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post #1051 of 1154
I have had my RP91 since 2001 with no problems. The other night I started to watch a movie and about 10 minutes in the player locked up like pausing the picture. Nothing worked on the remote or front panel. I finally unplugged it and after a few minutes it came back on front panel read welcome to dvd world ect. then reading disc then locked up again. I repeated the uplugging process and got it to come on and took the disc out, the close and went blank.

So far the only thing I can do is get it to come on one time after plugging it back in with welcome to dvd world ect. then nothing.

Any ideas ( I have tried other dvds and cds same thing reading disc------- then nothing front panel blank and screen. I havent udate the firmaware I cant remember which one it has.

Thanks in advance

Brad
post #1052 of 1154
Any FW update available for the CP67?
post #1053 of 1154
Quote:
Originally Posted by TigerAspect View Post

Ditto request for the latest RP-82 firmware upgrade. Thanks.

-A-


Another RP-82 request. I used the wrong firmware update and turned mine into a paper weight. Thanks.
post #1054 of 1154
I just wanted to extend a "thank you" to Sango and all others who have given instructions and advice on the Panasonic DVD firmware update. I also want to report my experiences.

I have a Panasonic RP62, and I mainly wanted to update the firmware so it would play DVD+R media. I downloaded the ISO firmware from the site that requires a PayPal donation to help out on bandwidth. It took about seven hours on my dial-up connection (around 4.0 kbps) to download the 89 Mb zipped file. That's a healthy speed for my connection.

The first time I tried to burn the ISO to CD-R, I used the little ISO Power Recorder tweak utility on XP. I've used it successfully a few times, but for some reason it would not work on this particular file. The burnt image looked perfect (just as the "good burn" was displayed at the download site), but when I put it in the DVD player I got a "noPlay" message on the front panel, and the TV screen stated that it was a non-playable disc.

After putzing around a while, I finally reinstalled my copy of BlindWrite 5.2.0.136, which I have not used in a while, and burned the ISO file to a fresh 700 Mb CD-R. I set BlindWrite for "Slow" burn and "Automatic" to burn to a Plextor 708A. Voila! It worked like a charm and only took about two minutes to finish the firmware flash.

The Panasonic now can play both DVD-R and DVD+R media. The only thing I'm wondering about are the "Auto 1, Auto 2" options on the Panasonic RP62. Now all I can find is "Automatic, Film, Video". I guess this changed with the update? It's no biggie, just wondering if anyone else had noticed the change, or if I'm missing something. According to the DVD Benchmark site, Auto 1 is the best setting, so hopefully that is equivalent to the "Automatic" setting.

Anyway, thanks again everyone for the info and making the firmware available.

Cheers!
post #1055 of 1154
First, thanks OP for posting this firmware.... nice gift to all of us panasonic users.

For those of you upgrading your RP62's... what firmware version did yours show initially and what did it change to?

Mine was showing H053 (i think) and now it shows H073 as the last 4 digits when I hit open + pause, 7

Also, Mobiustrip, when I hit the cinema button on the remote mine still toggles through cinema 1, cinema 2, and normal.

Where are you seeing those other options?
post #1056 of 1154
Big thanks for the impressive info! NOt even Denon knew this when I called.
I have a question, I have a Denon 1600 made in June of 2002, and when I did the procedure for firmware version my unit said V100 502054.... is there a newer version?

The Pq has always looked superb, I even went as far as to buying both the 3910 and 2910 and was Pissed to find for component the 1600 cannot be touched! (the audio is another story)
post #1057 of 1154
Does anyone have a source to obtain region free upgrade for the RP91 or know of a source for the Service Disc 2 state side?
post #1058 of 1154
....502068 is the latest version. This is on the latest Panasonic update disc.


Quote:
Originally Posted by HIDEF_J View Post

Big thanks for the impressive info! NOt even Denon knew this when I called.
I have a question, I have a Denon 1600 made in June of 2002, and when I did the procedure for firmware version my unit said V100 502054.... is there a newer version?

The Pq has always looked superb, I even went as far as to buying both the 3910 and 2910 and was Pissed to find for component the 1600 cannot be touched! (the audio is another story)
post #1059 of 1154
anyone running OSX on a Mac able to burn the RP91 firmware? i can't follow the directions listed on an earlier post because the only version of Disk Copy is OS9, and the version included on OSX in the OS9 emulator doesn't work to burn this image.

i tried toast and discblaze, and neither did anything when i put the disc in the rp91 it rejects it.

burning the disc image seems to work as far as the burning process is concerned....
post #1060 of 1154
Sango,

I am looking for a firmware update for my Denon 1600. I tried ordering through JVB Digital, but the disc failed to read and their upload of the file to me is not working well either. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
post #1061 of 1154
I am almost positive that once you make the donation here: http://www.firmwareupdate.us/ there is a 1600 firmware link.

