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I have a 220 with a lost remote. I want to use the phone app, but it can't see the unit. When I switch the 220 on, I see it light up the corresponding port on my network switch for a moment, but then it goes dark again. I suspect the 220 is configured to use WiFi (not my WiFi, mind you), and obviously I can't change this because I don't have the remote. So then I thought if I could do a factory reset it would probably default back to ethernet. Unfortunately it seems that the geniuses at Panasonic elected to use a button sequence reliant on the remote for factory reset, and again, I don't have the remote.

My Panasonic TV has a TV/BD toggle switch on it, but in BD mode it seems that the only commands the 220 understands are Power and Play, not the all important arrow/enter cluster (or the buttons required for a factory reset). The TV predates the 220, so I guess that's no surprise.

Is there anything I haven't thought of?
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Factory reset won't help anyway since it's not enabled by default. If you have any other universal remote, from a cable box for example, it will work. Otherwise, you can get an old cable remote from eBay for about $3.
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Factory reset won't help anyway since it's not enabled by default. If you have any other universal remote, from a cable box for example, it will work. Otherwise, you can get an old cable remote from eBay for about $3.
If a Panasonic V20 remote can't do it, then why would an old cable remote be able to?

Today I managed to get the enter key to work via an old Pioneer receiver remote (using it's code for Panasonic DVD players), but no arrow keys so it's useless. What I don't understand is why I can't even get enter with the V20 remote. The Pioneer remote is way older than both the V20 and the 220.
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If a Panasonic V20 remote can't do it, then why would an old cable remote be able to?

Today I managed to get the enter key to work via an old Pioneer receiver remote (using it's code for Panasonic DVD players), but no arrow keys so it's useless. What I don't understand is why I can't even get enter with the V20 remote. The Pioneer remote is way older than both the V20 and the 220.
Because Panasonic TV remotes are designed to control TVs and just power (and possibly input/channel/vol) for a secondary device. Cable remotes are truly universal.

I'm just offering my expertise and a very cheap solution known to work 100%. The same advice I gave in the thread below, 7 years ago still applies. All Panasonic disc players use the same codes which are present in most universal remotes. Those made by UEI are the most flexible and programmable and can perform absolutely every possible Panasonic function. See my signature for more details and lists of compatible universal remotes. If you need more codes, I can post them. I have codes for nearly all Panasonic players. I have probably posted them in other Panasonic threads years ago if you'd rather search on your own.

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If you decide to obtain such a remote, please post back so that I can confirm whether it will work and to what extent. The layperson generally won't be able to tell which remotes are UEI made or not. But f you've ever had cable or satellite, you've used a UEI remote.

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I have a 220 with a lost remote. I want to use the phone app, but it can't see the unit. When I switch the 220 on, I see it light up the corresponding port on my network switch for a moment, but then it goes dark again. I suspect the 220 is configured to use WiFi (not my WiFi, mind you), and obviously I can't change this because I don't have the remote. So then I thought if I could do a factory reset it would probably default back to ethernet. Unfortunately it seems that the geniuses at Panasonic elected to use a button sequence reliant on the remote for factory reset, and again, I don't have the remote.

My Panasonic TV has a TV/BD toggle switch on it, but in BD mode it seems that the only commands the 220 understands are Power and Play, not the all important arrow/enter cluster (or the buttons required for a factory reset). The TV predates the 220, so I guess that's no surprise.

Is there anything I haven't thought of?

My Yamaha rxv775 remote brings up all the menu and arrow keys in HDMI-CEC. Not as cheap as buying a new remote, but....

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Official Panasonic DMP-BDT 220/320/500 Owners Thread

An AVR universal remote should also work. The Panasonic codes for this BD player are common. Maybe you have a friend with one?

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God I'm an idiot. I just programmed my Onkyo TX-SR806 remote to operate it and it works fine. Got the phone app working now too. For some reason I completely overlooked the Onkyo remote.

Thanks for the replies guys.
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Official Panasonic DMP-BDT 220/320/500 Owners Thread

Hallelujah. The best part: $0 spent.

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Hi guys. Maybe you know any way to unlock the regions for the bluray panasonic bdt-320.
I have a touch remote and, is very difficult to insert codes with this remote. But I have a remote app and.. when I put the code, the bluray say "this operation is not valid" or something similar.

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Hi guys. Maybe you know any way to unlock the regions for the bluray panasonic bdt-320.
I have a touch remote and, is very difficult to insert codes with this remote. But I have a remote app and.. when I put the code, the bluray say "this operation is not valid" or something similar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBwBBLSUBbo
I've never tried it myself but the video keeps saying that you have to have "enhanced firmware" and I don't know what that means?

