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post #3211 of 3485
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

Yes to BPDCH

The bdp-s5100 also supports SACD.

Thanks re Berlin Phil. What a great, somewhat-hidden feature to have access to all that content straight to your display without Thunderbolting or anything of that sort. That and SA-CD keep Sony in the mix for me despite a variety of other little demerits.

The 5100 is a textbook example of a few things I can't stand about where some of the big guys' BD player design has gone in the past 18 months or so: flimsy build quality; non-traditional chassis shape (what with that roof that rises to a little peak--yech!); no analog outputs (non-HDMI AVR here). Thus my interest in "older" players. Sometimes pricier than the newer POS decks but still available new on Amazon Marketplace.
Edited by Paul.R.S - 12/5/13 at 12:49am
post #3212 of 3485
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

That is what happens with Panasonic. The HDMI out from the receiver must be disconnected when playing 3D. Upon startup, the devices do a handshake and look at all the devices. I believe the 3D still works, but audio is output as 2 channel PCM. Unplugging the output from the receiver brings back the lossless audio.

S~

Getting only 2 channel PCM suggests to me that you have connected a TV which has only stereo audio capability and have left its internal speakers enabled. If you disable the speakers in all of the TVs, the receiver should get a full multichannel audio feed from the player.
post #3213 of 3485
Nope. That is the way the newer Panasonic works with 3D. No problems with 2D discs. I don't run that way. I only use a single HDMI.

S~
post #3214 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Paul.R.S View Post

The 5100 is a textbook example of a few things I can't stand about where some of the big guys' BD player design has gone in the past 18 months or so: flimsy build quality; non-traditional chassis shape (what with that roof that rises to a little peak--yech!); no analog outputs (non-HDMI AVR here). Thus my interest in "older" players. Sometimes pricier than the newer POS decks but still available new on Amazon Marketplace.

+1. I also buy older players sometimes used/refurb for this very reason.
post #3215 of 3485
I ordered the BDP S 790 from the Sony Store at the "Cyber Monday" sale price of $199 because I just got a $60 gift card from the 1080p settlement on my Q 007. A day later got a message from Sony cancelling the order because of "no stock". Called customer support to complain (Sony web site showed in stock) and was told that the S 790 was being discontinued and no stock remaining at Sony. Any one know what is replacing it?
post #3216 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Ted99 View Post

I ordered the BDP S 790 from the Sony Store at the "Cyber Monday" sale price of $199 because I just got a $60 gift card from the 1080p settlement on my Q 007. A day later got a message from Sony cancelling the order because of "no stock". Called customer support to complain (Sony web site showed in stock) and was told that the S 790 was being discontinued and no stock remaining at Sony. Any one know what is replacing it?
what for the CDs show
post #3217 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Chise View Post

what for the CDs show
ces show
post #3218 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Paul.R.S View Post

I'm speculating and perhaps someone with the deck can test for you and speak more definitively. But my understanding of HDMI is that this would not work. I think you would need to have the sub HDMI out set to audio only. If it is set to video and therefore is supposed to pass the 3D signal, the player will need to "see" a 3D-capable device in order to do so.

May I ask what exactly you're trying to do? Trying to get 3D on two displays while keeping a non-3D AVR in the signal path to the second display?

Hi, Thanks for you reply.

I have a 3D TV, Non 3D Receiver & Non 3D projector. I want to be able to plug the S790 Main HDMI out into the TV for 3D video and Sub HDMI into the receiver for audio but also want to be able to send non 3D video through the receiver to the projector. The receiver has two HDMI outs so I can send all of my other sources to the TV or projector.

I have come to understand that HDMI queries a plugged in devices capabilities even when not powered on, causing 3D players to revert to 2D when non compatible devices are attached even if they are not turned on?

I don't want to be plugging HDMI cables in & out to enable 3D, I was hoping that it might "just work" or I would have to delve into the menu's & turn off video to the sub HDMI.
post #3219 of 3485
skinimin,

To power off your projector or TV, you need to remove external power from them: unplug them from the wall or turn off the power strip that they're plugged into. There are power strips which respond to IR commands, which can be helpful in this situation.

I think you've confused "powered off" with "in standby mode". Most modern home entertainment equipment cannot be powered off by their so-called "power" buttons. (Some will power off if you hold down the power button for several seconds.) Those buttons actually just put the device into "standby mode" with power still applied to many of their circuits: the remote control IR receiver and HDMI EDID are among the circuits still powered on.
post #3220 of 3485
The end of a love affair?

Just last night while playing a holiday DVD for the little ones, my unit went in to stutter mode!

Thinking it was a DVD issue, I tried another and got the same results.

Is this the result of a firmware change?

