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post #211 of 604
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Originally Posted by drSeehas View Post

Why do you want to get rid of PCM?

Because when I was watching THE A TEAM I thought DTS was suppose to show up on my receiver not PCM how do I get DTS to work

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post #212 of 604
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Originally Posted by GP1890 View Post


Because when I was watching THE A TEAM I thought DTS was suppose to show up on my receiver not PCM how do I get DTS to work

You need to go in to the settings and change the output from PCM to Bitstream. Since I do not know how you are connected for audio it will either be digital out or HDMI
post #213 of 604
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Originally Posted by noklew View Post

You need to go in to the settings and change the output from PCM to Bitstream. Since I do not know how you are connected for audio it will either be digital out or HDMI

Ok I did what you said but now, the movie is playing in a small square in the center of the screen and, I can see the loading logo sticking out from behind the square thats playing the movie. Isn't that weird ? Now how would I get that to go back to normal picture?
post #214 of 604
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Originally Posted by GP1890 View Post

Because when I was watching THE A TEAM I thought DTS was suppose to show up on my receiver not PCM ...

OK. Why do you think DTS is supposed to show up on your receiver?
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... how do I get DTS to work

If you get PCM on your receiver, DTS decoding has already worked in the player.
post #215 of 604
That does seem very odd. Did you try and power cycle the unit by unplugging it? Changing audio to bitstream should have no bearing on the video
post #216 of 604
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Originally Posted by noklew View Post

that does seem very odd. Did you try and power cycle the unit by unplugging it? Changing audio to bitstream should have no bearing on the video

Please can someone help me out what is wrong with this player.


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Ok it's working now put in a different movie. The photo on top i was trying to watch CRANK2 anyone know why it was playing like that.is it my receiver I think I need to update to the SC-57.THANKS
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post #217 of 604
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Originally Posted by GP1890 View Post

Please can someone help me out what is wrong with this player.


Attachment 231266

Ok it's working now put in a different movie. The photo on top i was trying to watch CRANK2 anyone know why it was playing like that.is it my receiver I think I need to update to the SC-57.THANKS

According to people on Amazon, this is a problem with Crank 2, some had the same square you got.
post #218 of 604
Blu-ray play back has been very good on my 53fd until tonight. O Brother Where Art Thou exhibited a weird issue with bringing up the chapter scene selection while the movie was playing with no buttons on the remote being pushed. I then could not get it to go away. Seems to be triggered by a chapter change..so basically I had a static square in the bottom left corner of the screen that I couldn't get to go away. Also once the square appeared, could not eject the disc with out unplugging the unit and rebooting. This is the only blu ray movie I have had issues with so far and I don't know if it is the disc or the player.
post #219 of 604
Damn, I just won one a 53FD on ebay for $360 and starting to regret my purchase after reading this thread. I currently have a PS3, but I don't want to kill the laser watching so many movies.

Does it stream Netflix files in 1080p, with 5.1?

I bought it mainly for PQLS for my SACD/DVD-A collection...and because I'm hoping it has better video quality (and no fan noise) than my PS3. Hope you guys are just exaggerating these problems.
post #220 of 604
All the issues I have noted are fact. Not all SACDs I have played have had issues, however; some have. Regarding Netflix, I do not have a Netflix account and therefore cannot respond to that question. I am sure Pioneer will be coming out with a firmware update to address some of these issues. So far no issues with DVDA. Happy holidays
post #221 of 604
Okay, not a show stopper, but, the icontrol app for iPhone that controls the sc37 is not compatible with the 53fd. You need to download icontrol ver 2 for the 53fd which is not compatible with the sc37 I am sensing some developer challenges here
post #222 of 604
I've been reading this thread and I would just like some input before I buy this unit.

I currently have the 23fd, and I'm sick of the load times and the constant read problems with Netflix discs. A minor scratch causes it to be unreadable and I must finish the movie on my panny bdp.

It will be hooked to an sc-27 with pqls activated. I just want to know, for watching blurays only, how is the 53fd?

All I use my bdp's for is watching blurays, and I just need to know how the 53fd does in this respect?

Thanks.
post #223 of 604
From a BD point of view I have not seen or experienced any issues. 3D is also very good. Load times have been decent as well. The one time I disabled auto disc start I had to scratch my head because it did not tell me the disc was loaded. I did this initially when testing multi layer SACDs.
post #224 of 604
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Originally Posted by noklew View Post

From a BD point of view I have not seen or experienced any issues. 3D is also very good. Load times have been decent as well. The one time I disabled auto disc start I had to scratch my head because it did not tell me the disc was loaded. I did this initially when testing multi layer SACDs.

Is that something that must be enabled out of the box or is it enabled from the factory?
post #225 of 604
It is enabled by default
post #226 of 604
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Originally Posted by noklew View Post

It is enabled by default

Does the 53fd have the color space selection as the 23fd does?
post #227 of 604
It has x.v.Color based on the xvYCC specs
post #228 of 604
Color space selections are RGB, YCbCr, YCbCr 422, Full RGB
post #229 of 604
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Originally Posted by GP1890 View Post

Please can someone help me out what is wrong with this player.


Attachment 231266

Ok it's working now put in a different movie. The photo on top i was trying to watch CRANK2 anyone know why it was playing like that.is it my receiver I think I need to update to the SC-57.THANKS

Put in at least an 1 GB SD card. Very common to see this with Lionsgate titles.

