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post #421 of 796
Bought from Costco for $99. Happy with it so far.
One question: Anyone figured out how to get back from browser/facebook and Vudu (to main menu). This was asked before in this thread but no answer; so I am assuming it requires a power off/on??
post #422 of 796
Thanks for the info. I got it to work by changing an input setting (not sure which one now) from analog to automatic in the Denon.
post #423 of 796
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Originally Posted by quasimatter View Post

One question: Anyone figured out how to get back from browser/facebook and Vudu (to main menu). This was asked before in this thread but no answer; so I am assuming it requires a power off/on??

Going from memory since I'm at work, but I think you can back out of any application by pressing the "return" button. It's on the lower left of the navigation quadrant, next to the "home" button.
post #424 of 796
Got the BDP-s580 and removed an older BD player and plugged this one directly in to same cables as the old one. The player is running into a pioneer receiver and then video out to a Samsung 1st generation 1080p tv, and a BD projector.

The pioneer can pass the video to the projector, but the TV simply can not receive the HDMI signal from the receiver for some reason. SO.... I have the HDMI going into the receiver for audio, and component into the Tv for video, but the receiver can not take HDMI in and then output it through component. So need the sony to output both HDMI and component at the same time.

Can this new Sony? i dont think so, as when I select HDMI output, I think that is it.

So can it output both HDMi and component at the same time?
post #425 of 796
In reading the manual page 22, it looks like it can output through both outputs, but.......... if I am using component outputs and try to play back a BD video, it will only output at 480i?? Is this correct?
post #426 of 796
I believe that sounds correct.
post #427 of 796
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Originally Posted by hoopsrgreat View Post

In reading the manual page 22, it looks like it can output through both outputs, but.......... if I am using component outputs and try to play back a BD video, it will only output at 480i?? Is this correct?

before mandatory changes you could play 1080i - not anymore

guys when you play 16:9 DVDs on this thing, do you find the image distorted? like enlarged? when the camera pans everything looks optically funny and stretched (it's very mild but it's there)

I tried to change pan & scan/letterbox, everything...but it's the same situation...it plays just fine on BD though

anyone played a SACD on this thing? thanks
post #428 of 796
so I am pretty much screwed with ANY new BD player. For some reason, I can not get my TV to accept an HDMI signal after pasing through my Pioneer Elite receiver. I have had firmware updated.

So I have to have the HDMI going into the receiver for the latest and greatest audio, but I need component to go to my TV.

My old BD player was fine doing it that way, but no netflix streaming, thus the reason I bought the new player.

I guess we will have to use the 120 inch screen for all movies.... I dont really like that idea though.
post #429 of 796
The S580 has both ethernet and wifi ports, so does anyone know if it's capable of bridging between the two interfaces? Alternatively, is it capable of bridging from either of those external IP interfaces to the ethernet connection that's present in HDMI 1.4 cables? I don't need separate subnets or anything, just the ability for it to act as a switch and media-converter would be sufficient.
post #430 of 796
How good is the DVD upconverting on the BX58?

Some claim that Panasonic Blu Ray offers superior upconversion.

I have a BX18 and the DVD's look quite good: exceptionally sharp. There is definitely some judder with films, but that's evident with blu ray movies as well.
post #431 of 796
hello,

I just got a s580. it was working fine the first day but now it has issue playing from the network. I have tried both wired and wireless but it does not want to load what i am streaming from my pc. when i check the wireless status it is only at 30%. I have an xbox 360 right next to it and that does not have any issue at all. I am use tvmobli on the pc. I saw some post about change the dns settings. Will that help with the internal issue or is that just for get external content like from amazon.

thankk
post #432 of 796
FWIW, I had no luck with tvmobli and my sony, but serviio works fine. I have a very weak wireless signal as well. You're right about DNS only affecting external content.
post #433 of 796
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Originally Posted by xover View Post

The S580 has both ethernet and wifi ports, so does anyone know if it's capable of bridging between the two interfaces? Alternatively, is it capable of bridging from either of those external IP interfaces to the ethernet connection that's present in HDMI 1.4 cables? I don't need separate subnets or anything, just the ability for it to act as a switch and media-converter would be sufficient.

You only connect one or the other, there is no bridging, trunking, channeling, routing feature.
post #434 of 796
Do Sony blu ray players support 1080p netflix streaming? Apparently, the PS3 does. What about the Sony bx58, or bx18?

