2900 Sacd Playback Problem!?

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  1. eatstatic

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    Anyone who has a Denon 2900 with the latest firmware having any problems playing SACD discs?

    Not noticed until now as my player has been packed away for some time while I have been working on the house. Can't remember testing player for SACD playback after flashing latest firmware so I am not sure if the thing has developed some sort of Denon hibernation bug or the firmware itself could be the problem :mad: .

    Only have the one SACD (Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon) which makes it hard to test also. Was going to buy another to see if I had same results but thought I would post first.

    Has anyone else had any problems like this since flashing the player with last firmware?

    Any help appreciated.

    eatstatic :lease:
     
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    Where is everyone with multiregion 2900's with the last firmware upgrades?

    Suerly I am not on my own. :(

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    I've a multi-region 2900 but have no idea what the firmware is. Personally I would always take mine to a dealer to be done anyway, as I'm generally suspicious about firmware floating about on the web. As my player doesn't appear to have any faults or bugs I see no obvious reason to play with different firmware.

    I've about 15 SACDs (inc DSOTM) and they all play perfectly...
     
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    same here, my players is multi regioned and have never had any problems playing back SACD or DVD A software.
     
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    Maybe it would be helpful if you went beyond yourself and told us what the problem seems to be? :D
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    I also own a denon 2900, which I flashed myself with the italian firmware making it multi region :thumbsup: I have only this week been playing both SACD and DVD AUDIO disc with no problems at all. The only problem I find is that I'm driving a set of KEF 5005 so there is a dramatic loss of bass whilste playing back both formats, this is easily sorted by cranking up the sub :)

    What is your exact problem??????
     
  7. eatstatic

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    Yup, the player does not recognise the SACD and shows 'NO PLAY', the machine can be forced to regognise the disc as a CD by holding down search, but that's yer lot, no SACD recognition.
    Everything else I have thrown at it it plays, DVD-A, VCD, KODAK, DVD, CD, CD-R all play fine.
    Prior to the firmware upgrade D.S.O.T.M played perfectly, it has no scratches and is in the as new condition so the firmware is the only thing that I can think of.

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    Have you set it up to recognize the SACD layer? You can find this option in the Set Up menu.
     
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    Steve,

    Cheers, but yes I have set it up to do this.

    I have spoken to Denon and I am waiting to here what they come back with.
    Hopefully some good news. Just need to wait.

    If I get chance this weekend will possibly re-intialise the player see if this has any effect.

    eatstatic
     
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    OK -- it was just a thought. BTW, I have a 2200 with the latest firmware and multi-region as set up by Denon UK. No problems at all playing SACD's.
     
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    No problems, whatsoever with any format on my 2900.

    I have:

    DRV 030827
    B/E 6237W
    PANEL 0042-F

    /Ola
     
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    Just to put things in order.

    Having tried everything I could think of, I contacted Denon who agreed to take back the unit for repairs.

    The firmware was/is not at fault but the unit itself (carriage/laser pick-up assembly to be precise).

    Although Denon did have the unit just short of a month :thumbsdow the player is now functioning correctly .....so far (with another years guarantee of the repair work). :smashin:

    Firmware/Drive when sent in for repair:-

    DRV 030827
    B/E 6237W
    PANEL 0043-F

    Now:-

    DRV 030227
    B/E 6237W
    PANEL 0043-F

    So that seems to be that for the moment.

    eatstatic.
     

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