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Originally Posted by centauro74 View Post

And DRC to wide

Thanks guys! I will give that a try. I was playing with it last night and it looks like the player is defaulting to 2.0. But during playback if I press the audio button I can select 5.1 and get full surround.
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Mine will recognize vobs and mpeg2s over the network. It will recognize mp4s on directly connected usb sticks.
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wonderwyrm

You should see you network if you have entered you password correctly and wep key correctly. It should not make any differeance but makes certain that you are using caps properly.

I would reboot my modem by pulling out the power cord wait 30 seconds and re connect.

Sony has a help line so I suggest contacting them .They have a 2nd level to help with the router.

I spent 2 hrs with them we came to the conclusion the wifi was not working correctly in the machine it was defective.
The unit was replaced the next day by amazon amazing service.
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So if I don't care about streaming, and the picture quality is the same, at least for Blu-Ray, then its just the sound. I thought the Sony sounded exceptional on A Christmas Carol when pushing the HD-Master audio downgraded to DTS through the optical output.

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Originally Posted by slimoli View Post

I have both the Oppo 93 and the Sony S570. For BD playing, they both do a fine job, for everything else the Oppo wins hands down. The Sony is very limited as a media player and doesn't support most of the video formats when connected to a NAS. DVDs look better on the Oppo. Netflix is much better on the Oppo, interface and picture quality. The Oppo sounds better too.
The Sony has a lot of streaming content but the only one I care is the Netflix. The Oppo only has Netflix and Blockbuster but will have others soon.

The Oppo is better than any other player I had , including high-end Pioneer and Denon that costed 3 times more. The decision between the 93 and the S570 depends on what you actually use and your pocket.
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Originally Posted by Chriscpm View Post

So if I don't care about streaming, and the picture quality is the same, at least for Blu-Ray, then its just the sound. I thought the Sony sounded exceptional on A Christmas Carol when pushing the HD-Master audio downgraded to DTS through the optical output.

Not to mention the Sony is almost 4 times cheaper than the Oppo. It is a great value player for what it offers. I have an Oppo DVD player (that sits in its box now) but I just can't justify spending that much on an Oppo Blu-ray player with something like this Sony around.
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I agree with Sir Dracula the sony is a mid level unit while the OPPO is a premium unit with prices starting around $500.00 plus the last time I looked.So you get what you pay for.

For the money the sony is a great little performer we should not get off track by making comparisions.

The comparision should be done by the consumer prior to purchase,so he or she becomes an educated consumer then makes a selection based on budget and expectations of the performance of the blu ray player.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by James T View Post

For the money the sony is a great little performer we should not get off track by making comparisions.

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I made the comparison because I have both and was asked to. The Sony is a great value player but no match to the Oppo.
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"The Oppo is better than any other player I had"

And it better be. I paid just a tad over 100 for my S570 and it is a great value and is perfect for what I use it for. Comparing the two is apples to oranges as others have pointed out.

If your OPPO is NOT the best player you've owned, I'd be very upset.
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I'm still evaluating blu-ray vs DVD at this point. I've read a lot of good feedback here on these forums about the players I have, players I've considered, etc. I've been using blu-ray for about a year and some months now.

Based on my experience so far, I've seen and heard the audio/video differences between standard DVD and blu-ray.

Would I say blu-ray is as huge as DVD vs vhs was? Probably not. Would I say some of what people rave about is partly marketing hype to sell more players/discs ? I would say partly yes. I can say for myself, that blu-ray as a technology isn't something that has kept me overly excited when all said and done. What I would say is a bigger point of excitement and the biggest difference is SD vs HD video/audio. These two things aren't limited to blu-ray disc, though because of the nature of content, blu-ray does provide the highest quality for distribution that I've seen. I think at this point, I still would like to see someone offer a blu-ray player that's just a player without one device trying to do everything. I like some of the new streaming services out. I even like the DLNA concept. The main thing I've found I want though is my movies in HD, and the ability to just put the movie on and not worry about whether it's going to work, or not. Since people do make comparison's between players for standard DVD upscaling quality. I have bought myself a stand alone sone DVD upscaling player. That's all it is is a simple compact dvd player that upscales. I just find it more reliable, and it has the features I have come to love for DVD.

Bottom Line is: I like blu-ray as a technology, there are a lot of great products out there now with different sets of features for different people with different needs. I personally would have just been happier with just the movie and extras in HD instead of one device trying to be everything.

Even for audio CDs, I still have a little sony boom box with a cassette player a cd player and radio. I'm just one of those old school techies that prefers several separate devices to one device that does everything, or tries to do too much.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4 View Post

"The Oppo is better than any other player I had"

And it better be. I paid just a tad over 100 for my S570 and it is a great value and is perfect for what I use it for. Comparing the two is apples to oranges as others have pointed out.

