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post #181 of 3945
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Originally Posted by MrRoy View Post

I watched a movie from Netflix last night and it looked fine - nothing jerky and I am connected wireless (1ft to router) with a 5mbps DSL connection. Tonight I watched a movie on Amazon and it looked good, too. Maybe it is luck of the draw, the router, etc.

I've not had any problems, either; however, I'm connecting to the 5 GHz band of my wireless router, so perhaps that's what's making the difference.
post #182 of 3945
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Originally Posted by slimoli View Post

Same machine and you get a HDMI cable. Go for it. Nice return policy in case you don't like it.

Thanks for the quick reply, I did snatch it tonight just wanted to make sure it was the same as the S570 before I opened the box. I also have a new dual band n router and I will report back on how it all works.
post #183 of 3945
I am considering getting a S570. One of the things that is very important to me is the ability to have a JPEGs slideshow. All of my other dvd players take forever to load each photo. How does the S570 do? Also will I be able to view photos over the WI-FI from my computer prior to the DLNA upgrade? Any help is appreciated.
post #184 of 3945
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Originally Posted by MVPinBoynton View Post

I am considering getting a S570. One of the things that is very important to me is the ability to have a JPEGs slideshow. All of my other dvd players take forever to load each photo. How does the S570 do? Also will I be able to view photos over the WI-FI from my computer prior to the DLNA upgrade? Any help is appreciated.

Prior to DLNA upgrade there is no communication between the player and the PC or HDD.
post #185 of 3945
Is the photo load from a CD or thumb drive reasonably fast for a slide show?
post #186 of 3945
I have been looking to buy my second Blu Ray Player. I currently own Pioneer BDP-051fd.
The features most important to me are:
1. Video quality for DVD and Blu Ray
2. Netflix video quality
3. DLNA and wide variety of video format support.

I have ruled out LG's because their current models have great feature set but appear to be very buggy.

My top 2 choices are Sony S570 and Panasonic 85K. Sony has almost everything I need but I hear complaints about poor Netflix performance.
Panasonic has everything I need except DLNA.

Has anyone compared these to player and chosen one over the other. Can you share any insights you have about how they compare.


Thanks
post #187 of 3945
I had both the panasonic 65 and the sony 370. I would say that the panasonic 65 was better. you probably better off getting the panasonic 85.

Jacob
post #188 of 3945
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Originally Posted by Jacob305 View Post

I had both the panasonic 65 and the sony 370. I would say that the panasonic 65 was better. you probably better off getting the panasonic 85.

Jacob

I am going to read up on the panasonics since I'm still able to return mine. Do you feel the DVD upconverting PQ is better on the panasonic 65/85?
post #189 of 3945
I think the netflix worked better on the 65 then the sony 370 that I had.
however if you want a better PQ.. go with the oppo.

Jacob
post #190 of 3945
If anyone is interested the JPEG upload speed is wonderful with the slide show. I bought one of these fine 570's today and already love it. Very fast and very nice.
post #191 of 3945
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Originally Posted by steve1022 View Post

I am going to read up on the panasonics since I'm still able to return mine. Do you feel the DVD upconverting PQ is better on the panasonic 65/85?

I would be cautious buying the Panasonic BD65/85 if upconversion is a major concern for you. There are several reports of DVD light fluctuation issues with the 65/85 when upconverting. Likewise, the current generation of Sony players are not really known for their upconversion. If upconversion is a major concern, stick with Oppo.

I have a Sony 370 with the latest firmware and a 12-16Mbps Comcast connection and have had zero issues streaming.
post #192 of 3945
ack_bk

Did you compare the picture quality of Netflix streaming. I will be doing wire network. I have seen many posts in this thread where folks were complaining about poor Netflix performance. It wasn't clearn to me if the Netflix performance was poor because their network bandwidth was bad or if there was a weakness in Sony processing that was causing Netflix streaming issues.

I don't have a need for stellar upconversion. I just wanted good video performance for Blu Ray, Netflix and wide video file support.


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Originally Posted by ack_bk View Post

I would be cautious buying the Panasonic BD65/85 if upconversion is a major concern for you. There are several reports of DVD light fluctuation issues with the 65/85 when upconverting. Likewise, the current generation of Sony players are not really known for their upconversion. If upconversion is a major concern, stick with Oppo.

