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Sony S1700 / S3700 Blu-ray players
Anyone have any info? They're due to be out soon and I need a Blu-ray player. Currently, these are the new 2016 models , but I'd like to find out more about these before I commit.

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Best Buy has them now. The BDP-S6700 is due out in the Spring. It looks to be about the same as the 6500, but it will feature wireless AC. That's about the only difference I've found. The 1700, 3700, and 6700 look nearly identical to the 2015 models if you research them on Sony's website.
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Best Buy has them now. The BDP-S6700 is due out in the Spring. It looks to be about the same as the 6500, but it will feature wireless AC. That's about the only difference I've found. The 1700, 3700, and 6700 look nearly identical to the 2015 models if you research them on Sony's website.
I looked and compared them to last year's models. I went with last years after all said and done.
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Wow. Guess I was early to the party. I received my BDP S3700 from Amazon Feb 28th. Anyway, I watched a Blu Ray, and since then only used it for Netflix and Pandora. Now, when I try to eject the Blu Ray, it says child lock won't allow function. Child lock is not turned on. I even restored the machine to factory settings, still won't eject because child lock is enabled. Anyone else have this problem, or have better luck finding a solution?
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The manual describes how to turn off child lock.
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Netflix 24p

Will these stream Netflix in 24p?
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The manual describes how to turn off child lock.
Thanks so much. The manual does, in fact, tell you how to operate child lock. Weird feature not available in "settings". The first thing I did was search the internet. Seemed to be a common problem.

Anyway, if anyone else runs across the problem, to toggle the child lock for the disc tray, press (in sequential order) "Stop", "Home", and "Top Menu".
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Will these stream Netflix in 24p?


The Sony site specs does list 24p True Cinema and DVD 24p Output as features. It doesn't say anything about streaming, though. I read in another forum that all Sony Blu Ray players 2015 and newer display content in 24p when the source is 24p.

https://www.sony.com/electronics/blu...specifications
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The Sony site specs does list 24p True Cinema and DVD 24p Output as features. It doesn't say anything about streaming, though. I read in another forum that all Sony Blu Ray players 2015 and newer display content in 24p when the source is 24p.

https://www.sony.com/electronics/blu...specifications
Yes, I am aware that the device supports 24p in general. However, support for 24p in streaming services on Sony devices depends on the service. In the 2015 models, 24p is supported for Amazon streaming but not for Netflix, which is why I returned my 2015 Sony player.

I would like to see if someone who owns one of these 2016 devices can confirm if Sony added 24p support to Netflix as well. If they did I will probably buy one.
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Yes, I am aware that the device supports 24p in general. However, support for 24p in streaming services on Sony devices depends on the service. In the 2015 models, 24p is supported for Amazon streaming but not for Netflix, which is why I returned my 2015 Sony player.

I would like to see if someone who owns one of these 2016 devices can confirm if Sony added 24p support to Netflix as well. If they did I will probably buy one.
I own the device (3700). How would I know if it is supported?

Edit: I chatted with customer support, they confirmed the S3700 does support Netflix in 24p. The customer service chat is handled by a third party, though. Don't know what information they are privied to that I can't access on Sony's site.

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I own the device (3700). How would I know if it is supported?

Edit: I chatted with customer support, they confirmed the S3700 does support Netflix in 24p. The customer service chat is handled by a third party, though. Don't know what information they are privied to that I can't access on Sony's site.
Sony support also told me last year's model supported it but they were incorrect. Only Amazon supported it.

To check you need a TV that support 24p input (most 120Hz and above sets for example do) connected to your bluray via HDMI. Then you need to play a recent movie from The Netflix catalog and check the info. menu on your TV for the refresh rate (my Samsung TV will actually display the refresh rate automatically anytime a source refresh switches the refresh rate). Most movies and many TV shows on Netflix are in 24p. Netflix also used to have a bunch of sample clips specifically for 24p, they all have 23.976 in the name of the clip but I noticed that they no longer show up when you do a search in Netflix although you can get still get to those titles if you do a google search for "Netflix example 23.976".

