or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Video Components › DVD Players (Standard Def) › Pioneer Elite DV-79AVi
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Pioneer Elite DV-79AVi - Page 19

post #541 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kage View Post

A week ago I purchased the DV-79AVi at ABT Electronics website and I am noticing jaggy lines on 720p in movies, not in 480p or 1080i. My display is a Sharp Aquos 37 inch LCD with a resolution of 1366x768. I am using Direct mode with IRE 7.5 setting in DV-79AVi. Does anyone notice that 720p gives jaggy lines to their display. A good example to show the jaggy lines is in the DVE dvd at the Audio/video demonstation part. The scene is the restaurant. Look at the lady's white jacket while watching this scene.

Is there anyware to get rid of the jaggies in 720p besides switching to 480p or 1080i? is my 79avi 720p mode defective? If it is defective, I might have to wait about 2 weeks for a replacement.

That image of the lady in the restaurant (still) is actually one of the images I used to calibrate my 79AVi... I did not notice any jaggies at all... as a matter of fact it was a little soft which is why I maxed out HDMI Details and increased the Details levels. Perhaps you have your "sharpness" level turned too high on your LCD display. I found out that having DNIE set to ON on my display was causing some EE (DNIE is a Samsung algorithm that increases sharpness).
post #542 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotWAF! View Post

.


What exactly about the remote don't you like? Personally I like the remote. IMO it is much better than the 2910's remote. The buttons are well placed and the jog wheel, although it takes a little getting used to, works well. I also like the ability to change the tv input.

Just Curious,

Kelly

GotWafi I concur, this is one of the best remotes I have used so far... well laid out and easy to use with the menu options easily navigated by the thumb stick. Video setting is also easily accesible by the click of a button. This is truly a case when less (buttons) is more.
post #543 of 2270
Now that we've concurred that the remote is great can we just talk about the player? Do I need to edit my original post and say the remote does not suck? I think I will. I should have chosen a better word.

Read the bottom of post #541. See, I told you so.
post #544 of 2270
I am very happy with and enjoying the 79 as well. Best picture I've seen yet over component on my RPTV CRT.

I do agree about the remote backlighting, however. The "glow" doesn't work for my 45 year old eyes.

Kelly
post #545 of 2270
I have a Panny AE900 projector (which works with a Sony NS70). I have tried powering up the projector first and then the 79AVi, and the projector is set to HDMI. There is nothing else that has to be done? The 79AVi should just have the HDMI settings section of the setup menu un-grayed out if it sees something connected to the HDMI input? I do have a 50 ft HDMI cable, but as I said it works with the other player so the cable should be OK.

jcg

Quote:
Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

What is on the other end? Does having the display power up before or after the DVD player make a difference? Make sure the display HDMI input is selected.

larry
post #546 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcg View Post

I have a Panny AE900 projector (which works with a Sony NS70). I have tried powering up the projector first and then the 79AVi, and the projector is set to HDMI. There is nothing else that has to be done? The 79AVi should just have the HDMI settings section of the setup menu un-grayed out if it sees something connected to the HDMI input? I do have a 50 ft HDMI cable, but as I said it works with the other player so the cable should be OK.

jcg

If possible, try it with a shorter cable just for grins. It may that the player that works has a slightly stronger HDMI "signal" for whatever reason. You are at a length where little things like this matter. You wouldn't be the first to experience this.

larry
post #547 of 2270
Reinitialize your dvd 79avi (Reset)
If you start (The first time)Pio elite 79avi before pluging cables, or starting Projo. the hdmi setup grayed.
And do not start.

Remede: reseting and adjust hdmi setup ...
post #548 of 2270
To reset you just need to unplug power? No reset button on the back or in settings that I saw? Anyways I'll play around with it a bit more and report back.

jcg

Quote:
Originally Posted by audiovue View Post

Reinitialize your dvd 79avi (Reset)
If you start (The first time)Pio elite 79avi before pluging cables, or starting Projo. the hdmi setup grayed.
And do not start.

