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post #2191 of 2201
putox1051,
I'm familiar with the firmware upgrade but as near as I can tell your link just points to a seller on Ebay with a remote to hawk. The link to the Firmware is here:
DVP-CX995V Firmware Upgrade


Well, I had a CX985V working well for quite a few years. The laser head went south and I picked up a CX995V reasonable priced on Ebid.

Have to say Sony didn't do a good job designing the UI on this thing. It''s probably even clunkier than the CX985V.

It is possible however to force it to go to the exact DVD you want.
first stop it if it's playing. Then
Hit the "Display/File" button to bring up the first Control Menu Display Screen.
The top most Tab shows the Disc being played.
With that tab in focus hit Enter. That will clear the Disc number and allow you to type in the specific DVD you want to navigate to. After entering the number hit PLAY and then immediately hit Enter. Done correctly that will over ride the CX995V's brain-dead behavior of trying FOREVER to play the current disc--either from the beginning or from wherever it left off. It still takes forever to load whatever you want but with the ability to force it to go directly to any disc on the carousel, bypassing everything in between, whenever YOU want---it's tolerable.

The CX995 is a convenient way to store DVD's but I certainly wouldn't recommend it beyond it's function as Plastic Warehousing. I got even attempting to load and track information on the 400 DVD's it holds well out of my system with it's predecessor. That feature isn't worth bothering with--even with a wireless keyboard hooked up--which is the only way to go if you want to use that "feature". I just keep track with a Word file now---I originally wrote an Access database but can't be bothered keeping up with that anymore.

One issue I haven't been able to resolve---other than I think it's just a gotta with the CX995. The 985V responding to a lot of Sony codes besides those on it's remote. Specifically it would recognize OBC 042 in various Sony remote protocols as a code to take it directly to A-B repeat, without the necessity of traversing the Control Menu Display Screens.

I've tried every conceivable Sony protocol and likely code that I know of and nothing gets the CX995 to go directly to A-B Repeat. Anyway, I already know the code in the Sony26.73 remote protocol that should work is OBC 043, EFC 112, HEX 54 59. At this point I'm assuming it been gelded out of the somewhat changed Navigation functionality of the CS995. If anyone else has confirmed this let me know. I'll stop plugging every code possible through a JP1 interface.
post #2192 of 2201
I have had a Sony DVP-CX995V DVD player for about 5 years now. A couple of years ago I made the mistake of downloading and installing an update. Since that time, and after re-downloading the update and multiple attempts at re-installing it, the remote control has ceased to operate the unit. The supplied remote no longer controls it and it also does not respond to any universal remotes. I contacted Sony probably 3-4 times regarding this issue, the last time a lady said I would get an update disc in the mail. This had been more than six months ago. What gives??

Paul Clark
post #2193 of 2201
Hopefully someone can help out a noob. I bought a dvp-cx995v off of Craigslist several months ago and I am making absolutely NO progress in trying to label the CDs/DVDs I placed into the machine. I followed the instructions, pressed LOAD to where it read all of the 360+ discs I put in there, and then went to the instructions on how to label a disc or folder and get nowhere.

The instructions on page 48 say...

To label a disc...Select the disc on the Disc Explorer (for details, see steps 1 to 3 of "Searching for a disc on the Disc Explorer" on page 44). So I flip over to p44 and see...

Searching for a disc on the Disc Explorer...

1) Slide the TV/DISC EXPLORER/DVD switch to DISC EXPLORER, then press FOLDER.

The Disc Explorer display appears.

2) Press C/c to select the folder with the disc you want to play.

OK, I can't even get to number 2) because when I press FOLDER, the display says "FOLDER ALL", and I can't get the player to respond to any other commands on either the remote or the front of the player.

I have my PS2 keyboard all hooked up and ready to type in the ginormous list of titles that I transcribed to paper (most of the discs in the player are CDs)

Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

I would like to apologize to the group for my first post being in complete ignorance of the fact that I needed to have my television on for the labelling to work. eek.gif

Carry on redface.gif

Edited by Tony Cristaldi - 4/24/13 at 10:25pm
post #2194 of 2201
Well I believe I've encountered and solved this issue. Unfortunately I'm a little sketchy on the details all these years later. It Should go to folder setup UNLESS you are not defaulted to display ALL in folder setup. This is where I would need to go parsing through the manual. You can have it configured to only display Music CD's or Videos and if you get that wrong it may NOT pull up the Folder Menu as expected. You should hunt that down in the instructions---I think that's where your problem lies. I'll do the same when I have some time.

