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TheUglyBad's Avatar TheUglyBad 02:50 PM 06-04-2014
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

Just like the tv's. Lower end models get MT now, flagship still gets uniphier.

Uniphier is really better? In other words worth investing in? You happen to know any reviews about this?

gadgtfreek's Avatar gadgtfreek 02:55 PM 06-04-2014
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Uniphier is really better? In other words worth investing in? You happen to know any reviews about this?

The 2013 models (blu-ray players; I had a 330) failed more than one test on spears and munsil. These tests are elementary and Oppo, Panny and Sony have been passing them for awhile now. The Uniphier always had accurate color output with Chroma off (as tested by Home Theater Hifi) and passed all the spears tests. Until Panasonic proves me that they have mastered the MT chip, I will only by a Uniphier.

Here is the but, the new uniphier is new, so it may have problems too.

As far as tv's, I think it is partly a cost saving measure, but if I remember the tech documents right, the VT/ZT60's had a Uniphier, everything below had MT.
jwckauman's Avatar jwckauman 06:42 AM 06-11-2014

Early first impressions.  Seems like it's a cheap box.  Not heavy at all.  Maybe it's just lightweight.  But when I open the tray to put a disc in I knock it around.  Doesn't stay in one place if that makes sense.

 

As far as working?  It works.  It's quick.  What else would you like to know?


tbonestl's Avatar tbonestl 05:38 PM 06-12-2014
I noticed Best Buy has the BDT460 online only. Nobody else has this for sale, not even Amazon. Panasonic's own US website doesn't even list it as a model. All the other models in this thread are listed. I am interested in this player for the dual HDMI, being one of the few dual HDMI player out for 2014. There is very little available information about the player.
jwckauman's Avatar jwckauman 02:58 PM 06-13-2014
Does anyone know what the difference is between the 360 & 460 besides the dual HDMI? I just bought a 360 and now i'm wishing I had waited a few days. I run the HDMI straight to the TV, and an audio digital cable to the receiver. What would I get if I had an HDMI to run to the receiver?
HofstraJet's Avatar HofstraJet 04:20 PM 06-13-2014
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Does anyone know what the difference is between the 360 & 460 besides the dual HDMI? I just bought a 360 and now i'm wishing I had waited a few days. I run the HDMI straight to the TV, and an audio digital cable to the receiver. What would I get if I had an HDMI to run to the receiver?
For one, if your receiver can decode the hi-res audio formats such as DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD, you would get those formats as they cannot be transmitted over optical or coaxial digital cables due to bandwidth limitations.
Mister B.M.'s Avatar Mister B.M. 04:38 PM 06-13-2014
A quick question:

Can owners of the BDT360 confirm-or-deny whether it has the advertising banners that were ushered in with last years models? Post #45 is the only one I saw in here mentioning it, and not I'm 100% sure it was referring to the BDT360. Would like to hear some more first-hand accounts to be sure what is the story with the 2014 model BDT360. Reviews of last years Panny blu-ray players were dismayed by the new "feature".
teachsac's Avatar teachsac 04:45 PM 06-13-2014
The ad banner is not that bad. It flashes quick on startup and is not there on the menus. Half my equipment these days has ads, many way worse: TIVO, etc.


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teachsac's Avatar teachsac 04:46 PM 06-13-2014
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Originally Posted by jwckauman View Post
Does anyone know what the difference is between the 360 & 460 besides the dual HDMI? I just bought a 360 and now i'm wishing I had waited a few days. I run the HDMI straight to the TV, and an audio digital cable to the receiver. What would I get if I had an HDMI to run to the receiver?
The second HDMI to the receiver would allow for lossless audio. What receiver do you have?


