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post #91 of 3227
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Originally Posted by scoutermac View Post

So the only downside I see is that the Sony BDP-S570 does not have an SD card slot nor does it support Divx.

I don't believe the BDP-S570 has 5.1/7.1 analog outputs though, so I wouldn't consider it a true alternative.
post #92 of 3227
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Originally Posted by Superman07 View Post

I don't believe the BDP-S570 has 5.1/7.1 analog outputs though, so I wouldn't consider it a true alternative.

I guess your right.
post #93 of 3227
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Originally Posted by Beastus View Post

It does play 50i BD discs, although the manual states the opposite. It was also confirmed on the status bar, that it reads 1080/50i on the disc, and outputs it as 1080/50p. You will need a 50hz compatible TV/projector though.

Thanks a lot,Beastus!Is this some kind of undocumented feature or what?
post #94 of 3227
Can anyone else comment on the Amazon VOD HD and DVD play back quality?

Also on the Amazon VOD HD can anyone compare the wired vs wireless?
post #95 of 3227
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Originally Posted by scoutermac View Post

Can anyone else comment on the Amazon VOD HD and DVD play back quality?

Also on the Amazon VOD HD can anyone compare the wired vs wireless?

Im very impressed with DVD playback. Its just as good as the dvd playback in my HD-A35 which is a very good upconverting dvd player. Cant comment on Amazon HD, though.
post #96 of 3227
I don't see this as being listed as compatible with Amazon, at least on BB's website.
post #97 of 3227
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Originally Posted by jblank74 View Post

I don't see this as being listed as compatible with Amazon, at least on BB's website.



This is a screen shot from Bestbuy.com
post #98 of 3227
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Originally Posted by jblank74 View Post

I don't see this as being listed as compatible with Amazon, at least on BB's website.

I would reference the manufacturer website for features: http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...00000000005702
post #99 of 3227
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Originally Posted by Superman07 View Post

I don't believe the BDP-S570 has 5.1/7.1 analog outputs though, so I wouldn't consider it a true alternative.

I know some people are interested in this feature, but probably not many.
post #100 of 3227
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Originally Posted by atye View Post

I know some people are interested in this feature, but probably not many.

Your probably right. But if you are willing to spend $250 for this blu ray player you would think you must have surround sound or plans to upgrade.
post #101 of 3227
I have a DMP-BD30 right now and use the SD card slot to play AVCHD files from my camcorder. Does the DMP-BD85 support full 1080p/60p files from the Panasonic HDC-TM700 HD camcorder that is coming out shortly? The files that are not in 1080p would play I know since they're standard AVCHD files, but AVCHD doesn't support 1080p material. I thought I read somewhere about this player supported the new MPEG video from the new lineup of Panasonic 1080p HD camcorders. Someone with knowledge of this, I'd like to hear about this situation.
post #102 of 3227
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Originally Posted by atye View Post

Cool. What kinds of speeds are you averaging over wireless?

I have 6mbps down from ATT. Speedtests on my laptop show 4.5-5mbps.
post #103 of 3227
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Originally Posted by Superman07 View Post

I don't believe the BDP-S570 has 5.1/7.1 analog outputs though, so I wouldn't consider it a true alternative.

I would really consider the S570 if it had Analog outputs, I am interested in this Panasonic, the Oppo 80 (83 bit out of my range), also want to see more info on the Sony S770 and the 3D Panasonic player coming out to see if either have Analog outputs. I am in no rush, I may end up just upgrading my pre/pro.
post #104 of 3227
The BD85 is less sluggish moving thru disc menus, when compared to the 35 and 320. When I was jumping around last night on the AVS709 disc calibrating the tv, it definitely moves faster.
post #105 of 3227
I'm wondering if someone would be kind enough to help me out?

I have both a Panasonic DMP-BD85 and an Insignia NS-BRDVD hooked up through an Onkyo TX-SR705 via HDMI and the HDMI out to a Sharp LC-60E77UN.

When I stream a Netflix movie and hit the "Audio Display" on my Onkyo it will show Dolby Digital 5.1 when playing through the Insignia, but when I stream the exact same movie and sequence through the Panasonic and hit the "Audio Display" on my Onkyo it will show something like "PCM fs: 44.1kHz" and "PLII Movie". Is the Panasonic not passing 5.1 sound while streaming Netflix? Is there some setting in the Panasonic I need to change? When I watch Blu-Rays I get perfect decoded sound usually TrueHD 5.1 or DTS Master depending on the movie.

Anybody else run into this? All I'm doing different is removing one player and switching it with the other, everything else is the same.
post #106 of 3227
Netflix is only 2ch stereo no matter what. Your Insignia might be processing the stereo to some pseduo 5.1 much like your receiver would. Either way, what Netflix is sending in both cases is 2ch stereo.
post #107 of 3227
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Originally Posted by spyfy View Post

Netflix is only 2ch stereo no matter what. Your Insignia might be processing the stereo to some pseduo 5.1 much like your receiver would. Either way, what Netflix is sending in both cases is 2ch stereo.

Thanks for clearing that up for me. I found out there are plans later this year for Netflix streaming to add 5.1 and 1080p.
post #108 of 3227
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Originally Posted by OhioLefty View Post

Thanks for clearing that up for me. I found out there are plans later this year for Netflix streaming to add 5.1 and 1080p.

