. If you want a player that playback Netflix at 1080p, the Oppo is definitely not for you. But as a 2D or a 3D Blu-ray player, I would like to know where its faults lie that you say are improved upon by the Sony, other than from a subjective point of view. Had you presented it subjectively the first time around, we wouldn't even be discussing this. And on that note, this isn't something I started. You posted that the Oppo was an inferior player to the Sony in the VW1000ES thread. I have no issue with you saying the Sony is a great player, I just want to know what is wrong with the Oppo that you're saying the Sony does better that has any objective merit at all.
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If any/all reviews required objective measures to 'back-up' all comments made then any AV site would be in serious doubt as a reliable/credible source of information.

Now that you mention it........
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Doesn't bother me at all, it just doesn't do anything to prove your point that the Oppo has something wrong with it, which is the only point I have issue with.

I am quite sure that Oppo will release a replacement to the 93 at some point. It will probably feature some different streaming options or updates to the ones it has and some other features. But the core performance of its Blu-ray playback (2D or 3D) will probably be identical as there isn't anything to fix. If it ain't broke kind of thing. I ran into this same issue with the recent Panasonic player I just reviewed. Last year's already had flawless Blu-ray playback (as good as any Oppo player) and this year's was the same. Just new extra features like different streaming and what not.

As for the Netflix, that is completely relevant. If you want a player that playback Netflix at 1080p, the Oppo is definitely not for you. But as a 2D or a 3D Blu-ray player, I would like to know where its faults lie that you say are improved upon by the Sony, other than from a subjective point of view. Had you presented it subjectively the first time around, we wouldn't even be discussing this. And on that note, this isn't something I started. You posted that the Oppo was an inferior player to the Sony in the VW1000ES thread. I have no issue with you saying the Sony is a great player, I just want to know what is wrong with the Oppo that you're saying the Sony does better that has any objective merit at all.

I have never said the Oppo was a bad player. Not even close. I just prefer the 790 over it with its image enhancements. Especially with 3D. You can do more to the image which I find (as well as others) to make the image pop more. Motion is improved as well with 3D and Sony's motion enhancement. I Reviewed the Oppo 93 almost 2 years ago and was very favorable of it.

http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-b...93-Review.aspx

Just so happens about two years later I like the Sony 790 somewhat better. Not just the 1080p versus 720p Netflix which is a big difference on larger screens. I also prefer it with Blu ray 2D and 3D. Just my taste.

Have you even checked out the 790 yet? Then why are you still using the same debate points as last week?
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Guys there truly is no reason for the bickering.

While I agree with Chris & Kris on the objective measures it's very obvious that Joe did not list any actual/factual measures and as such it is his opinion in his review that model A looks/performs better than model B... it's plainly obvious to me that it is simply his opinion (no reading between the lines is required and I did not see any post that claimed the Oppo was not a reference player). AVS is full of opinions, and even much of what we consider to be AV truth is based upon particular Professionals opinions. As an example THX and ISF disagree on proper calibration procedure... gamut before grayscale or grayscale before gamut, who's correct, do we have objective measures to prove which is the 'proper' method.

If any/all reviews required objective measures to 'back-up' all comments made then any AV site would be in serious doubt as a reliable/credible source of information.

Jason

Perfect.
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Now that you mention it........

Oh come on Kris, every opinion has value and I have valued yours for years even without any objective measure.

Jason
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I noticed with Inception that the resume playback not working.

The BD disk (i'm assuming you're referring to BD) itself needs to support resume. Do you know if it supports resume on other BD players?
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Oh come on Kris, every opinion has value and I have valued yours for years even without any objective measure.

Jason


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The BD disk (i'm assuming you're referring to BD) itself needs to support resume. Do you know if it supports resume on other BD players?

Yes! This BD does have resume playback. I also checked Sucker Punch. This might be WB titles only.
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Certainly, no matter if it is right or wrong every opinion can have value to someone and to think otherwise is an illogical approach seeing how the 'right or wrong' can often be based upon an opinion.

Jason
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I noticed with Inception that the resume playback not working.

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The BD disk (i'm assuming you're referring to BD) itself needs to support resume. Do you know if it supports resume on other BD players?

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Yes! This BD does have resume playback. I also checked Sucker Punch. This might be WB titles only.

+1

Resume playback for "Inception" works fine on my BDP-S770.
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Oh come on Kris, every opinion has value and I have valued yours for years even without any objective measure.

