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post #2551 of 3991
Can someone give me a reason why I should keep this thing if 95% of my movies or shows that I have downloaded, er, borrowed from friends, do not play? Same old 'Corrupted or Unsupported File'. This is the S590.
I bought this so I could have both BD and USB support. I was using my LG for this purpose, but show on usb were freezing after the last update. But this thing is driving me nuts. Trans-coding doesn't do much except cause severe lagging. Funny thing is, I downloaded, er, borrowed from a friend, Moonrise Kingdom. Will not play from network, but, it will when it's on usb stick. I've even gone the route about changing codecs. But I do not see it in my future where I will be changing codecs for over a thousand shows just to see if they will play. I guess I should just buy another streaming device and do it the way I have been.

---venting---
post #2552 of 3991
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

There is NO Deep Colour on any of today's current systems - leave OFF!
sorry but my Panasonic plasma supports deep color. ps3 has always used it and works.
post #2553 of 3991
1) Don't complain about not being able to watch pirated movies. Pay for stuff. Ugh.

2) What are you using for your DLNA streamer? If you're on Windows, try using Universal Media Server (latest version 2.2.2) with the linked SonyBluray.conf file replacing the one that comes with it. I can play virtually everything natively with this setup (full HD).

SonyBluray.conf
post #2554 of 3991
What p5browne meant to write is that no source material provides more than 8 bits per color channel.

Some players might generate interpolated values on their own, though. Disabling deep color in a player or receiver reduces the number of bits which have to be transmitted over the HDMI cable, which reduces the bandwidth required, which makes the signal transmission more reliable. This is especially important if you use long HDMI cables. In other words, let the display do the color interpolation. Don't do it in the player or AVR.
post #2555 of 3991
Can someone help me setting up this BDP so that I take advantage of those device. Sony BDP-s590 with Pioneer VSX-52 + Panasonic Tv 54g25.

Thank you!
post #2556 of 3991
Using Playon and PS3 Media Server. Playon is very slow and PS3 won't decode them even after fiddling with settings.

Is ripping your own purchased videos considered pirating? Uh-oh. I may have to be spanked.


Edited by chrisr109 - 1/4/13 at 1:18pm
post #2557 of 3991
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Originally Posted by chrisr109 View Post

Using Playon and PS3 Media Server. Playon is very slow and PS3 won't decode them even after fiddling with settings.
Then don't use them. Serviio (Homestream) is fast, free and transcodes only when it has to. Just make sure you use the Bravia TV profile and not the default BD profile.
post #2558 of 3991
Hi, is it possible to stream youtube video in HD on S590?
post #2559 of 3991
No, but that's not what you indicated in your previous post, you said you downloaded them... ie - pirated them.

Like I said though... use another DLNA server.
post #2560 of 3991
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Originally Posted by lwchen View Post

Hi, is it possible to stream youtube video in HD on S590?
Not with the built-in app. Possibly with a serviio plugin or some other DLNA server. If you can figure out how to do it, please post back. I've been wanting to do it myself but can't wrap my head around serviio plugins.
post #2561 of 3991
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Originally Posted by chrisr109 View Post

Is ripping your own PURCHASED videos considered pirating? Uh-oh. I may have to be spanked.

You said:
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Originally Posted by chrisr109 View Post

...my movies or shows that I have downloaded, er, borrowed from friends...

Nothing about rips of your "PURCHASED" videos. And using software to rip copy protected discs is a violation of the DMCA, a Federal crime.

I'm not judging you, but it's not a good idea to imply that you're using illegally obtained content in a public forum. Just say "video files" without indicating the source.
post #2562 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.

Called Sony. Very good rep on the phone. When I eventually told him that the 590 player doesn't even power on unless the TV is already on, he said there is a problem and it should be taken back to BB and replaced.
I was about to do just that, and in the middle of upplugging stuff, a thought occurred to me. I unplugged the 590's power from the Monster Power Conditioner I had bought with the TV, and plugged it directly into the wall.