5.1 yes...1080p no.
Netflix retracted the 1080p rumor but said they would be adding 5.1 and CC.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/08/1...nstantly-in-2/

Side note: Amazon VOD HD content is 1080p and 5.1.
post #109 of 3227
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Originally Posted by moviegeek View Post

Side note: Amazon VOD HD content is 1080p and 5.1.

I'm skeptical about that. When I looked at their HD "Demo" of the "Superman Returns" trailer, I definitely think it is
full 1080p, but I've rented a few HD movies and they're not even close to the same quality.
post #110 of 3227
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Originally Posted by moviegeek View Post

5.1 yes...1080p no.
Netflix retracted the 1080p rumor but said they would be adding 5.1 and CC.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/08/1...nstantly-in-2/

Side note: Amazon VOD HD content is 1080p and 5.1.

That could explain why the Amazon VOD HD is stuttering or freezing compared to Netflix.
post #111 of 3227
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Originally Posted by cws_kahuna View Post

I would really consider the S570 if it had Analog outputs, I am interested in this Panasonic, the Oppo 80 (83 bit out of my range), also want to see more info on the Sony S770 and the 3D Panasonic player coming out to see if either have Analog outputs. I am in no rush, I may end up just upgrading my pre/pro.

I'm in the same boat here. I bought an Onkyo 805 but didn't like the sound compared to my Yamaha RX-V1. Oldy but goody. I have a Samsung 2550 but am tired of fighting with it's problems. If the audio outs for the Panny compare with the Oppo 80 I might spring for it. I'm leaning toward the Oppo right now.
post #112 of 3227
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Originally Posted by scoutermac View Post

Your probably right. But if you are willing to spend $250 for this blu ray player you would think you must have surround sound or plans to upgrade.

I'm just beginning my HT "journey" with a Panny 50"G10 and an older Denon AVR-4800 without HDMI capabilities so I'm thinking that the analog audio outs will be a must for me with this AVR. I'm waiting to see if the 85 is going to be a good choice for me,I'll be using an ethernet cable rather than a wireless router for Netflix etc.
post #113 of 3227
Special Offers and Product Promotions
All About Firmware: Having trouble with your high-def disc player? Will certain discs just not play? You may need to update the firmware inside your machine. Learn how and see links to more information on manufacturers' sites.

I just found this on Amazon's DMP-BD85 page
post #114 of 3227
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Originally Posted by geoff-b View Post

Special Offers and Product Promotions
All About Firmware: Having trouble with your high-def disc player? Will certain discs just not play? You may need to update the firmware inside your machine. Learn how and see links to more information on manufacturers' sites.

I just found this on Amazon's DMP-BD85 page

It's on every BD player's page. Firmware updates are common. Panasonic happens to be one of the best out there along with Oppo.

S~
post #115 of 3227
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Originally Posted by canonhd View Post

I have a DMP-BD30 right now and use the SD card slot to play AVCHD files from my camcorder. Does the DMP-BD85 support full 1080p/60p files from the Panasonic HDC-TM700 HD camcorder that is coming out shortly? The files that are not in 1080p would play I know since they're standard AVCHD files, but AVCHD doesn't support 1080p material. I thought I read somewhere about this player supported the new MPEG video from the new lineup of Panasonic 1080p HD camcorders. Someone with knowledge of this, I'd like to hear about this situation.

From the DMP-BD85K manual:

File format
AVCHD format (V1.0) used on High
Definition Video Camera
(Panasonic and some other's)
Codec MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
≥ Discs must conform to UDF 2.5.

From the TM700 HD specs page on recording format:

1080 / 60p : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (original format)
HA / HG / HX / HE : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD standard compliant) / JPE

So, it looks as if it should.

Bill
post #116 of 3227
Just got mine this weekend and have swapped it in for the Panny 35 (that died as a BD player). Very happy with the speed improvements right off the bat. I don't have the quick-boot selected, but the 85 opens immediately. Played disc 5 of Band of Brothers tonight - both episodes and it was flawless. Also just looked at the web interface briefly and really like the format. Had stocks and weather too. Will try my netflix and see how painlessly (or not) that works. Unit feels more well-built and sturdy that the other players I've looked at.... So far, so good...
post #117 of 3227
I just hooked up a BD35 today. Found the connection to Access point and IP numbers no problem (wireless), however would not connect to the gateway. Called Panny, they said reboot the router, called Belkin, they said turn off the firewall. I turned off the firewall on the router, still wouldn't connect, rebooted and it connected.

Went to search for firmware updates, it wouldn't connect, tried again, it connected (no updates available)

Got netflix going, streamed Wall-E, had 5/5 bars on signal strength, with a quality of about 4 out of 5. Played for 37 minutes, then froze. Got it going again quickly, played the rest of the movie freezing about 5 times, only one time would it not connect.

Looked at the Manual, said 6 MBps, I only have 5 (DSL) with an average speed test of 2.5 (middle of the day). Called centurylink to get upgraded to 10 MBps ($5/month), will be turned on Friday.

Starting to wonder if it's the router settings, the router, the speed, or just netflix.

I've had two other Pannys that still work great, so I'm hoping I'll figure this out.
post #118 of 3227
I don't understand why Panasonic still doesn't include built in memory or at least include an SD card with their BD players.
post #119 of 3227
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Originally Posted by Yung View Post

I don't understand why Panasonic still doesn't include built in memory or at least include an SD card with their BD players.

Would be nice for sure ... but, I haven't found any BD-Live content worth the trouble yet! I just disable it and don't have any problems.
post #120 of 3227
Installed a firmware update tonight. Current version 1.14. Checking to see what I can find.
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