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post #2761 of 3485
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Originally Posted by bluechunks View Post

Gee thanks...I never thought of that. rolleyes.gif

But the reality is the S790 does not have an eject button.

Weird huh?

And if you don't believe me check out the BDP-S790 manual and do a word search for the word "eject." Sony does not use it ONCE and for whatever reason calls it "open." wink.gif

MINE DOES - Curious

It is labeled OPEN/CLOSE

TOP LEFT BUTTON
post #2762 of 3485
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

It is labeled OPEN/CLOSE

TOP LEFT BUTTON
Ya think?
post #2763 of 3485
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluechunks View Post

Ya think?

And don't FORGET there is an Eject Button on the S790 Box.

It is a touch sensitive button - the 3rd one when counting
Backwards from Right to Left. on the top edge of the S790.

That is the one I use 100% of the time. I never use the REMOTE.
post #2764 of 3485
Quote:
Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

And don't FORGET there is an Eject Button on the S790 Box.

It is a touch sensitive button - the 3rd one when counting
Backwards from Right to Left. on the top edge of the S790.

That is the one I use 100% of the time. I never use the REMOTE.
Gee thanks. rolleyes.gif

Hint: my first post on the topic of the tray failure referenced the instructions in the user manual (p. 41) that used the "open/close" button on the player.
post #2765 of 3485
just picked up a S790 at best buy for little under $100 (price match and reward zone cash) I was debating between the S790 and panny BDT500, but the 790 was in stock so i figured give it a try (if i dont like it i will return and try the BDT500). It is for the bedroom and is going to feed a 65VT50. For blu-ray i have set it to 4:4:4 and do source direct.

I am curios as to what people recommend for settings for SD-DVD. I am re-watching west wing and the early seasons are a little rough (season 1 isn't even 16:9). I haven't had a change yet to fiddle with all the settings listed, but seeing if anyone has a good base i can work off of.

Also should i set DVD 24p on or off for a TV show based DVD?
post #2766 of 3485
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just picked up a S790 at best buy for little under $100 (price match and reward zone cash)

Where did you price match if you don't mind me asking? I currently have a S470 and S380, but would like to upgrade to the 790. I can't seem to find it anywhere for less than MSRP.

Thanks!
post #2767 of 3485
Does this play MKV files from USB?
post #2768 of 3485
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Originally Posted by jamieuk147 View Post

Does this play MKV files from USB?

? smile.gif
post #2769 of 3485
Ok, I'm hoping someone can help shed some light on a relatively minor but annoying issue which I have.
I recently purchased the 4k master of the movie Total Recall, when I played the movie on my Sony BDP-S790 player, the picture kept breaking up. Now before I go on, you should also know that of all the 400 plus Blu-ray titles that I own, this is the only disc that does this! And yes, I do have the latest firmware update on both the Sony player and the Yamaha amp. The equipment I have is the following: Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray player, Yamaha RX-V773 receiver, Samsung UA55D7000 HDTV and also a Samsung BD-E5500 Blu-ray player.

This is what I do know:
It's not the disc, the Samsung player plays it beautifully (also my Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray player in the spare room plays it beautifully as well), it's not the HDMI leads, I've checked all of them and also got a lend of some top of the range HDMI leads from a friend but still have the same picture issues. I've tried changing some of the picture settings on the Sony, but nothing makes any difference. However, when I bypassed the Yamaha amp and connected the Sony player directly the Samsung HDTV, the Sony played the movie perfectly! Now I know that if I connect the second HDMI output on the Sony to just have the audio going to the amp and the video going directly to the tv, I know my problem would be solved but it seems a waste of leads just for one movie!

Which leads me to this:
It's come down to what appears to be a communication issue between the Sony player and the Yamaha amp as far as I can tell. But from which I end is unclear, either the Sony has issues with the amp or vice versa? Maybe I'll just need to wait until a firmware update from either Yamaha or Sony to be released before this can be resolved? Has anyone else out there had this issue or is there something I may have overlooked. I will be posting this on the Official Yamaha RX-V773 forum thread as well to see what feedback I get. Thanks in advance.
Edited by Mattyo1612 - 7/6/13 at 6:37pm
post #2770 of 3485
Hello!

I started a thread about this but would like to re post on here to see if any of you have any thoughts on the matter.

