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Illico

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Post Fri May 13, 2011 3:09 pm

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

zip wrote:The features have been sent to Sony, awaiting feedback and will report here.


Congratulation Petr : http://www.serviio.org/news/40-sony-uk- ... ds-serviio

Do you have feedback about future DLNA features for our Sony Device?
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zip

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Post Fri May 13, 2011 6:05 pm

RE: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

Not yet but will be chasing that
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Post Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:11 pm

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

Zip,

Looks like I well and truly missed the boat on this one, Doh! Did you ever get any feed back?

It think it would be great is Sony Tv's upscaled DNLA streams or perhaps there is a way for Serviio to do this?
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Post Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:53 am

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

My suggestion:

Adding letterbox option when original video's DAR exceeds 16:9 to keep the original aspect ratio. There are still LCD TV's that can only do 16:9 or 4:3 and nothing else (like 1.85:1, 2.35:1, 2.40:1, etc.) so everything that gets into them is displayed only as 16:9 or 4:3.
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Illico

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Post Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:35 am

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

Another suggestion:

Audio "pass through", for DTS or TrueHD audio codec. In fact Sony Bravia didn't support DTS or TrueHD audio codec, but they could pass through for an Audio Video Receiver (AVR) to decode them.
The only codec that Sony Bravia TV pass through the external numeric audio interface were LPCM and Dolby Digital.
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Post Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:05 pm

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

I have the Sony BDP-S580 Bluray player and it already player mkv and avi files via DLNA, and I agree with the earlier mentioning of playing back media with the appropriate framerate (instead of playing everything with 60Hz).

As long as we can wish, how about iso support? I mean, the drive can already read the data from the drive which is basically an iso file. And the bluray drive already runs Linux (on armv6l according to the onboard Opera 9.80 browser) so a loop-mount is already possible with the kernel, making iso support probably easier to make that most other suggested features here. That is, if it is possible via DLNA.

I did have a problem playing back a blueray earlier, though. It had only DTS-HD sound and my amplifier at best supports DTS or DD (non-HD). Instead of downsampling to 2 channels (Dolby prologic), perhaps downsample to DD 5.1 or DTS 5.1?
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:56 am

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

I would vote for being able to read files larger than 4 gig...
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:53 am

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

Steph1391 wrote:I would vote for being able to read files larger than 4 gig...


I think you need to state your device, because the S580 Bluray player can use NTFS filesystem and I know it handles files over 4GB via DLNA fine.
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:51 am

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

Steph1391 wrote:I would vote for being able to read files larger than 4 gig...

This limitation is for USB interface (S370 model series), for DLNA the device is independant of the server file system and size, this is the advantage of DLNA system
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Post Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:48 am

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

They really have to fix the lack of thumbnails for video.
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Post Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:40 pm

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

When navigating a list (Artist, Folders etc) , it would be nice to be presented with a alpha list to allow selection of a particular block , say press ABC , once to get A, press ABC twice to B , etc as on mobile phones.

It takes ages of bips to get to Y (for Yazoo ) :(

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Post Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:02 am

Facility to enter IP address on 2010 BD players

Add facility to enter an IP address on 2010 BD players, & to name & save.
As this needs doing only once, the Sony excuse that this is too awkward using a remote control is rubbish.
Entering an IP address would allow users to stream from a pc running desktop applications which will only ever be available on their pc's. While this would also allow users to access free web-services like a few radio stations, the very limited formats on these players would restrict this use. People that want free services can simply buy a cheap non-Sony box for this. So why not gain loyal Sony customers by "giving" them the improved experience they can get from Sony competitors.
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Post Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:36 am

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

Just in case they ever ask again, and even if (though) the SMP-N100 appears to be discontinued (shame, it really is a nice little box)...

While the SMP-N100 offers an impressive list of on-line media sources, it's a PAIN IN THE ASS (or ARSE, depending on your locale) to NOT be able to "hide" the services I don't want to use!

NOTE: One CAN hide/show the DLNA Servers it detects, why not use the same Hide/Show logic for the on-line services.

I admit, I MAY be the only one like this, but - other than getting fed from SERViiO, I ONLY use Netflix (so ALL those other video sources makes my menu UGLY and overly complex [for my wife])!

What the hell.. I can ask, can't I?
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Post Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:10 am

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

WardMD wrote:SMP-N100 appears to be discontinued (shame, it really is a nice little box).........be able to "hide" the services I don't want to use!
I totally agree with you. I bought my box on Black Friday. There were a lot of them out there if they were discontinued. I also don't like the fact that you can't change the auto shut down. I'm not sure how long it takes, but I think it is about a half hour or less of inactivity (like pause or just waiting to hit play) and the box shuts down and you have to start all over again to find what you were playing when you go to start up. I don't know if they have addressed either of these issues on the smp-n200 model, but seems like all this would take is a firmware update. How about a "resume to last state" feature on power up?
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Post Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:00 am

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I just found out that the auto shutdown can be disabled. But my box doesn't have that feature. :shock: I feel ripped off.viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4487
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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:16 pm

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

The Sony S1 Tablet via the factory installed DLNA player/controller!!

Right now I have to use 2 diff. media servers to play videos between the tablet (only supported by Wild Media Server at this point) and the TV.

Thanks!
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Post Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:12 pm

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

Ditto on hiding services that I don't use.

As far as I can tell, the N200 does auto-resume back where it left off. Not sure if that includes movies in-play or not. With Serviio, playing around last night, I found that once I hit stop in a movie (.mkv), went back through the menu, then came back to the same movie, it picked up where it was stopped.
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Post Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:07 pm

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

Illico wrote:Sony BDP:

- Why S370's DLNA player send all the videos a frequency of 60Hz to TV, although source video was shot in a frequency of 50Hz or 25Hz ?


This point interested me particularly.
Do you think Sony gives even the slightest chance to fix it?
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Post Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:09 pm

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eclp wrote:Do you think Sony gives even the slightest chance to fix it?

Don't know.
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Post Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:03 pm

Re: Suggest future DLNA features for Sony devices

Just a thought.
Could the Service Manual (BDP-S780) to perhaps give information?
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