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post #271 of 322
The new BD-A1020 uses BB1795 DAC, also does HDCD
post #272 of 322
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Originally Posted by 60strat View Post

The new BD-A1020 uses BB1795 DAC, also does HDCD

PCM1795 is a very average DAC, so its not a deal breaker.....however I definitely want my 1010 to decode my HDCDs.
post #273 of 322
What DAC is in the 1010?
Is it better?
post #274 of 322
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Originally Posted by MrJai View Post

What DAC is in the 1010?
Is it better?

S1067/A1000/A1010 use AK4358. On paper PCM1795 is superior. But from what I read, both A1010 and A1020 have the exact same SNR rating, 1020's harmonic distortion rating is nearly as same. (the difference is less than 0.0005%).
post #275 of 322
I upgraded my player earlier today via network to software version 1.7012. I think this is first upgrade for this player. I didn't record the number of the earlier ver. Now if I could just figure out what they upgraded.
Edited by sawmill - 11/29/12 at 1:42pm
post #276 of 322
From their website, looks like "playback stability of certain discs".
Yamaha BD-A1010 Support
post #277 of 322
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Originally Posted by enonimos View Post

From their website, looks like "playback stability of certain discs".
Yamaha BD-A1010 Support

I'm hoping that one of the discs in "playback stability of certain discs" is my 1st season of Boardwalk Empire which my A1010 doesn't play nice with.
Edited by Parrot_HD - 11/30/12 at 2:07pm
post #278 of 322
This update may be for fixes for some movies, but it does not correct the issues with Live Free or Die Hard. I just updated my player to the latest code and it still puts the special features in a tiny window in the upper left of the screen.

FYI - I used the USB method since my player is not connected to the Interweb yet. The download took over an hour, topping out at only about 20kBps. Either Yammy is getting pounded, or they have a really slow Internet connection. I did note that the download site is in Japan, so that might be the issue?
post #279 of 322
When I upgraded on the internet, that source also took a lot of time. I thought at the time that my network was failing me. I was patient with the thing, more so than usual.
post #280 of 322
Looking for some confirmation on this.

I contacted Yamaha about some confusing specs I saw on their BD-A1010 and BD-A1020 units. I thought there was a misprint or error on the website and am unsure if the response I got was just restating the potential misprinted or errored specs or not.

Does BD-A1010 play DVD+/-R DL DVDs? And does the BD-A1010 play FLAC files via the USB on an external device?

My response from Yamaha:
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Thank you for your inquiry.

The BD-A1020 supports FLAC and the BD-A1010 does not.

The BD-A1020 supports DVD+R DL and -R DL and the BDA-1010 does not.

I am still surprised their 1010 player doesn't support DL discs or FLAC playback. Any confirmation from owners is appreciated.
post #281 of 322
Regarding BD-A1020(my neighbor bought it), I've just tried SACD-R and BD-A1020 is playing SACD-R discs. Also there are no problems with watermarked DVD-AUDIO also. smile.gif
post #282 of 322
I just updated the software version via network and took less than 5 minutes...I don't see any visible improvements plus I still cannot control the player with my yamaha av controller app
post #283 of 322
Wow, what a thread. Problems and troubles all around eh?

I have it connected via 7.1 analogue out the AVR, HDMI with a splitter from Rocketfish out to the TV and Projector, connected to the network as well, but that is a hassle, prefer to transfer files onto a USB disk

Keep it simple I say, never tried Netflix, or an Android app cause does not matter to me, love this player. I just keep things as simple as possible. Excellent audio and video

Good tips on dealing with the message pop ups that helped.
post #284 of 322
Wow, what a thread. Problems and troubles all around eh?

I have it connected via 7.1 analogue out the AVR, HDMI with a splitter from Rocketfish out to the TV and Projector, connected to the network as well, but that is a hassle, prefer to transfer files onto a USB disk

Keep it simple I say, never tried Netflix, or an Android app cause does not matter to me, love this player. I just keep things as simple as possible. Excellent audio and video

Good tips on dealing with the message pop ups that helped.
post #285 of 322
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Originally Posted by adowns View Post

For those who are having problems getting the BD-A1010 to play ball with the AV Controller app on ios i've managed to get mine working. I too have a yamaha AV receiver that works fine with the app but could not for the life of me get the blu ray player to appear even if i added the IP address manually.

