Originally Posted by hmunster2
Just started streaming Netflix using my old BDP-570 and noticed that I was only getting Prologic, not 5.1. I called Netflix and they said that the 570 isn't supported for DD 5.1.
Why would that be so, if the signal has 5.1 and the Sony is sending bitstream to my receiver, which is doing the decoding? With blu-rays I am getting lossless audio with no problem.
If somebody could please explain why this is the case, and if I can't get it to deliver in 5.1, does the 6200 work? I found a list on Netflix site listing Sony players, but the 5200,6200, etc weren't on it-don't know when their list was last updated.
The 570 is 4 generations older than the 6200. It runs a really old version of the Netflix app, and a pretty terrible one at that. Not only does the app not do DD 5.1, but it's only 720p, has the worst ffwd/rewind capability I've ever seen, unreadable thumbnails, no profile support, etc., etc. There's really no point in continuing to use the 570 for Netflix if you care about picture quality, sound quality, and overall usability.
Every model beyond the x80 series, including the x90, x100 and x200 models support DD 5.1 and/or DD Plus, as well as 1080P. The Netflix list was probably updated about 3 years ago. I think it's safe to say they no longer maintain it.
Having said that, since you're happy with disc playback on your 570, keep it and get a Roku for Netflix. Not only is it more likely to continue having updated apps, it'll have lots more of them, adding HBO and Showtime, to name a few, that no Sony player has, plus a better overall interface.