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post #1711 of 3486
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Originally Posted by mlk4114 View Post

Question for you Dave, or anyone else that knows. In your review, you state that you can use a wired or wirelees USB keyboard with this unit by plugging it into the front USB port. I've tried this, and was not able to get the keyboard to work. It's a wired version. Is there something you have to turn on in the player to get the keyboard to function? I find no reference in the manual for this operation either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Mark

That was something I didn't test, but I'm confident I read it in the manual. Download the PDF and do a word search for keyboard and I bet you find it in a footnote.
post #1712 of 3486
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Originally Posted by Turboo2u View Post

Your excellent review prompted me to buy this unit a few days later. It really does seem to upconvert SD DVDs better than my OPPO 93.smile.gif

Thanks. It's rare that I miss a player once it's out of my system, but I truly miss the Sony, which says something!
post #1713 of 3486
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

Will our Sony 790's cause OPPO to now come in at a lower price point on their new model coming out?
No! If they both were basic transports then anything is possible, but they are not both equal in their feature sets. There are compelling reason to purchase either transport at their respective prices depending on your needs.smile.gif
post #1714 of 3486
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Originally Posted by Turboo2u View Post

Your excellent review prompted me to buy this unit a few days later. It really does seem to upconvert SD DVDs better than my OPPO 93.smile.gif
I would have to agree. I use Star Trek: TNG Season 1 DVDs as my suite and Sony does a better job of cleaning up these DVDs. It is not night and day, but I do notice the improvement.smile.gif
post #1715 of 3486
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

I would have to agree. I use Star Trek: TNG Season 1 DVDs as my suite and Sony does a better job of cleaning up these DVDs. It is not night and day, but I do notice the improvement.smile.gif

Get the Blu-ray of Star Trek:TNG...you'll be blown away by how good the video looks!
post #1716 of 3486
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Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn View Post

That was something I didn't test, but I'm confident I read it in the manual. Download the PDF and do a word search for keyboard and I bet you find it in a footnote.

I tried a generic Lenovo wired keyboard and plugged it in the front USB port and it worked fine. No special settings were required.

Not sure about wireless as that would probably require a driver of some sort.
post #1717 of 3486
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Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn View Post

Get the Blu-ray of Star Trek:TNG...you'll be blown away by how good the video looks!

Dave,

I received it last Friday and have already watched the entire season.biggrin.gif As good as the Sony did on the DVD it falls short of the bu-ray, which was to be expected. I am looking forward to Season 2 on blur-ray. Hopefully Deep Space Nine and Voyager will make its way onto blu-ray in the future.
post #1718 of 3486
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

Dave,
I received it last Friday and have already watched the entire season.biggrin.gif As good as the Sony did on the DVD it falls short of the bu-ray, which was to be expected. I am looking forward to Season 2 on blur-ray. Hopefully Deep Space Nine and Voyager will make its way onto blu-ray in the future.

I've been told by CBS I'll have Season Two in mid-November...can't wait. The best part is my 16 year-old daughter and 12 year-old son have become BIG fans of the show and I get to enjoy their reactions to one of my favorite all-time shows! As for DS9 and Voyager...can't agree more. Hopefully sales of the sets are profitable so CBS will give the other series the same treatment.
post #1719 of 3486
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Originally Posted by sonichart View Post

So i have tried searching this thread for soap opera effect... and with that I'll just post and hope the members here can help. I have this player hooked up to a GT50 and attempted to fire up Tron Legacy 3D on blue ray. Picture was great, 3D was great-- but I couldn't help but be distracted by the infamous SOE...
Is there a way I can turn this off? I tried disabling the 4K scaler but was unsuccessful.
Thanks!

Go into the Screen Settings and set "BD-ROM 24p Output" to Off.

The ST50 and GT50 are not 24fps native displays so they have to convert the 24fps material to 60fps. Instead of doing a simple conversion, they are applying some slight interpolation for the conversion which introduces a very small SOE. I've talked about this before in the ST50 thread.

