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post #121 of 243 Old 07-08-2014, 08:24 AM
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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".
I was indeed referring to the 360 with my advertising comment. They are there. Simply unreal. Will take pics and post when I have time.
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I was indeed referring to the 360 with my advertising comment. They are there. Simply unreal. Will take pics and post when I have time.
The advertisement is also with 460 if anyone care. I returned mine simply because it didn't support chapters in mkv file. Selecting 'next' takes you next video plus it was annoying to see the advertisement.

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Can you add the app from the market, or is that no longer available?
360 has one negative review on Amazon mainly because of the Amazon app missing. Thats crazy they would not have it.

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The advertisement is also with 460 if anyone care. I returned mine simply because it didn't support chapters in mkv file. Selecting 'next' takes you next video plus it was annoying to see the advertisement.
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I was indeed referring to the 360 with my advertising comment. They are there. Simply unreal. Will take pics and post when I have time.
Can't the advertising be disabled? Per the user manual, there is a setting: "Start-up Banner - Select whether to display the banner after turning on this unit."
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Can't the advertising be disabled? Per the user manual, there is a setting: "Start-up Banner - Select whether to display the banner after turning on this unit."
No, what it does is it'll not show you targeted ad but still the advertisement will show up.
Bottom line, there's no way to completely turn off the advertisement on these players. I do sometimes wonder, what the hell Panasonic QA were thinking about when they passed this crap to show up on blu ray player.

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460 got a good review on AVforums, just still surprised no Amazon...

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460 got a good review on AVforums, just still surprised no Amazon...
Here's the link: http://www.avforums.com/review/panas...r-review.10421
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Why not buy it now directly from Panasonic. Especially since they have it on sale for less than what Amazon has it listed for.


http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMP-BDT460
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Shouldn't these 360 and 460 players support Amazon prime via a firmware update to come?
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Can someone let me know if audio works? If you hit play then hit the search button once. In essence this speeds up video and allows the audio to still play. I know this feature was on models prior to 2013. 2013 it was not on the new models. Please advise. Thanks
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Is anyone having streaming problems with Vudu from this player? Last few weeks I've had nothing but buffering and low bandwidth problems. Sometimes the app dose not always open on the first try. I'm not sure at this point if it is a Vudu issue or if it is a issue with the Panasonic 360 (firmware?).
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Ok, this thing has officially pissed me off. Worst part is I am passed my 15 day return period, so now I'm stuck with it. Vudu works just fine on a completely different model Panasonic player, but can't hardly grab a wired signal off this one.
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Turned out I had qualified for a 30 day return. Traded it in for a Sony and it works perfect. Panasonic's networking card is a piece of junk.
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I'm surprised this thread is 5 pages long and no one has talked much about pq and sq. Its awesome. Last week the wife and I watched Avatar in 3d. Last night we watched Inception upscaled to 2160. Amazing. Dolby True and DTS Master sound excellent on this player. Maybe the fact that it replaced a 5 to 6 year sony blu ray player has something to do with it too.
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Got a 460 on the way from Bbuy. Not sure the 700 is coming so I figured Id grab the 460 to do some tests on it. I found the 2013 model (BDT330) I got to fail a couple of spears and munsil tests, which was inexcusable so Im hoping in 2014 they are back to their old selves.

If they manage to launch the 700 here I still want one because of the new Uniphier, but we will see how this 460 Mediatek unit (or whatver the SoC is) performs.

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Guys in my previous post I forgot to mention I was talking about the 360 I have. Need help now. The player will play Avatar 3d fine but any other blu ray I put in the sound skips or cuts out about every 10 seconds. I've messed around with every audio setting in the menu for 3 hours and it still cuts out. Anybody have any advice? I have it hooked up to a Sony HT-CT770 via hdmi.
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I'm also interested in hearing feedback on the PQ and SQ, as I'm not really interested in the smart features. Can anyone comment on the picture of the 360 or 460 compared to the the older models with the unifier chip?
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I'm also interested in hearing feedback on the PQ and SQ, as I'm not really interested in the smart features. Can anyone comment on the picture of the 360 or 460 compared to the the older models with the unifier chip?
Did you read my post? PQ and SQ are excellent. Had audio problems after making changes and reset to factory settings. Have made one change at a time and then tested. Very similar to over clocking a computer. One change at a time then test. Get it.
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Did you read my post? PQ and SQ are excellent. Had audio problems after making changes and reset to factory settings. Have made one change at a time and then tested. Very similar to over clocking a computer. One change at a time then test. Get it.
Yes I did see your post, but I want to know is it as good as the unifier chip quality, if anyone has done a comparison. Some people are not going to buy the 360 or 460 because of the mediatek chip. But if Panasonic has managed to get the same PQ out of the mediatek chip then that's an accomplishment and I would likely buy one.
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I got mine in tonight. Will hookup tomorrow and test with spears and munsil.
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I got mine in tonight. Will hookup tomorrow and test with spears and munsil.
I just got the spears and munsil 2nd edition disk tonight. Gonna try it for the first time Saturday. What player did you get? I think the problem with mine was I was getting sound drops when I had upscaling turned on. Thats why 3d blu rays played fine. The players don't upscale in 3d.
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Bdt460.

