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post #721 of 1139 Old 02-28-2008, 01:36 PM
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Just unlocked my DV-400 and can finally watch Jerry Springer: The Opera. which has never been released on a Region 1 DVD. The man is a genius!
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w00t just installed the new Hakan too, improvement over the original, thanks Hakan.

Only small problem i still have is that the display still cant fit really long filenames on the screen... for example when watching Terminator episodes i never know what episode i'm watching, because they all just show as "Terminator.The.Sarah.Connor.Chronicles.S01" in the file list, and even shorter "Terminator.The.Sarah.Connor.Chr" when i press the display button. The file list is better than before, but the filenames on the 'display' screen seem to be shorter than before with a bigger/bold font...
Subtitles are definitely improved tho
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I've installed Hakan firmware and am very happy with it.

Today I downloaded one of those "720p.hdtv.x264" mkv files. It obviously didn't play in the DV-400, so I converted it to AVI with River Past Video Cleaner (I used the X-vid MPEG-4 codec). I tried it in the DV-400 again and whilst the sound played fine, I got a blank screen and an error saying the "video resolution was not supported".

Has anyone else experienced this?
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I've installed Hakan firmware and am very happy with it.

Today I downloaded one of those "720p.hdtv.x264" mkv files. It obviously didn't play in the DV-400, so I converted it to AVI with River Past Video Cleaner (I used the X-vid MPEG-4 codec). I tried it in the DV-400 again and whilst the sound played fine, I got a blank screen and an error saying the "video resolution was not supported".

Has anyone else experienced this?

well any one who would try to play HD vedio's on a non-HD player would certainly experience that. Although the player is 1080p upconverting, its only capable of accepting 480p DVDs and DivX of resolution 720X576 which is 576p (for sake of comparison), to solve this just use Hometheater Divx Profile in you conversion tool and you should end up with a playable file.
Hope that helped,
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I can not play long divx movies on my dv400 from my hard drive. I noticed it will play movies that are 2 hours long but not longer. Any solutions.

I also noticed that if i add more movies to my hard drive it will not keep the movies added in order.Example: a,b,c,d,e. If I add more movies to a,b,c,d it will be a,b,c,d,a,b instead of a,a,b,b,c,d.
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My player will freeze when I try to play long movies from my hard drive. It will get stuck on play but will never show that the movie is loading. I then have to turn my player on and off. Any solutions?
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I can not play long divx movies on my dv400 from my hard drive. I noticed it will play movies that are 2 hours long but not longer. Any solutions.

I also noticed that if i add more movies to my hard drive it will not keep the movies added in order.Example: a,b,c,d,e. If I add more movies to a,b,c,d it will be a,b,c,d,a,b instead of a,a,b,b,c,d.

I am not sure if the problem with the movie length, its the file size, it wont play divx files bigger than 1 GB (as far as I remember), you can use "avi-splitter"s to divide the movie into 2 files then it should work no problem.
For the file order, its ordered by date not by name (yes, you can't do anything about that, dont know about Hakan's firmware though)

Hope that helped,

Update : 2 Gigs is the limit thanks spidy
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I did some research and it looks like the file size has to be smaller than 2 gigs. Any bigger and it will not play.

How many folders or sub folders does the player support?

Thanks 4 the help
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How many folders or sub folders does the player support?
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does some one know? whats difference between 400V and 410V?
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I just purchased a DV-400V and all features work beautifully except 1: WMV files will not play. I have tried from both a USB flash drive and from a CD-R. The player recognizes the files as WMV on both the disk and the flash drive but will not actually play the files. The files are not protected by DRM, the resolution matches the specs in the Pioneer manual. I believe the files are WMV 9 encoded because they play without any problems in my Creative Zen that also requires that the files be WMV 9 encoded. Any ideas?
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can any one tell me how to make a new pioneer elite dv-48av,,region free..zone free etc....james
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can any one tell me how to make a new pioneer elite dv-48av,,region free..zone free etc....james

Well I think you would have better luck at the "DV-48 av thread" here : http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=878504
Best of luck,
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does some one know? whats difference between 400V and 401V?

I googled all over the place, there is nothing called 401v, unless you mean 410v, which is the 2008 version of the 400v and to be released around June 08, the press release lists nothing different that what we already have on 400v.
Hope that helped,
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I googled all over the place, there is nothing called 401v, unless you mean 410v, which is the 2008 version of the 400v and to be released around June 08, the press release lists nothing different that what we already have on 400v.
Hope that helped,

my apologies! indeed! 410v
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well any one who would try to play HD vedio's on a non-HD player would certainly experience that. Although the player is 1080p upconverting, its only capable of accepting 480p DVDs and DivX of resolution 720X576 which is 576p (for sake of comparison), to solve this just use Hometheater Divx Profile in you conversion tool and you should end up with a playable file.
Hope that helped,

Thank you!
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I've had my DV-400V for a few weeks now and haven't updated the firmware. Here are some (windows) stats from an .avi file that I regularly play from DVD:

Duration: 3:05:48
Bit Rate: 192kbs
Dimensions: 720x480
Size: 2.67GB

So I think the 2 GB limitation is not universal to all firmwares/.avi formats.

