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post #14491 of 14978
My BD-55 is still going strong. My only complaint is that it takes a long time to load/start a BD Movie. Other than that it plays every BD I have played in it. Picked up a PS3 Slim but I miss seeing the True HD & DTS-HD MA light on the front of my Onkyo HT-RC160. I tried everything people have suggested and it does not show up.
post #14492 of 14978
Is there a fix for frequent movie freezes? It's happening pretty regularly now, and with the slow loading of the BD35, it can add quite a bit of time to watch the movie.
post #14493 of 14978
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Originally Posted by kgilby View Post

Is there a fix for frequent movie freezes? It's happening pretty regularly now, and with the slow loading of the BD35, it can add quite a bit of time to watch the movie.

I still have a BD35 but I have never encountered movie freezes. Did it just start or has it been doing it all along. Are you up to date on firmware ?
post #14494 of 14978
anyone still happy with this player streaming netflix movies? im thinking about enrolling but not sure if i should use my bd35 or my st30 plasma for netflix.
post #14495 of 14978
Didnt know youcan stream with this playe
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post #14496 of 14978
The BD35 cannot be made to stream Netflix. The first series to offer that I believe was the BD65 and later.
post #14497 of 14978
New firmware out today for the 35/55.

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/bd/index.html

S~
post #14498 of 14978
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

New firmware out today for the 35/55.

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/bd/index.html

S~

Thanks. I love the non-specific descriptions of their upgrade.
post #14499 of 14978
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

New firmware out today for the 35/55.

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/bd/index.html

S~

I'm away from the machine for a few days. What does this firmware update do?
post #14500 of 14978
Supposedly BD playability improvements.

S~
post #14501 of 14978
This may not apply to my Costco bought BD655. When I cilcik on update, it says I have the latest firnmware. My firmware is on version 1.56
post #14502 of 14978
If I'm not mistaken the 655 is equivalent to the 65.

S~
post #14503 of 14978
the 665 is the same as the 65. We haven't seen an update for sometime. I wonder if the 60 and the 65 will get an update as well?
post #14504 of 14978
That's what I like about Panasonic. It stands behind its older models. I don't use my BD35 much as it is in the bedroom, but I'll probably update it anyway.
post #14505 of 14978
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Supposedly BD playability improvements.

S~

Seems to have fixed the issue with Disney's 1951 version of Alice in Wonderland. I didn't have to use the workaround(s), which I, and others, posted back in the BD-35 thread, to get the movie to play.

Before this update, the movie wouldn't play if you watched all the previews and started the film from the menu. It would just stall on the menu screen.
post #14506 of 14978
300/350 had the same problem that was fixed with the last update, also.

S~
post #14507 of 14978
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Supposedly BD playability improvements.

S~


Well, I'm going to wait and see what others will say after they do the upgrade. I'm using this player with an old Mitsubishi HD RPTV, which only has one HD analog component input (no HDMI, and no DVI inputs at all).

I'm afraid that I'm just one firmware upgrade away for my Blu-Ray player to limit my analog component output to 480P resolution.



Danny
post #14508 of 14978
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel Perales View Post


Well, I'm going to wait and see what others will say after they do the upgrade. I'm using this player with an old Mitsubishi HD RPTV, which only has one HD analog component input (no HDMI, and no DVI inputs at all).

I'm afraid that I'm just one firmware upgrade away for my Blu-Ray player to limit my analog component output to 480P resolution.

Danny

Just an FYI, your player already has the capability to restrict component output to 480p, the image constraint token which activates the restriction is in the blu-ray disc. That hasn't been turned on yet by the studios.
post #14509 of 14978
Agreed ^.

In theory people like me and Danny, above, could be royally screwed if they decide to activate the ICT. There's no saying as to if or when this will happen, however I did want to point out to Danny, et al, that as of Jan. of this year it is illegal to sell any brand new BD players with HD analog outs. Only existing designs released to market prior to January may continue to be sold, but when they eventually sell out no new ones will be introduced. They call this "the analog sunset".

This is why even though I have perfectly fine BD machines I decided to buy a new back up one, of top quality, designed pre-2011, so when my existing one kicks the bucket I'll still have one with HD analog jacks.

Just a heads up to all.
post #14510 of 14978
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel Perales View Post

Well, I'm going to wait and see what others will say after they do the upgrade. I'm using this player with an old Mitsubishi HD RPTV, which only has one HD analog component input (no HDMI, and no DVI inputs at all).

I'm afraid that I'm just one firmware upgrade away for my Blu-Ray player to limit my analog component output to 480P resolution.

