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post #14551 of 14978
Sounds like the blue laser is gone.

S~
post #14552 of 14978
I was told by someone it could be a firmware issue. Will it automatically DL the firmware if I hook it up to the net through the ethernet? I do not have a tv near my router and modem so onscreen options are out of the question.
post #14553 of 14978
Hard to say about downloading current firmware, but your symptom is the same as others here whose players have died (the blu-ray's laser is broken, the dvd'a laser (red?) is not). Time to repair or replace.
post #14554 of 14978
Thanks, I'll probably go the replace route and upgrade to a 3D,etc player.
post #14555 of 14978
Anybody else tried watch Starwars Attack of the Clones Blu-ray that just came out on there BD-35 yet. I just finished watch it & at two places when skywalker rescue's his mom(chapter 32 119.29) then during the one of the big battle (chapter 43 200.04) the picture cuts out for a second. I thought I may have gotten a bad disc or something but from early reports it's a firmware issue with the panasonic blu-ray decoding engine. Anyone else that could try this disc & report back would be great. Also I did upgrade to the lastest firmware 2.3 before playing the disc.
post #14556 of 14978
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Originally Posted by Mach3 View Post

Anybody else tried watch Starwars Attack of the Clones Blu-ray that just came out on there BD-35 yet. I just finished watch it & at two places when skywalker rescue's is mom then during the one of the big battle the picture cuts out for a second. I thought I may have gotten a bad disc or something but from early reports it's a firmware issue with the panasonic blu-ray decoding engine. Anyone else that could try this disc & report back would be great. Also I did upgrade to the lastest firmware 2.3 before playing the disc.

Sorry, but with Amazon's free shipping, I won't be able to test it until some time next week.
post #14557 of 14978
Mach,

Haven't gotten to that film yet, but I did have issues with A NEW HOPE. Numerous repeatable audio dropouts with the DTSHD MA track bitstreaming to my Denon 3808ci AVR. Others have reported the same problems using different equipment.

Switched to PCM, a workaround which eliminated the dropouts, but then the the video started skipping during chapters 15 and 16. However, I did replay the disc and didn't experience those issues. Might have been a one-time problem.

post #14558 of 14978
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Originally Posted by Mach3 View Post

Anybody else tried watch Starwars Attack of the Clones Blu-ray that just came out on there BD-35 yet. I just finished watch it & at two places when skywalker rescue's his mom(chapter 32 119.29) then during the one of the big battle (chapter 43 200.04) the picture cuts out for a second.

I found your post just after finishing the movie and being a bit worried for its last hour. I noted the Shmi error to be around 1:19:30, so basically at the same place as you did. I didn't notice the problem in Chapter 43 for some reason, but it is there too.

I originally guessed it might be a bad disc, but the scene played properly via PowerDVD on my PC and on a Sony BDP-S470. Looks like a decoding issue that can hopefully be corrected.
post #14559 of 14978
I also had audio drop outs bitstreaming A New Hope on my BD-35 via HDMI to my Denon 3311. My drops were not repeatable though. I have not tried with the PCM yet. They were more an annoyance than anything else. I will be interested to see if I have similar problems on any of the other discs.
post #14560 of 14978
For Attack Of The Clones, did notice some video breakup at the two indicated points. I just do PCM for my playback (no streaming), so any audio dropouts that might have accompanied them didn't happen. Also just gave the two scenes a quick look-see on the Oppo, and no sign of anything unusual going on with them on it. (Didn't have the sound cranked up on the Oppo, but doubt it would have mattered.)
post #14561 of 14978
hey i was just wondering if panasonic will do a FW update to support 3D on these BD players?
post #14562 of 14978
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Originally Posted by mark62 View Post
hey i was just wondering if panasonic will do a FW update to support 3D on these BD players?
Strongly doubt it. They don't have the needed processing power for twice the Hz output and image resolution that would be required.
post #14563 of 14978
Aleast I know it not just me then. I can repeat the problems with AOTC but I watched ROTS yesterday & it was flawless.
I wishes I could check it on my copy of PowerDVD 9 ultra but Cyberlink hasn't updated the key so it won't even start to play the disc.
I'm just glad Panasonic is still giving us updates whenever the movie company update the decryption keys.
The 3D upgrade will never happen for this player as it would need a faster chip, more memory & HDMI 1.4 to support the 3D spec.
post #14564 of 14978
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Originally Posted by Mach3 View Post

