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post #3421 of 3947
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Originally Posted by vbgregg View Post

I called Sony and the tech support person told me the 570 (and all Sony blu-ray players) will not recognize USB drives with a total capacity greater than 320-GB.

Well, I guess the Sony tech support person did not know what he was talking about. I re-formatted my 500-GB (and chose a different setting) and this time it was recognized by my 570.

Gregg
post #3422 of 3947
I have a BDP-S570 and I am temporarily separated from the remote. I had hoped one of my many unverisal remotes would work. No luck. Specifically, I'm trying the remote that came with my stereo amplifier (Yamaha RAV308) and a fancy Philips remote that doesn't have a model number, but it has an LCD screen at the top. It's about 3 years old.

Neither remote seems able to operate this player. Any idea?

Thanks in advance...

FWIW. The Philips remote has a device setup screen. I selected DVD players. It has 7 Sony codes and 209 DVD codes overall. In the discovery mode, each press of the power button tries each code in turn. All 209 codes failed.
post #3423 of 3947
Get a logitech remote, they have a database online for all electronics available and the new ones all the time.
post #3424 of 3947
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Originally Posted by sebring8259 View Post

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. I'm interested in your results as well as what program your using for partitioning.

I was able to get this to work, at least to some extent.

I have a Mac and part of the problem was the way I formatted the USB drive as FAT32. I used Disk Utility and created a single FAT32 partition. There was an Options button with 3 choices for booting options. I chose the first option, which had to do with booting from an Intel Mac (the second option was for a PowerPC Mac). It turns out that I should have chosen the third option, which was something about a Master Boot Record for a Windows PC. Once I re-formatted with that third option, the 570 saw my 500-gb USB drive.

I have not experimented to see whether or not the entire 500 GB is available, but hopefully it is. The Sony support guy told me that only 320-GB (or smaller) drives would work, but it appears that he was wrong, though I suppose it's possible that only 320 of the total 500 GBs are available.

Also, for fun, I tried creating 2 partitions: one FAT32 and one MacOS Extended. I believe the 570 complained about the MacOS partition (as expected) but still saw the FAT32 partition. I don't remember if I successfully played any video from the FAT32 partition, but I think I did.

I have not experimented to see whether the 570 can access two (or more) FAT32 partitions, but my guess is that this is not possible. It appears that the manual is wrong, in that the drive can be partitioned, but probably only one (FAT32) partition is useable and perhaps it has to be the first partition, though I have not checked this last part.

Gregg
post #3425 of 3947
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Originally Posted by centauro74 View Post

Get a logitech remote, they have a database online for all electronics available and the new ones all the time.

Well, I don't really want to buy another remote. That doesn't solve the problem I currently have. Which is I'm going to be away for several days and my wife may want to use the DVD player in my absence. I don't have time to find, buy, set up and figure out a new remote before I leave. When I get back I'll be able to retrieve the remote that came with the player. As far as that goes, if I had the original remote, I could teach the Philips remote all its codes.

I guess I'm trying to ask if Sony has added new remote codes for the BDP-S570 and that is why my 3 year old remotes can't control it. I suppose the answer is yes, but I was hoping for some magical way to resolve this problem.
post #3426 of 3947
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Originally Posted by Tirebiter View Post

Well, I don't really want to buy another remote. That doesn't solve the problem I currently have. Which is I'm going to be away for several days and my wife may want to use the DVD player in my absence. I don't have time to find, buy, set up and figure out a new remote before I leave. When I get back I'll be able to retrieve the remote that came with the player. As far as that goes, if I had the original remote, I could teach the Philips remote all its codes.

I guess I'm trying to ask if Sony has added new remote codes for the BDP-S570 and that is why my 3 year old remotes can't control it. I suppose the answer is yes, but I was hoping for some magical way to resolve this problem.

I went through this remote issue a few pages back. In short, yes, Sony indeed added fresh codes for its BD players. Most older remotes are not programmed to deal with these codes. It is probably possible to reprogram these remotes but it requires specialized equipment.

Some reading: http://www.hifi-remote.com/wiki/inde...itle=Main_Page

You may want to contact a user here named mdavej. He seems to know a lot about this stuff.
post #3427 of 3947
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Originally Posted by FunLovinAV View Post

I went through this remote issue a few pages back. In short, yes, Sony indeed added fresh codes for its BD players. Most older remotes are not programmed to deal with these codes. It is probably possible to reprogram these remotes but it requires specialized equipment.

