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post #8401 of 8564
I've had no problems with Skyfall or any other Fox disk. This may be a media problem, I have had BD's the look beautiful have problems.

Fred
post #8402 of 8564
Can anyone tell me what a BDP-09FD would sell for these days pre-owned? I found one locally out of warranty that the dealer has listed for $999

I'm currently using a BDP-23FD which is a decent machine, setup as analog Multichannel Audio and HDMI Video out
post #8403 of 8564
I have seen them vary between $800 and $1,200 depending on condition.
post #8404 of 8564
I updated the firmware to 2.73....Are there any problems I should be aware of if i purchase this?

I also have a 59AVI DVD player that I've never had an issue with
post #8405 of 8564
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Originally Posted by bsprtsgrp View Post

Can anyone tell me what a BDP-09FD would sell for these days pre-owned? I found one locally out of warranty that the dealer has listed for $999

I'm currently using a BDP-23FD which is a decent machine, setup as analog Multichannel Audio and HDMI Video out

A lot of us on here, myself included, had the "UNRECOGNIZED DISC" problem caused because 09FDs were being manufactured with bad drives. So it's a problem waiting to happen if you purchase a new or never repaired 09FD. If you can find an 09FD that's reasonably priced, make sure it is certified as repaired. I have saved links and emails showing my 09FD (Serial# IETP001942CC made in May 2009 - info found on the original box and the rear of the unit) was indeed repaired by Pioneer in May 2011.

Does anyone out there own an 09FD, purchased new, which did not have the drive problem? If so, when was it manufactured? I'd be amazed to know if it was before my unit.
post #8406 of 8564
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Originally Posted by cbono View Post

A lot of us on here, myself included, had the "UNRECOGNIZED DISC" problem caused because 09FDs were being manufactured with bad drives. So it's a problem waiting to happen if you purchase a new or never repaired 09FD. If you can find an 09FD that's reasonably priced, make sure it is certified as repaired. I have saved links and emails showing my 09FD (Serial# IETP001942CC made in May 2009 - info found on the original box and the rear of the unit) was indeed repaired by Pioneer in May 2011.

Does anyone out there own an 09FD, purchased new, which did not have the drive problem? If so, when was it manufactured? I'd be amazed to know if it was before my unit.

I have had no problems to date. My 09 was manufactured January 2009, purchased March 2009.
post #8407 of 8564
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Originally Posted by cbono View Post

A lot of us on here, myself included, had the "UNRECOGNIZED DISC" problem caused because 09FDs were being manufactured with bad drives. So it's a problem waiting to happen if you purchase a new or never repaired 09FD. If you can find an 09FD that's reasonably priced, make sure it is certified as repaired. I have saved links and emails showing my 09FD (Serial# IETP001942CC made in May 2009 - info found on the original box and the rear of the unit) was indeed repaired by Pioneer in May 2011.

Does anyone out there own an 09FD, purchased new, which did not have the drive problem? If so, when was it manufactured? I'd be amazed to know if it was before my unit.

Drive still working great, but can't remember when I purchased it.
post #8408 of 8564
This unit has a Manufactured date of October 2009
post #8409 of 8564
Hi guys, I have Life of Pi, Skyfall, and Prometheus with firmware 2.73 and have no problems playing them. Initially, Prometheus did jam up loading the BD-Live/start up screen but I haven't had an issue since I ejected and reloaded the disc.

Cheers,
Saffron_Boots
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

go to the setup menu and erase the internal memory cache...

btw, Life of Pi also does notwork with the Pioneer.... We really need a new firmware update...
post #8410 of 8564
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

My Pioneer BDP-09FD does not play the latest James Bond film, "Skyfall". The 20th Cetury Fox splash screen comes up and then, nothing. The display shows BD-ROM MOVIE. Any one else has issues?

No problem here with Skyfall nor Life of Pi v2.73.
post #8411 of 8564
Weird... i just tried again and it just hung. I then ejected the disc and tried again and it worked...
post #8412 of 8564
I broke down today and I'm going to put my 09 on eBay. I have not had any worries with it...no drive failure...but I just can't take the chance. It came down to this unit or the Denon 3800 to move and decided on the 09. I will be replacing it with a Cambridge 752. It's too bad because it really is such a great piece. I'm definitely going to miss it but my wallet is happy :-)
post #8413 of 8564
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Originally Posted by RalphoR View Post

I broke down today and I'm going to put my 09 on eBay. I have not had any worries with it...no drive failure...but I just can't take the chance. It came down to this unit or the Denon 3800 to move and decided on the 09. I will be replacing it with a Cambridge 752. It's too bad because it really is such a great piece. I'm definitely going to miss it but my wallet is happy :-)

Ralph,

They are going for between $600.00 and $750.00 on eBay depending on the time of day.smile.gif Selling your BDP-09 and the savings from not having to worry about a drive failure will get you pretty much to that Cambridge 752 and you'll still have that Wolfson DNA.smile.gif
post #8414 of 8564
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Originally Posted by RalphoR View Post

I broke down today and I'm going to put my 09 on eBay. I have not had any worries with it...no drive failure...but I just can't take the chance. It came down to this unit or the Denon 3800 to move and decided on the 09. I will be replacing it with a Cambridge 752. It's too bad because it really is such a great piece. I'm definitely going to miss it but my wallet is happy :-)

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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

Ralph,

They are going for between $600.00 and $750.00 on eBay depending on the time of day.smile.gif Selling your BDP-09 and the savings from not having to worry about a drive failure will get you pretty much to that Cambridge 752 and you'll still have that Wolfson DNA.smile.gif