Setting it to off the the player makes the player output at 60fps, so the TV never applies interpolation.
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is there anybody owning both 790 and 5000es to tell if there are any difference?
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This quite likely is covered somewhere in this thread, but I cannot find it. I have almost pulled the trigger on the 790 several times, but what keeps stopping me are the user reviews I read on other sites (particularly Amazon) that posts many negatives about the streaming aspect of this player. Mostly being able to connect and/or have the unit find the wireless network w/o having to go through a lot of hassle. I have also read many negatives regarding firmware updates. Is anyone else on here finding these issues or found these issues & was able to correct the problems? I love the praise on the unit's PQ & load times, but poor streaming capabilities & buggy firmware updates would definately be a deal-breaker for me. Anyone?

Ken
post #1722 of 3486
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Originally Posted by hearrean View Post

This quite likely is covered somewhere in this thread, but I cannot find it. I have almost pulled the trigger on the 790 several times, but what keeps stopping me are the user reviews I read on other sites (particularly Amazon) that posts many negatives about the streaming aspect of this player. Mostly being able to connect and/or have the unit find the wireless network w/o having to go through a lot of hassle. I have also read many negatives regarding firmware updates. Is anyone else on here finding these issues or found these issues & was able to correct the problems? I love the praise on the unit's PQ & load times, but poor streaming capabilities & buggy firmware updates would definately be a deal-breaker for me. Anyone?
Ken


You need to STOP LISTENING to Internet Crap.

I own the S790 and have never HAD a problem.

PQ is the BEST in the Industry.

Streaming is PERFECT.

Now with that SAID - I will say I am NOT USING WIRELESS. Wireless is asking
for TROUBLE with ANY BRAND DEVICE.

I am a Techie Geek. My Home has 4 Base Stations to cover the area well. With
that SAID - I still AVOID wireless with ALL STREAMING devices. If you can not
run a CABLE with any brand you will find trouble. I own Panasonic and Sony
and will NOT USE WIRELESS.
post #1723 of 3486
I agree with drhankz: Streaming has been outstanding on my S790 and better than Panasonic's streaming. My home is 5,000 SQ and I never use wireless for streaming. I personally use powerline adapters and they work perfectly.

S~
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Originally Posted by bull3964 View Post

Go into the Screen Settings and set "BD-ROM 24p Output" to Off.
The ST50 and GT50 are not 24fps native displays so they have to convert the 24fps material to 60fps. Instead of doing a simple conversion, they are applying some slight interpolation for the conversion which introduces a very small SOE. I've talked about this before in the ST50 thread.
Setting it to off the the player makes the player output at 60fps, so the TV never applies interpolation.
Not quite accurate. The GT series can do 48 as well as 60.

S~
post #1725 of 3486
Have ASUS Router in the Basement, (Covers whole house) and a DLink on the 3rd Floor to boost the signal to the little out of the way spots up there.
In all the years of being Wireless, have only had one problem during all this time. Have 1 Sony 590 and 1 790 on the third floor, plus 2 Samsungs and an OPPO 93. Midlevel a Sony1000, and in the basement theatre, another 590. All have been updating without problems. Netflix wirelessly working on all, again with no problems.
The ASUS Router was definitely a great addition to the system. (Just keep it elevated for air circulation.) (Re: all these systems - wife. (Happy wife, happy life) - she wants Netflix where ever she's in the house.) (790 is in my system! (where i catch the wife watching occassionally as well!))
post #1726 of 3486
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Not quite accurate. The GT series can do 48 as well as 60.
S~

Well, so can the ST. I really didn't mention it as the flicker makes it pretty much unusable.
post #1727 of 3486
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

You need to STOP LISTENING to Internet Crap..

