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Cambridge DV89 - Enable MP3's

Butters

Prominent Member
Emailed Cambridge support today to ask if they are likely to add MP3 functionality to the dv89 player as it seemed daft the 79 model supports it!!

It appears that the player can do it but due to a "liciencing mix up" it was disabled on the production machines. Anyway I was pointed me to a post on this forum extract below -

"this hack seems to enable VCD playback this is based on the DVD57 hack i found on the internet

1. Press setup button to enter Setup Menu
2. Select speaker set-up from advanced menu (new bit)
2. Press 9,2,1,0 in sequence to enter version page
3. Select "support mode" item and select "on"
4. Switch off, and then re-start
5. Upgrading done.

This also seems to allow MP3 playback also - "

Now I have sent mine back to Richers as it did not play MP3's :rolleyes: .....if anyone has one of these would they like to try it out???

And if they do try it could you let me know if it works and more specifically if the player will support DVD MP3's??:lease:

Cheers
 

Banjaxe

Established Member
I just got my DV89 today as a swap for a Toshiba 520 that died in the last week of its 3-year "Supercare" warranty and was "unrepairable".

Without the hack it would read some MP3 CDs that I had and display the folder tree but not the tracks.

With the hack it displays and plays the tracks as well.

After some success with the CDs I burnt a DVD+R and that worked fine too (only burned 4 albums though).

Thanks for the tip.

Ronnie
 

Butters

Prominent Member
RonnieBr

Thanks for letting me know - so it will definately play MP3 dvd's ??

If so I will have to go and buy one again!!

Cheers matey
 
R

rainstel

Guest
I'm looking at getting one of these players, do you know if it upscales via component output?
 

sbn

Standard Member
RonnieBr said:
I just got my DV89 today as a swap for a Toshiba 520 that died in the last week of its 3-year "Supercare" warranty and was "unrepairable".

Without the hack it would read some MP3 CDs that I had and display the folder tree but not the tracks.

With the hack it displays and plays the tracks as well.

After some success with the CDs I burnt a DVD+R and that worked fine too (only burned 4 albums though).

Thanks for the tip.

Ronnie


Can you try putting some lossless music on a DVD (WAV 44,1KHz 16bit 2ch)? And then tell me if it will also play that?

My biggest wish would be a DVD player with FLAC playback ability but i think that's utopia...
 

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