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post #241 of 273

Sony BDP-S480 & cinavia

I am looking to purchase a used Sony BDP-S480 but i don't want it to contain Cinavia.
The current software version is M07.R.0154. I have searched online for this version of firmware but i can not find anything about it. Does anyone know if M07.R.0154 contains Cinavia?

If this firmware of M07.R.0154 does not contain Cinavia, i would like to upgrade the firmware newest firmware possible that does not contain cinavia. What would be that firmware that doesn't contain Cinavia?

Thanks!
post #242 of 273
Welcome to AVS. Mods ask that all posts go in the owner's thread for that player. Start your search there. Use the keyword cinavia.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1311280/official-sony-bdp-s480-owners-thread-all-questions-and-comments-go-here

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post #243 of 273
I am looking to purchase a used Sony BDP-S480 but i don't want it to contain Cinavia.
The current software version is M07.R.0154. I have searched online for this version of firmware but i can not find anything about it. Does anyone know if M07.R.0154 contains Cinavia?

If this firmware of M07.R.0154 does not contain Cinavia, i would like to upgrade the firmware newest firmware possible that does not contain cinavia. What would be that firmware that doesn't contain Cinavia?

Thanks!
post #244 of 273
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Originally Posted by 2Quik View Post

I am looking to purchase a used Sony BDP-S480 but i don't want it to contain Cinavia.
The current software version is M07.R.0154. I have searched online for this version of firmware but i can not find anything about it. Does anyone know if M07.R.0154 contains Cinavia?
If this firmware of M07.R.0154 does not contain Cinavia, i would like to upgrade the firmware newest firmware possible that does not contain cinavia. What would be that firmware that doesn't contain Cinavia?
Thanks!

I believe you would be looking at a firmware prior to M07.R.0615 which came out early this year.
post #245 of 273
I find information on M07.R.0600 up but nothing below M07.R.0600. I want to be as certain as i can before i purchase the player.
So do you believe that the M07.R.0154 would NOT have cinavia?
post #246 of 273
Came across this today: http://support.netflix.com/en/node/443#gsc.tab=0

So, no support for 1080p or 5.1 on Netflix from Sony. I can't imagine it would be anything but simple to add support for that on the S480 as it's not that old. I guess they're just forcing us to buy newer ones rather than keep their older ones up to date. I'm sure it wouldn't be that hard to trick Sony into thinking the S480 is a S490 and getting the upgrade. Of course they have no problems with adding things like Cinevia which restrict usage, just not in giving us more features. Guess I'll need to upgrade my Xbox membership to Gold again so I can watch Netflix there. they at least upgrade the apps on the Xbox. I guess I shouldn't expect too much from Sony at this price point.
post #247 of 273
i m facing rather more serious problem. i could play 10 gb mkv 1080p file with dts hdma both by front and rear usb port from 1.5tb and 320gb ntfs drives. the problem is say, out of may be 10 attempts, s480 recognizes the hard disk once. other times it keeps giving error messege saying that usb device not supported. do u have any update regarding this issue? if yes, pl share and help. thanks.
post #248 of 273
Hi All

Would appreciate any help/advice on streaming a full blu ray m2ts file via homeplugs (powerline) to the S480.

I can get PS3 media server and windows media player (with shark007 codecs) to play the file but it starts to judder and the sound keeps cutting out, hoping someone may know a way for me to stream full blu ray rips without these problems?

Thanks
post #249 of 273
What bitrates do your HomePlug interfaces support? Compressed high-def video + audio requires at least 50 Megabits/second. When using WMP, check the Networking tab of the Windows Task manager to see what network throughput you're actually getting.
post #250 of 273
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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

What bitrates do your HomePlug interfaces support? Compressed high-def video + audio requires at least 50 Megabits/second. When using WMP, check the Networking tab of the Windows Task manager to see what network throughput you're actually getting.

Hi, I;m using 200mbit homeplugs, I used a network monitoring tool and seem to be getting a stead 70mbps! Is that not enough?
post #251 of 273
That bitrate should be fine. Your description suggests that something is interfering, preventing a continuous data flow. Maybe other programs running on your computer are stealing CPU time.
post #252 of 273
Ok, but you think my blu ray player should have no trouble running the file then?
post #253 of 273
I think it should be OK, but can't be sure. Although I have an S590, I don't play BD content from a server.
(I assume you don't have any problems displaying standard-def material.)

Just to make sure it isn't something else interfering on the network, you might try disconnecting everything but the player and the server from the network.
post #254 of 273
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Originally Posted by RyGaR_l33t View Post

Hi
I also have the BDP-S480 and never used it for 3D. Recently I decided I would jump into the 3D world and purchased the Samsung 46D8000. Now I asked Sony before I bought this Tv would it be 100% with the player and they said yes but in fact it seems not. I bought Transformers Dark Of The Moon 3D Blu-Ray and when I try and play it I get a blue screen with a message saying I need a HDTV to look at this film basically. I have the player plugged directly into the Tv by a 1.4 HDMI 3D connection so anybody know what's the story there? Thanks and yes I am new so Hello to all
Hello everywone i'm a french newbies:)

I have a same whith this config BDPS480 --> Converter 3d Viewsonic VP3d1 --> Videoprojector Viewsonic PRO6200.
The BDP-480 Dont want to activate the 3D mode.

I Have try to up date the firmware, change movies, check the option screen 3D mode on Auto, nothing work.

