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post #391 of 455
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Originally Posted by Secondact View Post

Johnla-
Thanks for the words about our site. I noticed your post today as I wanted to pop in and let folks know that we put the AVX-552 on our Deal of the Day today. It really is a great value if you're in the market for this kind of gear.


Mark-
Second Act

Darn you Mark.... See what you did to me, I just could NOT pass that up!
And so now you have 1 less AVX-552 in stock...

That is such a absolute insane killer price, that I went ahead and ordered one even though I allready have a DVDM-552 that I bought from you last year.

John
post #392 of 455
Does the Phililps TSU9600 remote work with the DVDM-100 to control video of a Sony changer?

I see on Escient's sites a pdf which shows compatibility for the DVDM "audio" files but no video......

Fran
post #393 of 455
Not yet, there is a third party developer currently working on a device that will support all of the functions of the escient.

Tom
post #394 of 455
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Originally Posted by b00bie View Post

Not yet, there is a third party developer currently working on a device that will support all of the functions of the escient.

Tom

Actually I called Escient today and they said the TSU9600 DOES control the changer now.......
post #395 of 455
Instead of my disagreeing with them, why don't you D/L the editor software It is available at RemoteCentral and take a look at the Escient device. I have three DVDM's and an E2 in my system, the current device supports MUSIC only check it out......


Tom
post #396 of 455
I'll take your word Tom. Maybe it would be best to contact Escient yourself and see what they say. I spoke to Mike in Tech support and he said "it definitely" works with the Sony Changers for DVD's and gave me a step by step. Iused to use Pronto Edit and I looked at their pdf for the TSU9600 so I understood what he was telling me. I obviously don't have the remote so this is only hearsay.....

Fran
post #397 of 455
Perhaps the "control" word is what we are trying to understand. By nature the DVDM is meant to control multi-disc changers, if you issue the proper command through the escient device it will control the changer, for example if you have a cd in the changer and the music shows up in the list, the current 9600 device will allow you to play the music that is on that CD. When I look back at your original post you asked about video playback. The current 9600 device has only two screens the list/genre and the player screen which play music period. The device I am beta testing has hooks into the iRadio and movie interfaces which will alow you to play those also. I am not splitting hairs with Escient but believe me the current device is music only...If you would like to take a trip down from Connecticut I would be happy to demonstrate


Tom

BTW Did you get your DVDM and changers yet?
post #398 of 455
Tom,

I specifically said "video" to them. I described to them that their pdf file showed music only....I guess I am going to play with my Nevo SL in the meantime.

I did get my changer and DVDM100....it's very slick and so user friendly....I love the ability to control it over the web too. For some reason I am having problem with IR control through the back of the Escient with my Xantech stuff, not ssure why yet...

I am trying to decide what I want to use for a front end with Escient. If I SDI mod the sony player, I will need to see the Escient interface somehow. The web interface is cool, but I really like the whole touchscreen concept....was hoping the TSU9600 would be the solution but I guess it's not there yet.

What's this beta unit your messin with? What's the est price going to be on it and what can it actually do?

Fran
post #399 of 455
Anyone having problems with fireball pc? I have a DVDM-100, SE-80, and ZP-1 and one pc running fireball. The SE-80 is using the PC as a server, the other 2 fireballs use the SE-80 as a server. I seem to get audio drop outs when playing FLACs stored on the PC. It seems to happen regardless of which fireball I play the music on. Any ideas?
post #400 of 455
My setup uses Fireball PC with 3 DVDM's and an E2, I have no music in the Escients its all in the PC and all of the units use the PC as the server, about 20% of my music is FLAC and I am not having any problems with drop outs. My network is all wired no wireless. Hope that helps.


Tom
post #401 of 455
Fran

Time to eat a little crow, I did some more research and apparently you can adjust the 9600 device to control movies or music (but not both at the same time) so the answer is if you set the device up for movies you can control them. If you wanted to do music also, you would need to have two devices in your config. Sorry for the misinformation.


Tom
post #402 of 455
Well, I think I found out my "problem". The SE-80 does not support FLAC. Well it sort of does, it will play a FLAC from a fireball-pc server, but there are audio dropouts. It seems a bit silly that the fp-1/zp-1 will play flac and the more expensive se-80 won't. Now it does play AAC files perfectly and I can't hear the difference, but it is just annoying.

This is a pisser, anyone want to buy a lightly used SE-80?
post #403 of 455
On a seperate issue. I have looked thru the extrenal control manual, but didn't see anything about this.

I have an "extra" dvdm-100, that isn't fully populated with cx777es changers. I would like to control the video switcher via rs-232 so that I can use one of the open component inputs for something else ( wii, vcr, whatever ) I was hoping that someone stumbled along and found an undocumented feature that would allow this.
post #404 of 455
UPDATE...

