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post #3631 of 3994
It depends on what you mean by support. Are the users running into critical, show-stopping bugs? They'll fix those for a long time. Updating firmware to support new features in streaming services will probably only happen for the first year (in a BD player; it will probably go on longer for streaming boxes like Roku and WD TV STBs).
post #3632 of 3994
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

It depends on what you mean by support. Are the users running into critical, show-stopping bugs? They'll fix those for a long time. Updating firmware to support new features in streaming services will probably only happen for the first year (in a BD player; it will probably go on longer for streaming boxes like Roku and WD TV STBs).

Yeah, that's what didn't make sense to me, why release a whole new unit, just to include a few things that could be software added. I was hoping blu-ray players had a jailbreak like solution so i could add some of the newer features on my older units.
post #3633 of 3994
Are there any work arounds for the 590 to play mpeg2 video in an mkv? i made a copy of star trek into darkness, and the only app which would make a suitable copy was MakeMKV which works fine on the 3100 but at least for streaming, the 590 won't recognize it as the known issue goes.

If anyone knows how to work around this, please let me know. I hope there is an easy way short of encoding the file with different codecs.
post #3634 of 3994
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

Are there any work arounds for the 590 to play mpeg2 video in an mkv? i made a copy of star trek into darkness, and the only app which would make a suitable copy was MakeMKV which works fine on the 3100 but at least for streaming, the 590 won't recognize it as the known issue goes.

If anyone knows how to work around this, please let me know. I hope there is an easy way short of encoding the file with different codecs.

No, but sticking it in a m2ts container takes all of a couple of minutes. By doing so you're not touching the original file merely putting it in a new package
post #3635 of 3994
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

Yeah, that's what didn't make sense to me, why release a whole new unit, just to include a few things that could be software added. I was hoping blu-ray players had a jailbreak like solution so i could add some of the newer features on my older units.

Because that's the nature of low cost budget consumer electronics. They want you to buy a new player.
post #3636 of 3994
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

Because that's the nature of low cost budget consumer electronics. They want you to buy a new player.

Well, usually I don't use MKV for my file types, i usually use Mp4. However this latest star trek DVD has some funky copy protection on it that didn't allow handbrake to display the main movie title in the list of titles to convert. I could have tried MacDVDRipper Pro's rip and convert option it looks like it was going to work, but it was going to take a while maybe longer then handbrake.

I also tried using iFFmpeg to repackage the mkv as m2ts, and using passthrough for audio and video, while os x recognized it as a new file, the player still called it an mkv even after doing a library update via serviio console. Is this only over DLNA this player has issues, or is it local playback too? e.g. disc/usb.

Thanks
post #3637 of 3994
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

Because that's the nature of low cost budget consumer electronics. They want you to buy a new player.
Does this theory work because modern electronics equipment is designed to fail after X # of years. The reason I ask is I still have or have given to my kids ( still working) all of the audio and video equipment I have ever owned since I got married 43 years ago. The kids have the real old stuff at their place, and I have the newer stuff (25 years to yesterday) throughout my house. Still have a working Luxman tape deck from way back when, but currently don't have a reason to play or record tapes.
post #3638 of 3994
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

Is this only over DLNA this player has issues, or is it local playback too? e.g. disc/usb.Thanks

Under either use case, you need to provide a file in a compatible format. As per the user manual, MPEG2 in an MKV container is not supported.

See first post in this thread for compatible formats. MediaInfo is a good free tool to show you what is in the file you have saved.

It sounds like something went wrong when you converted the file.
post #3639 of 3994

Stream Whole Computer to Sony BDP-S590 BlueRay

Hey Guys,

Any solution to this would be really great. I'm trying to stream my laptop to my bluray, only not just selected media content. I'm trying to stream the whole damn computer. I already have this set up via Plex and WMP, where I can stream specific files, but now I want to be able to use my whole computer on my projector, essentially how I or you would use the computer in this moment (with access to mouse, and keyboard etc.).

Now I know this must be incredibly easy to do, only I cannot find the results via Google. Any software which can achieve this? Another way to explain this would be as if my computer is plugged in via HDMI, with full access to the computer, only entirely wireless.

Thank you to anyone who can help
post #3640 of 3994
Guys, Is it possible to get the NBA Gametime app on this device? (the s590)?
post #3641 of 3994
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Originally Posted by King818 View Post

Hey Guys,

Any solution to this would be really great. I'm trying to stream my laptop to my bluray, only not just selected media content. I'm trying to stream the whole damn computer. I already have this set up via Plex and WMP, where I can stream specific files, but now I want to be able to use my whole computer on my projector, essentially how I or you would use the computer in this moment (with access to mouse, and keyboard etc.).

