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post #1441 of 1810
FYI,

The Chinese CFW is release version 4.03 for BDP-140/440 on Aug 11, 2012.

Here is the list of enhancement:

1) Fix: Switch from Bluray to DVD which Cinavia
2) Support above 3TB HD
3) Support EX2/3/4 Format
post #1442 of 1810
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrvistapro View Post

FYI,
The Chinese CFW is release version 4.03 for BDP-140/440 on Aug 11, 2012.
Here is the list of enhancement:
1) Fix: Switch from Bluray to DVD which Cinavia
2) Support above 3TB HD
3) Support EX2/3/4 Format

Where can I get this FW?
THX

also, do you guys have any idea what´s the actual use of the IP control feature on BDP-440?
when I type the player´s IP address in my browser it does nothing...
post #1443 of 1810
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Originally Posted by jleholeho View Post

Where can I get this FW?
THX

http://pan.baidu.com/netdisk/singlepublic?fid=1070372_623826822
post #1444 of 1810
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Originally Posted by realzven View Post

from the French forum "HCFR" , the FW 3.18 not resolve the chroma separation on DVD in 1080P

Any news?

someone can try to see if this problem has been corrected with DVD upscaling?
I can not find this answer anywhere ..
DVD movies do not watch them anymore?
post #1445 of 1810
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Originally Posted by andyrome64 View Post

Do these custom versions of the firmware come with source code? I am not too keen on the idea of having a BluRay player, which is almost a general purpose computer, connected to the internet and running software that, as far as I know, could turn it into a spambot or worse...

There's no source code. The Chinese are selling the firmware for money. If you're worried that some form of malware is included, then just block internet access to the player in your router. However it is extremely unlikely that the firmware has been modified in any such way. The limited storage capacity of the firmware chip and the fact that most players sold without wireless are (probably) not connected to the LAN/Internet at all, make Blu-ray players in general not very attractive as spambots and such. Besides if the firmware was malware infested in any way, someone on the russian forum would likely have discovered this by now.
post #1446 of 1810
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Originally Posted by jleholeho View Post

I don´t think non-playback of .flac files out of USB stick is kind of a big deal for me since I have all the .flac files stored in computer anyway and I can easily stream them via DLNA to either BDP-440 or better yet straight to my VSX-1121...also, DVD-multiregion is a matter of the hack remote I said about before, easily available for up to 10 GBP on eBay...
if the FW version you are referring to is really that good, where can we get it? and better yet, is it possible to downgrade to original Pio FW version, just in case?

All info on how to obtain and activate the chinese hacked firmware is in this thread. Read earlier messages.


Some info:
Someone in China has managed to hack the firmware adding all sorts of neat features, and they keep updating it with new versions. They are selling it for money, and it doesn't look like they are interested in selling it to people outside China. When you install the firmware the added functions only work for a few days, then the firmware needs to be activated/fully unlocked with an activation code. This code is unique for each player, as it's based on the players serial and mac address. Thus it's not possible to simply extract the firmware from an activated player and flash this onto another player.

Someone in Russia has managed to crack the activation and generated a keygen. They have so far been handing out free codes to people asking for it. However in an effort to prevent the chinese from noticing (and thus changing the activation codes in future firmware updates) they are trying to keep this "in the family". In order to obtain an activation code you will have to register at their russian language forum and PM a specific user there with your players serial/mac address. Then hope that he will send you a working code. I'm not sure they really want this info spread everywhere, so I won't repeat the url/username. Just read earlier messages in this thread.

I used an onlne translator to register with the forum. I sent a PM to the specific user (in english) with my players serial/mac address kindly requesting a code, and recieved a working code 10 minutes later smile.gif
Well worth the trouble.

