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post #1381 of 1810
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Originally Posted by borland View Post

I think the Russians extracted key gen from the Chinese CFW for the CFW activation. They don't have access to the pioneer service key. They don't sell or cash on the activation key. They never publish how they do that. I only know that 4 hackers on the russian forum do that for their friends and close forum members. They say if it goes public the loophole can be closed for the future updates. I've approached one of these guys, provided him with SN and MAC and he sent me the activation key for free.
CFW is not perfect but what it does it's unbelievable. I had some lock ups on 1.5 TB external HDD but this HDD was causing occasional problems for the NTV-550 as well . It's a bit slow but faster with DLNA disabled.
The most important plus - I've made ISO of my original Panasonic Avatar 3D (frame packed). The quality of the 3D Blu Ray ISO play back was exactly the same as the original including menu, 3d effects etc! I could only see similar quality on 3d Blu Ray ISO on my friends OPPO-93. However Pioneer is cheaper than even multi region mod for the OPPO-93 alone never mind the price of OPPO.....



Greetings Borland, I have just ordered a BDP-140 from bestbuy.ca and downloaded 4.01 firmware. Could you tell me how to contact the Russian friends, thanks a lot!
post #1382 of 1810
this is the official Russian FAQ on their forum. You can google-translate it. The nickname of the Russian hacker I've got the activation key from is PAPUAS.

http://forum.ixbt.com/topic.cgi?id=60:3466:0#0
post #1383 of 1810
so what are the complaints with the new 150 player, anyway? curious...
post #1384 of 1810
basically it's almost exactly the same as 140. i see no reason buying it as you can still pick up 140 much cheaper
post #1385 of 1810
and they replaced spdif with coaxial. they also introduced Cinavia - so no more doggy Blu Ray disks play back any more. also seems like it's not dual system any more but I am not sure - this is what the Pio Eu site says...
post #1386 of 1810
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Originally Posted by borland View Post

this is the official Russian FAQ on their forum. You can google-translate it. The nickname of the Russian hacker I've got the activation key from is PAPUAS.
http://forum.ixbt.com/topic.cgi?id=60:3466:0#0

Thanks a lot Borland! This is amazing, you find this all by youself. Admiring!
post #1387 of 1810
Hello guys,

I am in pursuit of buying a new blu ray player and i am thinking the BDP 140 (not much differences from the bdp 440 i think)
I am reading about the chinese firmware and i am thinking to buy one and experiment a bit.
Let me ask you some questions.

First of all

Are by default the mkvs played at 1080p or at 720p as the manual states.Should the chinese firmware change that??
Are these mkv,mp4,m2ts played at 24fps?
Except the bd iso and flac are any more media extensions added,3gp,vob,flac e.t.c
Is SACD fully supported??
Are in the subtiles region settings??

I am having the google chrome and i am translating the FAQ on the russian site,but i am missing some points.
Is it possible to explain them in brief english?

Thanks,
post #1388 of 1810
The only purpose to use 140 jailbreak is to read 3D BD ISO from usb NTFS harddrive and add personal subtitle when watching. Other functions are limited in 140, and you can always buy a separated media player (I have a WD TV live) to do your job. 140 do support many types of files. I only tried mkv 24fps and SBS 1080p 60fps.
post #1389 of 1810
Mkv is supported with profile lower than 5 (but 5.1 is not standard mkv anyway). Plays 24 fps. Sacd and DVD-a supported (DVD-a with cfw). No DVD-iso - only bd-iso and 3d bids. Yes to DVD from folder. Comparability with other formats is very good for the blu Ray player but below high end media player like dune HD smart series which is perfectly understandable.
post #1390 of 1810
What about the mkvs played at 1080p or at 720p as the manual states.Should the chinese firmware change that??
ans are any region settings for the subtitles???
post #1391 of 1810
1080p mkv with cfw is NOT a problem if the bit rate is not too high (for example famous ducks taking off test fails ) and profile is below 5. But again 5.1 mkv is not proper standard mkv and should be banned at all normal sites and bd players should not play this crap anyway.
post #1392 of 1810
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Originally Posted by Mrmy View Post