I recently upgraded from myy Samsung BD C5500 to a Sony BDP S790. Everything is great exept every once in a while, one in about every five blu ray movies, give or take, the image distorts, it sort of pixelates for just one second. The Samsung never did anything like this, could this be a problem with my player or perhaps, having a better laser, it might be reading dirt or grase off the disk that the samsungs wouldnt notice? I have checked the discs that it has distorted with and have found that a couple have been a bit dirty but the others were apparently clean, exept for maybe a tiny dust spec or two. So it is doing it with what appears to be perfectly clean discs too. Would a better laser show imperfections in the disc more? Any thoughts?
post #2771 of 3485
QUESTION FOR ANY OWNER OF THIS PLAYER:

I am interested if this unit does well with an Ipod via USB port and is friendly with ITunes. I have a Samsung 7500 that plays the Ipod but scrambles all the songs in ITunes, Does not keep any or understand any playlist or categorization at all. It also labels over half the songs in gobbelty-goop alphabet. Samsung support or new firmware will not help. DOES this Sony do a better job with ITunes format??

Any Help with this very much appreciated
post #2772 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Sleepybear View Post

QUESTION FOR ANY OWNER OF THIS PLAYER:

I am interested if this unit does well with an Ipod via USB port and is friendly with ITunes. I have a Samsung 7500 that plays the Ipod but scrambles all the songs in ITunes, Does not keep any or understand any playlist or categorization at all. It also labels over half the songs in gobbelty-goop alphabet. Samsung support or new firmware will not help. DOES this Sony do a better job with ITunes format??

Any Help with this very much appreciated
Samsung, and others, do not support Apple file format. Sony does support AAC (.m4a).

S~
post #2773 of 3485
Thanks very much Teachsac. Are you using an Ipod on this Sony? I would like to know if anyone actively uses one with this unit and how it works for them. (You are saying working with AAC
files) This Samsung recognizes many of the songs here (mostly MP3) but as I said will not recognize any playlist or order. Everything has no order.

Also another question on the 790: Does true CC work with this model through HDMI? I'm talking real Closed Captioning and not subtitles. Or does it only work through the RCA jacks? Has anyone with this unit tried that?
post #2774 of 3485
Sleepybear,

Unfortunately, Closed Captioning can't work over HDMI on any player. Closed Captioning info is sent during the "vertical retrace interval" between video frames. That's where/when HDMI transmits its audio. They can't both occupy the same wires at the same time, and there's no way to select CC instead of audio.
post #2775 of 3485
Anyone use this unit with an Ipod? See Post #2771


Thank you Selden. Yes that's what I was afraid of. Sony support says it will but I don't believe them.
post #2776 of 3485
I got a S790 from Amazon yesterday but before I even plugged it in, I boxed it up and sent it back. The bottom was warped and it wouldn't sit flat on my shelf. I'm really disappointed in the direction build quality has taken for BD players in recent years. I'm not a fan of these cheap feeling designs, especially when I'm spending $250. No, I don't expect Oppo level build quality for this price but, it should be able to sit flat on a shelf. I've already order a Panasonic BDT500 as a replacement just because it looks like the build quality is a little better (and it was $50 cheaper).

I'm really disappointed, Sony was my got to brand until I discovered Oppo but, I just don't like there current designs and build quality. Can't afford Oppo right now so I'm hoping the Panny will satisfy my needs.
post #2777 of 3485
Quote:
Originally Posted by Calilife17 View Post

just picked up a S790 at best buy for little under $100 (price match and reward zone cash) I was debating between the S790 and panny BDT500, but the 790 was in stock so i figured give it a try (if i dont like it i will return and try the BDT500). It is for the bedroom and is going to feed a 65VT50. For blu-ray i have set it to 4:4:4 and do source direct.

I am curios as to what people recommend for settings for SD-DVD. I am re-watching west wing and the early seasons are a little rough (season 1 isn't even 16:9). I haven't had a change yet to fiddle with all the settings listed, but seeing if anyone has a good base i can work off of.

Also should i set DVD 24p on or off for a TV show based DVD?

Good choice for player. I've had mine since November (and BDP-S770 since 2010) and quite like it.

