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post #2971 of 3484
Year old, audible humming. Took apart, tightened all the screws. Quiet for a few weeks, then started getting the humm back again. Totally disassembled, put tape between all metal pieces, plus a couple felt pads. Still hummed - dam loosely fitting Plastic Disk player!
Bought a new 790 - now quiet - for how long?
post #2972 of 3484
Until the screws wiggle loose, of course!

One way to minimize screws coming loose (the mechanical kind, not the mental kind wink.gif ) is to use a product like Loctite http://www.loctite.com/ It prevents vibrations from loosening screws but yields to a quick, abrupt twist. i.e. it's not permanent like epoxy would be.
post #2973 of 3484
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

Year old, audible humming. Took apart, tightened all the screws. Quiet for a few weeks, then started getting the humm back again. Totally disassembled, put tape between all metal pieces, plus a couple felt pads. Still hummed - dam loosely fitting Plastic Disk player!
Bought a new 790 - now quiet - for how long?
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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

Until the screws wiggle loose, of course!

One way to minimize screws coming loose (the mechanical kind, not the mental kind wink.gif ) is to use a product like Loctite http://www.loctite.com/ It prevents vibrations from loosening screws but yields to a quick, abrupt twist. i.e. it's not permanent like epoxy would be.

I may take it apart over the weekend. Maybe these units need to ship with a repair kit.biggrin.gif
post #2974 of 3484
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post


I may take it apart over the weekend. Maybe these units need to ship with a repair kit.biggrin.gif

Then again, for the money, Sony should have used a solid Metal Player, not a loosely build piece of Plastic Player.
It's not like Metal Players aren't that cheap, look at the cost of getting a Blu-ray unit for your computer now days.

(To diassemble your 790 (Out of Warranty I assume.), check further back in this Forum for the URL for disassembly of the 790.)
post #2975 of 3484
18 months old and still whisper quiet.
post #2976 of 3484
I've Lived with this thing for about a month, maybe 40 Blu-rays and DVDs through it, and I've decided to just use this player for 3D content. It's a little too glitchy for every day use IMO. Even though the Denon BDP-1610 it replaced may be slower, and not as well regarded, it worked flawlessly for years without a hiccup.
post #2977 of 3484
I have just installed and updated the Sony BDP S790 and the 3D video is awesome (using Tangled as demo) but I I'm having issues with the audio passing through my DENON 3808 CI as it normally does on a regular Bluray any ideas?
Currently I have Harmony profile to watch
regular Bluray Samsung TV --> HDMI 1
Denon 3808 --> DVD

3D Bluray Samsung TV --> HDMI2
Denon 3808 --> DVD

I initially had regular bluray output going to Sony BDP-S790 HDMI 1 --> Denon DVD input
Sony BDP-S790 HDMI 2 --> Samsung TV

I switched them to see if it made a diffierence, still no audio passing through Denon only playing through Samsung speakers. Did I miss a setting or something can't figure out why the audio is not passing through the Denon while viewing 3D bluray, suggestions please
post #2978 of 3484
never mind figured it out. Set the AV separation mode to output video from HDMI1 and audio to HDMI 2, good to go (GTG) now.
post #2979 of 3484
A colleague in page 49 stated

Just tied extraction 3D ISO into raw directory structure, then placing those directories into a AVCHD directory. Then moving AVCHD directory to root of hard drive.

By doing this am i going to get double size ripping in my hard disk???
How do you extract to iso to raw??
post #2980 of 3484
@reki1978 - I'm not expert, but probably with tsMuxer.
post #2981 of 3484
Hey everyone. I hope someone is willing to give me a quick summary of this thread. I have been over at the Panny ST60 thread for the last 6 months and seen many new members come in and ask the same questions over and over again, but I get that it is difficult to read through 1000s of posts. So in an attempt to get some help but not annoy....I purchased. Panasonic 60" ST60 back in April. I run audio from the BD player through an optical to a Sony AR (it's a cheap STR K790). I run HDMI from the Sony BDP-790 (player) to the Panasonic ST60 (on mute). I am currently using the Sony BDP590 (model down from 790) with no issues. I choose to upgrade to the 790 because I still have 100's of DVDs and I want a better upscaling player. After reading the last 5 pages of this thread I see there are audio/picture drop out issues on one of the US model (or one of). Here is my model numbers:

U2
P-49865550-0 (same as recent poster)
S01-1043943- A (looks different than recent poster)
POS bar code
027242845336 (same as recent poster)

Is my model the "bad" one?

