Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc Compatibility: The Sony BDP-S1700 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc
||BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
||DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW
Blu-ray provides these key
features and advantages.
- 1080p Video Resolution: Blu-ray disc delivers full 1080p video
resolution to provide pristine picture quality.
- 25GB/50GB Capacity: Blu-ray disc offers up to 5x the capacity of
standard DVDs; 25GB for single layer disc and 50GB for dual layer disc.
- 7.1ch Audio: Blu-ray disc provides as many as 7.1 channels of native,
uncompressed surround sound for crystal-clear audio entertainment.
- Enhanced Interactivity: Enjoy such capabilities as seamless menu
navigation, bonus features, and network/internet connectivity.
- DVD Compatible: Blu-ray disc players enable you to continue to view
and enjoy your existing DVD library.
Note: The BDP-S1700 plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1
DVDs. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent
unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.
Firmware Updates: Occasionally, Sony may release updated firmware
for this unit that may add or improve the way a feature operates. These updates
are available free of charge. This unit is capable of checking the firmware
automatically when connected to the Internet via broadband connection. Visit the
eSupport Site for the latest firmware update information.
USB Port: The front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to play
photo, videos, and music files on a connected USB device. The player can recognize
Mass Storage Class (MSC) Devices that are FAT-compatible and Still Image Capture
Devices (SICD) class devices. The player can recognize up to 500 folders/files.
The USB port also allows you to enjoy additional content (such as BonusView) on
certain Blu-ray Disc titles. Some BD-ROMs have bonus content and other data which
can be downloaded to an inserted USB Flash Drive (minimum 1 GB recommended, sold
Compatible Audio/Video/Photo Formats: The Sony Blu-ray disc player
supports playback of the following audio/video/photo files recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD+R/RW,
DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs; plus compatible USB memory devices.
||MP3, WMA, AAC,
AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WAV,
||AVCHD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2,
MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, WMV9, XVID
||JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
HDMI 1.4: The BDP-S1700's
HDMI 1.4 output simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio in
one cable. The HDMI resolution can be fixed at 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or
1080p, or set to Auto, which selects the highest resolution accepted by your
- Precision Cinema HD Upscaling: Through the HDMI output,
the BDP-S1700 is capable of upscaling the resolution of your standard DVDs. Output
options include Auto (highest resolution accepted by the TV), 1080p (60 Hz video
or 24 Hz), 1080i, or 720p. If necessary the output resolution can also be set to
480p or 480i. You can also choose to bypass the Blu-ray player's scaler, so the
source material's original resolution is passed to your connected TV.
- 24p Output: Movies are typically recorded on film with a
frame rate of 24 frames per second. When a movie is transferred to Blu-ray Disc at
24 frames per second the BDP-S1700 will output that signal to the TV (if the TV will
accept the 1080p/24 format) with no need for conversion.
Note: This player does not offer
any analog audio/video outputs.
Advanced Color Technologies: The Sony BDP-S1700 Blu-ray
player features Sony's proprietary Triluminos Color technology, as well as
supports Deep Color.
- Triluminos Color: The BDP-S1700 incorporates Sony's Triluminos Color technology to provide a wider color gamut with rich, authentic color
and a far more natural viewing experience with a heightened sense of depth.
- Deep Color: The Sony Blu-ray player supports a color depth of
up to 12 bits. Connecting the player and a TV that supports Deep Color via HDMI
allows more accurate color reproduction than when connecting it to a TV that does
not support Deep Color. The Deep Color function can be set to 10-bit, 12-bit,
Auto, or Off.
Screen Settings: The Sony BDP-S1700 features the following
- TV Type: You can select a 16:9 or
4:3 aspect ratio for the unit's video output to match
your connected Television's screen aspect ratio.
- Screen Format: You can select the display configuration
for a 4:3 screen picture on a 16:9 wide screen television. You can choose
Full or Normal (select when
connected to a TV with a wide mode function;
displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9 aspect
ratio even on a wide-screen TV) or Normal (changes
the picture size to fit the screen size with the
original picture aspect ratio).
- DVD Aspect Ratio: You can select the
display configuration for playback of 16:9 screen pictures
on a 4:3 screen TV. You can select from Letter Box or Pan
Video Settings: The BDP-S1700 offers the following video
- Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset
pictures settings (Standard, Brighter, Theater) for different lighting
- BNR: Reduces the mosaic-like block noise in the
- MNR: Reduces minor noise around the picture outlines
Cinema Conversion Mode: The Sony Blu-ray player offers two
Cinema Conversion Modes - (1) Auto mode automatically detects whether the
material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate
conversion method. (2) The Video mode is suited for video-based material and
will always be selected regardless of the content.
BonusView: The BonusView feature provides picture-in-picture
capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such
as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing.
Surround Sound Decoders: The BDP-S1700 has built-in
Dolby Digital and
DTS surround processors; multi-channel PCM
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD High Resolution, and
DTS-HD Master Audio are output through the
HDMI jack (when encoded on the Blu-ray Disc).
- Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus
was developed as an extension to Dolby Digital. The audio
coding technology supports 7.1 channel surround sound. Dolby
Digital Plus also includes the standard Dolby Digital bit
stream and is compatible with all current Dolby Digital
processors using the coaxial digital output.
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless
coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel
surround sound for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced
sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit.
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio:
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz,
and 7.1 multi-channel surround. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio has
a maximum transmission rate of 6 Mbps, with a lossy compression.
