YAMAHA S550 hack

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Player Multiregion Hacks' started by joflo, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. joflo

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    Hi,

    Anyone knows if the new player from Yamaha S550 is hackable by remote for multi-region?
    And if yes can we have the hack? :)

    Thanks,
    Joflo
     
  2. MS-Yam

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    Hi joflo, I can't help you with the hack.. (sorry) but wonder if you can give me your opinion on the S550, in terms of picture, sound, and build quality? That's if you have already bought it!
    I'm sure if you do a google search you'll find a hack though.
    thanks
     
  3. joflo

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    Hello MS-Yam,

    In fact i bought a S540 at 119 Euro but it was silver , and as all my Yam are Titane i asked for a replacement in Titane.
    I have it on my room and i am pleased with the quality on a BARCO 708.

    The problem is that the dealear cannot find anymore Titane 540 - i think marketing decision from Yam and he propose me the 550 for 199 Euro :-(

    So i wonder if the 80 Euro + are worth , i am not intrested by the DIVX but the video and audio DAC are better on the new machine.

    If i choose it i will let all of you know how it performs compared to 540.

    I done a search and there are no hacks for 550 available yet, i hope is hackable :-(

    Joflo
     
  4. joflo

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    Hi MS-YAM,

    I am totally lost.

    In UK the S550 is under the price of S540 129 pounds vs 149 pounds see site yamaha co uk.
    It seems like a downgrade by the price.
    In France S540 is at 119 Euro and 550 is 199 Euro.

    I think i will stick with S540 as i am intrested only for the DVD player.I will live with silver DVD and Titan amp RXV 1400

    BR,
    Joflo
     
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    Hi joflo,

    I would definately go for the S550!

    I know it is cheaper but if you look at all other makes i.e. Pioneer and Denon, you will see that all players in this price bracket have dropped prices. This is not to say they are not as good, in fact they are better. It is the fact that technology has improved and it is much cheaper for the companies to make their products, and the matter of competition between companies.

    If you compare the spec of the two Yamahas, you will see the new S550 has better video DACs.

    The S550 is also in the new What Hifi which is worth a look!

    Having said all this, I dont know why it is more expensive where you are??? I would be careful of where you buy from - try other shops.

    Greg
     
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    Is the hack not the same as the S540 ie 99990 on the remote?
     

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