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post #14791 of 14978
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Originally Posted by Gupsdad View Post

Need Help!

Any help would be greatly appreciated . . . spent many dollars and now time trying to figure this out!


Just a thought...

The BD35 is only AVCHD 1.0 compatible.

Jason
post #14792 of 14978
Does cinavia Affect DVD's also? is this a Problem with the BD10 A/55 and 85?
post #14793 of 14978
Cinavia is on DVDs too, not just BD.

Currently no Panasonic DVD and/or BD machines have Cinavia in place, however every time you do a firmware update you run the risk that they may install it.

The industry is either tight lipped or clueless themselves as to what the consequences are regarding older machines made prior to 2012. Oppo made an unofficial statement, [really nothing more than some random CSR's take on the matter, so I'd hardly call it "official"], that they were under the impression that they were NOT obligated to install it on older machines through software updates, as they "will be" on any new machines they make in the future, however there's nothing stopping the powers that be from changing this policy down the road, even if it is indeed accurate.

Some companies, at least Sony, have issued software updates which added Cinavia (like to their PS3), however we must keep in mind that they are a major movie distributer as well, and their decision to do so may very well have been self motivated and have nothing to do with being "regulated/obliged" to do so by any outside party, such as the AACS.
post #14794 of 14978

Bob Carter

Guys, I have the DMP BD35. I have tried using a SD card. Won't read it. Guys have made copies of programmes in DivX format, I believe, which it also will not read, yet both my computers will?

Any ideas?

Kind regards,

Bob.
post #14795 of 14978
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Originally Posted by Bob Carter View Post

Guys, I have the DMP BD35. I have tried using a SD card. Won't read it. Guys have made copies of programmes in DivX format, I believe, which it also will not read, yet both my computers will?
Any ideas?
Kind regards,
Bob.

Sorry, no ideas as I also have a DMP-BD35 and have used an SD card ever since I got it. Are you sure somethings not wrong with the SD card?
post #14796 of 14978
I don't know how accurate this is, but a quick google came up with "Here in North America, the BD-55 supports DivX while the BD-35 does NOT", from a post to some thread sometime in 2008.
post #14797 of 14978
^I don't have it handy, but I seem to recall the actual owner's manual says the same. It should be easy enough to find on-line.
post #14798 of 14978
Thinking I need to update my firmware on my BD55. Tried playing a rental of Contagion last night and came up with error message saying "Copyright violation". Disc is not damaged.

Looking on Panasonic's website, the latest update is showing Version 2.4 dated 2011/10/17. Is this the latest and greatest? Seems kind of old to be fixing some of the newer copy protection schemes.

Have never updated firmware on this unit since purchase when it was first introduced. Think this is a firmware issue?

Thanks so much!
Pete

Update. Was reading back a few pages and apparently this might be a hardware issue with the blue laser. This is the only movie I have ever had trouble with. Still wanting to try the firmware update. Can anyone confirm the current version please?
Edited by PeterK - 7/7/12 at 5:11am
post #14799 of 14978
Put "Copyright violation" in the Search this Thread function for the real reasons.
post #14800 of 14978
Well this sucks! I have an older Elite receiver without HDMI so need analog inputs. Was planning to replace the receiver this fall when the new Denon 4520 comes out but if I replace the player now I have to have analog outputs. Have to research current options. Reading here that Pany no longer offers analog outs? Will have to check that out.
Well that was wrong. Pany has the BDT500 that has what I need. Guess I can move the BD55 to the bedroom as it still works and worry about it later.
Edited by PeterK - 7/7/12 at 5:41am
post #14801 of 14978
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Originally Posted by PeterK View Post

Well this sucks! I have an older Elite receiver without HDMI so need analog inputs. Was planning to replace the receiver this fall when the new Denon 4520 comes out but if I replace the player now I have to have analog outputs. Have to research current options. Reading here that Pany no longer offers analog outs? Will have to check that out.
Well that was wrong. Pany has the BDT500 that has what I need. Guess I can move the BD55 to the bedroom as it still works and worry about it later.

As far as the "Copyright Violation" message; I used to just eject the disk and put it back in and all would be fine. Did you try that? Also, the new DMP-BDT500 has the 7.1 analog outs.

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post #14802 of 14978
Yea tried reloading several times. Works with other disks. Ordered a BDT500 just now and will use this BD55 in another room.

Trying to update firmware on it but no luck so far. Has version 1.1 and new is 2.4. Copied downloaded file to cd-r but won't work. Just gets ejected.
post #14803 of 14978
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Originally Posted by PeterK View Post

Yea tried reloading several times. Works with other disks. Ordered a BDT500 just now and will use this BD55 in another room.
Trying to update firmware on it but no luck so far. Has version 1.1 and new is 2.4. Copied downloaded file to cd-r but won't work. Just gets ejected.

Any chance you could hook it up to the internet? It's a pretty simple task to update the firmware that way.

