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post #1141 of 1291
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Originally Posted by DanTana View Post

...When I returned my N460 they found the ethernet port was bad and I wasn't getting an IP address, they tried everything to attempt to have an IP assigned but no luck so they RMA'd it.

Ethernet port or HDMI port, a lot of units these days have bad ones, and if you use a heavy cable, they break.

Besides my N460, I have a WD TV Live box, and with a heavy 3' HDMI cable, I had snow-like sparkles on the screen now and then. I replaced this cable with a thinner 10' HDMI cable (not that I need 10'). Problem solved!
post #1142 of 1291
Does the N460 have Pandora now or not? I've read conflicting statements on this so I'll just ask.

Also when watching Netflix when you FF & RW what do you see on the screen? I've read that the 370 doesn't have the little frames that show you where you are in the movie when you're FF & RW, you just have to guess.
That makes no sense to me!

I had a Sony 350 before my the Samsung BD-P1600 I have now. The Sony 350 was great, no problems at all but I wanted to be able to stream Netflix and have Pandora and at the time Samsung was the only game in town with Pandora. Now the Sony 370 has Pandora but I don't like the way it sounds like the FF and RW works on Netflix.

I want back in the Sony family but I want Pandora and I want to be able to see what I'm doing when FF & RW. Is the N460 the one for me?
post #1143 of 1291
Anyone have this hooked up to the Denon AVR-590? Somewhere between the two I am having problems getting DTS. The Sony says outputting DTS-HD Master Audio but the Denon says inputting PCM. Avatar looks good, but wanting to get sound correct before viewing. Had same problem with Master and Commander DVD. DTS input as PCM and Denon coverted it to DTS Neo:6.

Edited to add:

Everything seems to be working now. Not sure of the problem, but Avatar now sounds as good as it looks.
post #1144 of 1291
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Originally Posted by carbon summit View Post

Does the N460 have Pandora now or not? I've read conflicting statements on this so I'll just ask.

Also when watching Netflix when you FF & RW what do you see on the screen? I've read that the 370 doesn't have the little frames that show you where you are in the movie when you're FF & RW, you just have to guess.
That makes no sense to me!

I had a Sony 350 before my the Samsung BD-P1600 I have now. The Sony 350 was great, no problems at all but I wanted to be able to stream Netflix and have Pandora and at the time Samsung was the only game in town with Pandora. Now the Sony 370 has Pandora but I don't like the way it sounds like the FF and RW works on Netflix.

I want back in the Sony family but I want Pandora and I want to be able to see what I'm doing when FF & RW. Is the N460 the one for me?

Sorry, no Pandora. Just Slacker.
post #1145 of 1291
will any wireless bridge work with this? i saw some on ebay but I havent seen model numbers yet? thanks
post #1146 of 1291
Pretty much. Even though Sony has been promoting a specific Linksys bridge, any will work. They all basically make whatever's attached to them 'think' it's on a wired connection. For best results, a wireless-N device (and associated router) should be used.
post #1147 of 1291
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Originally Posted by USA1fan View Post

...For best results, a wireless-N device (and associated router) should be used.

I disagree, for best results there is nothing like an Ethernet cable connection. I understand not everyone has one, but it is their loss. In my HT, the TV, this BD player and my AVR all take Ethernet, as does a new WD TV Live box. My HTPC likes it too. They all share a Gigabit switch wired across the house to a Gb router.

The HTPC runs Gigabit, the TV, the AVR, the 460, and the WD box all run 10/100. But because the HTPC runs Gb, it streams WMC internet TV right through the AVR to the TV. Wiring is wonderful if you can do it.
post #1148 of 1291
Youtube playlist on N460

Anyone try playing their Youtube playlist on this player?

I have 67 videos in my playlist and only 3 show up? Is this a known problem? If yes, maybe I should return this and get s'thing that plays it all
post #1149 of 1291
I had an odd thing happen tonight as I was getting ready to watch a movie on the Netflix streaming. The player asked if I was a Netflix member and then showed a new code to activate the player. Anyway I did that and then it showed my instant queue. I watched the movie and later it did the same thing again. Put in the new code and it worked fine after that. I activated it when I first got the player back in October. This is the first time it asked to be activated again. I thought the activation was a one time thing. Anyone else ever have this happen?
post #1150 of 1291
Yep. Problem with Netflix database that may or may not ever get resolved. When it happened to me, I lived with it for months and eventually got fed up and exchanged my player.
post #1151 of 1291
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Originally Posted by primus_2001 View Post

Youtube playlist on N460

Anyone try playing their Youtube playlist on this player?

I have 67 videos in my playlist and only 3 show up? Is this a known problem? If yes, maybe I should return this and get s'thing that plays it all

Bump :-) Appreciate ur response.
post #1152 of 1291
I plugged in my Sony BDP-N460 today using an Ethernet cable and started up the unit. Checked for firmware updates and proceeded to download, the unit shut down. I tried to turn it on, it takes me to the home screen says vup 0/9 then it says see you and shuts down.
Can someone please help and tell me how to fix this issue?
post #1153 of 1291
Did you unplug the unit from AC for at least 10 minutes? I would try that first. Let us know.
post #1154 of 1291
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Originally Posted by USA1fan View Post

Pretty much. Even though Sony has been promoting a specific Linksys bridge, any will work. They all basically make whatever's attached to them 'think' it's on a wired connection. For best results, a wireless-N device (and associated router) should be used.

got a suggestion?
post #1155 of 1291
Greetings

Purely for cosmetic reasons I want my brand new AV receiver to do HD Sound decoding.

