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post #3391 of 3947
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Originally Posted by kristaps View Post

Yes, I've read that not all videos are available. I believe it's something to do with what exactly resolution from Youtube S570 can and will handle...

I believe it has more to do with copyrights. For example, I've noticed that very few, if any, music videos are available.
post #3392 of 3947
From what I remember, youtube HD is only available on a computer, none of the set top boxes support it, Mind you this may have changed with 2011 models, but I don't remember any of the older blu-ray players (especially) supporting youtube HD.
post #3393 of 3947
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

From what I remember, youtube HD is only available on a computer, none of the set top boxes support it, Mind you this may have changed with 2011 models, but I don't remember any of the older blu-ray players (especially) supporting youtube HD.

Yep, none of my HD Youtube videos actually show up on my S57.
post #3394 of 3947
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Originally Posted by Apostate View Post

I believe it has more to do with copyrights. For example, I've noticed that very few, if any, music videos are available.

Aha, so that explains why only some of my favorites show up on my S57 & the others don't.
post #3395 of 3947
It's been my experience that none of the "VEVO"-managed YouTube music videos are available on the S570.
post #3396 of 3947
Anyone have any information on whether Sony intends to update the software on the BDP-S570 so that it will support Vudu. Both Sony and Vudu are evasive in their responses on their support sites and email responses.
post #3397 of 3947
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Originally Posted by techreseller View Post

Anyone have any information on whether Sony intends to update the software on the BDP-S570 so that it will support Vudu. Both Sony and Vudu are evasive in their responses on their support sites and email responses.

I wonder if it has something to do with the Vudu owner - Walmart. It will be interesting to see how this affects the Netflix/Walmart relationship. We live in interesting times.
post #3398 of 3947
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

I wonder if it has something to do with the Vudu owner - Walmart. It will be interesting to see how this affects the Netflix/Walmart relationship. We live in interesting times.

I'd like to see my 2010 models continue to regularly be supported with software updates. Upgrading to a 2011 model just to keep current software, wouldn't be so bad, if it wouldn't force me to buy new hardware for audio to be able to use anything else but TV speakers. (not just sony, but all venders are doing away with analog video/audio outs)

With my panasonic, I'm confident I'll get at least 2 years out of the 85k, with this sony, my confidence in sony is a bit shaken, because features I liked, and used when I bought the player, such as gracenote, and the ability to turn bd live off, speed up load times and still keep the unit connect to the network, are now all broken. My panasonic DMP-BD85 has vudu, and I have to say it's HDX is much superior to netflix HD. Vudu, also sports a unified interface, meaning it works and operates on any device that supports it, it can't vary from unit to unit like netflix does.
post #3399 of 3947
I'm thinking Sony is busy with getting its PS3 network backup and running rather than firmware for the S570.....
post #3400 of 3947
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post
I'd like to see my 2010 models continue to regularly be supported with software updates. Upgrading to a 2011 model just to keep current software, wouldn't be so bad, if it wouldn't force me to buy new hardware for audio to be able to use anything else but TV speakers. (not just sony, but all venders are doing away with analog video/audio outs)

With my panasonic, I'm confident I'll get at least 2 years out of the 85k, with this sony, my confidence in sony is a bit shaken, because features I liked, and used when I bought the player, such as gracenote, and the ability to turn bd live off, speed up load times and still keep the unit connect to the network, are now all broken. My panasonic DMP-BD85 has vudu, and I have to say it's HDX is much superior to netflix HD. Vudu, also sports a unified interface, meaning it works and operates on any device that supports it, it can't vary from unit to unit like netflix does.
I have to agree with you. Well, I don't have to, but I do. Since I bought the S570 there have been additional services added. I hope that trend continues. We don't know what type of contracts ($) Sony has with the many content providers on the XBR. It's a real battlefield out there. I do hope they continue to fix bugs too, since the S570 deserves more than a one year lifespan. Guess we just wait until another company puts out a product that we like more. It shouldn't take too long.
post #3401 of 3947
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Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4 View Post
I'm thinking Sony is busy with getting its PS3 network backup and running rather than firmware for the S570.....
I wonder if they will offer something to get us to trust them again? They can only get so much traction out of "We're Sorry". I got the email telling me to change my password. Then the website shuts down so I can't change it. Wonderful.
post #3402 of 3947
Just got the S570 Monday. I was nervous about reasing some of the issues here about Netflix, so far I've watched 4 movies and a few shows with no problems.(Fingers crossed). I have to say I love this player so far!!!
The really good was I ordered a refurbished from SonyStyle site for $99(add to your cart for current promo $99 price), but I received a brand new unit. Packing slip said Reurb was backordered, and 0 quantity shipped, but quantity 1 shipped for new unit.
post #3403 of 3947
I noticed someone asked a similar question to mine earlier but I didn't see a response (even downloaded the thread and did a text search to try to find it but found nothing). If the question has been answered I apologize in advance!

