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post #3541 of 8243
I just bought the movie Crank 2 and it won't load, I returned the disc and got another and it too won't load, all it shows is a video square a couple of inches big. I do not have high speed to download any update so I'm tossing this movie and buying it on regular DVd and hooking up my old DVD player. I have a BD 601.
Piece of **** player, I think I'll put it up for sale on Craigslist.
post #3542 of 8243
I played the 3 pirates movies and they do load up much faster. I also played benj buttons and that also loaded up faster.. however t2:skynet was still slow.

Jacob
post #3543 of 8243
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Originally Posted by Mr D View Post

I just bought the movie Crank 2 and it won't load, I returned the disc and got another and it too won't load, all it shows is a video square a couple of inches big. I do not have high speed to download any update so I'm tossing this movie and buying it on regular DVd and hooking up my old DVD player. I have a BD 601.
Piece of **** player, I think I'll put it up for sale on Craigslist.

It's not the player's fault. Check back a page or two or check the Crank thread in the software forum. It is Lionsgate.

S~
post #3544 of 8243
I'm at my wit's end here and hope someone here can be of help.

I was settling in earlier tonight to enjoy my first Blu-Ray experience on my new HDTV setup, Watchmen. Then, a very disappointing thing happened, the audio was not in sync with the video! Obviously I don't have to tell any moviehound in here just how extremely distracting that is.

So, here's my specs:

TV: Samsung PN50B860, a very fine 50" plasma display updated with latest firmware

Blu-Ray: Panasonic DMP-BD60K, also updated with latest firmware

Audio Setup: An older, but excellent, analog Sony receiver with 2 Yamaha speakers and a subwoofer

Blu-Ray is connected via HDMI to the Samsung, of course, with the HDMI audio disabled in the player's setup menu. As you can probably safely assume, I am using a standard 2-channel audio setup from the player to my Sony receiver but also using a TOSLINK from the Samsung to the receiver.

There are no sync issues when I use the stereo while watching television, it only seems to appear when I play a Blu-Ray movie. I also tried Gran Torino and it appears to have the same issue, although not quite as dramatic as Watchmen, but it's still distracting.

According to the manual, there's supposed to be an "Analog Audio Output" setting in the "TV/Device Connection" menu, but it's not there?!? Anybody else have this issue?

Before anyone jumps in and suggests I buy either a 5.1 or 7.1 setup along with an HDMI-capable receiver, let me tell you that I am hard-of-hearing and that it would constitute a sheer waste of money if I did that as I cannot tell the difference between my setup and my father's very expensive setup. I am perfectly happy with my setup and only seek to fix the syncing issue, if possible.

Thanks!
post #3545 of 8243
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr D View Post

I just bought the movie Crank 2 and it won't load, I returned the disc and got another and it too won't load, all it shows is a video square a couple of inches big. I do not have high speed to download any update so I'm tossing this movie and buying it on regular DVd and hooking up my old DVD player. I have a BD 601.
Piece of **** player, I think I'll put it up for sale on Craigslist.

I'll give you $20 and another $20 for shipping to my house for your BD601. Just send me a PM.
post #3546 of 8243
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Originally Posted by hornimus View Post

I just updated and have that BD, so.... roughly ....

With the disc in the open tray, unit on, counting from 0 upon pressing the play button on the remote, up until the start of the spinning coin center-screen as the movie loads....

FW 1.9 -- 39 seconds
FW 2.0 -- 31 seconds

[Note: To ensure nothing was buffered or cached, I turned the unit off once after the FW update and before timing the load with 2.0.]

Not a huge improvement, but the tray pops out a lot faster now, subjectively, to me, in my current mood..... as they say....

thanks for doing the test. The "spinning coin" means that the player is still loading BD-Java from the disc. The BD-Java load process is completed *after* the spinning coin disappears, when you see the Disney logo so ideally you should stop the clock at the logo.

The difference should be more like 51 seconds to logo (before) to 39 seconds to logo (after) if my contact's powerpoint slides were accurate (and I have no reason not to believe him). Around a 23% improvement and in line with the BD-P3600 and LG BD370.

"Casino Royale" should go from a 30 second load time to about a 23 second load time (23% improvement).

It's more than a subtle improvement. Wish I still had one to test. Maybe I'll go over to my neighbor's house disc in hand (his player is not net-enabled).

BTW, my contact confirmed that they released this firmware update sooner than initially expected (was supposed to go live in October).

-CB
post #3547 of 8243
Hey coneslayer,where did you find the 2.0 solutions. I used image burn and am having the same problem. I used image burn on 1.7 and it worked, but not on 2.0.Thanks.
post #3548 of 8243
Oh well ... Hopefully someone will do it right and chime in. Once that coin started spinning I was too busy trying to stop the player, but the Disney logo came up noticeably faster on the second go-round (with 2.0).
post #3549 of 8243
I saw this thread this morning with the update notice, just before leaving for work this morning. When I turned my Ethernet connected 605 on, it asked me immediately if I wanted the new update. I said yes, tied my shoes and adjusted my belt, and voila, it was done. I am about to go watch a disk in it, now.