I have been all over the Sound menus but for some reason I haven't been able to set this thing to Bitstream.

Any Help would be appreciated.

Thanks
AL
post #1156 of 1291
I think it's the "BD Audio Setting" which needs to be set to "Direct" instead of "Mixed"
post #1157 of 1291
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Originally Posted by Thundercat99 View Post

Greetings

Purely for cosmetic reasons I want my brand new AV receiver to do HD Sound decoding.

I have been all over the Sound menus but for some reason I haven't been able to set this thing to Bitstream.

Any Help would be appreciated.

Thanks
AL

Set HDMI audio to "Auto". On a side note with some AVRs you will need to change it back to "PCM" to get sound with Netflix streaming.
post #1158 of 1291
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Originally Posted by arrabyla30 View Post

I think it's the "BD Audio Setting" which needs to be set to "Direct" instead of "Mixed"

Direct/Mixed controls whether you get the secondary audio tracks (like commentary) or not. The OP needs HDMI priority and Auto as suggested above, assuming he's using HDMI (settings are different for optical/coax). I use Mixed so the commentary track will work if I turn it on.
post #1159 of 1291
From the Troubleshooting section of the manual (page 58):

The HD Audio (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio) is not output by bitstream.

... Set "BD Audio Setting" to "Direct" in the "Audio Settings" setup (page 46).
... Check that the connected AV amplifier (receiver) is compatible with each HD Audio format.
post #1160 of 1291
Thanks a ton guys

My receiver is decoding the sound track and I swear it sounds better even though it's the same if the BDP does it.
post #1161 of 1291
I have a Yamaha RX-V1900 receiver and a sony bdp-n460. I am noticing that on random occurrences, watching bluray/dvd/netflix that the video showing will quickly disappear then reappear for a split second. No fuzzy lines, it just goes to black then back to playing. The audio never stopped playing at all when it did this.

Has anyone else experienced this with this player?
post #1162 of 1291
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Originally Posted by PhilipsPhanatic View Post

Ugg...I spoke too soon....same problem happened again....I switched to the other HDMI input but nothing.
My warranty with Best Buy has expired (what is it there, like 72 hours ?? ) but I have 1 year with Sony so I guess I can send it back to them.

Update: My 'handoff' problem basically fixed itself. At the time, switching from HDMI to component solved it one time; then I used a new HDMI cable and the fix held. But going back to the player a day later and the same problem -- when you turned it on, the screen remained black and all the yellow icons/letterings/words -- would not come on. You could hear the 'gears' or whatever 'gurgling' or trying to 'catch' (my words, just describing the noise) but the screen remained blank.

It's weird, because it kept happening despite multiple power-ups and then all of a sudden, voila, fixed. No software upgrades came at the time. Haven't had the problem for about 2 1/2 months since. Haven't been using the 460 much but usually power it up 2-3 times a week at least.

Anyway, it's a great player the 460 and so long as that problem doesn't re-occur when I'm set on watching a Blu-Ray either solo or with guests, I could even live with it if it happens every few months a few times or so.
post #1163 of 1291
This problem will tend to get worse. I had to send my player back to Sony and received a refurbed model in exchange. The new one was working fine for a couple weeks, but now the same problem that I had with the first one is occurring. Not happy!
post #1164 of 1291
Has anyone else had compatability problems with Shutter Island?
The disc does not load for me. Running latest firmware.
post #1165 of 1291
Yes, the movie required an update. After the update I had to unplug the N460 and press the power button twice. The first time it said wait on the front then shut off. I pressed the power button again and it was ready to go. The movie then loaded but it took a very very long time to do so. Played fine once it started.

bguzman
post #1166 of 1291
The player downloaded version 146 of the firmware tonight. Noticed on the Sony website it was released today.

I didn't have any problems with Shutter Island prior to the update. The only disc I have had issues with is the first Harry Potter movie - it freezes at different points during the movie and you have to restart. No pattern other than it always fails at some point. I need to check the movie now with this new firmware.
post #1167 of 1291
I see with this latest update we also now have Pandora radio, which the newer models got a few weeks ago.
post #1168 of 1291
Hi, when I try to download the latest 460 firmware from sony, it tells me a password and login is required to download this file, therefor I can't download it.Never seen this before.I tried several browsers with the same result. Anyone else seen this?
post #1169 of 1291
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Originally Posted by dale0015 View Post

Hi, when I try to download the latest 460 firmware from sony, it tells me a password and login is required to download this file, therefor I can't download it.Never seen this before.I tried several browsers with the same result. Anyone else seen this?



Must be because you did not register it with Sony.
post #1170 of 1291
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Originally Posted by maggiefan View Post

I see with this latest update we also now have Pandora radio, which the newer models got a few weeks ago.

Thanks didn't realize that until reading your post.

Love me some Pandora
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