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post #541 of 1154 Old 04-26-2004, 10:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Very instresting to hear. Well if it works, you're lucky =) but it shoudl of been one striaght foward step!! Must of been good experimenting. Well I'll be glad ot hear back from you after the results.

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Thanx Sango!!

I was able to download the zipped iso in about 5 minutes, copy to a CD-R via ROXY CD Creater in 5 more minutes, and had it loaded in the panny rp56 in 5 more minutes...

15 minutes and the upgrade is complete. Now I need to sit back and enjoy

thanx again

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About the only problem I have been experiencing has been small momentary freezes when playing DVD-R backups of movies.

I've had this problem before too. Its the media. Memorex would do this to me all the time. Maxell and Samsung BeAll never do.
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For those who know of the ICP problem (AKA interlaced chroma problem, alternating progressive flags, or 3-2 alternating flag chroma upsampling), has the firmware update had any effect?

For info on this problem, check the Krell DVD Standard review in hometheaterhifi.com's DVD Benchmark. It also contains a simulation using a scene from Monsters, Inc.
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Originally posted by mrwilson
I've had this problem before too. Its the media. Memorex would do this to me all the time. Maxell and Samsung BeAll never do.

I've found that it is more the software and DVD burners being used that is the problem and not the media if it is any of the brand name media. I have used well over 1000 Memorex DVD-R's and even though some like to claim all CMC manufacturered media is bad. CMC got a bad name for their 1X & 2X media but their 4X media is a different story.
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I've got 800+ Memorex DVD-Rs, most LD backups. I rarely have problems on my RP91 & XP50 but I always have the problems when trying to play them back on my Pioneer 727 changer and Alpine 6 disc changer in the car. I used to defend Memorex too until I figured out the problem. I took a handful of the stuttering discs made an ISO image or them and burned that to Maxell discs and didn't have the stuttering problem on the Pioneer and Alpine players. Luckily I found that the Samsung Bealls play just as well and are considerably cheaper. I've burned over 500 of the Bealls and haven't had the stuttering problem again.

I suppose it could be the burner. Most of those discs were burned on a 1x speed Panasonic burner over the last two years. I don't understand why the Maxell's and Samsungs wouldn't stutter but the Memorex would. I did recently get a Pioneer 4x drive and have been weary of burning at 4x thinking the problem might return, but so far so good.
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Prior to my Panisonic XP-30 I had a sony and it played everything with no problems. (NSP725 I think) A friend had a Denon 910 and it would have a occasional stutter also on these disk.
Currently burning to Verbatim -R's and they seem O.K.
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How about trying the TDKs?
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Originally posted by mrwilson
I've had this problem before too. Its the media. Memorex would do this to me all the time. Maxell and Samsung BeAll never do.

Yeah, I've had similar problems w/ Memorex DVD-R media, although I think that some DVD players may be a bit more finicky than others--the same Memorex DVD-R backup that freezes every once in a while during playback on my Toshiba player does not freeze at all on either my LiteOn or Panny players.

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Well after looking a a few movies after the F/W update first thing I did was turn down my color level. There was definetly an increase in color saturation. I have to say to my eye the picture does look better. A little more depth and sharpness but I am no expert. Happy I did it.
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thanks to everyone I burned my disc with the update but haven't updated yet. I think my RP-91 ver is at 250, but it works great on everything I have used it so far.

Soon I will be playing DVDaudio disc that I burn in 24/96. I bought the software hoping the player would play them. I will install the update after I try it or hear otherwise

anyone have any info
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Thanks Sanga for all your hard work and research. I made the Update on my RP-56 last night. Worked flawlessly!!

Does any know which post# explains what exactly this update in firmware will provide.

Thanks
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Thanks to another kind AVS user I have made ISO and NRG images of the RP91 firmware 263 for jvb modded players. I'm not sure if I should post links to them here though. Is anyone interested in this firmware?
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Hi Nathan:

The posts are like scattered everywhere reguarding changes depending on what people watch but I'll just list some of the ones I know so far. You can read the whole thread to find member responses on it if you would like.

- Better player response and performance(like it operations, or going through menus)
- Layer change is quicker (barely noticable to none, depending on what you're watching)
- Color rendering re-ramped as well as color saturation
- DVD +- Playback (some players couldn't do this before)
- Improved SVCD/VCD/MP3 playability
- Beter optimization for reading certain discs
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You probably don't want to post them because people may get confused and take it for the stock version which wouldn't be a good idea. It's most likely better PMing it to filter out the JVB mod models.

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HAHA! Sorry about that Sango, my typing skills need help, however, thanks again for the information!

Damn I love this Forum!
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Sango (aka Sanga from Nathan he he he!)