So from the few pages I read it looks like I should look out for "vibrating noise" from loose screws and audio drop-outs on BD Total Recal 2012. Is this the ONLY movie that is affected?

Main question : this was the last one in the shelf at BB. Should I return it because it will only cause headaches or are the 2 issues I mention above worth putting up with because I want to upscale my DVD library and based on my setup I will be fine?

Thanks
Edited by HD2Blu - 9/19/13 at 7:23pm
post #2982 of 3484
Total Recall was a Sony problem. Some members mentioned several other Blu-rays with the same issues, but have only seen report backs of Total Recall after the last FW update. Still Scene 9 has a couple of fraction of a second dropouts, but the rest of the Blu-ray appears to play OK. Noisy players - seems to be a hit or miss! (Those players made on Mondays and Fridays?)
post #2983 of 3484
Quote:
Originally Posted by HD2Blu View Post

Hey everyone. I hope someone is willing to give me a quick summary of this thread. I have been over at the Panny ST60 thread for the last 6 months and seen many new members come in and ask the same questions over and over again, but I get that it is difficult to read through 1000s of posts. So in an attempt to get some help but not annoy....I purchased. Panasonic 60" ST60 back in April. I run audio from the BD player through an optical to a Sony AR (it's a cheap STR K790). I run HDMI from the Sony BDP-790 (player) to the Panasonic ST60 (on mute). I am currently using the Sony BDP590 (model down from 790) with no issues. I choose to upgrade to the 790 because I still have 100's of DVDs and I want a better upscaling player. After reading the last 5 pages of this thread I see there are audio/picture drop out issues on one of the US model (or one of). Here is my model numbers:

U2
P-49865550-0 (same as recent poster)
S01-1043943- A (looks different than recent poster)
POS bar code
027242845336 (same as recent poster)

Is my model the "bad" one?

So from the few pages I read it looks like I should look out for "vibrating noise" from loose screws and audio drop-outs on BD Total Recal 2012. Is this the ONLY movie that is affected?

Main question : this was the last one in the shelf at BB. Should I return it because it will only cause headaches or are the 2 issues I mention above worth putting up with because I want to upscale my DVD library and based on my setup I will be fine?

Thanks

There has being no hardware revision to this player. The disk issue in question, total recall, that began that discussion was a disk author problem that caused issues with lots of other players.

The vibrationnoise issue really depends on how sensitive you are to disk rotation noise. No player is silent but some you can hear more than others
post #2984 of 3484
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

There has being no hardware revision to this player. The disk issue in question, total recall, that began that discussion was a disk author problem that caused issues with lots of other players.

The vibrationnoise issue really depends on how sensitive you are to disk rotation noise. No player is silent but some you can hear more than others

Some of our 790s started off quiet, but got progressively worse as they aged. (Some lucky people, got a noisy one right off the bat, and were able to return for a replacement. Some of us, it didn't happen until the warranty was over - naturally!)
post #2985 of 3484
Hi everyone! I post here my problem because the treath is too long to read.
I have some bluray disks with files inside and I have the Sony BDP-S790.
Is it possible to read the files by the S790, connecting the reader to a PC or to a Mac?
Thank you.
post #2986 of 3484
Quote:
Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

There has being no hardware revision to this player. The disk issue in question, total recall, that began that discussion was a disk author problem that caused issues with lots of other players.