When playing titles off of Amazon I believe it just switched to 24p automatically on the fly. I didn't think I had to do anything to enable it but it's been a while (like I said, I retuned my 2015 player after finding out that contrary to Sony support, it won't play Netflix in 24p).
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Sony support also told me last year's model supported it but they were incorrect. Only Amazon supported it.

To check you need a TV that support 24p input (most 120Hz and above sets for example do) connected to your bluray via HDMI. Then you need to play a recent movie from The Netflix catalog and check the info. menu on your TV for the refresh rate (my Samsung TV will actually display the refresh rate automatically anytime a source refresh switches the refresh rate). Most movies and many TV shows on Netflix are in 24p. Netflix also used to have a bunch of sample clips specifically for 24p, they all have 23.976 in the name of the clip but I noticed that they no longer show up when you do a search in Netflix although you can get still get to those titles if you do a google search for "Netflix example 23.976".

When playing titles off of Amazon I believe it just switched to 24p automatically on the fly. I didn't think I had to do anything to enable it but it's been a while (like I said, I retuned my 2015 player after finding out that contrary to Sony support, it won't play Netflix in 24p).

My wifi is inferior. Only downloads at about 30mb/s. My family room has a brick wall with a small glass door between it and the wifi router.. Even HD video I'm streaming is only coming in at 480. I'm the wrong guy to ask.
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Thanks so much. The manual does, in fact, tell you how to operate child lock. Weird feature not available in "settings". The first thing I did was search the internet. Seemed to be a common problem.

Anyway, if anyone else runs across the problem, to toggle the child lock for the disc tray, press (in sequential order) "Stop", "Home", and "Top Menu".
Nevermind. That is how its supposed to work, but her I am now, trying to get that ExMachina BluRay out of my machine (confident because when I pressed, in order, "stop", "Home", and "top menu", It said "child lock was disengaged. Unfortunately, I didn't check that until tonight, when I wanted to put another disc in. Still says lock is engaged. Can't open the tray. Never buy this bluray player ever. Total piece of ****. Absolute waste of $92, including tax and shipping on Amazon.
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I have 5 days left to return that player, and I'm doing it tomorrow.
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It seems good enough for streaming video and music, but it stole my disc. Won't give it back, no matter what (don't want to force it), and I obviously can't put another one in.
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I know on dvd players on pc they have small hole to insert paperclip wire into
to open players .........doesn't this player have that ?


just wondering .....
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Thanks so much. The manual does, in fact, tell you how to operate child lock. Weird feature not available in "settings". The first thing I did was search the internet. Seemed to be a common problem.

Anyway, if anyone else runs across the problem, to toggle the child lock for the disc tray, press (in sequential order) "Stop", "Home", and "Top Menu".
Hi,

thanks for the post! I found that info on the web, too, since it isn't included in the meager set-up instructions that came with my player and had to be found by going to the Sony support site and the actual manual downloaded.

But when I tried it, after a message saying that "Child Lock has been disabled" pushing the "eject" button resulted in the locked tray warning message and tray would not open. I posted more detailed info in another thread that you can see here: Sony S1500/ S3500 / S4500 / S5500 / S6500 Blu-ray players - it's in post #1669 in that thread.

To make a long story short, had the same problem with THREE Sony BDP-Sx500 models: the first one I bought, a BDP-S3500; the next two were replacements sent to me by Sony after going through their Customer Support phone troubleshooting where they determined that the players were defective and, since the original was still under warranty, they sent me those BDP-S5500s as replacements, but all had the same problem!
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It seems good enough for streaming video and music, but it stole my disc. Won't give it back, no matter what (don't want to force it), and I obviously can't put another one in.
What I did - after searching the web for info - was to unplug the unit for about a minute then, while plugging it back in, hold the Power and Eject keys in at the same time and the tray opens, at least long enough to retrieve the disc...sometimes it closes by itself almost immediately, so you have to be quick! Good luck! Let me know if that worked!
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My wifi is inferior. Only downloads at about 30mb/s. My family room has a brick wall with a small glass door between it and the wifi router.. Even HD video I'm streaming is only coming in at 480. I'm the wrong guy to ask.
The highest 1080p stream that Netflix supports is 5.8mb/s. Even if you have a 1000mb/s connection it doesn't matter, Netflix still won't send you anything higher than 5.8.
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The highest 1080p stream that Netflix supports is 5.8mb/s. Even if you have a 1000mb/s connection it doesn't matter, Netflix still won't send you anything higher than 5.8.
In that case, its just hard to find anything on netflix that streams in 1080. I managed to find one or two movies, but the display did not indicate it was playing in 24p, but it does when watching a bluray.

