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Originally Posted by unavol View Post

I had a similar problem, but it was the subwoofer instead of the center. I recently got a s5100 & have a Pioneer Elite AVR. It only happend once and it worked correctly after turning the AVR off and back on. I hope it's not going to happen again. Does your problem happen repeatedly? Any ideas on what could be causing it?

I also have the Pioneer VSX, but a bit of different problem than both of you. On mine, the sound cuts out intermittently during loud sequences. It happened last night while watching the Oblivion blu-ray. Any explosion scene or spaceship taking off resulted in cutting sound. Have you experienced this?
post #1802 of 2898
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Originally Posted by BioGenex View Post

Looking for some help!

I have a S4100, I bought it specifically to watch Netflix in bed as they dropped Netflix on my old S373 when they did an update.

The trouble I'm having is being in the UK and using unblock-us to view the american netflix catelogue.

All I need to do is set the DNS manually. But it cannot be done!

You can set the DNS manually if wired, but I'm using a wireless adapter (the Sony one). When I run through the network setup process it asks for the wlan password then skips the manual configure option and runs the network tests before completing. 

For what it's worth, I have no problems doing this on my Sony TV, Surround kit, PS3 or my previous BDP (S373). It is ONLY not an option on the S4100.
I also used to work for Sony.

So I'm at a complete loss. I can't find ANY option anywhere to allow manual configuration of the network details when using the wireless stick.

Any ideas?

Oh... I also spent 2 hours trawling the Internet and going through the previous 60 pages of this thread frown.gif


(One last thing, I frequently switch between the US and UK using the DNS settings so hardwiring and setting isn't an option)

When using a DHCP server, the address of the DNS server(s) is one of the things that the DHCP server provides to its clients. In other words, you might be able to change the DNS address setting in your router. That's just another place where you'd have to change a "hard wired" setting, though, since you'd need to change it and reboot the BD player every time you want to change back and forth between U.S. and U.K. services.
post #1803 of 2898
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Originally Posted by kamgol View Post

I also have the Pioneer VSX, but a bit of different problem than both of you. On mine, the sound cuts out intermittently during loud sequences. It happened last night while watching the Oblivion blu-ray. Any explosion scene or spaceship taking off resulted in cutting sound. Have you experienced this?

You might have a short in speaker wires somewhere or your HDMI connection is loose.

I have Pioneer receivers as well. I have no problem with any of these. Dobly TrueHD works just fine bitstreaming.
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With 4K and HDMI 2.0 beginning to emerge, do you think Sony's 2014 players will still include SACD? Now that I am comfortable converting my European DVD collection to be playable on US model Sony players, I wish I had gotten a Sony a long time ago. They can play a huge array of audio/video formats including WAV and WMV. They can convert DSD to PCM at 176.4 KHz. I remember that the 5100 loads BDs faster than the 790. I own the Sony portable BDP-SX910, and I am impressed with the fact that it literally plays everything except SACD. I am thinking about getting rid of my Yamaha BD-A1010, since it cannot play WAVs and getting a Sony. Again, with 4K and HDMI 2.0 beginning to emerge, do you think Sony will drop SACD in 2014? If so, I'll get a BDP-5100 while I still can. If not, then I'll wait until February and get the 5110 (or whatever the successor is).
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Given that SACD was Sony's own high-resolution format, I'm sure that, like now, they'll include it on their higher-end players but not their less expensive models. Whether it's on only their top-of-the-line replacement for the 790 (7110?) or is included on the replacement for the 5100 (5110?) I dunno.
post #1806 of 2898
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might be able to change the DNS address setting in your router. 

 

Yeah that's what I'm having to do, but I don't like running everything on my network through them. 
In the past I've always done it per device, which also meant I could have the US catelogue on the BD player and the UK on my phone so I could browse for any changes/differences.

 

What I'm having to do is use my phone (as I'm usually in bed) to access the router and change the DNS for the entire network and then use Netflix (US).

 

It's just extremely annoying as it's something that used to, and should, be doable. It will work for wired network setups but not wireless :(

post #1807 of 2898
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Originally Posted by kamgol View Post

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Originally Posted by unavol View Post

I had a similar problem, but it was the subwoofer instead of the center. I recently got a s5100 & have a Pioneer Elite AVR. It only happend once and it worked correctly after turning the AVR off and back on. I hope it's not going to happen again. Does your problem happen repeatedly? Any ideas on what could be causing it?

I also have the Pioneer VSX, but a bit of different problem than both of you. On mine, the sound cuts out intermittently during loud sequences. It happened last night while watching the Oblivion blu-ray. Any explosion scene or spaceship taking off resulted in cutting sound. Have you experienced this?

