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post #2521 of 3991
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Defcon View Post

I have the S185. Will the S590 be a worthy upgrade, or are the essentials (codec support, menus, performance) the same? Should I just wait for the 2013 players instead, and any idea when they will be announced?

Announced in a couple of weeks at CES. Available in early March.
post #2522 of 3991
I posted a few weeks ago about a problem that I was having where my S590 wouldn't stream from my PC when one was connected wirelessly and the other via a wired connection.

I just found a fix a few minutes ago and wanted to post the solution in case anyone else has the same problem. That issue was solved by disabling the IGMP proxy on my router, which fixes a multicasting problem. This allows me to stream to the S590.

I have a small problem, though. When viewing TV series, my S590 used to sort files based on the record date (meaning the most recent episode of episode was always at the bottom of the list). Now it sorts alphabetically by episode title, meaning I need to know the episode name to find the most recent episode. This is an incovenience, but I'm excited that I can use the BDP as a WMC extender again!

Does anyone know how to change the sort order of files when they display on the device?

I am streaming from my Win 8 PC using windows media player's DLNA streaming capability.

Thanks.
post #2523 of 3991
I installed the latest update of serviio and now I am getting the dreaded "there is no playable file" error message.

I can stream photos and music just fine, as well as videos from my main "videos" folder, but I cannot stream any videos from either a usb or firewire connected hard drive.

I was able to stream videos from my external hard drives before, so I don't know what happened.
post #2524 of 3991
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Originally Posted by johncourt View Post

I installed the latest update of serviio and now I am getting the dreaded "there is no playable file" error message.

I can stream photos and music just fine, as well as videos from my main "videos" folder, but I cannot stream any videos from either a usb or firewire connected hard drive.

I was able to stream videos from my external hard drives before, so I don't know what happened.

Sounds like you may have lost your library database when you updated. Did you move the library files manually when you updated? Otherwise, it will take awhile for Serviio to re-index the full library.
post #2525 of 3991
I've searched this thread for audio drop, but to not avail. Has anyone had problems?
post #2526 of 3991
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Originally Posted by Vampidemic View Post

Sounds like you may have lost your library database when you updated. Did you move the library files manually when you updated? Otherwise, it will take awhile for Serviio to re-index the full library.

Vamp, thank you for your reply.

After the serviio update, I had to add the files I wanted manually all over again. This included probably 10 folders, and each of those folders had anywhere from 5 to 50 video files each, most all of them several hundred megabytes or larger in size.

I gave serviio about half an hour to see if the indexing would finish, but I guess it needed a lot more time than that? Is this something that can happen in the background while I'm doing other work as long as the blu ray player and computer are on simultaneously with serviio running?
post #2527 of 3991
There's a check box on the Serviio console "library" tab to automatically update. You don't need the blu ray player on for the library to update. Had the same issue, having to restore the library after manually stopping the Serviio driver from windows' task manager. Was quite surprised that the dbase needed to re-load, and that it takes some time at that. I think that if you don't let it look for web meta-data (images/covers, etc.) it would be faster.
post #2528 of 3991
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Originally Posted by cdnscg View Post

I've searched this thread for audio drop, but to not avail. Has anyone had problems?
Search again for Total Recall and you find the reason for your audio drop outs. It's a known problem with that disc and affects a lot of different brands of players. Your Sony is fine. And your Darblet is fine also.
post #2529 of 3991
I just received a BDP-S590 as a gift. Finally hooked it up to my Onkyo TX-SR608 via HDMI then on to a Sony KDL-55NX818 tv. I select BD/DVD on the receiver, and then power on the player. The startup screen is displayed, once that completes and goes into the Home screen, the signal cuts out. The PS3 that was previously hooked up to the receiver in this HDMI in port worked fine. The tv detects that a blu ray player has been connected (via status bar on top), but does not display the home screen. When I connect directly to an HDMI input on the tv, signal shows up fine. While plugged into the receiver, the receiver display toggles between "BD" with the little HDMI flashing and "BD PLIIX Movie".

To further confuse me, if I press play to play a Blu ray, it works fine. 1080p/24 is detected by the tv, Multichannel audio at the receiver...

