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post #3151 of 3995
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Originally Posted by buffettck View Post

I have a S590 that's about a month old and I can't FF or RW mkv files that are played from a thumb drive. The files play fine and the audio/video is great, but when I try to FF or RW, it skips a couple of times and stops the playback. Very frustrating as there's no way to get back to the current point without starting all over and watching it again. Any relatively easy way to fix this? Should I use something like Handbrake to convert it to an mp4 file? I had to do that on my Roku XDS to get mkv files to play properly, but it was a PITA and took a lot of time to convert every single thing. Thanks!
Your video probably lacks sufficient reference frames for FF and RW to work. You can use mkv tools to mix in some chapter points without reencode the whole video. With chapter points, you can use Next and Prev to navigate to next or previous chapter.
post #3152 of 3995
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

Your video probably lacks sufficient reference frames for FF and RW to work. You can use mkv tools to mix in some chapter points without reencode the whole video. With chapter points, you can use Next and Prev to navigate to next or previous chapter.

Usually, the problem lies with too many cues that the BDP is unable to interpret rather than with a lack of them. Fixing FF/RW in MKVs requires a remux with MKVToolNix 5.8.0 (or earlier) or a remux with MKVToolNix 5.9.0 (or above, currently 6.1.0) using "--engage no_cue_duration,no_cue_relative_position" command line parameter.[/quote]
post #3153 of 3995
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Originally Posted by Toink View Post

I have HDMI connected directly to my receiver. Usually i select DTS-MA or TrueHD soundtrack using the disc menu.
I've not gone back to your original post, but I learned something when I hooked my 390 up to a lower end Sony receiver (DG510, but I understand the DG520 shares the issue). Many receivers pass HDMI audio through, but do not decode it ... I had to add the coaxial cable connection from the BD to the receiver.
post #3154 of 3995
Hi, I just purchased the s590 and am having difficulty with my universal mx450 remote and 260 extender. I have the 590 located in my closet and the remote works if i point it at the player with the door open but when i close the door it wont pick up the signal. All of the other equipment works properly with the door closed except the 590. Does anyone know what im doing wrong or do I need to purchase something else to make it work properly?

Thanks, John
post #3155 of 3995
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

Your video probably lacks sufficient reference frames for FF and RW to work. You can use mkv tools to mix in some chapter points without reencode the whole video. With chapter points, you can use Next and Prev to navigate to next or previous chapter.

Would it just be easier to run mkv files through Handbrake and convert them to mp4s?
post #3156 of 3995
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Originally Posted by buffettck View Post

Would it just be easier to run mkv files through Handbrake and convert them to mp4s?

No, the method I posted takes seconds per MKV file.
post #3157 of 3995
Not sure if this is the right forum to post it or if I should post it in the HX850 one, but when I play a BD on my S590 to my Sony 3d tv, the picture and sound are unbelievably fantastic. But when I play a regular HD dvd, the picture is not as clear as a BD and a little grainy. Anyone know why that might be? Is there an SS590 control that will give a better picture? Now, when i played the same DVD on my old dvd player to my old Sony HD tv, the picture was great. Any thoughts?

thanks!
post #3158 of 3995
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Originally Posted by buffettck View Post

Would it just be easier to run mkv files through Handbrake and convert them to mp4s?

No, because your'e transcoding then, and loosing all the quality in the original file. Unless you need to optimize for space, avoid transcoding at all costs.

I will say though that running the problematic mkvs through mkvtoolnix with the switches provided to improve FF/REW compatibility did nothing for me. This might be because I use serviio rather that some other DLNA server.
post #3159 of 3995
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

I will say though that running the problematic mkvs through mkvtoolnix with the switches provided to improve FF/REW compatibility did nothing for me. This might be because I use serviio rather that some other DLNA server.

I also use Serviio pretty much exclusively, same as you. Like I've said before, my positive experience is mostly with H.264 / AC-3 / AAC streams, so that may be where the difference lies.
post #3160 of 3995
I'm having an issue with my BDP-S590. I'm trying to play a file which when played on my laptop and ps3 (via network) it plays is a letterbox format (black bars top and bottom even on a 16:9 tv). However, when I play it though this bluray player, whether it's from a USB or over the network it'll force it into a zoomed in state, getting rid of the black bars top and bottom, but also chopping off a great deal of the left and right sides.

