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post #3271 of 3945
I've lost track of things -- has Sony released a new firmware version which restores the ability to turn off BDLive? Or is that still broken?
post #3272 of 3945
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Originally Posted by arbeck77 View Post

Does your surround receiver not have a coaxial input? Most do. Also, what format are your hard drives and memory cards formated in? If they are NTFS, they can't be read.

They are ntfs and they play great on the 580 not the 57. There is a ton of stuff on them so I didn't want to make them fat 32. I just brought it back and picked up a LG brd player and it works perfect for the hard drives. It also has a 250g built in hard drive. Thank you
post #3273 of 3945
Tron Legacy bluray having issues. Playback dropped video once, then could not find the bluray disk in the 570.

Firmware update anyone?
post #3274 of 3945
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Originally Posted by gso125 View Post

They are ntfs and they play great on the 580 not the 57. There is a ton of stuff on them so I didn't want to make them fat 32. I just brought it back and picked up a LG brd player and it works perfect for the hard drives.

I think NTFS support was added in the 2012 models (580) but was not supported in the 370/470/570... OTOH, the newer models have dropped some "legacy" connectivity... seems to be happening with AVR's as well as BRP's.
post #3275 of 3945
Yep, Tron bluray having issues with playback on the 570. Its when the video cycles between full screen and black bars top and bottom that is coded into the bluray. You can read about that "feature" on the bluray review sites. This is going to be a major distraction for this bluray.

Edit: It also could be the combination of having the Disney second screen, BD live, etc., all in the mix. Clearly unacceptable viewing experience as the player resets the resolution. Worse than those old layer breaks on dual layer dvd's.

Edit: Plays fine on the PS3. Switches un-noticeably between resolutions.
post #3276 of 3945
Testing now. It might be my Denon receiver. Eliminating options and watching the movie at the moment. Will get back to the thread in a bit.
post #3277 of 3945
Hey guys!

My friend got this player for Christmas and it worked fine for 2 months going into her Westinghouse LCD HDTV through HDMI. But about 3 weeks ago, the sound just stopped working for some reason. Tried all the various settings in the HOME menu. She got a replacement unit which worked fine for 2 days and now the same issue is happening. no sound at all through HDMI to the set either on BD, DVD or Netflix, streamineg etc...

Could it be the HDMI cable? Weird that it would work again with the new one for a couple of days. Thanks for any help you can give. I have the same model at work with a newer 22" LCD and it has no issues...


post #3278 of 3945
Well it appears it is the Denon. Previously had a DVD player on that input and left the upscaling features of the Denon on. Every time the Tron bluray changed screen size, which it does periodically, the Denon thought it needed to renegotiate the upscaling settings. Everything off in the Denon, Tron plays fine. It is not the Sony S570.
post #3279 of 3945
I can't link my amazon account to the player. Where do I find the registration code? The player says its already registered and shows No code
post #3280 of 3945
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Originally Posted by mlamanna View Post

I can't link my amazon account to the player. Where do I find the registration code? The player says its already registered and shows No code

IMO, this is a lousy Sony design logic. If you brought an used or refurb that was registered before but did not unlink before it was resold, the only way to reset it to call Sony support.
post #3281 of 3945
I have a question about my BDP-S570. Currently my system is setup as follows. Component cables from my 570 to my CRT rear projection tv ( a ten year old Mitsubishi Diamond) and toslink optical to my B&K Ref 30 pre/pro for the sound (dolby digital). I am thinking of getting the new Panasonic 65" VT30plasma tv when it comes out in May. My question is this. I would like to use an HDMI cable from the 570 to the new tv for video only and still use my optical cable for sound to my pre/pro because it doesn't have HDMI connections. Is that possible? I guess what I'm asking is can the HDMI output on the 570 only be setup up to send the video and not the audio signal out? Are there menu settings in the 570 to tell it to only send video via HDMI and dolby digital over the optical cable to the pre/pro? Hope this doesn't sound too confusing. Or does the 570 send out dolby digital simultaneously over HDMI and optical so I don't have anything to be concerned about? Thanks for any info....Don
post #3282 of 3945
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Originally Posted by scarpi View Post
I would like to use an HDMI cable from the 570 to the new tv for video only and still use my optical cable for sound to my pre/pro because it doesn't have HDMI connections. Is that possible?
Yes. You can do it no probelm.
post #3283 of 3945
Ok, thanks. So I basically use the same audio settings that I currently have set in the 570 menu and I will get dolby digital over optical to my pre/pro even though I will be using HDMI to the tv for video.
post #3284 of 3945
The default audio settings will give you DD5.1/DTS over optical.
post #3285 of 3945
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Originally Posted by scarpi View Post

Ok, thanks. So I basically use the same audio settings that I currently have set in the 570 menu and I will get dolby digital over optical to my pre/pro even though I will be using HDMI to the tv for video.

