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Is this happening after using streaming services or network functions? If you don't already--as the disc operations seem to be more stable on these units--you could try exiting any application and returning to the main system menu before powering down. Also: Be sure you're not leaving a disc in the unit, as I've read about other instances of freezing on shut-down in such cases. See if that helps...

It was happening after Netflix streaming. I reset the player to factory settings, and it hasn't happened since. So far, so good.
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I bought the DMP-BDT330 as a spare player, thinking I'd better grab one while the UniPhier processor was still available. I was dissappointed to read in this thread it uses the MediaTek 5590 chip, so I took the cover off to see if it was true.

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I bought the DMP-BDT330 as a spare player, thinking I'd better grab one while the UniPhier processor was still available. I was dissappointed to read in this thread it uses the MediaTek 5590 chip, so I took the cover off to see if it was true.


It's gone, MacReady! Did you look under the heat sink? Otherwise, all I'm coming up with is handful of Samsung chips.

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I bought the DMP-BDT330 as a spare player, thinking I'd better grab one while the UniPhier processor was still available. I was dissappointed to read in this thread it uses the MediaTek 5590 chip, so I took the cover off to see if it was true.

So what wrong with that chip.
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The heat sink appears to be glued on so I didn't remove it. I'm currently using a DMP-BDT220 which does have the UniPhier processor, so my spare player not having it is only an annoyance. I'm just trying to plan ahead. I have thousands of dollars in blu-ray discs, and I realized that could all be lost if I didn't have a player. You can easily rip DVDs and play them from a file server, but I don't know of a solution for blu-rays that preserves their full functionality.

I bought two 330's as spares, and hopefully they'll still work ten or twenty years from now. I have a CD player that I paid $600 for in 1990 that still works, so I hope these units live that long. However, there's a tendency for capacitors to fail in modern electronics. I've had to get a friend to solder new capacitors into some of my other electronics to keep them running.

I tried the 330 in the photo, and I couldn't tell the difference in picture quality from my 220, so I guess it's not a big deal. I updated the firmware and put it back in its original packaging.
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The heat sink appears to be glued on so I didn't remove it. I'm currently using a DMP-BDT220 which does have the UniPhier processor, so my spare player not having it is only an annoyance. I'm just trying to plan ahead. I have thousands of dollars in blu-ray discs, and I realized that could all be lost if I didn't have a player. You can easily rip DVDs and play them from a file server, but I don't know of a solution for blu-rays that preserves their full functionality.

I bought two 330's as spares, and hopefully they'll still work ten or twenty years from now. I have a CD player that I paid $600 for in 1990 that still works, so I hope these units live that long. However, there's a tendency for capacitors to fail in modern electronics. I've had to get a friend to solder new capacitors into some of my other electronics to keep them running.

I tried the 330 in the photo, and I couldn't tell the difference in picture quality from my 220, so I guess it's not a big deal. I updated the firmware and put it back in its original packaging.

I understand the urge to hoard components, especially well made ones, but--so far--I've resisted it. Hopefully, physical media has enough life left in it so we'll see when the end is really freaking nigh such that we can grab a few extra players on demand. That said, while smart functions and the odd bell or whistle will continue to evolve, quality and workmanship will probably continue to take a hit with all the cost cutting. What we get then won't be as nice as, say, the bdt220/bdt230. I mean, metal chassis! Imagine that.

I still have a couple of Panasonic's cream of the crop DVD recorders in service after years of heavy use (and careful maintenance), so maybe there's hope I could get under the hoods of these BDTs and lube, clean and eke out a few more years from them as well.

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Does the BDT230 have full multichannel PCM output via HDMI when decoding HD audio? Not clear from the manual, and I know some blu-ray players only do 2 channel PCM now, and I've got an older Dolby Digital era Denon AVR-888 that doesn't do HD audio decoding.

And if you guys are now recommending a newer Panasonic model over the BDT230 for ~$100, please let me know. Not interested in 4K, DLNA, 3D, or streaming apps. Just good audio/video and wifi for doing firmware updates

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Does the BDT230 have full multichannel PCM output via HDMI when decoding HD audio? Not clear from the manual, and I know some blu-ray players only do 2 channel PCM now, and I've got an older Dolby Digital era Denon AVR-888 that doesn't do HD audio decoding.

And if you guys are now recommending a newer Panasonic model over the BDT230 for ~$100, please let me know. Not interested in 4K, DLNA, 3D, or streaming apps. Just good audio/video and wifi for doing firmware updates
Nevermind. I found the information in the back of the manual. It does decode to multichannel PCM.

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I just picked up a 225 and have an audio question. I set up the audio settings the same as my old Panasonic BD player. When I watch a disc or even something on Netflix that is 5.1, the display on my VSX-821 receiver does not show the audio is in Dolby Digital HD, etc. It sounds like the audio is in surround, but not sure if it's coming through as it should. Anyone have any comments on this? Thanks.
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