Sony BDP-BX57

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UPnP client attributes

The Sony BX57 Blu Ray player. The following is based on a short usage of the device in December 2010 before I returned it for a Samsung_BD-C5500.

The video quality of the BX57 is very good, but as a Myth front end, the device is unacceptable. The BX57 DLNA is not compatible with MythTv. Installing Mini DLNA resolved that, but playback was "choppy/jerky" tot he point of being unwatchable even with a wired connection on standard definition recordings. High definition was even worse. This was all using firmware as of 12/25/2010.

Hardware Support

Characteristic Example Values
Standard Def Yes
High Def Yes
Digital Audio Yess
Composite Out Yes
S-Video Yes
Component Yes
SCART <Yes, No>
Wireless Ethernet Speed <N/A, a, b, g, n>
Wired Ethernet Speed <N/A, 10, 100, 1000>

Video Playback Features

Characteristic Example Values
Video Playback Quality Choppy video playback.
FF/RW Support <Yes, No>
FF/RW at Differing Speeds <Yes, No, 2x, 4x, 8x>
30 Second Skip <Yes, No>
Bookmarking <Yes, No>


Characteristic Example Values
Support MythTV MPEG2 Recordings SD, HD
Support MythTV NUV Recordings <SD, HD, None>
Support MythTV DivX/Xvid Videos <Yes, No>
Support H.264 Video <SD, HD, None>
Support MythTV Music (since 0.21+) <Yes, No>
Support MythTV Photo Galleries (since 0.21+) <Yes, No>

MythTV Interaction

Characteristic Example Values
Customizable Menus (and in what way) <No, Yes the colours can be changed!>
Menu Responsiveness <Sluggish, Instantaneous, With 100+ recordings the menu took 3 days to show, etc.>
Menu Hierarchy <Comments on ability to present data in different orders, recording groups etc>

Non-MythTV Features

Characteristic Example Values
Support DVD/VOB streaming <Yes, No>
iPhoto/Photoshop Album Support <No, Yes both, Only iPhoto, etc.>
iTunes/Windows Media Support <No, Yes both, Only iTunes, etc.>

Screenshots/Screencasts of Client Working with MythTV

Main Menu <Pic of main menu>
OSD <Pic of OSD>
Others <Pics of Others>

Software / Hardware

OS <Linux, uCLinux, VXWorks>
Software <Syabas>
Processor <ARM, PowerPC, x86>
Chip Set <Sigma Designs>
Inside <pic(s) of board>