Originally Posted by djc11369
The power problems have been posted about the Micca EP950 also which is pretty much a clone of this player. Whether it's firmware related or something defective remains to be seen.
Here is a ink to a recent post the reset / power issues of the Himedia 900B reported by denasshttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...6#post21658206
Here is a link to another thread for the power up issue reported recently for the Micca 950 version of the player, reported by eagle_2http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post21660502
There are two issues that are different problems that act together to give a compound increase in frustration.
Also, some users report that they do not have the power up problem at all.First problem
- The unit locks up during playback. This is not unique to these realtek 1186 based players. Other players I've used also lock up occasionally. If this happened once in a while, say once a week, it might be okay.
I get the impression that it happens often for some users of these realtek 1186 based players. From a user's perspective, any lockup at all is not enjoyed, and indicates a product with less then optimum robustness.
On the painfully humorous side, I remember back to Windows lockups and reboots needed starting at Windows 3.1, and didn't get fixed for over 10 years until there was Win XP. Hopefully competition will produce something better sooner for 3D iso playback.Second problem
- The unit doesn't always power up correctly when the power button on the remote is pressed.
The first and second problems compound. The unit locks and you have to re-power it, but then it doesn't always turn on when re-powered. Frustrating indeed.
It seems that there are no exceptions to the first problem above. However, some users of these boxes claim that they never experience the second problem.
Perhaps there are differences in how they are being used, or the ability of the unit it respond to on / off cycles. For example, if these player units require an extended time after power is applied (or after being turned off) before they are "ready" to power up, it could be that this is considered a malfunction when it is actually simply not waiting long enough for the unit to become ready to power up. I have seen this with numerous electronic devices.
What is helpful is to write exactly what happened before the problem occurred, and the exact sequence of what was done to make the problem go away.
By being methodical, the user may discover that if they do some particular steps the same way each time, the units always responds in a predictable manner that can be tolerated. This often works with people, and even more often works with electronic machines.