Just got off the phone with Escient. Tech support claims that the SE-80 will play FLAC from a fireball-pc. Hmm... Claims that I have a network problem, that is interesting since all my fireballs are on the same switch, and I have just swapped out the cables again. Has anyone actually had this work?
post #405 of 455
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Originally Posted by b00bie View Post

Fran

Time to eat a little crow, I did some more research and apparently you can adjust the 9600 device to control movies or music (but not both at the same time) so the answer is if you set the device up for movies you can control them. If you wanted to do music also, you would need to have two devices in your config. Sorry for the misinformation.


Tom

No problem Tom...but I did order a Nevo Q50 and passed on the Pronto.... Oh well, trying to find a touchpanel that is plug and play instead!

So how is the TSU9600 with the DVD control, am I missing out on something big??? Please tell me "no"

Fran
post #406 of 455
Fran

I understand thse Q50's are really great. As far as movie control I'm sure you can set up the Nevo to control the Escient just the way you want so the answer is indeed no....good luck with it and post something once you get it up and running.


Tom
post #407 of 455
Salin,

Did you get the FLAC issus sorted out? I'm looking at an SE80 and would probably rip to FLAC.
post #408 of 455
Hey folks,
Just a little background first. I bought a Sony 995 a couple of years ago, come to find out that the on screen menu SUCKS. So I bought a mx-3000 to use the dmx program but it was all to much programming. I only put a total of 10 dvd in the thing. I finally sold it and bought a 777es at a Sony outlet in January. I just purchased an Se-D1 from second act, I have a couple of questions before it gets here. lots of people here have the dvdm-100/300 are there any people here with the d1. second, can you use any type of keyboard to type in the info that the escient does not get. and on that subject, what percent of dvd's do you think the escient software does not get. Does the escient handle copies of dvd's well? my wife travels a lot for work and likes to take different dvd's with her. It might be easier to make a copies of her more popular dvds and keep theses in the changer so she is not always swapping them out.

thanks for the info

Steve
post #409 of 455
Hi

The Escient looks up better than 95% of the discs it gets, some of the data and spelling leave a lot to be desired but then again I am a little anal when it come to this. When I switched from my Kenwood changers to Sony I lost the ability to flip discs and I had a number of "flipper" movies so I did copy the second sides of those discs and they all seem to work fine in the changer, remember it is the changer not the Escient that determines how to "handle" the discs, as long as the necessary information that Escient uses to look them up is copied to the backup the Fireball should get your information. As far as the remote is concerned the D-1 has a different remote than the D-100 I ASSUME the code base is the same for both units, that said I think you will need to get an Escient keyboard (try ebay) their keyboard is IR based and is really a glorified remote and not a standard keyboard. There are PDF's on Escients website in the support area that go into detail on the remotes and keyboard. Hope that helps.


Tom
post #410 of 455
Be careful if you buy a Escient keyboard off of ebay, as there are at least two different models that they made, and in many cases they are not interchangable with each other. So before bidding on, or buying one, it's best to confirm it with Escient support first as to which keyboard will work with your Se-D1.
post #411 of 455
ok so now i have my se-d1 hooked up and i cant seem to connect to the escient servers, my gear is in my basement and the router is on the first floor all the addresses are correct ande i can control the se-d1 from my notebook but everytime i try to register it give me a error.
HELPPPPPPPP

THANKS
steve
post #412 of 455
Hi

I don't quite understaand your issue, are you saying you have additional Escient music servers in your system and you can't see the music in your D1?


Tom
post #413 of 455
sorry for the confusing question,
last night I set up my d1, hooked it up to my 777 and that is all fine.
But i can't set it up for online, so I cant do any downloading or registrating.
I had it set up wirelessly and that was not working, even though, i can remotely control it from my notebook in the other room.
Today i move it and connected it directly to the router, still nothing.
I get to the screen which is tries to contact the escient server and then i get an error message that the registration has failed. So it sm like it might be one of my ports but that is beyond me.
I can see it on my home network but its not going out of the house.
Not sure what todo I might send a email to escient tomorrow. I'm not a network type of person, I have just enough knowledge to get me in trouble.

thanks
steve
post #414 of 455
Hi

There should be a button on the Ethernet Connection Quick Start screen that saya perform test, try that and see if it tells you what is not happening.

Tom

BTW Is the green LED next to the jack where you plug your CAT cable lit?
post #415 of 455
yep did that, everything says ok next to it, thats the strange thing about it.

also the green light is lit but it is flashing does that mean someting?

steve
post #416 of 455
All is well now. It wasn't me it was them. they still had the d1 set up under the previous user so when i tried to connect it said i wasn't them. they reset it and away I went. Great machine.

Steve
post #417 of 455
Cool Enjoy
post #418 of 455
ok, I loaded 385 dvds into my player and it found all but 20 of them, what is the best way to get the other titles. should I wait a couple of day to see if the escient servers find them. or should I take the dvds out and put them back in and see it that does anything? What do you folk do when the database do not fin a dvd?

steve
post #419 of 455
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What do you folk do when the database do not fin a dvd?

http://www.escient.com/support/suppo...nformation.pdf
post #420 of 455
what about pictures. I see a catagory for them, but when I put my picture folder in the pc fireball program it does not do anything.

steve
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