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    Hey Guys,

    I'm currently on the look out for a Blu Ray player which does the following;
    - Plays 3D SBS x264 in mkv containers from an USB NTFS Harddrive

    This is basically the only thing I need atm, ISO support would be a bonus but not required.
    Price is a factor.

    Would I be correct in assuming the Pioneer BDP-150 would do the job?
    And I read something about a CFW which would enable 3D ISO Playback is that correct? If so how would one go around acquiring and installing the CFW?

    Thanks!
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    CFW? What's that?
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    Originally Posted by jman98 View Post
    CFW? What's that?
    Custom Firmware
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    Originally Posted by tweakdog2 View Post
    Hey Guys,

    I'm currently on the look out for a Blu Ray player which does the following;
    - Plays 3D SBS x264 in mkv containers from an USB NTFS Harddrive

    This is basically the only thing I need atm, ISO support would be a bonus but not required.
    Price is a factor.

    Would I be correct in assuming the Pioneer BDP-150 would do the job?
    And I read something about a CFW which would enable 3D ISO Playback is that correct? If so how would one go around acquiring and installing the CFW?

    Thanks!
    I don't know anything about this topic from personal experience, but typing "Pioneer BDP-150 custom firmware" into Google's search box found this post with instructions: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1390589/the-pioneer-bdp-62fd-150-450-2012-blu-ray-player-thr...#post_22949497

    However one participant in the thread warns that if you want to flash your BDP-150 with custom firmware it has to have firmware version v1.02 installed. If v1.05 is installed, it will not allow flashing older firmware nor custom firmware. I'm not willing to read through the entire thread for you to find out if there is a workaround. Read it yourself if you want to find out if there is a way to flash a BDP-150 with the wrong manufacturer firmware installed.
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    Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    Originally Posted by tweakdog2 View Post
    Hey Guys,

    I'm currently on the look out for a Blu Ray player which does the following;
    - Plays 3D SBS x264 in mkv containers from an USB NTFS Harddrive

    This is basically the only thing I need atm, ISO support would be a bonus but not required.
    Price is a factor.

    Would I be correct in assuming the Pioneer BDP-150 would do the job?
    And I read something about a CFW which would enable 3D ISO Playback is that correct? If so how would one go around acquiring and installing the CFW?

    Thanks!
    I don't know anything about this topic from personal experience, but typing "Pioneer BDP-150 custom firmware" into Google's search box found this post with instructions: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1390589/the-pioneer-bdp-62fd-150-450-2012-blu-ray-player-thr...#post_22949497

    However one participant in the thread warns that if you want to flash your BDP-150 with custom firmware it has to have firmware version v1.02 installed. If v1.05 is installed, it will not allow flashing older firmware nor custom firmware. I'm not willing to read through the entire thread for you to find out if there is a workaround. Read it yourself if you want to find out if there is a way to flash a BDP-150 with the wrong manufacturer firmware installed.
    Yep. I stumbled upon that thread as well, interesting stuff, and already have the CFW files! Thanks though.

    My most important question though still remains, will it play 3D SBS x264 in mkv containers from an USB NTFS Harddrive?
    Can't really seem to find a clearcut answer anywhere, so would like an answer from an owner if possible
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    Originally Posted by tweakdog2 View Post
    Yep. I stumbled upon that thread as well, interesting stuff, and already have the CFW files! Thanks though.

    My most important question though still remains, will it play 3D SBS x264 in mkv containers from an USB NTFS Harddrive?
    Can't really seem to find a clearcut answer anywhere, so would like an answer from an owner if possible
    You could always try joining AVSforum and posting your questions in the thread I linked to. The thread is still active and some posters are BDP-150 owners.
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    Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    Originally Posted by tweakdog2 View Post
    Yep. I stumbled upon that thread as well, interesting stuff, and already have the CFW files! Thanks though.

    My most important question though still remains, will it play 3D SBS x264 in mkv containers from an USB NTFS Harddrive?
    Can't really seem to find a clearcut answer anywhere, so would like an answer from an owner if possible
    You could always try joining AVSforum and posting your questions in the thread I linked to. The thread is still active and some posters are BDP-150 owners.
    Good idea, I'll try that
    But I'll still keep an eye on this thread, in case someone can answer my question.
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    Originally Posted by tweakdog2 View Post
    Originally Posted by jman98 View Post
    CFW? What's that?
    Custom Firmware
    Ah. It's an AKOTU (Acronym Known Only To You). Sorry man, but it is. I have no intention of getting into an argument with you over this, so I will politely suggest that perhaps in the future you should avoid using that acronym.

    I suppose anything is possible, but typically hacked firmware is more limited in function (ie. it fixes subtitle issues) than to offer functionality the player doesn't have. My limited experience is that 3D BluRay players should be able to play SBS MKV files as you wish, but I have no personal experience with this particular player to confirm it. NTFS via USB should also be OK. You may be waiting a long time to get someone here to say "I know for sure it works because I've seen it myself" on this model. Pioneer is not as popular as it was in the past. I don't know about ISO support though, but if I had to guess I'd think it more likely to not be supported, but I could be wrong.
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