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I'm not up on these players so much but does the 220 player do Netflix HD, Blockbuster on Demand, HULU + (HD), etc??

I want a player for our vacation home and don't want to spend a lot of $$.

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Well I just received my 220 yesterday. I had purchased 210 2 weeks ago, not knowing 220 was coming out. I was happy with my 210 except the fact that I could not connect my Seagate Go Flex Hard Drive which has many MKV movies. 210 said something like "device is not supported."

I connected 220 and first thing I tried was exactly that. I plugged it in through the USB and BAM! It works!!!! I have MKV movies as large as 40 GB and they worked flawlessly!!!!

This is a huge deal and improvement over 210 for me. 210 is going back.
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210 doesn't support NTFS formated drive. 220 does.
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I'm not up on these players so much but does the 220 player do Netflix HD, Blockbuster on Demand, HULU + (HD), etc??

I want a player for our vacation home and don't want to spend a lot of $$.

Thanks!

Not blockbuster, and Hulu freezes constantly. Netflix is good.

Does blockbuster even have any streaming content to speak of? Practically nobody has it. I have it with Dish, but never found anything worth watching.
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The Netflix player is one of the handful of full-featured ones to appear thus far (1080p/DD+ 5.1/CC and 24p-output-capable to boot). Sadly they "updated" its UI from the one on the BDTx10s to the less powerful one now on the PS3 and other devices.

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Wondering if the 2012 players output VUDU 3D in checkerboard format ?
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Not blockbuster, and Hulu freezes constantly. Netflix is good.

Does blockbuster even have any streaming content to speak of? Practically nobody has it. I have it with Dish, but never found anything worth watching.

the oppo 93 carries blockbuster on demand. for some reason because of the blockbuster closing and stuff. they are taking it off oppo. I would not worried much about getting the blockbuster on demand.
stick with vudu and netflix.

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DLNA doesn't care about file type but the video content inside the file. It is up to DLNA server to recognize file formats and extract the video stream. The problem with Panny players is that it has a rather limited pickings through DLNA or network drive or USB. Basically, if the video is not from your AVCHD camcorder, you could consider it unplayable in the player. You will have to re-encode and convert your non-compliant video files into the formats the player can accept (basically is AVC or MPEG2 encoded, standard 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p with AC3 or PCM audio).

Well that's true to some extent but not all the way. DLNA is basically file sharing over standard HTTP with UPnp for auto discovery. So a basic DLNA server will simply tell the client (the player) that the file is a "video/x-matroska" (MKV). But it (most DLNA servers support this but not all) can also be configured to "hide" MKVs and tell the client that the file is in fact a "video/mpeg" and re-encode (or transcode) the file upon request.

Actually it can tell the client that both formats exist and let the client decide which one it wants to download but most clients does not support this feature and only downloads the first item.

Some clients like Samsung Smart TVs does not only look at the MIME type (the "video/mpeg" stuff) but it also checks if the file has an extension and greys out files that have a .mkv extension even though the TV can play MKVs over DLNA which is why it works if one renames them to say .avi).

So basically DLNA is very much like a network share only that it can do more with the files than just present them as-is.
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the oppo 93 carries blockbuster on demand. for some reason because of the blockbuster closing and stuff. they are taking it off oppo. I would not worried much about getting the blockbuster on demand.
stick with vudu and netflix.

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Not blockbuster, and Hulu freezes constantly. Netflix is good.

Does blockbuster even have any streaming content to speak of? Practically nobody has it. I have it with Dish, but never found anything worth watching.

Thanks!

1. Does the 220 do Hulu?

2. So, you're saying the 220 does 1080P Netflix? Correct?

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Just wanted to ask any 220/320 owners about two items:

1. Do these players still have the "Playback Information" screen as I like that and use it a lot?
2. I haven't heard any owners tell us how the 2D to 3D conversion works? Does it work great or is it just another gimmick to sell players?

Bump, anyone checkout the 2D to 3D conversion? Can you also test and see if the Playback Information window is still available on these 2012 models?

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Thanks!

1. Does the 220 do Hulu?

2. So, you're saying the 220 does 1080P Netflix? Correct?

Thanks guys!

