Reservoir Dogs and Pioneer DV-414

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  1. Kelly W

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    Does anyone have a copy of the new Reservoir Dogs release and a Pioneer DV-414 player?

    I do, and disc one of the set will NOT load. The machine will spin it, display that it's a DVD, and open the tray. The disc works in my other players, and disc two works in the Pioneer.

    Does anybody else have this problem?

    Thanks!!!

    -Kelly
     
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    Don't have the disc yet, but I'll post as soon as it arrives.
     
  3. Michael Boyd

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    seems to load fine in my 414. I should note that mine is the second version of the 414.
     
  4. Kelly W

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    Michael,

    How can I tell which version of the 414 I have?
     
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    I put in the widescreen disc and it worked fine. I'm not sure what version of the 414 I have?
     
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    Okay,
    I was pretty sure that the problem was with the player since the disc worked elsewhere, but I went back to the store to exchange it anyway.
    Lo and behold, the new copy works. Problem solved. [​IMG]
    I doubt this had anything to do with it, but the bad disc came from a "Mr. Brown" package and the good disc came from a "Mr. Pink" package. (I was able to convince the nice exchange lady to let me keep the brown slipcase, though. [​IMG])
    Sorry if I caused anybody to panic. Hopefully, this was just an isolated case.
    However, I would STILL like to know more about the different versions of the 414 and how to tell which one I have-- just for my own curiosity.
    Thanks again!!!
    -Kelly
     
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    I think it has to do with the firmware revision. Beyond that, I don't know what to do about it other than have a Pioneer or other qualified service department update it.

    I too have a 414, but don't know how to find out what revision I have.

    Joel
     
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    I think the first version was sold prior to March 1999 and the second one after that with a firmware upgrade and pricedrop. The facade is different between the two just slightly, but I couldnt tell you what those differences are on the top of my head. probably someone in hardware could.
     
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    No problems with my Mr. Blonde edition on my DV-414. I believe I bought it in winter of 1999, but I can't recall how to check the firmware version.
    P.S. Just found this link where these instructions are given:
     
  10. Kelly W

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    Well, I don't have a manufacturing date, but I bought it in January of 1999.
    OSD Set.
    Region: 1
    Ver: 1.184/4
    AV1: 3.32'C'
    Wow. I guess my firmware version is older that BOTH of those listed above.
    I haven't really had any problems, though. (*KNOCK* on wood. [​IMG])
    The only lip-synch issue I've seen is the DTS track on Moulin Rouge, but everybody had that. Austin Powers, for example, always played fine. (But I haven't watched it since I got a larger TV-- maybe it is more noticeable now.)
    Still, the player IS getting a little "long in the tooth", so I wouldn't be surprised if I do have to replace it one of these days.
    Thanks, Dmitry, for finding that information!!!
    -Kelly
     
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    Kelly, perhaps I wasn't quite precise in my post. The manufacturing date is printed somewhere on the DVD player itself (I don't want to pull mine out of the rack, so I can't tell you exactly where, but I think it's somewhere on the back). Of course the mfg date is not as good a reference as the firmware version anyway.
     
  12. Kelly W

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    Dmitry, that's what I figured, but I don't want to pull the unit out either. The whole mess of wires back there makes moving anything around quite a chore. [​IMG]
    Do you guys think it is worth it to get the firmware updated? If I'm not having troubles, I guess not, eh? Besides, do you think anybody will still work on "antiques" like our DV-414s? [​IMG]
    Out of curiosity, how much does a shop typically charge for such a service?
    Thanks!
    -Kelly
     
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    This is kind of a non-post, but when I saw there were still some 414s being used, I just had to chime in. I've had one since Dec 98. I'll need to check the firmware for my own curiosity. Paid about $300 back then. Not too bad of a deal...component video, DTS, 96/24..certainly good features for then. If I recall correctly one of the HT mags considered it a hot deal or something (Home Theater, I think). I only experienced lip synch issues on a few discs and it hasn't been an issue for quite some time. In my opinion a good little machine.
     
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    The only disc Ive ever had a problem with is EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU. wouldnt play any sound.
     

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