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post #1411 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

Obviously he is referring only to the setup time, not to the transfer time.
Thanks. smile.gif
post #1412 of 3485
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

Obviously he is referring only to the setup time, not to the transfer time.

Not obvious at all, but you're probably right.
Why not obvious?
post #1413 of 3485
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Originally Posted by elloman View Post

Seriously. You mean to tell me that anyone interested in saving time will transfer a Bluray movie to to a computer? Previews are annoying but there is no way I am going to sit thru a Bluray disc transfer to skip thru a few previews.
Anywho, with the BDP S790 prepare to reset the player ever so often. I am contemplating using a dedicated plug so that I won't have to keep moving stuff out of the way to reset the player. I won't be returning it because the pluses of the player far outweigh the minuses.

I don't know about you guys, but the >>I button skips through the Previews pretty Fast! Very few BDs have prevented me from doing so. If it's the first time viewing, I prefer to watch the Previews - have ended up getting some of the movies Previewed that I'd never ever thought of purchasing.
Besides that, I'm so far behind watching what I already have, to want to re-watch the same movie. Tendency to buy 10, and watch 3 before buying the next batch of 10 - especially now with all these $5.99 to $14.99 BD prices we're seeing lately. If I want the latest and greatest, I don't pay the going price - daughter and son pay for them! Let me see, there's First of all Father's Day, my Birthday, then Christmas, Usually leave them the more expensive ones - gets back some of the hundreds of dollars spent, on them and grandchildren re Christmas and Birthdays!
Edited by p5browne - 7/2/12 at 2:11pm
post #1414 of 3485
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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Why not obvious?

The way you worded your post made it sound like you were saying a Blu-ray disc could be ripped in two minutes or less, which is why I responded the way that I did. Damned internet. wink.gif
post #1415 of 3485
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

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Originally Posted by htwaits View Post

Why not obvious?

The way you worded your post made it sound like you were saying a Blu-ray disc could be ripped in two minutes or less, which is why I responded the way that I did. Damned internet. wink.gif
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post #1416 of 3485
These BR rip posts is way off topic, these belong in another thread
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The 790 is about $100 more than the 590. It has lots of great extra features, but I won't be making any use of many of them for some time now. This includes 3D, dual HDMI and skype. Here are the extras I'll get which are usable immediately:

1. nicer remote

2. better dvd upconvert

3. faster processor--better dvd, and more responsive UI and FF/RW etc.


Are there any other important upgrades vis a vis the 590?
post #1418 of 3485
Hello,

I was wondering, what USB support does the S790 has, USB 2.0 or 3.0 ? and also is it capable to play Blu Ray/3D Videos directly from the External Hard Drive, or it has to be on a Blu Ray Disc ?

Thank you
post #1419 of 3485
Finally got to compare with my Refernce Blu-ray: Richard Bang's Adventures with Purpose: Switzerland.
Noticed on the Sony 790 I seem to see more detail than my past Sony's, and Colours seem more Natural. To compare, now put the same disc in the OPPO 93. The detailing wasn't as clear, good but not as good as the Sony 790. Will still be using both players, but from what I'm seeing with this Blu-ray, I prefer the Sony 790! Of course now I've made my purchase, the price has dropped!
post #1420 of 3485
I got my 790 hooked-up today & it does have A+ pq,a little better than my Pioneer 51 MUCH FASTER!!! .Havent tried any std dvd yet,is the layer change any better with the 790? My 51 did a great job with up-converting dvds but layer change was terrible. thanks
post #1421 of 3485
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

Finally got to compare with my Refernce Blu-ray: Richard Bang's Adventures with Purpose: Switzerland.
Noticed on the Sony 790 I seem to see more detail than my past Sony's, and Colours seem more Natural. To compare, now put the same disc in the OPPO 93. The detailing wasn't as clear, good but not as good as the Sony 790. Will still be using both players, but from what I'm seeing with this Blu-ray, I prefer the Sony 790! Of course now I've made my purchase, the price has dropped!

What were your settings in the Sony?
post #1422 of 3485
SMB Off. Direct Video ON.
Why I had to import the 790, when I found the 590s I bought missing these Features, and Sony Canada still hasn't see fit to make available here yet.
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Am I the only one who prefers SBM on?
post #1424 of 3485
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Originally Posted by RWetmore View Post

Am I the only one who prefers SBM on?

If you like it, you like it. I wonder how many home stereos are properly calibrated for their room? I wonder how many headphones are calibrated to have flat response?

