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post #1921 of 3485
Just received notification of a software update: M13.R.0460.
Has anyone applied this update yet and have any issues to report?
I believe I read in some thread that for at least a few people file playback support was diminished with a firmware update they had applied some time ago. I'm referring to files streamed to the player from the computer via either home network or DLNA.
Just not sure if I should apply it.
post #1922 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Iain- View Post

Sounds as if the "BD Audio Mix" setting is set at ON. Turn it OFF so it will then send Dolby True HD or DIS-HD Master Audio bitstreams. It's located in "Audio Settings" section.
BTW, I'll miss the blue light since I now have one of the latest crop of Denon AVR. rolleyes.gif

Perfect, that did it. Thanks a lot!! I am back with my sexy blue light on my Denon again :-)
post #1923 of 3485
Thread Starter 
Hello all, I've updated the general info of this player on the 1st page in regards to a recent firmware upgrade:

*Release Date 12/8/2012 Version M13.R.0460 File Size 107.89 MB:

This utility updates the Blu-ray Disc player firmware to version M13.R.0460 and provides the following benefits:
Improvements over firmware version M13.R.0443:
  • Improves BRAVIA® Internet Video connectivity
    Benefits provided by previous upgrades and included in version M13.R.0460:
  • Adds support for automatic setting of AV Separation Output Mode which allows you to set up connected devices automatically using Bravia Sync
  • Adds support for the Sony® Entertainment Network portal
  • Adds support for the "Recommendations" feature
    Notes:
  • The "Recommendations" feature automatically analyzes your interests by referencing your viewing history to find programs and items you may like, and presents them in the xross media bar™ menu.
  • This feature may not be available depending on your region and broadcasting conditions.
  • Adds the ability to use the Skype® online calling service


It's just so weird that the description of the upgrade is the same as the last one although the version number did change, it's probably just Sony being too lazy to change the description of the upgrade rolleyes.gif
post #1924 of 3485
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Originally Posted by edtorious View Post

It's just so weird that the description of the upgrade is the same as the last one although the version number did change, it's probably just Sony being too lazy to change the description of the upgrade rolleyes.gif


This is just Sony throwing us owners a bone. Similar to the generic release notes that Pioneer (BDP-320 & BDP-51FD) post with their firmware upgrades.biggrin.gif
post #1925 of 3485
790 updated, but haven't seen an update for my 590's.
post #1926 of 3485
Hello,

anyone tried to use external srt subtitles over DLNA? for me it seems impossible... any help?
I have a DLNA server WB MBL 2Tb for files/movies with samename.srt... with my samsung smart TV it works fine... with sony bdp s-790 not!!!....

Many thanks to all....
Joaquim
post #1927 of 3485
Just have to say, I swapped a Panasonic BDT500 today for this Sony S790, and wow. Just WOW! I even will go on to say this is equal, if not better than my old Pioneer Elite 23fd. Not in build quality or good looks (hey, it is an ELITE model, even if older), but in PQ and tons of features & tweaks it is darn nice. And not to mention it was about $100 less than the BDT500, and thus around $300 less than the Oppo 103. That means more left to buy a lot more BD movies with smile.gif
post #1928 of 3485
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Originally Posted by WRX_Rocky View Post

Just have to say, I swapped a Panasonic BDT500 today for this Sony S790, and wow. Just WOW! I even will go on to say this is equal, if not better than my old Pioneer Elite 23fd. Not in build quality or good looks (hey, it is an ELITE model, even if older), but in PQ and tons of features & tweaks it is darn nice. And not to mention it was about $100 less than the BDT500, and thus around $300 less than the Oppo 103. That means more left to buy a lot more BD movies with smile.gif

What was the reason to swap ?
post #1929 of 3485
For folks that did the firmware update. Any changes or fixes/regressions (especially for DLNA) ?
post #1930 of 3485
Hey guys! I have a new Sony 55" HX850 and a new Sony BDP-S790 blu-ray player. Both have the same services and I'm trying to determine which to play internet streaming shows and audio (Qell, Pandora, Netflix, etc) through. Does it matter? Does the Blu-Ray result in better video (upscaling?) or audio quality?