No I haven't had that problem. Like foxbat said, you may have a short in your wiring (bare wire touching metal somewhere). Could it be that your amp is clipping & going into a protection mode?
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did anyone here go from the PS3 to the S-5100? how do they compare?
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Originally Posted by unavol View Post

No I haven't had that problem. Like foxbat said, you may have a short in your wiring (bare wire touching metal somewhere). Could it be that your amp is clipping & going into a protection mode?

I'll check into that. I thought I had checked all my speaker connections and didn't find any issues. I'm using an optical cable from the bluray player to the receiver. Maybe I'll swap that out for HDMI as well to see if it makes any difference. One test at a time wink.gif
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Originally Posted by RicFlair View Post

did anyone here go from the PS3 to the S-5100? how do they compare?

I think the S5100 is much better. Plus you don't have the audio issues that the PS3 had with 3D BDs and some apps.
post #1811 of 2898
ps3 to this current player have been discussed earlier in the thread fyi. consensus is that its a noticeable difference.
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I did a search on this thread. I would like to know if the web browser can stream from web sites that use flash. I tried it on my s5100 and that particular site says I do not have flash installed.
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Originally Posted by e268 View Post

I did a search on this thread. I would like to know if the web browser can stream from web sites that use flash. I tried it on my s5100 and that particular site says I do not have flash installed.
No. The web browser is useless.
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Thanks. Are there other brands of smart BD players that have a more useful web browser. I am now using a old pc which is dying. If I can find a bd player with usable web browser that can stream flash video, then I do not have to re-build this old pc. Can ps3 or ps4 stream flash video?
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Originally Posted by e268 View Post

Thanks. Are there other brands of smart BD players that have a more useful web browser. I am now using a old pc which is dying. If I can find a bd player with usable web browser that can stream flash video, then I do not have to re-build this old pc. Can ps3 or ps4 stream flash video?
There aren't. Players and consoles just don't have full featured browsers like PCs. Even if the PS3 or 4 could stream flash in its browser (maybe it can. I don't remember), using it is very slow and awkward. The best option besides your PC, I think, is DLNA, which works very well on Sony players and servers like PlayOn or Serviio. Those can often be configured to serve most web content, including some flash video. But nothing is going to give the quality and ease of use a PC does. FWIW, my media PC cost me $50 US on ebay and streams everything very well. So a rebuild/replace doesn't have to be expensive. I use my blu-ray players for the things they do well, like playing discs and streaming Netflix, and use my PC for everything else (DVR, web, flash, file streaming, media library).
post #1816 of 2898
Thanks for the insight. My problem is that I am buying the Sony 60R550A smart TV, so I have the capability for netflex and other sites (I do not have it yet, coming on Saturday). This BDP-S5100 and the HT-CT60 was included with a very attractive price (about 50% discount). So it boils down to the fact that BDP-S5100 will be only good for BD and 3D disc's which I do not do often. It has been a long while (1 yr or 2) since I purchased a dvd. Also, BDP-S5100 is supposed to have a dual processor whereas the tv only has one, so it may stream faster. So, I'll have to find out when the tv arrives to see if I still need to keep the BDP-S5100.
Anyway, thanks for the clarification. I'll rebuild my old dying single core pc, but it will be more like $200-300 instead of $50.
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

There aren't. Players and consoles just don't have full featured browsers like PCs. Even if the PS3 or 4 could stream flash in its browser (maybe it can. I don't remember), using it is very slow and awkward. The best option besides your PC, I think, is DLNA, which works very well on Sony players and servers like PlayOn or Serviio. Those can often be configured to serve most web content, including some flash video. But nothing is going to give the quality and ease of use a PC does. FWIW, my media PC cost me $50 US on ebay and streams everything very well. So a rebuild/replace doesn't have to be expensive. I use my blu-ray players for the things they do well, like playing discs and streaming Netflix, and use my PC for everything else (DVR, web, flash, file streaming, media library).

The samsung players aren't too bad. Think they may even support flash
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by e268 View Post

Thanks for the insight. My problem is that I am buying the Sony 60R550A smart TV, so I have the capability for netflex and other sites (I do not have it yet, coming on Saturday). This BDP-S5100 and the HT-CT60 was included with a very attractive price (about 50% discount). So it boils down to the fact that BDP-S5100 will be only good for BD and 3D disc's which I do not do often. It has been a long while (1 yr or 2) since I purchased a dvd. Also, BDP-S5100 is supposed to have a dual processor whereas the tv only has one, so it may stream faster. So, I'll have to find out when the tv arrives to see if I still need to keep the BDP-S5100.
Anyway, thanks for the clarification. I'll rebuild my old dying single core pc, but it will be more like $200-300 instead of $50.