Isn't all the postings on the various sites just internest crap?smile.gif
post #1728 of 3486
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

You need to STOP LISTENING to Internet Crap.
I own the S790 and have never HAD a problem.
PQ is the BEST in the Industry.
Streaming is PERFECT.
Now with that SAID - I will say I am NOT USING WIRELESS. Wireless is asking
for TROUBLE with ANY BRAND DEVICE.
I am a Techie Geek. My Home has 4 Base Stations to cover the area well. With
that SAID - I still AVOID wireless with ALL STREAMING devices. If you can not
run a CABLE with any brand you will find trouble. I own Panasonic and Sony
and will NOT USE WIRELESS[/B.
.

Thanks for your response, but I respectfully disagree with your statement that one should avoid wireless regardless. I currently own a Samsung player & have never had one moment of wireless streaming issues! It auto-found my network when initially set-up & has been a gem (in that respect) ever since. What I dis-like about it is slow load/read times & less than stellar PQ compared to what I read about the Sony. Also, hard-wiring cable in many instances for a lot of folks can be a hassle or in many cases practically impossible. That is supposed to be the beauty of wireless. So if this player has the greatest PQ & best load-times, but loses wireless connectivity much of the time or is unstable in that regard, I'll stay with what I have. But thanks for the advise.

Ken
Edited by hearrean - 9/9/12 at 10:49am
post #1729 of 3486
As long as you have a good wireless connection, it can stream video without any issues. Any bandwidth problems will come from your ISP, not your home network.
post #1730 of 3486
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Originally Posted by Turboo2u View Post

Your excellent review prompted me to buy this unit a few days later. It really does seem to upconvert SD DVDs better than my OPPO 93.smile.gif
I can't vouch for the 93, but I have the Oppo DV-983H, and the Sony is noticeably better. Even the wife can tell the difference.
post #1731 of 3486
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Direct sends the signal as it is on the disc (i.e. 480, 1080i, etc.). Auto sends whatever your TV accepts. Mine is set to Direct.
S~
I think the choices you are referring to are actually in the intial "Screen Settings" dialog, involving BD-ROM 24p Ouput/DVD-ROM 24p output., with Auto, On, Off options according to your TV display capability. The "Picture Quality" settings, accessible via the remote only when a disc is playing, control either no picture enhancements ("Direct"), or a choice between "Auto" and two possible "Custom" settings (which include options for "Texture Remaster", "Clear Black", etc.). What "Auto" actually does as a picture quality enhancement is still up for grabs, but I do prefer it over "Direct". In the case of DVDs, it seems to apply a subtle resolution improvement without obvious edge enhancement.YMMV.
post #1732 of 3486
I wonder if there exists a way to make the BDP-S790 region free. Half of my DVDs are region 1 and the other are region 2. I have older non-HD OPPO player which is region free, but I am very much interested to play the DVDs with the S790 and enhance the video. Please advice.

Thanks a lot.
post #1733 of 3486
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Originally Posted by mihaeli View Post

I wonder if there exists a way to make the BDP-S790 region free. Half of my DVDs are region 1 and the other are region 2. I have older non-HD OPPO player which is region free, but I am very much interested to play the DVDs with the S790 and enhance the video. Please advice.
Thanks a lot.

Someone's selling the player DVD/BD region-free on eBay and there are other international sources as well. Hopefully a kit is somewhere on the horizon because come on, $600?!?!?:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SONY-BDP-S790-Wi-Fi-2K-4K-Blu-Ray-Player-Multi-Zone-All-Region-Code-Zone-Free-/330781638999?pt=DVD_Players_Recorders&hash=item4d041f4157#ht_8673wt_1179
post #1734 of 3486
Started watching Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Epic Series (1979) last night. The Up Conversion was amazing! Guess I'll have to keep going to I finish the Series - $18 right now on Amazon. ( Dorothy Stratten is in Series 1, Episode 11. - I did not know this.)
It's a shame Sony Canada refuses to sell this Model in Canada. More Canadian monies flowing to US Retailers. What's the point Sony Canada? Canadians not good enough for this Model?
post #1735 of 3486
Just got today and seems nice. Its updating at the moment. I do have a problem though. I now have two Sony Bluray's. I have my mega changer BDP-CX960 and now this BDP-S790. Both turn on when I use the remote. Is there a way in this unit to change its remote ID?
post #1736 of 3486
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Originally Posted by badwilly View Post

Just got today and seems nice. Its updating at the moment. I do have a problem though. I now have two Sony Bluray's. I have my mega changer BDP-CX960 and now this BDP-S790. Both turn on when I use the remote. Is there a way in this unit to change its remote ID?