I remember reading a lot of unhappiness with the way the 995 Navigation was changed from the 985. It does seem to have a mind of it's own and also seems intent on scanning through all 400 of your DVD's as it decides what it should do next. I've been pretty successful at brute forcing it beyond that stage. 100 years working with MS Windows prepared me well for brain-dead UI's.

As I mentioned in my previous post here--I long ago decided that whole feature wasn't worth the effort. I did at one point program my Palm IIIxe (which has an IR broadcaster and works with an app Called Omniremote) to MACRO the entire set of information. I also Macro'ed ALL my other programming on this Sony and a 300 CD changer I have. The Palm has 8Mg of memory which is a LOT of macro space. Anyway, if I lost power and lost programming I could just point the Palm at the Changer, hit a couple of buttons and go to the Opera. The palm would sit there streaming every code to reprogram the gizmo's to exact way had them.

In the end it's more convenient for me to maintain the contents of these multi-changers in Excel and I don't bother setting up categories and playing lists. 16TByes of my own Streaming Media to organize, plus PLEX, Play-ON, iTunes and other ways to organize media on my intranet--these Plastic Dispensers are too far off the beaten track now.
post #2195 of 2201
PaulB

As a suggestion, and depending on your collection size, I highly recommend DVD Profiler for collection management.

I have 5 995's almost full. I do a few things using the DVDP software from Invelos.

All discs have a unit and slot # assigned which is viewable in the titles profile.

I also use the reports function to have a printed list of titles and disc locations I keep in a binder.

And they just released an android app so you can have the collection on your phone/tablet ( they have had a iOS app for a while )

And with some of the plugin's you can even use an IR blaster to load discs from the carousel players.

Just some thoughts

-Robert
post #2196 of 2201
I've had a 995 for many years and its been trouble free. I originally used the component video out and a coax digital audio out to a DAC. Later I went to HDMI without changing anything in Setup. I kept the coax out for CD listening along the HDMI connection for video...no problems. Last month, I disconnected and moved the AV system for room painting, and now I can't get an HDMI output from the 995. No HDMI light. It reads CDs and DVDs fine; audio and component video out is good. Any suggestions? Is there a setting I'm missing?
post #2197 of 2201
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Originally Posted by DWPC View Post

I've had a 995 for many years and its been trouble free. I originally used the component video out and a coax digital audio out to a DAC. Later I went to HDMI without changing anything in Setup. I kept the coax out for CD listening along the HDMI connection for video...no problems. Last month, I disconnected and moved the AV system for room painting, and now I can't get an HDMI output from the 995. No HDMI light. It reads CDs and DVDs fine; audio and component video out is good. Any suggestions? Is there a setting I'm missing?

I had the same problem after storing mine for a few months. HDMI fine before and gone when I hooked it back up.

I went to Sony's support site and there was a firmware update to correct HDMI issues. Download and burn to a disc to run the update. Mine wouldn't take at first I was confused as to why. Found out the disc has to be in "slot 1" or the update won't be applied.

Did the update and mine has been perfect ever since.

Hope this helps .
post #2198 of 2201
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Originally Posted by cwmont13 View Post

I had the same problem after storing mine for a few months. HDMI fine before and gone when I hooked it back up.

I went to Sony's support site and there was a firmware update to correct HDMI issues. Download and burn to a disc to run the update. Mine wouldn't take at first I was confused as to why. Found out the disc has to be in "slot 1" or the update won't be applied.

Did the update and mine has been perfect ever since.

Hope this helps .
That did it. Thanks!! biggrin.gif
post #2199 of 2201
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Originally Posted by DWPC View Post

That did it. Thanks!! biggrin.gif

Glad it worked and glad I could help. I really like the 995v so far its been a real workhorse for me.

There's a person in my area selling one and I've been debating grabbing it so I can have a spare for backup or parts down the road if needed.
post #2200 of 2201
Quote:
Originally Posted by cwmont13 View Post

I had the same problem after storing mine for a few months. HDMI fine before and gone when I hooked it back up.

I went to Sony's support site and there was a firmware update to correct HDMI issues. Download and burn to a disc to run the update. Mine wouldn't take at first I was confused as to why. Found out the disc has to be in "slot 1" or the update won't be applied.

Did the update and mine has been perfect ever since.

Hope this helps .

Did the update...now mine is a brick. Guess I did something wrong. Sony says I can ship it to them for an exchange +200 bucks....= trash it. biggrin.gif
post #2201 of 2201
very nice,I unplugged the unit for 30 minutes and my entered data was still saved.thanks 10.gif
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