Remede: reseting and adjust hdmi setup ...
post #549 of 2270
Hi all,
Forgive the intrusion, but I'm trying to enlighten people regarding a new thread that I created today
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post6660894

It's a thread intended for people looking for a timetable in purchasing a new Blu-ray player and certain titles available at the time of debut of this machine to complement their current DVD player and DVD library for home theater enjoyment. Thanks for taking the time.

Penton
post #550 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by slimoli View Post

Thanks lewis1. You made my day since I just ordered my 79 and hope it performs well without extra gadgets.

I've been following this thread with great interest after having my eyes on the Yamaha DVD-S2500 for a while. I think now I know what I want for Christmas

Sergio, may I ask where you ordered your 79 from? I live in the Miami area too.

Thanks everybody for all the great info.
post #551 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by GCG View Post

I've been following this thread with great interest after having my eyes on the Yamaha DVD-S2500 for a while. I think now I know what I want for Christmas

Sergio, may I ask where you ordered your 79 from? I live in the Miami area too.

Thanks everybody for all the great info.

I ordered mine from Sound Advice in Aventura. They expect to have it in the warehouse by Friday , Dec 9.

Sergio
post #552 of 2270
Has anyone made their 79 region free?
post #553 of 2270
FWIW hkflix is now selling a region free 79avi.

But their website states that it does not convert PAL->NTSC
post #554 of 2270
So I unplugged the 79AVi and moved it out of the entertainment center down to a floor stand, replugged in the cables and HDMI starts working. I unplug the HDMI cables a few times and replug in and everything is fine. So I figure it must have been the power cycle, move everything back into the entertainment center, and it doesn't work again. So played with a few things to debug the issue, and the problem is the actual seating of the HDMI cable.

As I said it's a 50 ft cable and it's thick and heavy. When in the entertainment rack the cable is supported so there is no downward pressure, and it doesn't work unless I actually push down a bit on the cable and get it to stay in that position. I'm thinking I may have just gotten a bum 79AVi which is touchy with the connector. Anyone else having any issues like this? The good news is that it isn't a HDCP issue with the Panny AE900.

jcg

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcg View Post

To reset you just need to unplug power? No reset button on the back or in settings that I saw? Anyways I'll play around with it a bit more and report back.

jcg
post #555 of 2270
The HDMI plug sucks! I see lots of problems like this in the future, not necessarily with Pioneer DVDs but in general.

EDITED TO ADD: Of course there might be something wrong with your player, but it doesn't change the fact that the HDMI connector sucks.
post #556 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by wilfredw View Post

FWIW hkflix is now selling a region free 79avi.

But their website states that it does not convert PAL->NTSC

mindlogic as well. How are the feedbacks about mindlogic ? good ?
post #557 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcg View Post

So I unplugged the 79AVi and moved it out of the entertainment center down to a floor stand, replugged in the cables and HDMI starts working. I unplug the HDMI cables a few times and replug in and everything is fine. So I figure it must have been the power cycle, move everything back into the entertainment center, and it doesn't work again. So played with a few things to debug the issue, and the problem is the actual seating of the HDMI cable.

As I said it's a 50 ft cable and it's thick and heavy. When in the entertainment rack the cable is supported so there is no downward pressure, and it doesn't work unless I actually push down a bit on the cable and get it to stay in that position. I'm thinking I may have just gotten a bum 79AVi which is touchy with the connector. Anyone else having any issues like this? The good news is that it isn't a HDCP issue with the Panny AE900.

jcg

Check out this article from PCWorld about cables: The Cable Game

It is a comparison of various HDMI cables. The irony is that the thicker, heavier cable was the one that appeared to have problems as its weight and stiffness was sometimes pulling the cable loose from the HDMI connector.

I don't think it is an AV79Avi issue at all...
post #558 of 2270
Unfortunately the connectors for HDMI are its biggest detriment. You may need to employ the universal solution - duct tape!

larry
post #559 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Unfortunately the connectors for HDMI are its biggest detriment. You may need to employ the universal solution - duct tape! larry

I don't know why in God's name they didnt' deploy a positive locking connector for the HDMI standard (ala BNC). Oh -- I know -- woulda added 15 cents per unit...
post #560 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by brt3 View Post

I don't know why in God's name they didnt' deploy a positive locking connector for the HDMI standard (ala BNC). Oh -- I know -- woulda added 15 cents per unit...