Here's the deal:

I have a Samsung 46A630 LCD TV and a Yamaha RXV-667 which supplies all video through the HDMI out to the TV. Connected to HDMI 1 on the Yamaha is my blu ray player. Right now it's a Samsung BDP-1500, but I want it to be the Sony BDP-S570. With the Samsung everything works fine. HDMI 2 has my set top box. Again, no problems there.

The Sony, however, when connected through the receiver, will not display the XDNA/Home menu. I can play blu-ray disks, but even DVD menus won't display (the TV sits there unable to find a signal).

If I connect the Sony directly to the TV then I can see the menu with or without the 1080p/24fps setting on.

I've tried different inputs on the TV to no avail, it all behaves the same way.

It feels like it has to be an issue with some sort of configuration incompatibility between the receiver and the blu ray player, but I've messed around with a bunch of stuff and haven't found anything that works.

So, does anyone have any thoughts? Really appreciate it.
post #3404 of 3947
Hi,

I got a Sony S570 yesterday. A primary selling point was that I could play my HD camcorder videos through the USB port. I tested it with a video on a flash drive and it worked, but I could not find any menu item or button on the remote to "eject" the USB drive. On virtually all computers, one is supposed to tell the computer to "eject" the drive (thru software) before removing it physically. If the USB drive is removed without first ejecting it, the user gets a warning that the contents of the USB drive may be damaged. Even on my WD TV media player, there is an Eject button on the remote.

Is there a way to gracefully "eject" a USB drive from the S570? I ended up just pulling out the drive, but I was hoping for a better method.

Gregg
post #3405 of 3947
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by vbgregg View Post

Hi,

I got a Sony S570 yesterday. A primary selling point was that I could play my HD camcorder videos through the USB port. I tested it with a video on a flash drive and it worked, but I could not find any menu item or button on the remote to "eject" the USB drive. On virtually all computers, one is supposed to tell the computer to "eject" the drive (thru software) before removing it physically. If the USB drive is removed without first ejecting it, the user gets a warning that the contents of the USB drive may be damaged. Even on my WD TV media player, there is an Eject button on the remote.

Is there a way to gracefully "eject" a USB drive from the S570? I ended up just pulling out the drive, but I was hoping for a better method.

Gregg

The reason why you should "eject" a USB driver is because could be data in a buffer waiting to be written on the disk. That's not the case with the 570, since it only reads the disk . Don't worry, just unplug it from the USB port.
post #3406 of 3947
Thanks for the information! Now I have another question.

Is the 570 not able to see very deep into the file hierarchy on a USB drive? When I did my first test, I connected my HD camcorder to my computer and simply copied the contents of the camcorder's memory to the USB flash drive. The video (.MTS) files were 3 layers deep; that is, they were in:

/AVCHD/BDMV/STREAM/file.MTS

I was able navigate on the 570 to the BDMV subdirectory, but it said there were no valid video files. It did not show the STREAM subdirectory, much less any of the files in the STREAM subdirectory.

As a second test, I copied a few .MTS files to the root of the flash drive and then the 570 saw them.

So, when using a USB drive, can the 570 only see video files that are in either the root directory or maybe a subdirectory of the root directory? Or did I mess up somehow?

Thanks,

Gregg
post #3407 of 3947
I don't know if this has been asked or such but I couldn't find it on here.

I own a 2010 model and this player worked great last week, this week I went and tried to play a movie. It loads and then instantly pauses playback and you are unable to do anything but go home or eject the disc. This does this on every disc that I own and I've reset to factory settings, unplugged the player and restarted that way. I have updated it with the latest firmware and still have the same problem.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
post #3408 of 3947
vbgregg,
Page 34 of the manual says that it should read folders up to the 5th tree and up to 500 files in a single tree.
post #3409 of 3947
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Originally Posted by unavol View Post

vbgregg,
Page 34 of the manual says that it should read folders up to the 5th tree and up to 500 files in a single tree.

Thanks! I thought I had read the manual, but I missed that part.

I wonder why I could not see any files in the third level of subdirectories (I assume this is the same as the third tree).

