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post #451 of 508
Hi Guys, i'm having a small issue, my DV410-V for some reason is playing some movies/shows in black and white, when this occurs even the main menu goes to black/white, you cannot get back to colour until you play something which you know definetely works and you have used in the past, it is both brand new dvd's and also copies which work 100% on the computer but for some reason turn to black and white once i use them on my dvd player. these are .avi files

thanks in advance,

Jamie
post #452 of 508
Quote:
Originally Posted by lumix09 View Post

Hi Guys, i'm having a small issue, my DV410-V for some reason is playing some movies/shows in black and white, when this occurs even the main menu goes to black/white, you cannot get back to colour until you play something which you know definetely works and you have used in the past, it is both brand new dvd's and also copies which work 100% on the computer but for some reason turn to black and white once i use them on my dvd player. these are .avi files

thanks in advance,

Jamie


You may need to change the setting within the DVD player to output a PAL or a NTSC signal, depending on what your TV-sytem is.
Turn off your player.
Using the front panel controls, hold down >>| then press STANDBY/ON to switch the TV system. The TV system changes as follows:
AUTO --> NTSC
NTSC --> PAL
PAL --> AUTO
post #453 of 508
Well you said it! The player's output to TV was set to "Multisync TV". I changed it to "NTSC" (TV's native system) and problem solved. Now it's region-free even after I turn the player off and on again.
Thanks a lot for your help Hkan and take care.
post #454 of 508
Will the 410's coaxial digital audio output still work? Also, will the 410 play multi-channel and stereo areas of SACDs, as well as output multi-channel and stereo DSD respectively via the 410's HDMI output without conversion to PCM?
post #455 of 508
410 play multi-channel and stereo areas of SACDs....

Won't. That is one of the differences between the 610 and the 410. The 410 doesn't have the hardware. As for the other functions working if one applies the 610 firmware, someone else will have to help you there. Also DIVX Pro won't work. The Mediatek chipset in the 410 only does plain vanilla DIVX.
post #456 of 508
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Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4 View Post

410 play multi-channel and stereo areas of SACDs....

Won't. That is one of the differences between the 610 and the 410. The 410 doesn't have the hardware. As for the other functions working if one applies the 610 firmware, someone else will have to help you there. Also DIVX Pro won't work. The Mediatek chipset in the 410 only does plain vanilla DIVX.

He doesn't own any SACDs, but he has confirmed that there are menu options available pertaining to SACD playback. As some of you may know, I have a DV-58AV which I use via S-video and its high-end 5.1 analog output section. For movies, I would like Hakan's enhancements such as blacker-than-black/below black, DVD fast-start, and the disabling/overriding of prohibited user operations (puos). However, there is no telling if or when Hakan might adapt his enhancements to the firmware for the DV-800AV/LX50/58AV. So in order to accomidate my situation, I am considering getting a future-proof budget Pioneer player. Yet I'd like to buy it brand knew from an authorized Pioneer dealer. I was originally considering the DV-49AV, but you can get the DV-410V for under $100. I am thinking that if Hakan's enhanced firmware for the DV-610AV is installed on the DV-410V, it would make a good movie player, as well as play SACD via HDMI and be useful as an HDMI transport once I upgrade everything in my livingroom.
post #457 of 508
Hi, I'm a new forum user from Italy.

I've got a problem with my DV-410V DVD player as regards Divx movies with subtitles. I download regular .srt files, but sometimes they just won't work, the subs just aren't displayed. I put the movie and subs file in a USB dongle, or in a folder on a DVD disc, start the movie, and no subs appear. This just happens in some cases and not with every file.

Does anyone know why this happens and how to solve it?
post #458 of 508
Most likley there is a bug in the subtitle file! To fix this you need to download: Subtitle Work Shop, Open the subtitle file in SWS, then press CTRL-I and it will find the errors in the file, you might need to do this sevreal times to locate all errors. Then you choose Save As... and chosoe SubRip format.

You could also try this: Start the movie, turn on subtitles, press |<< to jump to begining of movie and subtitles should work!
post #459 of 508
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hkan View Post

Most likley there is a bug in the subtitle file! To fix this you need to download.... Open the subtitle file in SWS, then press CTRL-I and it will find the errors in the file, you might need to do this sevreal times to locate all errors. Then you choose Save As... and chosoe SubRip format.

You could also try this: Start the movie, turn on subtitles, press |<< to jump to begining of movie and subtitles should work!

Unfortunately none of those worked. Another thing I forgot: sometimes, with exactly the same files (avi and sub), the subs work when the files are on a USB dongle, but don't when they're on a DVD disc.
post #460 of 508
It might be too many sessions on the DVD disc!
post #461 of 508
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hkan View Post

It might be too many sessions on the DVD disc!

