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help with a misbehaving DV88.....

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by oreoboy13, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. oreoboy13

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    This is my third player to date,

    1st, was just shagged buttons on the front were broken so....

    2nd was the dealers and worked brilliantly, however i had to take it back as my replacement had turned up.

    3rd, the one in the lounge now; Version 1.76

    Everything looked fine as the Screensaver was perfectly displayed, however; First disc i tried was Region 2 "the Firm" all i got was a black screen and a white square, and sound. I thought hang on, so i put in Ultimate T2 Region 2, this time i got no pic at all, but got sound in 5.1. I then thought i would try my only region 1 disc, Blade platinum edition, worked fine. So i trot into the service menu to change the region setting. When i got there it didnt seem to be set to anything just black where the region number normally is. I cycled through until region 2 and then reset the machine, this time i got exactly the same from the Region 2 discs, but this time the Region 1 discs were "invalid region".

    The souns is travelling via component to the amp, and the video is travelling by component via the amp.

    I will obviously contact my dealer tommorow, but i just wanted to check i am not being a "dribbler". I dont think its the way i have set it up as all i did was change the leads over from the prevous player and that worker fine.

    P.S Does it matter what black leve you set it to i.e IRE 7.5 or 0


    Sorry for such a lng post and any help really would be appreciated.
     
  2. bishman

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    Your not having a lot of luck with this are you?

    I think the black ire setting you require is detailed in the manual, I have not got mine to hand or I would give you the page number, I also can't remember what it should be set to, but 0 seems to ring a bell. If you can't find it, let me know and I will look a little harder.

    Also, you might want to check out this excellent FAQ:

    Unoficial DV88 FAQ

    It says there that the auto region from the setup menu doesn't work properly. I wasn't even aware that the region could be changed in this manner! It might be worth trying the remote control hack as listed in the FAQ, which is the method I used without problem and is as follows:

    I hope some of this info is useful to help you get up and running, I am sure you will find the end results worth the effort.

    all the best
     
  3. oreoboy13

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    Thank you for the post, i found out by trial and error that it would appear that to make the region change you have to first make th change in the setup and then set to stanby and then turn off the player for at least 10 secs and then it will work.

    Once again thanks
     
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    I use "13 auto" all the time, and it works fine...
     
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    Yes and even with RCE titles too.
     
  6. mrblue

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    I've just tried to play "O BROTHER "on my DV88 and yes the
    picture has alot of interference , colour jumps and flashes from
    black &white back to colour every 2-3 secs!

    It played ok on my old pioneer DV55 exept I had alot of trouble
    with swiching off the sub titles.
     
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    using 1.76 the "AUTO" option never worxs
     
  8. mrblue

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    Iv'e used region 2 and 13{auto} settings on the player.
    and the faults are the same.
    works fine with all other disks region 1&2 and RCE?
     

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