Yes. My setup is HDMI to LG 47LE5400 for video and uses SPDIF to send 5.1 DD/DTS to an old Pioneer receiver. BTW, the HDMI also sends 2 ch audio to the TV so I don't have to have the full HT on if I don't want to.
post #3286 of 3945
Thanks again all.
post #3287 of 3945
Absolute crap for Netflix. I've got FIOS but still can't get a steady stream.

I'm looking for new 55" LCD but I'll steer clear of Sony.
post #3288 of 3945
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Originally Posted by scarpi View Post

I have a question about my BDP-S570. Currently my system is setup as follows. Component cables from my 570 to my CRT rear projection tv ( a ten year old Mitsubishi Diamond) and toslink optical to my B&K Ref 30 pre/pro for the sound (dolby digital). I am thinking of getting the new Panasonic 65" VT30plasma tv when it comes out in May. My question is this. I would like to use an HDMI cable from the 570 to the new tv for video only and still use my optical cable for sound to my pre/pro because it doesn't have HDMI connections. Is that possible? I guess what I'm asking is can the HDMI output on the 570 only be setup up to send the video and not the audio signal out? Are there menu settings in the 570 to tell it to only send video via HDMI and dolby digital over the optical cable to the pre/pro? Hope this doesn't sound too confusing. Or does the 570 send out dolby digital simultaneously over HDMI and optical so I don't have anything to be concerned about? Thanks for any info....Don

You would get the same content with S/PDIF without the physical sensitivity of fiber.
post #3289 of 3945
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

You would get the same content with S/PDIF without the physical sensitivity of fiber.

post #3290 of 3945
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post


I'm unclear which statement I should clarify.
post #3291 of 3945
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Originally Posted by PawPawDog View Post


IMO, this is a lousy Sony design logic. If you brought an used or refurb that was registered before but did not unlink before it was resold, the only way to reset it to call Sony support.

But my account with Sony says its registered to me....is that different
post #3292 of 3945
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post
I'm unclear which statement I should clarify.
I'm confused because S/PDIF is both fiber and coax. Did you mean coax?
post #3293 of 3945
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post
I'm confused because S/PDIF is both fiber and coax. Did you mean coax?
My error. I always associate TOSLINK with fiber and S/PDIF with coax. From this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOSLINK

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S/PDIF

I am confusing a protocol with a medium. (like Cat5 and ethernet) My point was that optical is more likely to be damaged by scratching the output or crimping the conductor. Coax is more able to withstand abuse and does not have polarity issues, but can have RF interference. I have used both a lot. Since fiber is being dropped by newer equipment, coax seems to be a better purchase for the future.

I think this started because an AVR with both still had free coax ports.
post #3294 of 3945
Gotcha. I'm partial to fiber since I have more of those type inputs on my receiver (which I hope to get another 10 years out of). On the other hand, I have yet to keep the same blu-ray player more than 6 months. So future-proofing isn't a concern of mine at all.
post #3295 of 3945
Costco Canada has a version BX38 is it the same as the 570?
post #3296 of 3945
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Costco Canada has a version BX38 is it the same as the 570?

BX38 = 380 (2011 version of BDP-370) ... 580 minus memory and wifi built-in
post #3297 of 3945
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

The correct code for all sony blu-ray players on this type of remote (UEI) is DVD 1516. Unfortunately it's not in your remote (too old), but it is in its newer cousin the RCA RCRP05B which is $20 at best buy ($15 elsewhere online) and will control your cable box as well. Another benefit of the RCA is it's also a learning remote.

Alternately, you can load the sony codes from your computer using a JP1.3 cable. There are 2 versions of the 7820, a JP1.2 (labeled JP1.1) and a JP1.3. Both would use a JP1.3 cable. Follow the Wiki link in my sig for details.

Thanks for this!
post #3298 of 3945
Just to let you guys know, the 580 series has TERRIBLE wireless reception compared to the 570. Bought a 580 and set it up. The 570 had no issues connecting 802.11G/N but the 580 has poorer signal on G and absolutely no connectivity on N.
post #3299 of 3945
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Originally Posted by battscrew View Post

Costco Canada has a version BX38 is it the same as the 570?

Look for BX57 instead.
post #3300 of 3945
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Originally Posted by mlamanna View Post

But my account with Sony says its registered to me....is that different

If the player is listed under your Sony Essential "Manage Your Products", then go to "Personalized Services" and link the Amazon service from there.
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