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post #121 of 825
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

I have a VSX-1122-K w/ the BDP-62FD. I set the Sound Retriever function to 'On' all of the time. When you are playing back Blu-rays, it disables the function - it uses Sound Retriever Link from the player to feed the bitrate to the AVR and higher bitrate (lossless audio) will disable the SR playback function. With DVDs - especially one's with DD 5.1 audio, which is very compressed, it will auto-magically re-enable playback to 'enhance' the sound. It sounds like you like the effect and I do to; with standard definition movies it really enlivens the audio.
With MP3/AAC (compressed) audio, it works much the same; I have a lot of FLAC (losssless CD audio) and it seems to disable it there, as well.
When I play CDs, SACDs and DVD-A discs, I always set the AVR to Pure Direct mode, which disable all processing - including SR. I think you will find, however, for CDs you won't need/want SR, but If you are playing CDs, and you like the SR processing, then make sure you have set the AVR to 'Standard Stereo' or one of the surround modes - not direct.
Let us know if you still can't get this to work as you expect.

lol..well said mr krutsch.... how are you by the way... ohh i was wonding do you have a record player ? ..am thinking of going back to some vinyl ..

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post #122 of 825
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Originally Posted by pioneertop View Post

lol..well said mr krutsch.... how are you by the way... ohh i was wonding do you have a record player ? ..am thinking of going back to some vinyl ..

I am really enjoying my optical plastic, again, thanks for the wonderful sound from the Pioneer AVR and BDP-62FD.

I have a bunch of records in storage, including a pile of Japanese import "virgin vinyl" recordings that were played twice - one to wear in the groove and once to record to cassette tape :-) Not sure if I want to go back; I really can't stand the ticks and pops, even as rare as they are on well kept records.

I does look like fun, though, to play around with this. Maybe when things quiet down at work I will invest in a turn-table.
post #123 of 825
Has anyone watched the new Total Recall. I watched it last evening and my player freezes up on ch.15 at the 1:45:46 mark. The only way to break out of it is to unplug the player.

I tried my PS3 and it worked like a charm and disc looks great no marks or scratches. It's a retail buy no rental. The software version of my player is 2.05. I checked pioneer site and it shows no software update available for download.
post #124 of 825
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Originally Posted by ReDs View Post

Has anyone watched the new Total Recall. I watched it last evening and my player freezes up on ch.15 at the 1:45:46 mark. The only way to break out of it is to unplug the player.
I tried my PS3 and it worked like a charm and disc looks great no marks or scratches. It's a retail buy no rental. The software version of my player is 2.05. I checked pioneer site and it shows no software update available for download.

That's discouraging to read... I had the same thing happen w/ Brave, but it was a Netflix rental and I assumed something was wrong with the disc. Froze at 15 minutes in, but I could eject the disc. I was able to read it all the way through, however, with another drive, so I hope Pioneer is looking into an update.
post #125 of 825
I know, I went ahead and sent Pioneer a detailed email this morning to get this on their radar. It also looks like our brethren in the 05/51 thread is having audio sync issues as well with this disc. I had that two but a quick stop and resume fixed that issue. I only had he chance to play the TDNR and Tron, but they were perfect.
post #126 of 825
That's great information Krutsch. Thank you so much! I am going to try the Pure Direct mode for CDs and the few DVD-As I have and will let you know what I think.
post #127 of 825
Can I use the dual HDMI outputs to send a 3D picture to my Elite 70" and the audio to my non 3D HDMI Elite receiver or do both hdmi outputs go to the lowest common denominator signal?
post #128 of 825
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Originally Posted by Evangelo2 View Post

Can I use the dual HDMI outputs to send a 3D picture to my Elite 70" and the audio to my non 3D HDMI Elite receiver or do both hdmi outputs go to the lowest common denominator signal?
That is exactly what Dual HDMI players are designed for. 1 HDMI goes to a 3D capable TV for video, the second goes to a non 3D receiver for audio.

S~
post #129 of 825
Would this be applicable to non-3D TVs too?
post #130 of 825
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

That is exactly what Dual HDMI players are designed for. 1 HDMI goes to a 3D capable TV for video, the second goes to a non 3D receiver for audio.
S~

Other than that obvious case, is there any reason to use the second HDMI output? In other words, is there an audio benefit to sending only audio to your AVR?

