I've a BDP-S370 which seems to be randomly stalling on playback of web content, particularly iPlayer. Interestingly cBeebies programmes seem to be unaffected and BBC 2 seems to have the most issues but this may just be a red herring. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm with ISP Zen.
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I also have problems with BBC iPlayer on my BDP-S370, it doesn't seem to buffer far enough in front and has to keep stopping to load, this isn't the case when I watch on my PC. My ISP is BT.
same problem with stalling on i player but no problems so far streaming films via lovefilm or qriocity my kit is the bdv-e370
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Same here, PC and iPhone work perfectly and for about 50% of the programmes the Sony S370 works fine with iPlayer. The other 50% suffer buffering issues where the unit struggles to keep up with the playing programme.
Sony's after sales support line were worse than useless blaming it on a bandwidth issue with my broadband connection.
Let me know if you find a work around as it's immensely irritating and making me think Apple TV may be the way forward.
Although I do not have a BDP-S370, I have an SMP 100, and I get exactly the same issue with BBC iPlayer streaming and buffering.
I also have a good ISP, ie BE with a download of 13mb.
Although I don't have a fix, the more people that report the issues, the more chance Sony will take notice, and fix it in the next firmware upadte, I hope!
Thanks for flagging
Can you summarise
So we can try and identify where the fault lies.
ISP = Zen
Connection speed = 7.6 megabit
iPlayer and the one occasion I had a look at blip.tv had the same problem
Firmware is the latest firmware from the auto update feature
Also iPlayer issue occurs in both HD and non-HD format, it seems to be more programme related than anything else. By that I mean 1 programme will work fine the other 1 won't.
Here's what the bandwidth graph on my router looks like when the problem happens:
Notice it's playing fine, with occasional spikes of 7-10Mb, but at some point the bandwidth drops right down and starts getting erratic, averaging around 1Mb/s. This was an HD program, but it also happens with SD (although it takes longer before it happens with SD). I don't see this when using iplayer on my laptop.
I'm having the same problem.
ISP = BT Infinity
Speed = > 13mbs
All channels affected including CBeebies which was dire on Friday night.
No other service knowingly affected.
I had also used a PC and had iPlayer HD work consistently. I'm not happy about this as it was the primary reason that I bought this piece of kit.
Having a similar problem on my Sony BDV-E670W.
ISP = Sky
Speed upto 20Mb download (Connected direct to the router via ethernet cable)
A number of channels seem to be affected by this issue including Sky News
P/S No issue via Laptop
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Same problem for me on a BDV-E370. iplayer gets most of the way through a programme fine (no stopping to buffer at any point) but then stalls and i end up having to stop the programme, re-start it and fast-forward to where it stopped (which can take several attempts to work).
Note - no such issues for iplayer on PC also using similar wifi connection.
And another one...
A further note: this seems to have started happening during the Christmas/New Year holiday week. Prior to that I could watch BBC HD streaming without breaks or buffering. Now, while a little better recently, HD is still pretty bad and even 'High Quality' SD is prone to buffering issues - almost like a freezing of the stream coming in. It is always fixed by stopping the stream, going back to the programme in iPlayer and starting again, fast forwarding to (roughly) the same place where it stopped.
I'm not entirely sure it's not a BBC problem but since others are reporting that their PC's etc are working, maybe it is just the Sony bluray player.
Otherwise, bloody good service this. All we need is it to work all the time and to add iTV & Ch4