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Big C's Avatar Big C 03:19 PM 02-26-2010
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Originally Posted by jhego View Post

I did the firmware upgrade to YGB8827A_V31_CP1252 without knowing what it does, lol.... It was successful and noticed the Pioneer logo has changed. Besides that, what other features does it add?

If you hold he ENTER button next to the 0 until the player turns off, the player's EEPROM will maintain a multi-region setting regardless of what firmware you install after the fact. That is untill you put StM V3.1 back in and hold the CLEAR button next to the 0 until the player turns off to restore the original EEPROM multi-regional setting. If you send interlaced 480i NTSC video via Composite, S-video, or Component, the black level shift drops from 7.5 IRE to 0 IRE, allowing for deeper blacks. If you have trouble with darker scenes, go back to one of the Pioneer original firmwares. If you have a TV that can accept raw NTSC and Pal video, set TV Type to Multi. If not, set it to whatever system corresponds with your TV. The DVD Fast Start feature allows most movies to start without disc menus. If the movie doesn't start, press TOP MENU and start the movie by making the appropriate DVD menu selections. Prohibited User Operations has been partially disabled so you can change the audio and subtitle streams while certain movies are playing which normally didn't let you do this. If you're into compressed audio and video files such as AVI, DivX, MP3, MPEG4, WMA, and WMV, the StM V3.1 can display longer file names than the Pioneer original firmwares. You can switch back and forth between firmwares as much as you want to. I do it all the time with players that cost between $200 and $500. I luck out every time! Another thing that's been reported by the experts to work is success when installing next-generation DV-410V firmware on this model. By doing that, you just increased the range of the Gamma control. Right now, you can only choose between High, Medium, Low, and Off. The next-generation DV-410V firmware changes it from -3 to +3. In order for the DV-400V to think it's a DV-410V, you must rename a DV-410V firmware file. For instance, change YJB8A13A to YGB8A13A. From now on, the 400 will think it's a 410 and recognize YJB firmware files. DV-420V firmware will safely load in the DV-400V, but you might lose USB until you go back to either 400 or 410 firmware. Well, I said a lot. I hope you found it useful. Good luck!

Hkan's Avatar Hkan 04:18 PM 02-26-2010
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Originally Posted by jhego View Post

I did the firmware upgrade to YGB8827A_V31_CP1252 without knowing what it does, lol.... It was successful and noticed the Pioneer logo has changed. What features does the firmware add?

There is a readme file inside the zip file you downloaded!
It has all the info you need!
jhego's Avatar jhego 04:25 PM 02-26-2010
Sorry i didn't look at the read me file. I appreciate the info.
MothAudio's Avatar MothAudio 07:00 PM 02-27-2010
Arg. I downloaded the plasma break on Memorex DVD-R and it plays on my PC but I can't get my Pioneer DV400V to read it! Guess I'll haver to go the SD card route and look a little closer at that Panasonic Blu-Ray!
grolschie's Avatar grolschie 11:11 PM 02-28-2010
Hello. Is there a way to reduce the volume on these players slightly? Firmware with such a feature? I find when playing CDs via digital coax my amp clips in places on some (loud?) CDs. I haven't noticed it with Dolby Digital & DTS DVDs. So I am trying to troubleshoot. Thanks in advance.
marcos7684's Avatar marcos7684 06:50 AM 09-15-2010
Hello. I recently ran into an issue where .avi files (on a 4G verbatim USB key)stopped playing after about an hour on my Pioneer DV400. I poked around and think that this is due to Cinavia DRM.

Has anyone else encountered this? Any ideas on a workaround?

Thanks very much for your help.
sister's Avatar sister 07:42 AM 09-16-2010
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Originally Posted by marcos7684 View Post

Hello. I recently ran into an issue where .avi files (on a 4G verbatim USB key)stopped playing after about an hour on my Pioneer DV400. I poked around and think that this is due to Cinavia DRM.

