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post #361 of 508
I have both a DV-400v and a DV-410v and haven't noticed any more than the slightest mechanical noise coming out of either one during disc play. I certainly haven't noticed any difference in mechanical noise as between the two.

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post #362 of 508
So, is the 410 region free or what?
post #363 of 508
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Originally Posted by QuiGonJosh View Post

So, is the 410 region free or what?

Well, no, not out of the box from the factory. However, there are third party firmware updates that can be downloaded from the internet and installed on the 410 by the user to modify it to be region free. I didn't go through that process on mine, beacuse I bought mine already "region free" after it had been modified by the vendor to make it region free. So, I'll leave the details as to where to obtain the firmware downloads and how to do the firmware installation to others here who actaully know the process and have gone through it...
post #364 of 508
So it must be done via firmware update? There's no code to enter to make it region-free like other players?
post #365 of 508
As explained on the previous page

Update player with hacked firmware
Then resort back to old firmware
While pushing a button on the player

The previous page Hkan said how to do it, it will take you two CDs and about 10 minutes to do it, not tough at all, the firmware update is simple

http://www.pioneerfaq.info/english/d...tion=Firmwares
post #366 of 508
Thanks. I may do this at some point.
post #367 of 508
Hello,
After reading through this forum, I have not found the answer to my problem- I just got the DV-410, and a disk I have of mixed .avi and .mpg files only lists the .avi files!
I have a Pioneer DV-383s that shows both the .avi and the .mpg files fine, but the DV-410, a newer player, doesn't?
Do I have to convert all my .mpg files to .avi to play on the DV-410?
In the specs it says the 410 plays MPEG files... why does it not see them?
Thanks
post #368 of 508
You dont see them becosue there is no support for MPEG files in the firmware, Pioneer have removed it! Dont ask why, becosue I dont know!
You have to write to Pioneer and tell them to put it back!
post #369 of 508
I'm so disappointed with the cost of Blu-Ray players, I'm considering either the Pioneer DV-49AV or the Pioneer DV-410V-K any advantage on either side? The DV-49AV is an Elite model costing $100 more.
post #370 of 508
OK so I upgraded my firmware to make my DV-410V region free. It didn't show the logo after going black after 25-30 minutes of sitting. So I did what the guide said: pull the plug, plug it back in, hold the stop button on the player itself, while turning on the player. It stated: CLEAR on the dvd screen. So I checked the firmware:
Initial Settings > Options > (Display on remote)

It states:
Region: 1
ROM Version: YJB8223B

Is this upgraded to region free? Or am I stuck in the same position as I was before. I tried to play a PAL movie I burned and it wouldn't play. If the firmware upgraded correctly then I just burned the DVD incorrectly. I'd like some clarification please on this. Thank you!
post #371 of 508
I think you used the original Pioneer firmware! The original firmwares can not make your player multiregional!
To make your dvd player multiregional you need to use the modified, StM, firmware!
post #372 of 508
anyway to get this puppy to play MP4 files as wells as Divx and avi. if not anyone know a good way to convert mp4 to avi?
post #373 of 508
UGH, I feel so stupid. Could you direct me to a link please? I seriously thought that was the firmware from pioneerfaq to make it region free.
post #374 of 508
Go to www.pioneerfaq.info
Click on DVD in menu.
Then scroll down till you see DV-410 in menu, click on English flag.
Click on Firmwares in menu.
Scroll down till you see a yellow box, here are the firmwares!
StM are the once to go for, you can choose CP1252!

When you have updated your player, you cant miss that it is a new firmware , and you have started the player again and display reads NO DISC.
Take the remote control and press and hold the ENTER button till the player turn it self off.
When you restart your player again it will be multiregional and will remain so even if you choose to update your player again.
post #375 of 508
OK so I wait for the Pioneer logo to come on. Turn it off by holding enter?
post #376 of 508
ahh its staying black like last time, should I continue with the same method of closing the tray manually, unplugging, plug it back in, holding the stop button while pressing on?
post #377 of 508
OK it looks updated, the logo is entirely different. Thanks man!
post #378 of 508
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Originally Posted by shazzan3 View Post

anyway to get this puppy to play MP4 files as wells as Divx and avi. if not anyone know a good way to convert mp4 to avi?

