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post #481 of 1364
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Originally Posted by GPowers View Post

Problem playing Blu-ray disk on my BDP-560:

I had a problem playing Crank 2 on my BDP-560. After the javascript loaded it left the small graphic in the center of the screen a continued to display the movie in the center of the screen and cut off the rest of the image.

The problem did not go away until I added 4gigs of memory to the rear USB port and rebooted the player. It then download something and took a long time to finish what ever it was doing, BUT the movie played OK.

Here is a messages from Netflix regarding Crank 2:

Important information about Crank 2: High Voltage

Dear Greg,

Due to a technical problem with the Blu-ray version of Crank 2: High Voltage, some Blu-ray players have not been able to play this title.

We are working with our distributor to get replacement discs as quickly as possible and expect to receive them within a couple of weeks. If this title does not work in your Blu-ray player, you will need to add Crank 2: High Voltage back to your Queue if you would like to rent this title again.

Due to this problem, we are giving you a bonus rental to use at your convenience. The bonus rental will automatically be applied to your account. To redeem, log into your account and access your Queue. Then click the "Use the Bonus Rental" button located at the top of Your Queue.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. If you need further assistance, please call us at 1-866-923-0898.

-The Netflix Team
post #482 of 1364
could a firmware update allow it to stream or is it a hardware issue? i thought about waiting until the 460 but i dont like that it doesnt have wi-fi
post #483 of 1364
Don't know for sure, but I wouldn't count on it. I don't see them introducing such a big feature in a new model and then take away everyone's incentive to upgrade by giving it away. So even if it is technically feasible, I don't see them doing it.
post #484 of 1364
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Originally Posted by gLaDiAtOr73 View Post

could a firmware update allow it to stream or is it a hardware issue? i thought about waiting until the 460 but i dont like that it doesnt have wi-fi

Sooner or later you need to buy something. I waited 6 months for the 560. the 460 will most likely be out in the December time frame, another 4 months. Plus you can buy a $100 box to fix your streaming problem.
post #485 of 1364
has any 560 owners had problems playing video files via usb?
post #486 of 1364
Folks - question from some one who is new to this technology!

I brought this Blu ray player from Costco and connected to my receiver Onkyo TXNR807 via HDMI, I am playing two Blu ray movies to test my new setup - Cloverfiled and HotFuzz being recommended for audio quality. when I check my dispaly on the receiver it only shows the audio to be at 46KHz and when I read the pg 45 on the manual I get the feeling that it is not possible to pass 96Khz over HDMI, the only way to get 96khz to pass to the receiver is using the optical/Coaxial connections.

Is this the limitation of this player or you cannot pass 96Khz over HDMI in any player?
post #487 of 1364
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post #488 of 1364
Do you guys recommend setting the color output to 4:2:2. I have no idea if it's using another color setting if it was on "AUTO". Since blu ray is 4:2:0 I figure this is the closest.
post #489 of 1364
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Originally Posted by SVM View Post

Folks - question from some one who is new to this technology!

I brought this Blu ray player from Costco and connected to my receiver Onkyo TXNR807 via HDMI, I am playing two Blu ray movies to test my new setup - Cloverfiled and HotFuzz being recommended for audio quality. when I check my dispaly on the receiver it only shows the audio to be at 46KHz and when I read the pg 45 on the manual I get the feeling that it is not possible to pass 96Khz over HDMI, the only way to get 96khz to pass to the receiver is using the optical/Coaxial connections.

Is this the limitation of this player or you cannot pass 96Khz over HDMI in any player?

Generally, you can pass 96khz and (even) 192khz via HDMI as long as the player is set up correctly (bitstream, direct, etc.). Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1 is the best test of this currently. I am using the S560 currently, with the display showing 24/192, as intended.
post #490 of 1364
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Originally Posted by SVM View Post

Folks - question from some one who is new to this technology!

I brought this Blu ray player from Costco and connected to my receiver Onkyo TXNR807 via HDMI, I am playing two Blu ray movies to test my new setup - Cloverfiled and HotFuzz being recommended for audio quality. when I check my dispaly on the receiver it only shows the audio to be at 46KHz and when I read the pg 45 on the manual I get the feeling that it is not possible to pass 96Khz over HDMI, the only way to get 96khz to pass to the receiver is using the optical/Coaxial connections.

Is this the limitation of this player or you cannot pass 96Khz over HDMI in any player?


Nothing is wrong with your setup. 99.9% of all films were only mixed and mastered at 48kHz. If you read the fine print of your manual again it probably says something along the lines of "UP to 96kHz" implying the decoders' (dts' and Dolby's) sonic limit.

The truth is that unless you have a dead quiet room and you really want to experience a real jet taking off in your room 16-bit/48kHz is more than adequate. And some titles are 24-bit/48kHz... and some of 24-bit titles are accomplished by just filling the extra 8-bit dataspace with zeroes. IOW, I would not lose too much sleep over the bit depth and sampling rate once they meet and exceed 16-bits@48kHz.

