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post #30961 of 30966 Old 09-19-2016, 08:58 AM
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If you've the chance to route 2ch analog out into your amplifier, check out a favorite music track as pure direct. The benefits of the DACs in the Pio should shine. Almost legendary sound via analog audio according to owners on the board.

Only feed it clean media, and I hope that it'll keep providing you excellence for years to come. You'll find some great help here from the years of posts by many knowledgeable and kind folk.

Enjoy.

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Thanks. I've read about the DACs but haven't gotten around to listening to the analog output yet. I'll do that soon. Only one Blu-ray has stalled and it was a Redbox rental that I should have cleaned.
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Thanks. I've read about the DACs but haven't gotten around to listening to the analog output yet. I'll do that soon. Only one Blu-ray has stalled and it was a Redbox rental that I should have cleaned.
phil.butler,

Hey, you've got the Elite! I didn't see that at first.

Nice unit. Contributor Rick R on this forum ran that set-up analog audio and VIDEO. Look for his posts, as I think that he was one who wrung everything available out of his Pio and enjoyed it for years before moving on to OPPO. Be sure you find the pure (i.e. analog direct (unprocessed, without A-D conversion) to the amplifiers) inputs for your Pioneer DACs into your receiver. You will like.

If you've a fondly remembered title on DVD, give this player a spin. You've probably never seen your flick looking this good.

When you've time, go back to the beginning (1000 plus pages !!!) and start searching and reading a bit back and forth to get a flavor of the user experiences with this. Agony and ecstasy. Particular attention can be paid to the different re-sets and clearing of differing memories. But always, first and foremost, dig into to crunchies of cleaning your media and your machine. At some points, it'll get into surgical detail with pictures (aka "Tech-porn") of how to revive a unit failing because of contamination issues.
Stray dust mites can cause grief, never mind the peanut-butter fingers of the average rental customer!

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Enjoy.

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Is there any hope for a firmware update at this point?
I just received the new Frankenstein Complete Legacy Collection. The discs with more than one flick per disc won't go past the menu where you select which one to watch. The Son of Frankenstein/Ghost of Frankenstein is an example. I tried using MakeMkv and it presently can't decrypt these discs either. I had hoped to watch the mkv file with my WDTV.

Edit: I checked and found the latest version of MakeMkv and it seems to be tackling the job.

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PIONEER BDP-05FD; MALFUNCTION/Firmware Reinstallation...

so, i've been watching my recently purchased STAR TREK; THE NEXT GENERATION complete series set on this player, second disc in.
second episode to the last on that disc, we quit for the night. a couple/three days later, we resume,
to find that suddenly there is, -wait for it- NO AUDIO!!

i check everything, try switching discs, no audio on FINAL FANTASY ADVENT CHILDREN,
and i begin to figure something electronic just gave out in the player.

i try both ANT-MAN and ZOOTOPIA, DISNEY releases both, and BOTH throe up the same identical INCORRECT REGION banner
straight after the initial Disneyland castle loading screen, and i figure, perhaps this is a software issue, like a PC or something?

so i go and download and burn another CD-R of PIONEER's firmware, reinstall it to the player, and... VIOLA!
Perfectly Functional BDP-05FD once again.

so, an urgent piece of advice to any PIONEER BDP-05FD owner with an iffy/malfunctioning player;
try reloading the most recent Firmware; it might just wind up fixing your player...





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Just to clarify; i DID IN FACT update my player's Firmware to most recent/final update 2013
as soon as i received the unit from the EBAY seller late-2015/early-2016.

from thence forward it DID IN FACT operate FLAWLESSLY right up until just the other day when the events described above took place...

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Tasuke,

That was a really good save! What at first might have been "unrelated" behaviors in your rig actually helped to open an opportunity to stir things up in a likely area. I hadn't seen much of that (re-install current FW) recommended earlier in this, or other threads. Just recently I have seen that exact advice on newer models of three brands of mid- to upper-level AVRs.

Good catch, and I hope that you discover a path to resume using your fine player.
Mike K

btw, if you left the disc in the night before, and powered-up with a disc in the tray to resume watching the next day, you are much braver than I. Or, did I misunderstand?


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