If your OPPO is NOT the best player you've owned, I'd be very upset.

You post and some other suggests I am bragging about my Oppo. I was just answering a question from a fellow member who asked if anybody here could comment about the S570 X the Oppo 93.
I have both and thought I could help, as I always try to. Actually, I am the thread starter and one of the first to get the S570. As I said many times, great value .
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Now, what's better for upscaling DVD's? The BDP-S570 or (by now old) Denon AVR-3808ci?
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I set up my S570 tonight (HDMI connection) and for my first test I put in Terminator Salvation. About 4 minutes in to the BD a loud "popping sound" happened and then there was no audio for about 10 seconds. The audio then came back. I rewound to the exact spot and the "popping" sound happened again. It sounds like something electrical but I never had this happen before with any of my other components hooked up to my Denon 989 receiver. I have played this disk a few times in my Panasonic bd35 and never had any issues. I will try some more BD's tomorrow but I was wondering if anybody has witnessed this before from there S570. Perhaps I should just play it safe and exchange the unit for another. Thanks for any input.
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Originally Posted by ncibob View Post

I set up my S570 tonight (HDMI connection) and for my first test I put in Terminator Salvation. About 4 minutes in to the BD a loud "popping sound" happened and then there was no audio for about 10 seconds. The audio then came back. I rewound to the exact spot and the "popping" sound happened again. It sounds like something electrical but I never had this happen before with any of my other components hooked up to my Denon 989 receiver. I have played this disk a few times in my Panasonic bd35 and never had any issues. I will try some more BD's tomorrow but I was wondering if anybody has witnessed this before from there S570. Perhaps I should just play it safe and exchange the unit for another. Thanks for any input.

No pops on mine but I've have plenty of audio drop outs on regular blurays. Would turning off the 3D video solve this?
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Originally Posted by Urlacher5454 View Post

No pops on mine but I've have plenty of audio drop outs on regular blurays. Would turning off the 3D video solve this?

I currently do not have the 3D enabled on the S570.
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Originally Posted by ncibob View Post

I currently do not have the 3D enabled on the S570.

Default it "auto."
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Hi folks...I'm looking at exchanging my LG BD570C for this Sony (because of the buggy chapter skipping issues on the LG).

Are there any remaining BR playback issues here? I don't much care about 3D or streaming....just want solid and reliable BR performance and the ability to play downloads off of USB.
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Does this model output HDMI and Component video at the same time?
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Originally Posted by bollywood4u View Post

Does anyone have problems with the player not displaying all the content on YouTube playlist. I have a YouTube playlist with over 50 videos but when I open to play them- I can only see 9 ! Would love to hear from anyone who has any success with longer YouTube playlists

I am having the same problem as this person. I looked through this entire topic, but I didn't see an answer to this question anywhere, so I thought I'd repost it and hope someone now would be able to answer. There was some discussion that maybe playlists couldn't be more than 10 videos long for the player to see them correctly, but someone else said they have a playlist with 12 videos and have no problems with it.

I have 2 playlists set up in my Youtube account, each with 11 videos. When I go to the playlists option on my bx57 I can see both playlists and it shows that each has 11 videos. When I actually go into one playlist it says that no videos are available, and when I go into the other playlist only 1 video is available.

When I pull up the playlists on my computer everything is there and everything plays fine.

Is there any way to get the player to "see" all those other videos that it apparently can't see now?
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Originally Posted by gwallace123 View Post

Mine will recognize vobs and mpeg2s over the network. It will recognize mp4s on directly connected usb sticks.

Thanks. I also watch them on my laptop and iphone (waiting time burner). Looks like the LG for me. Really going to miss having the Sony to Sony hook up.
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I was asking about picture quality, not cost. Thanks for explaining how I should buy gear too. I post a couple things a year and tend to cringe now, knowing I'm going to get know-it-all answers like this. This is an owners thread on a 3D blue-ray player, but is 90%+ about streaming. That is so off track ...

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Originally Posted by James T View Post

I agree with Sir Dracula the sony is a mid level unit while the OPPO is a premium unit with prices starting around $500.00 plus the last time I looked.So you get what you pay for.

For the money the sony is a great little performer we should not get off track by making comparisions.

The comparision should be done by the consumer prior to purchase,so he or she becomes an educated consumer then makes a selection based on budget and expectations of the performance of the blu ray player.
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There is one thing that the S570 excels in: smooth playback of 1920x1080/60p video.

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I saw sometime ago the app but today I spend an hr looking for app remote control for iphone4 but couldn't find. Please tell me where is it and what is the name. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Originally Posted by Chriscpm View Post

I was asking about picture quality, not cost. Thanks for explaining how I should buy gear too. I post a couple things a year and tend to cringe now, knowing I'm going to get know-it-all answers like this. This is an owners thread on a 3D blue-ray player, but is 90%+ about streaming. That is so off track ...