Has anyone else encountered this? Any ideas on a workaround?

Thanks very much for your help.

Since this is a DVD player, I don't think Cinavia DRM is the fault here. My understanding is that regular DVD players don't support that but Bluray players and PS3s do.

AVI (XviD/DivX) files can be problematic for stand alone players if they weren't encoded for compatibility.
sister's Avatar sister 07:49 AM 09-16-2010
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Originally Posted by MothAudio View Post

Arg. I downloaded the plasma break on Memorex DVD-R and it plays on my PC but I can't get my Pioneer DV400V to read it! Guess I'll haver to go the SD card route and look a little closer at that Panasonic Blu-Ray!

There's a few factors that could've gone wrong.
Right off the bat, Memorex DVDrs are terrible quality discs. They can be "hit or miss" and if you get lucky and it works now, it might not later on. Use better quality media, especially for anything important.

Also, what speed did you burn at and what program did you burn with?
My personal rule of thumb is to set the burn speed to half of what the disc's top rated speed is and use ImgBurn and do not run any other programs while burning.

If after doing those things and the burn still fails or you still get faulty play back, I would suspect the burner may be going belly up.
jjeff's Avatar jjeff 05:20 PM 11-03-2010
Does this player have a setting for 0 IRE black level from SD outputs?
Looked through all the menu's but found nothing about a black level setting for non N. American use.
Hkan's Avatar Hkan 12:55 AM 11-04-2010
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Does this player have a setting for 0 IRE black level from SD outputs?
Looked through all the menu's but found nothing about a black level setting for non N. American use.
Not in the original firmware.
You need a modified firmware for that!
vjdave's Avatar vjdave 06:01 AM 11-07-2010
I have a Pioneer DV-400V and would like to turn OFF the OSD while playing. I do not want the words "PLAY, STOP, REW, etc" to show on the screen when I press controls. If this is not possible to turn off the OSD, please recommend a DVD player that lets me turn off the OSD.

Thanks for your help!
Hkan's Avatar Hkan 07:21 AM 11-07-2010
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Originally Posted by vjdave View Post

I have a Pioneer DV-400V and would like to turn OFF the OSD while playing. I do not want the words "PLAY, STOP, REW, etc" to show on the screen when I press controls. If this is not possible to turn off the OSD, please recommend a DVD player that lets me turn off the OSD.

Thanks for your help!

The DV-400 dont support that!
The DV-420 does!


//Håkan
saudagar's Avatar saudagar 06:33 PM 03-21-2011
I updated my dvd player with YGB7328I firmware posted in this thread. Then i changed my Player settings to PAL (instead of Auto or NTSC .. i am in US which is NTSC) Now after i restarted, no image shows up on my TV.. when i connect a USB movie, it shows that there's a GUI (on menu select) but no image shows up on TV. It was all working fine after the update but before PAL switch. I tried FF and then "ON" btn.. but it does not show any display settings on TV as well!!


Any help will be appreciated
Hkan's Avatar Hkan 10:00 PM 03-21-2011
You could try this:

Press Home Menu
Press Down Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Enter
Press Down Arrow
Press Right Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Right Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Enter
Press Home Menu
Restart the player!
saudagar's Avatar saudagar 06:10 PM 03-22-2011
Hakan, You are Great!! Hats OFF!!

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Originally Posted by Hkan View Post

You could try this:

Press Home Menu
Press Down Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Enter
Press Down Arrow
Press Right Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Right Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Down Arrow
Press Enter
Press Home Menu
Restart the player!


ccoutts's Avatar ccoutts 11:00 PM 05-23-2011
Hi, I have A DV-400V which won't power up any more. I haven't been trying to update firmware or anything, it just won't turn on any more. It had been fairly slow to start up over the last few years (ie screen was blank for a while after pressing power).

Anyone have any idea?

I opened it up, and the only fuse is fine. Caps look good too (not bulging). I guess they could be stuffed internally though.

