I just posted a question on the Roomie Remote forum about BDT-230 IP not working with Rommie and got this response (5 min later!) from the Rommie moderator:
"The 230 is still listed as Unconfirmed. We have 1 other report that there is some issue with that model. These are not widely available yet so we don’t have a test unit but we expect to have it in the next couple of days. When we do, we’ll figure out what’s going on there.
Do you have a reference for Panasonic dropping their app? We assume they just have been slow to update it.
Here is my post:
I have a BDT230 and have not been successful in getting it to communicate with Roomie using either wifi or ethernet connections to the BDT230 using port 80 (haven’t tried any others). It was not autodiscovered so I set it up with a manual IP.
I have FIOS router in bridge mode connected to an Apple Airport Extreme. I have been able to ping the BDT230 from my iPhone so I know the network connection is working and the iPhone MAC address shows up on the enabled devices list. But when I go to add the 230 as a device, the Test Remote fails.
Another strange thing (nothing to do with Roomie) is that the BDT230 did not “see” two of my 4 iDevices until I pinged it using an iPhone ping utility (the one just named “Ping”). After I pinged it with each device, they showed up on the MAC address list.
Is it possible that this has something to do with the fact that Panasonic dropped support for iPhone control for both the BDT230 and 330?
Any help will be much appreciated as one of the main reasons I selected the 230 was that Panasonic appeared to have the most complete IP support.
I then followed up their question with:
"As far as them dropping the app that’s not the case for the 2011 and 2012 versions, it’s that the 230 and 330 may not support the function.
In the comparison table on the Amazon page:
it shows that “Smartphone Remote Control Capability” is not supported by the 330 or the 230. This is where I saw it first.
However, searching just now, in the spec table here it shows it is:
So, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if they come out with a 2013 version of the app as the 2012 one doesn’t work (it can’t find the 230)."