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post #211 of 228
It wouldn't surprise me if the MPAA paid Momitsu to cease production.
post #212 of 228
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Originally Posted by ss9001 View Post

Is the Momitsu still being made? I've been going to HKFlix for a month or more, since its' one option for me to get a region free player - no stock & Momitsu has to resume production.

Also, Atacom's site seems to suggest it's no longer available.

What's the story?

Thanks!

ss9001

Yep, the momitsu bdp-899 model is end of life. replaced by the bdp-799 model which is also a region free blu-ray player. also much smaller foot-print
post #213 of 228
Has anyone successfully updated the firmware on their 899? I downloaded the files from the Momitsu site and tried updating the player via both CD and USB key, but the player didn't recognize any of the files.
post #214 of 228
I had an order for the 899 backordered with HK Flix for about a month until it was canceled (apparently they are no longer selling any hardware through their website).

I can't find an 899 anywhere else for sale online, but would settle for a 799 as long as it has a digital audio out with HDMI (since my receiver doesn't have any HDMI inputs).

I found the Blu-ray region codes for the 799 very easily, but what I want to know is, does the 799 play all PAL DVDs out of the box (regardless of region) or does it require a remote hack or a hardware mod in order to do so?
post #215 of 228
My 899, original firmware, had audio problems with Bad Lieutenant Port Of Call New Orleans. It had a sound dropout in the film's opening that bugged me. Then it did fine for about 90 minutes. From that point on till the end there were sporadic dropouts. My Panny 30 played the last 30 minutes just fine.
post #216 of 228
Did anyone notice the latest firmware update for this player posted by Momitsu on 3-1-2010?

http://www.momitsu.com/products/bdp8...064-100305.rar
post #217 of 228
I still don't understand why this player doesn't give automatic notification of new firmware updates.

Oh, well, when and if it dies, I'll get the OPPO and apply the region-free firmware hack.
post #218 of 228
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Originally Posted by GoldenBoy View Post

, I'll get the OPPO and apply the region-free firmware hack.

It doesn work anymore, or, rather the hack is from a year ago and many functions have beeen updated since including disc compatibility with new security schemes (thanks Fox), so if you use that firmware youll miss out on playing some discs and all the cool new network play ack dlna deatures etc. In fact rumor says the current shipping firmware is too advanced to even roll back to that old hacked firmware.

BUT

There is a great hardware mod available from a vendor in Denmark that lets you stay current with firmware etc. See the Oppo thread for details.
post #219 of 228
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Originally Posted by nathan_h View Post

It doesn work anymore, or, rather the hack is from a year ago and many functions have beeen updated since including disc compatibility with new security schemes (thanks Fox), so if you use that firmware youll miss out on playing some discs and all the cool new network play ack dlna deatures etc. In fact rumor says the current shipping firmware is too advanced to even roll back to that old hacked firmware.

BUT

There is a great hardware mod available from a vendor in Denmark that lets you stay current with firmware etc. See the Oppo thread for details.

Oh, darn, but I did wonder how that would work when new firmware updates for the oppo came along and whatnot. Well, I guess I'll just have to get a 799 if the 899 dies.
post #220 of 228
The hardware mod works great, and you get the best DVD upconversion available, in the Oppo.
post #221 of 228
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Originally Posted by nathan_h View Post

The hardware mod works great, and you get the best DVD upconversion available, in the Oppo.

I never watch DVDs so DVD upconversion isn't even an issue for me.
post #222 of 228
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Originally Posted by GoldenBoy View Post

Did anyone notice the latest firmware update for this player posted by Momitsu on 3-1-2010?

http://www.momitsu.com/products/bdp8...064-100305.rar

It's been reported that the region-hack does not work with this new update.
post #223 of 228
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Originally Posted by kinemax View Post

It's been reported that the region-hack does not work with this new update.

OMG, I dodged a bullet! I tried to apply the firmware update a few times, but for whatever reason, it wouldn't take on my machine. Phew! *wipes brow*
post #224 of 228
My player might be dying at least as a BD player...? It refused to play Cedar Rapids, "A", and then it wouldn't play The Cruel Sea, Wee-jun B, BD. It loaded both and frooze. On The Cruel Sea it displayed an Optima Releasing screen and frooze on 9 seconds on every attempt.

I ran a Reset on the Setup menu. I'm not sure if that just reset the menu or the whole player? It didn't help. The Cruel Sea did the same thing. I tried some other Wee-jun B, BD's. Hollywoodland, my first "B" Blu-ray, was deemed an Unknown Format by the deck. On Che, the previews before the film moved vertically, like an ole TV that needed the vertical hold adjusted. I moved past that and the feature played. I tried The Cruel Sea again. It frooze at 9 seconds. I put in a Wee-jun 2 DVD, The Dambusters Raid. It played, no problemas...

Anybody know of any kind of Reset that might help? Maybe the BD reader is just dying? Does anybody repair these decks?
post #225 of 228
Isn't anybody else still using their 899? ....any ideas?
post #226 of 228
Does anyone have the old Momitsu BDP 899 firmware update BDP-899_English_Japanese_France_PKG-064_090330. rar stored on file that they could send me? I believe it was the update before the new one in 2010 that removed the multi-region capabilities. I have a Tevion player which is a clone of this one, and after I recently updated the firmware the multi-region code has stopped working. I've found some dead links for this and people on forums who say they had it. Anyone here? I'd be very grateful!
post #227 of 228

MOMITSU BDP-899 Won't read blu-rays anymore

I'm not sure if my firmware has become corrupted because I can still play DVDs but I can't play BDs even if I use the region change codes.

As anyone got any ideas why this is? Are there two lasers in there, a red and a blue?

Also, the Momitsu website is down and I was going to try and udpate the firmware (yes, I know that will remove the region free capabilty). What happened to them?

Is there anywhere to get the firmware?

Many thanks.
post #228 of 228
Guys - I'm really sorry to bump this thread but I'm about to bin the momitsu and buy a replacement. Can anyone tell me how to get any version of the firmware please? I'm desperate.
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