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post #4291 of 4302 Old 01-03-2015, 09:31 PM
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My PC also runs 10-20W max, so that's not an issue. Rather than trying to make one box do everything, use the best tool for the job, Roku for apps, PC (or Android) for files and a BD player for discs. Even the cheapest universal remote makes switching sources simple and seamless.
...and this is exactly what I do all the time, PC Media Player for 95% of my watching time, Virgin Box/Android Tablet for netflix if I need it... Panasonic BD Player... -> back to box ;-)
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Youtube is not the problem, Netflix is. It's proprietary software and it will not be distributed without Netflix approval, so.. no.
Fortunately, there is way out of this: It will depend on what platform you want to use.
On Android and Windows there is XBMC/KODI (OpenELec is derivative of them, and is just made very light).
Install Android x86 and KODI and Netflix app and just run it as you would... I need to check it out if is possible, but should be fine...
Will report back my finding soon as I got somewhere.
Hi and thanks again for the valuable advice
I would stop here not to go OT too much but i got your message about the higher flexibility of a pc based media player
Much higher actually
Thanks again, bern
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My NVidia 610 can do 4K without any fuss, but I don't have 4K TV just yet, so... and it will add 10W to total power usage of x86 platform...
According to the NVIDIA site the 610 is limited to 2560x1600 max, well below 4K (4096 x 2160) or UHD (3840 x 2160). The GTX 650 is the lowest model that supports 4K as seen here.
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According to the NVIDIA site the 610 is limited to 2560x1600 max, well below 4K (4096 x 2160) or UHD (3840 x 2160). The GTX 650 is the lowest model that supports 4K as seen here.
Oh.. that's a new one: When I was looking for gfx card they specifically said 4k ready. We all knew that 610 is rebranded 520, but they upgrade firmware on it, also DirectX and stated that 610 DOES 4k, where 520 did not... Interesting... Thanks for letting me know, you always learn something new about NVidia ;-)

tossers ;-) Had a look in both cards just now and is straight copy of specification... unbelievable...

ehh... never mind, you know the score, I can always replace it if I need it... but with low powered windows box you can run both xbmc/kodi and netflix and hulu and whatever you like not losing much in case of upgrades... this part I'm sure ;-)

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Please video card discussion to the HTPC area.


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Long thread, but I could not find anything.


I have a lightly used DMP-BDT220.
Lately it has had some issues reading disks. It might get 1/2 way through, and then the BluRay gets all jumbled, etc...like the disc is bad.
But I play it my old school PS3 and it plays perfectly.


Do the internals get dirty ? Any "heads" need cleaning ?
If I missed it in this long thread, sorry!


Thanks in advance for helping!
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is your 220 on the latest firwmare ver 1.80

and is your 220 connected to the internet so that you can update the firmware from the gui on the 220
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according to Panasonic, BD Live content requires a fast internet connection and an SD card with at least 1 GB of free space

so I have finally hooked up a fast ethernet cable from the garage to the lounge, and put a 2GB SD in the 320

has anyone found BD Live content to be useful, or is it a bit of a fad ?

which discs have the best BD Live material so I can buy a few :-)
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Hi All,

I tried searching for the word "burned" in this thread and didn't find what I was looking for. I would like to try and burn the the Reference Demo Discs that the AVS community has put together (link below) and would like to know if they will work on the bdt220 or if I am wasting time. I ask before attempting since I do not have a burner and would need to ask a friend to do this.

AVSForum Demo discs - Independently Authored
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I didn't have any luck making DVD versions of the demo discs even with trying the different ways to make compatible versions. I broke down and got a Blue-Ray burner and those have worked great.
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Hi All,

I tried searching for the word "burned" in this thread and didn't find what I was looking for. I would like to try and burn the the Reference Demo Discs that the AVS community has put together (link below) and would like to know if they will work on the bdt220 or if I am wasting time. I ask before attempting since I do not have a burner and would need to ask a friend to do this.

AVSForum Demo discs - Independently Authored
Old question but I did burn the AVS forum calibration disk and play it in my Panny BDT220, worked well and was able to calibrate my tv.
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Thank you, quigley.wyatt and iluvwahoo. I did try to make the BD9 discs and they played..kind of. I think my dvd burner is on it's way to heaven so that may have caused some problems. I will see if I can get someone to make a bluray for me.. thank you very much for letting me know this player can handle it.
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