Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Malone, May 15, 2004.
Hi, anyone got any experience of the new Philips LX3900.
I guess thats a no then
I've been looking at this for some time.. found out it doesn't have any optical inputs as I wanted Sky+ and xbox to plug into it as well.
Did anybody have problems with the subtitles on this player? I have been watching several R1 dvds and there happens to be a distortion in the subtitles in some scenes? The case is: there appears a discontinous line left to the subtitles. Anybody help?
Do you mean the LX3900SA? If so, I did a first-impression review on this some time ago in this forum.
Its on the first page in this forum, so have a look down and you'll see the thread.
Yeah I have read the first impression review. But there is no comment about my problem in the review. So I wonder if the problem I have mentioned is a common problem or is it specific to my player. (And, yes the player is LX3900SA.)
Sorry - my post was directed at Malone.
However, regarding your subtitle problem, I have just tried my R1 copy of Xmen 2 with subtitles and they work fine on my machine, no distortion.
Could it be a compatability problem with the NTSC signal and your TV maybe? Just a guess, but might be worth checking if it doesn't happen on R2 DVDs?
The firmware version of my LX3900 system is v24. I guess this is rather old when v36 is considered. But I'm a little bit unsure to load the new firmware since I am afraid to lose the multi-region capability of my device. Do you suggest loading v36 and is there a clue that this firmware has no effect on region settings?
I haven't used the firmware upgrade, so cannot comment unfortunately. How did you find out the current version? I suspect mine is quite a low version as I have owned it for quite some time.
However, I have used the firmware upgrade on my DVD recorder, and this did NOT break the multi-region hack - but I can't say if the same will be the same for this player.
I can't see them wanting to stop the hack though really - they put it there in the first place, so to remove it would seem a little pointless.
Good luck if you try, and please keep us informed.
how can I check my firmware version? And where do I get the firmware?
yepp, found it on the hompage of Philips. Does anybody know, what they improved??
Separate names with a comma.