Jason

That was your first mistake!
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Well just got one from JR and hooked it up and I'm switching back and forth between an older LG streaming Vudu HDX and this new Sony and I really think the Sony is noticeably softer. Whereas film grain is visible on the LG it is not on the Sony. Oh what a disappointment after reading all these pages here.
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That was your first mistake!

LOL, nice one!

Jason
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Certainly, no matter if it is right or wrong every opinion can have value to someone and to think otherwise is an illogical approach seeing how the 'right or wrong' can often be based upon an opinion.

Jason

I pretty much agree with some of your posts above, but not this one. E.g., when Greg Rogers gives his opinion/evaluation of a projector, it carries a lot more weight for me than just about any others. All opinions are not created equal.
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Certainly, no matter if it is right or wrong every opinion can have value to someone and to think otherwise is an illogical approach seeing how the 'right or wrong' can often be based upon an opinion.

Jason

In my opinion(), the value of an opinion can vary from extraordinary helpful to abysmally destructive. It's usually helpful to use logic when attempting to discern the best of those opinions that are available.

In this setting, the range of opinion is probably from helpful to misleading when the opinion of others leads to spending home entertainment money. For an individual to attempt to incorporate all opinions, on a given topic, into a plan of action would be illogical. That's my opinion.
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I pretty much agree with some of your posts above, but not this one. E.g., when Greg Rogers gives his opinion/evaluation of a projector, it carries a lot more weight for me than just about any others. All opinions are not created equal.

So you disagree with something that was not stated...?

I never said what you imply and agree that some opinions carry more weight than others, but consider it is more often the end users giving the most in-depth opinions and honest feedback regarding a particular product versus the pro reviewer.


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In my opinion(), the value of an opinion can vary from extraordinary helpful to abysmally destructive. It's usually helpful to use logic when attempting to discern the best of those opinions that are available.

In this setting, the range of opinion is probably from helpful to misleading when the opinion of others leads to spending home entertainment money. For an individual to attempt to incorporate all opinions, on a given topic, into a plan of action would be illogical. That's my opinion.

I see we have different mindsets here, you are cup is half empty and I am cup is half full. I see value in all opinions in the context of this thread (the opinion that player A looks better that player B) and obviously have to discern which opinions/reviews are helpful to me, this is a given, but this does not mean that others will come to the same conclusion that I have regarding those same opinions (so all opinions can have value to someone).

I think we have strayed the thread far enough OT now and should let it get back to what it is here for... the Sony S790.

My attempt at curtailing the bickering only lead to more of it, lol.

Regards,
Jason
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+1

resume playback for "inception" works fine on my bdp-s770.

All of my WB titles don't have resume playback.
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I'm a big fan of Greg Rodgers...bought several products that he reviewed and I was never disappointed. I'm on my third BluRay player in the last 2 months because I've had issues with them. Needless to say the blinding praises and glorified reviews in the BluRay forum are misleading to say the least. There are lots of useful threads and helpful posts in the forum but when we are dealing with items that are under $1000, the reviews are just not worth reading, buy with a good retailer so that you can return it of it doesn't work out. At least I can get my money back, the lost time reading this thread is gone forever
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Run for the hills when they start saying stuff like "the upconversion of DVD to 1080p looks like HD"... I'll take two bottles of the snake oil please...
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I'm a big fan of Greg Rodgers...bought several products that he reviewed and I was never disappointed. I'm on my third BluRay player in the last 2 months because I've had issues with them. Needless to say the blinding praises and glorified reviews in the BluRay forum are misleading to say the least. There are lots of useful threads and helpful posts in the forum but when we are dealing with items that are under $1000, the reviews are just not worth reading, buy with a good retailer so that you can return it of it doesn't work out. At least I can get my money back, the lost time reading this thread is gone forever

Sony has a 30 days return.
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Run for the hills when they start saying stuff like "the upconversion of DVD to 1080p looks like HD"... I'll take two bottles of the snake oil please...

Quite right, that.

It's all down to quality of mastering of DVD though. I've a separate DVD player going to an external VP for this and a few titles do indeed look HD, but most do not.
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DVDs have a resolution of 768x480 (if they're NTSC; PAL and SECAM are 768x540). That's less than half the maximum HD resolution of 1920x1080. When DVDs have been recorded by carefully converting a high quality HD or film source, they can look very good indeed, better than Blu-ray discs which have been generated from poor sources, or than highly compressed "HD" cable video.

On the other hand, if a DVD was mastered from a VHS tape (I have a commercial pressing like that), it can look absurdly bad.
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