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post #3781 of 3944
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

Is anyone having issues with HBO's Game of Thrones? When I insert the disc, the player freezes up. It does not go to any menu, the screen is blank and the display just shows 00:00:00... I have to unplug the power cord to eject the disc.


With the 570 I changed the setting from use onboard memory to use USB drive rear without installing a USB drive and then all discs played.
post #3782 of 3944
Turning off network access seems to let Game of Thrones work better as well
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The last few days I have had an issue with my 570. I put a BD in and I get an icon on the screen that looks like a disc. It stays on this screen for ever. The only way out of it is to unplug the machine. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Ideas?
post #3784 of 3944
A new firmware update would be nice, but Netflix and such, but at this point I don't expect it. Funny though, as I have a Samsung player a year older that still offers them from time to time.
post #3785 of 3944
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Originally Posted by Josh Simpson View Post

A new firmware update would be nice, but Netflix and such, but at this point I don't expect it. Funny though, as I have a Samsung player a year older that still offers them from time to time.

Please forgive me if this sounds strange, but are you saying you don't have NetFlix or that it doesn't work very well?
post #3786 of 3944
Hey all am new to this but i have got my self a Sony BDP-S570. am from the uk. i joined netflix as it says i can watch on blu-ray player.. but i dont seem to have it.... i have youtube.. and lovefilm every thing but that.. any ideas how i could get it? cheers
post #3787 of 3944
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Originally Posted by crackster View Post

Hey all am new to this but i have got my self a Sony BDP-S570. am from the uk. i joined netflix as it says i can watch on blu-ray player.. but i dont seem to have it.... i have youtube.. and lovefilm every thing but that.. any ideas how i could get it? cheers

Check:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post19760390

Seems the S570 tells Netflix that it is not region 1 (or something similar) and it won't communicate even if you have the icon as I do.

Current US firmware is M04.R.787.
post #3788 of 3944
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by crackster View Post

Hey all am new to this but i have got my self a Sony BDP-S570. am from the uk. i joined netflix as it says i can watch on blu-ray player.. but i dont seem to have it.... i have youtube.. and lovefilm every thing but that.. any ideas how i could get it? cheers

Nothing to do with the Sony. Netflix blocks any atempt to access an American account if you are not in USA. I am in France now and just tried to watch a Netflix movie on my Ipad. I can't even open the first page and a msg abou blocking access from overseas comes up.
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Has anyone had problems playing the "American Psycho" BD on the BDP-S570? I've had the BD for a while, but last night was the first time I tried to play it on the Sony. No screen will even load and it just says "invalid disc." The disc isn't smudged or scratched at all, and I've tried little adjustments that have worked in the past with other problematic discs (turning off BD-Live, switching to internal memory). Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
post #3790 of 3944
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Originally Posted by Josh Simpson View Post

A new firmware update would be nice, but Netflix and such, but at this point I don't expect it. Funny though, as I have a Samsung player a year older that still offers them from time to time.

I wasn't clear. Sorry about that. I meant a firmware update with 5.1 surround and subtitles would be nice, as the PS3 has it and Xbox live. I don't own a PS3, but I do own an xbox. It would be nice to not have to fire up the xbox for surround sound on some titles.
post #3791 of 3944
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Originally Posted by Josh Simpson View Post

I wasn't clear. Sorry about that. I meant a firmware update with 5.1 surround and subtitles would be nice, as the PS3 has it and Xbox live. I don't own a PS3, but I do own an xbox. It would be nice to not have to fire up the xbox for surround sound on some titles.