Else there are right ways to burn the cd-r and probably as many or more wrong ways. You "just" need to read the instructions a bit more carefully, and figure out how to get your computer to do it that way to get a usable firmware update disc. Just getting ejected means you need to do it a different way. (I haven't burnt a firmware disc since my BD10 was retired, and that would have been on a Mac, so won't be much help above and beyond that little tidbit.)

Or perhaps you can call Panasonic and have them send you a firmware disc.

For me, the other obvious things to do is try playing the disc on another machine (which you'll shortly have, how are you going to update its firmware?) and if that doesn't work, get another copy of the disc to try in the BD55.
post #14804 of 14978
I found the firmware thread and teachsac straightened me out with the proper software to use. It fixed my playback issues - at least for now!
I am a happy camper!
Pete
post #14805 of 14978
Hi everyone. After quite a while of owning a BD35, I finally today tried connecting it to my home network, through a wired Ethernet connection. The Connection Test failed over and over, giving me the "Cannot obtain IP address from DHCP" when I had DHCP Auto set to On... but after the fail, it would fill in the grayed-out IP address and subnet mask with values that didn't even come close to matching what my Netgear router has.

I also tried turning the DHCP Auto off, and entering static values based on the settings of my Netgear router. Again, no dice.

I got a bright idea and pulled out my trusty IBM ThinkPad laptop and plugged the wired Ethernet connection into it... and lo and behold, it worked.

My first thought was that the BD35 Ethernet port/hardware isn't working, but as I said above, it does return something. And though the Connection Test fails, it takes it over a minute of "thinking" before it craps out.

So, after several hours of banging my head against this... I'm turning to the experienced owners on this forum. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Don
post #14806 of 14978
Anyone come across an issue with HDMI connectivity? I've had my BD35 for about 4 years and never had a problem aside from the occasional "Copyright Violation" error. Recently, the player has an issue where the audio will drop out for a second during playback of blu-rays, and sometimes the signal will be lost completely and have to recover. I have my audio settings set to bitstream and secondary audio set to off. I'm also running firmware version 2.4, and have not had this issue with any of my other components (cable box, Xbox 360).

Anyone have a similar problem? Were you able to fix it? Maybe the unit is getting old I'll have to replace it. confused.gif

EDIT: Nevermind, I reset the player to it's default settings, changed everything to my liking, and watched an hour of LOTR: The Two Towers without a problem. Lets hope this stays fixed! smile.gif
Edited by JP06 - 7/8/12 at 9:34am
post #14807 of 14978
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Originally Posted by DonChalant View Post

Hi everyone. After quite a while of owning a BD35, I finally today tried connecting it to my home network, through a wired Ethernet connection. The Connection Test failed over and over, giving me the "Cannot obtain IP address from DHCP" when I had DHCP Auto set to On... but after the fail, it would fill in the grayed-out IP address and subnet mask with values that didn't even come close to matching what my Netgear router has.
I also tried turning the DHCP Auto off, and entering static values based on the settings of my Netgear router. Again, no dice.
I got a bright idea and pulled out my trusty IBM ThinkPad laptop and plugged the wired Ethernet connection into it... and lo and behold, it worked.
My first thought was that the BD35 Ethernet port/hardware isn't working, but as I said above, it does return something. And though the Connection Test fails, it takes it over a minute of "thinking" before it craps out.
So, after several hours of banging my head against this... I'm turning to the experienced owners on this forum. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Don

Just want to be sure you are plugging in your Ethernet wire before turning the BD35 on. I bought my 35 when they first came out but retired it over a year ago in favor of using my PS3 for discs. A couple of weeks ago my daughter expressed an interest in having a Blu-ray player and I offered her my BD35. I knew the firmware was way out of date so I dusted it off and plugged in the Ethernet cable I have for the PS3 into the BD35. Everything loaded very quickly and the player has been working fine for her. But it is no longer tethered to an internet connection. Sorry to not be of more help. Good luck and welcome to AVS forum.
post #14808 of 14978
I've been having trouble with resume play randomly not working...

This is on standard DVDs, not blu-rays.

I'm powering off the player (BD35) in the middle of watching an SD-DVD, and when I turn it back on, it starts up again through the warnings and eventually goes to the menu screen. "Stop" is never pressed during this process.

Any ideas?...
post #14809 of 14978
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Originally Posted by Trevor78 View Post

I've been having trouble with resume play randomly not working...
This is on standard DVDs, not blu-rays.
I'm powering off the player (BD35) in the middle of watching an SD-DVD, and when I turn it back on, it starts up again through the warnings and eventually goes to the menu screen. "Stop" is never pressed during this process.
Any ideas?...

I thought I read somewhere that starting where you left off only applies to Blu-ray discs, not standard DVD.
post #14810 of 14978
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Originally Posted by Dominic26 View Post

I thought I read somewhere that starting where you left off only applies to Blu-ray discs, not standard DVD.

I'm currently watching the series "I Love Lucy" which is on DVD and I power it down when I'm done and it will resume where I left it the next time I turn on the Panny blu-ray player. It should work with both DVDs and BDs.
post #14811 of 14978
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

I'm currently watching the series "I Love Lucy" which is on DVD and I power it down when I'm done and it will resume where I left it the next time I turn on the Panny blu-ray player. It should work with both DVDs and BDs.

