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Old 02-09-19, 08:26 PM
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Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

Was looking at this one...
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Anyone have luck with this one, something similar, but really want it to be Sony, 3D, all regions, WiFi, but thatís not entirely necessary?
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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Was looking at this one...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075VC8HL7...v_ov_lig_dp_it

Anyone have luck with this one, something similar, but really want it to be Sony, 3D, all regions, WiFi, but thatís not entirely necessary?

I have this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M0UC4K2/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M0UC4K2/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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has the audio output? what does it encode? don't see much difference to one i linked, but didn't see audio outputs for yours. what does converting 2D DVD's to 3D mean exactly? i don't see how that is possible and how does it look?
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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has the audio output? what does it encode? don't see much difference to one i linked, but didn't see audio outputs for yours. what does converting 2D DVD's to 3D mean exactly? i don't see how that is possible and how does it look?
The video/audio is through HDMI. It's not connected to the internet and all of my region locked imports have always looked and sounded great. I don't have a 3-D television, so can't comment on that type of playback. I can also watch region locked DVDs on it without any problems.
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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The video/audio is through HDMI. It's not connected to the internet and all of my region locked imports have always looked and sounded great. I don't have a 3-D television, so can't comment on that type of playback. I can also watch region locked DVDs on it without any problems.
How’s the apps? Numerous. The one I linked has a lot. Really want Plex. Is that an app on player?

What are some good region locked blus that you can’t get here, that I would like?
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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Howís the apps? Numerous. The one I linked has a lot. Really want Plex. Is that an app on player?

What are some good region locked blus that you canít get here, that I would like?
I don't know anything about the apps it has. I don't have it connected to the internet, so that would defeat the purpose of it. It's strictly my region-free machine.

That second question is a toss up. There are tons.
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

Blu, how do you like yours?

Oldboy, since you bought the one you linked, let us know what you think of it and how it plays. Iím in the market for one.
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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Blu, how do you like yours?

Oldboy, since you bought the one you linked, let us know what you think of it and how it plays. Iím in the market for one.
I love my player. It was the one I replaced my Momitsu-799 model, when that one tanked. It was a great price when I bought it from Amazon.
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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Blu, how do you like yours?

Oldboy, since you bought the one you linked, let us know what you think of it and how it plays. Iím in the market for one.
Will do. Probably try it out this weekend...
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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I love my player. It was the one I replaced my Momitsu-799 model, when that one tanked. It was a great price when I bought it from Amazon.
Awesome, thanks.
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

So one of the features of this player is that it can convert a 2D image to 3D. How’s that work and does it remotely look like a real blu 3D even post-converted? You still use active or passive 3D glasses?
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

Ok, so I got this new player. Plays it all thus far. Great tiny machine. But, the audio won’t come on when my tv is set to my audio system. Will only play sound when set to tv speakers. I looked for a setting in Blu-ray player but couldn’t find anything that would do it. Other was just fine. There must be something I’m missing. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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Ok, so I got this new player. Plays it all thus far. Great tiny machine. But, the audio won’t come on when my tv is set to my audio system. Will only play sound when set to tv speakers. I looked for a setting in Blu-ray player but couldn’t find anything that would do it. Other was just fine. There must be something I’m missing. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

You connect via an HDMI cable, so you're using an audio receiver, right? If so, you have to assign an input to that player. Once that gets assigned the video and audio (HDMI carries both signals) should come through. If you're only getting a video signal and no sound - I guess you have to make sure your speaker cables are properly connected. I know the player doesn't come with an HDMI cable, so you have one of those, right? What brand/model is your audio receiver?
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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You connect via an HDMI cable, so you're using an audio receiver, right? If so, you have to assign an input to that player. Once that gets assigned the video and audio (HDMI carries both signals) should come through. If you're only getting a video signal and no sound - I guess you have to make sure your speaker cables are properly connected. I know the player doesn't come with an HDMI cable, so you have one of those, right? What brand/model is your audio receiver?
It did come with an hdmi cable, but I just used previous players thatís already connected to tv. And itís the same input as other so it populated in that same input spot automatically. And the sound comes through, but only when tv speakers are checked. Not home so donít remember brand of receiver, but it should have worked same as old, no? Thanks Blu.
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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It did come with an hdmi cable, but I just used previous players thatís already connected to tv. And itís the same input as other so it populated in that same input spot automatically. And the sound comes through, but only when tv speakers are checked. Not home so donít remember brand of receiver, but it should have worked same as old, no? Thanks Blu.
Yeah, in theory. I guess you may want to go into your audio receiver's settings on the off chance you need reassign the HDMI input again. Also, try using the HDMI cable that came with the player. There may also be incompatibility issues (with the old cable) depending on what HDMI cable model # you're using - like 1.2 or 1.3, etc. Also, make sure your player is not connected to the internet at all.
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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Yeah, in theory. I guess you may want to go into your audio receiver's settings on the off chance you need reassign the HDMI input again. Also, try using the HDMI cable that came with the player. There may also be incompatibility issues (with the old cable) depending on what HDMI cable model # you're using - like 1.2 or 1.3, etc. Also, make sure your player is not connected to the internet at all.
wait, why can't it be connected? i use Vudu, Netflix, etc. using it...
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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wait, why can't it be connected? i use Vudu, Netflix, etc. using it...
The player you have was modded in some way to become region free, the base Sony model is not. The risk if you connect to the internet is that the firmware could change possibly negating your region free feature. I see some advertisements that say it's safe, but ya never know. I would at a minimum turn of automatic updates (if that's possible).
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

modded by who? this is an original Sony product from Amazon.

but, i guess it was a clitch in the Matrix last night bc everything seems fine now. audio, visual all look great.

but, is there anyway to get the Plex app on this or it just doesn't have it? there is no search and wasn't in list of apps i could download...
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It was modded by whoever the Amazon seller was- Sony would never intentionally make a region-free player themselves.

The 2D-to-3D conversion 'feature' is the visual equivalent of the fake-stereo modes for mono sound tracks on sound systems.
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Really? I know it was 3rd party fulfilled by Amazon, but there was absolutely no mention that it was modded. Or that is wasn’t completely new direct from Sony...
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A region free booted immediately. I figured if modded I would have to seen something, input code or whatever. Even reviews made no mention it was modded...

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You won't see anything when the firmware is updated without you knowing about it if the updates are set on automatic. Your region locked discs will just cease to stop playing. My player is strictly a region locked playing machine - it will never ever be connected to the internet. My PS4 is my main hub and that's what I play my region A material on. Technically, all region free players are "modded."
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

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Really? I know it was 3rd party fulfilled by Amazon, but there was absolutely no mention that it was modded. Or that is wasnít completely new direct from Sony...
Swipe to the 2nd picture in your Amazon link. It mentions the HD-mod.

Now go look at the same model from Best Buy. Itís $100 cheaper. You payed that for the mod.
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Swipe to the 2nd picture in your Amazon link. It mentions the HD-mod.

Now go look at the same model from Best Buy. Itís $100 cheaper. You payed that for the mod.
wow. i had no idea. i probably wouldn't have gotten it then there, but it looked so factory perfect. had no idea...
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Re: Good Sony Blu-ray player that does WiFi streaming and region free and 3D?

need help. please. i pop in a region A disc and error message says will only play Region B. wtf? do i have to do something to player? i only tried region free till today. thought it would play everything out of the box...
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