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post #361 of 385 Old 12-16-2009, 10:57 PM
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What is BD-V playability? is it new coding for newer disks and just being able to read it properly?..any fixes for the Crank movie issue? and does anyone know what that grinding noise is as it's trying to read the disk?..sorry if I'm late to the party. I'll do some searching but anyone's .02 cents worth would be appreciated..
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I couldn't get Red Cliff [Original International Version] Blu-ray to play with firmware 1.8. Updated to 2.1; now it plays.

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DMP-BD55 Firmware Ver 2.2 "Link"

Date: 04/26/2010

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Improvements: BD-V Playability Improvement
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Loaded firmware update 2.1 to my BD-55. This was my first update since getting the player in 2008. I've just never have had a problem playing discs.

Anyway. I was curious if it would help load times or something.

I really enjoy the BD-55 player.

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Is anybody having trouble updating the firmware after burning a disc using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit?

I keep getting disc error from my Panny BD55. I have never had any problems doing this with Windows XP 32-Bit, but I just upgraded to Windows 7 and I am wondering if that is the problem.

I might try some free third party software to see if that helps.
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Update to my problem above:

I installed ImgBurn and made another disc. It updated the firmware without a hitch.

The Panny just did not like the disc made using the Windows burn software.
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I guess 2.2 is also available..

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/c...5/bd55_na.html

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The grinding noise is the result of a buildup of dust on the rubber disc that your BD sits on. When there is too much debris on there, the rubber won't grab the disc and the grinding noise is the motor spooling up with no disc on it.

Blu-Ray Discs have a scratch resistant coating on the bottom that makes them more slick then DVDs, which is why the noise sometimes seems intermittent.

Here is how to fix it:

Remove any disc inside the player and disconnect all cables- especially the power cord.

Use a #2 philips screwdriver to remove the four screws on the side of the BD player's cover. Then remove the three screws on the back. Slide the cover toward the rear of the BD player and remove.

Inside you will see a black box in the middle where the BD is loaded. Use a #1 philips screwdriver to remove the four screw on the very top of the black case. Depress the tab on the back of the case (Sort of off-set to the right) and the cover will come off.

You will see the rubber disc and it will probably have some dust and other debris on it. Using a q-tip doused in alcohol, clean the disc until there is no more debris on it.

This will last you about 6-12 months until the noise comes back.

Hope this helps.
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I use my Mac to download the .EXE file, expand the downloaded file with "StuffIt Expander" (It is free on-line for Macintosh computers) and use my Mac to burn the unzipped file on a CD.

Thank you! I will pass this info along to my Mac user friend who apparently is unaware of it. I've been burning his CDs for the past several firmware releases.

Apparently, Panasonic was unaware of this method as well. My Mac-using friend emailed them to say that StuffIt Expander did the job, and Panny wrote back:

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We are happy you were able to get it sorted out. We will definately [sic] share this information with other Mac customers as well as our staff here at Panasonic.

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I tried burning the 2.2 update to a DVD-R. I know that's a waste of a DVD, but I've got tons of them, and I haven't used a CD-R in years -- in fact only for these darn updates. I guess I'll have to go buy me some CD-Rs because I get a "not supported" message when I put the DVD-R in. How about a update to allow DVD-Rs for updates
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Just wanted to report the 2.2 update was necessary to play Flash Gordon (1980) -- yep, the one with the great Queen soundtrack. An interweb search only came up with a Samsung issue with this BD, so I wanted to make note it also applies to our Panasonics.
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The grinding noise is the result of a buildup of dust on the rubber disc that your BD sits on. When there is too much debris on there, the rubber won't grab the disc and the grinding noise is the motor spooling up with no disc on it.

Blu-Ray Discs have a scratch resistant coating on the bottom that makes them more slick then DVDs, which is why the noise sometimes seems intermittent.

Here is how to fix it:

Remove any disc inside the player and disconnect all cables- especially the power cord.

Use a #2 philips screwdriver to remove the four screws on the side of the BD player's cover. Then remove the three screws on the back. Slide the cover toward the rear of the BD player and remove.

Inside you will see a black box in the middle where the BD is loaded. Use a #1 philips screwdriver to remove the four screw on the very top of the black case. Depress the tab on the back of the case (Sort of off-set to the right) and the cover will come off.

You will see the rubber disc and it will probably have some dust and other debris on it. Using a q-tip doused in alcohol, clean the disc until there is no more debris on it.

This will last you about 6-12 months until the noise comes back.

Hope this helps.

Congratulations. Depending on the type of rubber used in the manufacture of that disc, you may have succeeded in destroying it. Very bad advice to be promoting to the owners of this machine.

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Is latest firmware update for BD-35 2.2?
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Is latest firmware update for BD-35 2.2?

Yes, it was released over a year ago and there hasn't been any since.
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My BD55 just updated to FW 2.3. Panasonic site only shows 2.2. Anyone else get this or know what it does?

Update: Found it onthe Panny global site. It says "playability and other improvements".

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Wow, nice to see Panasonic is still standing behind the older models. The 2.3 update was released Friday. I don't use my BD35 much as it is in the bedroom now, but I'll probably update it anyway.
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Just updated my BD35 to ver. 2.3.
I haven't had enough time to notice any improvements, if they will be noticeable. But it is great that they are still providing updates for their older players.
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I just checked and firmware version 2.4 is available for my Panasonic BD35! The player is downloading and installing it now.

According to Panasonic's web site, the update is dated 10/17/11 (8 days ago) and fixes "Blu-ray disc playability".

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/c...5/bd35_na.html

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Did it work for you?

My BD-35 is off my network, so I need to burn a disc to update it. Update failed because it (r)ejected the disc. I've done this many times before and it always worked in the past.
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Even with the 2.4 firmware update installed on my BD35 there were playback issues with Jurassic Park (first movie). Video would freeze (lockup) and all audio would be lost. I'm not talking brief audio dropouts, I'm talking completely loss of audio for several seconds. I replayed the problem section multiple times and had issues each time. Stopped the disc and switched the player to PCM and tried again. Then the disc played fine for the rest of the movie. Then I stopped the disc and switched back to Bitstream and tried the problem section again. It played perfectly.

I think chasing after supposed problems with DTS HD MA 7.1 playback and Bitstream vs. PCM is a red herring. I am planning to replace the BD35. I think it is simply worn out (3-5 movies per week for 3 years). My playback issues started with Star Wars but I've even had some issues with some older DTS HD MA 5.1 discs that have previously played perfectly on the player.

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Can the firmware CD-R be made in Windows 7? I have made 2 disks now copying the PANA_DVD.FRM file but my BD-55 will not recognize them. See in the notes that Vista does not work for this. Do I need special software?
Thanks.
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Can the firmware CD-R be made in Windows 7? I have made 2 disks now copying the PANA_DVD.FRM file but my BD-55 will not recognize them. See in the notes that Vista does not work for this. Do I need special software?
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You need to use CDburnerXP to burn a firmware disc in Vista or Win7. It's free.

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When a friend of mine had trouble creating a firmware update disc for her player, I came across this and found it helpful in creating a properly functioning firmware update disc for her Panny player.

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I used imgburn to create the actual cd-r as I recall.

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Hey teachsac that worked great!!!
Thank you so much. It fixed my playback issues.
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Hey teachsac that worked great!!!
Thank you so much. It fixed my playback issues.
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You're welcome. It's been the go to program for burning firmware discs for Panasonic forever. Good luck. My 55 is still going strong, too.

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