Dave
post #1062 of 1154
Thread Starter 
Yes that is correct, the firmware is located there as indicated in the start post of the thread.
post #1063 of 1154
Person,

You are correct. There seemed to be a lot of ambiguity about that and that's why I didn't bother. There is a link right in the page there. Thanks for your suggestion.
post #1064 of 1154
Sango,

I did see that post, but I've seen so many questions about old discs and new discs and people asking the same question I wasn't sure.

Thanks for posting that link though. Can't wait to go home and try it.
post #1065 of 1154
Thread Starter 
Yeah, the older disc and newer disc are both on the site. I'll edit the post to make it clearer.
post #1066 of 1154
i finally got my Mac to burn some discs of the panasonic rp91 firmware update that the rp91 recognizes...problem is, the RP91 tells me "this update is not compatible with this player". i doubel checked and made sure the ISO image was indeed the rp91 firmware update, which it is. the other test disc i made using different burn settings isn't rejected by the player but just sits in the player with the RP91 saying "play", with nothing happening. it won't let me stop i either - i was hoping this was a firmware update happening but it's been over 10 minutes and it's still stuck on "play".

any help appreciated -

thanks
post #1067 of 1154
update on my previous problem - the dvd player is reading the firmware disc just fine now but still says the update is incompatible with the player. searched the forum and found similar problems posted, but the solution was to upgrade to 236 first (on the RP91), and my player is already at 236. doesn't seem to want to upgrade to 262!!

oleus
post #1068 of 1154
My Panny XP30 will only play some of my burned DVDs. My Zenith plays them all. I don't get it. Any chance the firmware upgrade would fix this problem?
post #1069 of 1154
Doubtful. One of the major differences between the XP30 and the XP50/RP91 is their ability to play DVD-RAM discs. Apparently this extends to some other formats as well.
post #1070 of 1154
Just another XP30 firmware update datapoint.

i'm going to get a new DVD burner this weekend so i did the update to minimize
problems.

i paid my buck, downloaded and extracted the iso image and tried to burn (per
instructions at download site) with Nero Express 5.5 which i got
free with a cheap CD burner years ago. it failed - i tried everything.
i have had nothing but trouble with Nero Express...dunno...other's here seem to like
it..maybe full copy is different.

anyway, i used Alcohol 120% burn wizard (which defaulted to DAO/SAO)
and it burned perfectly 1st time. 4x burn with hp cd burner to 16x Memorex CD-R.

I checked out player diags like laser current, etc. all went as
expected so i took the plunge. update took about 5 minutes, initialize
and reset were not necessary, ie. it rebooted just fine. i restored
my settings and all seems fine.

previous version was V005 65H268. new version is V005 65H302.

many thanks to Sango and others for great info in this and other threads.

phil
post #1071 of 1154
Thread Starter 
Great to hear cougar!

As a precaution, I would use the reset sequence for the units after the update, simply because the region can jump by itself or get unexpected operations from doing this.
post #1072 of 1154
makes sense, will do. glad i wrote settings down

oh yeah, minor question about laser diags...i did it once and found (for both dvd and cd) initial and measured to be within 1 of each other. a few seconds later
i did it again (too slow writing info down) and noticed they shifted apart a bit...
but still within 2 or 3 of eachother. is there an observer effect? is this
something one should do rarely for fear of hurting lasers?

thanks, phil
post #1073 of 1154
Thread Starter 
Phil:

The laser diag would be used if something is definately wrong with the laser - can't read discs or something of that nature. A good read out would show the range would be +- (a few numbers) compared to the initial, otherwise there is a problem. The laser diag doesn't does not detemine if there is an issue of the optical's focusing mechansim if that part fails on the laser(ie. laser shows fine but cannot focus).

Sango
post #1074 of 1154
sango,
thanks...i guess i'll stay away from that diag until i have problems..incase it
is a stress test of any sort.
phil
post #1075 of 1154
Hello,


I have the original disc with the Denon 1600 firmware on it. Is there a list of compatible players that are on that disc anywhere? I'm specifically looking for the Panasonic RV-32 firmware.

Thanks,
Geo
post #1076 of 1154
Thread Starter 
I believe the RV32 is on that disc. Just put it into your current player and if you get the update screen, then it should be corect. I'm not sure if it is 62B442 on that one but chances are it is.
post #1077 of 1154
Thanks, Sango!
post #1078 of 1154
Mr. Sango

I too have an RP56 and was wondering what I could expect from the updated firmware.
post #1079 of 1154
Thread Starter 
What you can expect from using the update is the following:
- Better player response
- Improved PQ
- Faster layer change
- Better media support
post #1080 of 1154
i just wish i COULD update my firmware....the 262 update discs say "cannot upgrade to this version" and the workaround (installing 259, then going to 262 - i'm on 236 i think) won't work. none of the discs i burn with the 259 update will even be recognized by the rp91....argh!
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