Thanks in advance.
post #1931 of 3485
Hello, I have recently bought a BDP-S790 and have difficulty in getting this player to function to fill my needs: I would like to use this player as a movie and music player; but, it seems that that I can use it only to either watch DVDs or play music via HDMI.
I have a system that has a Sony TV that has one HDMI input, an Onkyo 805 receiver that has 3 HDMI inputs, a Philips DVR that has one HDMI output, and a Logitech remote.
The S790 plays well SACD and DVD thru either of the two HDMI outputs when I select them as per S790 OP manual. However, the selection of sending one HDMI to the TV and the other to the receiver doesn't work because in this setup I can not use my Philips DVR.
If my Onkyo had 4 HDMI inputs then this S790's 2 HDMI output setup would work OK.
I have tried using the optical output from the S790 to the receiver but the receiver only detects the SACD as a stereo signal. I do know that the Onkyo can receive and decode 5 channel audio from my TV tuner over an optical input.
As you know, when the normal single HDMI output selection is chosen, the TV has to be on because of the handshake problem when the TV is off.
Am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions?
Thanks, Bill G
post #1932 of 3485
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Originally Posted by bgavs View Post

Hello, I have recently bought a BDP-S790 and have difficulty in getting this player to function to fill my needs: I would like to use this player as a movie and music player; but, it seems that that I can use it only to either watch DVDs or play music via HDMI.
I have a system that has a Sony TV that has one HDMI input, an Onkyo 805 receiver that has 3 HDMI inputs, a Philips DVR that has one HDMI output, and a Logitech remote.
The S790 plays well SACD and DVD thru either of the two HDMI outputs when I select them as per S790 OP manual. However, the selection of sending one HDMI to the TV and the other to the receiver doesn't work because in this setup I can not use my Philips DVR.
If my Onkyo had 4 HDMI inputs then this S790's 2 HDMI output setup would work OK.
I have tried using the optical output from the S790 to the receiver but the receiver only detects the SACD as a stereo signal. I do know that the Onkyo can receive and decode 5 channel audio from my TV tuner over an optical input.
As you know, when the normal single HDMI output selection is chosen, the TV has to be on because of the handshake problem when the TV is off.
Am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions?
Thanks, Bill G

To Have Everything WORK Properly - You need to FEED all Source Devices
via HDMI to your Onkyo 805. Then you need to send the OUTPUT of your
Onkyo 805 to the TV.

If you do not have enough inputs on your Onkyo 805 - TOO BAD.
post #1933 of 3485
Is that Phillips DVR for cable tv? If so, I believe it's max resolution would be 1080i, not 1080p. And if so, then you can use its component video out and toslink cable for audio, and thus free up another HDMI port if needed.
post #1934 of 3485
Hi guys

I've tried searching the threads regarding my question but no such luck, sorry if I have not noticed it somewhere else....
but my question is how do I stream a .mp4/.mkv file to the S790?
I'm using a synology NAS diskstation DS212j to stream from..... I can view most .avi and some .mpg files but can't view .mp4/.mkv ''it says file is corrupt''
I can sometimes get around this issue by renaming the .mp4 to .mpg and it sometimes works

Any help would be great....

Thanks, Lee

EDIT

I downloaded a new app for my NAS called ''Plex Media Server'', I created a movie section in there and added the .mp4 HD files to it.....
I selected the server through the S790 and the movie file worked great... so it must have been the app I was using on the NAS to stream to the Player..... Hopefully this may help someone else like me smile.gif
Edited by zleerichz - 12/13/12 at 10:39am
post #1935 of 3485
Hi!

I have an annoying problem (actually several) with the S790. When I first bought it the Pan and Scan setting worked correctly, even after updating it. But now it doesnt, somehow. Is there any other setting that could be overriding the Pan and scan? I have tried resetting the screen settings and then only changing that particular setting to, but no luck.

Im using it with an Optoma HD33 and a 16:9 90 inch screen. The reason why I like to stretch the picture is to get rid of the black bars which isnt exactly black in my room.

