Panasonic RP-91 layer changes

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  1. Nick V

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    I've had my RP-91 for about 6 months and ever since I bought it I have noticed how slow the layer changes on this machine are. It's atrocious. Do all the other RP-91 owners out there experience 1-2 second audio dropouts, every time there's a layer change. All of the circumstances are repeatable as well.

    The RP-91 is my 5th dvd-player and my most expensive, and also the worst with layer changes. NONE of my other dvd-players were even noticeable in this regard. Is there someting wrong with my player, or is this normal??

    My receiver is a Yamaha RVX-1200 BTW, hooked up via toslink connection.
     
  2. David Judah

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    Of all the DVD players I have owned and currently own(about 8 or so), I'd say it's not the quickest but not the slowest either.

    Which version of firmware do you have? I don't know if any of the current ones made the layer change faster or not, but it's worth a shot if you're running an older version.

    DJ
     
  3. Nick V

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    I did a firmware upgrade when I bought the unit (demo model) but I can't remember which version it was. How can I check, and which one is the most current??
     
  4. Scott Merryfield

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    Layer changes on my RP-91 are noticable, but still very acceptable (probably less than a second). It's no worse than the two Sonys and one Toshiba that I've owned.
     
  5. Donnie Eldridge

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    Press and hold: open/close, stop and pause on the front of the player. At the same time press the number 7 on the remote.
     
  6. Patrick Sun

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    V 2.50 seems the be the latest firmware that I've heard of, there might be something more recent, though.
     
  7. Philip Hamm

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    I have the predecessor to the 91, the Technics DVD-A10. Layer changes are terrible on this unit as well.
     
  8. Brajesh Upadhyay

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    Most Panny DVD players have slow layer changes, almost 2 seconds.
     
  9. Carl Mulder

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    I had that Panasonic player also.
    It's terrible for the layer change, but the picture so good.
    I didn't know you could upgrade it, is this true?
    How do you upgrade?
     
  10. Patrick Sun

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    I don't think mine has ever been more than a second on my RP91. But my previous one was the Proscan PS-8680Z which was superb on layer changes.
     
  11. John Geelan

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    My Panny RP91 is also slow at times on layer changes.
    My Toshiba 2109 was better at changes.

    Still the RP91 is a great machine.
     
  12. Orin Dym

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    I owned one, and found the layer change to be slow. I have gone to a Denon 3800--almost no layer change int eruption at all and a picture that betters the RP-91. I have also been playing with a MOVI M2000, a dedicated HTPC/DVD player--absolutely no layer change with this unit.
     
  13. Ron Alcasid

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    The RP91 is slow for just about everything. The pictures great though.
     
  14. Greg_D_R

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    I have a question about layer changes in general: wouldn't it be a simple matter to include enough RAM in a dvd player to cache enough frames that layer changes would be unnoticeable?
     
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