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post #1501 of 1874
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

The 75 is cheap and adds DLNA, but you lose a lot of viera cast content like pandora, youtube, picassa, amazon, etc.

The75doesnt seem to even have digital audio out either and I really dont want 3D (or to pay for it).
post #1502 of 1874
Is the BD65P-K the same thing as the BD65?
post #1503 of 1874
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Originally Posted by kezug
Is the BD65P-K the same thing as the BD65?
Yes, the K indicates color, Black. Also, if you see a 655, it's also the same player but includes an HDMI cable.
post #1504 of 1874
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Originally Posted by CatCow View Post

Well that was one of the first things I did to troubleshoot after it started happening two days ago... It works to get it up and running again, but now I've had to do it 3 times! Resetting the player and loosing all settings(every day for me it seems!) is a pretty sad excuse of a work-around for whatever problem is going on.

If this just started happening to me and others have already been dealing with it, it seems unlikely that it is a problem related to a change in the player(last firmware update was December) or Netflix's streaming system... What could possible be going on? A defect in the players? Some random bug in the firmware?

Agreed, this procedure should not be a 'fix' for any length of time. I guess I am lucky that I only had to do it once, but, like I mentioned, I would really like to know from Panasonic why this is happening and if there is a true fix in the works. I'll try an email reply and see if I get anything back.
post #1505 of 1874
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Originally Posted by CatCow View Post

Well that was one of the first things I did to troubleshoot after it started happening two days ago... It works to get it up and running again, but now I've had to do it 3 times! Resetting the player and loosing all settings(every day for me it seems!) is a pretty sad excuse of a work-around for whatever problem is going on.

If this just started happening to me and others have already been dealing with it, it seems unlikely that it is a problem related to a change in the player(last firmware update was December) or Netflix's streaming system... What could possible be going on? A defect in the players? Some random bug in the firmware?

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Originally Posted by jasonsed View Post

Agreed, this procedure should not be a 'fix' for any length of time. I guess I am lucky that I only had to do it once, but, like I mentioned, I would really like to know from Panasonic why this is happening and if there is a true fix in the works. I'll try an email reply and see if I get anything back.

I've had similar issues with different brands of players. I'm convinced it's a bug on the Netflix side. For whatever reason, once Netflix gets the idea that your player ID doesn't belong in the database, you can never add it back and have it stick more than a day or so. The only solution unfortunately is to replace your player. This has happened to me twice (one sony and one insignia) with the half dozen streaming players I've had in the past few years. Replacing the player always fixed the problem immediately and permanently. No amount of resets, firmware updates, or deleting and re-adding ever had any effect. Even when I contacted Netflix and they assured me the problem was fixed, it never was.
post #1506 of 1874
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Originally Posted by jasonsed View Post

Agreed, this procedure should not be a 'fix' for any length of time. I guess I am lucky that I only had to do it once, but, like I mentioned, I would really like to know from Panasonic why this is happening and if there is a true fix in the works. I'll try an email reply and see if I get anything back.

FYI, here is the [not very informative] reply from Panasonic:

"Thank you for our inquiry. We are not sure what caused this however a reset usually resolves any issues with the unit.
Thank you for contacting Panasonic."
post #1507 of 1874
Something I have noticed playing DVD's is the DL transitions are rather abrupt, I was wondering if any one else has seen this while playing DVD's

-R
post #1508 of 1874
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Originally Posted by RobAGD View Post

Something I have noticed playing DVD's is the DL transitions are rather abrupt, I was wondering if any one else has seen this while playing DVD's

-R

Actually, I've thought the exact opposite. I had a Panasonic RP91 DVD player which I replaced with this BD player. I think layer changes are much faster and smoother, but then again, that was an older DVD player.

In fact, I watched Let Me In on DVD last night, and the layer change was barely perceptible. It reminded me that I really hadn't noticed any layer changes lately, and of just how bad it had been on the other player.

SMK
post #1509 of 1874
Can some one tell me what kind of powercord is used on the bd65 and where I can find a replacement?
post #1510 of 1874
You can get a new power cord cheap at radio shack. Just match up the end. It's flat on one side, curved on the other, with notches in the middle. Very common.
post #1511 of 1874
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

You can get a new power cord cheap at radio shack. Just match up the end. It's flat on one side, curved on the other, with notches in the middle. Very common.