I ask because the manual refers to a Pure Audio mode, as described above, and I'm wondering if there's value in running a second cable from the player.
post #131 of 825
I was wondering the same thing. I just ordered the 62. It'll be paired with an older VSX82-TXS AVR and a Panasonic 50-inch (non-3D) plasma television.

My AVR, due to its age, only runs HDMI 1.2. My plasma runs HDMI 1.3. I'm pretty confident that HDMI 1.3 allows for more colors per pixel (provided you can find content that takes advantage of this capability). Anyhow, I'll be running two HDMI outputs from the 62 to take advantage of this capability.
post #132 of 825
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Has anyone watched the new Total Recall. I watched it last evening and my player freezes up on ch.15 at the 1:45:46 mark. The only way to break out of it is to unplug the player.

I tried my PS3 and it worked like a charm and disc looks great no marks or scratches. It's a retail buy no rental. The software version of my player is 2.05. I checked pioneer site and it shows no software update available for download.


I'm having the same problem at the same place and have also let pioneer know of the problem. I tried the setting the HDMI audio to PCM but still got the same lock up. I hope this gets sorted out soon sounds like many other are having audio issues with many other players.
post #133 of 825
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Originally Posted by masterdka View Post

I'm having the same problem at the same place and have also let pioneer know of the problem. I tried the setting the HDMI audio to PCM but still got the same lock up. I hope this gets sorted out soon sounds like many other are having audio issues with many other players.

Great the more that we report it Pioneer will get to working on a firmware fix. I've already received a reply back from Pioneer indicating they will pass my information on to the engineers for investigation, and the rep allude to it needing a firmware update. I had to also send them the barcode from both of my problem films.
I didn't even get in five good minutes on Brave before it froze as well. Here's the funny part I'm not even upset as this is just part of dealing with this generation of optical disc. DVD was a much more stable platform.
post #134 of 825
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Great the more that we report it Pioneer will get to working on a firmware fix. I've already received a reply back from Pioneer indicating they will pass my information on to the engineers for investigation, and the rep allude to it needing a firmware update. I had to also send them the barcode from both of my problem films.
I didn't even get in five good minutes on Brave before it froze as well. Here's the funny part I'm not even upset as this is just part of dealing with this generation of optical disc. DVD was a much more stable platform.

I hope Sony and Pioneer get this bug figured out soon because was disappointing not to be able to finish the movie mad.gif . For me have never had any issues with playing back movies on blu ray fist time I have ran into these issue's.
post #135 of 825
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

For Canadians, to buy an Oppo means we have to pay the $500 price plus $75 shipping and $25 brokerage fee totalling to $600
I bought my 62 for $300
So it's exactly half the price of the Oppo biggrin.gif

Hi David, can you please tell me where did you buy elite f62 for 300 in GTA? Also, does it plays multiple formats like oppo (mp4, mkv, avi and other files) Is it cinavia free?

Thnaks

Jay
post #136 of 825
It plays mp4, mkv, avi for sure. It is NOT Cinavia free. In tems of pricing, I bought it through my magazine's connection.
post #137 of 825
Just got my 62. Now on the Advance settings. Do you guys leave most of it on default? I just got my first 3D LED set which I assume I select LCD on the video adjust part. And since my AVR is a older model which is not 3D compatible I connect HDMI 1 to the TV and HDMI Sub to my AVR. Then do I set HDMI mode to separate? Sorry for the noob questions. But I'm just getting into 3D because my kids want it. And I'm not about to change my AVR (Pioneer SC-09TX) anytime soon. Bad enough my Kuro Elite 151 that was in my HT room. Will be going into my master bedroom now which is replaced by my new Elite 70X5. So this whole 3D setup is new to me.
post #138 of 825
Set it to separate, hdmi main goes to your screen, hdmi sub to you receiver. Set the display adjustment to Professional.
post #139 of 825
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

Set it to separate, hdmi main goes to your screen, hdmi sub to you receiver. Set the display adjustment to Professional.

