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hmunster2 - When using HDMI, the proper settings to get lossless bitstreams are HDMI to Auto and BD Mix to Off. The player then uses the HDMI handshake with the receiver to negotiate the best connection. If the processor has the needed lossless decoder, the player will bitstream the soundtrack and the AVR will show DTS Master or TrueHD as the audio format. If you set HDMI to PCM, the player will do the decoding. If you set Mix to On, which is the default, the player will decode the track and mix in secondary audio. You may get a PCM output or a lossy bitstream, not lossless, depending on your receiver's capabilities.

The other settings do not matter. The Dolby and DTS settings only apply to the coax and optical outputs and settings such as DRC only come into play when the player is doing the decoding. They apply to PCM, not to an encoded track that is being sent to the AVR for decoding. When bitstreaming, DRC and other such processing is applied in the receiver, not the player.
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Thanks.
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Originally Posted by mudfrog View Post

This bluray player is capable with 24fps and so is my tv, it works great with my HTPC. In the settings for 24fps you have a choice of auto or off. On auto it never uses 24fps. Evey bluray I have tried is shown at 60fps according to the details display on the bluray player. I don't have a clue as to what to look for.


The Sony BDP-BX57 goes through my Onkyo TX-NR509. My tv is a Vizio SV470XVT (1080p / 120hz).


Suggestions?

I've tried to playback the latest Wolverine and Steve Jobs blu ray and had to turn off 24fps. The auto setting won't let me play the movies.
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Hi, I have been having trouble streaming from Netflix. The program starts but frequently pauses during playback. During a longer pause I have jumped on my computer and streaming of the same program is fine so I believe my Internet connection is ok? I am using the Ethernet connection. Are there any options I can change on the player or other troubleshooting steps I can take? Do the newer Sony machines handle streaming better?

Thanks Bob
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Originally Posted by bob_m10 View Post

Hi, I have been having trouble streaming from Netflix. The program starts but frequently pauses during playback. During a longer pause I have jumped on my computer and streaming of the same program is fine so I believe my Internet connection is ok? I am using the Ethernet connection. Are there any options I can change on the player or other troubleshooting steps I can take? Do the newer Sony machines handle streaming better?

Thanks Bob

I have this same problem with my s570 recently. I thought it was my wireless internet, except I have TWC's fastest service, up to 50 mbs. I then thought it was Netflix, except it plays fine on my other devices. I then figured it had to be my s570. I try to pause whatever I'm watching something to let it buffer, but it won't, it just sits there. Playback with pauses every few minutes is normal. I sometimes stop the streaming and then resume playback, which sometimes can get it back on track. It's getting to the point where it's unwatchable. Hulu streams fine though, and media serving works good also, it's only Netflix that the player has a problem with. .
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I believe the problem is Sony themselves. As I understand it, the Netflix stream doesn't come straight from Netflix. Instead, it's served through Sony servers.

The problem seems much worse in the evenings. It got to the point that I used the Xbox to watch Netflix instead of trying to watch through the Sony. Not wanting to have to use the Xbox to watch Netflix, I finally just broke down and bought a Roku.

I don't know if Sony does it intentionally, because the 570 is an older model, or if there servers are just overloaded. But it's aggravating just the same.
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I believe the problem is Sony themselves. As I understand it, the Netflix stream doesn't come straight from Netflix. Instead, it's served through Sony servers.

The problem seems much worse in the evenings. It got to the point that I used the Xbox to watch Netflix instead of trying to watch through the Sony. Not wanting to have to use the Xbox to watch Netflix, I finally just broke down and bought a Roku.

I don't know if Sony does it intentionally, because the 570 is an older model, or if there servers are just overloaded. But it's aggravating just the same.

Well, I'm getting pretty tired of it. Why would they use their own servers to further deteriorate the signal? I may just decide on replacing it with another brand. Something else that really bugs me is watching a disc on this player, and having to sit through all the previews at the beginning. I try to go directly to the menu, but I get a message that that feature has been disabled. I don't know if that's the way the disc is made or Sony forcing me to sit through endless repeats of pushing the Blu Ray Experience. I'm watching on their Blu Ray player, why am I forced to watch this stuff instead of going right to the movie menu?

I used to be a firm believer in all things Sony, but I have lost it. Samsung is my current brand of choice.
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Why would they use their own servers to further deteriorate the signal? I may just decide on replacing it with another brand.

Why? So Sony can keep track of its consumers' preference. LG got caught doing something similar (except worse) not too long ago. It's the old cliche about information/knowledge being power.

I hear Samsung and LG devices make you go through their network like Sony too. I think pretty much all first-tier brands do it.
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Originally Posted by JohninLA View Post

Something else that really bugs me is watching a disc on this player, and having to sit through all the previews at the beginning. I try to go directly to the menu, but I get a message that that feature has been disabled. I don't know if that's the way the disc is made or Sony forcing me to sit through endless repeats of pushing the Blu Ray Experience. I'm watching on their Blu Ray player, why am I forced to watch this stuff instead of going right to the movie menu?

Welcome to Blu-ray (pun intended).

If you think the Sony has a bad interface, you will be horrified by most of the other offerings.
Edited by AVfile - 1/28/14 at 6:41am
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I'm having an issue with my Sony BDP-S570 that I THINK started after the last update. I use this box to stream MP4 videos from my computer. No matter what I do, it seems, the video appears "squashed" from the Sony. These videos are 1280 x 720 and are therefore 16:9. I'm pretty sure this problem did not exist prior to the recent firmware update. The same videos play fine on my PC using either VLC or the Windows player. They also play fine on my Samsung DVD player. Only the Sony displays this annoying problem.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Are you sure about that? I think the last firmware update on the 570 was nearly 3 years ago. Setting Screen Format to Fixed Aspect Ratio should do the trick.
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Are you sure about that? I think the last firmware update on the 570 was nearly 3 years ago. Setting Screen Format to Fixed Aspect Ratio should do the trick.

Yeah, I'm sure. It was a long time between, but there was a recent update.

That doesn't help; already tried it. BTW, it plays 1080 just fine. It looks like the 720 covers about 2/3 of the screen which incidentally is 720/1080. I've also observed that (according to my TV) the HDMI output is always 1080P, so the player is not sending the original 720 video to the TV.
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Originally Posted by WaltN46 View Post


Yeah, I'm sure. It was a long time between, but there was a recent update.

That doesn't help; already tried it. BTW, it plays 1080 just fine. It looks like the 720 covers about 2/3 of the screen which incidentally is 720/1080. I've also observed that (according to my TV) the HDMI output is always 1080P, so the player is not sending the original 720 video to the TV.


The current firmware is M04.R.788. You can download it: http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=BDPS570&template_id=1&region_id=1&tab=download#/downloadTab and it shows a release date of 10/22/13. I think that is wrong.

 

If you have the output at 1080p, as I do, all it will send is 1080p. There is a native/fixed option also.


Edited by JoeKustra - 2/25/14 at 2:36pm
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post


The current firmware is M04.R.788. You can download it: http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=BDPS570&template_id=1&region_id=1&tab=download#/downloadTab and it shows a release date of 10/22/13. I think that is wrong.

If you have the output at 1080p, as I do, all it will send is 1080p. There is a native/fixed option also.

That date sounds about like when I installed it, so I don't think it's far off.

I use 720 for my "temporary" files that I record and then delete (tv shows) only to save space. I have the output set to "original" or whatever, but it makes no diff it seems. I transcode all these files, so I guess I'm going to have to use 1080 if I expect to play them on the Sony.
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