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post #181 of 1154 Old 03-20-2004, 01:07 PM
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This update worked successfully with my Yamaha S-1200 (RP-91 based player). I got the black screen when it was done and the region code error but the reset worked fine. I was at FW 236 and it's now updated to 262. What I've noticed so far is no real change in overall PQ as far as crispness and colors, but those were always very good and that's not why I tried the update. The only problem I've ever had with this player besides some combing on certain material is that motion judder is pretty noticeable (especially on slow pans, which most DVD players I've seen show to some extent) but it's kind of 'in your face' with this player. A good test is on X-2 chapter 3 (Alkali Lake) with the slow pan across the barbed wire. The player that always handles this best on my standalones is my Panasonic RV-31 (older interlaced player) which while not the crispest player seems to have the best motion handling. The timing seems slightly off with the S-1200 and also my JVC XV-S500 which gives it a pronounced "stop and start" feel which is pretty distracting (at least for me, as I'm pretty sensitive to judder, stutter and choppy movement, which doesn't seem to bother a lot of people but I really notice it).

After I applied the update I A/B'd the S-1200 with the RV-31 and the S-1200 *seems* to be smoother (progressive on, using auto 1) with that and other slow pans (there's a few good ones in X-2) but I'll give it a few days with different material to make sure it's not a 'psychosomatic improvement' in my case and report back later.

Sango, thank you very much for providing the update and thanks HoustonGuy and Vtb2 for hosting it!
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post #182 of 1154 Old 03-20-2004, 01:41 PM
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Just wanted to thank Sango for providing the update, as well as HoustonGuy and Vtb2 for hosting it. This is what makes this such a great community.

Successfully updated an XP30 and an RP56 (but haven't really had a chance to see what differences it makes)

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I updated my RP-91 as well. No problem at all. I was also happy to find that the upgrade didn't disturb the region and macrovision disabling previously done w/the service disc.

So one more thanks for Sango. Actually two more, because I believe we have Sango to thank for clueing us in on the service disc as well.

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Hi,

Can someone please provide a link to where i can download the RP91 262 software.

-thank you-
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Just go back to page 9
Those rp82v302 file links also cover all the models within it.
Just burn it and apply.
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50MEG!!

Not a good time to still be on dial-up.

Thanks, i'll try it later tonight.
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I get the impression that attempting any burn with Toast on a Mac will not work. Anyone find a way to adjust the image for Toast? I undo the .zip & rar and get a folder with the 3 files (BWI,BWS,BWT end names)
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It's most likely possible it won't burn on a mac because I'm assuming users are on a IBMs.
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Thanks Sango
Previous versions were available in iso that worked well in toast, just curious. I'd bet someone will give it a try at some point.
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I am going to try this on my RP-62 once I download it and burn it. Anything that I need to worry about guys ? Thanks to Sango and everyone.
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I too have an RP-62. Let me know how it works out.

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Just want to remind users to read carefully because certain questions have already been talked about and it's getting a bit redudant when these are posted in the forums and especially when I get them on my PM.
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Originally posted by Sango
Just want to remind users to read carefully because certain questions have already been talked about and it's getting a bit redudant when these are posted in the forums and especially when I get them on my PM..

Sango,
You may want to edit some of your posts and make announcement updates in your first post. Some peeps will start with the first post and as of now they will run into your post about the need to PM you pretty early.

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Has anyone else seen any real difference after upgrading the RP-91 to 262.

Can anyone confirm less combing.

Thanx, and good job to Sango!!
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I just updated the firmware for my RP62, everything went very smoothly. It updated from 051 to 073.
When you load the CD in the player, the menu comes on the screen asking if you want to update the firmware. You click yes. It takes about a minute or minute and half. A red bar is created on the top on the screen. Then it says updated completed.
I played couple of DVDs after setting the menu for 16:9 etc. It plays fine, I havent tested for PQ difference yet. I will do that later tonight.

All in all, many thanks to Sango, he has been helping me thru AIM relentlessly. He is the hero for the Panny firmware update.
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Worked great on my CP72. Firmware went from 282 to 302. I initially got an error that the player couldn't read the CD, but I just loaded it up again and it went smoothly after that. Thanks for all the tips about winwar and blindwrite.
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Thanks waja, I fixed the thread and now edit them to say host link on the beginning pages. I've also removed white color text off(except for the starting thread) because some uses have different color schemes which makes it hard to read.

