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helvetica bold's Avatar helvetica bold 12:03 PM 05-11-2014
Thanks for the advice - I'm going to buy it. Do you have 4:4:4 color or 16 bit selected? I like that it offers those features but does the W9 take advantage of it?


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HD KOOL-AID's Avatar HD KOOL-AID 12:37 PM 05-11-2014
I messed around with all the different settings but I just left it in default auto as well in my W9 just remember to turn off secondary bd audio in the 6200 so it send correct audio from bluray could not get the HD MST audio or Dolby true to show upon my avr until I disabled it.
BlackHawk1's Avatar BlackHawk1 05:19 PM 05-11-2014
Hi. I am looking for opinions from people more knowledgeable on this than I am... I am debating on whether to get last years Sony BDP-S5100 or this years Sony BDP-S5200. Any advantages or disadvantages between these? I need 3D for sure. Are there issues upgrading firmware that disables any desirable features? What is the best firmware version for these? Help in picking one is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
mdavej's Avatar mdavej 12:22 AM 05-12-2014
Answered many times. Check near the beginning of the thread. Also, you have no choice of firmwares.
BlackHawk1's Avatar BlackHawk1 01:15 AM 05-12-2014
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Answered many times. Check near the beginning of the thread. Also, you have no choice of firmwares.

Been there, done that... at that time the model was too new to sift through people "guessing." Seeing that it appears you *might* know the differences you could have been helpful and posted what you know. smile.gif Sure you have a choice of firmware to a point... it will come with a certain firmware and after that you can disable updating to future versions in the menu if you like. At least that's how the BDP-S590 was. With it some people decided to stick with the original firmware that didn't cripple features and firmware that didn't introduce restrictions. Heck I was even able to downgrade the firmware of the S590 from M12R0497 to M12R0430. So, there actually is a choice. smile.gif
mdavej's Avatar mdavej 07:04 AM 05-12-2014
Streaming apps stop working if you don't use the latest firmwares. I've never been able to downgrade a firmware on Sony, so you know more about it than I do. It's not like the old days before Cinavia. You gain nothing by staying on old firmwares.

I see plenty of firsthand reports in the thread about HD audio decoding being removed in the x200 series, plus load times being faster.
BlackHawk1's Avatar BlackHawk1 01:41 AM 05-13-2014
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Streaming apps stop working if you don't use the latest firmwares. I've never been able to downgrade a firmware on Sony, so you know more about it than I do. It's not like the old days before Cinavia. You gain nothing by staying on old firmwares.

I see plenty of firsthand reports in the thread about HD audio decoding being removed in the x200 series, plus load times being faster.


Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it! After downgrading the firmware on the S590 I have not had any issues with streaming apps not working. Netflix, accessing files on the PC, etc. are ok. I am sorry to disagree, but staying on old firmware has advantages in certain situations and mine happens to be audio media related. While I have no reason to avoid Cinavia, and haven't, I see some people do and because of that they avoided updating the firmware. I see some people seeking out older used players that were never updated for that reason. True... I checked and decoding has been removed for the x200 series. Decent comparison of the two units...

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ldHdbyUNP23/compare_158BDP5100_158BDP5200/Sony-BDP-S5100-vs-Sony-BDP-S5200.html

I think I am going with the S5100. I thank you again.
Hatex's Avatar Hatex 11:52 AM 05-13-2014
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Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it! After downgrading the firmware on the S590 I have not had any issues with streaming apps not working. Netflix, accessing files on the PC, etc. are ok. I am sorry to disagree, but staying on old firmware has advantages in certain situations and mine happens to be audio media related. While I have no reason to avoid Cinavia, and haven't, I see some people do and because of that they avoided updating the firmware. I see some people seeking out older used players that were never updated for that reason. True... I checked and decoding has been removed for the x200 series. Decent comparison of the two units...

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ldHdbyUNP23/compare_158BDP5100_158BDP5200/Sony-BDP-S5100-vs-Sony-BDP-S5200.html

I think I am going with the S5100. I thank you again.

Please explain your thoughts choosing the S5100 over the S5200


Foxbat121's Avatar Foxbat121 12:16 PM 05-13-2014
5200, IMO, is not an upgrade from 5100. It is in fact a downgrade. If you look for an upgrade from 5100, you need look at 6200 and up. Besides, with the price of 5100 so cheap these days, paying for a premium for a 5200 is not worth it.
mdavej's Avatar mdavej 12:51 PM 05-13-2014
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Please explain your thoughts choosing the S5100 over the S5200
Reasons:
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... decoding has been removed for the x200 series.
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5200, IMO, is not an upgrade from 5100. It is in fact a downgrade...

Newer isn't always better. They consistently cut hardware and features from one year to the next to minimize cost and maximize profits hoping nobody will notice.
Zaim's Avatar Zaim 01:40 PM 05-14-2014
I've just returned my 4200 to Sony after complaining about the response times when forwarding via DLNA.

Picked up the 6200 from John Lewis today, it cost £175 which is twice as much as I wanted to spend, However its sorted out my problem, this responds far better than the 4200.