This is what I use (klik me)

it may come quite handy and the most of all
it's totally free



p.s. @ Admins & Mods
let me be excused if I broke any rules sending direkt link
post #379 of 508
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Originally Posted by matcad View Post

Hello, I join forum in hope that someone can help me out here.
I got this DVD-Player after few days of internet research. Today I have been trying to hook it up to Westinghouse 47" True 1080P LCD via HDMI for over an hour without any luck.
HDMI in Video Settings tab in Initial Setup is grayed out and set to Auto. No way to change anything there. LED HDMI indicator on the front panel goes on during playback and display says 480P. When I hit Initial Manu it displays GUI. No picture on TV.
TV is set to autodetecting INPUT source and it searches briefly HDMI 1 or 2 or 3 input and then says: "no signal". Only video I get is from composite out. I did not check component or S-Video.
Anyway, I'm frustrated cause not only I don't get anything from HDMI output but I can forget also about upconverting to 1080P which was the whole point of this setup. What am I doing wrong. HELP.
Could it be my HDMI cable I got on summitsource.com for $5. I'm getting another one from monoprice.com today just in case.
Thank You.


I'm having more or less the exact same problem as above when connected to my new Epson 6100 (only HDMI light goes red and display says 1080P) but nothing by garbled noise from my projector. The worst part is that when I try and access my projector's menu it too is garbled (almost as if the resident menu is being rebroadcast through the player - strange. I would expect to see the projector's menu pristine against a backdrop of garble).

What am I missing? Doesn't seem to be the cable and component works fine (projector input says signal is 480p over component). Tried to cycle on and off but to no avail.

Also interesting is that I had somewhat similar problems with short-owned Philips DVP5990) only in that case, the DVD player menu displayed fine and it worked great for about 10+ seconds until it would crash and display a "Display Connected -non HDCP Compliant". I don't get that with the Pioneer but I'm wondering if the garbled picture is Pioneer's way of telling me I have a handshake problem with my projector (which btw is supposed to be HDCP compliant).

Is there anyway to adjust the HDMI settings through another connection? (as I said, the HDMI menu is greyed out when using anything other than HDMI and because of the frequency of the garbled picture navigatingto make changes via HDMI is next to impossible).
post #380 of 508
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Originally Posted by Vanto View Post

This is what I use (klik me)

it may come quite handy and the most of all
it's totally free


p.s. @ Admins & Mods
let me be excused if I broke any rules sending direkt link


Thanks, I will surely try that out next time i have the need.
post #381 of 508
Just bought this player to pair with a Kuro 5020FD (temporary set up until next generation blu ray players are available in the spring). Assuming there are others who have paired the DV-410V with a Kuro, is there a consensus regarding optimum video settings on the 410V? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
post #382 of 508
How is the pal playback on this player? Does it work without any stuttering? I'm looking at this player over the phillips because it stutters with pal. Also, this player is cheaper than the oppo. So, any help would be appreciated.
post #383 of 508
Hey.
Am I just a dunce. I've got a Phillips 42in 1080 (42ta648bx) and just bought the Pioneer DV-410V. I am playing the DVDs with an HDMI cable. The standard setting on the 410V is 720x480. When I turn the TV on, the reading is 480. If I switch the setting to either 1080 selection, the TV reading changes to 1080, but lines start streaming across my TV, making it unwatchable. Am I missing a setting somewhere? Help.
Thanks.
post #384 of 508
Hi Everyone,

Setting up a DV-410 on a Panasonic 42PZ80U. Using the original Avia calibration disc and on the Brightness section and i cannot see the two black bars scrolling in the grey area. I have all ehancements turned off on the television and yet when i turn brightness all the way up its still not there. HDMI using the 1080p upconversion. Is there a setting on the dvd player itself i'm not aware of? Researching if this is common on LCD/Plasma's the respones seem mixed. I havent tried w/ component simply because we plan on using HDMI for video source. Any help is appreciated!
post #385 of 508
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Originally Posted by ChrisHman View Post

Hi Everyone,

Setting up a DV-410 on a Panasonic 42PZ80U. Using the original Avia calibration disc and on the Brightness section and i cannot see the two black bars scrolling in the grey area. I have all ehancements turned off on the television and yet when i turn brightness all the way up its still not there. HDMI using the 1080p upconversion. Is there a setting on the dvd player itself i'm not aware of? Researching if this is common on LCD/Plasma's the respones seem mixed. I havent tried w/ component simply because we plan on using HDMI for video source. Any help is appreciated!