Any ideas what's going on?

Thanks for any help!
Kevin
post #2530 of 3991
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Originally Posted by kpow View Post

I just received a BDP-S590 as a gift. Finally hooked it up to my Onkyo TX-SR608 via HDMI then on to a Sony KDL-55NX818 tv. I select BD/DVD on the receiver, and then power on the player. The startup screen is displayed, once that completes and goes into the Home screen, the signal cuts out. The PS3 that was previously hooked up to the receiver in this HDMI in port worked fine. The tv detects that a blu ray player has been connected (via status bar on top), but does not display the home screen. When I connect directly to an HDMI input on the tv, signal shows up fine. While plugged into the receiver, the receiver display toggles between "BD" with the little HDMI flashing and "BD PLIIX Movie".

To further confuse me, if I press play to play a Blu ray, it works fine. 1080p/24 is detected by the tv, Multichannel audio at the receiver...

Any ideas what's going on?

Thanks for any help!
Kevin

Try disabling 'Deep Color' when the BD player is connected to the TV, then connect the player back to the receiver. Does the problem persist?
post #2531 of 3991

Remedial Hookup Question

Have a VERY basic question re: hooking up a Sony BDP-S590/BX59. Trying to hookup the HDMI but only one port on my TV and the cable modem is using it. The (very basic) diagram in the manual seems to show hooking up to the cable modem then to TV and shows the modem having HDMI in as well as out ports. But my modem only has one port. So, is there some type of pass through device that can take 2 HDMI cables (hooked up to either the modem or the TV) that I can but or is there some entirely other way to hook up? I know it's really basic but I haven't hooked anything up to the TV via HDMI other than the cable. Thanks.
post #2532 of 3991

Remedial Sony BDP-S590/BX59 Hookup Question

Okay, a super BASIC question about hooking this up with HDMI. TV has only one HDMI port which is currently being used by the cable box hookup. The very basic Sony manual (only addressed with a diagram) seems to show hooking up to the cable box, then out to the TV. It shows HDMI in and out ports on the cable box. But, my box only has one port. So, is there some type of pass through device I need to get to hook up multiple cables to one input (cable box or TV) or an entirely different way of doing this? Thanks.
post #2533 of 3991
I just received a Sony S590 BDP and have some audio settings questions. I have the S590 connected via HDMI cable to my Panasonic TC-L42U30 (along with a Logitech Revue also connected via another HDMI), and then I have the audio output on the Panasonic running via Optical Cable to a ZVOX 555 (my understanding is that the TV outputs in Dolby Digital, which is why I needed a soundbar with a DD decoder). The ZVOX has an optical audio input, a coaxial digital audio input, and two analog audio inputs. The ZVOX has a Dolby Digital decoder, which decodes the audio signal from the TV. Here lies my problem. The sound of the TV Tuner (built in to the TV) and Logitech Revue (HDMI 1), when passing through the ZVOX, is fairly loud around the 14 to 16 volume setting. When I switch the TV to HDMI 2 connection which has the BDP, the sound is softer and less dynamic, requiring the ZVOX to be turned up to 22 to 24 to be heard satisfactorily (the ZVOX volume level peaks at 30).

I figured I would run the coaxial digital audio output on the BDP to the ZVOX's 2nd digital input and see what would happen. The first BD that I watched was Transformers, and this seemed to solve my audio problem. It was louder and more clear/dynamic. I subsequently tried to watch the Project X Blu-Ray and had no sound with my current audio settings. After digging around, I noticed where Project X's main audio stream was DTS-HD Master Audio, while Transformer's was in Dolby TrueHD 5.1. I switched the Dolby Digital / DTS setting from Bitstream to Downmix PCM and the audio for Project X returned.

To be as brief as possible, can someone give me their thoughts on the multiple audio settings for this BDP? Do you recommend running the separate digital coaxial cable from the BDP to the ZVOX or should I just run analog cables ( or somehow tweak the settings to where the volume delivered from the TV via optical cable is louder)? The settings I am not sure about include:

1. Audio (HDMI) - Auto / PCM
2. BD Audio Mix Setting - On / Off
3. Dolby Digital/DTS - Downmix PCM / Bitstream
4. DTS Neo:6 - Cinema Music / Off
5. Audio DRC - Auto / On / Off
6. Downmix - Surround / Stereo

I would like to be able to keep the ZVOX on one input (for my wife's sake), but if I can get a better audio experience running separate cables, I am willing to do that.