I've tried every setting on my TV (Sony Bravia) and the blu ray player but had no luck. The file is an mp4.

Any help would be great!
post #3161 of 3995
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Trillo View Post

I'm having an issue with my BDP-S590. I'm trying to play a file which when played on my laptop and ps3 (via network) it plays is a letterbox format (black bars top and bottom even on a 16:9 tv). However, when I play it though this bluray player, whether it's from a USB or over the network it'll force it into a zoomed in state, getting rid of the black bars top and bottom, but also chopping off a great deal of the left and right sides.

I've tried every setting on my TV (Sony Bravia) and the blu ray player but had no luck. The file is an mp4.

Any help would be great!

There was a problem with very early firmware where it did some weird things with aspect ratio but they have all being fixed with new firmware. Are you running the latest ?
post #3162 of 3995
First thing I did when I found this problem was to check, it says there's no newer updates or something to that effect. But I've never done it for the TV.
post #3163 of 3995
Just thought I'd post a new picture of my living room setup while watching Transformers Prime on netflix with the 590.

AppleMark
post #3164 of 3995
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

Just thought I'd post a new picture of my living room setup while watching Transformers Prime on netflix with the 590.

AppleMark

Ummmm...I think you need a bigger boa....er...I mean cabinet...lol
post #3165 of 3995
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Originally Posted by Bri in Mtl View Post

Ummmm...I think you need a bigger boa....er...I mean cabinet...lol

The cart isn't too bad, the tv is actually centered and fits completely, the tv does extend past the sides an inch or two, but the base is completely centered, and the sound bar fits ok with both feet on the edges so it's also balanced, but i do need a nicer stand, but i really didn't want to make the investment until i'm ready to upgrade the whole theater. I had considered a mount, but that wall is a firewall, and as far as i know a tv mount can't be mounted to stone or cement.
post #3166 of 3995
FWIW here's mine. Can barely see the 590.

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nice setup smile.gif
post #3168 of 3995
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Trillo View Post

I'm having an issue with my BDP-S590. I'm trying to play a file which when played on my laptop and ps3 (via network) it plays is a letterbox format (black bars top and bottom even on a 16:9 tv). However, when I play it though this bluray player, whether it's from a USB or over the network it'll force it into a zoomed in state, getting rid of the black bars top and bottom, but also chopping off a great deal of the left and right sides.

I've tried every setting on my TV (Sony Bravia) and the blu ray player but had no luck. The file is an mp4.

Any help would be great!
Go to Screen Settings and change Screen Format from Full (default) to Normal.
post #3169 of 3995
Already tried that, still the same. frown.gif
post #3170 of 3995
The remote on my S390 has stopped working. And I know it's the remote and not the player because the remote can't change the TV volume either while the TV remote can control the blu-ray player (however it can't control the Netflix app making that app useless).

Can someone guide me on how to fix it or if there's a cheap replcaement remote which will have full functionality unlike the TV one? It's still under warranty but if I can get a replacement for under $15 then no point in mailing the remote in. Also, are there any Sony Service Centres in Mississauga I could take it to or would I have to mail it?
post #3171 of 3995
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Originally Posted by Sportfreunde View Post

The remote on my S390 has stopped working. And I know it's the remote and not the player because the remote can't change the TV volume either while the TV remote can control the blu-ray player (however it can't control the Netflix app making that app useless).

Can someone guide me on how to fix it or if there's a cheap replcaement remote which will have full functionality unlike the TV one? It's still under warranty but if I can get a replacement for under $15 then no point in mailing the remote in. Also, are there any Sony Service Centres in Mississauga I could take it to or would I have to mail it?

You can go online and buy a replacement remote either direct from Sony or ebay or a remote specialist . $ 25 approx.

Rmt-b119a
post #3172 of 3995
First try new batteries. If that fails, most any cheap universal will work fine, as will any sony blu-ray remote. For under $15, I like the RCA RCRP05BR. Here's how to add all the commands from the original remote plus a few extra that aren't on the original. The benefit of the RCA is it can also do learning and macros, it's cheap, it's easy to find, and it can be programmed from you PC or Mac with an optional cable.