I contacted Yamaha customer services and they sent me out a CD containing a backdoor firmware which effectively wipes the slate clean on the software on the player and another copy of the latest firmware. After i had wiped the firmware and reloaded the latest one it the player immediately appeared in my app and now all is well.

Just get in contact with Yamaha and get the CD shipped to you and you should be laughing!

That would be fantastic if you could upload this somewhere as an iso image.
I'm having exactely the same problem on the european model (BD-S1067 Firmwares are the same) and tried to contact Yamah support.

The only answer they gave me is to bring the player to after sale support...
As my warranty is over I don't want to mess with that only for the controller bug.

If anyone as any other trick that could work that would also be very nice. (of course I already tried the factory reset ..)
post #286 of 322
Hello

Just got my BD-A1020 today. It is slooooow, but I will upgrade the sucker, see what happens and report back. I want to use my A810's remote, so now I also have to find the remote code for the 1020 somewhere.

Is silly how nobody publishes the codes for their remotes. Geez.
post #287 of 322
OK the BD-A1020 was a really bad idea. It is going back to the shop.

Navigating DLNA info is a study in frustration.
Turn the machine on and you can make a cup of tea before you can do anything on it.
The remote doesn't receive well.
The DVD player control is unresponsive.
The sound was great, but that won't help because I would have put put an axe through the thing in a week.

Seriously, Yamaha - what the heck were you thinking releasing a high-end Blu ray DVD player with the slowest CPU since the ENIAC?
post #288 of 322
When I power off my BD-A1020 the "BYE" light stays on. I have to unplug and replug the player to get rid of it. Anyone else has this issue? I've had this player 2 months and am ready to get rid of it.mad.gif
post #289 of 322
Is there a way to set it up the BD-A1010 to be region-free? I have a few PAL DVDs I'd like to play...

Thanks :-)
post #290 of 322
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Originally Posted by jsulmeyer View Post

Is there a way to set it up the BD-A1010 to be region-free? I have a few PAL DVDs I'd like to play...

Thanks :-)
I tried everything. I tried bringing up the setup menu and pressing 8520. I get options to reset the password and clear the internal memory--a good thing to do once in a while--and the player's current DVD and BD regions, yet no way of changing them. Being that Yamaha used to be Philips based, I tried 99990 and 1389310--with the tray opened, closed, with the setup menu onscrean, the home menu onscrean, and no menu onscrean. I can't seem to change the region no matter what I do! While there are a few venders who sell this player modded for all regions, no vender told m how to mod or hack it, and I can't find any hacks on the net for any of the Yamaha BD players with MediaTek CPUs. I find this surprising, considering Yamaha SD DVD players were so easy to hack! Who knows. Maybe this one was built by BBK, who makes players for Cambridge and Oppo--whose BD players can't be easilly hacked.s
post #291 of 322
I was going through some past SD DVD and BD threads I posted in here at AVS, as well as some BD players reviewed by Secrets over the past few years. If you need analog audio better than the Oppo BDP-83/93/103, but you can't afford the BDP-83SE/95/105, Secrets said that the Yamaha BD-A1010 may have sounded slightly more open than the Oppo BDP-93. If by open they ment deeper bass and higher treble, then I think it sounds even better than my reference Pioneer Elite DV-58AV. I'm talking about multi-channel analog for Blu-rays, SACDs, and CDs. And for SACDs, because of the 176.4 KHz DSD-to-PCM conversion, you're getting almost the full range! The sad part is that Yamaha no longer has a BD player with multi-channel analog output. Right now, except for the fact that I have to make decrypted copies of my Region 2 DVDs in order for them to play in the Yamaha BD-A1010, I think this is the best way to obtain good video and excelent audio for a great price. If you have a BD-A1000 or BD-A1010, you might not be fully aware of the audiophile's gem you really have. Unfortunately, you can't get them anymore. So take good care of it!
Edited by Big C - 9/29/13 at 1:58pm
post #292 of 322
Does the BD-A1020 do gapless audio from USB, SMB and/or DLNA? I know Yammy now has a network CD player (CD-N500) that does gapless so thought maybe that their top-of-the-line BD/SACD player might as well.
post #293 of 322
When using the 1010, I'm aware that the manual says that when playing from USB sticks, they should be formatted using FAT16 or FAT32. For the most part, I am pretty successful using it with the NTFS file system. My only problem is the player not recognizing WAVs. If I use the NTFS file system, will the player recognize WAVs? If not, then the manual messed up saying that the 1010 will play WAVs. My 9" Philips BD portable uses a MediaTek CPU and it doesn't recognize them either. So far, the only two players I got to play WAVs were a Pioneer Elite BDP-52FD via burning them to disc and my 9" Sony portable BD player via USB with the NTFS file system.
post #294 of 322
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Originally Posted by Big C View Post