wishes I could check it on my copy of PowerDVD 9 ultra but Cyberlink hasn't updated the key so it won't even start to play the disc.

FYI: You may want to check for an update today, Cyberlink PowerDVD 11 ultra has been provided a new update patch today.
post #14565 of 14978
Love the acronyms...shows you are cool. My DOA (available at your local library) shows that SAOTC is correct...not just AOTC.
post #14566 of 14978
Back In August they Released Firm Ware for the 55 I called Panasonic and they said that firmware hasnt been released to the US Market yet just the Global, Not sure what the Diffrence is Does anyone know if teh US Version has been released yet? I always have a hard time on Panny's Site. Thanks
post #14567 of 14978
I also noticed some vertical banding during a chapter in ROTJ (don't know the chapter number offhand) when Han and company are in the Imperial shuttle on their way to the moon of Endor.

The lines didn't appear before or after that chapter. I'm inclined to believe it's another decoding issue with the BD-35.
post #14568 of 14978
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Originally Posted by JOE.G View Post

Back In August they Released Firm Ware for the 55 I called Panasonic and they said that firmware hasnt been released to the US Market yet just the Global, Not sure what the Diffrence is Does anyone know if teh US Version has been released yet? I always have a hard time on Panny's Site. Thanks

My 35 does not find that update via the internet, so it could be that for some reason it is not released in the US.
post #14569 of 14978
If you can navigate the international site, you should be able to download the firmware manually and burn it to a CD, and update the firmware that way.
post #14570 of 14978
fwiw, I wasn't using my 35 a lot since getting a region-free player, but decided to use it again for Region A locked titles (and use the other player for Region B titles, so I didn't have to switch it back and forth all the time).

And probably no one was more shocked than me a month or so ago when I turned the 35 on and was prompted that a firmware update was available. Thought for sure we'd been abandoned (had been saying it here for ages).

So anyway, just saying that there was a firmware update available via your internet link not all that long ago (after a dry spell of what, something like a year?). So being in the U.S., I'd say that it was released here.

And I'll also say hat's off to Panasonic for not abandoning us quite yet.
post #14571 of 14978
For whatever reason, my BD35 does not see my router as a DHCP server and of course is not doing any automatic updates. After ruling out cable/connector problems, I used the player's network setup menu to set the router's IP as the gateway/DNS server and to enter an IP address for the player.

It sees the net and found the update. Version 2.3 is loading now.
post #14572 of 14978
Possibly due to the small scratch on my SW III disc, it locked up near the end, around 2:11 or so (as they are looking out at the death star under construction). This on the '35. What a p***er, right at the end no less. Anyway, played fine on the Oppo... I think I'm just going to watch the rest of them on the Oppo.

Anyone else have a problem with this one on their Panny?
post #14573 of 14978
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Originally Posted by fmalczewski View Post

Possibly due to the small scratch on my SW III disc, it locked up near the end, around 2:11 or so (as they are looking out at the death star under construction). This on the '35. What a p***er, right at the end no less. Anyway, played fine on the Oppo... I think I'm just going to watch the rest of them on the Oppo.

Anyone else have a problem with this one on their Panny?

I had a couple of glitches on the SW III disc (3 only, no problems on 1-2, 4-6). No visible defects upon close examination, and upon cleaning with a optical cleaning cloth they did not repeat
post #14574 of 14978
Quote:
Originally Posted by fmalczewski View Post

Possibly due to the small scratch on my SW III disc, it locked up near the end, around 2:11 or so (as they are looking out at the death star under construction). This on the '35. What a p***er, right at the end no less. Anyway, played fine on the Oppo... I think I'm just going to watch the rest of them on the Oppo.

