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Old 01-06-2023, 03:44 AM   #2361
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What is the best flash drive for playing MKVs on a BDP-X700, in both playback and the speed it takes to transfer them to the drive? It can take a really long time to add them to the drive I currently own.

I have this one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DK171N5
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Old 01-06-2023, 05:08 AM   #2362
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What is the best flash drive for playing MKVs on a BDP-X700, in both playback and the speed it takes to transfer them to the drive? It can take a really long time to add them to the drive I currently own.

I have this one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DK171N5
That's a USB 3.0 drive. USB 3.1 has double the data transfer speed capability.
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Old 01-06-2023, 05:13 AM   #2363
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That's a USB 3.0 drive. USB 3.1 has double the data transfer speed capability.
I decided to get this instead. It's USB 3.2.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B57TKDGQ/
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Old 01-12-2023, 03:44 AM   #2364
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My Sony X700 had the M43.R.0077.

I downloaded the M43.R.0284 update from the Sony website and used a USB stick to update my player using these instructions.

I've never done an update using a USB stick, but the process was painless. My player is up and running just fine.

Thanks for the help!

I would prefer to have a player connection to my WiFi, but at least I know how to keep the player updated now.
I just downloaded the M43.R.0292 firmware update to my Sony using the same USB stick method as above.


I had noticed a split-second freeze at one point on my Top Gun: Maverick 4K UHD disc (when Maverick wakes up in the snow late in the film). It was inconsequential and did not affect my enjoyment, but I decided to check the firmware. After the update, the split-second freeze was gone.
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Old 01-12-2023, 04:04 AM   #2365
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A couple months ago I snagged one of these for $7 at the thrift store. Needed a remote and power cord. Out of pocket total around $20. Nicely replaced me ol Samsung player. So far no playback problems! Looks and sounds amazing.
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Old 01-15-2023, 04:17 PM   #2366
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Something weird just happened. I put on a movie and everything worked fine, then I paused it and when I returned to play it, there was no sound (it was the atmos track), I put a different track and it worked fine. I tried a different movie and everything worked the same as the previous movie (no sound in atmos, but there was sound in other tracks).
Any thoughts on what the issue might be?
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Old 01-19-2023, 08:50 AM   #2367
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When I turned on the player today the start menu was really pixelated. According to my TV remote it was still in 4K though. Once it started playing a disc there weren't any problems.
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Old 01-23-2023, 03:40 AM   #2368
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Well, the RF X700 I thought was a good deal might not have been. It's frozen on both A Christmas Story and Shrek 2, even after cleaning both discs and exchanging A Christmas Story. I tried some suggested fixes like updating the firmware, turning off quick start, factory resetting, and disconnecting from the internet. Still nothing. Out of frustration I hooked up my non-RF X700 that it replaced and it plays both movies perfectly, just like it has every other disc.

Unless anybody has any other bright ideas (I've heard the Facebook settings mentioned, but haven't found them) I suppose I can still use it as a RF player for blus, but it's silly to have 2 players hooked up to the same TV.
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Old 01-30-2023, 03:11 AM   #2369
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Does anyone get a small (half a second or so) "stutter" with 4K discs with this player? It happened to me on Top Gun Maverick (when they crash in the snow). It happened last night towards the end of Luca. It happened on Ralph Breaks the Internet.

It's not a gigantic issue, but it's annoying and shouldn't be happening.

And yes, I have replaced the HDMI cord and what not. I've also wiped the discs.

Thoughts? Advice?

Thank you.
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Old 01-30-2023, 03:55 AM   #2370
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I own this player and have had no issues with playback of either 4K or standard Blu-rays. If your issue is just with 4K discs, could it be that there is a slight compatibility issue with the HDMI cable? I know you replaced it, but is it a 4K rated one?
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Old 01-30-2023, 04:01 AM   #2371
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I own this player and have had no issues with playback of either 4K or standard Blu-rays. If your issue is just with 4K discs, could it be that there is a slight compatibility issue with the HDMI cable? I know you replaced it, but is it a 4K rated one?
I only use it to play 4K discs. Yes, it's a 4K high speed cable.
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Old 01-30-2023, 04:25 AM   #2372
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Does anyone get a small (half a second or so) "stutter" with 4K discs with this player? It happened to me on Top Gun Maverick (when they crash in the snow). It happened last night towards the end of Luca. It happened on Ralph Breaks the Internet.

