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post #211 of 1874
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Originally Posted by abward View Post

Silvercans,

Perhaps you should include the firmware level in your tracking too.

True, though this is the only info they provided me with. I can ask them. Thanks
post #212 of 1874
Probably a dumb question, but will the BD65 remember the position in a BluRay when you power it off and then turn it on?

For 'The Watchman' director's cut my recent Costco BD60 would forget where I was, and it's a real hassle to get to the correct position again.

I also noticed some menu less DVDs created with Adobe Encore would not get recognized on the BD60, even though they had all the necessary files and would play with PowerDVD or the OS X DVD player. So - I'm hoping that the BDP65 will work with user created DVDs a bit better?
post #213 of 1874
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Originally Posted by lescaudle View Post

Probably a dumb question, but will the BD65 remember the position in a BluRay when you power it off and then turn it on?

For 'The Watchman' director's cut my recent Costco BD60 would forget where I was, and it's a real hassle to get to the correct position again.

There is no way to auto-resume BD-Java authored BD discs. It's not the limitation of Panasonic but rather all BD players.
post #214 of 1874
Does this player support Pandora?
post #215 of 1874
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Originally Posted by doakh View Post

Does this player support Pandora?

Not yet. Supposedly coming in a firmware update sometime in the future.
post #216 of 1874
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Originally Posted by stir fry a lot View Post

What settings need to be enabled in order to get that little blue light on my receiver to light up? I currently have it set to to PCM with the DTS-HD option checked in the disc menu. If its says multi-in on the display am I still getting HD sound even without the light being on?

So, you have a Denon AVR? On the Denon, for the blue light to come on, it has to actually be receiving an HD bitstream (DTS-HD in your case), not PCM. My understanding is that you're still getting HD audio if it's showing Multi-In on the AVR. The only diff is that you're letting the DMP-BD65 do the decoding of the HD audio instead of your Denon. Take your pick on which one will do a better job. I'd expect the Denon would.

I just got my DMP-BD65 and hooked it up to my Denon AVR-1910 on Tuesday. It didn't bitstream by default. I had to go into the main settings on the DMP-BD65 and tweak them to get it to bitstream the HD audio. I don't recall the exact menu options, but it was pretty intuitive.
post #217 of 1874
Arg! Fry's has the BD65 on sale this weekend for a nice price, but I'm still hesitant to go with the 65 because of the possible light fluctuations.
post #218 of 1874
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Originally Posted by SpHeRe31459 View Post

Arg! Fry's has the BD65 on sale this weekend for a nice price, but I'm still hesitant to go with the 65 because of the possible light fluctuations.

Go for it. The worst that can happen is that you notice light fluctuations anf have to return it.
post #219 of 1874
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Originally Posted by phpm0nkey View Post

Go for it. The worst that can happen is that you notice light fluctuations anf have to return it.

agree. the light fluctuations might have been limited to a batch of players i tested.

if you have six feet under season 4, i would be curious if you see it (most dramatic example i know of).
post #220 of 1874
Silly question but I have to ask: have you played the Six Feet Under DVD in other BD and DVD players and not see the fluctuation?
post #221 of 1874
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Originally Posted by winston9332 View Post

agree. the light fluctuations might have been limited to a batch of players i tested.

if you have six feet under season 4, i would be curious if you see it (most dramatic example i know of).

Yep, I'll likely pick one up today. I don't have 6 ft Under, or Saving Private Ryan on DVD, what else do you think would be a good test?

It shows up mostly in dark earthy colors right?

The title I have that comes to mind is that I have the Firefly series on DVD which has a lot of those dark earth tones in it.
post #222 of 1874
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Originally Posted by Javerthl View Post

Silly question but I have to ask: have you played the Six Feet Under DVD in other BD and DVD players and not see the fluctuation?

Of course he tested it with other players

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...7&postcount=55

http://winstonsreviews.com/?p=103
post #223 of 1874
does anyone have an answer on this..... I use a sound bar with an optical connection, my cable box (hdmi) and Samsung Blu Ray (hdmi) are hooked directly to the tv via hdmi. The cable box has pass through on the hdmi, as not to decode and my sound bar does the work, the blu ray player wont so i'm stuck with only pcm. Any thoughts on the Panasonics? will they pass, or only decode?
Thanks!!!
post #224 of 1874
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Originally Posted by gsd102003 View Post

does anyone have an answer on this..... I use a sound bar with an optical connection, my cable box (hdmi) and Samsung Blu Ray (hdmi) are hooked directly to the tv via hdmi. The cable box has pass through on the hdmi, as not to decode and my sound bar does the work, the blu ray player wont so i'm stuck with only pcm. Any thoughts on the Panasonics? will they pass, or only decode?
Thanks!!!

Going through your TV will always result in 2-channel PCM. The TV is not an A/V switcher. You need to go directly to the soundbar if you want anything else.
post #225 of 1874
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Originally Posted by SpHeRe31459 View Post

Yep, I'll likely pick one up today. I don't have 6 ft Under, or Saving Private Ryan on DVD, what else do you think would be a good test?

It shows up mostly in dark earthy colors right?

The title I have that comes to mind is that I have the Firefly series on DVD which has a lot of those dark earth tones in it.

Got the player and let is update to 1.14 as soon as I got the network configured.

Tried various scenes in a Firefly episode that I knew would be dark and have lots of earthtones. I didn't see any odd flickering.
post #226 of 1874
thnak you for taking time to answer, but after i switched the cable box to pass through on HDMI, the soundbar immediately switched from PCM to Dolby Digital

(oooh, also Samsung had informed me on my current player, pass through is not an option... why i'm hoping for the Panasonic)
post #227 of 1874
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Originally Posted by gsd102003 View Post

thnak you for taking time to answer, but after i switched the cable box to pass through on HDMI, the soundbar immediately switched from PCM to Dolby Digital

(oooh, also Samsung had informed me on my current player, pass through is not an option... why i'm hoping for the Panasonic)

That's unusual, most TV's won't do DD passthrough.

