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Yes.
That is great thanks for that , I will purchase the 790 then smile.gif
I have been searching for weeks trying to fin a definite answer to the question, luckily I found this Forum smile.gif
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi p5browne, you're not looking for XMB ... the menu is the XMB (XrossMediaBar). Scroll all the way to the right "RECOMMENDATION" and go down until you see "SONY - tell us what you think, please take a survey".

I guess when you have a Canadian IP, the survey doesn't come up. The Sony Photo Program is the only thing under Recommendations with the word Sony. Where you probably have Sony, I have BMO. The Sony BDP-S790 is not available for sale in Canada. Any Canadians wanting one, had to purchase from a US source.
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That is great thanks for that , I will purchase the 790 then smile.gif
I have been searching for weeks trying to fin a definite answer to the question, luckily I found this Forum smile.gif

I can attest that it works swimmingly with mkv files. Great player. I turned on the Billabong channel and days fell off the calendar as I stared at bikini models.....
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Hi! I'm new to this forum and I have recently purchased a Sony S790. As with most things I'm probably not the only person who has had this issue...

I can't seem to play ANY sort of videos from my router. I have an Asus RT-N66U with a USB hard drive connected. The videos stream fine to my Xperia Z and my PS3 but my S790 just won't play ball!

I've tried avi, mkv, mp4 and none work! They seem to work fine though when I plug my USB into the front of the S790 so I'm guessing it doesn't like my router and/or USB hard drive much :/

Does anyone know a fix for this?
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Originally Posted by marcuspen View Post

Hi! I'm new to this forum and I have recently purchased a Sony S790. As with most things I'm probably not the only person who has had this issue...

I can't seem to play ANY sort of videos from my router. I have an Asus RT-N66U with a USB hard drive connected. The videos stream fine to my Xperia Z and my PS3 but my S790 just won't play ball!

I've tried avi, mkv, mp4 and none work! They seem to work fine though when I plug my USB into the front of the S790 so I'm guessing it doesn't like my router and/or USB hard drive much :/

Does anyone know a fix for this?

It's the miniDLNA server problem avsforum member mark the red had which is documented in this thread. Reach out to him for the fix.
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Here is the custom firmware these guys made for me for my rt-n66u:(post #6)

http://forums.smallnetbuilder.com/showthread.php?t=9534

This is not an official Asus firmware so don't expect any updates. I"m waiting for the peeps over on smallnetbuilder (i.e., Merlin) to iron out the wrinkles of Broadcoms latest firmware / wireless driver before I take a stab at patching the latest firmware.

The custom firmware I linked to works great for me. YMMV. Good luck.
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Can it play SACD?

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Can it play SACD?



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You are so kind :)

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I was going to buy the Oppo 103 but decided to buy the sony instead .
My system Meridian 568.2 Meridian, DSP 6ks and DSP5ks. Video Samsung 6580 Lcd TV
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I was going to buy the Oppo 103 but decided to buy the sony instead .
My system Meridian 568.2 Meridian, DSP 6ks and DSP5ks. Video Samsung 6580 Lcd TV

Really why?

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Really why?
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To play SACD on the cheap.
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Originally Posted by wse View PostReally why? To play SACD on the cheap.

I am assuming you use HDMi period then and let your Meridian do the work!

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Originally Posted by wse View Post

I am assuming you use HDMi period then and let your Meridian do the work!
That's correct sir...
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Could someone please confirm the behaviour of the resume function on the S790?

My understanding is that if a DVD or Blu-ray is ejected from the S790, the resume points are cleared. This is different to how resume is implemented on the other DVD & BD players I've used over the years - usually (and particularly with DVDs) those other players have remembered the last 10 or so discs I've put in them.

As someone who watches various TV shows on disc it'd be somewhat annoying not be be able to continue from where I left off when I pop a disc back into the machine. Sony reps on their forums appear to have confirmed that what I've outlined above is the case, but it'd be good to get some independent experience!
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I bought the top of the line from Samsung what a piece of crap!!