Thanks in advance for your input!
post #2534 of 3991
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Originally Posted by lengangi View Post

There's a check box on the Serviio console "library" tab to automatically update. You don't need the blu ray player on for the library to update. Had the same issue, having to restore the library after manually stopping the Serviio driver from windows' task manager. Was quite surprised that the dbase needed to re-load, and that it takes some time at that. I think that if you don't let it look for web meta-data (images/covers, etc.) it would be faster.

Awesome--thanks!
post #2535 of 3991
Suggestion: I got tired of battling Serviio and Plex on my Ubuntu PC. Never could get them to stream content to the Sony.

Am now running Wild Media Server. It's Windows, but installs painlessly under Wine, and works great right out of the box. Downloaded movies (from archive.org) play fine via the Sony, as do downloaded podcasts.

Horrible documentation, odd licencing, and it's not free, but for $15 I'm pretty satisfied.

http://www.wildmediaserver.com/
post #2536 of 3991
Just received a 590 and when I put the Avatar 3D bluray in it automatically goes into the 3D mode.
It doesn't show the 2D option which is also on the Blu-ray.
If I disable the auto option in the 3D settings I only see the 2D version load.
One doesn't get a choice of which version to use in the Blu-ray's main menu?
TIA for any and all replies.
post #2537 of 3991
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Originally Posted by airchip View Post

Okay, a super BASIC question about hooking this up with HDMI. TV has only one HDMI port which is currently being used by the cable box hookup. The very basic Sony manual (only addressed with a diagram) seems to show hooking up to the cable box, then out to the TV. It shows HDMI in and out ports on the cable box. But, my box only has one port. So, is there some type of pass through device I need to get to hook up multiple cables to one input (cable box or TV) or an entirely different way of doing this? Thanks.
You need an HDMI switch like THIS. Works beautifully and auto switches to the last device you turned on. Been using one for years.
Edited by mdavej - 1/1/13 at 9:40pm
post #2538 of 3991
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Originally Posted by johncourt View Post

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Originally Posted by Vampidemic View Post

Sounds like you may have lost your library database when you updated. Did you move the library files manually when you updated? Otherwise, it will take awhile for Serviio to re-index the full library.

Vamp, thank you for your reply.

After the serviio update, I had to add the files I wanted manually all over again. This included probably 10 folders, and each of those folders had anywhere from 5 to 50 video files each, most all of them several hundred megabytes or larger in size.

I gave serviio about half an hour to see if the indexing would finish, but I guess it needed a lot more time than that? Is this something that can happen in the background while I'm doing other work as long as the blu ray player and computer are on simultaneously with serviio running?

As was mentioned, you don't need to keep the player running. If you're using Mac or Linux, see these instructions for manually copying the Serviio database when you upgrade:

http://www.serviio.org/component/content/article/21#q8

This should prevent you from having to wait to rebuild your entire library when you upgrade.
post #2539 of 3991
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Originally Posted by Vampidemic View Post

As was mentioned, you don't need to keep the player running. If you're using Mac or Linux, see these instructions for manually copying the Serviio database when you upgrade:
http://www.serviio.org/component/content/article/21#q8
This should prevent you from having to wait to rebuild your entire library when you upgrade.

Awesome. Thanks.
post #2540 of 3991
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post


Turn off bd audio mix.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS REPLY!!! I've spent the last hour trying to figure out why my Yamaha RX-V4600 was displaying "MPCM" from my Sony BDP-S590 player. Changing the BD Audio Mix to "Off" did the trick! Now displaying DTS on the Yamaha.

THANK YOU!!!!!

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post #2541 of 3991
Thanks Vamp, that did the trick. So even though Onkyo claims that this receiver supports Deep Color, it doesn't?
post #2542 of 3991
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

Use the Bravia 2012 - us profile

I have Serviio 1.1 installed on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I have it set up to stream videos to a Sony BDP-S590 - US with the latest firmware update.