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I found it to handle the tests very well except for the Chroma Zone plate. It had issues with all modes except "Soft", which seemed to make it look mostly normal. Not sure if the panny is doing some kind of color sharpening or what would cause that. Ill be using this as my primary for awhile and setting the 6200 to the side so I can see how it performs with movies over a few weeks.

So far, it booted up quickly and downloaded FW version 1.30. I like the look better than the Sony, I like the blue light but you can turn it off, anyone asking about the ad banner, it can be turned off. I also still prefer panny menus over the sony XMB.

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From disc tray going in until menu is loaded. Speeds for Panny are just fine, it was only really slower on Star Trek, but there are a lot of skips that require a button push to get to the main menu, and the Sony just seems to do it a little faster. Menu speeds are quick, so I do not see any speed on this player as an issue, as with the last 3 generations of players.

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I found it to handle the tests very well except for the Chroma Zone plate. It had issues with all modes except "Soft", which seemed to make it look mostly normal. Not sure if the panny is doing some kind of color sharpening or what would cause that. Ill be using this as my primary for awhile and setting the 6200 to the side so I can see how it performs with movies over a few weeks.

So far, it booted up quickly and downloaded FW version 1.30. I like the look better than the Sony, I like the blue light but you can turn it off, anyone asking about the ad banner, it can be turned off. I also still prefer panny menus over the sony XMB.

Movie--BDP93--BDT500--BDP103--S5100--S6200--BDT460

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From disc tray going in until menu is loaded. Speeds for Panny are just fine, it was only really slower on Star Trek, but there are a lot of skips that require a button push to get to the main menu, and the Sony just seems to do it a little faster. Menu speeds are quick, so I do not see any speed on this player as an issue, as with the last 3 generations of players.
Have you tried 2160 upscaling? Any sound drops. Have to experiment this weekend with it but I think with upscaling turned on I get sound drops.
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I have not tried 2160p, my display is 1080p. Not sure on audio drops, I wont be able to watch a full length movie until this weekend (Noah).

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I have not tried 2160p, my display is 1080p. Not sure on audio drops, I wont be able to watch a full length movie until this weekend (Noah).
Do you find much of difference in PQ from one player to the next, or do you find that by this stage its gotten as good as its going to get? Excluding 4k.
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Do you find much of difference in PQ from one player to the next, or do you find that by this stage its gotten as good as its going to get? Excluding 4k.
When it comes to Sony, Panny and Oppo 1080p/24 blu-ray, all the new ones do quite well IMO. I've always preferred Panny and I lean to them, last year pushed me to Sony because the new Panny chipset had some issues. This 460 looks like they may have gotten most of the kinks worked out.

My Sony is a super player, my only complaint is the menu style, but it definitely beats a Panny as a streamer. Oppo is nice, but if you are just going to watch blu-rays, no need to drop that kinda cash. Hell the newer Sony's and Panny's do quite well with DVD, but I hardly ever watch them anyways.

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When it comes to Sony, Panny and Oppo 1080p/24 blu-ray, all the new ones do quite well IMO. I've always preferred Panny and I lean to them, last year pushed me to Sony because the new Panny chipset had some issues. This 460 looks like they may have gotten most of the kinks worked out.

My Sony is a super player, my only complaint is the menu style, but it definitely beats a Panny as a streamer. Oppo is nice, but if you are just going to watch blu-rays, no need to drop that kinda cash. Hell the newer Sony's and Panny's do quite well with DVD, but I hardly ever watch them anyways.
Thanks. I suspected as much.
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Watched Noah last night. Went off with a problem and I felt the 460 had excellent PQ.

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