I would like to know the same as I have a S790 and a S5000ES in the same rack.biggrin.gif
post #1737 of 3486
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Originally Posted by badwilly View Post

Just got today and seems nice. Its updating at the moment. I do have a problem though. I now have two Sony Bluray's. I have my mega changer BDP-CX960 and now this BDP-S790. Both turn on when I use the remote. Is there a way in this unit to change its remote ID?
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

I would like to know the same as I have a S790 and a S5000ES in the same rack.biggrin.gif
The procedure for changing the address on a CX960 is on page 60 of the manual. It's not possible on a 790 or a 5000.

If you have a universal remote, you'll either need to learn the second command set, confirm IR, load new pronto hex or change the sub-device if you have a JP1 remote. The only difference from one command set to another is address 1 is device.subdevice 26.226, 2 is 26.234 and 3 is 26.242 as shown on THIS page. You can generate your own pronto hex using makehex or similar tool with the listed codes, device.subdevice and the Sony20 protocol. If you need the pronto hex for address 2 and/or 3, I'll be glad to post it.

If I were you bakerwi, I'd set the 790 for control over bravia sync and cover the IR window. That way, tv codes would control the 790 and sony blu-ray codes would control the 5000. This will require some rework on your universal remote programming. I control my sony player exclusively via bravia sync using IR to my TV.
Edited by mdavej - 9/18/12 at 2:17pm
post #1738 of 3486
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

The procedure for changing the address on a CX960 is on page 60 of the manual. It's not possible on a 790 or a 5000.
If you have a universal remote, you'll either need to learn the second command set, confirm IR, load new pronto hex or change the sub-device if you have a JP1 remote. The only difference from one command set to another is address 1 is device.subdevice 26.226, 2 is 26.234 and 3 is 26.242 as shown on THIS page. You can generate your own pronto hex using makehex or similar tool with the listed codes, device.subdevice and the Sony20 protocol. If you need the pronto hex for address 2 and/or 3, I'll be glad to post it.
If I were you bakerwi, I'd set the 790 for control over bravia sync and cover the IR window. That way, tv codes would control the 790 and sony blu-ray codes would control the 5000. This will require some rework on your universal remote programming. I control my sony player exclusively via bravia sync using IR to my TV.

Thanks. I found the manual after posting and changed the command mode of the changer. All good now. Had to reprogram the Harmony 900 after changing the command mode. No problems.
post #1739 of 3486
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

The procedure for changing the address on a CX960 is on page 60 of the manual. It's not possible on a 790 or a 5000.
If you have a universal remote, you'll either need to learn the second command set, confirm IR, load new pronto hex or change the sub-device if you have a JP1 remote. The only difference from one command set to another is address 1 is device.subdevice 26.226, 2 is 26.234 and 3 is 26.242 as shown on THIS page. You can generate your own pronto hex using makehex or similar tool with the listed codes, device.subdevice and the Sony20 protocol. If you need the pronto hex for address 2 and/or 3, I'll be glad to post it.
If I were you bakerwi, I'd set the 790 for control over bravia sync and cover the IR window. That way, tv codes would control the 790 and sony blu-ray codes would control the 5000. This will require some rework on your universal remote programming. I control my sony player exclusively via bravia sync using IR to my TV.

Thanks for the info.
post #1740 of 3486
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Originally Posted by badwilly View Post

Thanks. I found the manual after posting and changed the command mode of the changer. All good now. Had to reprogram the Harmony 900 after changing the command mode. No problems.

I know its a bit off topic ... but very quickly ... how do you like youre 900. Can I ask ... is there much noticeable lag when using devices via RF ... to IR blaster ?
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