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post #7501 of 7513 Old 03-25-2014, 04:21 AM
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The 3910 will connect to a Pioneer Elite firewire input. I ran that setup for years

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I understand that this has/is being done, however I simply cannot get a connection that works. I just acquired the denon and am wondering if a firmware update could solve this problem.

How can I determine which device is not working to achieve the connection?

Thanks to all
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I understand that this has/is being done, however I simply cannot get a connection that works. I just acquired the denon and am wondering if a firmware update could solve this problem.

How can I determine which device is not working to achieve the connection?

Thanks to all

Do you have another receiver you can connect it to? If not take it to a friend's house and connect it there to see if it works. Have you tried a different connection method just to confirm that it works at all?

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Hi 3910 fans,

Its been ONE whole year since i last logged in.

I got a personal question from Ron_Phelps (Jan 2015 - yes 2015!), i cant answer you - because the forum system doesnt allow it - i haven't posted enough to answer private mail.

Anyway here is what Ron wrote:

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I seem to remember that u replaced your laser in the 3910 - I have tried to contact Michidragon for some pics of pt 2 of the assembly procedure to no avail - can u at least show me where the solder blob(s) are that have to be removed ?
Here is a Picture of the old laser (with two red arrows)

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Hi 3910 fans,

Its been ONE whole year since i last logged in.

I got a personal question from Ron_Phelps (Jan 2015 - yes 2015!), i cant answer you - because the forum system doesnt allow it - i haven't posted enough to answer private mail.

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Here is a Picture of the old laser (with two red arrows)

Cheers
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Thx for your reply - so are these the solder blobs that need to be removed then ??

thx

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Hi 3910 fans,

Its been ONE whole year since i last logged in.

I got a personal question from Ron_Phelps (Jan 2015 - yes 2015!), i cant answer you - because the forum system doesnt allow it - i haven't posted enough to answer private mail.

Anyway here is what Ron wrote:



Here is a Picture of the old laser (with two red arrows)

Cheers
Per
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Thx for your reply - so are these the solder blobs that need to be removed then ??

thx

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Thx for your reply - so are these the solder blobs that need to be removed then ??

thx

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Hi Ron,

In the image you see 4 blobs, because the 2 Solder-bridges has already been removed (what you see is two x two half circles).

When you install it, you have to remove the old defect Laser from the 3910'er first (obviously) - then mount the new one, and when you have attached all cables again, only then you can unsolder the 2 blobs.

Careful! Use a low temperature solder iron if possible and do not touch the blobs for more than 3-4 seconds - otherwise you could heat damage the flex cable or the plastic housing behind the flex cable.

Yes, it's a plastic housing.

And use a solder-wig to unsolder - i did that - worked nicely and fast.

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I still have my 3910 but am no longer using it. Looks and works like new but I choice not to reinstall it when I got a new cabinet and chose just to go with my Oppo blu-ray player. The Denon is in the original box and I have the remote, manual, etc. Is there still a market for these?

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Yes, many are sold on auction site and for the past year the prices have gone up to average above 300 for a well cared for unit.

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Yes, many are sold on auction site and for the past year the prices have gone up to average above 300 for a well cared for unit.
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Repost here, but a bit of a conundrum:


I love my DVD-3910, it has served me well, but IEEE-1394 and DL3 doesn't do much for the newest components, so...

What's the best bet for an upgrade for a DVD-3910? After 12-or-so-years of great service, upgrades keep obsoleting the audio functions I need it for.
When I had a Pioneer Elite flagship, I got great Multichannel DSD, MLP streamed right into the processor via Firewire / I394. But good luck finding s 4k Proc with that.
When I replaced that with a super high-end flagship, Denon Link III did the same thing, trouble free, all processing in the receiver with great processing and DACs.

Now that I've moved to a 4K/60hz ingest/processing chain, are there any reasonably-priced DVD or Blue-Ray playerd that successfully output real, non-downsampled DVD-Audio and 2/5-ch SACD DSD to the newest Denons 7200XWA (so, HDMI transport and/or Denon Link 4). I am less concerned with video processing than reliable, digital full Hi-Rez transport from player to Receiver, I have noted it can be hard to pinpoint players that downscale or pass DSD off as hi-res PCM.

I'm open to suggestions, including both new and used gear, hopefully reasonably-priced, and far less than the 1.5K for the 3910.

I've done a few searches already, with more questions than answers, and thanks in advance to any help you can provide.

P.S. For those who asked, I have several archived DVD-3910 firmware releases, PM me for any specific requests, Thanks in advance.
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Oppo 103 will do everything you need. If you plan to use 6-channel analog output instead of HDMI for audio, consider the Oppo 105.

I use my 3910 as a transport for a headphone amp, still works great.

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Repost here, but a bit of a conundrum:


I love my DVD-3910, it has served me well, but IEEE-1394 and DL3 doesn't do much for the newest components, so...

What's the best bet for an upgrade for a DVD-3910? After 12-or-so-years of great service, upgrades keep obsoleting the audio functions I need it for.
When I had a Pioneer Elite flagship, I got great Multichannel DSD, MLP streamed right into the processor via Firewire / I394. But good luck finding s 4k Proc with that.
When I replaced that with a super high-end flagship, Denon Link III did the same thing, trouble free, all processing in the receiver with great processing and DACs.

Now that I've moved to a 4K/60hz ingest/processing chain, are there any reasonably-priced DVD or Blue-Ray playerd that successfully output real, non-downsampled DVD-Audio and 2/5-ch SACD DSD to the newest Denons 7200XWA (so, HDMI transport and/or Denon Link 4). I am less concerned with video processing than reliable, digital full Hi-Rez transport from player to Receiver, I have noted it can be hard to pinpoint players that downscale or pass DSD off as hi-res PCM.

I'm open to suggestions, including both new and used gear, hopefully reasonably-priced, and far less than the 1.5K for the 3910.

I've done a few searches already, with more questions than answers, and thanks in advance to any help you can provide.

P.S. For those who asked, I have several archived DVD-3910 firmware releases, PM me for any specific requests, Thanks in advance.
Hello Mandrax,

Recently I have obtained beautiful 3910, but it has a problem on HDMI output.
I have checked its firmware is 6609-2, so there is a chance to improve with upgrade. Please reach me if you are still available here.

Thank you
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