Looking for another bluray player.
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Hi,

thanks for the post! I found that info on the web, too, since it isn't included in the meager set-up instructions that came with my player and had to be found by going to the Sony support site and the actual manual downloaded.

But when I tried it, after a message saying that "Child Lock has been disabled" pushing the "eject" button resulted in the locked tray warning message and tray would not open. I posted more detailed info in another thread that you can see here: Sony S1500/ S3500 / S4500 / S5500 / S6500 Blu-ray players - it's in post #1669 in that thread.

To make a long story short, had the same problem with THREE Sony BDP-Sx500 models: the first one I bought, a BDP-S3500; the next two were replacements sent to me by Sony after going through their Customer Support phone troubleshooting where they determined that the players were defective and, since the original was still under warranty, they sent me those BDP-S5500s as replacements, but all had the same problem!
Exactly what I get, too. Sent it back. I'm hoping somehow I get my disc back that is stuck in the machine.
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In that case, its just hard to find anything on netflix that streams in 1080. I managed to find one or two movies, but the display did not indicate it was playing in 24p, but it does when watching a bluray.

Looking for another bluray player.
You've got some other problem (although not necessarily your bluray player). I would say that nowadays probably at least 65% of Netflix's content is in 1080 and probably a third of that is in 24p.
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Exactly what I get, too. Sent it back. I'm hoping somehow I get my disc back that is stuck in the machine.

What worked for me to get the disc out was disconnecting power for about a minute then, when plugging unit back in, hold down the Power and Eject buttons at the same time power is being plugged back in - takes 2 hands but can be done! Disc tray should open and you can get disc, but you may have to be fast because I've had the tray close itself after about a second or two when doing this! GOOD LUCK!!!

Btw, I sent it back to Sony (for the THIRD TIME) and. initially, they wanted to send me a check for purchase price, but since I got it at a very good price in a Black Friday sale, a price I wouldn't be able to get another similar unit for, I asked them to send me another replacement and this time they sent a 6500. Haven't tried it yet, but will keep you updated!
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I sent mine back to Amazon. Spent $40 more and got the 6700. Same unit, basically, except its 3D and upconverts to 4K. Two features I don't need, but the unit works.
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For those still interested in good ol' 1080p Blu ray, Best Buy now has the new Sony Flagship model UHP-H1 up for pre order.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-uhp...&skuId=5031300
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Can't stream MKV with the BDPS6700

I can't get MKV 264 or any MKV to stream with the 6700. I can get it to play on an SD card but it won't even show up when I look for it in on my Win7 machine. I can see and stream MP4's just fine.

Any help you can offer would be great guys!
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Does it even show the DLNA server at all? If yes, does the directory show any titles?

If it's not a BIG screen, it's not a theater...
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Does it even show the DLNA server at all? If yes, does the directory show any titles?
Yes it shows MP4's not MKV's. I don't think the 6700 will stream MKV's over DLNA. Very sad about this.

What streaming box can I buy that will stream MKV over DLNA and still has more than just an HDMI out? I need more than just a single out from the box. Thanks!
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Something must be wrong somewhere. I downloaded the Sony manual and it specifically states that it supported MKV files. Have you updated the firmware on the Sony?

If it's not a BIG screen, it's not a theater...
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Something must be wrong somewhere. I downloaded the Sony manual and it specifically states that it supported MKV files. Have you updated the firmware on the Sony?
It does support and play MKV files. Just not stream them.

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