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Originally Posted by Foxbat121
The problem seems is your RPTV's ability to sync with the slightly off standard timing signals from HD941. I've see quite a few reports of similar issues with analog TVs (mostly Sony CRTs) with various brand of DVD players. It has nothing to do with marcoblocking or DCDi chipset.
Originally Posted by dirk1843
In other words, do all players that upconvert over componet have a "slightly off standard timing signals"??
Originally Posted by mufaddal
Does anyone know where I can buy an HD941 now, either B&M or online? Can't seem to find them on Amazon either.
Originally Posted by Jim Golden
Has anyone figured out a way to "kill" the HDMI audio not supported message that repeatedly pops up on the screen?
Originally Posted by tsancak
are there anyone able to make 941 multiregion ???
Originally Posted by simonNYC
After months of looking for a way to make the 941 region-free, I finally found a method that works. Oddly enough, I found the directions on amazon which somebody was kind enough to post. I used this method last night and I can vouch that it works. Anyways, here are the directions
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I researched many upscaling players--including others from Samsung, including the 841 and 950--and decided on the HD941. I've only had the player for a few weeks now, but am very impressed and happy with it. PQ is excellent, even on an HDTV that supposedly does its own upscaling (the Samsung HL-P5063W).
A bonus was being able to make the player region-free using (sometimes conflicting) experiences found elsewhere on the Internet and some of my own ingenuity. I'm posting my detailed experiences here so that others can make their player region-free. The steps may appear long and complicated, but they took less than five minutes to peform.
The most-recent experiences indicate that an Aiwa remote is required to make the 941 region-free. That worked for me! I would love to know why an Aiwa remote is able to do this and how anyone could have stumbled upon this discovery!
Actually, I programmed my Harmony 676 remote to *emulate* the Aiwa remote and then used the Harmony to make my 941 region-free. Talk about multiple levels of indirection!
The Harmony requires the model number of a *device*, not a remote. Not knowing which Aiwa device(s) use the RC-6AS14 remote, I Google'd for "Aiwa RC-6AS14 remote control". One of the hits took me to http://www.dvdremotecontrols.com/Mfr...S14.htm--which not only provided a screen shot of the remote, but also listed the Aiwa devices that the remote actually controls!
I programmatically added the first Aiwa device (the CX-NA10--a "Mini System (DVD)") to my Harmony, and then I performed the following steps:
Note: Make sure the 941 is off. Make sure there is no DVD in the drive.
Using the 941 remote:
1. Turn the player on.
2. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button. The drive door will open.
Using the Harmony remote:
3. Press the DEVICE button.
4. Press the NEXT button until the "Mini System (DVD)" device appears next to one of the soft buttons.
5. Press the "Mini System (DVD)" soft button.
6. Press the NEXT button until "Repeat" appears next to one of the soft buttons. (I had to press the NEXT button seven times to cycle through the choices.)
7. Press the "Repeat" soft button.
8. Press the NEXT button until "Program" appears next to one of the soft buttons. (I had to press the NEXT button eight times to cycle through the choices.)
9. Press the "Program" soft button.
10. Press the NEXT button until "Clock" appears next to one of the soft buttons. (I had to press the NEXT button three times to cycle through the choices.)
11. Press the "Clock" soft button.
The player's LCD will display "ADJUST". There was also a brief mention of something about a 'servo adjustment complete' on the TV.
I used the 941's remote to press "9" (as others have instructed), but this didn't have a visible effect. The drive door did not close. Doesn't hurt to do it, I suppose.
12. Using the buttons on the player, close the drive door and power it down.
Upon powering up the 941, I could play other regions' DVDs. I also double-checked that my own region's DVDs still played ok.
I added the 941 to my Harmony remote and both it and the player itself have been working great!
-I just purchased my 941 from Amazon.com; not sure which firmware version I have, but I assume it's a relatively current one.
-Other people's experiences said I would need to press a SHIFT button on the Aiwa remote prior to pressing the Repeat, Program, and Clock button--in order to generate the appropriate signals. Since the Harmony emulated the *functions* of the Aiwa remote and not the actual *buttons*, I did not need to emulate or press a SHIFT key.