Space, I'm not sure but I didn't see a red bar when I update the firmware. Must of been something werid!
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Sango, everything seems to work fine. I am playing different DVDs, and they play fine. If something goes wrong, I will reset it.
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Just wanted to chalk up another smooth RP82 upgrade. Got the "Upgrade Complete" screen and double checked that 302 was now showing instead of my previous 266. Did a reset for good measure.

Thanks to Sango for supplying the upgrade!
Thanks to Vtb2 for keeping the host up for my d/l!
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I've created a half-dozen coasters so far.

Anybody have a workable solution for burning this disc using a Mac?

The RAR decompresses to a folder with three files:

MEIAVCCODSDCPDDVDPDFD000001000.BWI

MEIAVCCODSDCPDDVDPDFD000001000.BWS

MEIAVCCODSDCPDDVDPDFD000001000.BWT

Are these the files that need to go to the CD, or is further "processing" needed? Do the files go as the complete folder or as separate files (extracted from the folder)?

AND, what disc format? I've tried ISO, data, etc.

Just a little frustrating.... Thabks for any help.
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Hi SonyCrusader:

I'm just curious if you read carefully because the instructions are in the thread.

Yes, they need to be futher processed as discussed since you have to burn the image on to the disc(which explains the 3 files) using Blindwrtie. I don't think it works on Mac because one user had trouble using it so you have to be using an IBM machine.

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Originally posted by SonyCrusader
I've created a half-dozen coasters so far.

Anybody have a workable solution for burning this disc using a Mac?


I'd be happy to send you dmg conversion of the original disk. I used blindwrite to create a disk that I used to update my XP30 (thank you again Sango) and I've created a dmg under Mac OS X. I've tested a disk burned from the dmg and it does get to the splash screen for the update ... I can't test any further than that since I don't have another player to upgrade. The disk does appear to be identical to the original so it should work (standard disclaimer applies of course). PM me if you want me to upload the dmg somewhere for you.

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I too just updated my RP-62 and I like spaceist, saw what was like a progress bar move across the top half of the screen. The bar was bright pink and stopped halfway across the screen. About a min later the screen when black, I saw "CLOSE" on the DVD player's readout and then "Update Complete, eject disc" popped up on the screen.

I did the pause+open, 7 on remote version check and voila version 073!

Thanks Sango!

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Sango, everything seems to work fine. I am playing different DVDs, and they play fine. If something goes wrong, I will reset it.

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Why is blindwrite being used anyways? It seems from the Mac OS X conversion results, it isn't copy protected. Anyone want to host the Mac OS X .dmg version (or a Nero .nrg version)?

So, who notices real improvements with their RP91s?
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"Just want to remind users to read carefully because certain questions have already been talked about and it's getting a bit redudant when these are posted in the forums and especially when I get them on my PM."

Hey that's the price of being famous and being everyone's hero (-:
What's this service disc someone mentioned to remove region coding or macrovision?
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Come on. Sango should not have to repeat the same answers to the same questions over and over again here and worse, via private mail. It's just going to make Sango have second thoughts about posting something like this in the future if he knows it means he'll spend the next few days answering the same basic questions over and over again.

Plus, if your asking a question that has already been clearly answered in the thread one or more times, it means your not bothering to be careful and are a prime candidate to hose your DVD player.


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"Just want to remind users to read carefully because certain questions have already been talked about and it's getting a bit redudant when these are posted in the forums and especially when I get them on my PM."

Hey that's the price of being famous and being everyone's hero (-:
What's this service disc someone mentioned to remove region coding or macrovision?

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Sango,

Thank you for all of your effort. The directions were a breeze. CP72 now at 302, great! Thanks also to the poster who hosted the file. I love this forum!
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Hi Vtb2:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ighlight=sango <-- I believe you were talking about this reguarding the service disc which works on some models only.

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Thanks Stephen:

Well I don't really get into second thoughts that easily but I do at least expect people to read carefully instead of skim reading.

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After dealing with Sango extensively on this Panny firmware , I must say he has gone beyond the call of duty and deserves a special award. My ingrained insanity and wildness would have kicked in a long time ago. As if it not already has.

The Lab called: Your Brain is ready.
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Was some one able to REGION FREE their RP-91 by firmware? and does RP-91 does pal to ntsc too?thnx
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