Anyone else have a problem with this one on their Panny?

You should have trusted your CORVETTE(Oppo BDP-83, right?) instead of your cheap Camaro(BD35)
I have the Oppo BDP-83 and sold the BD35
post #14575 of 14978
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Originally Posted by Zenyatto View Post

You should have trusted your CORVETTE(Oppo BDP-83, right?) instead of your cheap Camaro(BD35)
I have the Oppo BDP-83 and sold the BD35

93. Threw in the towel on the 35 and Star Wars and watched the last three on the 93 instead, with no problems. fwiw, rarely have problems with 35, else I would have retired it altogether. Aside from not wanting to switch back and forth between regions all the time, keep expecting the 93 to choke on something that the 35 won't. Could happen, the 35 has been 99% for me.

And disc III of Star Wars seems to be the only one of the 6 films that had the scratches. (Dam cardboard packaging.)
post #14576 of 14978
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zenyatto View Post

You should have trusted your CORVETTE(Oppo BDP-83, right?) instead of your cheap Camaro(BD35)
I have the Oppo BDP-83 and sold the BD35

I used to get the Corvette but found that the technology changes so often that it's better to keep getting Camaro's every year or two which you can get 3 of for the same price of 1 Corvette. Know what I mean?
post #14577 of 14978
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Originally Posted by fmalczewski View Post

93. Threw in the towel on the 35 and Star Wars and watched the last three on the 93 instead, with no problems. fwiw, rarely have problems with 35, else I would have retired it altogether. Aside from not wanting to switch back and forth between regions all the time, keep expecting the 93 to choke on something that the 35 won't. Could happen, the 35 has been 99% for me.

And disc III of Star Wars seems to be the only one of the 6 films that had the scratches. (Dam cardboard packaging.)

So far, I've seen I through III and have not had any problems at all. Hope it's the same for the last 3.
post #14578 of 14978
Quote:
Originally Posted by fmalczewski View Post

93. Threw in the towel on the 35 and Star Wars and watched the last three on the 93 instead, with no problems. fwiw, rarely have problems with 35, else I would have retired it altogether. Aside from not wanting to switch back and forth between regions all the time, keep expecting the 93 to choke on something that the 35 won't. Could happen, the 35 has been 99% for me.

And disc III of Star Wars seems to be the only one of the 6 films that had the scratches. (Dam cardboard packaging.)

I have a BD35 also. Haven't had a chance to watch any of these movies yet... also dragging my feet since I just moved and haven't had time to crawl into the attic to run cables for any of the rear speakers yet, and it seems almost criminal to watch this on a 3.1 system!

It'll be interesting to see if my BD35 does ok, though. If not, that'll be a perfect excuse to finally upgrade to the Oppo BD93 I've been lusting over anyway. To date, however, my BD35, while slow, has been a perfect performer as well. Never had a single issue with it, or a single disc I couldn't play.
post #14579 of 14978
I have the SW's(BD) IV, V AND VI and ALL played fine on my Oppo BDP-83/Onkyo TX-SR875. I ordered last night I, II and III-hopefully I get them by next Tuesday(maybe too optimistic-yep). I have the BD30 demoted to the MBR. I will try 4-6 while I wait and post accordingly. My 1994 CORVETTE is still going strong!
post #14580 of 14978
SW's 4, 5 and 6 played OK on my BD30. WHY OK? The loading time is atrocious plus at times I had to tweak the BD30 connections to my HT Onkyo AVR/Mit HDTV. I did NOT have this problem prior to the 3.0 FW upgrade. I will also post this on the BD30 site. Keep in mind that the BD35 is a BD30 upgraded to a 2.0 profile to allow the internet access.
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