If you install the chinese firmware and doesn't like it, you can easily downgrade to Pioneer's official firmware at any time. In fact you can flash back and forth between all the different firmware from all regions available as you please. The BDP-440 will not reject older firmware, or firmware from other regions.
post #1447 of 1810
These firmwares are great.
Pros:
Region free bluray and dvd
Plays bdmv folders with menus
Plays dvd-audio (yes, lossless) - Unbelievable, how a firmware can make a bluray player an universal player
No cinavia dvd/bluray
External subtitles (havent used this)
Plays iso files (bluray/dvd)
Better mkv playback (higher profile dts-hd etc)
Plays stereo/multi channel flacs without renaming
Cons:
No internet apps (i remember pioneer had 3 or 4 apps only anyway)
Need one-time activation

Note: Under music, video, photo etc. list, i see swf. I am guessing this can play flash videos??
post #1448 of 1810
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Originally Posted by sam298 View Post

Plays iso files (bluray/dvd)
Did you test dvd iso playback?
post #1449 of 1810
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Originally Posted by Ace Of Snakes View Post

Did you test dvd iso playback?
Good catch. No normal DVD iso - just blu Ray iso and 3d blu Ray iso. Will play normal DVD from folder so.
post #1450 of 1810
My player is at 1.08. I'm trying to update it to 1.17. I have the 3 files to copied to my flash drive, I have it plugged into the front USB panel and when I select USB as the update source.

I get this error: "no valid update file is found"

What can I do to fix this problem? Thank you.
post #1451 of 1810
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Originally Posted by JOgden View Post

My player is at 1.08. I'm trying to update it to 1.17. I have the 3 files to copied to my flash drive, I have it plugged into the front USB panel and when I select USB as the update source.
I get this error: "no valid update file is found"
What can I do to fix this problem? Thank you.
what 3 files???
post #1452 of 1810
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Originally Posted by borland View Post

what 3 files???
There are three files you're supposed to copy to the flash drive: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/ephox/StaticFiles/PUSA/Files/BDP_140/BDP140_PUSA_UPDATE(USB)_INSTRUCTION_V1_17.txt
post #1453 of 1810
ops - sorry - I was thinking about custom firmware upgrade as I can't think why I would use the original FW myself with it's all limitations....
post #1454 of 1810
I'd rather use the stock firmware as I only want to play Bluray discs, nothing else. So, to fix my error I'm hoping someone has an answer.
post #1455 of 1810
well with CFW you will have multi region DVD and Blu Ray play back without hardware mod. It means more freedom of buying DVDs and Blu Rays on Amazon, E-Bay or when traveling. But of course this is a matter of personal priorities. You can also roll back to the original FW if you want.
post #1456 of 1810
Quick question about the BDP LX-55. When you set the dimmer to "Off" does all lights on the fron turn off? On my older Pioneer receiver the Power button stayed on when the display was off and I wanna make sure that's not the case on this player.
post #1457 of 1810
One small blue light is on the left down corner of display.
post #1458 of 1810
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Originally Posted by JOgden View Post

Ever since I installed my new BDP (Pioneer BDP-140), my receiver has been shutting off and then turning right back on (Pioneer VSX 1020-K). This will happen while watching a movie or watch TV via our HDMI cable box. It seems to be not have a pattern as last night while watching a movie it was fine, however today while watching a movie and TV it shut off 4 times in an span of 3 or so hours.


I've tried different outlets on our smart power bar as well as directly from the wall. What could be the problem?


I tried to search this thread but I can't find a 1020 reference.

EDIT:

I found the replies in this thread about the problem. Has anyone actually updated their receivers firmware via an authorized dealer? If so, did it fix it?


I spoke to a dealer that is 160 miles from me in another State, they charge $110 for the update. I'm wondering if I should just return the bdp-140 and get a Samsung BDP?
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Originally Posted by JOgden View Post


Thank you for posting that, if all I have to do is unplug my LAN connection, that is great. I wonder, if this trully is a problem, If I put the BDP on a different VLAN if this would fix the problem? I'll have to try this.