Otherwise I must say the player produce a lovely picture. Great dvd and internet video playback. The netflix service is great and somehow much sharper then for example the ATV.
post #1936 of 3485
Maybe a stupid question here: but I how much better is the 790 over 590. Is the 4k upscaling or whatever really worth it, does your TV need to support it? I will pay for the 790 if picture is improved over the 590. I don't really care for all the other streaming services etc. I care about sound and picture.
post #1937 of 3485
Hey folks - I'm loving this Blu-Ray player. Streaming services have been great and blu-ray movies awesome.

Finally figured out when listening to Pandora - there is a way to Like (thumbs up) or Dislike (thumbs down) a song when it's playing. Just go to Options on the Blu-ray remote and there is the ability to like or dislike a song, bookmark a song, etc. Cool.
Edited by Firepr00f - 12/14/12 at 7:53am
post #1938 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Ruben Z View Post

Maybe a stupid question here: but I how much better is the 790 over 590. Is the 4k upscaling or whatever really worth it, does your TV need to support it? I will pay for the 790 if picture is improved over the 590. I don't really care for all the other streaming services etc. I care about sound and picture.

4K upscaling can't be used if you don't have a 4K display -- either a 4K TV or a 4K projector.

The 790 does have more options for improving poor DVD video than the 590 has. Sound and Blu-ray video quality are the same in both players.
post #1939 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Ruben Z View Post

Maybe a stupid question here: but I how much better is the 790 over 590. Is the 4k upscaling or whatever really worth it, does your TV need to support it? I will pay for the 790 if picture is improved over the 590. I don't really care for all the other streaming services etc. I care about sound and picture.

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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

4K upscaling can't be used if you don't have a 4K display -- either a 4K TV or a 4K projector.
The 790 does have more options for improving poor DVD video than the 590 has. Sound and Blu-ray video quality are the same in both players.
Also, on-line streaming load times are significantly faster. As example with BDP-S770 during loading, first two steps are the same as S790, but step 3 usually took 10-12 seconds to load. With S790 that's now 1-2 seconds for step 3.

BTW, what would be the best way to handle it if AVR also support 4K up-scaling? Use BDP to up-scale and pass it through AVR untouched or have AVR up-scale?
post #1940 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Iain- View Post

BTW, what would be the best way to handle it if AVR also support 4K up-scaling? Use BDP to up-scale and pass it through AVR untouched or have AVR up-scale?
It all depends on the quality of the video processor in the AVR and/or the 4K projector.
post #1941 of 3485
Hi,

I have a BDP-S790 and have a question (that Sony support can´t answer...)

I have a Samsung plasma (probably HDMI 1.3) and a Denon reciver with HDMI 1.1 inputs and outputs. And a Sony HDMI projector.

I wanted to connect as follows, because my Denon has HDMI 1.1 and it can only take multichannel LPCM (not bitstream):

BDP-S790 HDMI 1 to plasma TV (for sound and picture)
BDP-S790 HDMI 2 to Denon reciver (for sound and picture)
Denon reciver HDMI out to projector for picture.

So, I want to have the BDP-S790 to send picture AND sound simultainusly from both HDMIs, and sound sent as multichannel LPCM (not bitstream)

But I cannot get anything else but 2-ch LPCM, wether its Dolby Digital 5.1 on a DVD or DTS-HD from a blu-ray!?

I then tried using the setting HDMI 1 sound and picture, HDMI2 only sound. And then I seems to get Multichannel LPCM via the 2nd HDMI output

So, I asked Sony if that is a limitation; if you have sound and picture from BOTH HDMIs on BDP-S790, you only get 2-ch LPCM output (and not multichannel LPCM), but they didnt get me an answer...

Anyone here have the same setup (sond+picture on both HDMI, sound as multichannel LPCM`) and got that to function?! Or, some other who made the same discovery as me...


