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post #2581 of 3484
Hmm. Well unless there is some kind of ability to change the default mime types then you might be out of luck. There is little or no information on that DLNA server I can find. That NAS also runs a custom OS too rather than vanilla Linux so this makes installing a alternative DLNA server on your NAS more problematic. I did find a reference too folks installing twonky on their Iomega NAS however.

What file video does the s790 fail to play being served by your NAS. file extension and video / audio codec is helpful.

E.g

MKV. AVC. DTS.
post #2582 of 3484
Is it me or does Amazon HD streaming not look that great. Im watching an episode of Dr Who in HD (new season) with a speed of 5.0mbps on the Amazon popup, and its not as good as I figured it would be.
post #2583 of 3484
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

Is it me or does Amazon HD streaming not look that great. Im watching an episode of Dr Who in HD (new season) with a speed of 5.0mbps on the Amazon popup, and its not as good as I figured it would be.
You are correct. Amazon will not look great at 5.0mbps. Netflix will look great at that speed however. I don't know why, but it does. But Netflix doesn't have the current season of Dr. Who.

Dr. Who on BBC iPlayer also looks great. It's pretty easy to get using Tor/Vidalia along with Chrome and the Proxy SwitchySharp extension, assuming you're outside the UK.
post #2584 of 3484
Thanks. Im shocked that Amazon can't meet the quality of Netflix at the same speed, but I guess it could be worse smile.gif. Not even 5.1 sound...
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

Thanks. Im shocked that Amazon can't meet the quality of Netflix at the same speed, but I guess it could be worse smile.gif. Not even 5.1 sound...
What's even more shocking is that Netflix uses Amazon's backbone. You'd think they could figure out how to stream as efficiently as their biggest competitor and biggest customer on their own network.
post #2586 of 3484
Thats just plain goofy.

I saw today where CinemaNow, best buys service, will begin offering DTS-HD audio on movies this Summer.
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

Hmm. Well unless there is some kind of ability to change the default mime types then you might be out of luck. There is little or no information on that DLNA server I can find. That NAS also runs a custom OS too rather than vanilla Linux so this makes installing a alternative DLNA server on your NAS more problematic. I did find a reference too folks installing twonky on their Iomega NAS however.

What file video does the s790 fail to play being served by your NAS. file extension and video / audio codec is helpful.

E.g

MKV. AVC. DTS.

It's seems to play mpg and avi just fine
m2ts mpeg4 and mkv are a no go.....I've never been able to steam mkv over DLNA with out transcoding or remuxing though.
post #2589 of 3484
Bought the 790 today at BB, and when I opened up the box at home to hook it up...it's been used and scratched up! A big BB PITA! mad.gif
post #2590 of 3484
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Originally Posted by Sgooter View Post

Bought the 790 today at BB, and when I opened up the box at home to hook it up...it's been used and scratched up! A big BB PITA! mad.gif

in general I'm very happy with it...the Sony remote control app is cool, and the HDMI split gives good flexibility.
The streaming issue i;m having is a real pain in the butt though and I have no idea why they didn't include some internal memory at least to give the option of a resume point - a USB stick solved this issue but it'd seems a daft omission....a very nice player all round though IMO
post #2591 of 3484
eh, these sony models used to come with built in memory, but now since thumbsticks are so cheap and lots of people can find these flash drives for free sometimes as trinkets/swag at trade shows, i see why sony left it out--and saved a couple cents on production costs.. biggrin.gif
post #2592 of 3484
The USB hub (unpowered) that I have gets a device error from the S790. Any recommendation on a powered USB hub that works with the S790 without getting a device error?
post #2593 of 3484
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

Is it me or does Amazon HD streaming not look that great. Im watching an episode of Dr Who in HD (new season) with a speed of 5.0mbps on the Amazon popup, and its not as good as I figured it would be.
Just a quick follow up. I checked out a Dr. Who freebie on Amazon and got 16.5mbps which looked very good.
post #2594 of 3484
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Originally Posted by keagy View Post

The USB hub (unpowered) that I have gets a device error from the S790. Any recommendation on a powered USB hub that works with the S790 without getting a device error?
I think any one will work. I always use the cheapest powered hubs I can find, and they've worked with all my players.
post #2595 of 3484
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Originally Posted by Sgooter View Post

