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post #1831 of 1874
I currently have the BD65. I've been happy with it and haven't had any problems. I've been wondering though how much of an improvement a current BR player would be. Features aside, are the newer processors a noticeable, if not significant improvement over what I have? Since I have a Viera TV I'm looking to stick with Panasonic. Thanks in advance.
post #1832 of 1874
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Originally Posted by svgtom View Post

I currently have the BD65. I've been happy with it and haven't had any problems. I've been wondering though how much of an improvement a current BR player would be. Features aside, are the newer processors a noticeable, if not significant improvement over what I have? Since I have a Viera TV I'm looking to stick with Panasonic. Thanks in advance.

I went from the BD65 to the 220, but did it for the feature upgrades. Netflix in 1080p, 5.1 surround and subtitles. If there are image improvements, I don't see it.
post #1833 of 1874
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Originally Posted by svgtom View Post

I currently have the BD65. I've been happy with it and haven't had any problems. I've been wondering though how much of an improvement a current BR player would be. Features aside, are the newer processors a noticeable, if not significant improvement over what I have? Since I have a Viera TV I'm looking to stick with Panasonic. Thanks in advance.

You will see a difference in DVD upconversion. The newer processors handle bad cadences better so you no longer get jaggies with animation. I went from a 60, to an 85, to a 210. When I put the 210 in my rack, I delegated my Oppo dv983h for SACD playback and used the Panny for DVD's from then on. The 210 seemed faster loading than the 60 and 85 also.
post #1834 of 1874
The 65 stumbled last night and would not play Madegascar 3, no problems on the ps3. It kept restarting as it was getting ready to play the feature. I have a newer Panasonic on the way anyway, so it's not a big deal. I think this is the first non damaged movie that I have had a problem with in the three or so years I've had it.
post #1835 of 1874
If you are using an SD memory card try erasing BD live memory or reformatting the card. If no SD card is installed try the movie with an memory card installed. When I had movies choke on startup clearing SD Memory cleared up the problem. YMMV
post #1836 of 1874
Interesting, no sd card was in the player. I should have added that it was a Netflix copy since some of the discs are different from retail. I'm still waiting for bd live to do something other than annoy me.
post #1837 of 1874
I moved my BD65 to our other TV, and I have an audio question. The BD65 is hooked up to our older receiver with a digital optical cable.

1) What do I set the 2 settings to under "Digital Audio Output" - PCM or Bitstream?

2) BD-Video Secondary Audio - Off or ON?

Thanks.
post #1838 of 1874
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Originally Posted by Jim McC View Post

I moved my BD65 to our other TV, and I have an audio question. The BD65 is hooked up to our older receiver with a digital optical cable.
1) What do I set the 2 settings to under "Digital Audio Output" - PCM or Bitstream?
2) BD-Video Secondary Audio - Off or ON?
Thanks.

Anyone? The manual just confuses me. Thanks.
post #1839 of 1874
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Originally Posted by Jim McC View Post

I moved my BD65 to our other TV, and I have an audio question. The BD65 is hooked up to our older receiver with a digital optical cable.
1) What do I set the 2 settings to under "Digital Audio Output" - PCM or Bitstream?
2) BD-Video Secondary Audio - Off or ON?
Thanks.

You need to tell us more about this "older receiver". Does it support DTS decoding? If yes, I expect you can choose "bitstream" and let your receiver decode DD or DTS. If not, you will have to have it set for PCM when playing a blu-ray title that has ONLY DTS audio on it. I believe Secondary audio has to do with commentary type audio when using a picture in picture for extras while the movie is playing. I never use it (I want the movie straight). But you might experiment with it and see if it interests you. Also, please understand I do not personally have a BD65, and am providing info based upon how other model blu-ray players generally work.
post #1840 of 1874
Thanks Rich. Yes, it supports DD and DTS. It just doesn't have HDMI.
post #1841 of 1874
I used to have a 65, and bitstream worked fine for me over optical. Sec audio is personal preference. I left it off unless I needed it.
post #1842 of 1874
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

I used to have a 65, and bitstream worked fine for me over optical. Sec audio is personal preference. I left it off unless I needed it.

Thanks. The problem is I don't know the difference between having Secondary Audio On or OFF.
post #1843 of 1874
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Originally Posted by Jim McC View Post

Thanks. The problem is I don't know the difference between having Secondary Audio On or OFF.

certain blu rays titles have behind the scenes interview that can be turned on during the movie. having the secondary audio on is for that.. if you don't use that option then have it off. I leave it off.

Jacob
post #1844 of 1874
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Originally Posted by Jacob305 View Post

certain blu rays titles have behind the scenes interview that can be turned on during the movie. having the secondary audio on is for that.. if you don't use that option then have it off. I leave it off.
Jacob

OK, thanks
post #1845 of 1874
I am able to get to Amazon instant video from my BD65 player, however, is there a way to get 5.1 sound from the HD content? I only tried one HD movie and it was MI:3 and the audio was only in Stereo. Is this possible through some sort of Firmware upgrade?
post #1846 of 1874
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

I am able to get to Amazon instant video from my BD65 player, however, is there a way to get 5.1 sound from the HD content? I only tried one HD movie and it was MI:3 and the audio was only in Stereo. Is this possible through some sort of Firmware upgrade?
No. Older model players do not support 5.1 audio with Amazon. The current Sonys do as does the Roku.