The Cambridge 751 was a nice unit from all accounts, and the one I would consider if my 09 went down; presumably the 752 is just as good. I've had no problems with my 09 in the 4 years I've had it, but you never know. And while there is no guarantee your 09 will fail, RalphoR, there's enough instances around here where others have to suggest the possibility. So this seems a "peace of mind" move more than anything, and perhaps worth it for that reason. Unless, of course, you really wanted the Cambridge to begin with! So getting rid of the 09 as a potential problem would seem reasonable. Have you had a chance to compare the 752 and the 09?
smile.gif
post #8415 of 8564
I haven't had the chance to listen to the 752 but I will be buying it from the same place I bought the 09. The guy there knows his stuff and he answered all my questions. Like bakerwi said I will be getting the same wolfson sound and that should do the trick. I will be missing the analog outs but the cambridge will be going to a Classe SSP-800 so I don't really require the analog section. I didn't think about getting the Cambridge first. It was moreso thinking about the longevity of the 09 and the risk that it might fail. It still sucks moving it. Too bad Pioneer doesn't have a flagship blu-ray player anymore because I most likely would have gone that route if they did.
post #8416 of 8564
I have had Prometheus bluray since its release date. Yesterday was the first time it played after numerous attempts. It has been the only disc I have ever had a problem with. Skyfall worked right out of the box. My 09 is running the 2.73 firmware
post #8417 of 8564
I ended up buying a 1 year old unit under factory warranty for $700

For now I'm going to run this into my Elite Pro730 Rear Projection. Its Jim Doolittle calibrated and its cleaned one a year. Can anyone tell me what the best video settings would be for this setup? I'm going HDMI Video and 7.1 Analog Audio outf
post #8418 of 8564
Oh, I upgraded the 09FD to 2.73 and I had no issues playing Skyfall
post #8419 of 8564
As above,

I,too, own a 59AVi dvd player. I am looking to get into a BDP-09FD player.
Has anyone here sold their 09 and bought the latest generation of Elite Blu-Ray player(s)?
post #8420 of 8564
I own both the DV-59AVi and the BDP-09FD players and have no plans to get rid of either. To get 3D capability I bought a Panasonic DMP-BDT220 3D Blu-ray player very cheaply. The BDP-09FD does all the heavy work for non 3D Blu-rays.

Under all circumstances keep your DV-59AVi, IMHO it's the best universal DVD player ever made! wink.gif

What do you have as a receiver?

Fred
post #8421 of 8564
Hello I brought my BDP09FD in AUG /24/ 2010. S/N: JATP003204 and it is still working fine. My last BD is Skyfall.
post #8422 of 8564
Thanks! for the updates all.
post #8423 of 8564
While I have enjoyed the Pioneer BDP-90FD immensely, I have upgraded to the Oppo BDP-95... The Oppo outperforms the Pioneer in all respects. The analog audio output, speed, and bootup times are far superior to the Pioneer.
post #8424 of 8564
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Originally Posted by Jon S View Post

While I have enjoyed the Pioneer BDP-90FD immensely, I have upgraded to the Oppo BDP-95... The Oppo outperforms the Pioneer in all respects. The analog audio output, speed, and bootup times are far superior to the Pioneer.

You should have gone with the BDP-105. The fan on the 95 would get on my nerves.
post #8425 of 8564
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Originally Posted by LaoChe View Post

You should have gone with the BDP-105. The fan on the 95 would get on my nerves.

The fan is a non-issue for me... I opted for the 95 because the ESS DAC is stacked on the analog output only, while the 105 has the DAC split up for the analaog output and the headphone jack. Having listened to both, I felt that the 95 sounded better than the 105.
post #8426 of 8564
My 09 is still going strong after four years plus (and I hope that continues), but if it goes and can't be fixed my eye is on Cambridge Audio.
post #8427 of 8564
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Originally Posted by prepress View Post

My 09 is still going strong after four years plus (and I hope that continues), but if it goes and can't be fixed my eye is on Cambridge Audio.

You must be partial to Wolfson DACs.smile.gif Arcam implements the higher specs 8741 in their current blu-ray player, but it is not a universal player and it is a few hundred dollars more than the Cambridge.
post #8428 of 8564
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

You must be partial to Wolfson DACs.smile.gif Arcam implements the higher specs 8741 in their current blu-ray player, but it is not a universal player and it is a few hundred dollars more than the Cambridge.

Well, I really do like the sound of my 09, rich, warm with good detail. I did prefer the sound of my McIntosh SACD player in a direct comparison with the CDs I tried, but the 09 does sound good. I'm using Kimber Hero interconnects on it now, whereas before I had Audioquest Black Mamba II, and I have a different preamp. I wonder if that would change the comparison were I to do it again. Even so, I believe in separate functions, so I'll leave the 09 to its DVD/BD job, which it's doing nicely.
post #8429 of 8564
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

You must be partial to Wolfson DACs.smile.gif Arcam implements the higher specs 8741 in their current blu-ray player, but it is not a universal player and it is a few hundred dollars more than the Cambridge.

The Arcam also does not have dual HDMI out, which comes in handy with a 3D player.
post #8430 of 8564
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Originally Posted by LaoChe View Post

The Arcam also does not have dual HDMI out, which comes in handy with a 3D player.

I am unlikely to go for 3D, or use the 3D function on a player, but the dual HDMI could come in handy. If I got a 3D-capable TV, I don't think I would go much for 3D even then.
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