Bought the 790 today at BB, and when I opened up the box at home to hook it up...it's been used and scratched up! A big BB PITA! mad.gif
Picked up the new-in-the-box 790 yesterday; easily hooked up the dual HDMI's last night and watched Avatar in 2D and 3D...awesome! First impression: I like this Sony 790 better than my Panny 110; feels more solid and the colors are more vibrant to my eyes.
post #2596 of 3484
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Originally Posted by keagy View Post

The USB hub (unpowered) that I have gets a device error from the S790. Any recommendation on a powered USB hub that works with the S790 without getting a device error?
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

I think any one will work. I always use the cheapest powered hubs I can find, and they've worked with all my players.
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Originally Posted by Raistlin_HT View Post

Disappointingly the USB hub I've tested is showing up as not supported. In other words a keyboard and memory is not doable.


This makes the decision to not include on-board memory quite disappointing. It would be one thing if this was a 'dumb' BD player, but given all of the built-in apps plus Opera ... it's a pretty poor decision, made all the more ridiculous given this being their high-end offering.

Unfortunately the USB hub I have is also showing as not supported. Does any know a brand of USB hub that works well with S790?
post #2597 of 3484
Anyone used av separation in auto mode?

Am thinking of having 2 modes on my setup using a harmony remote. Basically one is:

Watch 2D blu ray, HTIS100 set to input audio via BD input (HDMI from slot 1 on BDPS790) = hdmi from BDPS790 is outputting both audio video from the first output

Watch 3D Blu ray, HTIS100 set to input audio via SAT input (HDMI from slot 2 on BDPS790) = hdmi from bdps790 is outputting in separation mode, video going straight to TV

Is this possible with auto mode?

I believe that for 3D I will still have to turn off hdmi control on the Htis100, as that will force my tv to switch to the hdmi that the htis100 is on. So for this I want to only have to switch hdmi control off on the htis100 when watching 3d blu rays (I have a harmony remote do this currently). By getting the s790 I'm looking to make watching 2d blu rays simpler (avoiding the hdmi control switch on/off) and still allow audio for 3D films to come over hdmi (using coax currently with my BDP-S480)
post #2598 of 3484
Hi,

Do you know what would be the cause for flat colors/dull look coming out of the S790?
Have it hooked up to a Samsung 46" LCD tv. All standard video settings set on Auto.
Out of the box.

Previous Panny BDT110 colors are vibrant and bright.

Thanks
post #2599 of 3484
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Originally Posted by Bengali View Post

Hi,

Do you know what would be the cause for flat colors/dull look coming out of the S790?
Have it hooked up to a Samsung 46" LCD tv. All standard video settings set on Auto.
Out of the box.

Previous Panny BDT110 colors are vibrant and bright.

Thanks

Turn Off the HDMI Deep Colour Output, switch to YCbCr=4:2:2 and put on Direct Mode.
Now, if you still look Dull, then you have other issues! or try something with more Colour like the Samsara Blu-ray!
Edited by p5browne - 5/10/13 at 4:54pm
post #2600 of 3484
Thanks!

Taking it out of Auto for HDMI deep color fixed the problem.

Could it be I have an older LCD tv? It is a samsung LN46A750. However, my WD Media player live is also set for HDMI deep color
And I don't see flat colors with it.

Do you normally set deep color to auto or 4:2:2?
post #2601 of 3484
There's no Video out there currently using Deep Colour, unless you do your own video taping. Shut Deep Colour Off and save your resources
post #2602 of 3484
Hello!

I've installed serviio on my Synology ds212j NAS to serve video files through DLNA because synology DSM standard DLNA shows issues with MIME types (everything showed up wrong as m2ts).

I've created a small MP4 file with these specs:
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 720x576 (16:9) 25fps 3950kbpsAudio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz 6ch 448kbps [Audio]
File extension: m4v

The file runs fine from a USB stick, but not from serviio, served by my NAS. The file shows up as MPEG, which should be mp4 or h264 I guess?

I've disabled transcoding by serviio because I want to check which native files I can serve to the sony player. (I don't want the NAS to do any transcoding). Also, this NAS has a 1.2 ghz CPU, which is not very fast for constant video transcoding.

Btw if I enable serviio transcoding, the file shows up as M2TS and plays from my NAS.

Any ideas so I can get it to work without transcoding?