The 5100 does not have dual processor. Only the s790 has that
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

I have the same settings for #1 and #2, not sure about #3 but I'll check - thanks.
One of the first things I did when I set this thing up was look for an option in the players menu for dynamic compression and I didn't see one.


thanks again guys

The compression setting is called "DRC" The default is Auto I believe, so if you haven't found the setting, you definitely are getting some compression. Hope this solves your problem!
Auto means DRC is turned on for Blu-rays only when the disc tells the player to engage it. The original Iron Man is the only disc known to do that.

Meanwhile, this player uses the HDMI handshake to determine whether to bitstream or to decode itself and output PCM. Set Digital Audio to Auto and Mix to Off. If the receiver has the needed decoder, the player will bitstream the encoded track to the AVR for decoding. If the AVR lacks the needed decoder, the player will decode itself and send PCM. As long as Mix is set to Off, you get the same hires audio either way. Since the player is sending TrueHD, it looks like the settings are right. Does your AVR have a DTS-HD decoder?

Also, a somewhat lower volume output of PCM is not uncommon with players. The PS3 does that, too. Simply turn up the receiver volume a bit more to compensate. btw, DRC does not lower the overall volume. It reduces the differences between the loudest and quietest parts, making it possible to listen easily at lower volumes.
Edited by BIslander - 11/15/13 at 7:19am
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How does the 4100/5100 handle MKV Files ? (DLNA/USB) My 490 with either freeze after a few seconds of playing a full hd MKV file or if I forward, rewind it stops playing. I'm wondering if playback is improved with the 2013 model's ?

Also what's the triluminos colour like ? does it make the colours better or over saturated ? I assume you have the option to enable/disable it ?

My Sony W805 TV has no issue's playing back MKV at all, i'm hoping the 2013 bluray players are the same. TV doesn't passthrough DTS/DTS-HD/TrueHD which is a problem for me.

Sorry if these questions have been asked before.
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Need some more help guys.


When playing a CD with the S5100 it seems I have to have my projector on to get sound from the CD. I know the CD is playing, because as soon as I turn on the projector the audio comes on. Is there a setting in the S5100 that can allow a CD to be played without the display (connected by HDMI) turned on? I have a feeling this could be a setting I'm missing in my reciever?

thanks!
post #1822 of 2898
What are the optimal output settings on the 5100 to the st60?
And how should the st60 be set to show blu ray @ it's peak .

Thank you
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Is the processor/internals of these the same between the 1100, 3100, & 5100 other than the wifi/streaming differences?
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The initial post in this thread covers the differences.
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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

The initial post in this thread covers the differences.

I read the OP, it lists differences but that's not the same as confirming everything else is the same. Neither does your answer, for that matter.
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Clearly, the processor/internals beyond wifi/streaming are not the same. The 5100, for example, can play SACDs while the others cannot. You may want to examine the detailed specifications for the three players since the comparisons from Sony and others are not sufficient for you. Or, perhaps you can ask about differences in specific features that matter to you.
Edited by BIslander - 11/17/13 at 8:17am
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Okay, here's exactly what I want to know - does the S1100 load discs/netflix as fast as the 3100 and 5100?
post #1828 of 2898
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Originally Posted by jvarisco View Post

Okay, here's exactly what I want to know - does the S1100 load discs/netflix as fast as the 3100 and 5100?
AFAIK the processor is the same, only the features enabled are different. Wifi hardware is of course missing in the 1100. I've noticed no difference in load times, but I have done no formal testing. I only have a general impression, having used the different models and discs at different times. I noticed no difference in Netflix times either.
Edited by mdavej - 11/18/13 at 2:20pm
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

AFAIK the processor is the same, only the features enabled are different. Wifi hardware is of course missing in the 1100. I've noticed no difference in load times, but I have done no formal testing. I only have a general impression, having used the different models and discs at different times. I noticed no difference in Netflix times either.

I noticed amazon are now selling factory refurbished s3100 for as little as 55 bucks ! Not too shabby.
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Originally Posted by Zaim View Post

How does the 4100/5100 handle MKV Files ? (DLNA/USB)

They handle 1080p MKV files well including fast forward and chapter skipping via DNLA from Serviio using the Sony BDP-Sx90 (2012) profile as long as the audio is DD or DTS. DTS-MA will cause the player to lock up. Not sure about Dolby TrueHD. Embedded subtitles are not supported. I suspect all of this also applies to USB but I haven't tried it. See the first post in the thread for specifics on supported codecs in MKV files.

I don't know what triluminous color is. Sorry.
Edited by jdaghir - 11/19/13 at 2:37am
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