I don't watch SD DVD so I can't help you with that, but I will say that 24 FPS source material is for film-based media only, Not used for video-based source material, which is 50/60 FPS/Hz. depending on country you live in.
Edited by Iain- - 7/13/13 at 7:59am
post #2778 of 3485
Quote:
Originally Posted by rolltide1017 View Post

I got a S790 from Amazon yesterday but before I even plugged it in, I boxed it up and sent it back. The bottom was warped and it wouldn't sit flat on my shelf. I'm really disappointed in the direction build quality has taken for BD players in recent years. I'm not a fan of these cheap feeling designs, especially when I'm spending $250. No, I don't expect Oppo level build quality for this price but, it should be able to sit flat on a shelf. I've already order a Panasonic BDT500 as a replacement just because it looks like the build quality is a little better (and it was $50 cheaper).

I'm really disappointed, Sony was my got to brand until I discovered Oppo but, I just don't like there current designs and build quality. Can't afford Oppo right now so I'm hoping the Panny will satisfy my needs.

Hey Oppo fanboi, it's your loss. Sony have a real winner in the S790. You just got a one-off machine. I've never had a problem with anything I've purchased from Sony

With the rapid pace of technology advancement ever increasing, can you really blame Sony and their ilk for build quality?

In reality, it's the Oppo that's the problem here. They are overpriced dinosaurs from another era and have no place in the market today.
post #2779 of 3485
Quote:
Originally Posted by rolltide1017 View Post

I got a S790 from Amazon yesterday but before I even plugged it in, I boxed it up and sent it back. The bottom was warped and it wouldn't sit flat on my shelf. I'm really disappointed in the direction build quality has taken for BD players in recent years. I'm not a fan of these cheap feeling designs, especially when I'm spending $250. No, I don't expect Oppo level build quality for this price but, it should be able to sit flat on a shelf. I've already order a Panasonic BDT500 as a replacement just because it looks like the build quality is a little better (and it was $50 cheaper).

I'm really disappointed, Sony was my got to brand until I discovered Oppo but, I just don't like there current designs and build quality. Can't afford Oppo right now so I'm hoping the Panny will satisfy my needs.
If your needs include any file streaming, the Panny is also going to disappoint. While I'm no fan of the cheap plastic cases in BD players these days, I do appreciate the cost savings and vastly more functionality than older players. I guess you just have to set priorities (sheet metal or functionality) and accept the fact that you got a damaged player. I got a sony from Amazon a few weeks ago, and it was the wrong model entirely, so mistakes and shipping damage do happen.

If I were you, I'd exchange for another sony. Why exactly are you looking at the 790 and 500, rather than a cheaper model? Is it for the analog outputs?
post #2780 of 3485
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Why exactly are you looking at the 790 and 500, rather than a cheaper model? Is it for the analog outputs?
I need dual HDMI outs. My AVR (Denon 2808) supports DD TrueHD and DTS-MA but does not support 3D or ARC. So I need 2 HDMI outputs to be able to watch 3D BDs and still use the lossless audio formats. File streaming is not a concern for me and I don't really even care about the smart apps since I have an AppleTV, smart TV and in a fe months a PS4. I was really hoping that the PS4 would have 2 HDMI outs so I wouldn't need a new standalone BD player at all.

I really wanted to like the Sony but was just disappointed with the build quality. If the Panny is the same the it will go back to and I'll have to loom for another option.
post #2781 of 3485
Is the latest firmware still capable of playing sacd-r ?
In case it is not, any way of downgrading the firmware?

Thank you !
post #2782 of 3485
Quote:
Originally Posted by rolltide1017 View Post

I got a S790 from Amazon yesterday but before I even plugged it in, I boxed it up and sent it back. The bottom was warped and it wouldn't sit flat on my shelf. I'm really disappointed in the direction build quality has taken for BD players in recent years. I'm not a fan of these cheap feeling designs, especially when I'm spending $250. No, I don't expect Oppo level build quality for this price but, it should be able to sit flat on a shelf. I've already order a Panasonic BDT500 as a replacement just because it looks like the build quality is a little better (and it was $50 cheaper).