//BR Patrick
post #1942 of 3485
By sending audio to the TV you limit yourself to the best audio the TV can support. HDMI is a two way comm link, it basically is asking the TV what audio and video it can support and the TV responds two channel stereo and whatever for video. The player will only send two channel stereo then.
post #1943 of 3485
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Originally Posted by patjoh View Post

Hi,
I have a BDP-S790 and have a question (that Sony support can´t answer...)
I have a Samsung plasma (probably HDMI 1.3) and a Denon reciver with HDMI 1.1 inputs and outputs. And a Sony HDMI projector.
I wanted to connect as follows, because my Denon has HDMI 1.1 and it can only take multichannel LPCM (not bitstream):
BDP-S790 HDMI 1 to plasma TV (for sound and picture)
BDP-S790 HDMI 2 to Denon reciver (for sound and picture)
Denon reciver HDMI out to projector for picture.
So, I want to have the BDP-S790 to send picture AND sound simultainusly from both HDMIs, and sound sent as multichannel LPCM (not bitstream)
But I cannot get anything else but 2-ch LPCM, wether its Dolby Digital 5.1 on a DVD or DTS-HD from a blu-ray!?
I then tried using the setting HDMI 1 sound and picture, HDMI2 only sound. And then I seems to get Multichannel LPCM via the 2nd HDMI output
So, I asked Sony if that is a limitation; if you have sound and picture from BOTH HDMIs on BDP-S790, you only get 2-ch LPCM output (and not multichannel LPCM), but they didnt get me an answer...
Anyone here have the same setup (sond+picture on both HDMI, sound as multichannel LPCM`) and got that to function?! Or, some other who made the same discovery as me...
//BR Patrick

I believe moxie got it right... you can't send different audio streams to the two outputs. It may be time to upgrade your denon or else get a decent hdmi switch. Monoprice seems to have some good options.
post #1944 of 3485

BDP-S790 does it have .SRT support ?

hi. i have putted mkv file on a usb flashdrive and a fallow .srt file and i cant get the player to support the subtitle. does not this player support subtitels or is it other format that can work ?
post #1945 of 3485
Dear Experts - i am looking to upgrade my blu ray player.

I just use it for blu ray movies and netflix.

DO YOU SUGGEST SONY S790 OR OPPO 103?

Is there significant difference in video and audio quality between the two player.

your advice is greatly appreciated
post #1946 of 3485
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Originally Posted by mirage1000 View Post

Dear Experts - i am looking to upgrade my blu ray player.
I just use it for blu ray movies and netflix.
DO YOU SUGGEST SONY S790 OR OPPO 103?
Is there significant difference in video and audio quality between the two player.
your advice is greatly appreciated

If you're using HDMI and aren't going to play around with "video enhancements" provided by either player ... Then No.

Both players can playback BD accurately and both can stream the highest quality netflix Stream available with DD+ bitstream audio.
post #1947 of 3485
Quote:
Originally Posted by mirage1000 View Post

Dear Experts - i am looking to upgrade my blu ray player.
I just use it for blu ray movies and netflix.
DO YOU SUGGEST SONY S790 OR OPPO 103?
Is there significant difference in video and audio quality between the two player.
your advice is greatly appreciated

I have both and for your needs the Oppo would be overkill.biggrin.gif Puchase the Sony and you will be quite happy with its video quality.smile.gif
post #1948 of 3485
hi all, possibly y'all could help me?

i am getting no audio on my system with a just purchased 790. my connections are:

790-hdmi(1) video out to panasonic gt55 and hdmi(2) audio out to marantz sr6003. i have the split audio/ video setting "on", but i still get no audio. i am sure it is a setting somewhere on either the sony or marantz i am missing.

please offer any possible directions to look. i've played around with a bunch of setting and got nowhere. at this point i'll probably even have to factory default the marantz and start over. wink.gif

thank you so much!
post #1949 of 3485
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcarroll View Post

hi all, possibly y'all could help me?
i am getting no audio on my system with a just purchased 790. my connections are:
790-hdmi(1) video out to panasonic gt55 and hdmi(2) audio out to marantz sr6003. i have the split audio/ video setting "on", but i still get no audio. i am sure it is a setting somewhere on either the sony or marantz i am missing.
please offer any possible directions to look. i've played around with a bunch of setting and got nowhere. at this point i'll probably even have to factory default the marantz and start over. wink.gif
thank you so much!

Wrong HDMI cable? Order a Sony Cable for $10 on ebay.
post #1950 of 3485
thank you, but, naw, not the cable. i tried more than one. i also tried more than port on the marantz.
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