Some reading: http://www.hifi-remote.com/wiki/inde...itle=Main_Page

You may want to contact a user here named mdavej. He seems to know a lot about this stuff.

Ah yes, JP1. I actually have a cable tucked away in a drawer somewhere. IIRC, it needs an old fashioned serial port on the PC. I'm sure they have USB versions by now.

This is somewhat less magical and more effort than buying a new remote. Fortunately, the decision to go this route is hampered by the lack of a JP1 port on either remote control.

I think I'll wait a week until I an retrieve the real Sony remote control and my wife can get by with what's on the DVR or streaming from Netflix to her laptop.

Thanks all.
post #3428 of 3947
Try these remote codes. One of them worked with my Yamaha RXV1900.

00506
00907
01007
01107
04006
05106
post #3429 of 3947
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Originally Posted by strikehold View Post

Try these remote codes. One of them worked with my Yamaha RXV1900.

00506
00907
01007
01107
04006
05106

Tried them but no luck. Not a big deal. In a week I'll have reunited the original Sony remote with the player.

Thanks.
post #3430 of 3947
Ok, not to rub it in on those who couldn't connect their BD player to their computer easily. I accidentally did it yesterday. Now I can see photos, hear music and maybe, if I get one in the right format experience video from my computer on my LCD tv in the living room. Cool.
post #3431 of 3947
Hi,

I have some .m2ts, .mts, .mp4, and .m4v files on my computer (a Mac). The manual (page 33) says all of these file types are playable, but I can NOT play them (or even see them) over my wireless network, even though I can copy them to an external USB drive and play them after I connect the USB drive to my 570.

I tried 3 different DLNA servers (EyeConnect, TVMOBILI, iSedora) and I got the same results (or lack of results). I can see folders from my computer on my 570 via the wireless network, and I can view .jpg photos and play .mp3 songs, but I can NOT see any video files. I can navigate through many levels of directories, but at the end of each hierarchy of directories I always get a message that says "There is no playable file". All the directories look empty, since no files are ever viewable (much less playable).

Do I need a different DLNA server? Can anyone help me get this working? Thanks,

Gregg
post #3432 of 3947
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Originally Posted by vbgregg View Post

Hi,

I have some .m2ts, .mts, .mp4, and .m4v files on my computer (a Mac). The manual (page 33) says all of these file types are playable, but I can NOT play them (or even see them) over my wireless network, even though I can copy them to an external USB drive and play them after I connect the USB drive to my 570.

I tried 3 different DLNA servers (EyeConnect, TVMOBILI, iSedora) and I got the same results (or lack of results). I can see folders from my computer on my 570 via the wireless network, and I can view .jpg photos and play .mp3 songs, but I can NOT see any video files. I can navigate through many levels of directories, but at the end of each hierarchy of directories I always get a message that says "There is no playable file". All the directories look empty, since no files are ever viewable (much less playable).

Do I need a different DLNA server? Can anyone help me get this working? Thanks,

Gregg

Hi gregg,

I am a mac user as well, Isedora works, but you must make sure the video standard is set to NTSC, it defaults to PAL, with the sony player listed in the server list click configure. and set to NTSC under video. I have playyed all types of files over dlna, not that i use it much anymore. I am also able to play m4v files and mp4 files. make sure they aren't DRM'd itunes content. Those won't work, on anything but apple hardware.
post #3433 of 3947
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

Hi gregg,

I am a mac user as well, Isedora works, but you must make sure the video standard is set to NTSC, it defaults to PAL, with the sony player listed in the server list click configure. and set to NTSC under video. I have playyed all types of files over dlna, not that i use it much anymore. I am also able to play m4v files and mp4 files. make sure they aren't DRM'd itunes content. Those won't work, on anything but apple hardware.

Hi MacinMan,

Thanks for getting back to me. I can't even get far enough to change from PAL to NTSC. In the main iSedora window, under the Server tab, the server status is "Running" but nothing shows up under "Connected devices". I wrote to the iSedora folks and they said that the 570 is definitely supported. I wonder why it won't show up as a connected device...