How about this? Is it safe?
http://cgi.ebay.com/AC-power-cord-ca...item230fd4a2a3
post #1512 of 1874
^^^ bump
post #1513 of 1874
Can someone do a screen shot of what the interface for Pandora and Netflix look like on the BD65?
post #1514 of 1874
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

How about this? Is it safe?
http://cgi.ebay.com/AC-power-cord-ca...item230fd4a2a3

that's pretty much it. I bought one like that from radio shack or the 99 cents store just like it to connect to my bd-35 when I only had one player and wanted to transfer it from living room to bedroom.

Much easier to have extra cables/cords in both rooms.
post #1515 of 1874
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

How about this? Is it safe?
http://cgi.ebay.com/AC-power-cord-ca...item230fd4a2a3

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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

that's pretty much it. I bought one like that from radio shack or the 99 cents store just like it to connect to my bd-35 when I only had one player and wanted to transfer it from living room to bedroom.

Much easier to have extra cables/cords in both rooms.

That will probably fit, but the panny has one flat side. There are many pictures of it in the manual which can easily be found on the panasonic site.
post #1516 of 1874
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

Can someone do a screen shot of what the interface for Pandora and Netflix look like on the BD65?

Both have many levels of screens, so just one wouldn't tell you much. What are you looking for exactly? Won't you find out when you get your power cord?
post #1517 of 1874
^^^ sure..but I like to discuss as I impatiently await the shipment to arrive


So, I am curious though...is the blu-ray PQ or SQ any better on the BD65 vs the BD35?
post #1518 of 1874
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post
That will probably fit, but the panny has one flat side. There are many pictures of it in the manual which can easily be found on the panasonic site.
Damn...that picture on ebay looked like it matched up, but it doesnt...wasted 5 bucks...gonna stop in Radio Shack today.
post #1519 of 1874
This thread is quiet.

I finally picked up the BD65 and tried it out last night. It sure is snappy fast compared to my BD35 and Pandora and Netflix streaming is darn right cool (but hatethe downgrade in quality compared to having the disc)

Does anyone know if the BD65 has been reviewed to have better PQ and SQ for Blu-ray over the BD35?
post #1520 of 1874
Quote:
Originally Posted by kezug
This thread is quiet.

I finally picked up the BD65 and tried it out last night. It sure is snappy fast compared to my BD35 and Pandora and Netflix streaming is darn right cool (but hatethe downgrade in quality compared to having the disc)

Does anyone know if the BD65 has been reviewed to have better PQ and SQ for Blu-ray over the BD35?
I didn't see the 35 but you may want to poke around winston's site at http://winstonsreviews.com/?page_id=58
the oldest panny I saw was the 55 but he saw an improvement through the models he looked at. as far as sound quality bits is bits, don't see how that would improve if using a digital connection.
post #1521 of 1874
Welp, finally hooked the 65 to a network, and it updated ( I was hoping to fix the weird lag on layer switch ).

No dice, it is still there.

-R
post #1522 of 1874
Hi All -

In as much as I could, I searched this thread for my issue and didn't see anything similar. If I missed a post with the exact same problem, please accept my apology for the miss and my thanks for the redirection.

Here is my problem, my DMP-BD65 no longer fills the screen after the last two FW updates; I'm at 1.56 now.

It doesn't fill the screen after Network is selected - when the icons for the various services are shown like Pandora, Amazon Video, YouTube etc. Very specifically, it shows grey bars on all four sides of the rectangle. They are about an 1/8th inch on the l & r sides and a health half inch on the top and bottom. Again, this is before even watching a movie. And of course once I start watching a movie, the very irritating bars are still there.

This only started after either the last update or the one previous.

My connection to my Panny plasma (TH-50PHD8) is component. I have HDMI set to no on the DMP-DB65 and I've set the output to 1080i - the max my panny will do. If I set it down to 480p, then I get black bars top and bottom on the streamed movies (like Amazon) and the Viera interface doesn't fill the screen either - I want to say black bars on all four sides of the rectangle, but it doen't look like it's rendering black, it looks like it's not sending signal at all to the black borders.

It used to just work; it filled the screen all the time. Now it doesn't and it's really unwatchable. Wife and I just watched TRON and that movie's about as consistently dark as it gets and the grey bars really diminished the experience and enjoyment.

Again, thanks for any assistance and if I've violated thread protocol, please advise.

Jim Preis
post #1523 of 1874
In your viera cast settings, there is a screen size adjustment.
post #1524 of 1874
mdavej -

Thanks you; EXACTLY what I needed. I had forgotten that there was a setup within the context of using Viera cast.