I have a Sony 370 with the latest firmware and a 12-16Mbps Comcast connection and have had zero issues streaming.
post #193 of 3945
Quick question about people's internet connection speed: are the numbers you're posting just from what the little computer icon in the bottom right hand corner says (on PCs); or are people posting speed test numbers? I'm just asking because it seems everyone's numbers are low. I'm at a constant 54.0 Mbps wi-fi (should be 100.0 straight from the router). I thought 54 was the norm. (I believe we have Time Warner; NYC).
post #194 of 3945
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Originally Posted by casio View Post

Quick question about people's internet connection speed: are the numbers you're posting just from what the little computer icon in the bottom right hand corner says (on PCs); or are people posting speed test numbers? I'm just asking because it seems everyone's numbers are low. I'm at a constant 54.0 Mbps wi-fi (should be 100.0 straight from the router). I thought 54 was the norm. (I believe we have Time Warner; NYC).

It is more about the speed of the internet - that is going to be the number to look at. Whether it is 54mbps wireless or 100mbps hardwired into the router, the bottleneck is going to be your internet connection.

For example, you can have all the network speed you want, but when your internet speed is 1.5, 3, 6mbps etc. , that is what's most likely affecting your streaming efforts.
post #195 of 3945
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Originally Posted by hehateme View Post

ack_bk

Did you compare the picture quality of Netflix streaming. I will be doing wire network. I have seen many posts in this thread where folks were complaining about poor Netflix performance. It wasn't clearn to me if the Netflix performance was poor because their network bandwidth was bad or if there was a weakness in Sony processing that was causing Netflix streaming issues.

I don't have a need for stellar upconversion. I just wanted good video performance for Blu Ray, Netflix and wide video file support.

I have a PS3 and the Sony S370 (actually it is the Costco BX37 which is the same model as the 370) and I cannot readily tell a difference between the two devices. I have streamed a number of TV shows (HD) on the 370 and the PQ is good. I am currently viewing this on a 42" Panny plasma from about 6' away. I will eventually be watching this on a 100" screen via a projetor once we finish relocating.
post #196 of 3945
I bought two 570's to compare wireless signals. Both seem weak. I have a wireless G router and have tested both of the players at the same location as my Roku XR which never has wireless connection issues. I've done my tests without interference (phones, microwaves, etc.). Both of the 570's seem to drop when I'm doing anything with the internet capability for more than 10 minutes. I'm contemplating taking both back and just getting the 470 instead and do a Ethernet connection or taking changes with buying a wireless N router. Anyone think the wireless N would make all of the difference?
post #197 of 3945
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Originally Posted by sugasmax View Post

I bought two 570's to compare wireless signals. Both seem weak. I have a wireless G router and have tested both of the players at the same location as my Roku XR which never has wireless connection issues. I've done my tests without interference (phones, microwaves, etc.). Both of the 570's seem to drop when I'm doing anything with the internet capability for more than 10 minutes. I'm contemplating taking both back and just getting the 470 instead and do a Ethernet connection or taking changes with buying a wireless N router. Anyone think the wireless N would make all of the difference?

My hunch is it will not. My S570 is less than 30 feet from the router and I can't use the wireless N without a lot of problems. The signal is never stable. I use it hardwired now.
post #198 of 3945
can anyone provide some feedback on dvd upconversion for the s570? this seems to be one of the few weak points of the c-net review, and i'm just wondering how bad it actually is. anyone actually experiencing SD DVD playback problems?

thanx!
post #199 of 3945
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Originally Posted by e_rock View Post

can anyone provide some feedback on dvd upconversion for the s570? this seems to be one of the few weak points of the c-net review, and i'm just wondering how bad it actually is. anyone actually experiencing SD DVD playback problems?

thanx!