When using the 1010, I'm aware that the manual says that when playing from USB sticks, they should be formatted using FAT16 or FAT32. For the most part, I am pretty successful using it with the NTFS file system. My only problem is the player not recognizing WAVs. If I use the NTFS file system, will the player recognize WAVs? If not, then the manual messed up saying that the 1010 will play WAVs. My 9" Philips BD portable uses a MediaTek CPU and it doesn't recognize them either. So far, the only two players I got to play WAVs were a Pioneer Elite BDP-52FD via burning them to disc and my 9" Sony portable BD player via USB with the NTFS file system.
I backed up everything from my USB flash drive onto my harddrive. I then formatted my flash drive as FAT32. I finally recopied everything to my USB flash drive. I even shortened the names of a few WAV files. The 1010 still didn't play them! Has anyone been lucky getting WAVs to play on the 1010 via USB? If so, what is your secret!
Edited by Big C - 11/18/13 at 9:17am
post #295 of 322
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Originally Posted by Big C View Post

I backed up everything from my USB flash drive onto my harddrive. I then formatted my flash drive as FAT32. I finally recopied everything to my USB flash drive. I even shortened the names of a few WAV files. The 1010 still didn't play them! Has anyone been lucky getting WAVs to play on the 1010 via USB? If so, what is your secret!

Does it play AIFF, FLAC, OGG and/or Apple Lossless and AAC? I don't normally deal with WAVs unless I am forced to.
post #296 of 322
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Originally Posted by Big C View Post

I backed up everything from my USB flash drive onto my harddrive. I then formatted my flash drive as FAT32. I finally recopied everything to my USB flash drive. I even shortened the names of a few WAV files. The 1010 still didn't play them! Has anyone been lucky getting WAVs to play on the 1010 via USB? If so, what is your secret!

Does it play AIFF, FLAC, OGG and/or Apple Lossless and AAC? I don't normally deal with WAVs unless I am forced to.
I use Windows Media Player for my CD ripper. WAVs offer the best audio. Is there a secret in getting the 1010 to play WAVs via USB?
post #297 of 322
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Originally Posted by Big C View Post

I backed up everything from my USB flash drive onto my harddrive. I then formatted my flash drive as FAT32. I finally recopied everything to my USB flash drive. I even shortened the names of a few WAV files. The 1010 still didn't play them! Has anyone been lucky getting WAVs to play on the 1010 via USB? If so, what is your secret!

Does it play AIFF, FLAC, OGG and/or Apple Lossless and AAC? I don't normally deal with WAVs unless I am forced to.
I use Windows Media Player for my CD ripper. WAVs offer the best audio. Is there a secret in getting the 1010 to play WAVs via USB?
Still no success! Using my audio editing/recording Audacity software, I made a WAV file with the 44.1-KHz/16-bit requirements as the 1010 manual stated. Do you really think the manual messed up and the 1010 doesn't play WAVs? If anyone was successful playing WAVs via USB, please state which firmware is in your player, as well as any secrets in creating the WAV files.
post #298 of 322
A new firmware is available in europe (V177 / BD-S1067) Theorically fixing an issue with youtube SSL certificate.
Very happy so far as it is fixing my AV Controller bug.
Hopefully this is going to keep working and also fixing the issue for you guys over here having the same problem...

Just checked Yamaha US website and the same update is available for BD-A1010!
post #299 of 322
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Originally Posted by Fusionwork View Post

A new firmware is available in europe (V177 / BD-S1067) Theorically fixing an issue with youtube SSL certificate.
Very happy so far as it is fixing my AV Controller bug.
Hopefully this is going to keep working and also fixing the issue for you guys over here having the same problem...

Just checked Yamaha US website and the same update is available for BD-A1010!

Thanks for the heads up! I don't have mine hooked up to the Intertube but will update it later. Any perceived benefits from this update other then that mentioned on the website? Wondering if some of the old bugs are fixed. I will have to look them up as I don't recall what they are :-D
post #300 of 322
Don't know if I'm dreaming but the Home menu icons seems to be slightly changed.
Honestly so far it is pretty hard to tell if something changed.
Maybe a few bugs in the background.
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