When I set everything up, Serviio detected the 590 and automatically specified the Sony BD Player/SMP profile. Only MKV files play on the Sony with this profile (no AVI file will play on the 590). The AVI files are visible on the 590 but when I try to play any of them, the 590 says they are corrupted. The same files play just fine on the 590 when I use WMP to stream. If I change the Serviio profile of the 590 to Sony Bravia TV (2012) - US, the AVI files play on the 590. (thanks apw2607 smile.gif )

A little background and a recommendation...

I was originally using WMP and Windows 7 "Share media with devices" option and that worked satisfactorily until I tried to stream MVK files to the 590.

First, I tried several of the MKV "fixes" for WMP that I googled. Those "fixes" worked somewhat but many of my MKV's would shutter, hang or have A/V sync issues and neither fast forward nor rewind would work on most MKV's.

Then I tried Plex, XBMC and another one but I don't recall the name. Each one had issues with streaming, buffering, blockiness and/or the interface.

Since changing the profile, Serviio has worked flawlessly on all of the video files/formats that I've thrown at it! Now get this... I now have the 590 on WI-FI. I played several movies, including HI-DEF's, and never encountered a single buffer issue or any other issues for that matter. Fast forward and reverse work on all of my MKV's as well.

I just wanted to post my experiences to save others some grief, hopefully. Give it a try. Serviio all the way for me!
post #2543 of 3991
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Originally Posted by kpow View Post

Thanks Vamp, that did the trick. So even though Onkyo claims that this receiver supports Deep Color, it doesn't?

I wouldn't necessarily conclude that. The Sony will also allow you to set the Deep Color bit depth to 16, 12 or 10. It's possible that the lower settings will work. You should first find out if your display supports Deep Color and if so, there may be additional troubleshooting options.
post #2544 of 3991
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Originally Posted by jeffshead View Post

I have Serviio 1.1 installed on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I have it set up to stream videos to a Sony BDP-S590 - US with the latest firmware update.
When I set everything up, Serviio detected the 590 and automatically specified the Sony BD Player/SMP profile. Only MKV files play on the Sony with this profile (no AVI file will play on the 590). The AVI files are visible on the 590 but when I try to play any of them, the 590 says they are corrupted. The same files play just fine on the 590 when I use WMP to stream. If I change the Serviio profile of the 590 to Sony Bravia TV (2012) - US, the AVI files play on the 590. (thanks apw2607 smile.gif )
A little background and a recommendation...
I was originally using WMP and Windows 7 "Share media with devices" option and that worked satisfactorily until I tried to stream MVK files to the 590.
First, I tried several of the MKV "fixes" for WMP that I googled. Those "fixes" worked somewhat but many of my MKV's would shutter, hang or have A/V sync issues and neither fast forward nor rewind would work on most MKV's.
Then I tried Plex, XBMC and another one but I don't recall the name. Each one had issues with streaming, buffering, blockiness and/or the interface.
Since changing the profile, Serviio has worked flawlessly on all of the video files/formats that I've thrown at it! Now get this... I now have the 590 on WI-FI. I played several movies, including HI-DEF's, and never encountered a single buffer issue or any other issues for that matter. Fast forward and reverse work on all of my MKV's as well.
I just wanted to post my experiences to save others some grief, hopefully. Give it a try. Serviio all the way for me!

I'm glad things are working but if MKVs were working for you even with the default profile and you reported FF and REW are working too I can only conclude you have transcoding enabled.

You can switch this off when using the Bravia 2012 profile although ff and REW will probably hiccup. Chapter search will work fine though.
post #2545 of 3991
There is NO Deep Colour on any of today's current systems - leave OFF!
post #2546 of 3991
Bought my first blu-ray player the Sony 590 at Best Buy on boxing day sale. It's connected by HDMI to our new and first flatscreen tv, a Samsung UN55EH6000. Everything so far about this minimalist system is totally incredible. Except one niggling thing. When I turn on the TV, the 590 blu-ray player comes on (as it should, I presume) but then after 15 seconds or so it shuts off. I have to push the power button on the blu-ray remote to have it come on and stay on. Then everything is fine. But I don't understand why the player is turning off in the first place. Any ideas? I've tried all sorts of combinations in the settings but to no avail. The TV's only input is the blu-ray player. No difference when I connect the blu-ray to the TV's second HDMI port.