Here's the netflix 1080p discussion in the panasonic thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...18879&page=214


...when I had netflix on my bx18, hd movies looked really good. I just didn't know if it was 1080p or 720p.
post #435 of 796
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Originally Posted by audio/videoman View Post

Do Sony blu ray players support 1080p netflix streaming? Apparently, the PS3 does. What about the Sony bx58, or bx18?

Here's the netflix 1080p discussion in the panasonic thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...18879&page=214


...when I had netflix on my bx18, hd movies looked really good. I just didn't know if it was 1080p or 720p.

No, only the PS3. Panasonic doesn't do 1080p either. 720p does look good, but not as good as 1080p.
post #436 of 796
I'm using Mezzmo for streaming to my 580, and has been flawless.
post #437 of 796
I bought this player yesterday and cannot get the mobile remote app from itunes to pair up with the player. I have tried all the trouble shooting and my iphone and ipad never see the player and the player never sees the apple products. Any advice?
post #438 of 796
Hi Huskerpat, does Mezzmo let you do subtitles over DNLA? I am using serviio without any problems, except 2 little ones.

Using MKV files:

#1) It can't stream DTS audio over DNLA. You have to convert it to DD 5.1.
#2) You can't get the subtitles going over DNLA. You have to run the file through another program to force the subtitles on the file.

Note that these 2 problems are solved if the file is run off of a USB memory stick.

Apparently. serviio says it's a Sony thing and not a serviio thing.

Other than these 2 issues, serviio is very good. BUT, looking for another media streamer that could maybe solve the above 2 issues.

Any other recommendations?

Thanks
post #439 of 796
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Originally Posted by Doraemon10 View Post

I bought this player yesterday and cannot get the mobile remote app from itunes to pair up with the player. I have tried all the trouble shooting and my iphone and ipad never see the player and the player never sees the apple products. Any advice?

I have 2 android apps on my Toshiba Thrive tablet - one that acts as a remote for the Sony and the other that streams music from the tablet or from my PC to the Sony. Both work flawlessly.
One thing is that I make sure the Sony, my TV and my receiver (connections go thru the receiver) are on and fully booted up before starting the apps.
post #440 of 796
I am a newbie at this.
Plan on getting the Sony BDP BX58 at costco.

What is the install like, never had anything but generic dvd player.

Will I need to upgrade wireless- have old Linksys WRT110 Router.

The router will be about 40 ft from the player in the bonus room/office.
post #441 of 796
I have a bx18--considering the price, I am completely satisfied.

I may purchase a bx58 as well--esp. for the wifi. How well does the wifi work?

Also, is anyone having problems using usb sticks with their sony blu ray players? I have a 1 GB and 8 GB and neither is accepted by the bx18.
post #442 of 796
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Originally Posted by audio/videoman View Post

I have a bx18--considering the price, I am completely satisfied.

I may purchase a bx58 as well--esp. for the wifi. How well does the wifi work?

Also, is anyone having problems using usb sticks with their sony blu ray players? I have a 1 GB and 8 GB and neither is accepted by the bx18.

The wifi on my S580 is sufficient, but not very good signal wise. I have other wifi devices right next to the 580 and their signal strength is 90 to 100%. The S580's signal strength is 50 to 60%.

I use a 32gb usb stick on the front and back usb ports of the unit and it accesses them fine.
post #443 of 796
I did search this thread but found nothing about remote codes. Is it possible to change the remote code for the Sony BX-58? I have a older Sony DVD player near my BX58 and the remotes interfere with each other. My Panasonic equipment has 3 different user changeable codes and I was wondering if the Sony had such a feature? I know my older Sony DVD player has no option to change the IR code but I was wondering if the BD player had this feature buried somewhere.
TIA
post #444 of 796
I'm new to BR players and have the Sony BDP-BX58 and the Sony S380 I believe. All of the previous players I've purchased, I've purchased BECAUSE they were hackable. I need the ability to make a player Region Free so that I can play Concert DVD's from the UK.
I realize that it's unlikely that I'll be able to get that on any of these BR players that I have now and that's ok.

My primary concern is, when making a DVD that will playback on either of these players... what format should I use? Will these playback Xvid/DiVX DVD's? With my old players, I could literally drag the .avi file into Toast (i'm mostly a Mac user), burn it as a DATA Dvd, or I could literally convert it to video disc and burn it that way. Either way worked, and it didn't seem to make a difference on quality. If I made a Video DVD, it would just take longer because it would inflate the size of the file, but it wasn't making the picture look any better (I understand why).

