Originally Posted by HDTimeShifter
I downloaded the AVCHD.7z file, decompressed, and burned to a DVD, but it won't play on my BD player which supports AVCHD. The player keeps saying a software update has failed and to remove the disc and not to turn off the player until the upgrade has finished. Well I tried that, but it doesn't really seem to be updating, so I turned it off and tried again with the same error reappearing. I tried looking up the MD5 Hash to verify the download and burn, but can't find the Hash code or a link to it anywhere in the instructions.
I don't know enough to help troubleshoot that. The AVSHD 709 thread got pretty lengthy. Among other reasons, that was partly because so many people had problems getting a disc to run on their BD players.
I don't remember what version I used but it was the one for DVD usage on a PS3. That probably doesn't help with your BD player.
After I'd burnt it to disk, several in here a ways back suggested instead using the version for USB flash drive. I may still do that since I could then plug it into the PS3... then compare with it plugged directly into the TV to see if any devices in my HDMI chain are modifying the image. Rainy day project...
Back to your situation: I expect you've already searched for your BD player in the 709 thread. Is there a second file version available for that model or maybe some Q&A about your BD model? Yeah, that's tired. Maybe someone in here can help.
ps: One thought/question: Did you use the DVD burning tool recommended by the 709 thread author - "ImgBurn"? It's linked there and really is free. A very light footprint, IMHO, and a pretty neat program. Much better than the burner program included with my DVD burner. With that, the 709 thread gave screen by screen instructions and it worked first shot for me. YMMV
Originally Posted by 4top455
HI Folks,trying to decide b/w the s64 at 65 inch or the ST60 at 60 inches(dont want to go over the 1500 budget) Came across the following article ...just wish he'd added the s64 ...trying to decide between extra 5 inches or PQ ...3D would be nice for the kids but not essential .....dont care for apps as bdp covers that .......somewhere good read all the same ...advice welcome!!
I'd take either one in a heartbeat. I owned a 55ST60 and never would have returned it if not for an intermittent defect.
If you game quite a bit, the ST60 may be too laggy for you. If not, the main consequence I found of the lag (for me personally) was slow menu sometimes causing some doubles on the ST60. That is: I would push the button, nothing would happen in a reasonable length of time, so I'd figure it missed the signal, push the button again and hence the double. Opinions vary on lag quite a lot, but for me it was a pest, NOT a deal breaker.
S64 doesn't have 3D, however, seems quite a few are not thrilled with ST's 3D performance. Maybe that has changed if some better settings were found; I haven't been following the ST thread for the past month or so.
Did I see a drop in PQ from ST60 to S64? Heresy to some, but surprisingly to me, NO.
Caveats: An AVS professional probably would see a drop in PQ. Also affecting this a lot: Luck of the draw, but: fairchild99's settings are working much better on my S64 than D-Nice's settings worked on my ST60. Both very nice, but the latter had some red push I could NOT seem to adjust out. And it was a bit dim during the daytime. Again, that ST had probably been dropped and was therefore defective, so could that have been contributing to the red problem & dimness? I don't know. My point: It's not apples to apples due to lucking into a panel that really likes fairchild99's settings and fairchild doing the massive work to share with us 10 (TEN!) iterations to choose from, but overall, I like the PQ BETTER on my S64.
When I ordered the S64 to replace the ST60, I was very anxious that I was going to really have regrets "stepping down" one model line. Imagine my surprise when I liked it better...
ST60 fans hold the brickbats, please.
Just one guy's opinion & I recognize it may not be in the majority. Had the ST not gone defective, though it would have cost a small fortune where I live, it was going to require
pro calibration. I fully expect that would have given the nod to the ST60 - and maybe by a significant margin.
Back to what I said in the beginning: I'd take either one in a heartbeat. However, I know this may sound a bit amateurish, but I really like the added real estate A LOT more than I expected. But that was 55 to 65 - a BIG difference. 60 to 65 probably wouldn't be as drastic a difference..?
My take on value for price: ST60: Great value. S64: Amazing value.
Counterpoints welcomed and respected. There is no such thing as a perfect TV.