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Choppy playback – firmware upgrade?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by LDJ, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. LDJ

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    I was given a DVD player by a mate this week. It’s a UMAX/Yamada 2100 player and seems quite a good unit (for free! ;) ). Plays CDR, CDRW, DVD, DVD-R. DVD-RW, you name it and I’ve been quite impressed with it. Playback from retail/original dvd’s is flawless, but I’ve noticed a problem with movies burnt onto DVD-R disks. Playback is stuttering and choppy, occurring every few seconds. Its not the disk as I tried it on my Sony Player and my Xbox and it plays perfectly, and its not the brand of media because other media does the same.
    After a brief period reading about this player I read somewhere that you can upgrade the firmware in this player to fix a few bugs/ issues. Can anyone confirm this is true? If so, how do I go about it and where do I get the stuff from? Is upgrading the firmware in standalone players a common task? is it a risky thing to do?

    If anyone can help resolve this problem, I’d appreciate it
     
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    Thanks, but cant see any reference on how/where to change the firmware on there ?
     
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    hi

    try here.

    http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdhacks.php?select=Yamada+DVD-2100



    thats all that is listed for your DVD player
    Not sure if they are of any help to you or not.

    They only list Region code hacks, no firmware updates.
    It may be worth your time asking if anyone knows about a firmware update.

    Sorry that I cant be of more help

    Good Luck
     
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    Thanks. Contacted Umax themselves, but suprise suprise they haven't replied....
     

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