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You buy the "enhanced" firmware from a very unfriendly hacker site or from one of the links below. Costs about as much as the entire player.
Region Free Blu Ray player discussion

But there are other, free ways to play multi-region discs in some cases, and hacks that involve using a UEI remote (which I have done many times with varying degrees of success, depending on the player model).
https://www.google.com/search?q=panasonic+region+stop
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No way.... I can't find a code or firmware (without paying) that to work in my bdt-320.
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I just got the Panasonic BDT500 in today.
I got a Sony S1000ES last month.
Ive had a Sony S790 since February
I had a Panasonic BDT 220 since January (but went through 2, just sold the 2nd one couple weeks ago)

I really liked the Panasonic BDT220s...excepting the App navigation was kind of sluggish. But that really didnt bother me. I mostly use a Roku anyways. The thing that I didnt like about either of these 2 units was that they didnt play scratched or imperfect Blu Ray discs very well. I got a second unit trying to see if some variation in the manufacture, I just got a less able unit with regards to scratched discs, but they were almost identical in their playback of the test discs I have here for that purpose.

The Sony S790 has been a joy, I love everything about it. It's fast menu navigation and fast rewind/ff. Quick start up and loading. Im not a big fan of the crossbar navigation menus but it's OK. Streaming works well. I really like this unit.

I picked up a Sony S1000ES about a month ago and havent had that much time with it. Im trying to understand Super Bit Mapping (which apparently the S790 has as well) and the HD Reality Enhancer (is this like the Darby Darblet?) This one has analog 7.1 outputs like the Panny BDT500. It's quite a bit slower with regard to start up and load times. But the PQ is great. (also has a 1/4" headphone jack). I havent tested this with scratched discs yet.

The Panasonic BDT 500 arrived via mail today. Hooked it up and watching it now. Im hoping it will play scratched discs better than the BDT220s...but it likely has the same optical drive. We'll see. This remote's trackpad is awful and Ill probably pick up a BDT220 remote to use in it's stead. Im not seeing any more zip to this thing than the BDT220s had, either. Im pretty sure this uses the same Uniphier chipset as the BDT220s..but I read somewhere it has a dual core processor.

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A few notes.

I dont mess with 3D too much. It's not that big of concern.
I dont run multichannel audio system, stereo or 2.1 max.
I dont really play SACD or DVD-A though might play around with it sometime.
I require Stereo Analog Audio outputs, as I use vintage Recievers. (some newer players lack them entirely)
I do like CD upsampling.

So as you can see, the Panny BDT-220 was probably enough machine for me...barring the issue with imperfect scratched disc playback. The 2 Stereo Analog outs on the S790 are adequate for my needs.

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The Panasonic BDT 500 arrived via mail today. Hooked it up and watching it now. Im not seeing any more zip to this thing than the BDT220s had, either. Im pretty sure this uses the same Uniphier chipset as the BDT220s..but I read somewhere it has a dual core processor.
That is disappointing. I was planing to replace my BDT220 with a BDT360 on the assumption that it would be faster in load times, app navigation, etc. but it sounds like very little would be gained.

I have a Sony FMP-X10 4K media player and it takes several seconds for it to boot up from an off state (loads current listing from Sony). Once the main screen is loaded it will load the Netflix app in 3 to 5 seconds, much faster than the BDT220. We are still waiting for the Ultra Flix and Amazon apps .
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Yeah, well, the Panasonic BDT220s were near equal to the Sony S790 in start up and load times (but not FF/Rew Skip) Faster than the Sony S1000ES. The sluggishness was most evident with the apps navigation.

PS - The Sony S790 plays scratched/imperfect Blu Ray discs pretty well. Another thing I like about it.

Im gonna play with the Panasonic BDT500 some more tonight. And maybe the Sony S1000ES

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That is disappointing. I was planing to replace my BDT220 with a BDT360 on the assumption that it would be faster in load times, app navigation, etc. but it sounds like very little would be gained.

I have a Sony FMP-X10 4K media player and it takes several seconds for it to boot up from an off state (loads current listing from Sony). Once the main screen is loaded it will load the Netflix app in 3 to 5 seconds, much faster than the BDT220. We are still waiting for the Ultra Flix and Amazon apps .
Well, I dont know about the BDT360, but the BDT500 isnt much of an improvement over the BDT220. I had gotten the BDT220 originally, because it had Stereo Analog outputs and I wasnt needing the improved Audio section of the BDT500. If this thing plays scratched discs well, then Ill probably keep the BDT500. Wish I had better luck finding a BDT220 that handled scratched discs well.

The start up & disc load times for the BDT500 & BDT220 are about the same, just behind the Sony S790. Pretty good. The Sony is faster with the Streaming Apps though...and the Sony is faster with FF/Rew/Skip.

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The Panasonics have a 1.5x FF with normal pitch audio that I always liked.
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Im gonna test the Sony S1000ES and the Panasonic BDT500 with the scratched library Blu Ray disc. How to Train a Dragon, tonight. Report back later.

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Yeah, my Panasonic S97 DVD player does that. Cool trick.

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OK, so the Panasonic BDT500 is responding almost exactly the same as both Panny BDT-220 units that I had with regards to scratched Blu Ray disc (using a copy of How to Train a Dragon). So that means that all of these units are likely using the same laser assembly hardware and it's working inside it's normal parameters. That kind of sucks cause the video processing is very good with these. Ill probably sell this one, perhaps pick up another BDT220 cause I dont need the extra analog audio outputs or the fancier capacitors in the audio section or the ability to power off the video section. Just need 2 analog stereo outs.

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