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post #8221 of 8243
I've had my bd80 for years, it's still going strong. When I first got it, I had a legacy receiver with no HD audio codec support, and so I picked this player in part because of the analog outputs. The video quality is also quite good.

Well, it's four years later and I've upgraded to a new receiver with all the codecs I could want. I've set the Panny to bitstream and let the AV Receiver do the work.

However, the Onkyo receiver I got also has a Qdeo video processor. So, I am wondering if there is a way in the DMP 80 to disable the video processing. It would only make a difference in SD content, since all my hardware supports 24p, but still I'd like to try it and see if the Qdeo in the Onkyo is better than what's in the Panny.

As far as I can tell, this isn't possible, but I thought I'd post here and ask.

Thanks.
post #8222 of 8243
Nope. Panasonic does not have source direct. The best you could do is manually set output resolution to 480p when playing SD material.

S~
post #8223 of 8243
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Nope. Panasonic does not have source direct. The best you could do is manually set output resolution to 480p when playing SD material.

S~

Thanks.
post #8224 of 8243

Netflix blu-ray discs won't play on Panasonic DMP-BD80

My blu-ray copy of Blade Runner and some other titles play fine however Netflix blu-rays Hobbit and Searching for Sugarman won't play. Hobbit was working intermittently but now is a 'noread'.

 

I've dismantled the drive swabbed the lens and cleaned the spindle, same results.

 

Perhaps current blu-ray discs are created at a different standard they they used to be?

post #8225 of 8243
If some BluRay discs play just fine, then it's not the laser. Your player probably needs a firmware upgrade for newer titles (a common occurrence with this technology - you should contact Panasonic and ask whether any upgrades are on the horizon).
post #8226 of 8243
Thanks for the advice. I'm running the latest firmware. I will contact Panasonic to see if they can address this problem.
post #8227 of 8243
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Originally Posted by sonyslave View Post
 

Perhaps current blu-ray discs are created at a different standard they they used to be?

Not likely, but the protections change.

 

I've found these things to help:

- Working SD Card inserted
- Wired ethernet connection with Fixed/Static IP Address 

 

Avatar is a good test because of the new/heavy protection (for it's time). I have the retail version and it plays fine for me. Recently heard Red-2 uses something new, but haven't rented it from BlockBuster yet.

post #8228 of 8243
Red 2 works fine in this player, watched it a couple of days ago.

Definitely keep an SD card in there. Lots of stuff wants the memory.
post #8229 of 8243
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Originally Posted by fist34 View Post

Red 2 works fine in this player, watched it a couple of days ago.
 

Cool. Then they are still supporting this player. Red-2 suppose-ably has some new super-duper protection.

post #8230 of 8243
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Originally Posted by Tesla1856 View Post

Cool. Then they are still supporting this player. Red-2 suppose-ably has some new super-duper protection.

They're not supporting it. It just means the new protection method doesn't go so far outside of the blu ray spec as to break compatibility with this player. Panasonic hasn't released any new firmware to make Red 2 work -- Red 2 just works.
post #8231 of 8243
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Originally Posted by fist34 View Post

They're not supporting it. It just means the new protection method doesn't go so far outside of the blu ray spec as to break compatibility with this player. Panasonic hasn't released any new firmware to make Red 2 work -- Red 2 just works.

From what I have read - Red 2 just filled the title with a pile of phony playlists, some of which stick drm type messages in the middle of the movie. This supposedly will foil programs intended to copy it - probably for about 5 minutes! They also used a lossy dolby digital soundtrack - at least in the rental version. Of course those of us who rented this title are now going to run out and buy it for the lossless sound and extras . . . and if you believe that, I have more nonsense to peddle to you . .
post #8232 of 8243

panasonic bd80 problem

hello !  I have  a Panasonic bd 80 blue ray player  , for some reason when I play certain blue ray discs the player will not play them , it all starts fine , as soon as it goes past the usual entry studio logos and the movie comes on the screen asking me to press the play button , I press play and the unit loads up and then nothing happens , I tried leaving it on and wait for  the movie to come up  but it just shows a blank screen or it keeps repeating the entry menu .

is this a problem with the player or is it a defective disc .  I always play blue ray movies with no problems , but once in a while I have this problem , it now has happened when trying to play the movie blue ray version of englorious bastards , by Quentin tarantino .

can anybody shed some light  on this ?

post #8233 of 8243
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Originally Posted by filamenthead View Post

hello !  I have  a Panasonic bd 80 blue ray player  , for some reason when I play certain blue ray discs the player will not play them , it all starts fine , as soon as it goes past the usual entry studio logos and the movie comes on the screen asking me to press the play button , I press play and the unit loads up and then nothing happens , I tried leaving it on and wait for  the movie to come up  but it just shows a blank screen or it keeps repeating the entry menu .
is this a problem with the player or is it a defective disc .  I always play blue ray movies with no problems , but once in a while I have this problem , it now has happened when trying to play the movie blue ray version of englorious bastards , by Quentin tarantino .
can anybody shed some light  on this ?