I've not noticed the darkness issue, but, in double checking this file I noticed that I still that that input on my Panny set to Vivid. I'm still new to this HDTV stuff, perhaps it'll darken up when I switch to another picture mode

I'm currently using the 480i output, as that seems to give the best picture with my DVDs - apparently the scalar in my TH-50PC77U is better equipped to handle them. I haven't yet tinkered to find the best output for my vast collection of .avi's, but they're all different codecs and resolutions and seem to work fine with that output. Has anyone done that research and determined the output that works best over the majority of avi's with this TV?
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I've had my DV-400V for a few weeks now and haven't updated the firmware. Here are some (windows) stats from an .avi file that I regularly play from DVD:

Duration: 3:05:48
Bit Rate: 192kbs
Dimensions: 720x480
Size: 2.67GB

So I think the 2 GB limitation is not universal to all firmwares/.avi formats.

Hello,
Very interesting,
Can you advise us with your firmware version perhaps there is a pioneer update over the YGB7821A released in August?
Regards,
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Hello,
Very interesting,
Can you advise us with your firmware version perhaps there is a pioneer update over the YGB7821A released in August?
Regards,

Sure, no prob, I'll fish that out when I get home tonight. In the meantime, whoever received it from Amazon a couple of weeks ago will probably have the same version.
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Can you advise us with your firmware version perhaps there is a pioneer update over the YGB7821A released in August?
Regards,

I had the previous firmware and wanted to upgrade so I contacted Pioneer tech support. He said I'd have to take it to a service center to update the f/w (???!!!). I told him I've had plenty of experience updating f/w and could he just send me the file since it's not on their website. He replied back again with I'd have to take it to a service center. I asked what was the newest version f/w and he never did reply. So I went to Hakan's site where he has the original f/w's posted and downloaded the YGB7821A but I didn't see anything newer than that.

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I called Pioneer Tech Support on Monday re: my DV-400V's inability to play WMV files (see my Monday post to which no one has yet responded -- hint hint). I asked Pioneer about firmware updates. Pioneer said there is a Dec 2007 firmware update but they were unable to say what features/problems the Dec 07 update is designed to address.
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After a quick poke through the menus, my firmware is: YGB7821A

Maybe I burn my DVD's better than everyone else

Some other facts from the file, under Video properties:
Frame Rate: 29 frames/second (probably rounded down from 29.97)
Video sample size: 24 bit
Video compression: XVID

Wow, here's an odd fact from VirtualDub:
Number of key frames: 1 (no wonder its so big!)

Cheers
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The 2 gig size is only if you play a file from a hard drive. DVD should not matter.
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How many folders or sub folders does the player support from a hard drive?
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I just got the Pioneer DV-400V-K dvd player yesterday. I wanted to make this player Region Free. I can't find anything on the net to do this. Can someone help me? I am guessing I have to change the firmware. Is this Hakan firmware what I need to get? I take it I need to use the HDMI->DVI OK or the Original? Or do I need to do something else all together? Once I can play my other region dvd's I'll be happy. Right now all I can do is play Region 1 dvds.
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I just tried making a disc for my player from the Hakan site. The instructions is for a different version of Nero than I have I believe. Anyway, the disc could not be read by my player to upgrade it. Can anyone offer some help? I have Nero version 6.6.1.4 I really want to get my player to be able to play different region dvds.
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I called Pioneer Tech Support on Monday re: my DV-400V's inability to play WMV files (see my Monday post to which no one has yet responded -- hint hint). I asked Pioneer about firmware updates. Pioneer said there is a Dec 2007 firmware update but they were unable to say what features/problems the Dec 07 update is designed to address.

I got the same feedback from Pioneer Canada:
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Thank you for emailing Pioneer Electronics of Canada,

I am sorry, there is a fimware update for the DV-400V-K
It could be done at our authorized service centres.
But service depart did say what the firmware is for.

Customer Call Centre
Pioneer Electronics of Canada
300 Allstate Parkway
Markham Ontario L3R 0P2
Toll free: 1 (877) 283 5901
Fax: 1 (877) 746 4848
------------------------

I called their nearest service center and they told me they only have FW for the HD players which you can download from Pioneer site, they never heard about an update for the DV-400V.
Emailed Pioneer again for further details but still waiting for a reply,
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After a quick poke through the menus, my firmware is: YGB7821A

Maybe I burn my DVD's better than everyone else

Some other facts from the file, under Video properties:
Frame Rate: 29 frames/second (probably rounded down from 29.97)
Video sample size: 24 bit
Video compression: XVID

Wow, here's an odd fact from VirtualDub:
Number of key frames: 1 (no wonder its so big!)

Cheers

Thanks for the update, I guess they either had a minor firmware update without changing the firmware version (less likely), or amazon and woot are depleting old stock (thats why recent buyers are still getting the same firmware version).
If its out somewhere, it should be surfacing soon,
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I just tried making a disc for my player from the Hakan site. The instructions is for a different version of Nero than I have I believe. Anyway, the disc could not be read by my player to upgrade it. Can anyone offer some help? I have Nero version 6.6.1.4 I really want to get my player to be able to play different region dvds.

It would help to know which part of the instructions you weren't able to find in your nero, the burning settings are the same for all versions they might just have different name. just make sure you have the disc name typed correctly its case sensitive, and that its a CD-R not DVD, and its not a multisession disc. (to see all neros setting dont use the wizards or "nero express" just open "nero burning rom" and start from there)
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I just purchased a DV-400V and all features work beautifully except 1: WMV files will not play. I have tried from both a USB flash drive and from a CD-R. The player recognizes the files as WMV on both the disk and the flash drive but will not actually play the files. The files are not protected by DRM, the resolution matches the specs in the Pioneer manual. I believe the files are WMV 9 encoded because they play without any problems in my Creative Zen that also requires that the files be WMV 9 encoded. Any ideas?

Anyone else having this problem?? Any obvious or potential fixes?
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