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post #30961 of 30963 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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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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