Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Blu-rayx, Dec 7, 2001.
i got my denon today and my cdr firmware ESS2248.
problem, can't get it to upgrade.
I assume you got the instructions!!
if so remember the skip button is the one on the top rhs of the disc tray DO NOT use any buttons on the remote..if you require instructions I will post them to you I also assume you made sure the firmware you have now is not 2248 if not it should be for pal 2208
hi laurie, when i put the disc in it reads then stops.
so can you please send me the instructions.
the firmware on my denon is ESS5250.
The firmware of the Dvd-2800 is improved constantly by DENON. The Aufspielen effected by CD-r and can be settled problem-free by everyone. The appropriate Downloads gibt's in the following:
The current version is ESS5248 (original of DENON without PAL PROGRESSIVE ONE)
ESS2248 © 2001 by dvd hacker Germany (DENON DVD Freaks) with CODE-freely + PAL PROGRESSIVE ONE
Ø Burn the appropriate file "bank30.rom" simply on CD-r (in the root listing. only these a file on the CD burn!!)
Ø CD-r into the Dvd-2800 insert
Ø The Player loads the firmware automatically + switches after approximately 1 minute into condition By
Ø At the same time afterwards at the Player (Skip <) + (break) + (open/cClose) press ( without Disc in the Player.. importantly!! )
The original the on firmware CD-r is actually only needed to put back around the Player into the original state (without PAL PROGRESSIVE ONE). for instance in a case of warranty.
The firmware design of a Dvd-2800 can be determined as follows:
Ø Player switch off (at the equipment)
Ø (Play) + (open/cClose) at the equipment press and hold
Ø Player switch. thereby (Play) + (open/cClose) further approx. 3 seconds on hold
Ø Press the menu key afterwards on the remote maintenance 2x
Are you sure its currently ESS5250?
If so you have a later firmware than I've seen elsewhere.
Anyone know anything about this and whether there is a PAL Progressive version of this also?
yes i'm sure i checked it 3 times.
i bought my denon r2 player friday (7/12/01).
I can think of two possibilities;
1) your CDR might be bust. Try burning a new one yourself. The files are available at www.geocities.com/denondvd
You need to burn the file bank30.rom onto a disk and it should then in theory autorun the update when you insert it into your player.
2) the newer firmware no longer looks for bank30.rom on disks for upgrade and searches for another file? Bad news if this is the case, and will despairately need a new version of the hacked firmware.
Where did you buy your player? Have they been helpful at all?
If you do find a newer version of the hacked firmware I would be very interested to see it.
here is the instructions that I found to work all of the time though I am now confused what is the latest firmware which I thought was 2248 my initial thoughts was anything with a 5 is USA and anything with a 2 is PAL !!
You can check the firmware version on the player as follows :
1. Turn player completely off with main power button on player.
2. Hold down the "Play" and "Open/Close" buttons on the player while
you press the main power button on the player to power it on.
3. Press "Menu" button on remote. Display will show microprocessor
version. Press Menu again and it will show software version.
4. Power off and on before you use the player again.
The firmware is the number with ESS in front of it.
To upgrade the firmware, burn it onto a cd and :
1. Once you burn the Bank30.rom file onto a cdr you turn your player
on and insert the cdr. The display will show LOADING for approx 30
seconds after which the player will turn off into standby mode.
2. Unload the cdr and press the power button on the player to power
off the machine completely.
3. Hold down the "Skip" and "Pause" AND "Open/Close" buttons on the
player and keep holding down while you press the main power button on
the player to turn the player back on. Let go all the buttons once the
player is back on. The display will show "Initialize" briefly.
4. Power off the machine completely and power it back on. Player is
What is also needed is what the new firmware does or DONT do!!
thanks laurie,but i think ian_guinan could be right that the new
firware no longer looks for bank30.rom.
i played a knights tale r1 last night with the ESS 5250 firmware.
1) load a r1 disc
2) put player on standby
3) press 1 then play on the remote
it works but not all the time, can take up to 3 min !
got my denon from hiway hifi edgware road london.
assuming the worst.....that Denon had to put a stop on Pal progressive,RCE,Multiregion ect by the mob in the USA...then if you reload ESS2248 it should work...but and the big BUT is have Denon modified the hardware!!...and if you do load ESS2248 how do you get back the original version, that is why we need to know what this newer firmware does
without the autorun from CDR upgrade there will be no path for downgrading to ESS2248.
Have you had any further news from your supplier?
How reliable has the handset hack proved to be so far?
Any body reading these threads might be thinking this is very hit and miss !! My advice to any body else wanting to buy a Denon 2800 get it from forum hifi Nottingham tel 01159 622150. Ask for Ahmad he will sell you a multi region 2800 for £610 delivered with a 2 year guarantee. To me thats a lot easier DONT YOU AGREE see ya
To me thats a lot easier DONT YOU AGREE see ya
are you saying that any up grade is covered by warranty!
even if the upgrade is not legal! I havent seen any OFFICIAL Denon upgrade site for the 2800...have you? if so please let me know
I´ve got my player today, Firmware 5250 and therefore no R1 or Progressive PAL!!
Anybody who knows how to get the modified firmware to work???
Is there a "manual" way to switch between R1 and R2 that works?
Very grateful if someone has some answers.
i've got the same firmware, and i'm still trying to get the Ess2248 to load.
but there is a way round it.
1)put on stand-by
3)you can play your r1 disc now
it may not work first time but keep trying, but it will disable rgb
check out this site
you will have to download the file bank.30 burn it to cdr and play it in your player,this will change your firmware and make it multiregion pal progressive and rce compatible
if you have any problems let me know and i will try and help you some more
Thank you for your suggestions
Have you tried to 1:st load the 5248 and after that 2248.
The numbers for getting R1 is it zero (0),9,9,9. Will it play R2 also or do you have to do this everytime you want to play R1
when you put a r2 disc in it will say wrong region, press stand-by and it wiil go back to r2 when you turn it back on again
hi jason t,i've tryed to do this 7 times but it will not load the firmware
hi norman,it just will not load the firmware
if you can load the firmware please let me know
I will try later today. I let you know
If it´s not working we have to trust the German friends to be able to give us a "2250"
The new firmware 5250 still has the possibility to "downgrade" to 5248 and after that you can load the modified firmware 2248.
I just did it.
Try to use another brand of CD-R or preferbly a CD-RW. It could be just problems to read your burned CD. I did use a CD RW.
If I could do it you can do it too...
problem was with the cd writer.
Good to hear of a happy ending!
Whose going to be the first to find the hacked ESS2250 though?
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