This device is almost 2 years old now. Is that correct? I wouldn't expect that update. Maybe for newer devices. The sony interface for netflix ...at least on this particular blu ray player is crap anyway. Other devices have much better interfaces for netflix i.e. Roku2 that streams in DD+ 5.1. JMO
post #3792 of 3944
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Originally Posted by david0406 View Post

This device is almost 2 years old now. Is that correct? I wouldn't expect that update. Maybe for newer devices. The sony interface for netflix ...at least on this particular blu ray player is crap anyway. Other devices have much better interfaces for netflix i.e. Roku2 that streams in DD+ 5.1. JMO

The new Sony 2012 x90 series players have the updated Netflix UI (exactly like the PS3) support for 1080p and DD+/CC.
post #3793 of 3944
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

The new Sony 2012 x90 series players have the updated Netflix UI (exactly like the PS3) support for 1080p and DD+/CC.

There ya go. I figured Sony couldn't continue the crap UI of the 570 for netflix. There are too many other better UIs on other devices.
post #3794 of 3944
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Originally Posted by david0406 View Post


There ya go. I figured Sony couldn't continue the crap UI of the 570 for netflix. There are too many other better UIs on other devices.

Yea all they need to do now is move over the excellent ps3 amazon and hulu+ apps to their new players and they will be done !
post #3795 of 3944
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

The new Sony 2012 x90 series players have the updated Netflix UI (exactly like the PS3) support for 1080p and DD+/CC.

It's odd that there is such a difference between the Blu-ray and TV updates. I bought the S570 new at about the same time as a 32EX700. No S570 updates for a long time now, yet it advanced to S580 then S590 and there is a S790.

The EX700 has advanced to EX710, EX720, and now to a gaggle of models. Yet my 32EX700 had a firmware update last night. True, it was just a "network stability" update, but it seems the TV people are more consumer friendly. Even updates for XBR9 series appear on the web site.
post #3796 of 3944
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

Yea all they need to do now is move over the excellent ps3 amazon and hulu+ apps to their new players and they will be done !

If they did that we'd be in no rush to go out and buy a 590/790...would we?
post #3797 of 3944
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Originally Posted by unavol View Post

If they did that we'd be in no rush to go out and buy a 590/790...would we?

Sorry, I meant they need to actually update the apps for Hulu+ and Amazon VOD for the x90 players. Right now they are the older ones found on the x70 and x80 series.
post #3798 of 3944
Hi
I have a Sony BDP-S570 and have recently purchased a WD MyBookLive 2TB NAS as external storage for my new Ipad :-) Thought I could now take advantage of the Blueray network steaming as well.
However I'm having an issue with video files. I can stream .jpeg's and .mp3's fine from the NAS. I can even stream .avi files fine, but cannot stream .mp4 files. I can play .mp4 files fine from a disc.
In the manual it says for .mp4 "The player does not play this file format on a
DLNA server."
Not entirely sure what a DNLA server is but I'm guessing that's what I've got.
If it's true that .mp4 files are not supported, then I would like to know what I can do.
My video files are in .mp4 as this is what ITunes supports and I don't want to have to hold multiple formats if I can help it.
Please, please can somebody help
Regards
Tim
post #3799 of 3944
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Originally Posted by jango_boy View Post

Hi
In the manual it says for .mp4 "The player does not play this file format on a
DLNA server."
Not entirely sure what a DNLA server is but I'm guessing that's what I've got.
Regards
Tim

DNLA:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital...twork_Alliance

I think only Apple equipment can be a source of .mp4 content. Search thread for ".mp4" and pick one of the 85 posts.
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I'm just getting around to trying to connect my S370 to my network(homegroup). I didn't know it was possible, or I would have tried this much earlier. My laptop is not visible on the connection server screens, but it sees the laptop with a failed result on the connection server diagnotics screen. What do I need to do?
post #3801 of 3944
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Originally Posted by JasonS View Post

I'm just getting around to trying to connect my S370 to my network(homegroup). I didn't know it was possible, or I would have tried this much earlier. My laptop is not visible on the connection server screens, but it sees the laptop with a failed result on the connection server diagnotics screen. What do I need to do?