I like your sense of humor, Sango.
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Originally posted by Sango

Marc:
You probably don't want to post them because people may get confused and take it for the stock version which wouldn't be a good idea. It's most likely better PMing it to filter out the JVB mod models.

Sango (aka Sanga from Nathan he he he!) [/b]

I agree. So if anyone needs v263 for jvb modded rp91 they can PM me.
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I recently upgraded my Panasonic RP62 to firmware v.073 from v.051...
Thanks to this thread and forum !
Thank You guys


The reason i decided to upgrade my firmware is because I am having a hard time getting my Panasonic to play DVD-R's (the drive clearly states that it is capable of playing DVD-R's), I am using Taiyo Yuden DVD-R 4.7GB, 4X media (which I was told was one of the best types of DVD-R media around)...

This media plays fine in other stand alone DVD players I have in my house, one of them is a sony. But, I can't get the Panasonic to accept it, I thought the firmware upgrade would help, but it didn't.

So, my question is what media IS compadable with the Panasonic DVD RP62

I have checked panasonic's site but they have NO info on this...

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I believe it depends what format you burned the disc on which could be why it's not working. People who managed to get DVD-R to play on their RP62s(after upgrade) can explain what methods were employed to make this possible. Unforunately I don't know them since I don't have any DVD-R media nor burner.

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Originally posted by Sango
I believe it depends what format you burned the disc on which could be why it's not working. People who managed to get DVD-R to play on their RP62s(after upgrade) can explain what methods were employed to make this possible. Unforunately I don't know them since I don't have any DVD-R media nor burner.

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What do you mean by what format ?
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What I mean by that is the burning software and settings used to burn to DVD-R.
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Originally posted by Sango
What I mean by that is the burning software and settings used to burn to DVD-R.

I am using DVD Shrink v3.1.7
It seems to work fine, it plays on all my computers drives fine, as well as the other standalone DVD drives I have in my house just not the panasonic player.
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My RP62 plays both DVD+R & DVD-R discs since the update. It would play DVD-R's but not DVD+rRs before the update. The software I use is DVDDecrypter 3.1.7.0, Nero 6.0.0.23 (turning OFF Joliet), and DVDShrink 3.1.6.
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Originally posted by FrankS
My RP62 plays both DVD+R & DVD-R discs since the update. It would play DVD-R's but not DVD+rRs before the update. The software I use is DVDDecrypter 3.1.7.0, Nero 6.0.0.23 (turning OFF Joliet), and DVDShrink 3.1.6.

How do you turn OFF Joliet (in nero and DVDShrink)?
The oposite is happening for me?
Please see my post here...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=398022
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How do you turn OFF Joliet (in nero and DVDShrink)?
The oposite is happening for me?
Please see my post here...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=398022

I never turn Joliet setting on since it causes some stand alone players to not be able to read the discs. The DVD specs do not support Joliet format but only the ISO 9660 format so turning it on is of no benefit.
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Thanks to Sango's tip, i purchased jvb's firmware upgrade cd, to get my jvb modified rp56 working.
Now my RP 56 can play discs even XP50 or Norcent cannot play, (reason:
these are badly scratched dvds from the library).
RP56 finally achieved the potential being the king og dvd players in my house( beating panny XP 50, Norcent, Philips DVDr 985, Apple Cube, Apple ibook ).
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Just did the upgrade on the RP62. took it perfectly. Haven't evaluated results though. I mean it plays various discs. Yes.. I know...I do have several players.

I have a RP62 as well. I don't know what version the firmware is, but I guess I could find out. I'm not quite sure what I would gain or what issues it would fix. I am satisfied with the player as is. The only thing I wish it would do is play super video CDs - it only seems to play standars VCDs. Are there any other issues I might not yet have discovered with the RP62?

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Just wanted to thank all those that hosted the files...much appreciated.

I can't say I really witnessed any improvement with my SDI modded RP91 picture wise, but the layer change is now practically un-noticable. My player was at 2.59 previously.

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Hi Kitty:

Yes the firmware does add the SVCD or improves on it. If you read the whole thread if you could, there has been comments made reguarding it.

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I have a RP62 as well. I don't know what version the firmware is, but I guess I could find out. I'm not quite sure what I would gain or what issues it would fix. I am satisfied with the player as is. The only thing I wish it would do is play super video CDs - it only seems to play standars VCDs. Are there any other issues I might not yet have discovered with the RP62?

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Kitty,

If you make your own SVCD's, you can try this VCD Header Trick. I use it all the time to fool my RP-62 into playing SVCD's that I've created. Otherwise, my RP-62 won't play normal SVCD's at all.

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