The only purpose to use 140 jailbreak is to read 3D BD ISO from usb NTFS harddrive and add personal subtitle when watching. Other functions are limited in 140, and you can always buy a separated media player (I have a WD TV live) to do your job. 140 do support many types of files. I only tried mkv 24fps and SBS 1080p 60fps.
3d BD iso is read even in v1.08 firmware - if you put that inside the AVCHD folder in the root. This method also works in most recent sony players like s580, s790 etc. Havent tried external subtitles.
The only thing i think that yout get out of this firmware is region free for bd. Same thing on 1080p mkvs. Played fine from day 1 when i bought. Profile should be 4.1 and audio cannot be lossless. DTS, Dolby plays fine. Some hi res audio plays, depends on the max. bitrate it can handle.

FLAC renamed to mp3 and SACD are fully supported.
post #1393 of 1810
You can't ply dvd-a with the originals fw. Also if you create folder instead of iso from bd 3d disk it will take twice more space on the hard drive and is a bit messy option for me. Region free is very nice option for us in Europe but probably less burning issue for the folks across the pond.I don't care about subtitles but many people say that external subs handling has been vastly improved with the cfw 4.02. Overall I think it's worth trying to upgrade especially when the current price for this model is slightly above $100.
post #1394 of 1810
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Originally Posted by borland View Post

You can't ply dvd-a with the originals fw. Also if you create folder instead of iso from bd 3d disk it will take twice more space on the hard drive and is a bit messy option for me. Region free is very nice option for us in Europe but probably less burning issue for the folks across the pond.I don't care about subtitles but many people say that external subs handling has been vastly improved with the cfw 4.02. Overall I think it's worth trying to upgrade especially when the current price for this model is slightly above $100.

I can confirm with Borland that DVD-A works, which is a huge bonus. Also, flacs doesn't need to be renamed to mp3 in order to play.
Regarding flacs: flac 5.1 24/88-96 play fine as well as flac 2.0 24/176-192. And for those who burned audio on dvd to get 24/96 stereo, mostly vinyl rips, this player will output 24/96). My other bluray player and dvd players will downsample to 48khz. Now this was tested via hdmi (bitstream). If anyone is interested I can test these thru optical.
All these features makes this device a wonderful audio player.
I also can't thank Borland enough for his support.
Edited by silvereyes - 7/15/12 at 10:34am
post #1395 of 1810
Pioneer BDP-140 with any CFW plays DVD-A only without CPPM protection
post #1396 of 1810
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Originally Posted by Ace Of Snakes View Post

Pioneer BDP-140 with any CFW plays DVD-A only without CPPM protection
You are lucky. Mine at 4.02 cfw, still says data disc when i put my dvd-a copy. perfect clones made by dvdfab with ifo option plays though.
post #1397 of 1810
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Originally Posted by borland View Post

this is the official Russian FAQ on their forum. You can google-translate it. The nickname of the Russian hacker I've got the activation key from is PAPUAS.
http://forum.ixbt.com/topic.cgi?id=60:3466:0#0


borland

How do you contact the PAPUAS?
post #1398 of 1810
Via private message on the Russian forum. They would not reply with the unlock key if you place your request in the main forum.
post #1399 of 1810
Hello!

Just got a quick question, I recently got hold of the BDP-150 and now I'm trying to figure out the network streaming, but it just wont work.
The player connects fine to the net, I can watch youtube and picassa, and the network test says it's working fine, but DLNA search does exactly nothing - I press "enter" and it does nothing.

I have tried few media servers and also none, but the BDP does exactly nothing no matter what I try.


So before I go messing with my router, I said I will ask here...

