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post #1771 of 1810
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Originally Posted by whasaaaab View Post

quick question, i am able to get one for $60 am i able to use the regular hdmi 1.3 cable? i donot care about the 3D i just want the streaming and the SACD playability ?
Yes.
post #1772 of 1810
If you want true multiregion without software selection you will require a firmware flash of the bd drive last I checked all pioneer universal players still run the oem brand of matshita who are a offshoot of panasonic so good luck in finding firmware..

you would be better to find another brands that supports universal play..

until then any firmware you download for these players will only address bug fixes in OS the player runs no firmware updates to support file formats on the actual reader part of player..
post #1773 of 1810
Ok, I am a little confused about which is the latest Elite blu-ray player from Pioneer. Is the model BDP-53FD the latest top model from Pioneer?

Or is it the BDP-62FD the latest model and top of the line from Pioneer?

I was looking at the model BDP-53FD since it got 2 Channel Analog for music. The price on Pioneer website showing $499 but on Amazon is showing whopping $899!!


http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Elite-BDP-53FD/dp/B0068RB7T2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1378829723&sr=8-3&keywords=BDP-53FD
post #1774 of 1810

Star Trek 3D bluray not work on Pioneer player BDP-440

Hi, anyone has the same problem?

I am using a Pioneer BDP-440 bluray player, it cannot play this latest 3D disc (Star Trek Into Darkness) and says requires a firmware update. I am using a Sanyo 3D projector.

I have already installed the latest available firmware (v02-19, Aug 2012 firmware is over one year old...)

frustrating, i called both Pioneer and the bluray company, both said nothing they can do, and i am the only person having this problem...

any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks
post #1775 of 1810

Hi guys

 

When playing an MKV from a DNLA Media Server on a Pionner BD-LX55, im unable to display subtitles. They are .srt and named exactly as the mkv file. Any idea?

 

I usually play videos inmy WD TV and subtitles are displayed without problem

 

Also, when playing movies which are not 1.78:1, instead they are 1:85:1 or 2.21:1, how can you avoid the picture be stretched and keep it on the original frame? 

 

Thanks!

post #1776 of 1810
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Originally Posted by Mar Lopez View Post

...Also, when playing movies which are not 1.78:1, instead they are 1:85:1 or 2.21:1, how can you avoid the picture be stretched and keep it on the original frame? 

Thanks!
I have a Pio 150. Did you try Initial Setup/Display Setting/TV Screen: 16:9 Normal with keeping your TV aspect ratio original?
post #1777 of 1810
I have the Pioneer BDP-150 and it will not play Star Trek-Into Darkness either. Upgraded the firmware to the latest version. Even returned the first disc and got another one. Same story.
post #1778 of 1810

Hello everyone. I have a bdp-140 which is crashing while streaming Youtube videos. This problem wasn't there when runnign the previous firmware but did apear after applying 1.17.

I did notice that there are certain moveis that will cause the player to crash while other work fine. Did anyone had this kind of issues? I can point to a particular move which is causing my player to crash so that it could be verified by others.

 

Does anyone know about any plans for further firmware updates for this model?

THanks in adv for response.

post #1779 of 1810
New firmware for BDP-140/BDP-440/BDP-LX55/BDP-450/HTZ-626BD will be released in november 2013

symptoms:
starting from (U.S. time) October 31, 2013
- You do not have access to YouTube
- Can not watch YouTube videos

BDP-150 firmware with youtube fix released at 2013/10/28

Source: http://pioneer.jp/support/oshirase_etc/youtube_ninsyou/
post #1780 of 1810

THank you very much Ace Of Snakes! I will not ask how you have found this info on a Japanese site:D but I do appreciate you feedback. This brings some hope that all will be fine with that device. Meanwhile I did mail pioneer support and they have asked to supply some links to movies that do not work and so I did. So far no response form Pioneer to my mail, but I hope the plans for Firmaware updates will come true.