S~
post #1847 of 1874
Does anyone know if the wired ethernet is 10/100 or gigabit? I'm thinking of upgrading the home to 802.11n and I would be using a router in "Bridge" mode to connect to ethernet ports in the cabinet, including the Panasonic. But if it only supports 10/100, I'm not sure the investment is worth it. Then again, even 100mbps > 54mbps, even if it isn't using all 300mbps, but I'd still appreciate if it's known.
post #1848 of 1874
Based on the color of the speed LED on my switch it is not 1Gbps. The stuff I know is 1Gbps makes the LEDs light up green. The LEDs for the BD player (and my pre-pro) are lit up yellow which indicates 10/100.
post #1849 of 1874
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Originally Posted by whoaru99 View Post

Based on the color of the speed LED on my switch it is not 1Gbps. The stuff I know is 1Gbps makes the LEDs light up green. The LEDs for the BD player (and my pre-pro) are lit up yellow which indicates 10/100.

Thanks!
post #1850 of 1874
I had the same problem with Madagascar 3. Maybe its time to upgrade. So far this is the only movie that will not play.
post #1851 of 1874
Question. I started to use the amazon instant video and the picture has a white frame. On my tv the amazon app doesn't have the frame. Is there a way to shut off the frame on the blu ray? Thanks
post #1852 of 1874
IIRC it's the screen saver setting in the 65 that you have to change.
post #1853 of 1874
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Originally Posted by moxie1617 View Post

IIRC it's the screen saver setting in the 65 that you have to change.


Thanks that did it. JT
post #1854 of 1874
My BD65 is displaying U72 on the front, and I get no picture. I unplugged player for about 30 seconds, plugged it back in, and it's the same.


FIXED. The HDMI cable was loose in the back of TV.
Edited by Jim McC - 2/2/13 at 7:41pm
post #1855 of 1874
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

Anyone know if the Amazon HD connection issues have been resolved with the latest FW update?


Issue:

Even though you have adequate bandwidth(7mb+), you can not get a consistent HD download from Amazon. Amazon HD works just fine on PC using same Internet connection. I believe Panasonic and Amazon know this is an issue with the BD65 but no news on when/if the issue can be addressed.

I recently started Amazon Prime and tried to watch the video library. What I found is, pardon me being late in the party, that SD material is horrible compare to PC, and my HD stream is constantly being interrupted (I can hear sound but video is blocked by a "contact Amazon" screen) and I have to exit and resume.

I tried to find answers in the thread and then I see your post. How do I get Amazon HD to work on a PC?
post #1856 of 1874
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Originally Posted by pixelation View Post

I recently started Amazon Prime and tried to watch the video library. What I found is, pardon me being late in the party, that SD material is horrible compare to PC, and my HD stream is constantly being interrupted (I can hear sound but video is blocked by a "contact Amazon" screen) and I have to exit and resume.

I tried to find answers in the thread and then I see your post. How do I get Amazon HD to work on a PC?

For whatever reason, Amazon appears to have blocked HD to PCs. I have no idea why.
Both of my DMP-BD65s work well with Amazon streaming, as well as my BDT220. I pay for 18 Mbps but it measures between 40 Mbps and 75 Mbps using SpeedTest.net. Firmware is 1.60.
Edited by Scott Corbett - 3/4/13 at 9:55am
post #1857 of 1874
Here is the network activity during Amazon HD streaming. Sometimes the bandwidth spike above 7.5Mbps but given that it goes up and down, I don't see why it cannot work for someone with 6Mbps internet (I have 12Mbps).

post #1858 of 1874
Here is the bandwidth chart for streaming high quality (4-bars) SD on my HTPC (regular Windows 7 + flash). Big difference:



The SD stream on BD65 is similar to the HD stream in my previous post but it peaks out at 3 to 4 Mbps. I believe the different distribution is due to BD65 has a smaller buffer and needs to keep on fetching video stream. Too bad it is my only option to streaming Amazon VOD in HD.
post #1859 of 1874
Without reading thru this extensive forum, would it help my picture quality or features by a firmware upgrade on this unit? Don't think i've ever done one if so would be 18 moths or so ago.
Thanks for any help
post #1860 of 1874
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Originally Posted by rjhseven View Post

Without reading thru this extensive forum, would it help my picture quality or features by a firmware upgrade on this unit? Don't think i've ever done one if so would be 18 moths or so ago.
Thanks for any help
HERE are the changes in each firmware, so you can decide for yourself. Generally if you have no issues with certain discs or apps, a new firmware will make no difference.
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