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Old 10-26-2013, 10:56 PM   #181
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A couple questions for anyone who owns this. I have a Samsung LED smart TV. Will the 4K upscaling do anything for my picture quality? Also, does this blu-ray player have the HBOGO app?
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:51 AM   #182
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4K QUAD HD upscaling will not work at all for 1080P displays including the 1080P Samsung LED smart TV’s. If you own a 4K QUAD HD Samsung LED smart TV then the 4K upscaling feature will work but the upscaling quality might be lower quality compared to the 4K scaling in the Samsung 4K displays. The Sony BDP-S790 will upscale to 1080P for those that do not own a 4K QUAD HD display yet.

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Old 10-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #183
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Yep, I bought a S570 about 2 or 3 years ago and it was the exact same story. In the end I took it back because I could not stand the noise. I have borrowed some insulation padding from work and have placed it above and below the player, it's helped a bit, but its still noisier than older units. I put it down to Sony just cutting costs and sourcing cheaper parts. It's a shame because I think they are often superb players but the build quality now is bordering on budget territory.
Since posting this, I have taken the player back to multiregionmagic in Peterborough and they tested it. It was determined that the disc drive was indeed faulty and a new one was installed there and then. Top service from them really. The new drive is now much much quieter and I am much happier with the player now. Its still not as quiet as previous players (and previous Sony's) but its not like having a propeller engine in the room now.
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:08 AM   #184
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anyone else have issues playing the descent on their s790 ? i tried on my pioneer and ps3 and it works
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:48 AM   #185
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Just got one of these on Saturday to replace a Samjunk BD-F7500 that was defective and Samshit sent it back to me after I'd sent it in for repair and said they couldn't find any problems. I washed my hands of it and got BDP-S790 and I've been very pleased with it. It has a lot more video settings I can tweek and play with. It joins 3 other Sony bluray players in my stable.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:49 AM   #186
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Can the 790 be configured in such a way that it doesn't output audio over HDMI?
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:48 PM   #187
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Can the 790 be configured in such a way that it doesn't output audio over HDMI?
Found the solution myself: The AV Seperation Output Mode setting can split video and audio between the two HDMI outs.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:52 PM   #188
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Just ordered the last one on Amazon. I'm looking forward to seeing if there is an upgrade in video quality running this directly to the projector over the PS3. I want to try the 3d conversion out. I've read that it is no big deal but it will be nice to see it for myself. I also like that Sony supports SACD. I sampled some tracks on HDtracks recently and was pretty impressed at the upgrade in quality.
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Just ordered the last one on Amazon. I'm looking forward to seeing if there is an upgrade in video quality running this directly to the projector over the PS3. I want to try the 3d conversion out. I've read that it is no big deal but it will be nice to see it for myself. I also like that Sony supports SACD. I sampled some tracks on HDtracks recently and was pretty impressed at the upgrade in quality.
awesome i know you will enjoy it
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:22 PM   #190
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I've had this now for about two weeks and have been able to get a few viewings in. Does anyone else feel this is an upgrade over the PS3? Maybe its me but the image seems to have more punch all around. I tried the 3d conversion once and got nothing out of it. Ill try it out again though. I like the ability for adjustments in the image over the PS3. I have no doubt this does a better job on displaying dvds. I was pretty impressed on that end. Agree, disagree?
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I've had this now for about two weeks and have been able to get a few viewings in. Does anyone else feel this is an upgrade over the PS3? Maybe its me but the image seems to have more punch all around. I tried the 3d conversion once and got nothing out of it. Ill try it out again though. I like the ability for adjustments in the image over the PS3. I have no doubt this does a better job on displaying dvds. I was pretty impressed on that end. Agree, disagree?
how does this compare with new 6900
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:38 AM   #192
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how does this compare with new 6900
I haven't owned the 6900. I believe that one has only 1 hdmi out though. I needed to have 2 so I can have both 3d and hd audio.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:15 PM   #193
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I've had this now for about two weeks and have been able to get a few viewings in. Does anyone else feel this is an upgrade over the PS3? Maybe its me but the image seems to have more punch all around. I tried the 3d conversion once and got nothing out of it. Ill try it out again though. I like the ability for adjustments in the image over the PS3. I have no doubt this does a better job on displaying dvds. I was pretty impressed on that end. Agree, disagree?
It has got lovely PQ, but watch out for those lock ups. If it starts doing that when playing DVDs (not Blu-rays, DVDs) then I'd take it straight back.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:30 PM   #194
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does anyone else own the descent? i have to fast foward the blu 1min into the movie for it to play cause it locks up . if someone else could try and play it so i know it isnt the player thanks
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:34 PM   #195
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It has got lovely PQ, but watch out for those lock ups. If it starts doing that when playing DVDs (not Blu-rays, DVDs) then I'd take it straight back.
Lovely PQ, indeed.

I've had my S790 since late 2012 and I've only had one lock up almost a year ago. Got it sorted straight away and it hasn't recurred.

My next machine will be:
http://www.mrmdvd.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=1642

... soon!
Primary Monitor: Panasonic TX-P50GT50B Plasma Display
Secondary Monitor: Samsung UE-32F5000AK LED Display
Processor: Denon AVR-3313
Media: Sony BDP-S790 and multiregion Pioneer DV-610
Speakers: KEF iQ30 and iQ10 (rear)
Subwoofer: Rythmik F12SE
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