Do you have a issue with HD audio from these players? DTS HD or Dolby TrueHD not showing up on your receiver?
See the following posts within this thread.
See posts #193, #203, #204, #499, and #740.
590 features over 390.
1. 3D support
2. Additional rear USB port
3. Optical audio output
4. Front display
5. Standard width
Comparison (courtesy of Amazon):
NTFS formatted USB drive fully supported.
Sony will play the following formats NATIVELY over DLNA.
Container: MKV. Video Codec: AVC Mpeg4/H264. Audio Codec: DTS/Dolby Digital/DTS-MA
Container: M2TS Video Codec: AVC Mpeg4/H264, VC-1, Mpeg2. Audio Codec: DTS/Dolby Digital/DTS-MA
Container: VOB Video codec:Mpeg 2. Audio codec: LPCM, Dolby Digital
Container: m4v mp4 Video Codec: AVC Mpeg4/H264, XVID. Audio Codec: AAC
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Serviio and Homestream
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Serviio/Homestream work with Windows, Mac and Linux
Sony has its own re-branded version of Serviio called HomeStream. You can download it here.
Use the BRAVIA profile. Don't use the default BD player profile, as Sony made some changes during a recent firmware update !
Serviio users, use the "Bravia 2012 - US" profile for best compatibility and minimum transcoding or remuxing. You can decide if you enable transcoding or not on the server. See files supported above.
Basically, if you have a bunch of MKVs using the VC-1 or Mpeg2 codecs and don't want to remux with TSMuxer, then you will need to enable transcoding on Serviio or Homestream to playback the files.
A note about MKVs. You may find FF/REW will not work very well with the player. M2TS containers work fine, but then dont support chapter markers ... so there are trade-offs.
Sony has added the S590 (and S390) to their USA support pages. Available here.
During playback of BD or DVD
Picture Quality : Normal (standard mode. Avoid using the others)
During Internet video playback
IP Content Noise Reduction: Off
All defaults other than:
Screen Format: Actually toggle this one back and forth between Full and Normal depending on if I want 4:3 content to be stretched across 16:9. This setting only effects DVD. Streaming content is not effected (with latest firmware).
** Ensure you download the latest firmware that addresses an issue with YCbCr 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and RGB colorspaces **
The firmware may also introduce a problem playing back some files with DLNA. If you are using Serviio or HomeShare, refer to the following post with a fix:
DSD Output mode: DSD (note, you can only do this if you're receiver can decode DSD directly
BD Audio Mix: Off (Allows for high-resolution audio bitstream from player)
Audio DRC: Off (Hate compression generally)
Downmix: Surround (if you're receiver supports Dolby Pro Logic / II or DTS Neo, etc)
A note about 24p
There are now two settings for 24p output.
By default they are
BD-ROM 24p output: On
DVD-ROM 24p output: Off
and I left them like that. Many DVDs are not 24p compatible, and with DVD generally a last resort, can't be bothered to keep toggling this one.
Read this post within the thread: here
Edited by apw2607 - 2/28/13 at 8:18am