Originally Posted by Mr Belvedere
I am having the same problem and the only thing that has helped has been changing the output resolution onthe BDP-S570 to lower than 1080p (I have it set to 1080i right now). In my setup the BDP-S570 is connected to an AVR (Pioneer VSX-1120K). Anyone have any ideas how I can get full 1080p without the dreaded black screen appearing?
Sorry to hear you're still having issues. I haven't turned the 24p setting to OFF because it has always been set to AUTO since I've owned the player. I have a strong feeling these firmware upgrades created incompatibility issues when pairing up the 570 to an av receiver, therefore, causing the picture/audio drop outs. As I mentined before, I've never had these problems until recently. I've owned the S570 for 11 months.
Here's a list of blu ray titles I was having problems with, before
downloading the latest firmware upgrade;
The Grudge - this title was the worst, it experienced 1 picture drop out & at least 7 audio drop outs throughout the movie.
I Am Legend - picture drop out
i Robot - picture drop out
Pitch Black - picture drop out
Chronicles of Riddick - picture dropout
The Dark Knight - picture drop out & 1 out of sync issue
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - this title only experienced an audio drop out for 1 second
The Gravedancers - picture drop out
Pixar's Monsters Inc - picture drop out
I recently switched out the HDMI cables with newer ones and tried playing the Grudge. Audio drop outs occur at approximately 26:05 and 27:00. I just happen to memorize the timestamps after so many times of watching this movie, but audio drop outs happen at least 5 more times during the movie, just can't recall exact times. I should mention that is happens only with the Unrated version, the theatrical version plays fine. Changing the cables obviously didn't make a difference.After
I downloaded the firmware updgrade (M04.R.752), I played 3 blu ray titles, "I Spit On Your Grave" remake, "Let Me In" and "Welcome To The Rileys". All 3 movies played flawlessly, no hiccups, no audio/picture drop outs. I watched a dvd called "The Traveler" without any issues. I thought maybe the firmware fixed the blank screen issues, but
it was too good to be true. Last night I watched "Paranormal Activity 2" blu ray. Those that have seen the movie, you notice that the tv screen will fade to black as it's transitioning to the next scene, for example, day 1, day 2, day 3, etc. This is normal for this type of movie, however, my tv screen had a picture drop out at approximately 31 minutes. I know it was NOT part of the movie because the blu light on my av receiver goes out for 1 second, each time there's a picture drop out. After this brief second, it returns to normal. Obviously the firmware did nothing to fix these random drop outs. People are still experiencing them.
I can't believe Sony can't release a firmware to solve these issues once an for all.