Yes, perhaps now it is, but I started this thread over two years ago in November 2002 when it was a brilliant price . It's still a great machine though, built like a tank and has never missed a beat. The progressive scan, both PAL & NTSC, beats the Faroudja in my Sim2 HT300 hands down on most material.kumamoto said:£1095 for a dvd player of yesteryears is absolute daylight robbery!!
The upgrade was installed by a Toshiba engineer from a CD. It took about two minutes. I don't think it's possible to get hold of the CD though.JürgenNL said:Chips,
If it has the PAL progressive firmware already on board, can one do the upgrade self? If so, where can one get the software.
Reason for asking: If I buy a SD-9500 in England, it will be deliverd to my country (Holland), where Toshiba will not upgrade it.
(I do know a bit of this machine, because I already own a SD-900E.)
No, that's the US equivalent of the SD-900E. The SD-9500 was never released in The States.kasumi said:Stateside it's marked up as a SD-9200
On a visual sidetrack here :PCM IN connectors
This DVD player can decode PCM signals. If it receives PCM signals (32 kHz
96 kHz/16 bit 24 bit) from connected equipment, it converts them into analog
audio signals to output. To hear these sound, connect the 2CH AUDIO ANALOG
OUT jacks or the BALANCED OUT connectors to an amplifier.
Switching the OPTICAL and COAXIAL signal inputs
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly when a disc is not played. Each time you press the button, you can select Off,
Coaxial or Optical.
Playback disables this decoding function. (The DVD player will automatically select Off.)
While the DVD player is decoding PCM signals (i.e. while Off is not selected) the BITSTREAM/PCM OUT and 5.1CH
SURROUND jacks cannot send signals.
While the DVD player is decoding PCM signals (i.e. while Off is not selected) the EXTERIOR INPUT indicator on the player
If you press the AUDIO button while the DVD player is decoding PCM signal, you can see sampling frequency of the signal
on the TV screen and in the DVD display.
Bought one for £299 today direct from Toshiba sounds like there are only 9 left : A bargain for the audio spec of the device can live with normal component output I reckon being quite happy with RGB scart at present :CJROSS said:Guys I noticed this about the SD-9500 the other day when looking at the back panel this lovely machine can act as a DAC when fed a PCM feed from an offboard device, its rear panel shows 2 digital inputs in the I/O digital audio panel, both a Toslink & Coaxial input. Here is the bumph about using the SD-9500 as a DAC from the on-line manual. BTW If this delves down to £299 I would be tempted to buy it without Prog Scan & the MR mod. So you feed this device a signal from your Freeview box/PC/MD and listen to the anlg outputs.
On a visual sidetrack here :
1) whats the quality of non-PS component video then on a par with RGB Scart but with better anlg connectors ? Have I got that right ?
2) If you bought one of these Non-PS versions how easy would it be to upgrade it via a mod company to Prog scan (can this be done) and MR.