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Re: the scratch problem. I've noticed my 500 also has more problems with rental and library discs. I assume it's probably because the lens is a bit dirty. I was looking for one of the Maxell brushless lens cleaners but they aren't made anymore. Anyone know of another brushless cleaner out there?


Strangely, I recently found a Samsung BD-C6900 at a thrift shop for $7 that has no problems playing anything I put in it.
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Yeah, it's definitely a gripe with this unit, having paid top dollar for a player that is outperformed in one way by all the cheap players.

At least I know I'm not the only one. Thanks Guys! Maybe time to consider an upgrade, or at least a sideways step. Any recommendations?

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I got the lg bp325w shortly after getting the 220. I think it was $60 or so. I don't see any deals at the moment, but it has been a very good Netflix disc player, I never use the apps, I have a tivo and Roku for that.

Things that would crash the Panasonic are just blips for the LG.

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Yeah, it's definitely a gripe with this unit, having paid top dollar for a player that is outperformed in one way by all the cheap players.

At least I know I'm not the only one. Thanks Guys! Maybe time to consider an upgrade, or at least a sideways step. Any recommendations?
Consider one of the current Sony players. Our two Sony BDP-S6500s far outperform our Panasonic 320 and 220, which were relegated to a closet. The Sonys have never had a problem with Netflix rentals, they have top-notch Blu-ray playback, upscale DVDs much better than the Panasonics, and stream Netflix and Hulu beautifully (and way faster than the 320 and 220).

Sony announced new 2016 models this week for future release (no date given). Possibly the current models will be heavily discounted. Amazon, for example, sold the Sony 3500 for $48 during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

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Music room: McIntosh MA6500 integrated amplifier, Audible Illusions (tube) preamp, Quad 99 preamp, Quad 909 amplifier, Acoustic Research AR9 and Dahlquist Prelude loudspeakers, Onkyo DX-7555 and Melos (tube) CD players, Phase Linear 8000II turntable.
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Ironic, Sony was another consideration when I bought the Panasonic.

IIRC the 500 used the same video processor as the 220/320 right? So would the Sony 6500 beat the Panny 500 for Blu Ray video quality?
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Ironic, Sony was another consideration when I bought the Panasonic.

IIRC the 500 used the same video processor as the 220/320 right? So would the Sony 6500 beat the Panny 500 for Blu Ray video quality?
The 320, 220, and Sony 6500 are all excellent on Blu-ray. It's a toss-up.

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On my Sony players there is a "Display" key on the remote that shows the coding format and audio/video bitrates etc. Is there any way to get the same info on the 220?
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