Make sure your player is using the latest firmware available. If you're in North America, the latest BD80 firmware available from Panasonic appears to be version 2.64 dated 2012/4/16.
post #8234 of 8243
Also make sure you have an SD card in there. On a different player I have, there are titles that will not play properly without it.
post #8235 of 8243
Yeap. Lionsgate.

S~
post #8236 of 8243
Crap, I spoke too soon about how great my player is still operating. I had unplugged my BD60 and moved it upstairs to connect it to my new receiver. First time I power it back on I get a flashing screen on the output and "U73" error on the panel display. What is this?!! It was literally just working correctly 15 minutes ago!
post #8237 of 8243
U73 is an HDMI handshake error. Check your HDMI connections and try powering your other equipment (receiver and TV) up before the BD60.
post #8238 of 8243
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Originally Posted by gerhard911 View Post

U73 is an HDMI handshake error. Check your HDMI connections and try powering your other equipment (receiver and TV) up before the BD60.

Thanks, that was it! I changed out the HDMI cable to a different brand and it worked beautifully. Didn't realize different brand HDMI cables made such a difference.
post #8239 of 8243
Hey folks, i've got a BD-60.

My reciever (onkyo 806) does not support 3d passthrough.
I've just bought a panasonic ST60, and would like to try the 3d.

Am i correct in saying that i can use HDMI out from the BD-60 directly to the TV, and optical audio out from the BD-60 to my onkyo ... and enjoy some 3D bluray?

Cheers!
post #8240 of 8243
Yes. That will work.

S~
post #8241 of 8243
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Originally Posted by filamenthead View Post

hello !  I have  a Panasonic bd 80 blue ray player  , for some reason when I play certain blue ray discs the player will not play them , it all starts fine , as soon as it goes past the usual entry studio logos and the movie comes on the screen asking me to press the play button , I press play and the unit loads up and then nothing happens , I tried leaving it on and wait for  the movie to come up  but it just shows a blank screen or it keeps repeating the entry menu .
is this a problem with the player or is it a defective disc .  I always play blue ray movies with no problems , but once in a while I have this problem , it now has happened when trying to play the movie blue ray version of englorious bastards , by Quentin tarantino .
can anybody shed some light  on this ?

I have a somewhat similar problem with my BD-60.

It will play older Blu-ray's, but not some of the newer releases like: Shrek 4, or LOTR's Two Towers. The disc's will not even load, much less get to the menu.

I uploaded the most recent firmware, but it did not help. Would inserting an SD card solve this? I will need to purchase one to find out, which is why I ask.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
post #8242 of 8243
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Originally Posted by classicrecording View Post

Would inserting an SD card solve this?

Probably. Lots of titles now require the extra space. I have the same player and don't have problems with new discs, but I have a 2G card in there.
post #8243 of 8243
Ok, apologies for asking a very noob question here, but I've just not involved myself much in Blu-ray and the file structures and what and will not play off a Blu-ray player, so here goes...

I've got a Panasonic DMP-BD60 player. I can burn avi and other vid files to a Blu-Ray disc on the PC Blu-ray recorder/player and then view and play them on the PC (obviously as just data files), but they will not play from my particular Panasonic Blu-ray player.

Now reading through the literature, I think it's telling me that in no way does my model allow me to view/play these type of files like this as a Blu-ray disc (but possibly as a DVD burn it would though). So, I just wanted to check if that sounds correct and if so, why not?

The reason for doing this, was due to my need to send some rather large avi files to a friend, that he could access from a home Blu-ray player and not from a computer (he hasn't got a Blu-ray player on the computer, only standard home Blu-ray player in the media room).

I've read on a couple of forums elsewhere, where other players allow such files to be played, as long as the files have been burnt inside a BDMV folder and if required, the files can be further placed in sub-folders and will be seen and play on some Blu-ray players - I burnt a test disc with avi files in a BDMV folder and even though my player understands that it is now in data mode and shows the BDMV folder as content, it cannot/does not see any of the avi files.

Could someone just clarify how and why it will and won't work like this between my or other players and is there a work-around for my particular player, as I'm not sure what my friend is running yet (I will now check) and I would have liked to have at least made sure the files worked before sending.

Any help/clarification would be appreciated.
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