Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Eagan, Minnesota, USA
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I've got a 2008 Panasonic DMP-BD35 that is starting to have trouble with just about every BD disc I try to play. I might get stuttering at two-three places in movies. These are usually Redbox rentals, but I clean them before I put them in the player.
I just cleaned the lens and spread the existing lube around the shuttle movement bars today to see if that improves things. If not, it'll be time for a replacement.
I've got three questions:
1) How much faster is the current line of Panasonic BD players than the BD35 I've got? For a test, I went from power off to the first place I could interact with the menu. Here are the times I saw:
Movie: Star Wars, Return of the Jedi 2011 BluRay release.
Power-on (via door open button) to disc tray extended: 23.5 seconds
Door-shut button pressed to first text message on the screen from the disk: 1:26
Door-shut button pressed to ability to interact with menu: 2:17
2) Are the remote codes the same such that I would not have to reprogram a Harmony One remote? (Not the end of the world, obviously but one item in deciding between replacement players.
3) I'm not looking for any new features. I use other boxes to stream Internet video and audio for example. I just use a single HDMI out to my AV Receiver, and wired Ethernet. I don't need the other outputs. Are there any features or quality differences that I'll notice (or miss) between my existing box and a new BD player, such as the DMP-230?