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paulfromtulsa's Avatar paulfromtulsa 03:32 PM 06-14-2014
can anybody with the 360 chime in on how the 4k upscaling works? does it actually make a 1080p signal look better with a 4k tv? thanks
krips's Avatar krips 03:43 PM 06-16-2014
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can anybody with the 360 chime in on how the 4k upscaling works? does it actually make a 1080p signal look better with a 4k tv? thanks
I don't know about the 360, but what it does is upscale/enhance the 1080p content to 4K. It might look good or bad depending on how picky you are when it comes to PQ. Fyi... if you have 4K TV, that TV most likely have it's own feature of upscaling the 1080p content.
tbonestl's Avatar tbonestl 12:29 PM 06-19-2014
I got the 460 today from best buy. I'll be checking it out tonight when I get home. Looking forward to hooking it up to my Samsung 8550.
gadgtfreek's Avatar gadgtfreek 01:59 PM 06-19-2014
Nice. Be curious to hear how it is. You don't have spears and munsil to test color space and stuff do you?
krips's Avatar krips 02:40 PM 06-20-2014
It seems like there's no chapter support on mkv file with these players.
paulfromtulsa's Avatar paulfromtulsa 09:14 AM 06-23-2014
so what is the benefit of the dual hdmi outputs that the 460 has? i am considering getting a new blu ray player and would like to know what benefits the 460 has over the 360? thanks
gadgtfreek's Avatar gadgtfreek 10:47 AM 06-23-2014
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I noticed Best Buy has the BDT460 online only. Nobody else has this for sale, not even Amazon. Panasonic's own US website doesn't even list it as a model. All the other models in this thread are listed. I am interested in this player for the dual HDMI, being one of the few dual HDMI player out for 2014. There is very little available information about the player.
460 is on Amazon with a 1-2 week wait now. $179.99.
cvn74n2's Avatar cvn74n2 12:03 PM 06-26-2014
I will be watching this thread closely to see the initial user reactions to the 460's capabilities. I am leaning towards getting this and pairing it with a Yamaha RX377 in order to easily play my hi rez flac files from an external USB NTFS formatted hard drive.
Thunder18's Avatar Thunder18 02:40 PM 06-26-2014
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so what is the benefit of the dual hdmi outputs that the 460 has? i am considering getting a new blu ray player and would like to know what benefits the 460 has over the 360? thanks
If you have an older receiver that doesn't support 3D, you can send the video signal to the TV directly from the player and then send the lossless audio signal separately from the player to the receiver.
paulfromtulsa's Avatar paulfromtulsa 03:13 PM 06-26-2014
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If you have an older receiver that doesn't support 3D, you can send the video signal to the TV directly from the player and then send the lossless audio signal separately from the player to the receiver.
gotcha, so if i have a newer receiver that supports 3d there is no advantage for me to get the 460 over the 360?
Thunder18's Avatar Thunder18 05:53 PM 06-26-2014
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gotcha, so if i have a newer receiver that supports 3d there is no advantage for me to get the 460 over the 360?
Assuming all other features between the two models are the same, then yes. You are correct. No advantage at all.
ToonMasterTim's Avatar ToonMasterTim 08:05 AM 06-27-2014
My questions are about the 91. Walmart has the BD901 (same as the BD91 I understand) for nearly the same price as the Sony S5100 (BX510) at Sam's Club. The S5100 gets excellent recommendations and reviews, but there are a couple of things that elicit pause: 1) Build quality and 2) Remembering where you left off if you remove a disk from the player. Is the drawer in the Panasonic solid, or is it flimsy? Is the player quiet? Can you disable the display, or make it dimmer? And will the Panasonic remember where I left off on a DVD if I am watching a series and take it out to watch a movie on Blu-ray, then insert the DVD back into the player? The S5100 supposedly doesn't retain the information so the DVD would begin at the start of the disk. How is the Netflix app? Fast? Support for profiles? Super HD? Thanks.
ToonMasterTim's Avatar ToonMasterTim 09:27 AM 06-27-2014
I see the 91 user manual addresses the disc resume function of the player.

