DVD Player Arcam DV88 compatible DVD-R

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  1. xavierc

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    Do you know if DV88 Arcam is compatible with DVD-R, DVD-RW or DVD+R ?

    Have you got any info about the next version from DV88 ? A new model ? Only upgrade ... (DVD-Audio)

    Xavier
     
  2. ReTrO

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    Latest version fo the software ver. 1.76 was released this week. That is the latest 'upgrade'. I beleive CD-R's are available from Arcam on request if you can't get to your dealer.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, but why on earth does the machine need so many upgrades?
     
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    Actually there haven't been many upgrades - we haven't used all the numbers :) The unused ones are to do with internal trials that don't make it to release.

    The player firmware fairly rapidly went to 1.4 about a year ago, then 1.74 in April. We have just released 1.76 which fixes a couple of minor bugs and adds several features customers have requested. These include below black pass through for set up, wake up from standby by pushing the "load" button on the front panel and support for those learning remotes (actually the majority) that can't learn RC-5 codes properly. You can also do mono audio output for dual language VCDs IIRC.

    There's still a few navigation issues to sort out - we are looking at those in the new year.

    We also issue drive firmware updates from time to time as the drive manufacturer identifies issues with the playability of certain discs and the like.

    Most manufacturers don't do this - one of the benefits of buying from a specialist supplier is that we do try to suppport the product (and yes I know we don't always get it right first time but with complex products like DVDs that is always going to be the case to some extent). I think further upgrades will also be necessary if we are to stand a chance of supporting the many new flavours coming on the market, as the first poster requests.

    HTH.

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     
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    I really appreciate your reply John Dawson (Arcam) and I prefer change sometimes my firmware or my software and keep the best DVD player.
    You are reactive and I like that...thanks Arcam

    About my intial question, do you know if DV88 is compatible with DVD-R, DVD-RW or DVD+RW (Philips) ?

    Thanks John Dawson

    Xavier
     
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    Nobody try that ?

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    Any idea ?
    Anybody try ?

    Xavier
     
  8. Matt Horne

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    Hi...

    John a quick question.. how does the update work with regard to the learning remotes ? Have you removed the need for the "parity" bit.....

    At last the ability to start the player from standby... it just gets better and better..

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  9. Adam Barratt

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    John, I just bought a DV88 and have been very impressed so far. My player has v1.74 firmware. Could you give us any more information about the changes provided by v1.76? Does the new firmware allow discs to be stopped when viewing a disc's menu system?

    Adam
     

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