Up until now, the unit has worked fine although I do not use it often.
post #3221 of 3485
Sounds like the hub might need cleaning.
post #3222 of 3485
My first 790 went from quiet to drive me crazy noisy despite all my methods to try and quiet it down. Bought a new one - back to quiet. Hopefully this one will last?
post #3223 of 3485
Greetings from Germany!

I just got my new 790 and have a couple of observations. I looked through the thread but perhaps someone could confirm my issues for me.

Firstly, the original unit I got from Amazon was terribly noisy. I then ordered another one and a direct comparison showed that the second was much quieter, so I returned the first one. Now, in this thread I read that for some people the player got noisier with time. Is that a typical situation?

Secondly, what is the problem with .srt subtitles? my previous player, Sony S370, could perfectly play .mkv files from a USB thumb drive with the subtitles from a .crt file places in the same folder. The new 790 seems unable to do that. If I include the subtitles in the .mkv file using mkvtools, the player shows then with no problem, but that is one more little thing for me to do.

I have not tried it yet myself, can the player play the .mkv and .avi files burned to DVD?

Finally, I was rather interested in the Skype app included with the player, but it appears rather shaky, it almost never works without a USB thumb drive inserted into the front jack (the back one is occupied by the webcam). Even with the thumb drive, the call quality is subpar and sometimes the app crashes and freezes the unit. Any ideas? Can the webcam be a culprit? I am using a Logitech 540 or something like that while the Sony site recommends 250. Is it important? Can one somehow resize the video window in Skype? It seems like the unit is trying to sqeeze the wide screen signal into a square window leading to a squished image.

Thanks in advance!
post #3224 of 3485
unifexx: You can play mkv/avi files burned to CD, DVD, BD, from USB storage or via DLNA. SRT subs must be muxed into the MKV or external with the same name for AVI. A lot of people recommend M2TS format, but AFAIK it doesn't support a subtitle format.

I don't know much about the Skype feature, but you might want to try swapping the USB connections. AFAIK the rear port is meant to be for BD storage (although I have a keyboard connected). The Skype app may want to use it for buffering. I don't know if there really is a difference in the ports though.

All: A question I'm sure no one can answer. I've seen 720p sized IDX/SUB subtitles in a 720p video work over DLNA (but occasionally a little too far off the screen).
I've recently tested 1080p sized PGS format, 720p sized PGS, 720p sized IDX/SUB and 480p sized IDX/SUB and can get NONE of them to play back.

Is there some magic voodoo involved in getting graphical subs to work?
post #3225 of 3485
I just received my S790 today. I've had previous blu-ray players that allowed me to plug a USB thumbdrive in to expand the memory but I see no mention of this in the users manual. However I notice there is a USB jack on the front and the back of the unit.

Is the rear USB jack intended to be used for memory expansion?
post #3226 of 3485
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Originally Posted by mailalan View Post

I just received my S790 today. I've had previous blu-ray players that allowed me to plug a USB thumbdrive in to expand the memory but I see no mention of this in the users manual. However I notice there is a USB jack on the front and the back of the unit.
Is the rear USB jack intended to be used for memory expansion?
Yes, rear USB jack is for for memory expansion. Front USB jack is for playing music, video, and photo files.
post #3227 of 3485

New youtube app keep getting struck again.Is any one see this issue?

post #3228 of 3485
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Originally Posted by Sgooter View Post

Yes, rear USB jack is for for memory expansion. Front USB jack is for playing music, video, and photo files.

You can actually use both front and rear USB for media
post #3229 of 3485
Or a USB keyboard... which makes the web apps like YouTube much easier to deal with.
post #3230 of 3485
Greetings Everyone,

You know I told myself that after my PS3 crapped out on me that I would never buy another Sony product, well I purchased the S790 over a year ago and I really enjoyed. But now I am having an issue with it. It will not read any discs that I put in it. Funny the same thing happened to my PS3 after I updated it. My updates on the S790 were current so I am not sure what caused it. I unplugged it for 30 minutes, I even reset it to factory specs and still nothing. I have my PS4 that I am for sure getting a freakin extended warranty on, but wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions.

Thank you in advance.
post #3231 of 3485
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Originally Posted by California Joe View Post

Greetings Everyone,

You know I told myself that after my PS3 crapped out on me that I would never buy another Sony product, well I purchased the S790 over a year ago and I really enjoyed. But now I am having an issue with it. It will not read any discs that I put in it. Funny the same thing happened to my PS3 after I updated it. My updates on the S790 were current so I am not sure what caused it. I unplugged it for 30 minutes, I even reset it to factory specs and still nothing. I have my PS4 that I am for sure getting a freakin extended warranty on, but wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions.