Thanks for any help
Chris
compaddict's Avatar compaddict 07:52 AM 05-24-2011
twenty plus twenty for my old one to the lower 48!

Vince
ccoutts's Avatar ccoutts 03:41 PM 05-24-2011
Thanks Vince... but I live in New Zealand ;-)

Found a Service Manual for it, so will diagnose it somehow. Other people must just drop them in the bin at this stage.
compaddict's Avatar compaddict 03:50 PM 05-24-2011
Np!
ccoutts's Avatar ccoutts 12:03 AM 05-26-2011
Got it sorted. A rectifier diode was blown in the power supply circuit. I found the service manual for it, and diagnosed from there. If anyone else has this issue, PM me.
grolschie's Avatar grolschie 01:03 AM 05-26-2011
Good news. And good on you. I like the DV-400V.
charles123krik's Avatar charles123krik 10:58 AM 06-01-2011
I just bought this DVD player and im very interested in playing DivX or avi via USB. I have a lacie 100 gb HD laptop i tried a few files at first and I answer using the format of the fat 32 himself, still nothing. i then powered externally through the USB power connection and other pioneer then showed me the root menu i tried a few divx and played, but the problem is to show a little choppy, and missing frames. I tried to file a long time at about 400 mb and another at 700 mb.
smeedles's Avatar smeedles 12:22 AM 10-04-2011
I am just wondering if it is possible for my DV-400v that already plays PAL will be able to play NTSC?
aasoror's Avatar aasoror 12:25 AM 10-04-2011
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Originally Posted by smeedles View Post

I am just wondering if it is possible for my DV-400v that already plays PAL will be able to play NTSC?

Yes it will, you just need to update the firmware with the multi-region hacked one.
smeedles's Avatar smeedles 12:44 AM 10-04-2011
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Originally Posted by aasoror View Post

Yes it will, you just need to update the firmware with the multi-region hacked one.

I have had a look around and everything I find says that it is for the region 2 players, I have a region 4 player. Will the Firmware still still work on my player?
Hkan's Avatar Hkan 11:49 AM 10-04-2011
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Originally Posted by smeedles View Post

I am just wondering if it is possible for my DV-400v that already plays PAL will be able to play NTSC?

Yes your player will be able to play a NTSC disc, how ever you also need a TV that is caple to recive a NTSC signal or the picture will be in black&white.

If you by "able to play NTSC" mean that you want to look at a region 1 disc. Then it depends on if your player is mukltiregional or not.
If your in Australia you player should be multiregional when you buy it, this is due to import/export laws of Australia.

If you player is not multiregional you need to install the modified firmware that you find over at www.pioneerfaq.info
tottallayman's Avatar tottallayman 10:25 AM 09-16-2012
Hello,

my tv is a loewe lcd tv (no hd)
i connected my toshiba external hard drive (has usb 3.0 port) to the dvd player, nothing happened, just the pink pioneer-logo kept moving the same way as before i connected it. It has mostly mkv files on it, but also divx-files, who (as i searched) should be able to be played by the dv 400v.
Also, i burned an mkv file to a dvd via aimersoft dvd creator, when i put it in the dvd player, the menu showed good, the song was good quality, but when i played the actual movie, the sound was really, really (really) bad, like talking robots...
when i

Can anyone provide a cause for these problems and a solution if possible?

Thanks!
em-t-wallitt's Avatar em-t-wallitt 10:14 PM 09-18-2012
Is the Toshiba a 3.5 inch external drive? If so, you'll need to power the Toshiba drive with an AC adapter. Sorry, can't help with the aimersoft dvd playback.
John McMartin's Avatar John McMartin 05:50 PM 01-03-2014

Hello Mate,

 

I have a problem with my Dv400..  Its been a great machine, but just wont power up anymore..  Inside all looks ok, but i don't really know what I'm looking at....

 

Perhaps its the same problem you had..  any ideas?

 

Thanks John


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