Long story short: It turns out that the power conditioner has some smarts of it's own. The TV is plugged into the TV labelled outlet of the power conditioner. The 590 was plugged into the DVD player labelled outlet of the power conditioner. As it turns out, only when the TV outlet has power going through it does power go into the DVD player outlet! So when I turned on the TV, suddenly power was fed to 590, turning it on temporarily, giving the illusion that it was the TV itself activating the 590 through the hdmi cable. Fooled me!

So it turns out the 590 and the Samsung EH6000 are unable to turn each other on or off at all. Problem solved. I just have to press the power on each remote, which is fine by me.
post #2563 of 3991
Has anyone experienced this pixelated blob on the 590 home screen? I did a search on this thread and only saw 1 mention but no solution. I just got the 590 for xmas so I plan to exchange it unless there is an easy fix in the setup menu somewhere. It's not there when I play a movie.

post #2564 of 3991
I currently have a Pioneer BD 51F . However, it stopped playing CDs over a year ago, and now plays only about half of my DVDs. It still plays most of my Blu Ray discs.

I'm considering replacing it with Sony 590. But I was wondering if anyone has any comparison of the pic quality for both Blu Ray and for upconverted DVDs between the PIO BD 51F and this Sony BDP-S590?

The other player I'm considering is the Panasonic BDP-220.

thanks
Rick
post #2565 of 3991
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Originally Posted by kenhdtv View Post

Has anyone experienced this pixelated blob on the 590 home screen? I did a search on this thread and only saw 1 mention but no solution. I just got the 590 for xmas so I plan to exchange it unless there is an easy fix in the setup menu somewhere. It's not there when I play a movie.


Have you tried disabling Deep Color?
post #2566 of 3991
Just tried disabling Deep Color - no luck.
post #2567 of 3991
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ibissa View Post

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.

No
post #2568 of 3991
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kenhdtv View Post

Has anyone experienced this pixelated blob on the 590 home screen? I did a search on this thread and only saw 1 mention but no solution. I just got the 590 for xmas so I plan to exchange it unless there is an easy fix in the setup menu somewhere. It's not there when I play a movie.

Wow. That's staggering. It's inverse video of the background bitmap.

HDMI Connection ? What output are you sending to your tv ? What TV is it ?

Color space and resolution setting.
post #2569 of 3991
Yes, HDMI directly to a Pansonic GT50. No unusual settings on either. I'm betting the bitmap file for the home screen got corrupted as the other menus look fine and blu-rays play clean.
post #2570 of 3991
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Originally Posted by ibissa View Post

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.

Doubt u can do that without some additional hardware in the mix. Best/easiest thing would be to pick up a cheap USB external blu ray player... They r super cheap these days..
post #2571 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!

Thank You! This did it for me If I change the Serviio profile of the 590 to Sony Bravia TV (2012) - US, the AVI files play on the 590.
post #2572 of 3991
Well, I don't know what I did. I followed you guys' advice and installed Serviio. (PS3 Server is now histoire). But for some reason while I was fiddling with Serviio, I decided to go another route and just plug in one of my portable hard drives directly into the S590. What do you know? All of the files that were on those drives played. That is except for the divx avi files. No biggie. They are transcoded through the Serviio. Still are a few glitches playing vids on thumbdrives, some play, some don't. No matter what format. Probably will never figure it out. But, all in all, after 6 hours, there was success. And with the player being wireless, I can get rid of the Cisco-Linksys PLK300 PowerLine.

Good things for those who wait. All's right with the world.

post #2573 of 3991
I have had nothing but problems with my BDP-S390 player since I purchased it last week. The player locks up completely, including the controls on the player itself. It becomes completely unresponsive and the only way to regain any control is to unplug it from the wall socket and plug it in again.

I have reset the player as per the Sony website. I have restored it to factory settings. I have played with any setting that I can see, including clearing all network settings. I have tried it with and without a USB drive. I can't find any single thing to do without getting into complex combinations of settings - the machine freezes randomly. It doesn't even freeze at the same spot on any given disk (and trust me, my disks are pristine).