The only time I would worry about titles having a higher sampling rate is for live concert recordings.
post #491 of 1364
Still reading the thread but does the 560 do "forced 24fps" like a PS3 or the 350?

Edit: Did not see if it does or not. PS3 and my 350 have "Auto", "Off" and "On" with the "On" being forced. Hope the 560 does the same.
post #492 of 1364
Can the 560 play mp3's off a network or computer HD?
post #493 of 1364
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Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4 View Post

Still reading the thread but does the 560 do "forced 24fps" like a PS3 or the 350?

Yes.
post #494 of 1364
Thanks Charles. May be picking one up today.....
post #495 of 1364
And Charles....

Wow, what a nice home theater and recreation area you have. Well done sir.
post #496 of 1364
glad....

"could a firmware update allow it to stream or is it a hardware issue?"

That is one of those "it depends" questions/answers. Video streaming off the internet is not JUST firmware. If the newer Sony players have the necessary hardware then yes it could be just a firmware issue. If the player itself does not have the required hardware support you can firmware it to death and not add features like streaming.

Until some enterprising and technically astute person takes a look at the hardware inside the unit there is no way to know for sure.

And while the words PS3 are near black magic for some, the reason the PS3 is a different beast is its hardware allows all sorts of things via its firmware/software. The PS3 by design is quite adaptable. It is not 100% adaptable mind you but in general it because of its design will always be more adaptable than our stand alone blu-ray players.
post #497 of 1364
Did not get a 560. Almost did. Played with them in the store. On sale for just a bit over 200. I do not like the front drop down cover plate. Something about the hinge design, whole face plate opening and closing did not sit well with me.
post #498 of 1364
Just picked up a BX2 (S360) since I got a great deal on it, and when I went to hook it up to my older Panasonic TH-50PX50U plasma via HDMI I get a picture when the unit first powers up but then the picture goes out after a few seconds and never comes back. I tried updating the firmware on both the TV and S360 but still no luck. I tried the unit on a different Toshiba TV with HDMI and it works fine. I know my Panasonic TV's HDMI input works cause I use it with the PS3 and it works fine. Does anyone else have this issue? I'm hoping its a handshake issue and I'll pick up a better cable and see if it works.
post #499 of 1364
can this player handle MP4?
post #500 of 1364
My panny BD10A has the LFE bug when decoding TrueHD and DTS-HD HR to PCM. I am using an STR-DG1000 receiver from Sony. Is there any sign of weak LFE on Decoded to PCM tracks using this player?
post #501 of 1364
I love my 560, got it for $50 from BestBuy when they had a sale on the 52Z5100 (which I also love). I paid under $2400 including 8% sales tax with 3 years no interest for both - too good to pass up.

The thing works flawlessly, never had any issues yet to speak of. HDMI connected through My Onkyo 707 to the TV and bravia connect still functions 100%, even with no power to the 707 - but it won't send a video signal unless it's on standby/passthru.

Very cool. Couldn't be happier.
post #502 of 1364
I am seeing the S360 in my city for around $175 Canadian (about $165 U.S.)
I am looking for my first Blu-ray player and am not looking for many bells and whistles, just good quality and reliability.
I have a Harman-Kardon AVR 146 with 5.1 KEF speakers and a 42 inch Panasonic plasma TV.
The reviews seem fairly favourable, but if there is anything out there in the same price range that is better, let me know. I'd be willing to go up to $50 higher than the S360 price.
post #503 of 1364
Anyone have a link to download a PDF file of the owner's manual for the Sony BDP-S360?
post #504 of 1364
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Originally Posted by Joxer View Post

Anyone have a link to download a PDF file of the owner's manual for the Sony BDP-S360?


http://www.sony.co.uk/product/blu-ra...360/tab/manual
post #505 of 1364
Quick question - have the s560 and put an old 4:3 dimension DVD in to watch, and I couldn't figure out how to stop the s560 from stretching to 16:9. I output via HDMI to my TV. Is there a setting change I'm missing?
post #506 of 1364
In Video settings change Screen Format to Fixed Aspect Ratio.
post #507 of 1364
Thanks mdavej - that fixed it for me. How have people done with playing back ups? My backups don't get recognized as DVDs, but the originals play fine. The blu ray quality is great - so I'll just keep both my old player and the sony connected - but it would be nice to be able to use one unit for both (but I have an Oppo and I think it does a better job with the DVDs any ways).
post #508 of 1364
Anyone have a link to download a USA version of the PDF file of the owner's manual for the Sony BDP-S360?
post #509 of 1364
Manual isn't hard to find: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/mod...pl?mdl=BDPS360

vanhalen,
I have no problems with DVD+R or -R on my S350.
post #510 of 1364
Anyone else download the 560 firmware update yesterday? Any idea what it did? I checked the menu and nothing seems blatantly different, and the performance with both BD and DVD seems identical.
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