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Originally Posted by Samcro View Post

Could someone please confirm the behaviour of the resume function on the S790?

My understanding is that if a DVD or Blu-ray is ejected from the S790, the resume points are cleared. This is different to how resume is implemented on the other DVD & BD players I've used over the years - usually (and particularly with DVDs) those other players have remembered the last 10 or so discs I've put in them.

As someone who watches various TV shows on disc it'd be somewhat annoying not be be able to continue from where I left off when I pop a disc back into the machine. Sony reps on their forums appear to have confirmed that what I've outlined above is the case, but it'd be good to get some independent experience!

For DVD's I believe you're correct -- that matches my own experience. For Blu-rays, it seems to vary by disc -- I want to say it's something encoded in the disc itself?
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For DVD's I believe you're correct -- that matches my own experience. For Blu-rays, it seems to vary by disc -- I want to say it's something encoded in the disc itself?

I have been watching the Bible on the Sony S790 and eject the Blu Ray after each episode, when I run the Blu Ray the next day it asks for a resume, it always picks up where I left off. The S790 has the best Blu ray and DVD picture I have seen. The samsung F5900 is very close.
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

I am assuming you use HDMi period then and let your Meridian do the work!
My Meridian HD621 takes care that area.
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Just returned the Samsung BD-F7500 player what a piece of junk, very noisy and really crappy with DVDs! Also the audio doesn't always work may be it was a defective unit, but I don't think so.

 

I am giving the Sony a try, we will see hope it works well.

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I rather liked the f7500 ! Although I never actually tested it with disks. Just online streaming services and local media playback. I wasn't a big fan of that aluminum case sleeve either. No hd audio support for local file playback and cinavia enforced for DLNA.
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Originally Posted by HDPERSON View Post

I have been watching the Bible on the Sony S790 and eject the Blu Ray after each episode, when I run the Blu Ray the next day it asks for a resume, it always picks up where I left off. The S790 has the best Blu ray and DVD picture I have seen. The samsung F5900 is very close.

I get the same behavior on the latest Futurama season set (it remembers my place and asks if I want to resume) but when I put in, say, the BBC Planet Earth, I have to manually select the next episode.
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Yup. Being able to return to the same spot on Blu-rays depends on the software included in the disc. Disney/Touchstone/Buena Vista discs always start at the very beginning, for example. At least they let you skip directly to the menu. Some BD production houses won't even let you do that.
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I owned an S790 a few months back (returned to Amazon after it developed a fault) and didn't replace it because of the resume issue with DVD. I also found that some blu-rays (e.g. Supernatural) which resume on the PS3 and Oppo also don't resume on the S790.

I'd hoped that Sony might have issued a firmware update to correct the issue, but I guess that's not going to happen.
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What is the best setting for that player?

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After the Total Recall issues, Sony must be having issues trying to get a New FW to work properly with their Security Issues! It's all about the Issues!
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I now own the 790 but am having probs streaming mkv over dlna, I can play them with dts master but not Dolby digital hd ? I get an error audio not supported.I am using a Zyzel 310 with the Sony STB profile.
Who is having success streaming MKV using a NAS and with which NAS .
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Originally Posted by iworm View Post

I now own the 790 but am having probs streaming mkv over dlna, I can play them with dts master but not Dolby digital hd ? I get an error audio not supported.I am using a Zyzel 310 with the Sony STB profile.
Who is having success streaming MKV using a NAS and with which NAS .

How did you create the MKV ? I am told trueHd works when one uses dvd fab.
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I made the MKV using MakeMKV, they work perfectly with my WDTV over DLNA but no DTS Master !! So its the opposite to the 790 but the 790 wont play the MKVs at all whereas the WDTV just outputs DTS.
Thanks apw2607 I will try DVD Fab
Edited by iworm - 4/13/13 at 2:47pm
post #2520 of 3486
I think there's a demo of dvd fab to try it out first. May be worth a shot.
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