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Finally today the box arrived to my home.
So i will be testing the coming days, i will keep you guys informed, YES YES YES!
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Congrats!

Looking forward to be hearing what you think about it.

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Holy heck!

Congrats soundman38, please let us know the good news a.s.a.p :D

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Want to hear about the remote hack first... Does it have it????
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does this player use the faroudja chipset?
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First thing we open the machine and see : A FLI 2310 chip
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Excellent news. Have you been able to hack it to get (a) multi-region capability, and (b) PAL progressive output?

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Firmware 5580 4.81.17 021001P22201200 7.9.0
Hmm, version 4.81 P-code 222
Does not sound like a familiar one but we'll see.
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what can it do out of the box, pal prog? ntsc prog?

whats the picture quality like? and hows the sacd??

we await your results with great interest!!

(you lucky sod!)

ps where did you get it from??
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jonny,
check out the location soundman38 lives in :)

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I'm really interested in a comparison between this and the Panasonic RP82. So if anyone has access to those two at the same time - please post? ;)

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damm, he prob lifted it off the production line and paid for it at the door! Just how much does it cost to fly to Netherlands anyway??

So how is the weather in helsinki, the wife is flying there next week with our little one to visit the relatives. If they sell them in the uk before that I'll get her to take you one over :D
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Ok, the RC6 Hack for region free with my Pronto worked also, :D
It looks like its going to be a nice weekend. :)
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Hi, Will it play rce disc's? and doe's it do pal progressive scan?

Thanks
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Great news Soundman38. Keep up the testing and let us know about PAL-P.

I read that the 2310 was the version with digital outputs only, ie for projectors, and the 2301 was the version for DVD players. Hmmm. Must have been bad info. If it has a 2310 under the cover, then it must be a 2310.

How does the internal layout look? Well thought out? A few pics would be great.:)
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great stuff! But could you put us out of our misery by answering the below question :

does it do pal progressive????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????

:D :D
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We'll it does 480/525p if you switch it on,did not dare to hack it further yet, :o
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Well thats a great start, whats the quality like of the downconversion to ntsc?

And whats just plain old prog scan ntsc like then???

Cheers again
John
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Sound man, assuming that you have a Europe player, try the following:

The "Hack" for PAL p-scan is "play", "159 222 023 00" , then press "play" for region 2 player. Remember to do the P-scan HACK before you do the multi region hack.

This will allow an additional selection on the YUV p-scan output. This can be found on the video setup menu below aspect ratio (page2). The selections are "unprocess" which does pal p-scan on PAL disc. OR "480p" which converts everything to 480p.
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ZR, which version of software are you running on your 963sa? You probably listed it in your thread when you received your pre-release version european 963sa, but it would be useful to list it in this thread as well.

Also, thanks for posting the Pal-P hack. Assuming it works on Soundman's retail version, we have both the Pal-P & multiregion hacks confirmed for the retail european 963sa. Excellent news. I can't wait to get mine from within the UK, preferably locally.

Cheers,
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any way of doing the MR hack using the remote or a oneforall 6?

IF not do you need a palm ??

Cheers
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ZR, are you sure that it doesn't miss a number
159 222 023 00 or 159 222 023 000 ???
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soundman38: waiting for a review of the 963SA :)

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Ok, the RC6 Hack for region free with my Pronto worked also
What is "the RC6 Hack"? Links?

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The "Hack" for PAL p-scan is "play", "159 222 023 00" , then press "play" for region 2 player. Remember to do the P-scan HACK before you do the multi region hack.
Is this the hack that worked on the Asian 962SA? Is it done with the original remote control to the player or do you need a service-remote?

Thanx ppl!
:)
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I know this is the DVD Hardware side of the tracks, but I wonder if you might be willing to give us an idea about the SACD/CD playback capabilities? I'd love to hear your impressions regarding the sound quality on both SACDs and upsampled CDs (this sweet little puppy also does upsampling, right?).

Also, the only specs I've seen are those listed at J&R, which state in part "Advanced Bass Management sets each speaker's low-pass crossover point separately". Does this mean that one can select from a variety of crossover frequencies (60hz, 80, 100, etc.) for each speaker, or rather does this mean the same limited "large/small" selection of most/all other players at this price-point, where "small" is set at the less-than-optimal 120hz crossover frequency? If the former, then this is a rather big step-up in terms of bass management capabilities.
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Any one knows on its availability, release, price in USA???Thnx.
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rich hit on exactly what I'd like to know too.But,hey,whatever you have time for.I just want to thank you for sharing any info.Waited for this player so long,its so good to know someone actually has one.

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Re US availability, John Kotches has posted in another forum that his contacts have indicated first quarter 2003.
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kool, but too late?
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Better late than never!
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My burning question...can this player, with or without hack, convert PAL to NTSC??????
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