So, with a BR player, can I do the same thing? Drag an AVI or an .mov file to a disc and watch them as "movie files"? What about .mkv files? As far as I have known, burning an .mkv file to a DVD is a nightmare and not easy to do. That file format must be best suited as streaming media from your network to your TV. But what about files that are ripped with Handbrake as a 720p H264? Can I burn that to a STD DVD and watch it on these players?

I just don't know what format to rip my movies at, to insure they playback on my player using standard DVD's (not BluRay DVD's), and if my player will read a file that was made FROM a BR disc, but is now on a DVD?

Thanks!

J
post #445 of 796
In regards to my post above... I didn't dawn on me that I could load an .mkv file to a USB Flash drive and watch it from that. If using a Flash drive via the USB input, will I be able to playback almost any video format vs. burning a file type to a DVD and watching it?

J
post #446 of 796
Thanks for info. I am choosing between this one and the panasonic also on sale at costco.

I had given an endorsement to the sony bx18, which I am now forced to withdraw. It's developed a nasty rattle in less than a week of use. Rather disappointing. I'm hoping the step up sony or panasonic will be much better.

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Originally Posted by rupterr View Post

The wifi on my S580 is sufficient, but not very good signal wise. I have other wifi devices right next to the 580 and their signal strength is 90 to 100%. The S580's signal strength is 50 to 60%.

I use a 32gb usb stick on the front and back usb ports of the unit and it accesses them fine.
post #447 of 796
Hello all!

I'm finally ready to plunge into blu ray and am considering the Sony S580. I currently have an Oppo 970HD that has served me well.

My question is this. On the oppo there is a dedicated button to turn off the screen. I use this a lot when listening to music files as I don't need the screen to be on.

Can I do this with the Sony? ie. turn the screen off during music only playback? I know it has a screen saver option, does it turn on automatically during music only playback after a few minutes or can I force it on at any time?

Thanks!
post #448 of 796
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Originally Posted by jmds View Post

Hello all!

I'm finally ready to plunge into blu ray and am considering the Sony S580. I currently have an Oppo 970HD that has served me well.

My question is this. On the oppo there is a dedicated button to turn off the screen. I use this a lot when listening to music files as I don't need the screen to be on.

Can I do this with the Sony? ie. turn the screen off during music only playback? I know it has a screen saver option, does it turn on automatically during music only playback after a few minutes or can I force it on at any time?

Thanks!

Yes you can - I do it all the time. The Sony does not have a button though. I just turn off the TV. You must start with the TV on. When you turn it off the music will pause for a few seconds, then continue.
Screensaver (only the logo bouncing around) does not seem to go on though maybe if you wait long enough it will. I don't know of a way to turn it on.
post #449 of 796
This is very good news. I may be picking up this sony soon.

I can confirm that panasonic dvd's look really good on their blu ray players. My guess is that panasonic is using some sort of edge enhancement: dvd's which look soft now look considerably sharper. However, dvd's which already looked sharp now look artificially sharp.

It seems as though panasonic has done a good job of boosting sharpness with zero increase in video noise. Quite an accomplishment.

By comparison, the sony bx18 I had before had this weird motion blur, which was quite distracting. This issue is almost non-existent on the panasonic. I am having to return the panasonic unfortunately since the player is quite noisy during playback.

If the sony can match the panasonic's dvd performance, it will be a true winner.
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

I replaced a Sony DAV-HDX275 HTiB DVD player.

I can't believe the difference in DVD upscaling, it's like night and day. It may not look as great on a screen larger than 32", but for us it's nothing short of amazing. With the old player I could see a lot of jaggies and motion blur that seemed unnatural to the movie, but the S580 seems to have removed all those issues. I feel like I'm watching a DVD on an old CRT Tube Television with the kind of clarity and smoothness that the S580 is providing to our LCD screen. I know Panasonic is renowned for it's DVD playback, but for the price of the Sony and the impressive DVD upscaling, I'm very happy with this player.
post #450 of 796
I have had a BDP-S580 for a while. Its an OK player with a few quirks. One thing I'd like to know if anyone else has problems with is DLNA streaming. I have no problems playing DLNA streams from my WMC 7 HTPC, however when I try and fast forward through commercials, and press play again when the commercial is complete, it appears to lock up.

I read somewhere on one of the sony forums that the player is waiting for the stream to catch up? Not sure if I buy this. Anyone else have this issue? It makes the DLNA feature of this player useless. I have the latest firmware installed.
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