The vibrationnoise issue really depends on how sensitive you are to disk rotation noise. No player is silent but some you can hear more than others

Some of our 790s started off quiet, but got progressively worse as they aged. (Some lucky people, got a noisy one right off the bat, and were able to return for a replacement. Some of us, it didn't happen until the warranty was over - naturally!)

Some people have reported being able to fix vibration problems by opening the player and tightening screws and/or adding some padding to hold the drive in place.
post #2987 of 3484
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Originally Posted by Selden Ball View Post

Some people have reported being able to fix vibration problems by opening the player and tightening screws and/or adding some padding to hold the drive in place.

That was me - lasted 2 weeks - 790's are finally available in Canada, so I splurged - different Codes than the US Models, and I can't hear a thing from it while running. Old 790 collecting dust!
post #2988 of 3484
A question, does anyone ever run into a problem playing media files that sometimes the Sony will just stop playing and continue on to whatever is next on the memory stick?

I get it about once every 4 or 5 files. I'm trying to figure if it's a media problem, a USB stick problem, or a BD player issue.
post #2989 of 3484
Nope, although never use a USB drive. Only DLNA and Serviio.
post #2990 of 3484
I'd use DLNA more if Sony supported subtitles over it.
I kinda suspected from the comments on this thread that most people don't play media over the USB slots on these.
post #2991 of 3484
My mkv files with subtitles work fine over DLNA, although they can be a little small.
post #2992 of 3484
Does anyone here owns a region free S790? How does it perfom? Are you still able to update the firmware? Does it affect BD/DVD playback on any way? I'm thinking about buying one off Ebay but I need some feedback. Thanks
post #2993 of 3484
Hi

Since two weeks ago my Sony freezes most of the time when I power it on.
After some seconds it reboots automatically and then it runs just fine.

I use the fast boot feature. I've disabled it and will wait and see if this changes anything.

Anyone else having this problem with this player? I didn't change any settings or hardware recently or since these problems occurred.
post #2994 of 3484
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Originally Posted by Kevin M. Dean View Post

My mkv files with subtitles work fine over DLNA, although they can be a little small.
I'm assuming you are using Serviio.
When I tried to use subtitles they weren't there. I think Sony's website even has a entry in their FAQ that says subtitles aren't supported over DLNA.

I think it's possible to use subtitles if you select the "Enable burned-in subtitles" option, but that is pretty CPU intensive.
Can you tell me your method?
post #2995 of 3484
I'm using ps3 media server and I have transcoding disabled for mkvs so they're playing natively on the player and not burning them in and streaming them. The subtitles are muxed into the mkv and are selectable with the subtitle button or the option button on the remote. I haven't tried videos with an srt sitting next to the file. That may require streaming for those. Some mkvs can have playback problems in regard to fast-forwarding or chapter jumping causing the video to stop playing, but I fix those by remuxing with Mkvtoolnix with the command line options "--engage no_cue_duration --engage no_cue_relative_position".

Here's a problem I am having. Manual says it supports viewing PNG files via dlna, but when I enable png's and the mime-type in the conf file, it shows in the list as a jpg and when opened it takes an HD PNG graphic and makes it look like some super low res pic zoomed up, which is obviously wrong. JPGs look fine when they're actually JPGs. Maybe PNGs aren't supported via dlna after all.

Although I haven't tried it again in a few days I've found that recently the New YouTube for TV has worsened and often says a video is not available which is pretty much a guarantee that it'll freeze and crash the player soon, requiring a press-and-hold for 10 seconds on the power button to shut down fully. The app didn't use to have this problem so maybe it's gotten buggier recently. Other streaming apps or playing dlna videos is fine.
post #2996 of 3484
Recently bought this player in the UK from an open box sale,after reading all the favourable reveiws.

But i did notice all the cons against it says that it does'nt support dvd-audio,and on page 41 of the

manual under discs it can't play dvd-audio is in the list.

So just for the hell of it i put my Ziggy Stardust dvd-audio in the player and lo and behold it plays it

no problem,shows the menu and pumps out DTS 5.1.Also tried my Fragile (Yes) dvd-audio and once

again it played it no problem..