You're right. I'm sure they could have thought of some type of "lock" even with the requirement of keeping it small and carry the same number of pins. The only reason not to use DVI connectors was size, but at least you could lock them in place (and had a much tighter fit without the screws).

larry
post #561 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimason View Post

GOTWAF,
Re: romote
IMHO. It's cheap plastic and is not backlit. The keys are too small and it for the most part is not well laid out. Fortunately, the stop, pause, ff, rw and skip keys are not botched. Glad you are happy though as it is still functional and better than the some other remotes. It should be better for a Flagship player. Fortunately, I rarely use the supplied remotes with players. I use a much nicer programmable remote.

Same here - I use the factory remote just long enough to see what I need for my master. I remember the 59 remote being rather lackluster as well. Big Deal

Joining the owners club soon (when ever I get time to visit my guy - unit waiting local)

E
post #562 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by brt3 View Post

I don't know why in God's name they didnt' deploy a positive locking connector for the HDMI standard (ala BNC). Oh -- I know -- woulda added 15 cents per unit...

AFAIR the HDMI org is working on a backward compatibile locking connector.
post #563 of 2270
does anyone know if this player converts dsd to pcm or does it keep the dsd stream intact?
post #564 of 2270
I too own one the Elite 79 DVD player and have to say it surpasses my expectations, I was a very fond owner of Denon 3910 and switched up, love the shuttle feature on the remote more user friendly in my opinion.

[I removed your "advertisement". No selling in forums except the "For Sale" forum"... larry]
post #565 of 2270
the chroma bug thing is doing my noggin in abit as it seems to be a bit random.

Although its barely an issue i sometimes cant figure it out, perhaps im missing something.

Toy story 2, Zero chroma issues, well i just could not see any and i was looking for them. even the red THX man at the beginning was OK.

Monsters INC, the red THX guy had very slight horizontal lines threw the bottom of his red jacket, in the film, red light exhibit a very minute trace of CUE, looks like its masked, but when it goes to a close up of the door red lights it perfect no CUE.

I thought these two films would have the same cadence (if thats the correct term but hopfully you know what i mean, the deinterlacing detection) So how can it fail one and pass the other and how come the THX guys fine in one and not the other.
Or am i just been dull

Other than that its very rare to see any chroma issues, so thats a good thing.
Increables also passed a ok
post #566 of 2270
Added more review impressions to post #507.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...51#post6652751
post #567 of 2270
mimason

Thanks - Sounds like the player is holding well in spite of the imperfections you've uncovered so far (with your display at least)

E
post #568 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimason View Post

....snip....

EDIT: Added more impressions

The deinterlacing still shows a lot of problems in the HQV disc. The racetrack scene is pretty bad. Moire, moire and more moire. The sp1000 is much better with Si504 and Faroudja too obviously would be even better. The 79avi does the flag scene a little better than the sp1000 but let's just say the HQV team know how to make most players look bad except Teranex and Faroudja.

...snip....

I remember when I tested the 59avi with my HQV disc, it seemed that it actually passed the racetrack test the first time through, only. But, once the test looped it no longer held on, and then had all the "moire, moire and more moire" as you say :P (funny, btw). Can you check and see if this is the case?

Thanks for all the impressions. I still can't wait to get mine.
post #569 of 2270
I'm considering purchasing a 79avi, however, I'm concerned that my Panny will not allow color or tint adjustment over HDMI. Will I lose a lot if I connect using component? Is the lack of color adj over HDMI a problem?

Thanks,
Tony
post #570 of 2270
Quote:
Originally Posted by tony57 View Post

I'm considering purchasing a 79avi, however, I'm concerned that my Panny will not allow color or tint adjustment over HDMI. Will I lose a lot if I connect using component? Is the lack of color adj over HDMI a problem?

Thanks,
Tony

There are color and hue adjustments on the player for HDMI in the video adjustment settings. You can download the manual on Pioneer's website.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)
AVS › AVS Forum › Video Components › DVD Players (Standard Def) › Pioneer Elite DV-79AVi