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post #181 of 944 Old 04-17-12, 01:48 PM
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Hi all,

Purchased the 972 a couple of weeks ago from A4L. I've been getting picture blackouts periodically - seemed to noticed it more on 1080i blu-rays. Sometimes, when the picture comes back on, it shows up in 480p mode. It's disconcerting. How do I read the numbers on the display so I know which firmware I have? I also set the video mode to bypass, but it doesn't seem to make a huge difference. I do notice that the red LED for video scaling is always on. Thanks for any help.
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Hi all,

Purchased the 972 a couple of weeks ago from A4L. I've been getting picture blackouts periodically - seemed to noticed it more on 1080i blu-rays. Sometimes, when the picture comes back on, it shows up in 480p mode. It's disconcerting. How do I read the numbers on the display so I know which firmware I have? I also set the video mode to bypass, but it doesn't seem to make a huge difference. I do notice that the red LED for video scaling is always on. Thanks for any help.
http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...tml#post503146
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Thanks, I'll check it out. Assuming it is the latest version, since I bought it just a few day ago NIB from A4L Still wondering if there is a solution to these black outs. I am using a Samsung CP5500 blu-ray player and an Optoma HD20 projector. My old receiver was a HK 254 which had HDMI 1.3.
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I'm really not sure what's the latest available version. If your version is 1.47i, then I believe it dates from 8/12/2010 based on what was said here:

http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...tml#post506383

I found this firmware here:

http://wayback.archive.org/web/query...0&start_page=1

So it seems quite old. I would have thought they had fixed some things since then. Apparently, there is a version 1.47v, but I haven't found any detail on what date it was released. It was mentioned here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=1026

There was some mention in another forum of a 1.48 version that caused other problems, so the advice was to not install it.

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Thanks, I'll check it out. Assuming it is the latest version, since I bought it just a few day ago NIB from A4L Still wondering if there is a solution to these black outs. I am using a Samsung CP5500 blu-ray player and an Optoma HD20 projector. My old receiver was a HK 254 which had HDMI 1.3.
Could you please report back what your version is so we can begin to get an idea what versions have what problems? Thanks.
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Just for everyone's info I just checked and I have firmware version 1.47I
It would be interesting to see what others have?

To see your version when receiver is off push Display and Memo/Enter buttons together.

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Just for everyone's info I just checked and I have firmware version 1.47I
It would be interesting to see what others have?

To see your version when receiver is off push Display and Memo/Enter buttons together.
HUGE thump when I did this. Made me fear for my speakers and subs, hurt my ears.

Reads 1.47I.

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Now that you mention the "thump" I also had that but not so bad that it worried me. I wonder if it matters where the volume last was?

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Volume was -33 dB.

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Ok, last night I was ripping the audio off of a music DVD I have onto my PC. I had the 972 on and the video playing through it to my Sony 40" LCD.
I had the audio to my PC connected directly to the analog outputs of the BluRay player and during one of the songs my video and audio dropped out for about 5 seconds and came back. The audio from the BluRay player did not as my recording was fine so the 972 definitely has issues with some sort of Handshake.

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