The reality is, 99% of consumers simply enjoy the content, and accuracy is a distant consideration. I watch sports on my friends TV's all the time. We just enjoy the events even though their tv's are not even close to being calibrated properly.

I've noticed that discussion of blu ray players has slowed considerably. This is because blu ray players just work. Even when the settings are "incorrect" the perceptible differences are so slight as to be inconsequential.
post #1425 of 3485
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Originally Posted by RWetmore View Post

Am I the only one who prefers SBM on?

After 3 long and painful result years, finally found how to calibrate my LG 55LHXs correctly. Absolutely magnificent PQ! So, therefore, I would want my LG to reflect what is on the Blu-ray, not enhanced, not softened, nor anything else. Just from There to Here, and look like it was ment to look like! The 590 came close, but after reading comments in this Forum, re SMB and Direct Options, just had to have one! (Didn't want to wear out my OPPO 93, and if the Sony is a tad better looking, so be it. Now I have 2 great Blu-rays in my system. This way I can leave BDs in both when I don't feel like completing one, when I'm in the mood to watch what's in the other.)
post #1426 of 3485
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Originally Posted by terraphoenix View Post

Hello,
I was wondering, what USB support does the S790 has, USB 2.0 or 3.0 ? and also is it capable to play Blu Ray/3D Videos directly from the External Hard Drive, or it has to be on a Blu Ray Disc ?
Thank you

Since Sony isn't crowing about it, you can rightly assume that the USB is version 2.0
The player supports video playback thru USB ( external hard drive, USB stick etc.) and both wired (100MB) and wireless network. It also has all the usual internet streaming sites (Amazon, Hulu,Netflix etc.) supported. It's a very versatile little bugger.
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Originally Posted by taurus2007. View Post

These BR rip posts is way off topic, these belong in another thread

Nobody gave any instructions or encouraged anyone to do anything illegal. Anyway, if you read the other forums you will notice that posts sometimes go off topic to answer queries or to clarify a point. As long as the thread gets back on course you shouldn't sweat it. Surely, you are not suggesting a new thread be opened just to say what was said.
post #1427 of 3485
I came close to buying this over the weekend when the price dropped to $230. It does have some definite adv. over the 590: more ergo remote, reports of better dvd upconvert, and 2 hdmi outs, and perhaps slightly better build quality.

But the fact of the matter is, the 590 and panny 220 flat out rock. They are rock solid players that simply work. They are great players for me. Now, if the 790 drops in price AGAIN, I might be even more tempted than I was this time around. I just don't want to get caught in an upgrade frenzy. 590-790-oppo-more expensive oppo...
post #1428 of 3485
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Originally Posted by RWetmore View Post

Am I the only one who prefers SBM on?


I have settled on SBM On, with Picture Quality Setting of "Auto", rather than Direct. I don't know what Auto does exactly, but it seems to provide a subtle "punch" over Direct without any edge enhancement. Both Blu-ray and DVD look great to me on these settings, YMMV.
post #1429 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Krayg View Post


I don't know what Auto does exactly, but it seems to provide a subtle "punch" over Direct without any edge enhancement.

 

Can't address this setting per se however in most cases added punch is simply the result of artificially increasing the intrascene dynamic range. Making darks darker and lights lighter not unlike setting your display to Torch mode. The enhanced difference gives the image an perceived increased sharpness and or additional detail... punch. Most current displays offers the same type of setting without going all the way to Torch mode often called Detail Enhancement or some such.

post #1430 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

Can't address this setting per se however in most cases added punch is simply the result of artificially increasing the intrascene dynamic range. Making darks darker and lights lighter not unlike setting your display to Torch mode. The enhanced difference gives the image an perceived increased sharpness and or additional detail... punch. Most current displays offers the same type of setting without going all the way to Torch mode often called Detail Enhancement or some such.
Definitely not "torchy"; a very subtle change from Direct, more noticeable with DVD than with a blu-ray. Maybe placebo, etc. but I just decided I liked it better than Direct as a standard setting for most viewing. I did a lot of back-and-forth, "ad nauseum." As I did with SBM.
post #1431 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

Can't address this setting per se however in most cases added punch is simply the result of artificially increasing the intrascene dynamic range. Making darks darker and lights lighter not unlike setting your display to Torch mode. The enhanced difference gives the image an perceived increased sharpness and or additional detail... punch. Most current displays offers the same type of setting without going all the way to Torch mode often called Detail Enhancement or some such.