You just need an HD Fury (or similar... I use the ViewHD instead to the same effect), which converts HDMI to Component. That's what I'm using on my Mitsubishi HD RPTV, which also tops out at Component 1080i. Just set the BluRay to output everything at 1080i, and it works great. I use an HDMI-capable receiver now, so all the various devices can use HDMI (DirecTV, AppleTV, this Panny BluRay etc) and the one HDMI output to the TV gets converted at the last step, so no problem.
post #14511 of 14978
From my understanding, HDfury's availability, distribution in the US, and legality is sketchy, as of late.
post #14512 of 14978
I called Panasonic and they said thaq firmware hasnt been released to teh US Market yet just the Global, Not sure what the Diffrence is.
post #14513 of 14978
Quote:
Originally Posted by m. zillch View Post

From my understanding, HDfury's availability, distribution in the US, and legality is sketchy, as of late.

The FBI is not going to come knocking on your door because you dared to connect your Blu-ray player to your older TV through an adapter.

www.hdfury.com will ship one to your door.

And Amazon carries the ViewHD device.
post #14514 of 14978
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kalani View Post

The FBI is not going to come knocking on your door because you dared to connect your Blu-ray player to your older TV through an adapter.

I never said that, but I stand behind everything I did write.

Quote:
www.hdfury.com will ship one to your door

Directly from Taiwan.
post #14515 of 14978
Quote:
Originally Posted by m. zillch View Post

I never said that, but I stand behind everything I did write.

Directly from Taiwan.

I fail to see any problem here. What's the actual issue?
post #14516 of 14978
Could be what is "sketchy" is his "understanding".
post #14517 of 14978
Quote:
Originally Posted by moxie1617 View Post

Just an FYI, your player already has the capability to restrict component output to 480p, the image constraint token which activates the restriction is in the blu-ray disc. That hasn't been turned on yet by the studios.

That much I know. But if and whenever I'll come across a Blu-Ray copy that will do that, would it only restrict to that resolution on said copy? Or would it rewrite my player's firmware and make my component output stay permanently at 480p?

The reason I ask is that I also have an original launch 60gig Sony Playstation3 that used to upscale some of my DVDs that I have via component. One of the earlier firmware upgrade I made took away that capability. I'm also being very careful about doing a firmware upgrade on that one as well (sorry to go slightly off-topic with this one).




Danny
post #14518 of 14978
Quote:
Originally Posted by m. zillch View Post

Agreed ^.

In theory people like me and Danny, above, could be royally screwed if they decide to activate the ICT. There's no saying as to if or when this will happen, however I did want to point out to Danny, et al, that as of Jan. of this year it is illegal to sell any brand new BD players with HD analog outs. Only existing designs released to market prior to January may continue to be sold, but when they eventually sell out no new ones will be introduced. They call this "the analog sunset".

This is why even though I have perfectly fine BD machines I decided to buy a new back up one, of top quality, designed pre-2011, so when my existing one kicks the bucket I'll still have one with HD analog jacks.

Just a heads up to all.


I knew about that as well. In fact, I was shopping around for a replacement Blu-Ray player and put away the BD55 as a back-up. I've seen a few models with the component analog outs, but most of the sales people told me that just about all of them only outputs at 480p (I'll take it that they all had the very latest firmware installed in those units).


Danny
post #14519 of 14978
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kalani View Post

I fail to see any problem here. What's the actual issue?

HDCP strippers and other encryption countermeasure devices are illegal to sell in the US because they are in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), hence the HDfury is no longer distributed by any US retailers, as I remember it had been for many years before they were forced to shut down all US retailers. Small scale makers of such devices might feel they fall under the law's radar, for now, yet may similarly vaporize from the US market, at any moment, for the same reason.

I'm unaware of any laws against a consumer owning such a device, however, as long as they don't use it as a means to enable the copying of otherwise protected material, so buying one overseas or privately importing one from Asia and using it here in the US I guess is technically legal for a consumer to do, but I'm no lawyer. [I also ignore the legal advice of such devices' manufacturers and distributors because I don't think they have an unbiased and objective view, but feel free to provide such links if you feel it appropriate for others here, I however won't be examining them for the reason I've just stated.]

I thought this might of interest to some, so I pointed it out, that's all.
post #14520 of 14978
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel Perales View Post


That much I know. But if and whenever I'll come across a Blu-Ray copy that will do that, would it only restrict to that resolution on said copy? Or would it rewrite my player's firmware and make my component output stay permanently at 480p?

The reason I ask is that I also have an original launch 60gig Sony Playstation3 that used to upscale some of my DVDs that I have via component. One of the earlier firmware upgrade I made took away that capability. I'm also being very careful about doing a firmware upgrade on that one as well (sorry to go slightly off-topic with this one).

Danny

AFAIK, , it will only restrict resolution resolution on that disc, not permanently.
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