- DTS-HD Master Audio:
DTS-HD Master Audio
has a maximum transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps and uses lossless
compression (Lossless), and DTS-HD Master Audio corresponds to
a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz, and maximum of 7.1ch.
Note: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD are
only output via the player's HDMI output.
Digital Audio Output: The BDP-S1700 is equipped with a
coaxial (RCA) digital output. The Audio menu allows you to select the digital
audio format that is passed through the coaxial digital output. Settings allow
you to transfer Dolby Digital and/or DTS sound tracks, or down-mix surround
bitstreams to 2-channel PCM audio.
Audio Settings: The BDP-S1700 allows you to adjust the
following audio settings:
- AV SYNC: Synchronize the picture and sound by delaying
the audio output in relation to the picture output; 0 to 120 milliseconds.
- Audio DRC: The player offers three dynamic range
compression levels - Auto, On, Off.
Wired Network Connection: The Sony BDP-S1700
Blu-ray player supports a wired network connection. The Sony BDP-S1700 Blu-ray player
is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the player to
your home network. Via the Blu-ray
player's network connection you can also listen to internet radio and watch
online movies, via Bravia Entertainment Network.
Note: A home network speed of at least 2.5 Mbps is recommended (10 Mbps for HD content).
Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and
delivery by content provider.
Online Entertainment Apps: Once connected to your home's
network and internet provider, the Sony BDP-S1700 lets you access a variety
online services consisting of TV shows, movies, videos, music, radio, news,
sports, and more.
- Movies, TV Shows, & Videos:
- Music & Radio:
Philharmoniker, & more.
- News & Sports:
NBA Game Time, &
Note: Online content may require additional fees and/or PC
registration. Available online content may change without notice.
PlayStation Video (previously named Video Unlimited) is the ultimate source
for the latest Hollywood blockbusters, all-time classics, and TV shows from
almost every major studio. When you sign up for a free account you can browse
the available titles, check prices, and watch trailers and previews. You'll then
be able to rent or buy videos from Sony's constantly updated range of movies and
TV shows in SD or HD.
Opera TV Store: The Opera TV Store provides a collection of
additional downloadable web apps that are optimized for TV viewing. These apps
range from videos, games, weather, news, sports, and more. Fees and/or
subscriptions may apply.
Gracenote Metadata Service: The
service instantly gives you access to detailed information about the movies you
are watching through the Blu-ray disc player internet connectivity. This
easy-to-navigate service displays information such as cast information, genre,
jacket art and more right on the TV screen.
Note: Requires Internet connectivity. Some
disc titles may not be supported by the Gracenote service.
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and stream
bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and
more from a broadband Internet and home network connections (fees may apply). The
Sony Blu-ray player features an Ethernet port to connect to the Internet via your
home network and features front-panel USB port for additional storage.
Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB
memory device inserted in the unit's front-panel USB port
in order to download content from BD-Live.
Quick Start: Quick Start speeds up the load time on movies,
so discs start faster after they're inserted into the Blu-ray player. The Sony
Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 0.4 seconds in Quick Start
mode (23.1 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately
14.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (45.7 seconds in normal mode).
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started
with the Blu-ray player initially turned off and in standby mode. The Start Up
Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play
Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.
On-Screen Display: The Sony BDP-S1700 provides an OSD via its
HDMI output. The on-screen text can be set to English,
French, Spanish, or Portuguese. The unit does not offer a front-panel
Screen Saver: The screen saver image appears when you do not
use the player for more than 10 minutes while an on-screen display, such as the
home menu, is displayed on your TV screen. The screen saver image helps prevent
your display devices from becoming damaged.
Auto Display: The player automatically displays information
on your TV screen when changing the viewing titles, picture modes, audio
Auto Standby: If any button on the player or remote is not
pressed for more than 20 minutes, the player automatically returns to standby
Parental Control: The Sony BDP-S1700 offers Parental Control
settings to limit BD, DVD, and streamed Internet video according to the age of
the users. You can also Allow or Block all unrated Internet video. The control
settings are protected by a custom 4-digit password. You can also lock the disc
tray to prevent it from being opened by mistake.
Energy Star Compliant: The Sony BDP-S1700 Blu-ray player meets
Star standards. Electric power consumption is significantly reduced during
both use and standby.
Multi-brand Remote: The supplied remote operates the Blu-ray
player and a Sony TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The
remote even has a dedicated Netflix button for immediate access to your Netflix
movies. The remote
is also pre-programmed with power, input, and volume controls for several other
HDMI Control (Bravia Sync): Sony & other brand components compatible with
the HDMI Control function can be controlled via the HDMI connection. This includes
convenient features like One-Touch Play and System Power-Off.
Video & TV SideView App: With Sony's free Video & TV SideView App, you can
control the BDP-S1700 Blu-ray player and browse its content from your Apple iPod
touch/iPhone/iPad (8.0+) or Android smartphone/tablet (4.1+). Simply download this app from the
Apple's App Store or
Google Play Store. The Video & TV SideView App will allow your compatible Apple iOS
or Android device to act as a remote control and software keyboard for the Sony
Blu-ray player. You can also view disc information and search for Sony Bravia
Internet apps from your compatible mobile device.
Note: The Sony TV SideView App requires that the Sony Blu-ray
player and your Apple iOS or Android device be connected to the same compatible network with the remote device connected through an 802.11 access
point (802.11n recommended).
USB Keyboard Compatible: The Sony Blu-ray player also supports the
connection of a USB 101 keyboard, which makes web browsing simpler.