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post #271 of 1139
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Originally Posted by kungfumaster007 View Post

I bought DV-400V in Japan ......

How much was it in Japan?
post #272 of 1139
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Originally Posted by gf1966 View Post

How much was it in Japan?

Usually selling it for 14800 yen (about $120) but I got it for 12000 yen ($100).
post #273 of 1139
Had a few questions regarding the Pioneer 400 and my Sansui HDTV. Both are HDMI compliant and supposedly feature 480i, 480p, 720i, 720p, 1080i and 1080p resolutions, but I noticed my Sansui has a pixel resolution of 1368 x 768. I was wondering about compatibility with the 720, 1280, and 1920 pixel resolutions of the Pioneer. Should they work? Anybody know?
post #274 of 1139
Your panel will scale down from 1080 or up from 720 and 480 resolutions in order to display the image. That is the norm. You wont have any problems.
post #275 of 1139
is it just me or does not very many places sell this model? i bought mine at BB, but couldnt find it anywhere else (B&M)
post #276 of 1139
I have a 1080i tv and when i play a dvd on the 1080i resolution there is a b/w static line at the very right edge of the screen. Any idea what's causing this and how i can get rid of it? It doesn't happen when i choose 720p.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #277 of 1139
I am looking at getting a good PAL>NTSC DVD player, and i'm researching how they differ at doing the PAL>NTSC DVD conversion, and if the difference in picture quality is worth the difference in price.
I'm currently considering the Philips DVP 5982, and 2 Oppo's - the 980HD andthe 981HD.
Can the Philips do PAL>NTSC conversion (out-the-box)? If so how good is it when compared to the above mentioned machines?
PAL>NTSC conversion and playback of English PAL DVDs is very important to me, and having HDMI for future TV also is important.
Thanks for any help.
post #278 of 1139
Just wondering whether anyone here can assist me:

My Hitachi plasma is DVI. My 400 is connected to my Hitachi Plasma via a HDMI-DVI adapter ( HDMI end of the adapter into the 400).
1) I can only upscale to 720p.
2) Can't play Pal through HDMI but ok via Component. When i play PAL via HDMI the
picture moves to one side OR the picture is centred but static( signal) lines at boyh
sides.
Anyone knows what the problem is and how to solve it?

Can the 400 upscale on component? If so how? My Sammy 748 which I
bought 2 years ago can upscale to 768 and 1080i on component only.

Thanks.
post #279 of 1139
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Originally Posted by jjigglers View Post

is it just me or does not very many places sell this model? i bought mine at BB, but couldnt find it anywhere else (B&M)

if your lucky enough u might find it a your local walmart i did for 88 bucks plus tax
post #280 of 1139
I found some instructions on pioneerfaq on how to set it as multi-region.
Can I use the built-in IR from a regular laptop?

Thx
post #281 of 1139
are the default settings on this very good? what changes have people made?
post #282 of 1139
Does this player support AVIs with VBR audio and packed bitstream?
I am considering purchasing it but if it can't handle those types of files, it'll be a no go.
I don't have the time to go through my entire collection to re encode.
post #283 of 1139
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Originally Posted by gnn View Post

I found some instructions on pioneerfaq on how to set it as multi-region.
Can I use the built-in IR from a regular laptop?

Thx

did it work on US player? please explain?
post #284 of 1139
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post #285 of 1139
I tried, and it didn't work
post #286 of 1139
Does anyone know what type/version of USB this model has? I could not find this info in specs.
Also, can you let me know if this player does upscaling to 720p/1080i/p via Component Video? Or only 480p allowable?

Thanks so much in advance!
post #287 of 1139
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Originally Posted by sister View Post

Does this player support AVIs with VBR audio and packed bitstream?
I am considering purchasing it but if it can't handle those types of files, it'll be a no go.
I don't have the time to go through my entire collection to re encode.

Anyone?
post #288 of 1139
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Originally Posted by SBrudzinsky View Post

Does anyone know what type/version of USB this model has? I could not find this info in specs.
Also, can you let me know if this player does upscaling to 720p/1080i/p via Component Video? Or only 480p allowable?

Thanks so much in advance!

im pretty sure that it only upscales to 720p/1080i/1080p via hdmi and 480p via component and 480i via s-video or composite though i have not tried component only hdmi u could still try it out and see what happens.
post #289 of 1139
What about USB? 1.1 or 2.0 ?

Thanks!
post #290 of 1139
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Originally Posted by SBrudzinsky View Post

What about USB? 1.1 or 2.0 ?

Thanks!

im not sure about that i dont think it says it in the manual or the front but either way it has worked great for me when using usb flash drives and my digital camera. i think usb2.0??
post #291 of 1139
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Originally Posted by fresh View Post

... it has worked great for me when using usb flash drives ...

Thank you fresh.
Can you playback DivX video files from flash drive? I was wondering if this player is capable to play DivX files up to 1,400 GB via its USB port. Does your flash drive FAT32-formatted or NTFS (My apology if you do not know what I'm asking about. I do not want to confuse you).
post #292 of 1139
quick question on the DV-400v-k model. Would this be a good DVD player for my Sharp XR10XL projector? Im a complete newb concerning PJs and what will match up with what.

Im not sure what other info you would need from me but any help on this would be appreciated..thanks!

