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Old 03-27-2015, 01:42 AM   #201
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The 4K name is being used now for 3840 x 2160 by many in the industry.
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:43 PM   #202
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256 pixels is nothing, but if you want to be technical, UHD is really 2.1K or maybe 2.2K since we measure vertical pixels when we refer to full HD (1080). For UHD, the industry decided to arbitrarily start counting horizontal pixels, which if we did that for Full HD, it would have been referred to as 1920p, not 1080p.

And considering that on a screen 60" wide, 3840 is only 64 ppi and a Retina display on an iPhone or newer Mac is usually from 217 to 325 ppi, we're still not getting great resolution on TVs, even at 4K.

In a movie theatre with a 4K projector (4096 horizontal), even with a relatively small 30 foot horizontal screen dimension, we're only seeing 11.38 ppi. The only thing saving that experience is that we're so far from the screen.
Well, if you wanna be anal about it then the movie industry has been using horizontal res as the measurement for as long as it's been fiddling with digital (1K, 2K, 4K etc), while vertical res was adopted for home video, probably because 0.7K or 1.9K didn't sound as sexy as Full HD 1080p etc.

But Sony, who straddle both the movie and hardware manufacturing industries, decided to use the 4K moniker for their 3840x2160 gear against the wishes of the wider tech industry who wanted to push ahead with calling it Ultra HD (also referred to as Quad Full HD by some because it's x4 the res of Full HD, natch), and because they were the first to market the 4K name has stuck. So now we'll never be able to escape the pedantic "but it's not true 4K! What a gyp!" posts that will pop up forever more.
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:41 PM   #203
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Just got my S790 yesterday. It's replaced my Sony S5500. Setup was a breeze and I popped in a few Blu rays to check it out and all I can say is I should have got it a long time ago. Fantastic PQ and Audio and it has enough features to keep me satisfied for a very long time.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:01 PM   #204
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Just got my S790 yesterday. It's replaced my Sony S5500. Setup was a breeze and I popped in a few Blu rays to check it out and all I can say is I should have got it a long time ago. Fantastic PQ and Audio and it has enough features to keep me satisfied for a very long time.
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:45 PM   #205
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Just got my S790 yesterday. It's replaced my Sony S5500. Setup was a breeze and I popped in a few Blu rays to check it out and all I can say is I should have got it a long time ago. Fantastic PQ and Audio and it has enough features to keep me satisfied for a very long time.
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:38 PM   #206
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Ok guy's I have an issue with my S790. I popped in a dvd the other night and nothing, it said empty on the front panel. I put in some other dvd's the same result. It also happened with a few cd's as well. What the hell??? It plays every Blu ray I put in but it wont play any dvd's or cd's??? Does anyone know what the problem is? I dont want to return it it but I will and go back to my Sony S5500 that played everything I threw at it!!! I unplugged it, reset it to factory settings and nothing . I aint to happy right now so maybe someone can help me out here and give me some ideas on what might be happening. If I have to go back to my 5500 then so be it but I hope this issue can be fixed. HELP!!!!!!!


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Old 03-11-2016, 03:54 PM   #207
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Ok guy's I have an issue with my S790. I popped in a dvd the other night and nothing, it said empty on the front panel. I put in some other dvd's the same result. It also happened with a few cd's as well. What the hell??? It plays every Blu ray I put in but it wont play any dvd's or cd's??? Does anyone know what the problem is? I dont want to return it it but I will and go back to my Sony S5500 that played everything I threw at it!!! I unplugged it, reset it to factory settings and nothing . I aint to happy right now so maybe someone can help me out here and give me some ideas on what might be happening. If I have to go back to my 5500 then so be it but I hope this issue can be fixed. HELP!!!!!!!


Sorry to hear you are having issues with your 790. Did you buy the player brand new or was it an used unit? My only suggestion is to run on of those disc cleaners and if it's just a dirty DVD lense. Otherwise, It sounds like the DVD optical lense died. By the way, I've bought an used S790 recently in mint conditions and so far so good but this scares me now . I still have a couple of more Sony BD players in the closet as back up just in case though.
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Old 03-11-2016, 04:08 PM   #208
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there are 2 lasers in your unit a red one for playing dvds and cds and a blu one for playing bluray
the red one is damaged or dirty
anyone feel free to correct me if im wrong
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:04 PM   #209
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Have you done a software update?
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:22 PM   #210
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Have you done a software update?
it is my belief that software updates do not effect dvd or cd playback
he said bluray played fine
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:22 PM   #211
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there are 2 lasers in your unit a red one for playing dvds and cds and a blu one for playing bluray
the red one is damaged or dirty
anyone feel free to correct me if im wrong

This is the most logical solution. Agree with this answer. Time for a repair or replacement.
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:08 PM   #212
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My 790 won't play CD-Rs anymore, altho it's ok with all other discs. My biggest gripe with the 790 is that it will not offer access to Netflix 3D and Sony will not do an update to offer it (As they have for other models, including the PS3).

Just a heads up (for anyone with Sony products), the new YouTube app will no longer show video...just audio. Not a player problem as many Sony products (TVs and BDs) have been affected, including the 790.

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Old 03-13-2016, 06:02 PM   #213
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My 790 won't play CD-Rs anymore, altho it's ok with all other discs. My biggest gripe with the 790 is that it will not offer access to Netflix 3D and Sony will not do an update to offer it (As they have for other models, including the PS3).

Just a heads up (for anyone with Sony products), the new YouTube app will no longer show video...just audio. Not a player problem as many Sony products (TVs and BDs) have been affected, including the 790.
Just noticed this with the Youtube App on my S790 and my Sony 55inch W900A. I hope Sony is aware of this and does something about it.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:10 PM   #214
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Ok since my S790 simply dont play dvd's or cd's a friend of mine gave me a solution. He said as long as everything else work's fine why not just go and purchase a Sony dvd player and use that for cd's and dvd's and keep the 790 for Blu's only. It has me thinking because I have only a few dvd's which are mainly Elvis Presley concerts, The Blade Trilogy and Friday The 13th's 1-4 and those will eventually be replaced by Blu ray. My Elvis dvd's will be the only dvd's in my collection so thats what I may do and I rarely if ever play cd's on any of my Blu ray players that I have owned. I dont want to part with my 790 because when it come's to Blu ray's it play's them flawlessly. So this coming Friday I just might pick up a dvd player and use that for dvd's only. I can pick up a Sony dvd player for $30 so that's what I a going to do.
Sony Bravia KDL-55W900A LED/3D TV.
Sony BDP S5500 3D Blu ray Player.
Sony 5.2-Channel 4K A/V HD Receiver - STRDH540.
Center Channel Speaker: Tivoli Signature Series.
Tower Speakers: Sony SS-MF315's.
Surrounds: Pioneer Satellite Speakers.
Xfinity HD.
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Ok since my S790 simply dont play dvd's or cd's a friend of mine gave me a solution. He said as long as everything else work's fine why not just go and purchase a Sony dvd player and use that for cd's and dvd's and keep the 790 for Blu's only. It has me thinking because I have only a few dvd's which are mainly Elvis Presley concerts, The Blade Trilogy and Friday The 13th's 1-4 and those will eventually be replaced by Blu ray. My Elvis dvd's will be the only dvd's in my collection so thats what I may do and I rarely if ever play cd's on any of my Blu ray players that I have owned. I dont want to part with my 790 because when it come's to Blu ray's it play's them flawlessly. So this coming Friday I just might pick up a dvd player and use that for dvd's only. I can pick up a Sony dvd player for $30 so that's what I a going to do.
I'd return it and get one that works the way it is suppose to.
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