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post #511 of 523 Old 05-06-2019, 05:58 AM
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I would turn all of those "on" listings off. You definitely need to turn the BD Auto Mix off if you want to get lossless audio from all discs that have it. As for that first "Auto" listing, make sure it's "bitstream."
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I would turn all of those "on" listings off. You definitely need to turn the BD Auto Mix off if you want to get lossless audio from all discs that have it. As for that first "Auto" listing, make sure it's "bitstream."
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My new Sony BluRay is not recognizing my External LaCie, please help?

I have a Sony KDL-32XBR4 LCD TV. Not sure how much life is left, but it's holding up pretty well.

I've had a WD Media Player hooked up to an External LaCie 300gb Firewire 800/400 so that I could view video files. My WD died.

I just bought the Sony BluRay BDP-S6700, which replaces the WD Media Player and upgrades my LCD to a Smart TV. Except, the Sony BluRay will not recognize my LaCie hard drive.

Outside of buying a new hard drive, is there anything I can do to get the Sony BluRay to recognize my current LaCie?

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You're trying to connect the LaCie drive to the Sony BluRay with USB? Does any other USB device connect to the Sony BluRay player? Can any other device (computer, TV, etc.) connect to the LaCie drive?
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You're trying to connect the LaCie drive to the Sony BluRay with USB?
Yes, we connected the LaCie to the Sony BluRay using the USB2 port.

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Does any other USB device connect to the Sony BluRay player?
We tested a different drive that belonged to my studio manager. Not sure which drive that was. I would have to ask later today. His drive was recognized.

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Can any other device (computer, TV, etc.) connect to the LaCie drive?
The Firewire ports on the LaCie are not being used. We use the LaCie specifically for video files associated with viewing on the TV. We transfer files to the LaCie via a MacBook Pro, and we connect using Firewire when we do that.

UPDATE:

My studio manager tried two different hard drives from his personal collection; one WD, one LaCie, both bus powered and formatted for PC/Mac. The BluRay did not recognize his WD, but it did recognize his LaCie Rikiki 500gb.

Other details: My External LaCie 300gb is adaptor powered, and it is formatted for Mac only. I was once told it's better to run an adaptor powered external hard drive when playing videos.

I'm guessing I may need to purchase a compatible hard drive to replace my LaCie 300gb. How do I find out what drives are compatible with the S6700 BluRay?

UPDATE 2:

We decided to take the time to move all the video files off the LaCie 300gb drive and re-format the drive to MBR and FAT32, whatever those terms mean. The LaCie drive now works with the S6700. Problem solved. Thank you @CalJake for taking an interest.

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Latest Firmware update for the S3700 is M30R0527

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guys, does this player have subtitle shift function?
I live in Brazil and would like to buy this player...
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guys, does this player have subtitle shift function?
I live in Brazil and would like to buy this player...

I mean, is it possible to change the position of the subtitle?
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After recently purchasing the 6700, I thought I'd share a few impressions.

I purchased it mainly for the SACD playback and because I got it on sale for a very good price. I have no real interest in 4k UHD Blu rays at this point, and since my Samsung tv (UN50NU6900) has very good upscaling, the player's 4k upscaling was really inconsequential.

I've always thought Sony as a brand has done a good job at upcsaling 480i/60 DVDs to 1080p/60, so I thought I'd try out the upscaler vs. my tv and report back here for those looking at this player.

I found the 6700's 480i/24 to 4k/24 upscaling to be terrible (it will only upscale 24 hz videos to 4k). Horrendous artifacts of interlacing and pixelation ruined the picture. The tv's upscaling was clearly superior. However, if I set the 6700 to upscale 480i/60 to 1080p/60, and then let the tv upscale to 4k/60, the picture was slightly better than when I had the tv do the 480 to 4k upscaling.

Next, I found the 6700's 1080p/24 to 4k/24 upscaling to be basically indistinguishable from the tv's. I suppose if I was to nitpick certain complex scenes with some finer detail, the tv is a little better, but overall it's very difficult to tell them apart.
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After recently purchasing the 6700, I thought I'd share a few impressions.

I purchased it mainly for the SACD playback and because I got it on sale for a very good price. I have no real interest in 4k UHD Blu rays at this point, and since my Samsung tv (UN50NU6900) has very good upscaling, the player's 4k upscaling was really inconsequential.

I've always thought Sony as a brand has done a good job at upcsaling 480i/60 DVDs to 1080p/60, so I thought I'd try out the upscaler vs. my tv and report back here for those looking at this player.

I found the 6700's 480i/24 to 4k/24 upscaling to be terrible (it will only upscale 24 hz videos to 4k). Horrendous artifacts of interlacing and pixelation ruined the picture. The tv's upscaling was clearly superior. However, if I set the 6700 to upscale 480i/60 to 1080p/60, and then let the tv upscale to 4k/60, the picture was slightly better than when I had the tv do the 480 to 4k upscaling.

Next, I found the 6700's 1080p/24 to 4k/24 upscaling to be basically indistinguishable from the tv's. I suppose if I was to nitpick certain complex scenes with some finer detail, the tv is a little better, but overall it's very difficult to tell them apart.
Poor upscaling you say you are seeing may say more about your budget 4K Samsung display than the Sony to be fair.

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Poor upscaling you say you are seeing may say more about your budget 4K Samsung display than the Sony to be fair.
What you're saying doesn't make sense. The tv upscales just fine. The 6700 upscales just fine except for the direct 480 to 4k.

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If I feed the tv a 480 signal, the tv upscales to 4k beautifully.
If I feed the tv a 1080 signal, the tv upscales to 4k beautifully.
The 6700 upscales a 1080 signal to 4k virtually identical to the tv.
The 6700 upscales a 480 signal to 4k very poorly. It's atrocious compared to the tv.

What I wrote in my first message gives absolutely no information you can use in any context to say the tv is poor at anything.
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What you're saying doesn't make sense. The tv upscales just fine. The 6700 upscales just fine except for the direct 480 to 4k.

Edited for clarification (a summary of my first post):
If I feed the tv a 480 signal, the tv upscales to 4k beautifully.
If I feed the tv a 1080 signal, the tv upscales to 4k beautifully.
The 6700 upscales a 1080 signal to 4k virtually identical to the tv.
The 6700 upscales a 480 signal to 4k very poorly. It's atrocious compared to the tv.

What I wrote in my first message gives absolutely no information you can use in any context to say the tv is poor at anything.
480 on any 4K isn't going to look very good I imagine once your eyes are used to good quality 1080p blurays and 4K discs....no plans to buy a 4K player? Your tv will really shine with one. But I understand it is quite a challenge to make a DVD look anyway decent on a 4K display. Sold all my DVD's once Bluray came out except for those titles which may never see the light of day on the newer formats.

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No plans for a 4k Blu ray player for now. I have a large 480i DVD collection, I stream movies at 4k, and when I rent discs from Redbox, they don't have 4k Blu rays in my market. I rarely buy new discs anymore.
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