I'm really disappointed, Sony was my got to brand until I discovered Oppo but, I just don't like there current designs and build quality. Can't afford Oppo right now so I'm hoping the Panny will satisfy my needs.
Do what I did get all three of them,then you don't have to worry when one don't act right.
post #2783 of 3485
Quote:
Originally Posted by rolltide1017 View Post

I got a S790 from Amazon yesterday but before I even plugged it in, I boxed it up and sent it back. The bottom was warped and it wouldn't sit flat on my shelf. I'm really disappointed in the direction build quality has taken for BD players in recent years. I'm not a fan of these cheap feeling designs, especially when I'm spending $250. No, I don't expect Oppo level build quality for this price but, it should be able to sit flat on a shelf. I've already order a Panasonic BDT500 as a replacement just because it looks like the build quality is a little better (and it was $50 cheaper).

I'm really disappointed, Sony was my got to brand until I discovered Oppo but, I just don't like there current designs and build quality. Can't afford Oppo right now so I'm hoping the Panny will satisfy my needs.

I hope the Panasonic serves you well.smile.gif I have 3 Oppos (fine machines), but not knowing your needs I suspect blu-ray and DVD at a minimum. The Sony is fine performer, but at that price point I didn't expect more than I got. The Panasonic is a step up on the build quality and is also a fine performer.smile.gif
post #2784 of 3485
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iain- View Post

Hey Oppo fanboi, it's your loss. Sony have a real winner in the S790. You just got a one-off machine. I've never had a problem with anything I've purchased from Sony

With the rapid pace of technology advancement ever increasing, can you really blame Sony and their ilk for build quality?

In reality, it's the Oppo that's the problem here. They are overpriced dinosaurs from another era and have no place in the market today.

Can we say Sony fanboy!!smile.gif I don't see your reality nor understand the above comment.eek.gif Please enlighten me.smile.gif
Edited by bakerwi - 7/15/13 at 6:36pm
post #2785 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Chise View Post

Do what I did get all three of them,then you don't have to worry when one don't act right.

I see we shop in some of the same circles.biggrin.gif.smile.gif
post #2786 of 3485
Folks,

My fatboy PS3 died and I decided to upgrade to the S790. I've had it a week or so but haven't watched much. "Fifth Element" looked and sounded fantastic. But last night I decided to do the "Matrix" test, starting the movie from "The Lobby Scene", scene 29, since I know the movie well. I had the volume on my Onkyo 805 maxed out, and it was no where near as loud as the PS3 could get playing BDs. I played around with some of the S790 audio settings, but only made slight gains in volume.

A search here did not show others having a volume issue. Has anyone else noticed inadequate volume output from the 790? It may have to go back to Amazon.

Thanks,

poormxdad
post #2787 of 3485
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Originally Posted by jamieuk147 View Post

Does this play MKV files from USB?

YES.
post #2788 of 3485
In the Audio settings, make sure you have the Audio DRC switched off and in the DTS Neo:6 switch the sound to Cinema mode which should give the sound more oomph!
post #2789 of 3485
Hello all.
Hope somebody can shed some light on this.
I have my BDP-S790 connected via twin HDMi cables to my Epson TW9000 projector and to my Denon AVC-A11XVA receiver.
Everything worked great so far. Great picture quality and crisp sound from my old receiver both with 2D and 3D discs. (My receiver IS NOT 3D compatible).

Last week I finally allowed the last firmware to be installed and suddenly the audio separation mode stopped working.
Now the receiver does not get any audio from the player when it is set to audio separation mode. When I try to play a disc or a file over the network, the receiver display briefly flashes some info, but then defaults to external in as if no audio was entering through the HDMi input. As a curious note, after resetting the receiver to factory default and while configuring some surround parameters I briefly got some sound from the player, but it suddenly went off immediately after I confirmed the settings.

I reset both the receiver and the player to factory defaults several times with no luck.

Any ideas? Is there any way to download and install a previous firmware version?

Thanks in advance.

Rod.
Edited by rodelius - 7/17/13 at 4:11pm
post #2790 of 3485
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattyo1612 View Post

In the Audio settings, make sure you have the Audio DRC switched off and in the DTS Neo:6 switch the sound to Cinema mode which should give the sound more oomph!

I should have mentioned I had already checked DRC. It was off. We have since watched the new Schwarzenegger movie, "The Last Stand" and "Hansel & Gretel", and had no volume issues. I have no explanation, but the player seems fine. Still, sometimes I really like cranking up "The Matrix"...

poormxdad
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