1. Hulu+ (not Hulu), using the same buggy app as last year's model per reports in this thread.

2. Yes, 1080P Netflix per testing from MichaelScott.
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Well I just received my 220 yesterday. I had purchased 210 2 weeks ago, not knowing 220 was coming out. I was happy with my 210 except the fact that I could not connect my Seagate Go Flex Hard Drive which has many MKV movies. 210 said something like "device is not supported."

I connected 220 and first thing I tried was exactly that. I plugged it in through the USB and BAM! It works!!!! I have MKV movies as large as 40 GB and they worked flawlessly!!!!

This is a huge deal and improvement over 210 for me. 210 is going back.

Thanks ozer19,
guess i might get one of these after all

I have a large selection of MKV movies from 15Gb - 40Gb on my NAS drive.
Did you try any WMV HD files?

I believe the Europe models play divx so I am sorted

Now wish they would start selling them in ireland now or even uk...
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Does the 220 allow you to use the "Web browser" located in the VieraConnect app store, under the 'News & Lifestyle' section?
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Does the 220 allow you to use the "Web browser" located in the VieraConnect app store, under the 'News & Lifestyle' section?

It's not there in the Viera Connect app store for the BD players.

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Is the BD and DVD picture quality the same as the 210 or better? The answer to this question will help me make a decision as to purchase. I don't care about the Apps.
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Is the BD and DVD picture quality the same as the 210 or better? The answer to this question will help me make a decision as to purchase. I don't care about the Apps.

It's the same according to early adapters' reports.
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The 220, 320, and 500 are supposed to contain a new chipset, correct?

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The 220, 320, and 500 are supposed to contain a new chipset, correct?

Their newest "Uniphier" chip, which contains more of the media processing components. It does not necessarily process them any better--they emphasis fewer connections on which to pick up noise.

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Is the BD and DVD picture quality the same as the 210 or better? The answer to this question will help me make a decision as to purchase. I don't care about the Apps.

I received the 320 yesterday. The BD quality looks the same to me, but the DVD quality is an improvement in my opinion.
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Wondering if the 2012 players output VUDU 3D in checkerboard format ?

bump, can someone please try this? I recently bought a 310 and I am thinking of returning it because, it it doesn't do VUDU 3D WITH OR WITHOUT THE ADAPTER.
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This may have been answered here already. Does anyone know if these new players do vudu 3d?

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This may have been answered here already. Does anyone know if these new players do vudu 3d?

Yes, it has been answered and yes, they do.

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I'm upgrading from the BD65 to the 220, and it should be here in a couple days. Will the audio and video setup be the same as the BD65? Any differences I need to be aware of? Thanks.
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I received the 320 yesterday. The BD quality looks the same to me, but the DVD quality is an improvement in my opinion.

I thought the Pan X10 was a big improvement over a sony blu ray player. Now you're telling me that the X20 is noticeably better than the X10. That's quite a statement.
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Actually, the Oppo 95 is $999.00 direct from their website. I agree that comparing the two is unfair but rest assured, the panny actually surprised the heck out of me as to how good it stood up the the way more expensive Oppo. It simply looks great!


As I stated in my earlier post, this is my first panny player so I can't compare directly. BUT, I did do some comparisons with the Oppo 95 and comparing load times for my Avatar extended version blu-ray disc, the panny beat the Oppo.

From pushing the "open/close" button the times went as followed;

The first 20th Century logo that comes up;
BDT220 - :57
BDP95 - 1:00

Top Menu screen;
BDT 220 - 1:35
BDP 95 - 1:45

This panny is a great performer visually and if I didn't have the need for a player with excellent analog sound outputs, this BDT220 would fill the bill quite nicely.

Thx 4 the comparison regardless of the price some would like to know
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I received the 320 yesterday. The BD quality looks the same to me, but the DVD quality is an improvement in my opinion.

Thanks, that is the exact kind of information I am looking for.
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I thought the Pan X10 was a big improvement over a sony blu ray player. Now you're telling me that the X20 is noticeably better than the X10. That's quite a statement.

Yeah, I have a 210 as well and the DVD up convert on the 320 looked better to me.
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Yeah, I have a 210 as well and the DVD up convert on the 320 looked better to me.

Did anyone compare one of the new Pannys with the new Samsungs (BD-ES6000)? I am interested in why Panasonic. Because of the name or real world comparisons?
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