It's not bad at all, you will only notice that it's not "as good" as other few players if you had players like Denon, Oppo or , like me, a Toshiba XA2. I am watching 90% of the movies in bluray now but I think DVDs are also pretty good on the S570. Most of these reviews you see are concerned about a battery of tests and how well the player perform with things like de-interlacing , cadence and other stuff. In real world, I bet 95% of people will not see any significant difference. I watch DVDs on a 65" plasma and they look almost HD to me.
post #200 of 3945
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Originally Posted by slimoli View Post

It's not bad at all, you will only notice that it's not "as good" as other few players if you had players like Denon, Oppo or , like me, a Toshiba XA2. I am watching 90% of the movies in bluray now but I think DVDs are also pretty good on the S570. Most of these reviews you see are concerned about a battery of tests and how well the player perform with things like de-interlacing , cadence and other stuff. In real world, I bet 95% of people will not see any significant difference. I watch DVDs on a 65" plasma and they look almost HD to me.

thanx!
post #201 of 3945
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Originally Posted by e_rock View Post

thanx!

I wanted to comment on the upconverting capabilities...

It isn't as bad as it seems like some are making it out to be. I am watching Star Wars right now and it looks really good to me. I have absolutely no complaints.

Again, only 480 lines of resolution.
post #202 of 3945
Just picked up the Costo model last night to replace my S550 cause I wanted the online addons the 550 lacked. Anyone else noticed the character limit on youtube searches? It was the first thing my daughter noticed when playing with it.
post #203 of 3945
I also just bought the BDP-BX57 (aka as the 570) at Costco ($225 w/Executive Membership). Going online it updated the SW easily and I have been watching and enjoying both Blu Ray and SD DVD. The SD DVD upconvert beautifully as far as I' concerned and I am very happy with this new player. Considering the price combined with Costco return policies, I don't think there is another BD player worth considering
post #204 of 3945
Anyone else with experience streaming online content wirelessly vs. wired to the network?
post #205 of 3945
I got the n460 last weekend and in my frustration, I then picked up a BX57 yesterday from costco. Both of these units have a noticably softer PQ than my bdp-s1 and bdp-s300. I played Planet 51 and Cars blu-rays and the both look stunning on the s1 and s300, but just "pretty good" on the newer machines. I used the exact same inputs/cables but just swapped out machines. I've played with numerous settings and only noticed a slight improvement when I set it to 1080i vs. 1080p with the newer generaton machines. I'm connected to an XBR 55 inch Sony.

Has anyone else noticed this? Do I need to spring for an ES model?
post #206 of 3945
I'm coming from a CRT and a DVD Player, so I'm an HD noob. First HD TV for 2 months and first Blu ray player for less than a month. I have my S570 connected Wireless.

Family watched Planet 51 off Amazon VOD last night. It looked great and no hiccups. I don't have any Blu ray's yet but extremely happy with what I saw from Planet 51 via Amazon VOD. Next is to rent something non animated so I can see how that looks.

Not knowing if it can be better, I'm pretty happy since what I have now from what I came from is pretty amazing!
post #207 of 3945
Is the Netflix app limited to just what is in your Instant Queue? I can't seem to get out of it and browse for other titles. The PS3 app allows browsing, so I would think that the S570's app would also allow it.

FWIW, I'm getting pretty much the same performance for Netflix on my S570 and PS3, both using wireless. Watching HD content like an episode of Bones has great quality and no hiccups on either unit.
post #208 of 3945
Pandora showed up today-works quite well. I like the Sony play(now s370, costco version) much better since using a hardwired connection(actually a wireless bridge-Asus RT13u router). Much more stable and faster than the S570 internal wireless. Maybe better Netflix also, but I'm not sure. Definitely much less likely to drop.
post #209 of 3945
I'm having a difficult time purchasing a new player. It seems like each one contains a fatal flaw with regard to what I'm looking for. With the Sony it seems to be missing an SDHC slot (even a memory stick, which I found surprising unless they aren't going that route any more.) I understand there is a USB port. Is it possible to use a USB reader to get photos and AVCHD video into this unit? It's an incredible convenience to be able to pull out your SD card from a Canon or Panasonic HD video camera and play it within the player.

I took a look at the Panny BD85K, I believe. In addition to finding the S570 cheaper, I've also noticed that it has 1GB of storage, which would seem to be useful - I'm wondering if that storage is for caching streaming content and improving performance. If not, what would that rather small amount of storage be useful for other than storing some pictures?
post #210 of 3945
Does anyone else have the problem when stopping the blu-ray disc, and then starting again, the player will never remember where it left off; it just starts from the beginning again? Any feature to have it remember where I left off on the disc?
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