Gregg
post #3434 of 3947
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Originally Posted by vbgregg View Post

Hi MacinMan,

Thanks for getting back to me. I can't even get far enough to change from PAL to NTSC. In the main iSedora window, under the Server tab, the server status is "Running" but nothing shows up under "Connected devices". I wrote to the iSedora folks and they said that the 570 is definitely supported. I wonder why it won't show up as a connected device...

Gregg

That is strange, mine showed up the first time with the name Blu-ray Player, with the device ip. The only thing I can think of, is if you need to open ports on the network, eg.g or turn on upnp support, that's my only thoughts.
post #3435 of 3947
Is there a way to make this player not automatically start as soon as you put in a disk? I could've sworn I've done it before but I can't seem to find the option in the settings. Maybe I'm confusing it with PS3.....
post #3436 of 3947
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Originally Posted by GSimmons1987 View Post

Is there a way to make this player not automatically start as soon as you put in a disk? I could've sworn I've done it before but I can't seem to find the option in the settings. Maybe I'm confusing it with PS3.....

Don't recall seeing such an option. But then, it turns off after 30 minutes of inactivity and there is no option for that either.
post #3437 of 3947
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

it turns off after 30 minutes of inactivity and there is no option for that either.


I sure wish there was an option to turn that feature off.
post #3438 of 3947
greetings HD fanatic----maybe you can shed a bit of light---
i am connected via verizon's modem/router to which i have connected the E4200. the router is roughly 40feet from the tv-sony blueray 570. after excessive conversations with linksys & sony (including sony high level support), the net result is that linksys wants me to connect to their outside (extra cost) company and sony tells me i should buy a wireless repeater/signal booster. i contacted my longtime salesman at J&R from whom i purchased the 570 asking for the repeater-booster. he practically flew off the handle, saying, the E4200 is perfectly adequate and should not require boosting, that linksys should help me gain the connection, as something is not right. he may be right and i need some outside help --- can you assist???
many thanks
elmark
post #3439 of 3947
I know nothing about linksys, but my ancient D-Link DIR-625 connects just fine to my 570 through 5 walls and a 30' distance. It's now supporting 5 devices as far away as 200'. I must have been prescient when I bought it. And I know this doesn't help you, except to realize that the router is probably not at fault.
post #3440 of 3947
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Originally Posted by elmark View Post
greetings HD fanatic----maybe you can shed a bit of light---
i am connected via verizon's modem/router to which i have connected the E4200. the router is roughly 40feet from the tv-sony blueray 570. after excessive conversations with linksys & sony (including sony high level support), the net result is that linksys wants me to connect to their outside (extra cost) company and sony tells me i should buy a wireless repeater/signal booster. i contacted my longtime salesman at J&R from whom i purchased the 570 asking for the repeater-booster. he practically flew off the handle, saying, the E4200 is perfectly adequate and should not require boosting, that linksys should help me gain the connection, as something is not right. he may be right and i need some outside help --- can you assist???
many thanks
elmark
I have the same Linksys 4200 router and I get mediocre reception at about the same distance. The signal strength is about 60%. After much experimenting, I noticed that the Linksys signal out varies a LOT when the router is moved or rotated in a small area. By adjusting the position, i was able to get 90% signal strength (it appears the antenna is very directional). Also, the 5.0GHz signal is a lot weaker than the 2.4GHz so set the Sony to the 2.4GHz band.

The problem is two-fold... the Sony is not that great with wireless networks, it's reception is mediocre (the n80 series players are worse, as they only have one antenna). The other issue is that dual band routers do not seem to be as strong as previous models (I bought a Netgear AVR3700 router with similar poor results). My older but dead WRT54G had a LOT stronger signal than the current dual band units, even though the WRT54G was only 2.4Ghz.
post #3441 of 3947
Hi,

I have currently got my s570 set up to passthrough my hd audio to my denon 1910 reciever.

The problem is when I 1st put a film on with HD audio (for example Harry Potter deathly hallows part1 bluray) The light on the reciever comes on to say it is being streamed high def audio etc. However no sound is actually there.

Every time it does this I have to fiddle to get the sound, usually if I flick through the audio sources on the s570 it will fix the problem. i.e. if I switch to 2 channel dolby digital, then generman etc etc until eventually I get back to the high def audio it then works. The light is there on the reciever (it turns off while sending other none high def audio from the other sound channels).