Alternately, if you enable bravia sync on your tv and the player, you should be able to control everything with the tv remote.
Edited by mdavej - 3/8/13 at 8:49pm
post #3173 of 3995
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Trillo View Post

Already tried that, still the same. frown.gif

What is the resolution (pixel dimensions) of your file?
post #3174 of 3995
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

The cart isn't too bad, the tv is actually centered and fits completely, the tv does extend past the sides an inch or two, .....................

eek.gifeek.gif Are we looking at the same picture? smile.gif
post #3175 of 3995
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

eek.gifeek.gif Are we looking at the same picture? smile.gif

Yes smile.gif i'm referring to the stand of the TV, the stand and base are centered on the cart, it's only the edges that extend a bit off the cart, the base probably isn't visible because the sound bar covers it. I was concerned at first the tv wouldn't fit on my little rolling carts, however they are rated for a 20" and 32" CRT tv in weight and size, so i am confident i shouldn't have any immediate problems with the LCD and the Plasma tvs now occupying the carts, as both are lighter then a CRT.

I have two carts, one in the bed room and one in the living room both were designed for TV Carts, i just never upgraded the stand from the CRT tv stands to a flat screen cause at the time the TVs needed to also be mobile. These carts have wheels.

Was the concern here that the cart wouldn't support the TV? I just wanted to double check and ensure people that that 42" has been sitting up on that cart for 2 years straight without an issue.

The panasonic is an odd tv the stand is shorter then the actual TV itself as well. So looking at the tv alone would make anyone wonder how it could stand on anything without being top heavy.
post #3176 of 3995
Here is the TV cart in the bedroom, this is a 32" LCD on a cart rated for a 20" CRT.

The one in the living room is a bigger version and the plasma is centered and balanced the same way.
AppleMark

I wanted to note the TVs are 10" difference the living room is a 42"
post #3177 of 3995
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

First try new batteries. If that fails, most any cheap universal will work fine, as will any sony blu-ray remote. For under $15, I like the RCA RCRP05BR. Here's how to add all the commands from the original remote plus a few extra that aren't on the original. The benefit of the RCA is it can also do learning and macros, it's cheap, it's easy to find, and it can be programmed from you PC or Mac with an optional cable.

Alternately, if you enable bravia sync on your tv and the player, you should be able to control everything with the tv remote.

Thanks for the tips. That RCA remote unfortunately isn't sold in Canada except for at Amazon.ca and it's $29 there so 3x more expensive than the $9 at amazon.com. Are there any substitutes I could use for that?

Changing the batteries hasn't worked. I do have a Sony Bravia TV so I used the remote from that to control stuff like playback but the problem is that it's not working AT ALL with the Netflix app which is the main thing I use the blu-ray player for. Fortunately my android device has a media remote app which I was able to use for now but that's not a permanent solution. I heard something about the remote getting "unpaired" with the device causing this type of problem of the remote not working? Wondering if there's a way to try to pair it again in case that is the problem.
post #3178 of 3995
There is no pairing possible with the Sony remote. It either works or it doesn't. The RCA or its one-for-all clone the OARP05S are available most anywhere in the US (drug stores, department stores, electronics stores), not sure about Canada. I wouldn't get one online.
Edited by mdavej - 3/9/13 at 1:38pm
post #3179 of 3995
I ran them through Handbrake and they look fine. It did take a long time, though. One movie mkv file completely locked the S590 up beyond belief at the same point every time. I had to physically power cycle it to "get it back". Ran that same movie through Handbrake to mp4 and it played fine. What would cause the same file in mkv format to lock up the player? I've had problems with mkv files before and Handbrake always "cleans" them up so they'll play.
post #3180 of 3995
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by buffettck View Post

I ran them through Handbrake and they look fine. It did take a long time, though. One movie mkv file completely locked the S590 up beyond belief at the same point every time. I had to physically power cycle it to "get it back". Ran that same movie through Handbrake to mp4 and it played fine. What would cause the same file in mkv format to lock up the player? I've had problems with mkv files before and Handbrake always "cleans" them up so they'll play.

This isn't the best approach.. You're transcoding the original file and loosing quality. You're far better off using tsmuxer and mux the MKV container into a M2TS container. No loss of quality and DD, DTS and DTS-MA all supported.
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