Just wondering if I should have tried another 4200 in case my one was dodgy..
Foxbat121's Avatar Foxbat121 06:22 PM 05-14-2014
6200 has dual-core processor, IIRC, while 4200 doesn't. That's probably the major cause of responsiveness.
ultimate_ed's Avatar ultimate_ed 09:29 PM 05-14-2014
Hey folks, I've ordered an S6200 to go with the Denon x4000 AVR and JVC 4910 projector for my media room build. I found another thread related to finding and viewing 4K native content (I know the 4910 isn't a true 4K projector, but it will take 4K content and project through e-shift).

Most of the discussion was related to using an HTPC to stream sources like Youtube videos that have been recorded in native 4K.

I'm curious - what does the S6200 player do with 4K videos it streams in the Youtube app? can it pass the native 4K signal out?
HDTVAV's Avatar HDTVAV 12:32 AM 05-15-2014

I just saw the S6200...

 

It looks like a toy!

 

It is about as big as a notebook and light as a feather....

 

WTF?

 

Guess I am waiting for the S7200.


marctronixx's Avatar marctronixx 12:34 AM 05-15-2014
the same guts that are in the 7200 are in the 6200. you would only be paying for a different case.
HDTVAV's Avatar HDTVAV 12:36 AM 05-15-2014
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the same guts that are in the 7200 are in the 6200. you would only be paying for a different case.

 

Wrong...

 

:p


Nickff's Avatar Nickff 04:46 AM 05-15-2014
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the same guts that are in the 7200 are in the 6200. you would only be paying for a different case.

I have no idea if the innards are identical, but seemingly no one (save one person) can find a difference operationally...and that one person isn't sharing.

Sony-Asia has now listed the 7200 and it's specs and I still don't see a difference, but my eyes are starting to fail me.
Cortiz's Avatar Cortiz 05:42 AM 05-15-2014
Has it ever been confirmed the S7200 will be realeased in the US? I see no indication that the S7200 will be available in the US. If I remember correctly, Sony released the A6000 last year in Europe only as the sucessor of the S790. This could be the case with the S7200 as well.
marctronixx's Avatar marctronixx 08:58 AM 05-15-2014
there has been no indication the 7200 will be released officially in the US. there was a report some new york city store had it listed on its website. this store and its link is posted earlier in this thread.
HDTVAV's Avatar HDTVAV 10:14 AM 05-15-2014
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there has been no indication the 7200 will be released officially in the US. there was a report some new york city store had it listed on its website. this store and its link is posted earlier in this thread.

 

Yes, according to B&H it is:

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1033029-REG/sony_bdp_s7200_high_end_4k_blu_ray_disc.html


Hubertoliver's Avatar Hubertoliver 03:27 PM 05-18-2014
Does the 6200 offer QELLO?
Nickff's Avatar Nickff 04:37 AM 05-19-2014
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Does the 6200 offer QELLO?
Unless some have been added or removed recently, I gave a complete list of streaming services available on the 6200 earlier in the thread.
ohYew812's Avatar ohYew812 09:16 AM 05-19-2014
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Does the 6200 offer QELLO?

Yes it does.

 

I have it and use that app frequently.


Hubertoliver's Avatar Hubertoliver 09:42 PM 05-20-2014
Got the 6200 delivered today and so far I think it's a better performer than the 790.
Nickff's Avatar Nickff 07:54 PM 05-21-2014
Noticed there was an update for my 6200 today.

From Sony's site:

This utility upgrades the Blu-ray Disc™ Player firmware to version M21.R.0116 and provides the following benefits:

Improvements over firmware version M21.R.0112:

Improves BRAVIA® Internet Video connectivity to address the following concerns:

Netflix® Streaming Service may return to the Main page or SSL alarm may appear

Launchpad screen may freeze during advertisments

Playback may crash for some Internet services (Flixter, iComedy, Golflink.com)

Improves Wi-Fi® router connectivity

Benefits provided by previous upgrades and included in version M21.R.0116:

Provides Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 2.2 compatibility for Screen Mirroring
gadgtfreek's Avatar gadgtfreek 08:36 AM 05-22-2014
Thanks. I did it and then checked with spears and munsil. Still passes all patterns I test.
Zaim's Avatar Zaim 09:36 AM 05-22-2014
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6200 has dual-core processor, IIRC, while 4200 doesn't. That's probably the major cause of responsiveness.

Yeah, I was going to wait for the 7200 but some sites have it at £250 which is just too much for me lol. I'm happy with the 6200, no issues what so ever.
smalltownhick's Avatar smalltownhick 05:01 PM 05-24-2014
I was at costco today and I saw the BDP-BX320 for $79.99, it looks like a good deal. Does anyone have this player, if so how good is it? Looks like it supports a bunch of providers.

smalltownhick's Avatar smalltownhick 05:04 PM 05-24-2014
Also here is the manual that I found for multiple models including this one. http://www.manualslib.com/download/620095/Sony-Bdp-S1200.html
Kisakuku's Avatar Kisakuku 05:50 PM 05-24-2014
So Costco has 320 and 520 listed online, but no 620. Disappointing to say the least, I want to keep my rear USB port when upgrading from 510.
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