Good for you:rolleyes:
post #1432 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Krayg View Post

I have settled on SBM On, with Picture Quality Setting of "Auto", rather than Direct. I don't know what Auto does exactly, but it seems to provide a subtle "punch" over Direct without any edge enhancement. Both Blu-ray and DVD look great to me on these settings, YMMV.

I didn't notice a difference when switching from 'Auto' to 'Direct'.
post #1433 of 3485
Boys. boys boys..there really is no need for sarcasm and putdowns on here is there? Some will like enhancements and some won't. C'est la vie! Peeps here are wholly indebted to the likes of Smackrabbit and others for absolutely tons of work done measuring and then defining the most accurate possible settings that are industry standards, cos that's what they (including me) want. Others can do what they like with their S790.

In their own homes of course, as I sorta get this feeling going into a Cinema and asking for the projector to be setup so the Hulk comes out White instead of Green aint gonna happen? Or is it?
post #1434 of 3485
So how's the streaming performance on the 790? I just picked up a 590 but I've noticed that YouTube in particular is causing the player to actually lock up and shut down, so I'm considering upgrading. (I've had the same issue with both a wireless and wired network connection.) Prior to this, my only experience has been streaming Netflix on my PS3, which has worked flawlessly; but the PS3 just got repaired after yellow-lighting, so I want to reduce the burden I put on it, plus the new players have many more streaming options available. Thanks!
post #1435 of 3485
Compared to Sony BX-58
DVD upconversion is great
Dual HDMI - I can use my non-3D AV receiver. (I didnt see a big difference in loading times, may be due to dual hdmi setup?)
Plays most files I threw at it - mkv (doesnt play mkv with dtshd-ma), vob, avi, sacd-r, and especially
flac - if renamed to mp3 plays great. i tried 5.1 24/96 and stereo 24/192. My receiver says it receives the correct audio.
DVD-A Donald Fagen plays great 24/96 5.1
Beatles love - plays only the 48khz portion
Nordic - Doesnt open
Sony Entertainment apps is an addition - havent played with this much.
Build quality is better than bx-58 with touch buttons.

Only one negative so far. Some of my BD-9 wont play. Checking the files, i am guessing it might have something to do with strict AVCHD format.

If we get a region free hack, this will be close to Oppo for lot less.

BTW, everyone is talking about direct mode. how to set that? I have set the hdmi to 1080p for now.
post #1436 of 3485
Hi Folks. I just picked up this player and I'm noticing kind of a high pitch noise when the drive is spinning. I see others have had this. Is this a common issue? Any improvement in this in the 790? Thanks.
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Hi folks. I just picked up the 590 and I notice somewhat of a drive noise that is a bit louder than I would like. I did some searching and found others mention this. Has anyone found this in the s790 and/or can tell if it is better/worse? I can't stand drive noise.... Thanks.
post #1438 of 3485
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Originally Posted by FuzzyReets View Post

Hi folks. I just picked up the 590 and I notice somewhat of a drive noise that is a bit louder than I would like. I did some searching and found others mention this. Has anyone found this in the s790 and/or can tell if it is better/worse? I can't stand drive noise.... Thanks.

I had a bad drive noise on my review unit 590 once, and never again. I haven't had it yet on the 790. That said, the 570 was quiet when I bought it, and now it's incredibly loud half the time, so I don't know what they will sound like in a year or two.
post #1439 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Smackrabbit View Post

I had a bad drive noise on my review unit 590 once, and never again. I haven't had it yet on the 790. That said, the 570 was quiet when I bought it, and now it's incredibly loud half the time, so I don't know what they will sound like in a year or two.

Dear Chris,
at first I take this opportunity to thank you for all the useful technical information and explanations that you are providing to us smile.gif. And than I have a couple of easy questions:

1. Did you check if the video output of both the 2 HDMI of the S790 is exactly the same? I’m interesting to buy this player to connect it to 2 plasma TVs at the same time, to make comparisons of video calibrations.

2. Is it possible that you will let you know what is exactly the video processor chip used in this new sony? I’m really curious about that thing smile.gif

3. Here in E.U. there is another BD player who is having some success, the Asus BDS-700/BDS-500, which uses a Marvell chip (SoC) with Qdeo and has some interesting multimedia feature. Do you think you will review it?

Thank you in advance and best regards,
Mauri
post #1440 of 3485
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Originally Posted by sam298 View Post

DVD-A Donald Fagen plays great 24/96 5.1

DVD-A? Must be the lossy DVD-V layer.
Edited by Kilian.ca - 7/12/12 at 1:00am
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