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    NEW DAV Series Firmware Dashboard
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    Last Reply: September 27, 2004, 10:35 am

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    DS

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Jan 11, 2003
    Posts: 6
    From: Ireland

      Posted: 2003-03-04 06:06

    Hi,

    I notice you mentioned that SACDs' are now properly recognised. I have an S880 on V1.24 and it does not recognise SACD at all. I spent hours on the phone with Sony and in the end the only thing they can suggest is to send out an engineer. Maybe they will just upgrade to V1.30.

    Does SACD now play? and can you see any extra menu's e.g. select between PCM or SACD?

    Thanks,




       


    Pmartin

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Mar 07, 2003
    Posts: 1
    From:

      Posted: 2003-03-08 11:24

    Quote:

    On 2003-02-28 08:40, kinto wrote:
    had the 880 for a week and noticed a delay after an hour or so in the same spot on "oceans eleven". I assume this is "moving between" DVD layers.

    Does this firmware revision (1.3) fix this or do I have a duffer..or is this an "undocumented" feature of the 880...and advise appreciated.

    you may guess..I'm hot on putting words in quotes.

    null

    I am also experiencing the same effect between 1hr and 1hr 15 mins on virtually all DVD's on my S550.The picture freezes and the audio cuts out for a fraction of a second. I don't know what firmware level I'm running but am also wondering if an upgrade will cure this very annoying problem ???


       
    Jero

    Rank: Sony Buff


    Joined: Mar 22, 2003
    Posts: 13
    From: The Netherlands

      Posted: 2003-03-22 10:56

    I have the following problems with my Sony DAV-S880 DVD player during DVD playback. After a while (about 1 hour) watching a DVD I hear a ticking sound. When I stop and resume the movie the problem seems to be solved. But after a while things get worse: it looks like the movie pauses time after time. When I whant to use the remote controll in the DVD menu I don't see the cursor! The menu does work but with no cursor. The only solution is to shutdown and restart the DVD player.

    I have the following questions:
    1. Does someone know how to solve these problems?
    2. Are these problems related to a bug in the firmware software?
    3. Can a firmware update be performed without any hardware modifications, e.g. is a software update possible on my DVD player (see version information below)?
    4. Does someone know where to get the firmware update?

    version information:
    IF con 1.07
    Sys con 1.25 (0720)
    Front end ver 1.17
    Rom revision 1.24

    Thanks,
    Jerome


    [ This message was edited by: Jero on 2003-03-22 10:58 ]


       
    SharkyMark

    Rank: Sony Buff


    Joined: Feb 17, 2002
    Posts: 19
    From: Holland

      Posted: 2003-03-22 11:13

    @Pmartin

    The stopping of sound and picture has to do with the fact that the player has to change from one layer on the DVD to another.
    There is nothing wrong with your equipment. My DVP-S9000ES does exactly the same.


       
    Jero

    Rank: Sony Buff


    Joined: Mar 22, 2003
    Posts: 13
    From: The Netherlands

      Posted: 2003-03-23 03:27

    Quote:

    On 2003-03-22 11:13, SharkyMark wrote:
    @Pmartin

    The stopping of sound and picture has to do with the fact that the player has to change from one layer on the DVD to another.
    There is nothing wrong with your equipment. My DVP-S9000ES does exactly the same.



    My option is that cann't be normal behaviour. Before the DVD player stops playing completely I see the 'Dolby Digital'-light on the front panel blinking. I see a fixed screen an hear no sound, it looks like I pressed the pause buttin (but I didn't). Besides after that I don't see a cursor in the DVD menu. This can't be normal operation?



       
    n_plasma

    Rank: Sony Aficionado


    Joined: Sep 09, 2002
    Posts: 122
    From:

      Posted: 2003-03-23 22:28

    that's normal. it freezes for 1-2 seconds before continuing. the subtitle issues are a problem, but the freezing isn't.



       
    Jero

    Rank: Sony Buff


    Joined: Mar 22, 2003
    Posts: 13
    From: The Netherlands

      Posted: 2003-03-27 01:24

    Quote:

    On 2003-03-23 22:28, n_plasma wrote:
    that's normal. it freezes for 1-2 seconds before continuing. the subtitle issues are a problem, but the freezing isn't.




