Originally Posted by zoro
did it become region free too digipete?
I found this link: http://www.geocities.com/foncreator/
I tried firmware 4b (which is based on the latest Pioneer 2.09/2.10 firmware) on my US Region 1 DV-578a. I now have region free (but no DIVX)
and I have all the features below: COOL
New feature - DVD Fast Start. Press "Play" to skip any warnings, ads etc at the beginning of DVD video.
DVD prohibited user operations protection removed. Almost
New item in the "Video Adjust" menu - Darker Than Black.
SRT subtitles' milliseconds timing fixed.
v3 (a "lazy" release, don't wanna patch v2.10's 8032)
ARM and DSP from official v2.10 - users report on some subtle DivX/MP3 improvements.
41-char subs filename limitation removed.
Subs body is pure white now, an outline - pure black; alignment - bottom.
Screensaver makes the screen totally blank - no "Pioneer" animation anymore.
Region free (player will stay multizone even after downgrade to original FW).
VFD (Vacuum Fluoricent Display) file navigation: while you're in the filebrowser everything under cursor will be shown on VFD (first 10 chars, ASCII only due to VFD limitations). Can be useful for MP3 users.
Changes relative to original FW:
no image preview
long (50 chars) ASCII/CP1251 filenames
White black-outlined subs (Font2-3, Impact 20, CP1251).
New system font (Font0-1, Font9-10, Impact 14, CP1251).
New items in the "Audio Settings" menu: Equalizer, Bass boost, Super bass, Treble boost.
New "Video Output" submenu - "TV Type" (Multisync, PAL, NTSC. Off/On player after change).
"V.Surround" key now turns on/off a random (shuffle) play of MP3s. "Virtual Surround" is still available through "Audio Settings" menu.