Still I haven't solved the problem in the first place. I mean: do the subtitloes need to be activated some way? because most paret of the time they just start automatically, sometimes, as said, just don't work.
post #462 of 508
I'm looking to maybe upgrade from the DV-400V to the 410 but i want to know if the picture quality has improved or if its pretty much the same as the 400? what advantages does the 410 have over the 400?
post #463 of 508
In my humble opinion nothing. Not worth doing.

If you want to step up to a better performing unit look at the DV610 on Amazon. Priced decently, uses a bit higher quality mediatek chip so it can do DIVX Pro, sacd, dvd-a, etc.
post #464 of 508
This firmware can be found at http://www.pioneerfaq.info/click/click.php?id=426. You should consider the amount of money and time he puts into webspace, players, and parts in order to continue developing firmware as Pioneer releases them. If it means a lot to you that he continues his work, you can send him a PayPal donation to support@pioneerfaq.info.
post #465 of 508
Thread Starter 
Here's the changes listed for the V3.0 firmware:

V3.0 (2009-06-18)
------------------
- Based on new original firmware (YJB8A13A)
- New file browser.
- Original WELCOME and OFF is used again.
- Freezes under certain condition when playing certain DVD title.
- Subtitles are flashed in certain DVD title "11th Hour".
- Sound interruption happens when simultaneously playing JPEG files and music files in USB thumb drive.
- Yellow high light disappears under certain condition when making program list for DivX and audio files.

I haven't tried V3.0 yet, but I think I've seen the last two bugs occassionally with the V2.2 firmware. Otherwise, the V2.2 firmware is excellent, so this may be primarily a more stable (bugfix) release.
post #466 of 508
Hy

My english is poor, sorry

I have a problem witch the .WMV flie. When I reproduce this type of file from USB, the button midle of screen pixeled. With .avi file not have a problem.

Any have idea for tyhis problem??

Thanks
post #467 of 508
Hi all. Just got my DV-410V and all is great except that there are no LEDs on the front panel. No standby light, that is, and the navigation wheel doesn't have any either, though it looks like they should be there.

Is this model designed like this?

Thx.
post #468 of 508
There is a power on light, and the front panel will say whether you are in USB mode, the amount of time played, etc. If that isn't showing up and the machine is indeed turned on then you have a defective unit.
post #469 of 508
hi
i'm a newbie on this forum and wish to thank all the members for their discussions regarding firmwares, calibrations and what not...and specifically to Hkan for putting up such efforts to mod the firmware!
i recently purchased a dv410 (and updated the firmware to StM v3.0). i want to use it to play music on my portable 4gb pen-drive.
as i have no issues with it playing all the songs in a certain sequence, i simply turned the browser off (by pressing "menu" on the remote) and pressed "play". this began playing music on the usb.

my pen-drive has following folder structure

\\
|-A

|-Aa

|-Aa1 (has files)
|-Aa2 (has files)
. (has files)
. (has files)
. (has files)
|-Aa9 (has files)

|-Ab (has files)
|-Ac (has files)

|-Ac1 (has files)

|-Ad (has files)
. (has files)
. (has files)
. (has files)
|-Ai (has files)

|-B

|-Ba (has files)
|-Bb (has files)
. (has files)
. (has files)
. (has files)
|-Bh (has files)
. (has files)
. (has files)
. (has files)
|-Bt (has files)

|-C

|-Ca (has files)
. (has files)
. (has files)
. (has files)
|-Cz (has files)

when the tracks started playing, a fairly interesting thing happened. the 1st track to be played was from the folder "Ab" instead of "Aa1"! when i skipped tracks using the "next" key on the remote, it didn't play the tracks in "Ac1" (seems it ignores tracks at third subfolder-level and beyond); and then i could play tracks till the folder "Bh" and after that it simply said "operation not permitted"!
I can't seem to understand what suddenly happens after the folder "Bh".

fyi, i can play tracks once i turn on the browser and enter the folder individually, but thats something which i can't do 'coz once i enter a certain folder (instead of \\) and play tracks, dv410 won't automatically advance to tracks outside that folder.

this behaviour of the player has left me rather irked. i could see the limitations (as mentioned in the manual) for a CD-R/RW disc as:
no more than 299 folders on a disc
no more than 648 (folders + files) within each folder


my pen-drive as 744 files and 120 folders total. despite the fact that no such limitations have been listed for USB devices, i fail to see how i could be hitting even the limits for CD-R/RW.