Now I know this must be incredibly easy to do, only I cannot find the results via Google. Any software which can achieve this? Another way to explain this would be as if my computer is plugged in via HDMI, with full access to the computer, only entirely wireless.

Thank you to anyone who can help
This info is a little old but should get you on the right track:
http://gigaom.com/2011/03/08/imation-link-netgear-push2tv-veebeam-compared/

It would be better to have a dedicated HTPC and leave your laptop out of it. Media servers are very easy on resources, so nearly any cheap PC will do. Mine was $50 on ebay, the same price as one of those gizmos linked above.
post #3642 of 3994
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Originally Posted by King818 View Post

Hey Guys,

Any solution to this would be really great. I'm trying to stream my laptop to my bluray, only not just selected media content. I'm trying to stream the whole damn computer. I already have this set up via Plex and WMP, where I can stream specific files, but now I want to be able to use my whole computer on my projector, essentially how I or you would use the computer in this moment (with access to mouse, and keyboard etc.).

Now I know this must be incredibly easy to do, only I cannot find the results via Google. Any software which can achieve this? Another way to explain this would be as if my computer is plugged in via HDMI, with full access to the computer, only entirely wireless.

Thank you to anyone who can help

The most reliable method is as you suggest: actually use an HDMI cable and connect your computer's video card directly to your receiver. That's what I do. That'll provide both audio and video without the dropouts that you'll get with a wireless connection.

Here are some other possibilities:

1. use wireless HDMI adapters. (do a Web search for wireless hdmi)
2. use Intel's WiDi if you have a current-generation computer with that feature. See http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wtech/iwd/sb/CS-033914.htm
3. use VLC to stream the desktop to your computer's DLNA server. Here are instructions for serviio:
http://www.serviio.org/component/content/article?id=42

Info about some more options is available if you do a Web search for
dlna display computer screen
post #3643 of 3994
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by King818 View Post

Guys, Is it possible to get the NBA Gametime app on this device? (the s590)?

Currently not available
post #3644 of 3994
Question regarding the new You Tube app. Has other owners noticed more & more videos not being available/playable via the app on the S590, yet the same clip is playable on a cellphone (at the same time)?
Also, when this happens, the player seems to lock up and continuously flashes "OFF" when you press the power button. Only holding now the power button on the unit for about 10 seconds will turn it off.

I can understand the copyright holders limiting viewing to certain device classes, but this shouldn't lock up the player.
Am I the only one experiencing this problem? My S590 has a hardwired network connection.

Any input is appreciated.
post #3645 of 3994
I've never had that happen, the only time I've had that happen is when a video is in flash and the specific device doesn't support flash, and there is no other version. Now that more and more videos are being converted to html5 or mp4, etc I see this issue less and less.

The only issue i had with the new youtube app on the 590 is a while back it wouldn't connect to my account. All is working now though, and if you use the mobile app for youtube with the new youtube app open on the BDP you can have the videos play on the TV, if your device is paired.

Hope this helps.
post #3646 of 3994
Thanks MacinMan. I tried the pairing feature last night with my Android phone. The S590/phone paired very quickly and a few test cases of sending the video to the player also worked quickly.
However, the few videos that weren't playable from the player still didn't work with the pairing method (wasn't expecting it to either). The unit locking/freezing up it the "kicker" for me.

It's not a big issue for me. I'm not much of a YouTube user, but I was tinkering around with the player's apps the past couple of days and ran into this issue.
post #3647 of 3994
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Originally Posted by Pioneer_Elte View Post

Thanks MacinMan. I tried the pairing feature last night with my Android phone. The S590/phone paired very quickly and a few test cases of sending the video to the player also worked quickly.
However, the few videos that weren't playable from the player still didn't work with the pairing method (wasn't expecting it to either). The unit locking/freezing up it the "kicker" for me.

It's not a big issue for me. I'm not much of a YouTube user, but I was tinkering around with the player's apps the past couple of days and ran into this issue.

I wanted to follow up with after sending you that message yesterday, the new youtube TV app on the 590 hardly plays anything anymore without crashing, and the unit needing a hard reset. The 3100 on the other hand, works fine. Either the 590 has started to physically fail, or the youtube app needs an update. The old youtube app continues to work fine on the 590 so i suspect the new app they added is just broken.
post #3648 of 3994
I noticed after Netflix made Super HD available to all users, my max bitrate seems to be locked at 4300kbps on my S390. I know a few months ago some of you noticed this "bug", was there any solution found so I can stream at 5800kbps?
post #3649 of 3994
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Originally Posted by DanM64 View Post

I noticed after Netflix made Super HD available to all users, my max bitrate seems to be locked at 4300kbps on my S390. I know a few months ago some of you noticed this "bug", was there any solution found so I can stream at 5800kbps?

