Originally Posted by GGA
I recently bought a used a DMP-BDT220 off eBay to test its 24p output for streaming. It is a bit clunky but does actually work. The Netflix interface is very slow by today's standards, so I bought a DMP-BDT225 (stated to be identical to the DMP-BDT230) off Amazon for half price.
Unfortuantely it cannot stream at 24p. You can still play BDs at 24p, but not Netflix or Amazon. The interface on the DMP-BDT225 is improved and it is much faster, so it is a real shame that it cannot stream 24p.
With the awkward way it is implemented on the DMP-BDT220 for streaming I am not sure it was ever intended to be used with streaming.
I wonder what the big problem is with streaming 24p or streaming "direct."
I too am'm currently in the market for a blu-ray player which does network apps (netflix/amazon) at 24-30hz. I've tried
several of them, including the Panasonic DMP-BD225 you spoke of. What a great player, slick interface, fast! but
as you said: it will do dvd's and blu-rays at 24p, but not network apps. I also read that the older model
(DMP-BD220) would allow you to force network apps at 24hz.
I've personally used two Blu-Ray players that will output netflix/amazon at 24p:
Vizio VBR122 - Not a great player. Constant issues, slow interface, doesn't play all Blu-Rays. Bad reveiws on amazon.
However I've personally verified that it will do the network apps at 24 hz. (it also has a full mini-keyboard on the
back side of the remote which I think is a cool feature).
Samsung BD-H6500 - 4k upscalling version of latest samsung blu-ray players. It seems to me that any of the Samsungs
that have the Samsung Smart-Hub as opposed to the Opera app store will allow you to output network apps at 24p. I'm
not sure though, I've only personally verified the H6500.
I've tried a few other players, including the panasonic mentioned above and a couple of cheaper samsungs. They will
not output netflix or amazon at 24. I've also read the same about Sony blu-ray players, although not verified it
Any suggestions out there?