It's not a gigantic issue, but it's annoying and shouldn't be happening.

And yes, I have replaced the HDMI cord and what not. I've also wiped the discs.

Thoughts? Advice?

Thank you.
I had it happen with The Spy Who Dumped Me recently. It was a new disc and only the second issue I've had with a Lionsgate title. Usually when I have playback problems I end up having to take the disc out though.
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Old 01-30-2023, 07:16 AM   #2373
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I only use it to play 4K discs. Yes, it's a 4K high speed cable.
Also check the input settings on your TV, some 4K TVs need the HDMI port set to a specific mode to allow proper 4K processing and it's often defaulted to Off for some idiotic reason.
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Old 01-30-2023, 03:10 PM   #2374
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I had it happen with The Spy Who Dumped Me recently. It was a new disc and only the second issue I've had with a Lionsgate title. Usually when I have playback problems I end up having to take the disc out though.
The player is just trying to save you from wasting time watching that movie
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Old 01-30-2023, 08:34 PM   #2375
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Does anyone get a small (half a second or so) "stutter" with 4K discs with this player? It happened to me on Top Gun Maverick (when they crash in the snow). It happened last night towards the end of Luca. It happened on Ralph Breaks the Internet.

It's not a gigantic issue, but it's annoying and shouldn't be happening.

And yes, I have replaced the HDMI cord and what not. I've also wiped the discs.

Thoughts? Advice?

Thank you.
Yes - it's the layer change; me and many others have reported the exact same behavior. I only notice it on 4K discs, not on Blu-rays. I have the latest firmware and it still does it.
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Old 01-31-2023, 04:00 AM   #2376
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I'm connecting my USB drive to my BDP-X700, and for some reason, I can't play videos with Dolby TrueHD sound, but I can play videos with DTS-HD sound. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
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Old 02-01-2023, 06:56 PM   #2377
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Yes - it's the layer change; me and many others have reported the exact same behavior. I only notice it on 4K discs, not on Blu-rays. I have the latest firmware and it still does it.
So, I am naive I guess - do all 4K players have this issue?
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Old 02-01-2023, 07:20 PM   #2378
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So, I am naive I guess - do all 4K players have this issue?
Sony & LG ones, and I'm not sure it affects all of them, but definitely some or all of the X500, X700, X800, X800M2, UBK90 models have many reports of triple-layer disc freezes. I can personally vouch for it being a major issue on the Sony X500.
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Old 02-02-2023, 01:06 AM   #2379
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Sony & LG ones, and I'm not sure it affects all of them, but definitely some or all of the X500, X700, X800, X800M2, UBK90 models have many reports of triple-layer disc freezes. I can personally vouch for it being a major issue on the Sony X500.
If one has to pay nearly $1,000 for the best 4K Panasonic to be free of constant playback issues, I think one can count 4K physical media as a dead end. The general public mainly buys DVDs (but I only buy Blu-rays), and the general public seldom pays more than $75 for a player of any kind.

I hope the things I read here (about playback on Sony & LG & lower end Panasonic players) are not the norm for most people. If it is the norm, then I will not be buying so-called 4K or UHD discs.

I have 2 Sony X700's and 1 LG90 and they play all my Blu-rays without issues.
I've only played 4 or 5 4K/UHD discs on them (as I do not yet have a 4K TV) and I have not had an issue so far (but 4 or 5 does not amount to much).

I don't want physical media to go away, but this 4K player forum is not encouraging as far as UHD physical disc playback goes.
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Old 02-02-2023, 01:29 AM   #2380
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It's a pretty minor annoyance; and I don't think I've seen it on every 4K disc; other than the brief "freeze" at the layer change it's a very solid player that I would recommend.
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