07-01-2010 01:37 PM #46Member
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Short of a random problem here or there, like anything you are able to update, all firmware for this unit are pretty safe to use. You should def update, as that movie does require an update to play, if you are behind on firmware.Panasonic TC-P50G25
Toshiba A35 & Onkyo 805
Denon 1610 & Pioneer 51fd
Denon 1909 & Pioneer 1120 AVR's
Elemental Designs 7.1
"Best" version of BD's with multiple releases
07-01-2010 04:06 PM #47Pioneer Elite PRO-111FD, Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD, Pioneer Elite SC-05
Polk RTi12 Fronts, Polk CSi5 Center
Polk RTi4 Surround & Rears, Polk DSW MicroPRO 2000 Sub
PS3 - Original 60GB (500GB Now), XBox 360 - Original Elite
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07-01-2010 10:44 PM #48Member
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I take it the latest version would fix the problem, I don't need to go one or two version back. I saw on another forum it said which fixes what and so on.
07-02-2010 03:00 PM #49Member
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I updated my Pioneer with the latest Firmware, now the T2 Blu-Ray works. But it still a little slow or takes longer getting to the part where it say loading. Even that part that say loading takes longer then other Blu-Rays like Public Enemies, Casino Royale and Planet Earth.
Last edited by syndicate; 07-03-2010 at 12:30 AM.
07-10-2010 04:15 AM #50
Anybody have trouble with Hot Tub Time Machine? My Pioneer HATES it. It'll play fine, then after a while the screen will distort at the top and bottom and get choppy. Meanwhile the audio plays fine. Never seen anything like it. I tried the disc in 4 other players around the house and they play it without a hitch. Have latest firmware, too. This is the only disc it's done it on, and it's very random, sometimes it'll play fine, other times it'll trip up. Weird.: 435: 1040
Ah, debt... I know thee well.
07-12-2010 01:47 AM #51
I just read this entire thread, and I must say that I ain't sure how reliable that player really is.
But I might be wrong. And is that an older model anyway?
07-14-2010 10:12 AM #52
it is an outstanding player built in 2008..most are from Japan, a handful are from China and needed to be sent back to Pioneer for hardware fix,,see site for serial numbers of effected units
slow loading but super audio via high end Wolson dacs and excellent up conversion of sd dvds
Try cleaning the disc, I am waiting for netflix, the SOBs, to release for rental
in my HT:
Pioneer Pro Elite 111fd
Pioneer elite 23fd
Pioneer BDP 51fd
sold 4 51fd and 1 elite 05 players...kept one, too good to let go
for info on Pioneer 51 fd and elite 05 fd players:
07-14-2010 12:42 PM #53
07-15-2010 07:42 AM #54TV - Pioneer LX6090h 60" 9th Gen Kuro
Pioneer BDP-LX91/09FD (multi-region), Pioneer BDP-LX91/09FD (Region B), and Oppo BDP-95 (multi-region)
Onkyo DV-HD805, Toshiba XE1
Receiver - Pioneer SC-LX90/SC-09TX Susano
Sub - B&W ASW750
Surround - 3 x B&W DM-601 S3
Centre - JBL EC35
Floorstanding - 2 x JBL ES100
06-16-2011 12:25 AM #55Member
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Blu-ray disc Problem, Can't Play Disc, Unknown Disc
In mid March I got Apocalypse Now 2-Disc Blu-ray. when I put it in my Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray player it wouldn't play it. It would have the sound trying to load it. After a bit of doing the loading a message comes on the TV screen saying Can't play disc. I open and close it same thing. Also the Blu-ray player's little screen has the message saying Unknown disc. So I took it out and put in T2 Judgment Day Skynet Edition Blu-Ray, it is also released by Lionsgate. Since it takes longer to load up. You don't know is there problems again even after since updating the firmware last year. There was no problems at all for the T2 blu-ray. So I took it out and put Apocalypse Now back in it worked. Since then I have not played it again.
So today I put the Blu-ray of True Grit (remake) and the same thing happen. so I'm thinking update the firmware. So I go to see does Pioneer have a new one on their site. Which they do and I follow on what to do to get it and load it on the player. After updating the firmware, still the same thing happen with the same messages happen. So I put in Apocalypse Now to see does it have the problem again, and it does. Now I put in T2 to see does it work and it still do. So I take it out and try those two again, and still the same problem happens. Then I told myself try Face/Off, since it is also released by Paramount. That worked, so I took it out put back in True Grit still the same problem. I gave Apocalypse Now one more try same problem still happen.
So what is the problem and how to fix it?
Is it a manufacturing problem where 8000 disc are made and one or two out of it has problems on Blu-ray players?
Is it that certain Blu-ray player models from Pioneer, Sony, LG, Samsung, Panasonic and Vizo don't like certain disc when being loaded?
Should I return True Grit and get a new one or just get a refund, depending on which is really the problem. I can't return Apocalypse Now to get a refund or a new one since it more then 90 days. And I didn't know the problem would come back?
So what to do and has anyone have this kind of problem before, and how did you fix it?
Last edited by syndicate; 06-16-2011 at 10:29 AM.
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