Ok.. Thanks David...
post #140 of 825
Hi. I have the same issue. I tried playing it in my PS3 and its fine. I guess the PS3 is the BEST BLUERAY player. I have had it with PIONEER. I have the BDP-09fd and I think my drive is starting to fail, pretty sad that a $2200.00 BD PLAYER is starting to die. I never had a issue with the PS3, EVER.
post #141 of 825
Me too... My two and a half year old bdp-09 was starting to give me problems. Well one problem. The player sometimes would give me a "disk unknown" error on recently released bluray movies. I did a firmware update lately which I didn't know had. But don't know if it solved it. The movie " Brave" is the only one I still have problems with. It'll eventually work if I reboot it couple times. I just wish I got insurance from BB when I got it from them that time.
post #142 of 825
Hello everyone, I am interested in this Blue-Ray player due to its noted audio quality. I have a substantial Blu-ray/SACD concert/music collection and would like to know how it compares to PS3 (Bluray/sacd) in this regard. I will be upgrading to Pioneer SC-68 AVR soon and my thinking is that BDP-62 would work well with it. Any of you with this particular combo care to comment it would be greatly appreciated.
post #143 of 825
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Originally Posted by alpha67 View Post

Hello everyone, I am interested in this Blue-Ray player due to its noted audio quality. I have a substantial Blu-ray/SACD concert/music collection and would like to know how it compares to PS3 (Bluray/sacd) in this regard. I will be upgrading to Pioneer SC-68 AVR soon and my thinking is that BDP-62 would work well with it. Any of you with this particular combo care to comment it would be greatly appreciated.

I thought that SACD support w/ the PS3 was long gone, but I might be wrong. For me, I love my -62FD with a VSX-1122-K for music playback. Great player, really, and will crush your PS3 on the video side (especially with DVD upscaling).
post #144 of 825
^^^Thanks for responding.^^^
Well I am maybe one of the few that still has a PS3 with SACD support. I have to say PS3 served me well and I think it is time to upgrade to something newer/better especially on the audio side of things. I will check the -62FD out this weekend at the dealer and hear first hand what it can do.
post #145 of 825
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Originally Posted by TK-713 View Post

Hi. I have the same issue. I tried playing it in my PS3 and its fine. I guess the PS3 is the BEST BLUERAY player. I have had it with PIONEER. I have the BDP-09fd and I think my drive is starting to fail, pretty sad that a $2200.00 BD PLAYER is starting to die. I never had a issue with the PS3, EVER.

I've had my BDP-09FD since it was released in early 2009. It's played every BD I've throw at it, until the laser went out in 2011. Pioneer replaced the drive under warranty and it has been perfect ever since. Haven't tried Brave or Total Recall yet though. I also have a launch PS3 (the $599 version with SACD support) which has also performed flawlessly...with the exception of the laser going out on it after a few years. I actually replaced that one myself, but those parts are getting harder to find. That being said, I just think the laser on BD players just aren't designed as well as the laser on DVD players. Not sure why, but they just don't seem to hold up the way DVD lasers did.
post #146 of 825
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Originally Posted by rhed View Post

Me too... My two and a half year old bdp-09 was starting to give me problems. Well one problem. The player sometimes would give me a "disk unknown" error on recently released bluray movies. I did a firmware update lately which I didn't know had. But don't know if it solved it. The movie " Brave" is the only one I still have problems with. It'll eventually work if I reboot it couple times. I just wish I got insurance from BB when I got it from them that time.

I hate to tell you, but those sound like the early signs of your drive going out on your 09FD.
post #147 of 825
Any recommendation where to buy a discounted BDP-62FD player. I live in NJ. Thanks.
post #148 of 825
I just bought mine today. So far so good. An A/V milestone for me was that I put a hi res flac file on a USB memory stick and plugged it into the equipment and it played.
post #149 of 825
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Originally Posted by Mamiya7ii View Post

I just bought mine today. So far so good. An A/V milestone for me was that I put a hi res flac file on a USB memory stick and plugged it into the equipment and it played.
congrats..and welcome...have fun...
post #150 of 825
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Originally Posted by Mamiya7ii View Post

I just bought mine today. So far so good. An A/V milestone for me was that I put a hi res flac file on a USB memory stick and plugged it into the equipment and it played.

And even though the manual says otherwise, be aware that you can play that same hi-res FLAC file from a network server (e.g. I use DLNA and Twonky Media Server for music).

It's been a long time since I've been so pleased with a consumer electronics purchase like the -62FD, so congratulations on a fine purchase!
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