DTS ® Compatible
Optical and Coaxial Digital Audio Output Terminals
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NUON Enhanced DVD Video Player with Aries 3 Nuon CPU
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This is the first European
Samsung Nuon compatible DVD player. It came in nice box with manual, remote
controller (same as N 501), cables and batteries. There is no demo CD in
the box and also there is no game controllers because Samsung N-505 has
no ports for game controllers. It is locked to region 2 for DVD. This unit
is produced in Korea in December of 2001. Almost all technical info are
almost the same as for Samsung DVD - N 501 (except region code, voltage,
PAL support and gameports) so I will not repeat it again.
Another interesting thing - my N-505 came in N-505 box but it is packaged
in N-705 package!! Look at the picture! As I know there is still no N
705 available but maybe this means it is in production...
On the right
side of N 505 is a jog/shuttle which enables fine moving (frame/by
frame or faster) through movies. It works perfectly with DVDs but
you can't go back with VCDs.
On the left
side there is a sticker at position where you can find game controller
ports on other Extiva models. Also here is phones connector along
with phones volume controller.
This is Nuon
main board from N 505. It seems to be standard Nuon motherboard (I
think it is the same for all European Nuon players). On the left side
is Aries 3 (as I remember on previous Nuon chips there was a
Motorola logo, but here I can only find that is made in Taiwan. Above
Aries 3 is firmware in standard DIL package and it is in socket! So
it is possible to change firmware without flashing procedure (if you
have another EEPROM).
in flash EEPROM
02 of motherboard!
Backside of N
505 - from left to right: Digital audio out (optical and coaxial),
stereo analog audio out, video out (composite and S-VHS) and SCART
I'm very satisfied
with N 505. I tried Tempest 3k and Iron Soldier 3 and they work
perfectly. No freezing or crashing in IS 3 demo mode! I also tried
Nuon Demo disc (Spring 2000) and everything works fine. Even Nuon
SDK projects - Ambient monsters and Pacman! Only drawback of
N 505 is lack of gameports - but I'm sure it is possible to add
game ports (there are empty places both on Nuon mainboard and on "Extiva-joy"
PCB. Only question is - are game ports disabled in firmware. I will
know answer soon ;)
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This is "Extiva-joy"
PCB in N 505. Places for flat cable and game port connectors
are empty, but PCB is there...