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Old 06-01-2013, 11:08 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi all. I've seen some people mentioning that the YouTube app is giving them problems with their new Sony players, but I wanted to know if anyone had experienced what I've been seeing in my first day using the BDP S3100 (or its sibling players), and if anyone had any suggestions on how to fix it.

We were using the device pairing so that we could search for YouTube videos on our Nexus 7 tablet and then "throw" them to the blu ray player through the wifi network to watch on the TV. The first several times, it worked great. Then, on the third or fourth video, we got the sound but no picture. The tablet said "taking longer than usual to connect to player" and we were unable to stop the audio from playing on the screen. Basically, the player did not respond to any inputs from the remote or tablet.

Finally, I simply hit the power button on the remote to turn the player off - while the YouTube clip (and the player's connection to the TV) did indeed turn off, the player itself appeared to still be powered on. However, it still would not respond to inputs from either device, and so was stuck in a strange limbo where it said it was on, but it wasn't.

I tried a hard reset by pressing and holding the power button on the box itself, but to no avail. Still the power light was on, still no connection to the TV. The only way I was able to get the player working again was to unplug it from the power strip and then plug it back in.

The next time we attempted this tablet-to-player interface for YouTube, the same thing happened: The first three videos streamed fine, and then the fourth was audio w/o picture, and the player stopped responding to inputs.

Is this a problem anyone else has noticed? It was very discouraging right out of the box to see such a glaring problem when I had the most recent updates installed. I'm worried this may be more than a simple app glitch and indicative of more problems to come, in which case I need to return the player before the return window closes. Hopefully this is not the case though.

Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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