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Old 12-02-2022, 06:28 PM   #2301
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I honestly think it's a great player except for the UHD 100 problem. I've seen complaints about having to switch the Dolby Vision on and off but to me that's just a sign of laziness.
mikesncc1701 how do I turn the DV off when I get the player?

Will I have to switch the DV off everytime I put a disc in?

What is the UHD 100 problem?

Thank you for any info you can provide for me!
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Old 12-02-2022, 06:33 PM   #2302
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mikesncc1701 how do I turn the DV off when I get the player?

Will I have to switch the DV off everytime I put a disc in?

What is the UHD 100 problem?

Thank you for any info you can provide for me!
UHD 100 problem = occasional freezing up of triple layer discs.

Dolby Vision option is in the screen settings. Turn it on for discs with Dolby Vision, keep it off for everything else.
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Old 12-02-2022, 06:35 PM   #2303
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UHD 100 problem = occasional freezing up of triple layer discs.

Dolby Vision option is in the screen settings. Turn it on for discs with Dolby Vision, keep it off for everything else.
Thank you but Iím pretty naive when it comes to definitions forgive my ignorance, so what kinda discs/movies have this triple layer discs, any popular titles have this?
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Old 12-02-2022, 06:40 PM   #2304
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Thank you but I’m pretty naive when it comes to definitions forgive my ignorance, so what kinda discs/movies have this triple layer discs, any popular titles have this?
Oh yeah. If you're curious about a title, you can find it in the listing for said movie in the database here. For instance if you look up the TENET 4K listing, it states 1-BD 100 which indicates a triple layer disc. Dual layers are 66.
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Old 12-02-2022, 06:45 PM   #2305
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Oh yeah. If you're curious about a title, you can find it in the listing for said movie in the database here. For instance if you look up the TENET 4K listing, it states 1-BD 100 which indicates a triple layer disc. Dual layers are 66.
Thanks again and have a wonderful day!
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Old 12-02-2022, 08:32 PM   #2306
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What is the UHD 100 problem?

Thank you for any info you can provide for me!
The triple-layer issue, if it happens (it's only been an issue for me on one disc, that being Man of Steel) can be avoided by disabling internet access (you only really need it for firmware updates so keep it off unless you're doing that). The MAIN thing is, as usual - when playing a disc, push the Options button on the remote and find Picture Quality Mode settings and set this to Direct, only has to be done once and it's locked in.
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The MAIN thing is, as usual - when playing a disc, push the Options button on the remote and find Picture Quality Mode settings and set this to Direct, only has to be done once and it's locked in.
On the Sony x700 (of which I have had no freezing with Blu-ray discs, and I don't own many 4K discs so I can't comment on those) --

I have not seen a Picture Quality Mode setting that says "Direct"

Do you mean set the Picture Quality Mode setting to "4K" rather than "Auto"
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Old 12-02-2022, 09:23 PM   #2308
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The triple-layer issue, if it happens (it's only been an issue for me on one disc, that being Man of Steel) can be avoided by disabling internet access (you only really need it for firmware updates so keep it off unless you're doing that). The MAIN thing is, as usual - when playing a disc, push the Options button on the remote and find Picture Quality Mode settings and set this to Direct, only has to be done once and it's locked in.
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On the Sony x700 (of which I have had no freezing with Blu-ray discs, and I don't own many 4K discs so I can't comment on those) --

I have not seen a Picture Quality Mode setting that says "Direct"

Do you mean set the Picture Quality Mode setting to "4K" rather than "Auto"
Thank you kind ones, Iíll let you know what I find out when I get my unit!
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Old 12-03-2022, 01:40 AM   #2309
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On the Sony x700 (of which I have had no freezing with Blu-ray discs, and I don't own many 4K discs so I can't comment on those) --

I have not seen a Picture Quality Mode setting that says "Direct"

Do you mean set the Picture Quality Mode setting to "4K" rather than "Auto"
This setting isn't in the Settings menu, you have to press the Options button on the remote during playback and use the popup menu that appears.
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:49 PM   #2310
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The triple-layer issue, if it happens can be avoided by disabling internet access
What does the internet have to do with the player having problems switching layers? I've had my internet disabled for a bit now and still had trouble with Ambulance and Jurassic World: Dominion but none at all with Last Night In Soho. It's very much a case by case basis.
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It's like the player can't make up its mind. I just watched Citizen Kane in 4K for the first time without it locking up. A film will work one time and then the next lock up. I make sure I clean them with the soft cloth that I use to clean my eye glasses. I guess the X700 is bipolar.
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My player now refuses to load Universal discs
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My player now refuses to load Universal discs
Jaws and the Back To The Future trilogy were my first problem discs. They load fine, well at least the last time I tried, but choke within the first ten minutes. I just went back to the BDs for them and play perfectly on my PS4. Tried several copies, even the neighbor's disc lock up.
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Jaws and the Back To The Future trilogy were my first problem discs. They load fine but choke within the first ten minutes. Tried several copies, even the neighbor's disc lock up.
It first happened to me with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and I thought it was just a one off but Iíve noticed it just refuses to load more Universal discs, tonightís example being The Mummy. Works just fine on my PS5 though.
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What does the internet have to do with the player having problems switching layers? I've had my internet disabled for a bit now and still had trouble with Ambulance and Jurassic World: Dominion but none at all with Last Night In Soho. It's very much a case by case basis.
I dunno, some people have said it helps. Personally I have it on all the time, but in general I've had almost none of the issues other people seem to have with this player, possibly because mine is a bit newer than some and they've improved the quality control since the first production run.
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Old 12-04-2022, 09:15 AM   #2316
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How effective is the HDR Conversion feature on this? The default is 3, but I usually set it to two. Just wondering what the general consensus is.

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How effective is the HDR Conversion feature on this? The default is 3, but I usually set it to two. Just wondering what the general consensus is.

Thank you.
I think it does the job well enough. Certainly, the disc won't look as good as on displays that do have HDR capability, but in my case it's far from unwatchable. Generally, I prefer to set the HDR conversion for SDR displays to 4 or 5 on my player.
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I turned every possible function on the player to off, including HDR and Dolby Vision, just to see what would happen. For the first time ever the first Back To The Future UHD played all the way through. Weird.
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Does anyone know what the Auto 1 and 2 features do in the Screen Settings - 4K Upscale Setting? Which is recommended? I have a 4K Sony 900H TV with HDR and Dolby Vision support if that matters.
Auto1 outputs SD and 1080p video at 1080p, Auto2 upscales to 4K before output.
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Does anyone know what the Auto 1 and 2 features do in the Screen Settings - 4K Upscale Setting?.
Since you have a Sony TV, Auto1 the TV does the upscaling for HD, Auto2 the x700 does it. If you had a non-Sony TV, Auto1 and Auto2 are basically the same.

From the x700 manual (https://www.sony.com/electronics/sup.../46984061M.pdf):
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[Auto1]: Outputs 2K (1920 ◊ 1080) video signals during video playback and 4K video signals during photo/Network Services/ Miracast playback when connecting to a Sony 4K-compatible equipment. Outputs 4K video signals when connecting to a non-Sony 4K-compatible equipment. This setting does not work for 3D video image
playback.
[Auto2]: Automatically outputs 4K video signals when you connect a 4K-compatible equipment.
[Off]: Turns off

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