got the following problems with the BDP-S7200. Your help and remarks are most welcome!
1.) Streaming Content
(Amazon Prime, Maxdome, Sony Entertainment Network) is NOT output in its native fps
. Everything is 1080p/60, which is problematic, since I live in PAL-country Germany and should have 1080p/24, 1080p/50 and 1080p/60 (depening on the source-material).
Movies encoded in 24fps are put out at 1080p/60, with the appropriate pull-up-shudder on moving object or pans. It seems to me, that the Sony is using the default output setting for streaming videos as well instead of changing it like when playing a BluRay for example.
There's no way to change this default setting, all I can choose is the resolution. The Sony obviously checks for the maximum possible display setting, which with all modern gear of course is 1080p/60, puts out its menu in that way and stays there for streaming content....
I called Amazon customer service: they told me, that they DO provide their movies in 24fps and series in the fps the studios provide them in.
Do YOU have that pull-up-problem as well?
In case you have a BDP-S7200 or an earlier model,
that does provide access to Amazon, Maxdome or SEN: are YOU able to get 24fps on your TV/Beamer? If yes: which combination, which movie?
1080p/24 DOES work though, when watching a BluRay, so it's not a problem within my setup...
2.) DSD from UPNP
is not working as expected.
When attaching an USB-stick with .dsf or .dff files, the Sony is able to play native DSD and deliver it as DSD or decoded PCM via HDMI. Since my Onkyo PR
-SC5508 preamp is able to decode native DSD via HDMI, I can use both options.
On my audio-server, I am using MinimServer, which is able to index .dsf and .dff. I have a few DSD-files, so browsing UPNP on the Sony, I can get up to the album, but then, the Sony puts out the error "no content found" - it seems not to be able to find the files via UPNP.
Since MinimServer is capable of transcoding DSD to dopwav (DSDoverWav), I tried this option. Now, the Sony finds and plays those files, and puts them out as PCM, but obviously, it is DSD "encapsulated" in WAV. Since my Onkyo is not able to "see" that DSD-format, he just sees PCM, but stays mute.
So: im my setup, there's no way to "stream" DSD.
Do you see any chance, that Sony might provide a way how to "see" plain and normal .dsf / .dff - files via UPNP?`
3. I do have a handshake problem,
which only seems to occur with the BluRay-Player (Apple TV, Popcorn Hour, Satellite-Receiver seem not to have this problem). My Onkyo provides two HDMI-outputs. Whenever BOTH outputs are active, there's no picture from the Sony (options on the Onkyo are to get best possible resolution for both outputs or give output 1 or 2 a preference in terms of resolution/fps). Actually, it looks like this: first, I get a distorted 1080p/24 picture on half of the screen, then the Sony switches to 1080p/60 and stays dark.
Only, when I limit the output to ONE HMDI-output (either my Panasonic Plasma or my JVC X70), the Sony will put out a visible picture.
Any help from your side, especially for the 24fps-streaming-problem, is most welcome. Let me know, whether you have any working combinations, so I can provide Sony support with user experiences... Thanks!