The S370 uses an external dongle like my TV. You might get better help on the S370 forum:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1228217
post #3802 of 3944
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Originally Posted by JasonS View Post

I'm just getting around to trying to connect my S370 to my network(homegroup). I didn't know it was possible, or I would have tried this much earlier. My laptop is not visible on the connection server screens, but it sees the laptop with a failed result on the connection server diagnotics screen. What do I need to do?

The laptop must be running a DLNA server for this to work. It's got nothing to do with windows networking and work groups.
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New apps now available....video section....
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i have a sony BDP-S570 model blu ray player, issue im having is when im fast forwarding a dvd or blu ray and then i hit play the screen freezes and everything is green, i tryed updating the firmware and even cleaned the lense with a maxell lens cleaning disk and im still having this issue, any ideas on whats going on? i have only had this unit for about a year and dont really use it alot..
post #3805 of 3944
During playback of mostly NetFlix disk the player is making a repetitive noise at disc rotation rate. The noise declines during the movie but never goes away.

Is there a way to adjust the focus/fine tracking offset of the pickup?

Any help is appreciated.
post #3806 of 3944
I need some feedback on my BDP-S570. As long as I've owned this player, i've had no problems with it. In fact, since the last firmware update that fixed BDLive issues, the player has been flawless. The issue I've been experiencing in the last few months at random times is when i play video from a usb device it will cause a random issue that will cause video to freeze at random times while audio plays normally. The pause is usually a second or two, and it carries over to discs, until i shut the power off and remove the usb device. The issue seems to stem from usb playback only, e.g. it doesn't come up when playing a disc by itself. Any feedback would be appreciated. I hadn't experienced this until after applying the last firmware update. I have switched HDMI cables/ports, and even put it on a different tv. This seem to be player specific, not connection/tv issues.

One more question, how do i get this player to play divx/xvid files? the manual says the formats are supported, and i have divx/xvid files i created for the panasonic player which will play these, so i know they are valid files as they play without problems.
post #3807 of 3944
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

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One more question, how do i get this player to play divx/xvid files? the manual says the formats are supported, and i have divx/xvid files i created for the panasonic player which will play these, so i know they are valid files as they play without problems.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post18933897

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post20407269

Some comments on your problem. Perhaps those posters can offer some help.
post #3808 of 3944
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

One more question, how do i get this player to play divx/xvid files? the manual says the formats are supported, and i have divx/xvid files i created for the panasonic player which will play these, so i know they are valid files as they play without problems.

I assume you have a European player if the manual says they're supported, in which case, divx should work fine. If you have a US player you simply need to rename them to .mkv. What DLNA server are you using?
post #3809 of 3944
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

I assume you have a European player if the manual says they're supported, in which case, divx should work fine. If you have a US player you simply need to rename them to .mkv. What DLNA server are you using?

Hi Dave, i have a us model but i downloaded the pdf user manual as i don't have the paper one anymore, and divx was mentioned there. I could try renaming the avi files to mkv some have the xvid code and others have the divx 5 codec. with ac3 audio. I was hoping to be able to come up with a format both the panasonic 85k and sony 570 will both play, but beyond DVDs/BDs, etc that doesn't seem to be possible.
post #3810 of 3944
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

Hi Dave, i have a us model but i downloaded the pdf user manual as i don't have the paper one anymore, and divx was mentioned there. I could try renaming the avi files to mkv some have the xvid code and others have the divx 5 codec. with ac3 audio. I was hoping to be able to come up with a format both the panasonic 85k and sony 570 will both play, but beyond DVDs/BDs, etc that doesn't seem to be possible.

It may still be possible, but I'm not smart enough to do it. I think it can be done in serviio if you set up the profiles correctly.

I think that reference in the manual applies only to those old divx encoded commercial DVD rentals. It won't recognize avi's but can be fooled into it by adding the .mkv extension, i.e., video1.avi.mkv. That may cause them not to work on panny, but I haven't tried lately. I haven't been able to get avi to play on any panny of the last 2 generations. So you have no path forward with panny when you 85 dies.
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