Searching this thread reveals SETTINGS THAT MIGHT WORK
post #386 of 508
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisHman View Post

Setting up a DV-410 on a Panasonic 42PZ80U. Using the original Avia calibration disc and on the Brightness section and i cannot see the two black bars scrolling in the grey area. I have all ehancements turned off on the television and yet when i turn brightness all the way up its still not there...

When calibrating my Panasonic plasma via HDMI with a Pioneer DV-400, I had better luck changing the calibration settings in the DV-400 player itself, while leaving the Panasonic at cinema neutral setting. Like you, I couldn't seem to get the full range of calibration control when adjusting the Panny settings alone. Might be worth a try on your DV-410.
post #387 of 508
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Originally Posted by lassen View Post

When calibrating my Panasonic plasma via HDMI with a Pioneer DV-400, I had better luck changing the calibration settings in the DV-400 player itself, while leaving the Panasonic at cinema neutral setting. Like you, I couldn't seem to get the full range of calibration control when adjusting the Panny settings alone. Might be worth a try on your DV-410.

I will consider doing this when calibrating the dvd player itself, but my initial need is to calibrate the television. So changing the settings on the dvd player won't do much good for my cable hdtv viewing purposes. I think im close w/ the settings i have, but could go a little more fine tune. I will go back into the OSD and look for a setting that turns off black level per greeno's link. I dont recall seeing it and have the original non hacked firmware, but will look again. Thanks for everyone's responses!
post #388 of 508
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Originally Posted by ChrisHman View Post

I will consider doing this when calibrating the dvd player itself, but my initial need is to calibrate the television. So changing the settings on the dvd player won't do much good for my cable hdtv viewing purposes.

Note that calibration settings are specific to the source input (unless your DV-410 and cable box are sharing the same HDMI port on the Panny). The PZ80 will store a separate set of calibration settings for each picture mode choice from each individual input port. I'm not aware of any "overall" setting on the PZ80 to calibrate the whole TV, although it might be possible to average the settings from each source calibration (assuming they calibrate to similar results).
post #389 of 508
Quote:
Originally Posted by lassen View Post

Note that calibration settings are specific to the source input (unless your DV-410 and cable box are sharing the same HDMI port on the Panny). The PZ80 will store a separate set of calibration settings for each picture mode choice from each individual input port. I'm not aware of any "overall" setting on the PZ80 to calibrate the whole TV, although it might be possible to average the settings from each source calibration (assuming they calibrate to similar results).


Fair enough, but the panny doesnt have individual video settings between video sources (setting changes I make on Video4 for DVD occur across all inputs including Video5 for TV, etc). And considering the only calibration sources i've ever heard of have been dvd related (other than the occasional 6am show on INHD back in the day), then I'm assuming a dvd disk is the best way to calibrate a TV. So i just wanted to find the best general settings for the TV before i went fine tuning the dvd video output settings themselves.

After reading this thread a bit it appears the "black level off" is something only set in the hacked firmware. I wonder if the avia dvd black bar issue occurs on all lcd/plasma? I only have a CRT set to compare prior. I plan on hooking up my Zenith DVB318 to the set and see if the Avia Brightness Bars dont appear there either. If not then i suspect Avia is outdated and I will download GetGray based on recommendations on the forum.

Thanks again for the guidance!
post #390 of 508
USB question... will the port read USB mem sticks that are formatted NTFS? Reason being I have some movies over 4GB in size and they will not go on a FAT32 partition.
Thanks!
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