Panny RP-91 v250 Firmware??

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  1. Phil T

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    I've seen comments on other forums that the latest crop of RP-91 DVD players are sporting v250 firmware (up from v236). Has anybody seen a new ripped firmware disc for this?
     
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    New one to me Phil, do you have any idea in what changes exist between 236 and 250???
     
  3. Phil T

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    Nobody has a clue...yet. All RP-91 owners have their wishlist of updates they'd like to see on the RP-91, especially since Panasonic has decided to continue it's production for a while longer yet. Hopefully some of the more "obvious" updates will be incorporated (ie. time remaining indicator, direct track access, bass mgmt functions for DVD-A, blah, blah). Or maybe it'll be chock full of "mystery updates" like the last half dozen...:)
     
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    Will Panasonic upgrade the firmware if the unit is sent to their service center?
     
  5. Phil T

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    Sure...with v115! Last I heard, they were not using the latest firmware at the local service centers.
     
  6. Daryl Furkalo

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    I just bought a RP91 on Friday, and I confirm that the firmware is release 250 on it.
     
  7. David Susilo

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    Can you please inform us what is the manufacturing date of your unit? I'm seriously considering a RP91 very soon
     
  8. Lin Park

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    I picked mine up about 3 weeks ago at J&R. It has v250 and was manufactured in December '01.

    I'm listening to Eric Clapton & B.B. King right now in Advanced Resolution Stereo DVD-A and it is fantastic.

    Lin
     
  9. Phil T

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    Would any of you new owners with v250 be able to check if they have included any additional menu functions with the new version (ie. time remain, direct track access, etc.)? I suspect not, but it would be interesting to confirm...

    Thanks.
     
  10. David Susilo

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    How about the severe overscanning in the zoom mode (pseudo anamorphic mode) and the pink tint problem. Has it been fixed yet?
     
  11. Daryl Furkalo

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    Ok, mine was manufactured in January 2002.

    What is the pink tint problem?
     
  12. David Susilo

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    it's when you pressed a wrong button instead of choosing/ highlighting the "EXIT" option on the setup menu
     
  13. Jeff PB

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    bump to see if anybody knows anything regarding availability or features of the latest firmware ...
     
  14. John Cain

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    How do I check to find out what Version of Firmware my RP91 has???

    Thx,

    -- John
     
  15. David Judah

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    John,

    Press STOP, PAUSE, and OPEN/CLOSE on the unit and 7 on the remote all at the same time.

    DJ
     
  16. David King

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    I have a jan 02 model with 250 firmware.

    I couldn't recreate the pink shift problem, is there any more info on how this is done?

    I could find no options to change the timer to time remaining. There was an additional insert with the insruction manual which explains how to correct the offcenter problem in progressive mode, I bet they would have included that on this insert if it had been corrected and not in the manual.
     
  17. John Cain

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    Thanks DJ.. I hope nobody is pulling my leg here:

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    Press STOP, PAUSE, and OPEN/CLOSE on the unit and 7 on the remote all at the same time.

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    Where will I see the Version, on the player, or on the screen??

    Thanks!!

    -- John
     
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    John,

    That's the way it's done. Convoluted.. but it works. You'll see the info on the display of the player.
     
  19. Jeff D

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    John one thing to note... it's two hands, press STOP-PAUSE-OPEN at the same time, while holding those buttons down press 7 on the remote with the other hand.

    It's tough to do, but not that tough.

    should get some text on the display with a number that looks like 250, 236, etc.
     
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    I've had the 236 firmware for awhile now and I personally think it did the following:

    1. Fixes the pink U-Settings Bug.

    2. Reduces the shifted-image problem somewhat.

    You might remember that the "pink U-Settings" bug was caused when you 'improperly' exited the 5.1 audio setup screen. After you did and switched to User Video Settings on a DVD the entire screen would have a pink haze. Well I've exited the 5.1 setup screen every way you can and I've been unable (thank goodness) to recreate the pink-tint user settings bug. Note: I did have it and I've seen it when I first got my player -- before upgrading to version 236.

    The left shift is not fixed with version 236, only minimized. The left black bar on 4:3 material is still slightly bigger. However it is minimized. You still have to use the "manual image shift" technique: press and hold STOP on the front panel and then press Left and/or Right on the remote to center a 16:9 image. I use Charlie's Angels - the 'flaming boxes' on the main menu are both 6-1/2" on my 56" 16:9 set when the image is centered. On the same set with a 4:3 image the left black bar is 4-1/2" while the right black bar is 3-1/2" - not bad at all. I also have a JVC XV-D723GD that does the "4:3 squeeze" and the image is dead-center so I know my set's image is centered.
     

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