Originally Posted by canthai
Hi, my DV-420V current Firmware is YKF9326A Region 3, can someone let me know if the v2.2 firmware can be used for it, if so, can you point me to the download location?
hi canthai... not sure if this is still necessary but Hkan's firmware are located here (his site)...http://www.pioneerfaq.info/english/d...tion=Firmwares
for the chinese vcd issue, and i'm guessing here, is it possible the cd's are "svcd" instead of just "vcd"? cuz the machine can play vcd's but i'm not sure that it can play svcd's...
for the question about loading Hkan's firmware now (instead of waiting), go for it... at the very least you'll enjoy a better menu than the one delivered by pioneer. besides, if you finds something goes cockeyed you can always put the original firmware back into it.
as a side note i think i found the problem with my unit and the 2.2 firmware... i changed out the hdmi cable to a 1.3 (the one i was using was a standard speed cable) and the machine seems fine now (no stuttering or stalling or anything like that). Hkan has some good fyi's on his site about the unit and that's where i got the idea (he mentions that the unit can be finicky about different types of hdmi cables).
USB function does not work whatsoever. Tried using by USB Flash Drive to put in a new file upgrade , but to no avail. The only thing I got was "USB Mode" on my receiver display. No GUI on TV screen. I'm using HDMI cable to the TV. Just bought the unit last week. Tried to power off/on... that did'nt work either. FYI, the unit was bought at Best Buy in U.S. Obviously the new batch of the 420-V's won't allow you to use the USB function at all. Completely USELESS ! Any help would be appreciated.
hi Allen, i'm not sure i understand but are you trying to upgrade the unit using a usb stick and Hkan's firmware? if so, it won't work that way, ya gotta use the Cd approach. it would also explain why the unit does a stand-still when you put the firmware on a usb stick. the unit will only acknowledge file types it understands (avi, mpeg, mp3, etc) so it won't display any content (or menu) if the usb stick only has the firmware on it (it doesn't know what a bin file is so it won't display it, nor will it display the menu)... if that makes sense?
does that address your question? or are you saying that the unit won't play avi's through the usb socket?
not sure about the region free thing on new units. my guess would be that it wants you to set the region or it will decided for you when you put your first commercial dvd into it. afaik
only Hkan's firmware will alter the machine's guts into a true region free unit.