Thanks so much for your help!!!

Happy Easter (if that's your thing, otherwise, have a great day knowing you made mine!)

Jim
post #1525 of 1874
Please help! I am so frustrated. I wired up a new location for my BD65. I can take the wire to my laptop and it connects to the network and bandwidth speedtest is nearly 20 Mbps. So the connection is good.

I had the BD originally wired in the basement, but then moved it to this new location. So, instead of a 3 foot run from Switch, I have a 15 foot to keystone wall plate, then from wall to new location. (I even redid the connections just to make sure and they are all 528B method)

When I plug it in and do Easy Network setup, it passes on all connects and even the BD Live test or check for Firmware.

However, it fails each and everytime I want to go into the network to load up stuff like Netflix or Pandora. It fails on the connection!

EDIT: The only thing different, other than the location of the BD Player, is that I am going through a keystone jack wall plate. So 2 cables instead of one! I even redid the crimp and keystone punch just to make sure. Oh, and I am doing the 568B method (all per monoprice).

Any advice?
post #1526 of 1874
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Originally Posted by who me? View Post

Well, after googling for help on my problem, I found something that actually worked. Someone went and tested each of the connection speed settings to see if they could troubleshoot their wireless problems. So I tried that with my wired connection. Now I am wondering if others here have this issue. I am able to stream only on the 10 base settings. As soon as I try the 100 base or auto speed selection, I cannot connect up outside the player at all.
SO, has anyone else heard of, seen or actually had this issue and what did they do about it.

Who Me? I have read your posts and we seem to have similar setup and issues.
I have a Comcast Cable Modem>Linksys WRT54GS (wireless router)>Etherfast switch>BD Player.

When I connect to my laptop, the speed tests are around 18Mbs to 20Mbs. I can get passed the Wired setup, BD Live setup and even firmware check, but yet, going to to the VieraCast Network menu, it wont work as it cant connect.

I do have a keystone jack in between the BD and Switch, but I redid and double checked the connections. If I go straight from switch to BD, it works.

Did you ever get your issue resolved?
post #1527 of 1874
^^^^ I even did a factory reset and still nothing!
post #1528 of 1874
I figured out the problem. I had cut some monoprice cables and put jacks on the ends using a crimping tool. Any Cable I did that with was bad! I am not sure why, they worked fine for internet to my laptop, but the player would not accept it for network stuff (it worked for setup and firmware check..just not network). I got a cable that I didnt cut and it worked. My keystone punchdowns worked fine, but not the jacks.

I did by those jacks from Menards...go figure! I was following the same color scheme as on the monoprice cables. Must have been low quality on those jacks.

Networking is finally working!!!
post #1529 of 1874
Doug, after many tries (even a second player), cable expreimentation and many internet searches later, I did find something that helped with the connection but my speed is still totally crappy. In fact, I still get occasional connection problems where I cannot get Vieracast or Netflix to start. I have come to the conclusion that I will probably have to get a new router to solve this issue.
BUT, in all this fun (yea right) I found a hint on another forum where the user tried all 5 of the 10/100 + auto connection speed settings on the player and got some interesting results. They found that by trying each one, the one that failed the most was the auto detect setting and that the static 10 and 100 based settings worked better. SO, I tried this and found similar results. In my case, I found that by setting the connection speed to the 10 base full duplex, I was able to get the most success. Trying the auto detect or the 100 base settings resulted in almost 100% connection failure even though it may have passed the basic setup connection tests. Trying anything off the Vieracast menu mostly failed. Even the Picasa pictures failed most of the time.
Although, it is not perfect and I still get an occasional connection failure that seems to occur during the peak usage hours of Fir/Sat early evening, I am now able to use Picasa almost every time I try and Netflix 99% of the time. I still cannot stream any HD stuff as any tests state my connection speed is too slow to stream HD and even occasionally even Netflix will stop and slow down my streaming speed to continue the movie. Which looks REALLY REALLY crappy BTW. Thankfully most of the movies I am streaming from Netflix are older ones or TV series that I really don't care if they are not in HD - it is for the entertainment value. And until I can find a job, buying a new router is out of the question to see if that really solves my problem. So I am making do with what I have.

Good luck on your end and hopefully that connection speed testing may help.
post #1530 of 1874
Does anybody have pronounced drive noise when the disc is spooling up? There is no noise for me during playback, but some BD's elicit a loud grinding sort of noise while loading menus (reminiscent of an Xbox360, come to think of it).
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