i'm willing to change the folder structure on my pen-drive, but i can't seem to understand the issue, and there are simply overhelming number of combinations to try!
has anyone seen/solved this kind of issue before? any pointers/help/solutions/recommendations/advice are absolutely welcome

thanks
post #470 of 508
You can have up to 299 folder and a total of 648 files and folders toghter. (Folder + files= 648).
post #471 of 508
oh! i thought i could have up to 648 (files+folders) within each folder. didn't realize that it applies to root as well...a rather strange limitation to be imposed on USB devices, given the capacities they are available in now-a-days...
would i need to wait for another (un)official firmware update for resolution or this can't be resolved at all?
post #472 of 508
When connected via HDMI with HDMI Color set to FULL RANGE RGB with NTSC output, whether using Pioneer's original firmware or Hakan's enhanced firmware, does the player pass BTB? I have a DV-800AV/LX50/58AV connected via S-video. It doesn't pass BTB when set to NTSC output no matter what I do! It has the same HDMI video features as the 410. My point is if the 410 can pass BTB under the above conditions, at least I'd be able to look forward to that when I get an LED HDTV.
post #473 of 508
Hey all,
I just got a Pioneer DV-310 and I couldn't find an owner's thread for that model, but since the 410 is the next one up, I figured I'd ask here.

I ordered a DV-310 that was supposed to already be made region free. I got it today and it will not play any discs at all. I've tried region 1 and region 2 discs and they go in, "Loading" appears on the front panel and the screen, and it just sits there. It sounds like the disc is spinning or doing something, but nothing ever comes up. If I try to eject the disc, "Open" appears on screen and the front panel, but the tray won't open. Eventually "Open" disappears from the TV screen, but the disc is still inside. If I turn the player off, "-off-" appears on the front panel and stays on until I unplug the player. The only way I could get the disc out is to unplug the player, use the reset procedure (stop plus on/standby) and then eject the disc BEFORE it starts trying to load it again. The discs I've tried play fine in other players, so it's definitely the player's problem.

What does this sound like to you? Could the person who made it region-free have messed it up to not work with anything now? Is there a way to fix it or is my best bet to try to return it for an exchange or refund (which I HATE to do, as I will have to pay the return shipping)?
post #474 of 508
refund

YES
post #475 of 508
I just hope they'll do a refund and won't try to force an exchange on me. I'm afraid a 2nd one may do the same thing.
post #476 of 508
The 610 out of the box is region free and you can put HKAN's firmware on it.
post #477 of 508
Well, after I left it unplugged overnight, it started working this morning. AFTER I'd already arranged for an exchange, of course, I discover this. So now I guess I'll be keeping it.

One thing I can't figure out...it's supposed to output the signal in either PAL or NTSC, but right now it's always putting out NTSC, even on my PAL capable TV. There's no menu setting to stop it from doing the conversion, so is there some other way to change that setting?
post #478 of 508
By way of background, I just purchase my first HD tv, a Samsung 46B630 (1080p, 120 hz).

I have been shopping for a DVD player (not ready to jump into the BluRay waters yet), and Consumer Reports rates the DV410V very highly. I haven't purchased one yet, but thought that I would browse this thread for information possibly as to best place to buy one, best price, etc.

I probably won't be using some of the functions that much - mostly probably just playing DVD movies, or copies thereof (region-US/CAN). In reading through the thread, I got lost in all of the arcane jargon... I am mostly a neophyte.

My question: if I purchase this 410, is it necessary to jump through all of the hoops, upgrade firmware, etc., in order to just use the DVD player in a basic way? I had in mind setting up my TV, perhaps going to a Samsung thread for calibration information, tweaking my set to personal preferences, then basically connecting my DVD player and being done with it! Am I likely to run into complicated problems which will require upgrading firmware, etc., for basic operation of this DVD player?

Thanks for all answers.
post #479 of 508
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmwc View Post

Well, after I left it unplugged overnight, it started working this morning. AFTER I'd already arranged for an exchange, of course, I discover this. So now I guess I'll be keeping it.

One thing I can't figure out...it's supposed to output the signal in either PAL or NTSC, but right now it's always putting out NTSC, even on my PAL capable TV. There's no menu setting to stop it from doing the conversion, so is there some other way to change that setting?

1. Make sure there's no DVD in the player.

2. Turn the player off.

3. While holding down the >> button on the front panel, press the front panel power button.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until AUTO appears on the player's front panel. If this doesn't work, then you probably have a North American model which can only output in NTSC mode and doesn't feature multi-system output.
post #480 of 508
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmwc View Post

Well, after I left it unplugged overnight, it started working this morning. AFTER I'd already arranged for an exchange, of course, I discover this. So now I guess I'll be keeping it.

One thing I can't figure out...it's supposed to output the signal in either PAL or NTSC, but right now it's always putting out NTSC, even on my PAL capable TV. There's no menu setting to stop it from doing the conversion, so is there some other way to change that setting?

Normally this player is set to AUTO in what signal it should output =
If you watch a movie in PAL format it will set it self to output PAL, if you watch a movie in NTSC it will set it self to output NTSC.
This has nothing to do with what your TV is made for!
If you have a dual mode TV you will be fine anyway.
Other wise you will have a pic in black&white, if it's a PAL TV, or no pic at all if it is a NTSC TV.
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