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darkside
04-29-01, 08:02 AM
If anyone has one of these players and it won't play SVCDs I just spent some time finding a solution. The DVD-Rom needs the firmware upgraded. It has nothing to do with the eprom or any other internal part. The DVD-Rom can be upgraded by using a CDR and it only takes a few seconds. If you have never seen a SVCD its a huge difference from regular VCD and is the best way to save programs to disc. At least until DVD-R becomes more affordable.

X
04-29-01, 01:23 PM
Would you care to share with us where to get the firmware upgrade?

darkside
04-30-01, 08:43 AM
Make sure to read the instructions carefully on the page. Its pretty straight forward. You open up your apex and see what version the firmware for your DVD-Rom is and then download the correct firmware. When flashing your drive with the CDR make sure to read the text file included with the download.

http://www.dvd-wizards.com/darrenk/dvdrom_firmware/dvdrom_firmware.htm

BTW the DVD playback quality now seems better as well. There seems to be less pixelation than before.

[Edited by darkside on 04-30-01 at 05:47 AM]

renaldow
04-30-01, 11:59 AM
Just a word of warning to anyone doing this: If you pick the wrong upgrade, or you do not need the upgrade, you can hose the drive completely. You can get a irreperably dead drive.