Hi folks...

I understand what the player is supposed to do for sure...and my player in the past has always done the "resume play" feature (for SD-DVD) as advertised. It's only been recently when I've noticed that it hasn't been working. Just looking for ideas on why "resume play" would suddenly stop working.

Thanks!
post #14812 of 14978
^ Just a theory, but perhaps there is an internal button cell battery which acts as a memory backup power supply, and it has expired?

Also, I no longer use my BD35, so I can't recall exactly, but if it has an "Eco/ power conservation mode" vs "quick start mode", changing that may have consequences in your situation.

PS I can't see how a firmware upgrade would make any difference, however I'd do that too, since it is free over the internet. Also see more below, in my next post.
Edited by m. zillch - 7/17/12 at 9:29am
post #14813 of 14978
P.P.S. My preliminary investigation of their parts catalog for that model indicate there is no memory button cell battery, so that implies it might use a small storage capacitor instead. These would stop working if the unit is unplugged for a long time or is left in "eco-mode slow to start up mode". the remedy would be to plug in the unit and let it sit overnight in the "fast-play quick start mode" or whatever they call it on this player.
post #14814 of 14978
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Originally Posted by m. zillch View Post

P.P.S. My preliminary investigation of their parts catalog for that model indicate there is no memory button cell battery, so that implies it might use a small storage capacitor instead. These would stop working if the unit is unplugged for a long time or is left in "eco-mode slow to start up mode". the remedy would be to plug in the unit and let it sit overnight in the "fast-play quick start mode" or whatever they call it on this player.

Thanks...

I don't believe this unit has any "fast-play" mode. I'll double check the settings...
post #14815 of 14978
I have recently updated my bd55 with the 2.4 firmware. It's our secondary BR player now but I remember at the time of replacement with a sony 570 that I though the Panny picture was superior. What was not, and still is not is the long load times, which I just tested now.

Any way to improve those load times?
post #14816 of 14978
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Originally Posted by runnin' View Post

I have recently updated my bd55 with the 2.4 firmware. It's our secondary BR player now but I remember at the time of replacement with a sony 570 that I though the Panny picture was superior. What was not, and still is not is the long load times, which I just tested now.
Any way to improve those load times?
Unfortunately the older players like BD35 and BD55 are extremely slow loaders.
The only way to improve load times is to buy a newer Panasonic model which I did recently, a Panasonic BD215 - loads in seconds!
My older BD35 I gave to a family member, still works and over 3 years old.
post #14817 of 14978
Thanks for updating me, too bad about the load times. My newer Sony is much faster too.
post #14818 of 14978
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Originally Posted by JP06 View Post

Anyone come across an issue with HDMI connectivity? I've had my BD35 for about 4 years and never had a problem aside from the occasional "Copyright Violation" error. Recently, the player has an issue where the audio will drop out for a second during playback of blu-rays, and sometimes the signal will be lost completely and have to recover. I have my audio settings set to bitstream and secondary audio set to off. I'm also running firmware version 2.4, and have not had this issue with any of my other components (cable box, Xbox 360).
Anyone have a similar problem? Were you able to fix it? Maybe the unit is getting old I'll have to replace it. confused.gif
EDIT: Nevermind, I reset the player to it's default settings, changed everything to my liking, and watched an hour of LOTR: The Two Towers without a problem. Lets hope this stays fixed! smile.gif

Well, this problem is back again. This time I was watching a DVD and getting the same audio drops, and once the HDMI signal was lost completely. I'll have to try swapping cables tonight, to rule out a faulty HDMI cable. mad.gif
post #14819 of 14978
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Originally Posted by DonChalant

Hi everyone. After quite a while of owning a BD35, I finally today tried connecting it to my home network, through a wired Ethernet connection. The Connection Test failed over and over, giving me the "Cannot obtain IP address from DHCP" when I had DHCP Auto set to On... but after the fail, it would fill in the grayed-out IP address and subnet mask with values that didn't even come close to matching what my Netgear router has.
I also tried turning the DHCP Auto off, and entering static values based on the settings of my Netgear router. Again, no dice.
I got a bright idea and pulled out my trusty IBM ThinkPad laptop and plugged the wired Ethernet connection into it... and lo and behold, it worked.
My first thought was that the BD35 Ethernet port/hardware isn't working, but as I said above, it does return something. And though the Connection Test fails, it takes it over a minute of "thinking" before it craps out.
So, after several hours of banging my head against this... I'm turning to the experienced owners on this forum. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Don

Hi,

I suspect this might be down to the network cable you're using. Panasonic devices are very particular about the cable - they have to be UTP wired to TIA/EIA 568A or 568B standard. I had exactly the same issue with a home-made cable that didn't follow the standard.

Hope that helps
-Rob.
post #14820 of 14978
The cable should NOT be a cross over cable . The only way it will work with your laptop connected to the panasonic is if the cable was a crossover or your laptop has automatic MDI/MDIX crossover The cable should be a standard ethernet cable.
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