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post #31 of 55 Old 12-09-2009, 01:53 PM
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Greetings everyone.

I just recieved mine on Monday. Setup was quite easy. I was having Region 2 playback issues with my Oppo 970 through my new 1080p tv. The Momitsu 799 rectified this and handles these discs flawlessly. I won't have any region B blus until after the new year, but region A look great.
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Well, I just got my Momitsu BDP-799 yesterday from XPCGear for $225 shipped. It took 11 days to get here from California. I set it up on my direct-view CRT (Samsung SlimFit) HDTV via HDMI and connected the digital audio coaxial output to my (very) old SONY receiver that decodes both Dolby Digital and DTS (but not much else). I popped in both my Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs BDs and was pretty impressed with the video quality of BD, in general, on my set. I have yet to do an A/B comparison with the DVDs of these two films, though (the DVDs were included with the BD releases). I then popped in my Japanese Region 2 DVD of Kill Bill Vol. 1 and it played fine. I then played my Region 2 PAL DVD of Hard Times and it played fine, too. So, apparently the player does a PAL-to-NTSC conversion and is DVD region-free out of the box. The DVD upconversion of the Momitsu BDP-799 seems to my untrained eye at least as good (if not better) than my Oppo DV-970HD.

Deciding to tempt fate, I "upgraded" the firmware to the BDP-799_FW_ENG_091118.rar file (interestingly, the "Info" screen now says that the firmware is dated October 23, 2009, not November 18, 2009!). I now have a nag regarding not being hooked up to the internet after the firmware upgrade (it goes away after 30 seconds, though, so it really doesn't bother me). Once I hooked up an ethernet cable from my DSL modem, the message went away before the 30-second time period expired, so that's one way to never see the nag again. A potential problem that I have now after the firmware upgrade is that under the "Parental" menu, it asks for a 4-digit password, but I have no idea what it could be, since I never set one in the first place! I did notice that there are a couple of extra features with this firmware version like "Color Space" and "Color Depth" in the "Display" menu that weren't there with the previous firmware version (dated August 2009 IIRC).

Anyway, out of the box, it plays every disc I've thrown at it except RCE Region 1 DVDs... So, with no disc loaded in the player, I entered 875111 with my remote control and now RCE Region 1 DVDs play fine (875101 must have been the default set by either XPCGear or Momitsu).

I have no problems with the audio. Snow White is encoded with DTS-HD Master Audio and Harry Potter 6 is encoded with Dolby TrueHD, but the "core" data for both titles are bitstreamed to my (very) old receiver as just plain DTS 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1, both of which sound great to my ears!

The drive is a bit noisy, even when no disc is loaded in the player -- kind of a weird grinding sound. Oh, well. I can live with it as long as it's not harmful to the player, and by everything that I've read about the player, everyone is experiencing this sound!

Finally, these are my A/V settings as of now. If you think that I should change any of them, I would appreciate your input and reasons as to why...

Display:
TV Type: NTSC <-- duh!
Resolution: HDMI Auto <-- outputs to 1080i for my particular set
TV Aspect: 16:9 Pillarbox <-- this allows 4:3 material to be properly pillarboxed instead of stretched out to fill the screen
Film Mode: On <-- don't know what this does!
Color Space: xvYCC <-- don't know what this does!
Color Depth: 36 Bit <-- don't know what this does!

Audio:
PCM Downsampling: 48kHz <-- don't know what this does!
Digital Output: Bitstream Legacy
Dynamic Range Control: Off

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Any owners know if this will play AVCHD discs or BD Rebuilder backups?

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I have just got a Limit, which I think is the same machine. This doesn't play bd-9 BD Rebuilder discs - it does anything on bd-r or bd-re. If you put in a bd-9 it says it's a bd-rom, and then ejects it. There must be a small check in the firmware - would be great to circumvent it as it quite clearly has the ability.
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I have just got a Limit, which I think is the same machine. This doesn't play bd-9 BD Rebuilder discs - it does anything on bd-r or bd-re. If you put in a bd-9 it says it's a bd-rom, and then ejects it. There must be a small check in the firmware - would be great to circumvent it as it quite clearly has the ability.

Well that totally sucks, playing BD Rebuilder DVD9 full disc backups would be the last piece of the puzzle for me...
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I'm curious to know more about these. Not sure how long I can hold out for Oppo. Just need something steady & reliable with excellent PQ (BD as well as DVD upscaling). Very acctractive price but, leary about "getting what you pay for".
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I'm curious to know more about these. Not sure how long I can hold out for Oppo. Just need something steady & reliable with excellent PQ (BD as well as DVD upscaling). Very acctractive price but, leary about "getting what you pay for".

I've been really happy with both of my Momitsu players. I also have the older 899. If you need a Wee-jun hopping player, I'd say go for it. My 899 has proved to be a better player than my Pannasonic 30 & 35. It's never balked on a disc. I've only used my 799 at most ten times but it continues to do no wrong.

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Any chance this player has x-y scaling like the 880?
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drmih,

Thanks for the info on the LIMIT and BD Rebuilder on DVD-9 capabilities. I was hoping that the Limit would be a "limited" version of the same machine but if it's using the same region free codes to unlock, most likely it's the same unit.

Like none74, this would have been the last thing I needed to know before pulling the trigger on it. I did, however, find out on this thread that it appears to play AVCHD discs OK:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-r...-thread-3.html

which is the thread of the UK (Limit) version. Strange name, I must say.

