Custom Firmware for Pioneer Bdp-150 Not Playing New Plu Ray Disc
We really liked the menus of the Pioneer BDP-150-Yard, they have a nice brushed effect and are very snappy to navigate through. From the Home Menu in that location are iii items available, Home Media Gallery, Spider web Contents and Initial Setup. We’ll leave the get-go ii for after but let’s accept a quick trip through some of the of import settings institute in the initial Setup menus. There are quite a number of sub-menus contained in the Initial Setup Screen – Display Setting, Audio Output, HDMI, Network, Language, Playback, Setup Navigator, Security and Options but we’ll concentrate our efforts on the elevation few as these will accept the most straight bear on on your audio visual feel.
The Display Setting Menu allows y’all to set your Boob tube Screen ratio and we’d advise 16:9 Normal to ensure any of your 4:3 content is displayed uncropped. Then we have Video Conform that leads the user to another screen where Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation sliders tin can be set. We’re hoping that the BDP-150-Yard passes the signal untouched to the display in at least one of the available Video Modes; choices are Standard, Brilliant, Cinema and Custom simply information technology would accept just been better if there was a singular pic mode to avoid confusion. At that place is an additional video adjustment available when the Custom Video Mode is called – CTI (Colour Transient Improvement) that performs upsampling of the colour data on the disc but that can only be gear up effectively per display every bit interactions between them and attached players will vary. We’ll be measuring the furnishings of each Video Mode later in the review simply as the default is Standard, it’s of import that information technology is the purest of the lot. Other settings in this area are Sharpness and Noise Reduction that are all-time left at their lowest points for the reasons just alluded to.
The Sound Setting Bill of fare allows the user control over the sound output over the coaial and HDMI connections with choices of PCM, Bitstream and Re-encode. The Downsampling item is a footling mislabelled and allows for sampling frequencies of 48, 96, and 192 kHz. The final item, DRC (Dynamic Range Control) volition soften effects whilst keeping dialogue clear, if you’re sensitive about waking up the family unit and/or neighbours. We’ll leave that one for your conscience to decide.
The HDMI sub-menu contains options for both Audio and Video matters. I is able to select a Color Space from choices of RGB, YCbCr, YCbCr422 and Full RGB and we’d advise the default YCbCr422 setting equally safest for anyone other than those hooking up the BDP-150-K to a PC. Again there is a degree of inter device dependency as to what volition work all-time for you. Bachelor from the Resolution choice are Motorcar, 480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p. Car will be safe for most simply otherwise set accordingly to match your displays’ native resolution. Adjacent downwards is HDMI Sound Out with choices of Bitstream, PCM, Reencode or Off.
We’ll go out that down to you and your Amp or Receiver to decide but it’due south always skillful to run across the DTS reencode pick for those with amps that don’t support HD Audio Codecs. Command is simply the selection of switching On or Off HDMI CEC for compatible fastened devices and there’southward very petty application for the item beneath, HDMI Deep Color and so it can happily be left off. Next up (actually down) is the option to send Blu-ray at it’s native frame rate of 24p and we’d of class suggest this to be engaged in the on position, provided you accept a compatible brandish. HDMI 3D does exactly what you’d expect, it can be left at Auto which will mean 3D is displayed when a 3D capable display is detected or it cam exist switched off. Finally, in that location’south the choice of whether to show the health alarm before 3D material is played and we switched that off, just considering information technology becomes a nuisance after a while.