The manual mentions that the BDP needs to be on the same LAN as the Media Serve (PC), does this include VLANs? Cause right now my media PC is on 192.168.1.101, while the BDP is on another VLAN and is at 192.168.2.105

Question, must i move the BDP to be in the 192.168.1.xxx VLAN or should it be able to detect my media server from 192.168.2.xxx range?


Thanks for any kind of help.
post #1400 of 1810
Hello!

Just got a quick question, I recently got hold of the BDP-150 and now I'm trying to figure out the network streaming, but it just wont work.
The player connects fine to the net, I can watch youtube and picassa, and the network test says it's working fine, but DLNA search does exactly nothing - I press "enter" and it does nothing.

I have tried few media servers and also none, but the BDP does exactly nothing no matter what I try.


So before I go messing with my router, I said I will ask here...

The manual mentions that the BDP needs to be on the same LAN as the Media Serve (PC), does this include VLANs? Cause right now my media PC is on 192.168.1[/B].101, while the BDP is on another VLAN and is at 192.168.2.105

Question, must i move the BDP to be in the 192.168.1.xxx VLAN or should it be able to detect my media server from 192.168.2.xxx range?


Thanks for any kind of help.
post #1401 of 1810
Why not try to eliminate the VLAN and try on same VLAN?
post #1402 of 1810
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Originally Posted by borland View Post

1080p mkv with cfw is NOT a problem if the bit rate is not too high (for example famous ducks taking off test fails ) and profile is below 5. But again 5.1 mkv is not proper standard mkv and should be banned at all normal sites and bd players should not play this crap anyway.

With Pioneer original firmware, the 1080p mkv is also no problem to play even the manual state it only support 720p mkv.
post #1403 of 1810
http://www.oss-pioneer.com/homeav/blu-ray/files/BDP-140/index.html

The BDP-140, BDP-440, BDP-52FD, BDP-53FD & BDP-LX55 is open source firmware!!!
post #1404 of 1810
What exactly does this mean?
I´m using Nokia N9 Meego-Harmattan (Linux-based) smartphone and I´ve always been desperate to get a wifi remote control for my BDP-440 on it (something like the iOS/Droid app)...do you think some developer would help me with this since we have the source codes? I also have the IP commands table for BDP-440/52FD...
I´ve been participating at talk.maemo.org (community/dev forum for N9), I should probably ask somebody...
Edited by jleholeho - 7/23/12 at 12:33am
post #1405 of 1810
My old 51FD and BDP-320 manuals also list open source licences in the back - it's not a new discovery. It is related to some features supported in the player such as H.264 and maybe the kernel but I very much doubt the whole firmware is all open source. For a start, does the size of the source code file anywhere as large as the firmware?
post #1406 of 1810
Pioneer BDP-140 EU Official FW V1.17 is available
http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/support/software/tax/952/index.html

Ver 1.17
Enhances BD-ROM playability
Enhances BD-R/RE playability
Enhances DVD-ROM playability
Enhances DVD-R/RW playability
Enhances CD-DA playability
Enhances SACD playability
Performance improvement
post #1407 of 1810
yes, and 99% they introduced CINAVIA - very nice improvement! and probably no ability to downgrade to the previous FW or install CFW! any brave people to check and report?
post #1408 of 1810
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Originally Posted by borland View Post

yes, and 99% they introduced CINAVIA - very nice improvement! and probably no ability to downgrade to the previous FW or install CFW! any brave people to check and report?
Hi
Cinavia not detected. Downgrade and FW change are possible
post #1409 of 1810
Thanks mate! Really good news. Any noticeable improvement compare to the previous original FW (I mean real noticeable - not what Pio says) and more importantly - any difference with the Chinese CFW? MKV playback improvement?
Thanks.
post #1410 of 1810
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Originally Posted by borland View Post

Thanks mate! Really good news. Any noticeable improvement compare to the previous original FW (I mean real noticeable - not what Pio says) and more importantly - any difference with the Chinese CFW? MKV playback improvement?
Thanks.
Hi
No any visual improvement.
Tested quickly - just for possibility to roll back to another FW
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