Thanks all.
post #3550 of 8243
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Originally Posted by dale0015 View Post

Hey coneslayer,where did you find the 2.0 solutions. I used image burn and am having the same problem. I used image burn on 1.7 and it worked, but not on 2.0.Thanks.

Do no use ImgBurn. Every other burnner software works just fine.
post #3551 of 8243
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Originally Posted by Freewheeler View Post

Woohhoo, the DVDs look even better now with 2.0!

I noticed on panasonic's global site under ver. 2.0 they also list "DVD Playability" as one of the improvements. I know you said your star wars dvds looked better, but I wonder what the specific improvement is. This is an unexpected surprise.
post #3552 of 8243
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Originally Posted by ShowbizPizza View Post

I noticed on panasonic's global site under ver. 2.0 they also list "DVD Playability" as one of the improvements. I know you said your star wars dvds looked better, but I wonder what the specific improvement is. This is an unexpected surprise.

Clearer and sharper picture. More testing today.
post #3553 of 8243
I'm guessing that the 2.0 firmware is only available through direct internet update as V 1.9 still shows as current when I go to the download site.
post #3554 of 8243
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Originally Posted by SkiSmuggs View Post

I'm guessing that the 2.0 firmware is only available through direct internet update as V 1.9 still shows as current when I go to the download site.

According to the global site it was posted yesterday.

DMP-BD60/BD70V Firmware Download (North America & Latin America) | Blu-ray Disc Player | Digital AV | Consumer Products | Support | Panasonic Global
post #3555 of 8243
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Originally Posted by SkiSmuggs View Post

I'm guessing that the 2.0 firmware is only available through direct internet update as V 1.9 still shows as current when I go to the download site.

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/c...d60/index.html

2.0 available.
post #3556 of 8243
Jinx! You owe me a coke roberteyewhy
post #3557 of 8243
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Originally Posted by SkiSmuggs View Post

I'm guessing that the 2.0 firmware is only available through direct internet update as V 1.9 still shows as current when I go to the download site.

I had this same problem, first time I went to the newest BD60 link, even though the text said 2.0, it took me to the download screen for 1.9! I tried the BD80 link and it was 2.0 then when I went back to the BD60 link now I got the download screen for 2.0.

Anyway I got it downloaded and installed. Glad to see reports of the improved PQ for DVD. I'll have to check that out next time I have the PJ on, 104" makes things real easy to evaluate.
post #3558 of 8243
Anyone getting the decompressed file size of 38,407,688 as opposed to what is on the site (37,311,061)?

The reason I am asking is that all the other firmware updates matched.

Thanks,
Robert

P.S. myron243 said, "Jinx! You owe me a coke roberteyewhy." OK. Missed it by that much.
post #3559 of 8243
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Originally Posted by rover2002 View Post

The whole freeze thing smells of shoddy BD drives.

+1

i got my BD60 end of June and at the same time my friend has purchase one too. mine had only 2 freezes from that time till now and I am watching BD at the rate of 3 a week.(netflix). firmware is at 1.5. my buddy is having major problems with freezes and we got both units at the same time.
with all the firmware updates i read and still no consistent results, i think there is a problem with the Transport mechanism, maybe Q/A or design may play as being the issue. just a thought!
post #3560 of 8243
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Originally Posted by gking11 View Post

I'm at my wit's end here and hope someone here can be of help.

I was settling in earlier tonight to enjoy my first Blu-Ray experience on my new HDTV setup, Watchmen. Then, a very disappointing thing happened, the audio was not in sync with the video! Obviously I don't have to tell any moviehound in here just how extremely distracting that is.

So, here's my specs:

TV: Samsung PN50B860, a very fine 50" plasma display updated with latest firmware

Blu-Ray: Panasonic DMP-BD60K, also updated with latest firmware (2.0)

Audio Setup: An older, but excellent, analog Sony receiver with 2 Yamaha speakers and a subwoofer

Blu-Ray is connected via HDMI to the Samsung, of course, with the HDMI audio disabled in the player's setup menu. As you can probably safely assume, I am using a standard 2-channel audio setup from the player to my Sony receiver and also using a TOSLINK from the Samsung to the receiver.

There are no sync issues when I use the stereo while watching television, it only seems to appear when I play a Blu-Ray movie. I also tried Gran Torino and it appears to have the same issue, although not quite as dramatic as Watchmen, but it's still distracting.

According to the manual, there's supposed to be an "Analog Audio Output" setting in the "TV/Device Connection" menu, but it's not there?!? Anybody else have this issue? I'm hoping with being able to access this menu that it will solve my issue.

Is there no one that can help me out with this, please? I'm not one to bump, but this is a very annoying problem that's driving me completely bonkers.
post #3561 of 8243
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Originally Posted by gking11 View Post

Is there no one that can help me out with this, please? I'm not one to bump, but this is a very annoying problem that's driving me completely bonkers.