Gregg
post #3410 of 3947
My BDP-S570 decided to start playing Xvid and DivX from a UPNP server.

US here, M04.R.752 firmware.

No more transcoding for me!
post #3411 of 3947
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Originally Posted by LightningCrash View Post

My BDP-S570 decided to start playing Xvid and DivX from a UPNP server.

US here, M04.R.752 firmware.

No more transcoding for me!

I just got my 570 this week and it has the firmware you mentioned.

I have never streamed anything from my computer (a Mac, if it matters). Can you please describe how to set this up? If not, can you point me to a link that will describe the procedure?

Thanks in advance,

Gregg
post #3412 of 3947
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Originally Posted by vbgregg View Post

I just got my 570 this week and it has the firmware you mentioned.

I have never streamed anything from my computer (a Mac, if it matters). Can you please describe how to set this up? If not, can you point me to a link that will describe the procedure?

Thanks in advance,

Gregg

Gregg,

Start by downloading TVMOBILI here: http://127.0.0.1:30888/__index

That program will allow your Mac to send your photos to your 570.
post #3413 of 3947
Hi,

Yesterday I connected a USB flash drive to the front USB port on my 570 and I was able to view HD videos (.MTS files) taken with my camcorder.

Today I tried the same thing with a Western Digital (WD) My Passport USB drive and it did not work. I got a message saying the drive was unsupported. I tried a different WD drive and got the same message. I also tried both the front and back USB ports on the 570, but both gave the same error messsage. Why won't this work? I thought Sony even sold this drive as an accessory for the 570!!! Do only certain WD models and/or sizes work?

Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks,

Gregg
post #3414 of 3947
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Originally Posted by vbgregg View Post
Do only certain WD models and/or sizes work?
Gregg, I believe the 570 only supports up to FAT-32 formatted drives. Could it be possible that your flash drive was formatted t FAT-32 while your drives may be something else like NTFS?
post #3415 of 3947
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by vbgregg View Post

Hi,



Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks,

Gregg

Yes, the S570 doesn't work with NTFS, the way your USB HDD is formated. It only works with FAT32. You can re-format the Passport with FAT32 but you still have the file size limit (4 GB) . AS a media player, the S570 sucks big time. Get a real media player if you want to stream or play local files, specially in HD.

Zman beat me for 3 minutes...
post #3416 of 3947
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Originally Posted by ZManCartFan View Post

Gregg, I believe the 570 only supports up to FAT-32 formatted drives. Could it be possible that your flash drive was formatted t FAT-32 while your drives may be something else like NTFS?

Hi ZManCartFan (and Slimoli),

Thanks for the quick response. The first WD drive I tried was brand new and the first thing I did was to reformat it as FAT-32 (though I did this on a Mac). It definitely is NOT formatted as NTFS. The drive is 500-GB, though none of the individual files are more than 1-GB. Any other thoughts about what is wrong?

Gregg
post #3417 of 3947
Hi,

To answer my own question, I called Sony and the tech support person told me that the 570 (and all Sony blu-ray players) will not recognize USB drives with a total capacity greater than 320-GB. That is very unfortunate. I have several 500-GB drives that apparently will not work. I'm sure others may have even larger drives, which are useful for storing HD videos.

The tech support person did not know whether I could form 2 partitions of 250-GB each and have the 570 recognize them. He was not optimistic, but I will try later when I get home.

Any work-arounds would be appreciated. Thanks,

Gregg
post #3418 of 3947
@Gregg
I also have a WD passport 500gig and tried using partitions with no luck. It will see the first partition only and will not open any files.
Page 34 of the manual states "The player can recognize Mass Storage Class (MSC) devices (such as flash memory or an HDD) that are FAT-compatible and nonpartitioned
It might just be me seeing how that was the first partition I've ever made
Im interested in your results aswell as what program your using for partitioning.
Good Luck!
post #3419 of 3947
I've run into a problem paying the blu-ray movie Traitor. The player is saying its outputting DD-HD 5.1 but the receiver (HTR-5940) is only showing stereo. Every other blu-ray I've used has output DD-HD and DTS-HD with no problems. Whats the deal?
post #3420 of 3947
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Originally Posted by sebring8259 View Post

I've run into a problem paying the blu-ray movie Traitor. The player is saying its outputting DD-HD 5.1 but the receiver (HTR-5940) is only showing stereo. Every other blu-ray I've used has output DD-HD and DTS-HD with no problems. Whats the deal?

I fixed this issue. It turns out that having BD Audio MIX ON will cause this nuisance and simply setting it to OFF resolves it.
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