post #1781 of 1810
Is the BDP-62fd the same as the BDP-450?
post #1782 of 1810
BDP-140

Ver 1.20
Enhances BD-R/RE playability
Enhances DVD-ROM playability
Support a new authentic method to access YouTube
Performance improvement

http://www.pioneer.eu/files/support/BDP/BDP-140/BDP-140_V01.20.zip

BDP-450

Ver 2.12
Enhances BD-ROM playability
Enhances BD-R/RE playability
Support a new authentic method to access YouTube
Performance improvement

http://www.pioneer.eu/files/support/BDP/BDP-450/BDP-450_V02.12.zip
post #1783 of 1810

I have just applied the 1.20 fmware to by BDP-140. Unfortunately it is working slower than before and crashing during normal operation (even when pressing the back button!) Think twice before doing what I did.

 

Is there any way to revert back the changes? I would actually go back two versions as that was the most stable.

 

Are there any alternative firmwares available somewhere? I am bit tired with this player and its crashes:(

post #1784 of 1810
I am having the same issue you are having. I have a few PAL files and BluRay discs that played before installing the CFW, but will not play afterward. Rather, the files play, but I get a message from my Samsung TV saying the resolution is not supported.

It seems the BDP-140, after updating to the CFW 4.03, will transmit the same framerate and resolution as what it is playing. Any 50i or 25fps material will be displayed and output as such. If your TV does not support it, like mine, then it will display a message saying so.

what I would like to know is if I could change some setting so that it will either downsample or upconvert 50i o 25fps material to 60i or 24fps so my TV can display it. As I stated, the BDP-140 was able to do that before the CFW, and I have a BDP-150 that will downsample as well (I am playing the region-free but 50i 25fps blu-ray Michael Palin's Brazil).

Would someone point me in the right direction to set the BDP-140 with 4.03 CFW to downsample/convert PAL UK standards to US NTSC standards? Making a player region free without this capability kind of defeats the purpose.

I apologize in advance if I am not using the correct terminology.
post #1785 of 1810

After upgrading Firmware for BDP-LX55 the remote control improves its performance?

post #1786 of 1810
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Originally Posted by grill View Post


I have a Pio 150. Did you try Initial Setup/Display Setting/TV Screen: 16:9 Normal with keeping your TV aspect ratio original?

Thanks! That worked!

post #1787 of 1810

Hi!

 

When playing 720p  MKV files i was able to troubleshoot the issue with Display Settings in 1080 Normal.

 

Now when playing 1080p MKV  files which has a ratio 1080x800 the image is displayed as a letterbox (really strange) Did you experience the same issue?

 

Thanks!

post #1788 of 1810

Hi,

is there still a way to patch the BDP 140 and BDP LX55

 

I have both, but I´m not sure where to get the right CFW for each of them.

After days of searching I give up.

 

Is it possible to patch the Original Pioneer Firmware after installing a CFW?

What CFW is needed for the 140 and for the LX55?

 

Thanks for help

post #1789 of 1810
My BDP-53FD is often having a problem recognizing/playing a BD disc that it just played moments ago. I've literally pressed Stop on a movie, then a few minutes later pressing Play and having it show "BDMV" onscreen, then just ejecting the disc instead of playing it.

The Update function says I have the latest firmware, and so far the only fix I've found is to unplug the power cord and restart the player cold. Ejecting or removing the disc does nothing to help the player recognize it.

Any suggestions out there, or are other people having this problem as well?

Thanks.
post #1790 of 1810

Hi All,

 

Sorry if this has been asked before, but it is difficult to catch such a huge thread.

 

I've a LX-76 AVR and a BDP-140. They are connected with a HDMI 1.4 cable. LX-76 is connected to internet via its included AS-WL 300 wireless LAN converter. Is it possible to connect the BDP-140 to internet with the HDMI cable? I couldn't manage it, any help would be appreciated.

 

Regards

post #1791 of 1810
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Originally Posted by Firochromis View Post

Hi All,

Sorry if this has been asked before, but it is difficult to catch such a huge thread.

