>>Unfortunately the Pioneer 460 (and 560 and 660 and 450-550-650 and the Sony 780) will not connect to a PC with any degree of usefulness, nor will they play or load DiVX files from a USB drive. These "media center" features are false advertising, period: forget about it, doesn't work, don't go to too much effort trying to troubleshoot: the mfr lied. They all did, I've <<
Thanks for saving me a LOT of trouble and grief. I feel kind of ripped off, but my Archos does a lot of the same things, though with not as good video quality, but I guess I can survive.
>>You should not have a problem playing most Verbatim or Sony discs you get from other people unless the person who made the disc for you slipped up somewhere. The two most common reasons you might not be able to play someone elses discs are that they burned them with buggy software like Nero, or they used their own DVD recorder of a different brand than yours and forgot to "finalize" the disc to make it compatible with other peoples hardware. DVD+RW discs are the easiest to lend, because they're generic and don't need to be finalized, but DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD-RW do need finalizing. Also if someone made you a backup of a commercial release, if it <<
No, these are all bootleg concert videos. I suppose he could've forgotten to finalize but I kind of doubt it. He's sent me close to 10 disks and the Verbatims are the only ones that won't play. The weird thing about it is that sometimes they DO play...sometimes I can load a disk and it'll play. Then if I take it out, play another one, and put it back in, it freaks the Pio out. So...I'm not gonna worry about this issue either. I've already copied the ones on Verbatim to other disks that play fine, and the Verbatims play fine in my Panasonic for that matter, so it's not like I can't access the content--I mainly wanted to know if I had some kind of a Canada vs US code issue going on, which I apparently don't.
So thank you again, you have saved me much, MUCH time in trying to mess with Pioneer customer support and/or trying to get in and change the region code and possibly ruin the thing entirely.