Just wondering why this player is reveiwed everywhere saying does not support dvd-audio when it does.confused.gif
post #2997 of 3484
Quote:
Originally Posted by mirrorman View Post

Recently bought this player in the UK from an open box sale,after reading all the favourable reveiws.

But i did notice all the cons against it says that it does'nt support dvd-audio,and on page 41 of the

manual under discs it can't play dvd-audio is in the list.

So just for the hell of it i put my Ziggy Stardust dvd-audio in the player and lo and behold it plays it

no problem,shows the menu and pumps out DTS 5.1.Also tried my Fragile (Yes) dvd-audio and once

again it played it no problem..

Just wondering why this player is reveiwed everywhere saying does not support dvd-audio when it does.confused.gif

Just had a reply on another forum,and a poster reckons it will play the dvd-audio but does'nt play

the audio back on full resolution like a dedicated dvd-audio player would.

I will have to investicate this further.
post #2998 of 3484
Well i just played the Ziggy Stardust dvd-audio in the bdp-790 again and on the disc menu it says for dts is DTS 5.1 48/24Khz,then
during playback on the 790 audio reads out as English DTS 5.1 48kHZ 754Kbps and my sony dn1040 front display reads out DTS 5.1(3/2.1).
i've also made an iso backup of the disc which i play in my Mede8er1000x3d which plays back with the same readings.
post #2999 of 3484
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin M. Dean View Post

I'm using ps3 media server and I have transcoding disabled for mkvs so they're playing natively on the player and not burning them in and streaming them. The subtitles are muxed into the mkv and are selectable with the subtitle button or the option button on the remote. I haven't tried videos with an srt sitting next to the file. That may require streaming for those. Some mkvs can have playback problems in regard to fast-forwarding or chapter jumping causing the video to stop playing, but I fix those by remuxing with Mkvtoolnix with the command line options "--engage no_cue_duration --engage no_cue_relative_position".

Here's a problem I am having. Manual says it supports viewing PNG files via dlna, but when I enable png's and the mime-type in the conf file, it shows in the list as a jpg and when opened it takes an HD PNG graphic and makes it look like some super low res pic zoomed up, which is obviously wrong. JPGs look fine when they're actually JPGs. Maybe PNGs aren't supported via dlna after all.

Although I haven't tried it again in a few days I've found that recently the New YouTube for TV has worsened and often says a video is not available which is pretty much a guarantee that it'll freeze and crash the player soon, requiring a press-and-hold for 10 seconds on the power button to shut down fully. The app didn't use to have this problem so maybe it's gotten buggier recently. Other streaming apps or playing dlna videos is fine.
Hmm. No telling what differences there are between the ps3 media server and serviio. I guess it is a serviio issue, but still it's odd that it doesn't talk properly with the S790 while another DLNA server does.

From Sony's esupport for the S790:
Quote:
Unable to display subtitles when streaming videos via DLNA (.srt): Subtitle (.srt file format) is not supported by the Digital Living Network Alliance® server (DLNA) hence will not be displayed when streaming videos.

I think I'm narrowing my other problem down though. I've found that some properly muxed mkv files don't FF or Rew and when that is the case it is prone to the playback stopping. Trying to replay, removing/reinserting the USB stick doesn't fix it. But if I put it in my PC and check the files, when I put it back in the S790 the FF/rew function work.

I'm wondering if my problem is something stupid like me not 'safely' removing the usb stick.

@mirrorman - While these players are supposed to support SACD and not DVD-audio, I recall that for compatibility reasons many DVD-audio discs contain a copy of the album in the VIDEO_TS folder that provides backwards compatibility. You'd probably have to examine the disc on a PC in order to determine if that is what's happening.
post #3000 of 3484
DLNA subtitle issue fixed: Serviio's default profile when it identifies the player is outdated. On the Status tab, click the profile and select Sony BDP-Sx90 (2012). Subs work now, and MKV are delivered as MKV not M2TS.
Edited by DoctorM - 9/25/13 at 9:43am
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