Last night however that didnt fix it and I had to go in and fiddle with my hdmi audio ettings on my reciever (I just turned things to analgue and back again so didnt actually change anything) and it worked again.

I am now clueless how to fix this as it doesnt seem to be a problem with the settings, just a problem when the movie 1st starts.

any ideas?

Thanks in advance
post #3442 of 3947
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

I turned on my sony today, and noticed the netflix interface has changed, has anyone else noticed this? I have categories and a few other things.


Thanks

I Just received my BDP-S770 and when I am in the Netflix interface, pressing the "Options" button on the remote brings up a search function. Don't know if the same is true for the S570. I have one but I swapped it out for the S770 while I relocate it. Would be interesting to see whether the S570 has it also.
post #3443 of 3947
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Originally Posted by slimm View Post

I Just received my BDP-S770 and when I am in the Netflix interface, pressing the "Options" button on the remote brings up a search function. Don't know if the same is true for the S570. I have one but I swapped it out for the S770 while I relocate it. Would be interesting to see whether the S570 has it also.

Yes,

It's the same for the 570, the two units are identical except the lighted remote and a slightly different casing.
post #3444 of 3947
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

Yes,

It's the same for the 570, the two units are identical except the lighted remote and a slightly different casing.

Please provide the article you referenced for the statement, "the two units are identical except the light remote and a slightly different casing." I suspect you gleaned this information after skimming through this thread ... I would caution against making definitive statements unless you have good source material. There is equal anecdotal evidence suggesting that the 770 is identical to the Sony ES1700.
post #3445 of 3947
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Originally Posted by guile9 View Post

Please provide the article you referenced for the statement, "the two units are identical except the light remote and a slightly different casing." I suspect you gleaned this information after skimming through this thread ... I would caution against making definitive statements unless you have good source material. There is equal anecdotal evidence suggesting that the 770 is identical to the Sony ES1700.

I didn't read one specific article, I have however, spoken to people who own the 770, that come here, and having the 570, I could compare what they say with what I have. I have also read numerous user reviews on different sites like Amazon, best buy, etc, and I tried to find a good comparison article. The best conclusion, i was able to come up with from this research was, the internals are the same, all the features are the same between the two. The only differences I've found was the 770, comes with a lighted remote, the 570, does not. And the 770, has a slightly different case design then the 570. Beyond that according to my research, they are essentially the same.

Hope this helps.
post #3446 of 3947
If I wasn't such a chicken, I'd open them both up and take a look.
post #3447 of 3947
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post
I didn't read one specific article, I have however, spoken to people who own the 770, that come here, and having the 570, I could compare what they say with what I have. I have also read numerous user reviews on different sites like Amazon, best buy, etc, and I tried to find a good comparison article. The best conclusion, i was able to come up with from this research was, the internals are the same, all the features are the same between the two. The only differences I've found was the 770, comes with a lighted remote, the 570, does not. And the 770, has a slightly different case design then the 570. Beyond that according to my research, they are essentially the same.

Hope this helps.

I owned the S570 for a while and sold it a while back to get the S770 which I still own. Whether or not the two players share the same internal parts, I don't know and nobody seems to know. I however can tell you that to my eyes, the S770 has better PQ and AQ. The colors, details, depth are just better IMO leading me to believe the S770 probably has more in common to the S1700es then the S570. To me, the S770 is one of the best Blu Ray players ever produced, but then again is all a matter of opinion.....
post #3448 of 3947
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Originally Posted by guile9 View Post
Please provide the article you referenced for the statement, "the two units are identical except the light remote and a slightly different casing." I suspect you gleaned this information after skimming through this thread ... I would caution against making definitive statements unless you have good source material. There is equal anecdotal evidence suggesting that the 770 is identical to the Sony ES1700.
I read that as well... that 770 was suppose to be ES but Sony decided to cancel ES line in US but performance-wise 570 is pretty close to 770.
post #3449 of 3947
The Xross Meida Bar is the same interface for all Sony devices(media player, Blu-ray players, PS3), the S570 also has the search feature on Netflix. One other difference is the S570 has 1080i output on component while the S770 is limited to 480p.
post #3450 of 3947
I think you might be referring to the S780. My S770 has Netflix search and does 1080i through component for blu-rays.
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