I've a LX-76 AVR and a BDP-140. They are connected with a HDMI 1.4 cable. LX-76 is connected to internet via its included AS-WL 300 wireless LAN converter. Is it possible to connect the BDP-140 to internet with the HDMI cable? I couldn't manage it, any help would be appreciated.

Regards

Why HDMI for internet connection? If you need single band 2.4GH - use this http://www.netgear.com/home/products/connected-entertainment/gaming-home-theater/WNCE2001.aspx
I prefer dual band and use my Pio on 5Ggh less crowded and faster band:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-Universal-Wireless-Internet-Adapter/dp/B006MQ9YPS/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391539293&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=netgear+dual+band+brudge
all work with other equipment via ethernet port without any problems and drivers
post #1792 of 1810
FYI
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post #1793 of 1810
Pioneer BDP-53FD (LX55) have a AK4480 DAC, which is DSD capable.

(http://www.akm.com/akm/en/file/datasheet/AK4480EF.pdf)

But now I doubt that the way Pioneer implement the DAC not use the AK4480's DSD capability. I use two RCA cables to connect my BDP and my AVR (Onkyo NR818) through analog connectors. But when I am playing a stereo SACD, I set the "HDMI Audio Output" to "Bitstream", then there is no sound coming out through analog output. The analog output is active only when I set the "HDMI Audio Output" to "PCM" or "Off". So I suspect that there is no DSD signal directly feeding the DAC. Although AK4480 can take DSD bitstream, Pioneer maybe simply converts all DSD to PCM before it going to DAC.

Any idea? Thank you.
post #1794 of 1810
Anybody have any idea where I can find a new BDP-53FD? I have no Elite dealer anywhere close and although the model has been discontinued for quite some time, I'm hoping to find one somewhere. There's usually a dealer somewhere that has old new stock just sitting.
post #1795 of 1810
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Originally Posted by StevenC56 View Post

Anybody have any idea where I can find a new BDP-53FD? I have no Elite dealer anywhere close and although the model has been discontinued for quite some time, I'm hoping to find one somewhere. There's usually a dealer somewhere that has old new stock just sitting.

I think this won't help you but its European version (LX55) can be still bought in a Hungarian web-shop or two for ca. USD 540 (eg. http://www.emag.hu/3d-pioneer-blu-ray-lejatszo-fekete-bdp-lx55/pd/EBTZTBBBM/).
post #1796 of 1810
it's only £179 in the UK
post #1797 of 1810
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Originally Posted by grill View Post

I think this won't help you but its European version (LX55) can be still bought in a Hungarian web-shop or two for ca. USD 540 (eg. http://www.emag.hu/3d-pioneer-blu-ray-lejatszo-fekete-bdp-lx55/pd/EBTZTBBBM/).
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Originally Posted by borland View Post

it's only £179 in the UK




But the LX55 won't play USA discs, will it? Where in the UK is it available?
post #1798 of 1810
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Originally Posted by StevenC56 View Post


But the LX55 won't play USA discs, will it? Where in the UK is it available?
why not? with CFW (you don't need any hard mods) you get multi region DVD playback + switchable BD zone A-B-C + of course BD ISO playback- no disk required! and yes - no CINAVIA.
http://www.sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/p/pioneer-bdp-lx55-3d-blu-ray-player
post #1799 of 1810
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Originally Posted by borland View Post

why not? with CFW (you don't need any hard mods) you get multi region DVD playback + switchable BD zone A-B-C + of course BD ISO playback- no disk required! and yes - no CINAVIA.
http://www.sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/p/pioneer-bdp-lx55-3d-blu-ray-player

Well-You completely lost me on that one.eek.gif It appears the LX55 has white display panel digits that won't match the rest of my gear anyway.............
post #1800 of 1810
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Originally Posted by borland View Post

it's only £179 in the UK

What a great price! I wish I lived in the UK.
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