Thank you in advance.

I OWN BOTH and NO PROBLEMS HERE
post #3232 of 3485
While playing .mkv files from a thumb drive, can that file be in a folder?

also, if there is more than one .mkv file on the drive, will you be able to navigate through the drive to select one or should you only load one file to the thumb drive at a time for playback?

I'm having issues trying to play a 9.5 gb .mkv file. Player doesn't recognize it. It is in a folder along with a .nfo file.

thanks
Edited by jah.volunteer - 12/10/13 at 3:56pm
post #3233 of 3485
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Originally Posted by California Joe View Post

Greetings Everyone,

You know I told myself that after my PS3 crapped out on me that I would never buy another Sony product, well I purchased the S790 over a year ago and I really enjoyed. But now I am having an issue with it. It will not read any discs that I put in it. Funny the same thing happened to my PS3 after I updated it. My updates on the S790 were current so I am not sure what caused it. I unplugged it for 30 minutes, I even reset it to factory specs and still nothing. I have my PS4 that I am for sure getting a freakin extended warranty on, but wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions.

Thank you in advance.

Have you tried a variety of discs? DVD, BD, DVD-R, DVD+R, CD, CD-R ....

Do you hear the drive spinning up and trying to read data of the disc? If its all quiet and dead ... not a good sign. If its trying to read ...but failing, you could open the unit up and try cleaning the lens with some rubbing alcohol. Failing all of that ... hammer, hit ... hard .... ?!
post #3234 of 3485
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Originally Posted by jah.volunteer View Post

While playing .mkv files from a thumb drive, can that file be in a folder?

also, if there is more than one .mkv file on the drive, will you be able to navigate through the drive to select one or should you only load one file to the thumb drive at a time for playback?

I'm having issues trying to play a 9.5 gb .mkv file. Player doesn't recognize it. It is in a folder along with a .nfo file.

thanks

BD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, DLNA, thumb drives, etc. all are accessed via a navigation system so you can browse through your directories and select which file you want to play.

If you are having a problem with an MKV file, make sure the the AVC is Level4.1 (this can be altered to some degree even after encoding). Don't even attempt formats like Hi10. Other things to consider are that some subtitle formats (ASS, SSA, BD-SUP(PGS)) aren't supported, FLAC audio isn't supported. Muxing should probably be done with MKV merge, and using "--engage no_cue_duration --engage no_cue_relative_position" as command line options. Chapters should be muxed ABOVE subtitles but below audio.

Am I forgetting anything, guys?
post #3235 of 3485
Thanks for the reply.

Here are the details of the file. Would you expect this to work?

Bitrate ............: ~11800 kbps (x264 L4.1)
Audio 1.............: English DTS 5.1 Ch 1510 kbps
Chapters............: Yes
Source .............: 1080p Blu-Ray 3D AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1-LOTS

Is there an app out there that will tell me all of the details of a certain file? (whether the audio is FLAC or something else, the container type, etc?)
post #3236 of 3485
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

Have you tried a variety of discs? DVD, BD, DVD-R, DVD+R, CD, CD-R ....

Do you hear the drive spinning up and trying to read data of the disc? If its all quiet and dead ... not a good sign. If its trying to read ...but failing, you could open the unit up and try cleaning the lens with some rubbing alcohol. Failing all of that ... hammer, hit ... hard .... ?!

Thanks for the reply. When I put any disc, or music CD the drive it's self will move however the screen will say "empty" as if the ready isn't seeing anything. I will give it a clean to see what happens.
post #3237 of 3485
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Originally Posted by jah.volunteer View Post

Thanks for the reply.

Here are the details of the file. Would you expect this to work?

Bitrate ............: ~11800 kbps (x264 L4.1)
Audio 1.............: English DTS 5.1 Ch 1510 kbps
Chapters............: Yes
Source .............: 1080p Blu-Ray 3D AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1-LOTS

Is there an app out there that will tell me all of the details of a certain file? (whether the audio is FLAC or something else, the container type, etc?)

No if its a 3D Bd rip
post #3238 of 3485
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

No if its a 3D Bd rip

Aha!

Thanks
post #3239 of 3485
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Originally Posted by jah.volunteer View Post

Aha!

Thanks

What format and resolution are you using? Half-SBS should work. If you have full resolution as on the disc I believe that makes it double 1080p... which you'd think it should still handle since it can on a disc. Is it a remux?
post #3240 of 3485
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Originally Posted by DoctorM View Post

What format and resolution are you using? Half-SBS should work. If you have full resolution as on the disc I believe that makes it double 1080p... which you'd think it should still handle since it can on a disc. Is it a remux?

It won't play MVC 3D rips.
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