Try turning down the volume on the tv speakers if you're using the receiver to listen to a movie.
post #3562 of 8243
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Originally Posted by gking11 View Post

Is there no one that can help me out with this, please? I'm not one to bump, but this is a very annoying problem that's driving me completely bonkers.

Other than buy a non-Samsung TV or a HDMI receiver, you're probably out of luck. Analog audio setting is only available on BD80 where it has 7.1 analog output. Even with that, there is not much you can do to adjust the audio delay. Samsung TVs are notorise for A/V sync issues, especially when you have audio and video going different route.
post #3563 of 8243
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Originally Posted by roberteyewhy View Post

Anyone getting the decompressed file size of 38,407,688 as opposed to what is on the site (37,311,061)?

The first number (~38MB) is the correct size of the actual firmware image. The ~37MB number is for the self extracting exe file before you decompress the image.

I already upgraded no problem (from CD) and confirmed the first size you indicated matches what is on the disc.
post #3564 of 8243
man, these long discussions are hard to sift through and look for particular answers. let me ask a couple of questions and i apologize if they have been repeated.

1. i just got my bd60 last night, watched some of man on fire. a couple of times i would stop the movie and go into setup mode of the player, and when the movie stopped and the blue "blu ray" screen came up, when i pressed setup the screen would go black for a few seconds and then come back to the blue screen with the setup menu open. this happened several different times. is that normal? i don't think this is the same as the freeze issue many have complained about.

2. are there optimal settings to set the player to, or do most of you guys just leave the player's settings to default?

thank you. that's all for now, heh.
post #3565 of 8243
Normal for black screen then blue. I've got it down where I use the same settings with cinema mode on my Panny tv with broadcast tv and then make the minor adjustments on the blue ray player if the movie needs it.
post #3566 of 8243
Not that I need to use it, but I could swear there was a lip sync adjustment in the setup menu.
post #3567 of 8243
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Originally Posted by simonf View Post

Normal for black screen then blue. I've got it down where I use the same settings with cinema mode on my Panny tv and them make minor adjustments on the blue ray player if the movie needs it.

thanks--why does it go to black screen then blue anyway?

thanks on the settings. i will leave them the way they are.
post #3568 of 8243
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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post

thanks--why does it go to black screen then blue anyway?

thanks on the settings. i will leave them the way they are.

If you notice when it momentarily goes to a black screen it resets the counter to 0000 so I think it totally disengages the disc for the main menu and then picks up where you left off . Also to note the picture adjustments on the blue ray are much finer adjustments in increments than the tv's adjustments.
post #3569 of 8243
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Originally Posted by Doug G View Post

The first number (~38MB) is the correct size of the actual firmware image. The ~37MB number is for the self extracting exe file before you decompress the image.

I already upgraded no problem (from CD) and confirmed the first size you indicated matches what is on the disc.

Me too. No problems with the upgrade.

Did not notice any differences in PQ with SD's. Have not tried BD's yet. Loading time is about the same. Not a bother for me though.


Thanks,
Robert
post #3570 of 8243
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Originally Posted by gking11 View Post

I'm at my wit's end here and hope someone here can be of help.

I was settling in earlier tonight to enjoy my first Blu-Ray experience on my new HDTV setup, Watchmen. Then, a very disappointing thing happened, the audio was not in sync with the video! Obviously I don't have to tell any moviehound in here just how extremely distracting that is.

So, here's my specs:

TV: Samsung PN50B860, a very fine 50" plasma display updated with latest firmware

Blu-Ray: Panasonic DMP-BD60K, also updated with latest firmware

Audio Setup: An older, but excellent, analog Sony receiver with 2 Yamaha speakers and a subwoofer

Blu-Ray is connected via HDMI to the Samsung, of course, with the HDMI audio disabled in the player's setup menu. As you can probably safely assume, I am using a standard 2-channel audio setup from the player to my Sony receiver but also using a TOSLINK from the Samsung to the receiver.
...

Thanks!

The analog speaker setting menu is a little tricky to get to (you have to select 2ch+5.1ch or 7.1-ch output in the analog audio output menu and THEN click OK where it doesn't look obvious in order to bring up the speaker config menu), but it won't help you anyway as it has no lip synch adjustment or delay settings for the front left/right speakers. The delay settings are only for the rest of the speakers, to compensate for room placement.

I would try simplifying the connection so audio and video go through the same path.
  1. Connect HDMI from player to TV
  2. Enable HDMI audio output in the player
  3. Set Digital Audio Output in the player to DTS=PCM and Dolby=PCM
  4. Disconnect the analog audio outputs from the player entirely

In this configuration you will be sending the audio and video to the TV digitally and the TV will pass the PCM audio through to the receiver using the fiberoptic output which you say you already have connected (at least that's the theory).

Try this, and see if the behavior is the same, better or worse. Note that you *may* hear a slight echo this way if you leave the TV speakers on while you turn up the receiver/external speakers. This is not unusual and caused by the DACs being slightly faster or slower in the receiver vs. the TV. Turn the TV speakers down and listen through the receiver/external speakers only (selecting the fiberoptic digital input) in order to prevent the echo/reverb.

Let us know if this helps.

-CB
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