Sony BDP BX37

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UPnP client attributes

The Sony BDP-BX37 is a Blu-Ray Disc Player with network player capabilities. It does not directly connect to MythTV 0.24, however it does 'see' the player on the network. The player will connect to the backend's host computer through alternative means of sharing the content such as miniDLNA and will play videos over the network, but it is limited to SD only and only seems to like mpeg files with either transport stream or Program stream encoding. It does seem to ignore the container file and try to determine if it can play the video and audio within. See below for other details.

Hardware Support

Characteristic Value
Standard Def Yes
High Def No
Digital Audio Yes
Composite Out Yes
S-Video Yes
Component Yes
Wireless Ethernet Speed N/A
Wired Ethernet Speed 100

Video Playback Features

Note, the features below describe playback of network media, but not using mythTV's backend.

Characteristic Value
Video Playback Quality Playback is smooth, no stuttering, audio is in sync
FF/RW Support Yes
FF/RW at Differing Speeds Yes, 2x, 4x, 8x
30 Second Skip No
Bookmarking No


Characteristic Value
Support MythTV MPEG2 Recordings SD Only
Support MythTV NUV Recordings No
Support MythTV DivX/Xvid Videos No
Support H.264 Video Untested
Support MythTV Music (since 0.21+) Yes / No (See disclaimer above)
Support MythTV Photo Galleries (since 0.21+) Yes / No (See disclaimer above)

MythTV Interaction

Unit does not connect to MythTV's backend server!

Characteristic Value
Connects to the MythTV Backend No! This unit does not connect to the backend! Media must be served in another manner!

Non-MythTV Features

Characteristic Value
Support DVD/VOB streaming <Unsure>
iPhoto/Photoshop Album Support <Unsure>
iTunes/Windows Media Support <Unsure>

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 <Unknown>
Processor <Unknown>
Chip Set <Unknown>
Inside <pic(s) of board>