    Hi n_plasma,

    If I play the DVD in my computer's DVD-player then the movie plays smoothly without any interuptions. Do you mean that this is normal operation of the DAV-S880?

    One single time the DAV-S880 frooze the movie and didn't resume anymore, I had to use the stop button. Afterwards the DVD-menu didn't work properly because the cursor didn't appear. Does this sounds familiar to you? What can I do against it?

    Thanks,
    Jero


       
    n_plasma

    Rank: Sony Aficionado


    Joined: Sep 09, 2002
    Posts: 122
    From:

      Posted: 2003-03-27 18:44

    The pausing between layer changes is normal in many DVD players, including the DAV series.

    As for freezing and not continuing, that's not normal. It may be a problem in the DAV model; however, and whether Sony has a fix for that I don't know. I don't know much about fixing that one, sorry!




       
    Trump3

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002
    Posts: 3
    From:

      Posted: 2003-03-29 17:51

    Hi,

    Does anyone know if upgrading my firmware will affect my DAV880's capability as a multi region player?

    Also, is it true that all DAV880 with 1.24 firmware can't not read SACD? I don't have any SACD to test.

    Anyone can verify the above? Thanks.


       
    Vax

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Apr 01, 2003
    Posts: 4
    From: France - Paris

      Posted: 2003-04-06 01:52

    Trump3
    Posted: 2003-03-29 17:51

    Also, is it true that all DAV880 with 1.24 firmware can't not read SACD? I don't have any SACD to test.

    ----------

    I think my DAV S880 has the 1.24 firmware, and I've try with 2 SACD (offers with the DAV) and the two works perfectly.

    [ This message was edited by: Vax on 2003-04-06 01:53 ]


       
    Ogiers

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Apr 15, 2003
    Posts: 1
    From: Jersey, UK

      Posted: 2003-04-15 11:49

    I'm thinking if buying a DAVS 550 - do you think a retailer could tell me if the one I might buy has the "firmware v1.30"? And how could I check this in the shop?

    I really cannot be bothered with sending stuff back, and would rather buy something else than go through returns trauma.

    Thanks

    -----------------
    Cardinal


         
    Trump3

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002
    Posts: 3
    From:

      Posted: 2003-04-18 06:52

    Quote:

    On 2003-04-06 01:52, Vax wrote:

    I think my DAV S880 has the 1.24 firmware, and I've try with 2 SACD (offers with the DAV) and the two works perfectly.

    [ This message was edited by: Vax on 2003-04-06 01:53 ]



    Vax, thanks for the info.

    I am thinking of upgrading my firmware to 1.30. Recently the subtitles keep disappearing half way thru a movie.


       
    ohotos

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Jun 02, 2003
    Posts: 1
    From: Spain

      Posted: 2003-06-02 10:44

    I just set up my brand new DAV C770 yesterday. Mine has revision 1.24 and is close to perfect:
    -DVD playback: perfect, very slight delay (nearly unnoticeable freezing) during layer change
    -CD playback: perfect
    -MP3 playback: perfect
    -SACD: didn't have a disc to test yet
    -SVCD: didn't test yet

    Overall I am very happy with the unit so far, I was somewhat worried about buying it by previous posts but I just went for it and it prooved to be the right decision.
    The power is more than correct for a 20sqm room.


       
    Jero

    Rank: Sony Buff


    Joined: Mar 22, 2003
    Posts: 13
    From: The Netherlands

      Posted: 2003-06-09 06:49

    Quote:

    On 2003-04-15 11:49, Ogiers wrote:
    I'm thinking if buying a DAVS 550



    According to my information a DAV-S550 cannot read CD-R media. Are you sure you want to buy this?

    Greetings,
    Jero


       
    gsdev

    Rank: Sony Enthusiant


    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 25
    From: asia

      Posted: 2003-06-10 00:22

    Jero,

    I have a DAV S550 it works well with CD-R & CD-RW disks. Also i have tested it with SACD & MP3 they all work. My version is 1.24


       
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