Also, interestingly the blu-ray player is unable to be turned on if the TV is not already on first. Maybe that's normal, don't know.

When I turn the TV off, the blu-ray player shuts off automatically, as it should.
post #2547 of 3991
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Originally Posted by avs markie View Post

Bought my first blu-ray player the Sony 590 at Best Buy on boxing day sale. It's connected by HDMI to our new and first flatscreen tv, a Samsung UN55EH6000. Everything so far about this minimalist system is totally incredible. Except one niggling thing. When I turn on the TV, the 590 blu-ray player comes on (as it should, I presume) but then after 15 seconds or so it shuts off. I have to push the power button on the blu-ray remote to have it come on and stay on. Then everything is fine. But I don't understand why the player is turning off in the first place. Any ideas? I've tried all sorts of combinations in the settings but to no avail. The TV's only input is the blu-ray player. No difference when I connect the blu-ray to the TV's second HDMI port.
Also, interestingly the blu-ray player is unable to be turned on if the TV is not already on first. Maybe that's normal, don't know.
When I turn the TV off, the blu-ray player shuts off automatically, as it should.

Not sure but the troublshooting in the manual says this;
Quote:
x [HDMI: Linked to TV-off]
[On]: Automatically turns off the player
and HDMI-compatible components
when the connected TV enters standby
mode (BRAVIA Sync).
[Off]: Turns off the function.
Quote:
The [Control for HDMI] function does
not work (BRAVIA Sync).
, Check that [Control for HDMI] is set
to [On] (page 31).
, If you change the HDMI connection,
turn the player off and on again.
, If power failure occurs, set [Control
for HDMI] to [Off], then set [Control
for HDMI] to [On] (page 31).
, Check the following and refer to the
instruction manual supplied with the
component.
– the connected component is
compatible with the [Control for
HDMI] function.
– the connected component’s setting
for the [Control for HDMI] function
is correct.
, When you connect the player to a TV
through an AV amplifier (receiver),
– if the AV amplifier (receiver) is not
compatible with the [Control for
HDMI] function, you may be unable
to control the TV from the player.
– if you change the HDMI
connection, disconnect and
reconnect the AC power cord, or a
power failure occurs, try the
following: 1Switch the input
selector of the AV amplifier
(receiver) so that the picture from
the player appears on the TV screen.
2Set [Control for HDMI] to [Off],
then set [Control for HDMI] to [On]
(page 31). Refer to the instruction
manual supplied with the AV
amplifier (receiver).

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/BDPS590_BX59.pdf

Perhaps HDMI control issue?
post #2548 of 3991
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Originally Posted by HD Hockey Guy View Post

Not sure but the troublshooting in the manual says this;
http://www.docs.sony.com/release/BDPS590_BX59.pdf
Perhaps HDMI control issue?

Thanks. I've tried all that. I should have mentioned that when the blu-ray player comes on, the Blu-ray and SONY logo appear on the screen. At least for about five seconds. Then they go away and eventually the player turns off.

Also, interestingly, when I *disable* the HDMI-Linked-to-TV setting it makes no difference. The 590 player still turns off when I turn off the TV, and the 590 player comes on (just for about 20 seconds) when I turn on the TV.

I'm starting to figure I may have a defective unit, which is strange because everything else about it seems flawless.
post #2549 of 3991
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Originally Posted by ASR6491 View Post

Well no luck, upgraded to twonky 7.0.9 on my NAS and the blu ray is still saying unsupported format or corrupt file :/

I am going to go ahead and guess you are using a QNAP NAS server? I have one and upgraded to v7.0.9 with no success either...I also have a Pogoplug which gives me the same error. Everything plays just dandy when I stream them to my PS3, but so far I have been unable to get anything to work for the BDP-S390...
post #2550 of 3991
Does anyone know of a way I can connect my S590 to my laptop? Specifically, I'd like to watch/stream Blu ray films on my laptop, so as to not disturb the family.
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