RyGaR have you find a solution?
post #255 of 273
Yes m8 I did. I sold it and bought a Samsung Blu-Ray player and all is well in the 3D world smile.gif
post #256 of 273
Hi all,

I was given the DVD version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Studio Canal) for Christmas which contains both DD 5.1 and 2.0 audio tracks. When I played it for the first time it wouldn't play in 5.1, only in 2.0.

I thought there might be a fault with the DVD but the audio track can be switched over using the DVD's setup menu or using the audio button on the remote either before starting the movie or mid-stream, so no problem there. I've tried a couple of other DVDs (Lionsgate and Universal) and they play 5.1 straight away.

On closer inspection, the DVDs that play in 5.1 straight away contain ONLY 5.1 hence why they appear OK. Furthermore TTSS has 2.0 as audio track #1 and 5.1 as track #2 and the player seems simply to be picking the first audio track.

Question is, can I set the player to use either 5.1 even if it's not track #1 or will it always default to track #1? I asked a friend to play the disc in his player (not sure what it is) and it went straight to the 5.1 track.
post #257 of 273
Sorry to dredge up an old thread on an old machine, but i can't find the DLNA icon in the menu anywhere. Any help appreciated...

Thanks
post #258 of 273
There is no DLNA icon. When a server is seen, you'll see music, photos, videos, etc. in the menus. If you don't have a server yet, try Serviio or Sony's version, HomeStream.
post #259 of 273
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

There is no DLNA icon. When a server is seen, you'll see music, photos, videos, etc. in the menus. If you don't have a server yet, try Serviio or Sony's version, HomeStream.

Ah, got it, thanks. On my 1yr old panasonic plasma, there is a specific dlna icon, so I presumed there would be here too. I already had xbmc on the computer, but after I opened it & accessed through the sony bluray player, it won't play any of my file formats, just like it wouldn't on the panasonic. Oh well, worth a shot.

Thanks
post #260 of 273
Serviio should work much better. Give that a try.
post #261 of 273

Sony Bluray player will not play Bluray's anymore. Sigh......

What's the deal? I've owned the Sony Sony BDP-S480 for a little over a year now and all of the sudden it stopped working with blurays last week.....Whenever i fire one up it says it can't read the disc. oddly enough, a few days ago one of my bluray discs sarted working again, but then it stopped working the next day. DVD's are a mixed bag, some will work, some won't. I've tried unplugging & replugging everything back in but it still won't work. Could this be because of the actual laser, maybe i need to do a firmware update?
post #262 of 273
You need a new loader, or new player. Not firmware related.

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post #263 of 273
I have a denon 1910 and this blue ray player. I can't get the denon to display the light that shows hd audio. I read through this forum and tried all the suggsetions but still can't get it to display on the receiver that it is outputting hd audio. Any ideas on how to fix this?
post #264 of 273
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Originally Posted by newbote View Post

I have a denon 1910 and this blue ray player. I can't get the denon to display the light that shows hd audio. I read through this forum and tried all the suggsetions but still can't get it to display on the receiver that it is outputting hd audio. Any ideas on how to fix this?

Hi newbote, in BD player audio menu set HDMI Audio to "Auto" and BD Audio Mix to "Off".
post #265 of 273
That fixed it but now the sound is really low, any idea on why the sound is so low? It is turned all the way up
post #266 of 273
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Originally Posted by newbote View Post

That fixed it but now the sound is really low, any idea on why the sound is so low? It is turned all the way up

The Denon 1910 had compatibility problem with some BD players (Samsung/LG) which a firmware updates may resolve the issue. But you will have to send your AVR to a service center and pay (since its out of warranty) to have it installed. Its easier just to use PCM and forgo the pretty HD blue light (when this happens). Also you can try simply replacing the HDMI cable first and resetting the microprocessor (which I think neither will work as I have try this myself).
post #267 of 273
Some receivers have a feature to adjust volume (my Onkyo 616) has this to match volume outputs. In the menus you should be able to find this.
post #268 of 273
I have a Sony MDP-S480 which I am watching Vudu with. My surround sound is going through a Samsung HT-X50. Since it only had toslink in, I have the sound routed through an audio switch. When I watch Blurays it works great, I get 5.1 surround. I have Lawrence of Arabia on UV and the 5.1 Surround is great. I recently got The Butler and Gravity on UV. I only get stereo out of these movies. I notice they are 5.1 plus. Is there some reason I can't get surround sound from these movies?
post #269 of 273
I think 2.0 is the default if the receiver can't play the surround codec. Try using LPCM as most receivers can handle this or Dolby Digital.
post #270 of 273
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Originally Posted by jkidman View Post

I have a Sony MDP-S480 which I am watching Vudu with. My surround sound is going through a Samsung HT-X50. Since it only had toslink in, I have the sound routed through an audio switch. When I watch Blurays it works great, I get 5.1 surround. I have Lawrence of Arabia on UV and the 5.1 Surround is great. I recently got The Butler and Gravity on UV. I only get stereo out of these movies. I notice they are 5.1 plus. Is there some reason I can't get surround sound from these movies?

TosLink can only handle stereo (2.0) PCM , up to 5.1 Dolby Digital and up to 6.1 DTS-ES. Your BD player can't downgrade DD+ to DD, but it can decode DD+ to PCM, so that's why you're only getting stereo. To get full surround sound, you'll have to upgrade to a receiver which has HDMI inputs. It would be able to can handle either DD+ or multichannel LPCM.
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