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DVL 909 DVD firmware upgrade for PScan

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August 19, 2005 7:21:43 PM

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Hi,
Pioneer Japan years ago offered a free upgrade to enable DVD
progressive scan:
http://www.pioneer.co.jp/press/release173-j.html

Does someone have or can extract the code to burn an Eprom to enable
progressive scan?
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 2:50:08 AM

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"NEWman" <koREMOVETHISteANDTHIStsu@libero.it> wrote in message
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> Pioneer Japan years ago offered a free upgrade to enable DVD
> progressive scan:
> http://www.pioneer.co.jp/press/release173-j.html
>
> Does someone have or can extract the code to burn an Eprom to enable
> progressive scan?

Progressive scan isn't a feature that can be added by a simple firmware
update. If the player isn't built with a deinterlacing chip inside, it
can't do the work. I can't read Japanese, but I'd have to assume that
the press release you link to offers buyers a physical hardware upgrade,
if anything.

This hardly seems worth the effort, anyway. Even if it were possible,
until very recently the deinterlacing chips Pioneer used in its
progressive DVD players were notoriously the worst on the market.
Whatever is built into your TV, if it has any degree of motion-adaptive
processing at all, is probably better. Even aside from progressive scan,
the DVD section in the 909 is a lousy first-generation unit that can be
outperformed by any $60 DVD player you pick up these days.
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 2:50:09 AM

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I believe the DVL-700 had the first generation 9 bit dvd section.
The DVL-909 has a 10 bit dvd section. At the time it came out, back in
1998, it was considered to be almost as good as a comparable Sony dvd
player.
I do agree, that any current entry-level name brand player will be
better than the 909.
Kevin
August 20, 2005 11:00:03 AM

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On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 22:50:08 GMT, "Joshua Zyber"
<jzyber@mind-NOSPAM-spring.com> wrote:

>"NEWman" <koREMOVETHISteANDTHIStsu@libero.it> wrote in message
>news:fvtbg1p1j2amsrh3itsc7ljaki312b53i9@4ax.com...
>> Pioneer Japan years ago offered a free upgrade to enable DVD
>> progressive scan:
>> http://www.pioneer.co.jp/press/release173-j.html
>>
>> Does someone have or can extract the code to burn an Eprom to enable
>> progressive scan?
>
>Progressive scan isn't a feature that can be added by a simple firmware
>update.

In this case It is just a firmware upgrade, besides I would also
enable the JPN version features that are missing in my unit.
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