I gave them (Netflix) a detailed description of the problem via live chat (wrote it up and pasted into the chat). The CSR I was chatting with said that he relayed it to the developers while I waited and that they were very interested in the problem (I posted the chat in this thread, here). I don't actually use mine, so I didn't know whether it'd been fixed or not. Apparently not.
post #3650 of 3994
Thread Starter 
Still not fixed. The best thing to do is to complain to Netflix as Michael did ... So they don't just dismiss it as a one off. I'm now using my tivo Roamio for netflix streaming 24p and. 5800kbps. The s790 has being relegated to backup.
post #3651 of 3994
I will send in a complaint to Netflix tomorrow. How do I go about doing that?

Do you have the same streaming problem with the S790? I was thinking of getting one anyway, and I could just demote the S390 to the bedroom.
post #3652 of 3994
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Originally Posted by DanM64 View Post

Do you have the same streaming problem with the S790? I was thinking of getting one anyway, and I could just demote the S390 to the bedroom.

Netflix on all of the Sx90s have that problem. This year's Sx100 series does not.
post #3653 of 3994
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DanM64 View Post

I will send in a complaint to Netflix tomorrow. How do I go about doing that?

Do you have the same streaming problem with the S790? I was thinking of getting one anyway, and I could just demote the S390 to the bedroom.

The best way is chat or call them.
post #3654 of 3994
My Roku 3 is my main streaming Device except for YouTube. Netflix even seems to load much faster on that device as well. Can't speak for Tivo, never owned one.
post #3655 of 3994

Who can help my out with this, I bought the BDP S590 for it's Netflix feature. Since I'm located outside the US I joined Tulnr in order to get access to the US content of Netflix. In order to do so you adjust the DNS settings of the player. It worked on the Nintendo Wii, but when I try it on the BR player it has issues connecting to the internet.

 

I used the cable and wifi options, only adjusting the DNS and do a connection test. All works fine but opening Netflix it has issues connecting to the internet. Anyone else had this problem and nows a solution?

 

Thanks in advance.


Edited by EriMar - 10/2/13 at 12:58am
post #3656 of 3994
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by EriMar View Post

Who can help my out with this, I bought the BDP S590 for it's Netflix feature. Since I'm located in the US I joined Tulnr in order to get access to the US content of Netflix. In order to do so you adjust the DNS settings of the player. It worked on the Nintendo Wii, but when I try it on the BR player it has issues connecting to the internet.

I used the cable and wifi options, only adjusting the DNS and do a connection test. All works fine but opening Netflix it has issues connecting to the internet. Anyone else had this problem and nows a solution?

Thanks in advance.

If you're located in the USA, why are you using tunlr to access USA content? Makes no sense.
post #3657 of 3994
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post


If you're located in the USA, why are you using tunlr to access USA content? Makes no sense.

sorry, my bad. I'm outside the US.

post #3658 of 3994
there was a firmware update for the 590 this morning when i turned it on. Don't see, or notice any apparent changes after installing it.

I'm thinking my 590 is physically dying. Seems like it is randomly crashing now with a need to be hard reset. First it was youtube, the new app, and now I was watching netflix and it crashed to a black screen and had to be hard reset. Seems like it's the only unit having issues, the roku, and 3100 seem fine. Has anyone else here with a x90 model find it crashing more lately?

P.S. This was happening to a point before the firmware update, so I'm thinking this isn't a factor.

Thanks
Edited by MacinMan - 10/2/13 at 10:45am
post #3659 of 3994
Mine isn't crashing, but is behaving very strangely lately. On my 390 with the last 2 firmwares (this latest one included), every video streaming app I pick dumps me straight into the SEN app. Is this happening with anyone else?

Also this latest firmware got me to the 2nd from the top SuperHD speed on Netflix, which is a big improvement, but still not to the very top.
post #3660 of 3994
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Also this latest firmware got me to the 2nd from the top SuperHD speed on Netflix, which is a big improvement, but still not to the very top.

The Netflix players on the Sx90s originally provided the 5800 Kbps stream. Some change around mid-March made it stop at the 4300 Kbps encode. This change was apparently in the downloaded HTML5 since there was no firmware update issued around that time. I complained to Netflix about it in early June and posted about that here. They've obviously not fixed it yet.
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