Either the MIME types are wrong when streaming from my NAS (because it plays fine from USB) or my handbrake encoding settings are wrong..

krikke

UPDATE - I just solved it myself smile.gif - went to Serviio console, status, Renderer profile, selected my player and selected 'Sony BDP-Sx90 (2012) profile, which fixed the issue. MP4 files working well now WITHOUT transcoding and streaming from my NAS. Hope this might save someone else some time..
Edited by krikkevw - 5/12/13 at 11:40am
post #2603 of 3484
Just one small question..

Anyone has a synology NAS who got the streaming of various video types and codecs working with the standard DSM mediaserver feature without 3rd party packages like Serviio?
With mine, the MIME types show up wrong with the standard mediaserver. I've also set custom MIME types: avi=video/x-ms-video,wav=audio/x-wav,m4v=video/mp4,mp4=video/mp4,mkv=video/x-msvideo
Then I reindexed my library but it still didn't work. All the video files are M2TS, but the should be MP4 or something else.

Any suggestions?

krikke
post #2604 of 3484
Anyone noticing the 790 is getting noisier as it ages? Still not really annoying yet when it's running, but shuffling through the various menus there's a low, dull roar.

Noticed that the 790 is currently getting along better than the OPPO with the Seiki 50" 4K Panel.
Edited by p5browne - 5/12/13 at 7:43pm
post #2605 of 3484
I've had the S790 for a few months now.

I really hadn't watched streamed movies until I got it.

Amazon instant videos do fine.

I finally opened my free Netflix streaming account last night. Selected the newer movie Drive. It was a pretty painful experience. It just kept going back and forth between blurry standard definition and just okay high definition. It seemed to revert to SD every time their was a scene change, then eventually going to HD.

My wife just wanted to watch the movie so I dealt with it. In the past she would stream Netflix over the Xbox and said it was usually like that in the beginning of the movie but that if you gave it time it would go away shortly. I was pretty perturbed as this went on during the whole movie. Back and forth, back and forth.

Like I said, Amazon was fine...to the point where I was fairly impressed. I would get, it seems usually, 13-20mbps from Amazon. Netflix didn't seem to have an indicator.

Any tips for Netflix?

(BTW, I'm not really impressed with either's catalog of movies.)
post #2606 of 3484
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Originally Posted by mphfrom77 View Post

Any tips for Netflix?

(BTW, I'm not really impressed with either's catalog of movies.)

NO CLUE what your problem might be. Netflix works great here in NH
post #2607 of 3484
BDP-S790 finally listed in Canada with Sony.ca, and available through the Sony Canadian Store (Took them long enough!)

http://store.sony.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=100803&storeId=20153&langId=200&productId=8198552921666436490
post #2608 of 3484
Anyone got any idea about how av separation in auto works?
post #2609 of 3484
On another note, what's the minimum list of inputs you can have when skipping inputs. Want to know as have no use for most of them, except HDMI 1

Looking at the manual the full list is:
“BD/DVD” — “USB1” — “USB2” — “FM” — “HDMI1” — "HDMI2” — “TV” — “AUDIO”

The manual hints that you can skip:
HDMI1, HDMI2, TV and AUDIO

Keeping HDMI1, This would leave the list as:
“BD/DVD” — “USB1” — “USB2” — “FM” — “HDMI1”

That's still quite a few to cycle through, can someone confirm if that is the case. I think I could rely on HDMI CEC/Bravia sync to make the BDP-N790 switch to TV and BD/DVD, it's getting to HDMI 1 that I'm concerned about.
Edited by CrimsonSword - 5/13/13 at 11:24am
post #2610 of 3484
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Originally Posted by CrimsonSword View Post

On another note, what's the minimum list of inputs you can have when skipping inputs. Want to know as have no use for most of them, except HDMI 1

Looking at the manual the full list is:
“BD/DVD” — “USB1” — “USB2” — “FM” — “HDMI1” — "HDMI2” — “TV” — “AUDIO”

The manual hints that you can skip:
HDMI1, HDMI2, TV and AUDIO

Keeping HDMI1, This would leave the list as:
“BD/DVD” — “USB1” — “USB2” — “FM” — “HDMI1”

That's still quite a few to cycle through, can someone confirm if that is the case. I think I could rely on HDMI CEC/Bravia sync to make the BDP-N790 switch to TV and BD/DVD, it's getting to HDMI 1 that I'm concerned about.
Can you tell us what model device you are talking about regarding the input skipping? What is connected to your HDMI 1?

Have you considered getting a universal remote? It can go directly to any input with a single button press (or by using a macro) without any cycling through a list. Such a remote can be had for about $8 shipped.
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