DVD and Blu-ray Players
Yes, the installation brackets are supplied with the FD932DVD-LP-2 and FD932DVD-LP-2-AV DVD players.
The screw sizes are M4x6.
Yes they are supplied with the shipping material.
McMaster Carr sells these parts and their part number is 92005A215.
If the Blu-ray player is set to a region other than that of the disk inserted, the Blu-ray player ejects the disk and displays “Invalid Region.”
Depending on your version of the FD932DVD-BLU, there are two instructions for changing the default Region setting.
If you have the FD932DVD-BLU Aircraft Blu-ray Player with a transparent menu on the left side of the screen that says Settings (28 product code), then follow these instructions:
- Open the Blu-ray tray.
- Press setup and immediately press 9113 on the key pad.
- You will see another menu show up that allows you to change the DVD and Blu-ray region.
If you do not see a transparent/ translucent ‘Settings’ menu while at the Parrot screen (10 and 24 Product codes), press the setup button on your remote. If the On Screen Display is BLUE in color, then use the instructions below.
- Open the Blu-ray disc tray. Note: The disk tray must be open to change the region codes.
- Press 7803 with the remote, followed by the region code listed below.
- When the region code is successfully changed, the Blu-ray player displays “BD Letter” or “DVD #.” Letter or # is the region the Blu-ray player has been changed to.
- Input “1” to change region to A
- Input “2” to change region to B
- Input “3” to change region to C
- Input “4” to change region to 1
- Input “5” to change region to 2
- Input “6” to change region to 3
- Input “7” to change region to 4
- Input “8” to change region to 5
- Input “9” to change region to 6
- Input “0” to change region to No Region
The RS-485 commands for our aircraft Blu-ray player are in decimal.
The numbers are in sequence 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 … etc.
If they were in hex then the sequence would be 28, 29, 3A, 3B.
You can build a command by using the numbers on the Remote control image as listed in the Installation Manual. (As of Jan 2012, this was on Page 18 of said manual.)
This free software update will automatically set your FD932DVD-LP-2 or FD932DVD-LP-2-AV to start at a medium volume level.
First, obtain the DVDROM.BIN file from the Flight Display Systems technical support staff.
NOTE: You can perform this firmware update at anytime you choose. That includes while on the ground, or while flying once. The player does not have to be removed from the aircraft or be returned to our headquarters.
- You need 1 USB thumb drive.
- Take the DVDROM.BIN file and copy it to the thumb drive.
- Power up the DVD player and make sure you have a monitor on showing that the DVD player is powered on. Do not have a disk inside of it.
- Insert the thumb drive into the DVD USB slot.
- Push the USB/SD button on the player and select the USB mode, which will display on the monitor. The player will automatically see the thumb drive with the patch and update the player as it will tell you on the screen which will take less than a minute.
- When it is done, the screen will flash and the FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEMS logo will come up. Verify the volume issue has been corrected by pressing either the VOLUME – or VOLUME + and seeing the volume is at half level instead of being at maximum level.
- Increase the volume to maximum and turn the player off. Then turn the player back on and check the volume again. It should be at mid level.
- Remove your USB thumb drive.
The end. Please contact Technical Support if you have any questions or need assistance with this free software upgrade.
Yes, it is pinned that way in the connector.
The Support Staff at Flight Display Systems can provide you with several unique firmwares for the Blu-ray player FD932DVD-BLU.
These firmwares allow you to select different Blu-ray regions by default. You can also delete the FLY HD parrot logo from your boot screen with a new firmware.
How to Update Firmware
- Download the ISO file from our FTP server.
- Burn this file to a DVD or CD.
- Put the disc into the FD932DVD-BLU.
- After reading the disc, the screen connected to the FD932DVD-BLU will prompt you to select the “Update” button.
- Press ENTER on your remote.
- Wait 1 minute. The progress bar will advance.
- When the FD932DVD-BLU ejects the disk, remove the disk, shut the tray.
- The FD932DVD-BLU will reboot automatically and have the new software installed.
No. There is not a grounding stud or screw hole provided directly on our DVD player. However, a grounding braid can be used with the supplied “L” mounting brackets. The supplied “L” mounting brackets are not powder coated and the electronics inside are grounded to the external enclosure.
This is the receiver eye for the remote control.
The Aux/DVD switch allows changing between the DVD inside the unit and an auxiliary input from either the front inputs, or the inputs through the DB9 connector on the back. It will not allow simultaneous input from both.
The composite video and audio outputs on the back of the unit are ONLY for the DVD. All aux inputs from either the front or the DB9 will be outputted through the DB9 connector.
Our DVD players will cycle the video inputs in order, depending on where you begin.
- SD Card
- repeat … DVD
The message DISC ERR is usually displayed when the unit ca see the disc but not play the disc. This usually occurs when the disc is scratched or dirty.
The message NO DiSC is displayed when the unit simply can not read or detect the disc at all. This can also occur if the disc is scratched or dirty.
The maximum output voltage of the FD932DVD-LP-2 is 1 volt. If you are trying to run extra speakers off of the FD932DVD-LP-2 you will need an amplifier.
The FD932DVD-BLU does not require any AACS updates.
The FD932DVD-LP-2 and FD932DVD-LP-2-AV from Flight Display Systems accepts discs with the following:
These instructions apply to any of our products that use a ferrite, including the FD932DVD-LP-2 and the FD932DVD-LP-2-AV.
What resolutions are supported as outputs on the new slot loading BLURAY player?
The FD932DVD-BLU-2 will support up to 1080p via the HDMI or 1080i via the HDSDI output. It will support up to 576i when selected to PAL output on the composite connector.
Due to the microchip installed, the ability to simulcast is limited to 576i as the highest supported resolution. 720/1080 resolutions cannot be supported for simulcast of both Composite and HDMI/HDSDI.