I've not heard of a cable box doing some sort of HDMI audio passthrough... is your box a Scientific Atlanta brand?

I also would bet you that you won't get any Blu-ray player to do it, because when it handshakes with the TV, the TV will advertise that it is a 2-channel device with no ability to decode any of the surround formats, so the player will always negotiate 2.0 PCM as the only supported format. I'm not aware of any sort of mode at the player side that forces a passthrough. That would seem to be something at your TV if anywhere.

Why don't you post your TV and soundbar models?
post #228 of 1874
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Originally Posted by gsd102003 View Post

thnak you for taking time to answer, but after i switched the cable box to pass through on HDMI, the soundbar immediately switched from PCM to Dolby Digital

(oooh, also Samsung had informed me on my current player, pass through is not an option... why i'm hoping for the Panasonic)

Actualy, SA cable box and PS3 are the only boxes I know can force a digital autio (DD) pass through the HDMI regardless how the TV tell it not supported. Unfortunately, most BD players (Pansonic included) won't do so. So, you won't get any DD from your BD player in your current configuration. Don't use your TV as A/V switch!
post #229 of 1874
the tv is a LG lh50 the cable box is a Motorola dcx3200 (to access the hidden menu press cable power then the menu button on remote within a second, then can choose pass through on advanced menu) the soundbar is the JVC ba1 which recommends using the optical out of your tv as its source. Not sure if any of this will help, but here it is! and thanks for your assistance!
post #230 of 1874
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Originally Posted by gsd102003 View Post

the tv is a LG lh50 the cable box is a Motorola dcx3200 (to access the hidden menu press cable power then the menu button on remote within a second, then can choose pass through on advanced menu) the soundbar is the JVC ba1 which recommends using the optical out of your tv as its source. Not sure if any of this will help, but here it is! and thanks for your assistance!

As Foxbat and I said, it won't happen with a Blu-ray player. Your TV isn't really an A/V switcher.
post #231 of 1874
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Originally Posted by gsd102003 View Post

does anyone have an answer on this..... I use a sound bar with an optical connection, my cable box (hdmi) and Samsung Blu Ray (hdmi) are hooked directly to the tv via hdmi. The cable box has pass through on the hdmi, as not to decode and my sound bar does the work, the blu ray player wont so i'm stuck with only pcm. Any thoughts on the Panasonics? will they pass, or only decode?

I am not sure what you mean by pass through on an output device such as a cable box or a disc player. Are you asking whether there's a setting that tells the player to ignore the HDMI handshake and send encoded audio even when the TV says it wants PCM? If so, there's no such setting on Panasonic players.

But, even if you can get DD 5.1 passed through your TV to the soundbar, which some TVs will do, I've never seen a TV that passes through DTS. Since the majority of BDs only have DTS tracks, using the TV as an audio switcher will never work properly for Blu-ray playback.

Can you run an optical connection from your BD player to your soundbar? From what I can see, the TH-BA1 has two optical inputs. I have my Panasonic BD55 connected to my TV using HDMI and to my receiver using coax and I get DD 5.1 and DTS just fine that way.
post #232 of 1874
What format do downloaded movies need to be encoded to in order to play via a hard drive? I've tried mpeg-4 and avi but all I'm seeing is the pictures that are on my usb. Aren't mpeg and avi divx compatible?

I got the blue light to come on by setting it to bitstream and turning off secondary audio.
post #233 of 1874
Again i'd like to say Thank you for all of your advice, looks like i may go with the optical direct and try and find a decent wall mountable player!! Thanks again!!
post #234 of 1874
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Originally Posted by stir fry a lot View Post

What format do downloaded movies need to be encoded to in order to play via a hard drive? I've tried mpeg-4 and avi but all I'm seeing is the pictures that are on my usb. Aren't mpeg and avi divx compatible?

I got the blue light to come on by setting it to bitstream and turning off secondary audio.

AFAIK the 65 doesn't do anything but photos.
post #235 of 1874
how do you shut off the 24p playback
post #236 of 1874
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Originally Posted by SpHeRe31459 View Post

Arg! Fry's has the BD65 on sale this weekend for a nice price, but I'm still hesitant to go with the 65 because of the possible light fluctuations.

Just returned from Costco In San Diego.
Saw a large stack of the Panasonic BD655P-K in the entrance to the store. HDMI cable included.
Good price.
post #237 of 1874
listen to a lot of rock and jazz concert dvds???

am running this Bd65 into my Panny G10 and Denon receiver w/ Martin Logans and a sub

thanks
post #238 of 1874
Does this player have any music channels yet? Pandora, Slacker, etc....
post #239 of 1874
I'm very keen to get the Panasonic BD65, but have a couple of concerns:

1. Does it still *not* have a dedicated button for changing subtitle or audio tracks? This was a major inconvenience on the previous BD60.

2. For a 67" screen size, is the DVD quality of BD65 good enough, or should I just forget it and get the best-of-the-best Oppo BDP-83?

Thanks for your reading my post.
post #240 of 1874
Winston,

Other than the 6 Feet Under DVD have you noticed light fluctuation on other DVD's. Other than mentioning the type of scenes you see it on I haven't seen you mention any other DVD titles that you have seen it on.

There was also mention of the Harry Potter DVD by someone else. Are there other DVD's that people are seeing this on?

This is sounding like a very isolated incident of fluctuation on some peoples players on only certain DVD's. It doesn't sound like something that is going to completely ruin the DVD watching experience for everyone.
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