Just an update, I did find that putting the two devices on a different VLAN fixed the problem. Since then, Pioneer has released a firmware update for BDP-140 (1.17). I have applied that update, put the two devices on the same VLAN and the problem does not exist anymore.
post #1459 of 1810
So with the current official Pioneer firmware, does the BDP-140 play both DVD-Audio and Sacd, or only with the Chinese firmware?
post #1460 of 1810
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Originally Posted by Robert Clark View Post

So with the current official Pioneer firmware, does the BDP-140 play both DVD-Audio and Sacd, or only with the Chinese firmware?
Official pioneer firmware plays sacd but not dvd-audio.
post #1461 of 1810
Thanks...
post #1462 of 1810
hello,
The new firmware 3.18 did not correct the chroma separation on DVD in 1080P??
I refer to the pioneer lx55..
The compatibility with the mkv is reduced for the Cinavia protection?
Thank you!
post #1463 of 1810
Quote:
Originally Posted by Breniac View Post

hello,
The new firmware 3.18 did not correct the chroma separation on DVD in 1080P??
I refer to the pioneer lx55..
The compatibility with the mkv is reduced for the Cinavia protection?
Thank you!
Confirmed by posters from the french forum HCFR, the FW 3.18 did not resolve the chroma bug for DVD in 1080p.
For the cinavia i don't know...
post #1464 of 1810
is absolutely shameful that Pioneer has not yet fixed a problem so embarrassing for a player of this price range ..
I hope it is resolved with the next firmware, but now I begin to lose hope.
Edited by Breniac - 9/7/12 at 3:36pm
post #1465 of 1810
It could be limitation of the MKT SOC or platform.
post #1466 of 1810
Hi guys ,

One quick question please, do the fantastic playback extra features of the Chinese firmware work through network or only usb?

Thanks in advance.
post #1467 of 1810
(reposting in appropriate thread, thks bob)


hi i got a great deal on an open box no remote/manual bdp-140 with a full warranty and 30 day return for $47. i figured i couldnt go to wrong with the purchase. so far it works pretty well on the DVDs that it wants to play....the only control on the face of the player is power,open/eject,stop and play. so dvds like tomb raider and the mummy will play, dvd cutthroat island will not play once you get to the title menu and BD dancing with wolves wont play once it gets to the main menu.


i have downloaded the manual and read it.

so i understand that the higher level functions I cant use with out the factory remote which looks like it will cost $39 on line. but why is that some dvds will play at the main menu and some dont? i actually see the little red circle with a bar in it dispalyed on the screen for the DVD or BD that doesnt play.

am I missing something? and what is the lest expensive way to get remote that will work? i have tried programming my comcrap infintity remote to pioneer codes and it doesn work.

thks bob
post #1468 of 1810
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobs77vet View Post

(reposting in appropriate thread, thks bob)
hi i got a great deal on an open box no remote/manual bdp-140 with a full warranty and 30 day return for $47. i figured i couldnt go to wrong with the purchase. so far it works pretty well on the DVDs that it wants to play....the only control on the face of the player is power,open/eject,stop and play. so dvds like tomb raider and the mummy will play, dvd cutthroat island will not play once you get to the title menu and BD dancing with wolves wont play once it gets to the main menu.
i have downloaded the manual and read it.
so i understand that the higher level functions I cant use with out the factory remote which looks like it will cost $39 on line. but why is that some dvds will play at the main menu and some dont? i actually see the little red circle with a bar in it dispalyed on the screen for the DVD or BD that doesnt play.
am I missing something? and what is the lest expensive way to get remote that will work? i have tried programming my comcrap infintity remote to pioneer codes and it doesn work.
thks bob

Either buy a Harmony universal remote (more than $39) or spring for the factory remote....there's no other way.
post #1469 of 1810
thks so if i spring for the remote i am into total for about $100, so the next question that comes to mind is compared to other WI-FI ready players out there like the toshiba bdx5300 for $105. is the pioneer a better unit somehow and does it still make sense to stay with the pioneer. i can always take it back and get my money and back then buy a different one. i actually like looking at the electronics stores and they are close so its not problem to go there to return stuf. thks bob
post #1470 of 1810
i am thinking about a universal remote can any one confirm that the logitech harmony 650 will support this bluray player? thks bob
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