Still a bargain, though. Especially when you compare it's price point to the Oppo BDP-83.
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Seems strange that it has HDMI 1.3, states it can stream DTS-HD, but no mention of streaming TrueHD. They'd have to work hard to prevent it. Can anyone confirm if it works? Tnx!
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This player looks sweet yet I really need internal decoding. My pre/pro is 1.1. What are my other options for BD region free playback? I am using a Pio 23FD and have a Panny BD60.
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This player looks sweet yet I really need internal decoding. My pre/pro is 1.1. What are my other options for BD region free playback? I am using a Pio 23FD and have a Panny BD60.

LG BH100, BH200, Sherwood 5003, 5004
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LG BH100, BH200, Sherwood 5003, 5004

Wow sweet. The sherwood 5004 looks like the ticket. LG BH200 haha I wish! Those are ancient, and I bought one and had the audio skipping, gave up and moved on.
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Wow sweet. The sherwood 5004 looks like the ticket....

It's the same thing as the Momitsu 899 and Wee-juns flop with the same codes. I have the 899 and the only bad thing I can say about it is the remote window is a bit small.

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It is not the same if it decodes DTS MA and Dolby True HD.
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It is not the same if it decodes DTS MA and Dolby True HD.

I think it's the same thing as the 899, not the 799. The 899 has both decoders.

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I am having trouble playing the "core" audio of the DTS-HD Master Audio track (either English or French) of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs BD with my BDP-799. I can get the Spanish Dolby 5.1 track and the English Director's Commentary Dolby 2.0 track to work fine, but not the DTS-HD MA tracks.

Anyone else have this problem with this particular movie? Or maybe I have a bad disc...

EDIT: I don't think that it's a bad disc. I'm also having trouble playing the DTS-HD MA track of District 9 (Like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, it is also a SONY release), but it at least has an English Dolby 5.1 track. The only other SONY release that I have is Moon, and its DTS-MA track plays fine.

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I am having trouble playing the "core" audio of the DTS-HD Master Audio track (either English or French) of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs BD with my BDP-799. I can get the Spanish Dolby 5.1 track and the English Director's Commentary Dolby 2.0 track to work fine, but not the DTS-HD MA tracks.

EDIT: I don't think that it's a bad disc. I'm also having trouble playing the DTS-HD MA track of District 9 (Like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, it is also a SONY release), but it at least has an English Dolby 5.1 track. The only other SONY release that I have is Moon, and its DTS-MA track plays fine.

On the problem discs--no audio at all from HDMI? Or S/PDIF? or Analog? Does the display normally show any status like Mch or DTS or other clues? If so, does the player at least appear as if it's decoding audio--or has it also gone blank?

Have you tried changing the secondary audio on/off setting in the player? Just a shot in the dark.
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On the problem discs--no audio at all from HDMI? Or S/PDIF? or Analog? Does the display normally show any status like Mch or DTS or other clues? If so, does the player at least appear as if it's decoding audio--or has it also gone blank?

Have you tried changing the secondary audio on/off setting in the player? Just a shot in the dark.

Thank you for your reply. I have NO idea what I did by messing with my audio settings, but I seem to have solved my problem! If I have any more problems, I'll post it here.

Again, thanks!

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About ready to pull out the last of my dwindling hair getting the Momitsu 799/Curtis 1102 to play MKV subs. Most of the MKVs I have use .ass subs and not .srt and I can't seem to convert them to anything that the player likes. Can anyone give me a quick tutorial on what to do with the subtitles? The menu sees the subs but won't display them even after I have converted them to .srt with programs like Jubler or Subtitle Workshop. I've tried to make the files use the same names, etc. to no avail. H-E-L-P!
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For those of you with the BDP-899/899 clones, DON'T take the March 2010 firmware upgrade. Apparently, it disables playing of Region B and C BDs:

http://forums.highdefdigest.com/blu-...er-26.html#381

There's no way I'm taking the inevitable firmware update for my BDP-799!

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I'm having trouble playing the Japanese release of Casino Royale on my Momitsu BDP-799. I bought it from amazon.co.jp, because it's supposedly the unedited version of the film. I don't know if it's a firmware problem, or what. It takes longer than usual for the loader to recognize that it's a BD. Then, once it does recognize that it's a BD, it goes into "play" mode, but the screen stays dark in perpetuity and the time counter never goes up past 00 min 00 sec.

I'm going to take it to my local Best Buy to see if any of their machines will play it. That should give me a clue to see if it's a firmware issue, or not.

Any other suggestions?

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I'm having trouble playing the Japanese release of Casino Royale on my Momitsu BDP-799. I bought it from amazon.co.jp, because it's supposedly the unedited version of the film. I don't know if it's a firmware problem, or what. It takes longer than usual for the loader to recognize that it's a BD. Then, once it does recognize that it's a BD, it goes into "play" mode, but the screen stays dark in perpetuity and the time counter never goes up past 00 min 00 sec.

I'm going to take it to my local Best Buy to see if any of their machines will play it. That should give me a clue to see if it's a firmware issue, or not.

Any other suggestions?

It, indeed, must be a firmware problem. I took my BD into the local Best Buy and the floor associate put it in the latest, greatest Samsung 3D BD player, and it started up immediately. I asked him to put it in a 2D player, and he did so in a Sony BDP-S360 that hadn't been updated with new firmware for nearly two years; the Sony balked and stated that the disc was "invalid."

So, I guess I'm going to try that March 2010 firmware for the BDP-799 soon in order to play this disc! This means, of course, that I won't be able to switch between region settings like I used to be able to. However, I've read in this thread and elsewhere, that I can "downgrade" to the 11/2009 firmware if I so desire.

EDIT: Even the newest March 2010 firmware doesn't allow the BDP-799 to play this BD.

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August 2009 region-free firmware for the BDP-899:

http://momitsu.com/TEMP/89/BDP-899_E...064_090330.rar

November 2009 region-free firmware for the BDP-799:

http://momitsu.com/TEMP/79/BDP-799_FW_ENG_091118.rar

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