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Press STOP.
The stopping point is memorized.
Resume play function
Press PLAY to restart from this point.
The point is cleared if the media is removed.

MilkManX's Avatar MilkManX 11:25 AM 06-27-2014
I am interested in the BD91. Anyone give one a run down yet?
mdavej's Avatar mdavej 01:46 PM 06-27-2014
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My questions are about the 91. Walmart has the BD901 (same as the BD91 I understand) for nearly the same price as the Sony S5100 (BX510) at Sam's Club. The S5100 gets excellent recommendations and reviews, but there are a couple of things that elicit pause: 1) Build quality and 2) Remembering where you left off if you remove a disk from the player. Is the drawer in the Panasonic solid, or is it flimsy? Is the player quiet? Can you disable the display, or make it dimmer? And will the Panasonic remember where I left off on a DVD if I am watching a series and take it out to watch a movie on Blu-ray, then insert the DVD back into the player? The S5100 supposedly doesn't retain the information so the DVD would begin at the start of the disk. How is the Netflix app? Fast? Support for profiles? Super HD? Thanks.
Just looking at the specs, the 91 appears to just be the latest bottom of the line model like the 89 before it. It's not even in the same ballpark as something like a 5100 (why not look at the 5200?).

Like all Panasonic players, DLNA capabilities are abysmal. And this model only has 6 streaming apps, versus over 200 apps on Sony. No need to dim or disable the display because there isn't one. I agree Sony build quality is cheap, and maybe this Panny is better. Best way to find out would be to see one at a local store.
ToonMasterTim's Avatar ToonMasterTim 02:57 PM 06-27-2014
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Just looking at the specs, the 91 appears to just be the latest bottom of the line model like the 89 before it. It's not even in the same ballpark as something like a 5100 (why not look at the 5200?).

Like all Panasonic players, DLNA capabilities are abysmal. And this model only has 6 streaming apps, versus over 200 apps on Sony. No need to dim or disable the display because there isn't one. I agree Sony build quality is cheap, and maybe this Panny is better. Best way to find out would be to see one at a local store.
Thanks for the info. The S5100 is considerably less than the 5200, which is why I was considering the 5100. The 5100 is even cheaper than the 3200. All told, I'll probably just stick with my noisy PS3.
mdavej's Avatar mdavej 03:13 PM 06-27-2014
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Thanks for the info. The S5100 is considerably less than the 5200, which is why I was considering the 5100. The 5100 is even cheaper than the 3200. All told, I'll probably just stick with my noisy PS3.
I heard ya. I get all my players used, and I think I paid about $50 for my last 5100. I was glad to be rid of my noisy PS3.
pvfpvf's Avatar pvfpvf 12:08 PM 07-03-2014
I was in my local Walmart the other day and saw a DMP-BDT361PS for $118. Is this just a store-exclusive version of the 360? I can't seem to find any info about it.
teachsac's Avatar teachsac 12:14 PM 07-03-2014
Yes. The only difference would be the 361 should come with an HDMI cable.
pvfpvf's Avatar pvfpvf 12:38 PM 07-03-2014
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Yes. The only difference would be the 361 should come with an HDMI cable.
Thanks, I think I'm going to pick it up. This will be my first blu ray player and I think it will go nicely with my TC-P55ST50 even though it already has Viera Cast built-in.

They also had a BD901p-k78 for $74 which I'm assuming is just a BD91. Is the BD360 worth the additional money aside from 4K? If the transport is better, for instance, that would be worth it to me.

-update-
Went with the 361. No HDMI cable inside.
DC_SnDvl's Avatar DC_SnDvl 07:57 AM 07-07-2014
Can you add the app from the market, or is that no longer available?


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Quote:Originally Posted by jsil

Hi beanmeister , Can you check and see if DD+ is working on Amazon prime thanks.


The unit does not stream from Amazon. Hard to understand. Guess Netflix paying for the button on the remote also included no longer supporting Amazon streaming.

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