I have never been more disappointed in any electronic purchase.
post #2574 of 3991
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Armedcow View Post

I have had nothing but problems with my BDP-S390 player since I purchased it last week. The player locks up completely, including the controls on the player itself. It becomes completely unresponsive and the only way to regain any control is to unplug it from the wall socket and plug it in again.
I have reset the player as per the Sony website. I have restored it to factory settings. I have played with any setting that I can see, including clearing all network settings. I have tried it with and without a USB drive. I can't find any single thing to do without getting into complex combinations of settings - the machine freezes randomly. It doesn't even freeze at the same spot on any given disk (and trust me, my disks are pristine).
I have never been more disappointed in any electronic purchase.

Exchange it for another one.
post #2575 of 3991
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

Exchange it for another one.

I agree. It really is a good player.
post #2576 of 3991
HI All,
I just picked up the s590 on Boxing Day, and got it hooked up to my TV and Yamaha reciever. What I was wondering is there an option on the s590 for me to turn off the audio to the TV and just have it go to the reciever, I just don't want to turn down the volume on my TV when I watch a movie and then turn it back up when I'm done. I have a PS3 and there is a setting that allows me to do this but I can't find it on the s590 settings. I have HDMI cable from the player to the TV and optical cable from player to reciever. Sorry if this has been asked before I couldn't find anything searching google... Thanks for all the help..
post #2577 of 3991
I exchanged my defective 590 (pixelated blob on home screen) for a Panasonic 220 to go with my Panasonic GT50. Forum comments suggested the 590 & 220 are both good players and they cost the same so I'm going to give the Panasonic a try.
post #2578 of 3991
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Originally Posted by kingevqh View Post

HI All,
I just picked up the s590 on Boxing Day, and got it hooked up to my TV and Yamaha reciever. What I was wondering is there an option on the s590 for me to turn off the audio to the TV and just have it go to the reciever, I just don't want to turn down the volume on my TV when I watch a movie and then turn it back up when I'm done. I have a PS3 and there is a setting that allows me to do this but I can't find it on the s590 settings. I have HDMI cable from the player to the TV and optical cable from player to reciever. Sorry if this has been asked before I couldn't find anything searching google... Thanks for all the help..

There is not a setting on the player that will do this to my knowledge.

With your current wiring, you would need to turn off the TV speakers via settings on the TV itself if not using the TV volume. If your receiver supports HDMI, connecting the HDMI out from the Blu-ray to the receiver would be optimal (this is the only way to get lossless HD surround audio) and would likely solve your problem.

Just out of curiosity, why would you ever need to turn up the volume on your TV up? Why not use the receiver for all audio?
post #2579 of 3991
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Originally Posted by Vampidemic View Post

There is not a setting on the player that will do this to my knowledge.
With your current wiring, you would need to turn off the TV speakers via settings on the TV itself if not using the TV volume. If your receiver supports HDMI, connecting the HDMI out from the Blu-ray to the receiver would be optimal (this is the only way to get lossless HD surround audio) and would likely solve your problem.
Just out of curiosity, why would you ever need to turn up the volume on your TV up? Why not use the receiver for all audio?
I have an older Yamaha receiver and it doesn't have HDMI inputs. I have to turn down the TV volume when I'm using the s590 because if I don't there would be an echo effect with both audio from TV speakers and the home theater speakers..
post #2580 of 3991
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Originally Posted by kingevqh View Post

I have an older Yamaha receiver and it doesn't have HDMI inputs. I have to turn down the TV volume when I'm using the s590 because if I don't there would be an echo effect with both audio from TV speakers and the home theater speakers..

Turn off the TV's speakers & connect it (either via Toslink or RCA stereo audio cables) to your Yamaha AVR. You won't have access to Dolby Digital Plus or DTS-HD Master Audio tracks but you will hear multichannel Dolby Digital and DTS audio from movies played on the S590. In the S590's audio menu, set BD AUDIO MIX SETTING to OFF, and DOLBY DIGITAL to BITSTREAM. In your AVR's menu system, you should be able to configure the input settings accordingly for each device (TV, BDP, etc.). Before I bought AVRs with HDMI inputs, I had my gear hooked up this way and it worked perfectly...especially since I used a Harmony universal remote to control all of the components. wink.gif
Edited by Rudy1 - 1/6/13 at 9:52am
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