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Very interesting I did not know that. Can anyone else chime in on that. Has anyone had a cinavia protection pop up on there 350?

Also has anyone had a problem playing any of the newer movies?
My Sony BDP-S350 is running the most current firmware mentioned above and has no earthly idea what cinavia is and has been bullet proof playing back all titles thrown at it.

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Well I just bought two. Hopefully they turn out well.
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Well I just bought two. Hopefully they turn out well.
If you got well cared for and not excessively used players, I expect you'll do fine. My 350 currently lives in a secondary system in our mountain home - I'm watching a blu-ray on it as I write this . . it just keeps on playing . . :-)

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I wish I had known there was still a market for this model. I gave one away not long ago. Is it the latest model not infected? Why else would one buy such an old model?
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I wish I had known there was still a market for this model. I gave one away not long ago. Is it the latest model not infected? Why else would one buy such an old model?
The S370/570 models are also clean of cinavia corrupted firmware. These seem to sell regularly on EBay if in good condition, from what I have seen.

btw . . no one will pry my Sony 350, 550, 1000es or Panasonic DMP-BD55 players from my cold dying fingers in any hurry!!!

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The S370/570 models are also clean of cinavia corrupted firmware. These seem to sell regularly on EBay if in good condition, from what I have seen.

btw . . no one will pry my Sony 350, 550, 1000es or Panasonic DMP-BD55 players from my cold dying fingers in any hurry!!!
My s550 is still going strong, although I wish I could add streaming apps to it. I guess the technology in it just can't do it. Bought me the Sony BDP-S3200 streaming player for the bedroom for $49. Great basic unit for streaming and BD playback.
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My was working great when I gave it to an employee.
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My s550 is still going strong, although I wish I could add streaming apps to it. I guess the technology in it just can't do it. Bought me the Sony BDP-S3200 streaming player for the bedroom for $49. Great basic unit for streaming and BD playback.
I don't have any great interest in streaming and my Sony TV can stream when/if I get the urge.

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I know it sound petty or picky but the boot time was wayyyyy to long for me.
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I don't have any great interest in streaming and my Sony TV can stream when/if I get the urge.
I use Netflix a lot and the player I bought (regular $120 got for $49)was to.good of value to pass up for the bedroom. My s550 is a great unit and is still an integral part of my home theater. My PS3 is my main streaming device for my home theater.

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Hi guys.

Hope someone might comment on my experience with the BDT-350. Originally bought unit due to needing 2 HDMI outputs to enable 3D with the early HDMI enabled Integra receiver & 73" Mits DLP that used to be in our theater room. (both of those products now gone, but still use the 350. We don't do 3D anymore)

Anyway, the 350 is not connected to the internet, but did update its firmware with a disc from Panasonic (in 2012 or 2013) after finding that unit would not play a newly bought Apocalypse Now Blu-ray. The update solved the problem.

Everything had been fine with the many Blu-rays played since that update. Then last week I loaded the Blu-ray of the original "Diehard" which I'd just bought, and was fresh out of the package. Got one of those "check disc messages". Loaded Diehard several times, but still a no go. So, just for the heck of it, loaded Apocalypse Now into the player. It is now suddenly a "no go" too.

But here's what really seems strange. Had heard that 20th Century Fox titles can be more complex and difficult to play than discs from some other studios. But I would assume that the Diehard disc can't be as complex as Avatar, or certainly Prometheous which is a much newer Blu-ray, and certainly more complex with its features & menus. Yet, Avatar & Prometheus both play fine.

Suspect that firmware might have nothing to do with a BDT-350 which just might be going bad. I have a BDT-100 which gradually stopped playing various Blu-rays. A firmware update gave no improvement, and the unit gradually went from playing around half of Blu-rays loaded, to totally losing its ability to play any Blu-rays, even adult titles. Am glad that the BDT-100 still does a great job with any DVD, and the unit was a freebie for buying a Panny plasma, anyway.

Also, I recently took a 3 year old BDT-110 out of our living room system because with both Blu-rays & DVDs it presents a white flash about once per minute which is accompanied by a brief lapse of audio. My wife was particularly annoyed by a word or 2 of dialog continually being dropped. (wondering what characters had just said was turning dramas into mysteries)

Hate to sound like nothing but a griper, folks, but after recommending Panasonic Blu-ray players to friends & family since getting my 1st Panny Blu-ray, the DMP-BD60 in November 2009, I've now lost trust in the quality control that attends Panny's players. That first Panny player has turned out to be the only one of my 4 Panasonic Blu-rays that has never developed problems. And since last Spring I've ended my run with Panny Blu-rays by obtaining Sony S5100 & S5200 models.
I hated to abandon Panasonic because even going back to the VCR days, Panny VHS units were a great value, and with years of heavy use, provided reliable service.

Anyway, guys, have been running off at the mouth too much already, but any comments someone might offer about the strange situation with our BDT350, would be most appreciated. I just wonder why a player will simply lose the ability to play a disc it previously had no trouble with, even though that disc is in mint condition.
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An Apology

I'm sorry guys. It's not a good excuse, but have been up all night & did not intend to invade your Sony Blu-ray owners thread. (although I do have Sony S5100 & S5200 Blu-rays)

In the active topics listing I'd have sworn that somebody with a Panasonic BDT-350 had just posted on this thread and I made the mistake of thinking I was clicking onto a BDT-350 owner's thread. Will try to be a lot more careful and not tie things up by being irrelevant.
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