HACK FOR SONY S9000es

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  1. flunge

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    HI.does anyone know an easy hack for a Sony S9000es ?
     
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    I've just bought one of these heavy beasts myself to replace the newer 999ES, the 999ES has extra features but nothing like the build quality the 9000ES has, 13kg for a dvd player is bonkers :rotfl:

    One feature i would like to see is cd-r playback and wondered if it might be unlocked in the service/factory menu somewhere?

    Does anyone know how to access these?

    Ben
     
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    No "easy" hack at all for this, its too old (over 7 years!).

    It can only be modded via a hardware mod - opening the unit, removing the TSOP soldered firmware, reprogramming it, and then reinstalling it via a hot air SMT re-work station, plus a PIC and resisitor to aid the switching of regions via remote. Cost over £100 when still offered this a few years back.

    Needless to say, not worth doing anymore! I sold my machine after modding it 4 years ago, its not that brilliant, my old S7700 outperformed it in terms of picture....
     
  4. flunge

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    Thanks for the reply justin, Iam suprised you did not think much of the picture quality I find pictures from the 9000 excellent via my pioneer plasma
     
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    I`m not saying theres anything wrong with the picture quality, but you have to remember its a 7 year old machine, and it was aimed as a Audiophile deck rather then a Videophille deck. At the end of the day, you are paying for the audio performance of the machine, the video performance wasn`t any better then the S7700 which it replaced. I still use the S7700 onother system and cannot fault it even after 8 years use!

    My friend whom bought mine recently sold his after buying a second hand Marantz DV7600 which well outperforms the picture with its upscaling, etc. Out of the change, he bought a HD-EP30 also! Basically if you are happy with it, then keep it, but forget about modding it, as its not simply worth it you`ll never get your money back.....
     

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