The PJ doesnt have a HDMI hookup so I would be going from HDMI to SVGA cable?
post #293 of 1139
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Originally Posted by SBrudzinsky View Post

Thank you fresh.
Can you playback DivX video files from flash drive? I was wondering if this player is capable to play DivX files up to 1,400 GB via its USB port. Does your flash drive FAT32-formatted or NTFS (My apology if you do not know what I'm asking about. I do not want to confuse you).

it have played some divX files from my flash drive but not like 1400 gb as for my flashdrive i just got a 2gb sandisks cruzer and its in and i dont remember the drive format but i think its ntfs
post #294 of 1139
I've got this player yesterday for test-drive. Had only chance to test USB and a couple DivX video files. Its USB does not work with NTFS formatted drives. Still not sure what version of USB is in there.
Image and sound quality are both fine but I cannot say that I noticed anything better over step-down DVD players. What I like in this player is that it can output 480i signal via HDMI. My Panasonic plasma HDTV does nicely image up-scaling itself so I do not need up-conversion feature on DVD player but good to have HDMI as I can output video and audio via one single cable. My current JVC TH-C50 HTIB outputs signals via HDMI starting with 480p (no option for 480i). I like HDMI colors enhancement options and wide range of video picture quality adjustments on DV-400. GUI and navigation much better and more user-friendly than in Philips players, but list of AVI (DivX / Xvid) file names appeared with limited characters the same like on majority of other DivX-featured DVD players. Still confused about TV type option "16:9 compressed" - can anyone explain what that "compressed" means? As I thought so its Component Video does not output unconverted to 720p/1080i/p signal. Only 480i and 480p (unless I overlooked or missed something).
post #295 of 1139
Yeah the 400 will only use Fat 32 or 16 format on USB flash drive have played 1 gb files with no problem from USB. Files play fine from DVD as well. Nice having several movies/TV shows on 1 disk - great for collections.
post #296 of 1139
Does anyone know how the PQ of this player compares to the Philips 5982 using both (upscaled) DVDs and USB based DivX/Xvid ?
post #297 of 1139
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Originally Posted by moi666 View Post

Does anyone know how the PQ of this player compares to the Philips 5982 using both (upscaled) DVDs and USB based DivX/Xvid ?

I did not have a chance to compare PQ between Pioneer DV-400 and Philps 5982, but I compared DV-400 with JVC TH-C50 DivX Ultra HTIB and Philps 5960. Based on my own vision perception I can say that I did not notice much differences in PQ. Pioneer and JVC have more colorful picture via HDMI while Philips 5960 looked a bit "washed-out" or, let say, less-saturated to me. Picture via component video looked equally fine for all of them.
post #298 of 1139
I swapped out the Philips 5892 for the DV-400V because the philips wouldn't work behind a hdmi switch. Anyway, this player doesn't look much better, it does seem to work with my switch, but I can't use it to upconvert. When I select 720p 0r 1080i, the screen goes black and I get nothing. I have an older Sammy DLP w/ dvi only. Native is 720p. Anyone else see this problem? At least the Philips player was able to upscale correctly when connected directly to the tv.

Any help would be appreciated.
post #299 of 1139
Finally bought me the DV-400V which is the model they sell in this part of the world, for about $180 (yes I know I know...). The only difference is mine comes with a digital optical output. Waiting for my HDMI cable to arrive but I must say even when playing SD DVDs on a composite video cable it looks damn good on my Sammy 40" R81.

The Pio replaced a Philips DVP320/69 but even on the Philips SD DVDs looked good too. TBH I can't tell the difference on both Pio and Philips when using composite output.

Quite happy with the Pio esp its USB DivX playability. Heck, even a 700MB+ DivX movie looks fab on composite. Am expecting a noticeable improvement once I get my HDMI cable...

OOT, does this mean the Sammy does a good job upscaling for my non-AV eyes?
post #300 of 1139
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Originally Posted by sister View Post

Does this player support AVIs with VBR audio and packed bitstream?
I am considering purchasing it but if it can't handle those types of files, it'll be a no go.
I don't have the time to go through my entire collection to re encode.

No one - not even Pioneer evidently -could answer my question.
I went ahead and purchased it locally so it would be easier to return if it didn't suit my needs even though the price was a little bit more than ordering on line.

Pros so far:

Yes! It can play AVIs w/packed bitstream and VBR audio right out of the box
AND not only that but XviDs that always caused the Philips 642 to display trippy colors was no problem for the Pioneer. AND it can handle the DVDR+DLs (ISO>ISO, Verbatim) pretty smoothly, even ones that the 642 use to stutter on or wouldn't play at all.

I hooked up a USB thumb drive just to give that a quick test (must choose USB mode on the remote) and played an MP3 - that worked fine.
I haven't tested the USB part for anything else yet but there is a thread starting here where others are:
http://forum.videohelp.com/topic336451.html

Has an actual Open/Close button on the remote as opposed to the secret "press and hold stop" trick on the Philips remote.

Cons so far:

Because of the design of the remote, I sometimes find myself aiming it the wrong way

Pause, Stop, FF ect are not clearly marked on the remote.
However, other buttons such as Menu, Audio, Subtitle, Angle, USB ect are clearly marked.

Can't display long file names. The 642 couldn't fully display long file names either but this player seems even more limited in this area.

After inserting a DVD+R containing AVIs, the menu button has to be pressed in order to choose a file and play. At this time I haven't been able to play with it enough to find out if you can configure it to just start playing automatically like the 642 could.

Only comes with regular red, white and yellow cords (the 642 also supplied an orange digital audio cable) but that was no problem for me since this is in a bedroom hooked up to an old 4:3 TV and a cheap Walmart special surround sound system anyway and I used the orange cord from the 642 for the audio.

A personal con for me is that I prefer silver but I could only find it available in black.
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