S~
post #230 of 604
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Originally Posted by noklew View Post

Color space selections are RGB, YCbCr, YCbCr 422, Full RGB

Which one of these would be 0-255 and which would be 16-235?
post #231 of 604
I believe 0-255 is RGB and is typical to computer monitors where as 16-235 is tied to the YCbCr
post #232 of 604
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Originally Posted by noklew View Post

I believe 0-255 is RGB ... 16-235 is tied to the YCbCr

No!
RGB is 16 - 235.
0 - 255 is Full RGB.
post #233 of 604
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Originally Posted by drSeehas View Post

No!
RGB is 16 - 235.
0 - 255 is Full RGB.

Thanks sir, I appreciate it.
post #234 of 604
Can you bypass all video and audio processing on the 53?

This is an important feature to "future proof" the player.

Thanks
post #235 of 604
I received the 53fd and hooked it up today. It is replacing my 23fd and I can tell you that this unit is WAY FASTER than the 23fd is at loading blu rays!! That's a huge plus and one of the reasons I bought this unit.

I've had zero issues with the disc tray or with the unit freezing. With that said, i did a lot of swapping out of movies and a lot of stopping and playing and adjusting settings in the movie (about 2 hours worth of fiddling around). So as far as reliability and speed I'm very pleased.

The only issue I've had so far, and it may not end up being an issue, is that it doesn't seem that the Full RGB setting is the same as the 0-255 RGB setting of the 23fd unit. I found this by using the spears and munsil calibration disc. On my 23fd, in order to see the contrast correctly and not have clipping, I had to use 0-255 RGB setting. However, with Full RGB selected on this unit, it clips the contrast almost entirely. It's very frustrating. It may be a simple setting that I'm missing. I've managed to get it to where I'm ok with it, and the picture quality is great. (please note that this issue may be a compatibility issue with my projector, so others may not have this issue)

I'm very happy with the unit so far and I hope to find the correct setting to get the contrast in check with the calibration disc.
post #236 of 604
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Originally Posted by luelf21 View Post

... I had to use 0-255 RGB setting. However, with Full RGB selected on this unit, it clips the contrast almost entirely. It's very frustrating. It may be a simple setting that I'm missing. I've managed to get it to where I'm ok with it, and the picture quality is great. (please note that this issue may be a compatibility issue with my projector, so others may not have this issue) ...

Which color space is set in your projector?
May I ask you, why do you use "RGB" at all and not the default "YCbCr 422"?
post #237 of 604
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Originally Posted by drSeehas View Post

Which color space is set in your projector?
May I ask you, why do you use "RGB" at all and not the default "YCbCr 422"?

The color space on the projector is set to auto and the blu ray player is also set to the default YCbCr422.

With the old 23fd, color space on the projector was set to RGB video and on the 23fd it was set to RGB 0-255. The reason for this was based on my findings while using the spears and munsil calibration disc. I'm not sure if anyone is familiar with this or not but while using it and having the projector and player set to auto (color space) the contrast and red, blue and greens were all clipping. On the contrast test image there are bars ranging from 234-255 and they are on a 254 background. The goal is to see all bars except 254. Well, without mine set to RGB settings, I could only see bars 234,235,236 and it would clip after that.

http://www.spearsandmunsil.com/artic...stcontrol.html

Take a look at that and you may understand it better. Also at the bottom of that page, look at the color clipping patterns and notice the correct way, and incorrect way for the player to show colors. Before using RGB mine would all clip. With the RGB settings used everything would be correct.

With the new 53fd, I cannot find any settings to use that allow it to be calibrated properly and view the contrast and clipping properly. I've found a 'good enough' setting for contrast and as far as color clipping, well, turning chroma down on the player helped to view them properly on the cal disc.
post #238 of 604
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Originally Posted by noklew View Post

A new finding today. After powering down the unit, the Pionner logo was still seen on the screen, for over 2 hours. Apparently, it did not shut down 100%. Very interesting.

I also found this issue, and traced it to the HDMI Control setting. If you do not want to see it after the unit is powered down, you need to turn HDMI Control to off. It is set to ON by default.

I also realised that the unit would be warm even on standby, should you enable "quick start" for the player.

Hope the above information would be useful to those who have the LX55/53FD player.

Cheers.
post #239 of 604
In no way am I intending to thread jack or be negative but after reading most of what is posted in this thread, I'm wondering why anyone would buy this player over the Oppo BDP-93

I have an Elite receiver and an Elite 58AV so would really rather have an Elite BluRay player. The thing is from what I can garner from reviews, the Oppo just seems to be a better, more reliable glitch free player. Can anyone here please talk me out of jumping ship?
post #240 of 604
I haven't owned a player, including an Oppo, without bugs since my first DVD player. Even a couple of my laserdisc players had glitches. As these machines become more pc than player...more bugs. I'm not happy but which brand is less glitch free seems to be futile at this point to me. Go with your gut and the features you want. I think all the bugs I have encountered so far can be fixed via firmware. How long that will take? No idea. But I have had flawless blu-ray playback except one disc. Cds are divine in my opinion. While I can't get pqls on dvd audio and sacd (which seems to be my SC-07s fault) they still sound very good. Issues I have are generally minor. One blu-ray glitch, and several unknown discs in my sacd collection....fast loading time and almost instant response for disc tray opening make up for that. Oppo is a great company too, no doubt, but I don't think any company out there is making a frustration free blu-ray product yet, the technology is still evolving. My two cents.
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