With all the blu-ray disc players I've owned (which is 3 now) I've noticed one thing to be consistent, They come out full of bugs/glitches and then it takes the company about a years worth of firmware updates to make them solid units. The only Player I would say came out absolutely solid from the start was the magnavox unit I gave my mom. It was just a player, profile 1.1. So it didn't have all the internet related crap and bd live to make it unstable Like i've seen in many of the profile 2.0 players. I have turned off BD live on my sony S570 and the player has both increased in speed and reliability. Since people here know I have 3 players, I've compared BD pq on all 3. I've seen very little difference as far as bd pq goes. I have 3 players because it seems to be the only way I can get a somewhat reliable setup.
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

...The only Player I would say came out absolutely solid from the start was the magnavox unit I gave my mom. It was just a player, profile 1.1. .

Hee-hee...I have one of those things too. It takes forever to load but seems to play everything thrown at it - unlike the Sony. Cheers to Funai!

I won't go into the Internet issues because for now, video (or at least _quality_ video) over the Internet is just a geek-toy and needs a few years to sort itself out.

My biggest issue with the BDP-S570 is that it frequently cannot distinguish 4:3 programs on some (but not all) DVDs and displays them as widescreen. No adjustment I've found will affect this. Setting the aspect to "Original" only affects BDs. Unfortunately, my TV can only zoom out, not in.
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Originally Posted by MoonLite View Post

I saw sometime ago the app but today I spend an hr looking for app remote control for iphone4 but couldn't find. Please tell me where is it and what is the name. Thank you in advance for your help.

I believe I found it but have yet to get it to work.
In Itunes store search for BD Touch Remote.
If you get that and get it to work please reply back. Maybe I won't give up then
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Do a search for 'Mediaremote', and you'll find it. I have it and it works pretty good!
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What is BD Live called on the S570? Just got my S570 to "replace" my LG 570 yesterday which I had thought "got mangled" with no video (had disconnected the HDMI somehow). At least the Sony S570 was $149.99 at BestBuy & plays SACD.

Couldn't see anything except the 'allow content access to the internet' which I thought was to get album covers for CDs being played or something like that.

The only regret is that the S570 manual says that it doesn't do SACD via the optical outputs, only via the HDMI out; my current receiver doesn't have HDMI. But then I'm on a "4.1" audio, no center speaker or room for it in an apartment.
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Originally Posted by citrus View Post
What is BD Live called on the S570? Just got my S570 to "replace" my LG 570 yesterday which I had thought "got mangled" with no video (had disconnected the HDMI somehow). At least the Sony S570 was $149.99 at BestBuy & plays SACD.

Couldn't see anything except the 'allow content access to the internet' which I thought was to get album covers for CDs being played or something like that.

The only regret is that the S570 manual says that it doesn't do SACD via the optical outputs, only via the HDMI out; my current receiver doesn't have HDMI. But then I'm on a "4.1" audio, no center speaker or room for it in an apartment.
Go to bd viewing settings under settings and set internet connections to do not allow. this will turn off bdlive access on the s570.
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Originally Posted by citrus View Post

The only regret is that the S570 manual says that it doesn't do SACD via the optical outputs, only via the HDMI out; my current receiver doesn't have HDMI. But then I'm on a "4.1" audio, no center speaker or room for it in an apartment.
It doesn't output DSD or LPCM via the S/PDIF or TOSLINK. I think that was something done by 'spec' with the CD producers. There isn't all that much difference (there is some). I've found any audio CD sounds good on the S570.
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I have now used the BDP-S570 for 3 weeks. I love everything except the Netflix Streaming which is why I purchased it in the first place. I first tried using just the wireless but the wireless in the sony, even though the Linksys router strength appeared to be 80% caused alot of stopping and loading issues on Netflix. I then hard wired it to my router with a 100ft Ethernet cable. Netflix was fine at first but then the same loading issues every 5 minutes or so would appear. I checked to make sure it was connected "wired" which it was. When I had it reset the wired connection in the Sony, that worked for an hour or so and then it would start the reload issue again. It seems that if i reset the "wired connection" everytime I log in to Netflix, I get an uninterrupted movie for much longer then if I skip the reloading step. This leads to me to believe that maybe the sony is mixing the wireless and wired connection. Is that possible? If so, how can I turn the wireless off.
I am using a Linksys W54GS router. I get about 10 mbps from this and it should be enough for Netflix. I notice that my wifes dell laptop had no problems streaming wireless from the router.
Has anyone comeup with a bettre solution for the Netflix issue outside of my resetting the connection on the Sony everytime I use it?
By the way, I also reset the modem and router and it changed nothing.
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