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post #3271 of 8458
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Originally Posted by kyxapka View Post

I have a question about “black flashes” during Netflix streaming.

Yesterday I set up 210 connected to my Pany TV. I have great reception using 5Ghz. I enabled “Video Network”. According to Netgear “When this option is selected, the router uses Video reliability algorithms to reduce jitter and packet loss during video presentations”.

Tried to watch The Tudors and really got annoyed with black color switching from dark levels to light and back almost in every dark scene. Are these type of the flashes people mention on this thread? Black level changes and not blinking, when the screen goes blank (black) for a split second? I got couple of those too.
I have PS3 (fat) and Samsung PND8000 streaming the same content without any problems.

The only reason I got 210 was to access Netflix in the other room and since TV in that room is Panasonic plasma 210 looked like a logical move. BD is just an added bonus for me. But now I have doubts I made a right choice.
Do people with wired connection experience similar issues? Although judging by the strength of the signal I am not sure CAT6 will solve the issue. Plus neither PS3 nor PND8000 experienced the same problem when they were wireless.

The black flashes refer to the screen going totally black for a fraction of a second when streaming from Netflix, not the brightness fluctuations What Panny display do you have? The 2011 Panny plasmas have some complaints of brightness fluctuations. Other gear has the same black flashes with Netflix (some other players, and there's a whole thread on the Samsung plasmas having this issue when they are used for streaming). I get the flashes only rarely with my 110, usually just at the beginning of the movie, although I had it a lot with one movie recently.
post #3272 of 8458
Can someone tell me if the 210 supports DVD-Audio? I have searched, but could not locate the info myself.
post #3273 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Syrinx111 View Post

Can someone tell me if the 210 supports DVD-Audio? I have searched, but could not locate the info myself.

No
post #3274 of 8458
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Originally Posted by kyxapka View Post

No

Bummer. Thanks. Glad the latest firmware update on my WDTV Live supports it.
post #3275 of 8458
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Originally Posted by benhacker22 View Post

Thanks for reply. Will the macro work while watching a BD movie (or can subtitles be engaged while watching movie)? We like to watch without subtitles, but every once in a while we can't understand dialogue so will turn on to get what we want and then turn them back off. This is why having button on remote is so helpful. If it can be engaged while watching a movie, I can work with that. If need to stop, go to menu, and then turn on, that is deal breaker, even if that can be done with a macro. Thanks again.

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Originally Posted by moxie1617 View Post

For BD movies it's a lot simpler since it's available thru the BD's popup menu under audio settings. The movie continues playing while accessing the popup menus which appear at the bottom of the screen.

You don't have to stop a DVD to turn on subtitles either. Even without a macro it's only like 3 button presses. One button would be nice, but it's not really a big deal.
post #3276 of 8458
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

You don't have to stop a DVD to turn on subtitles either. Even without a macro it's only like 3 button presses. One button would be nice, but it's not really a big deal.

"Display", "Right Arrow", "Down Arrow", "Right Arrow", "Down Arrow, "Display".

6 button presses actually
post #3277 of 8458
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Originally Posted by kyxapka View Post

Tried to watch The Tudors and really got annoyed with black color switching from dark levels to light and back almost in every dark scene. Are these type of the flashes people mention on this thread? Black level changes and not blinking, when the screen goes blank (black) for a split second? I got couple of those too.
I have PS3 (fat) and Samsung PND8000 streaming the same content without any problems.

No, as BillP says the "black flashes" are something different. I'm not familiar with your Panny TV, but if it has a setting for anything like "dynamic contrast", you might try turning that off. Such features adjust the black level as the overall scene brightness changes, which can be distracting.
post #3278 of 8458
Does anyone here have the roku 2 too, I want to buy a streaming device that play netflix with subtitles and dd+ 5.1, which one is better for that. I already have a sony S470 for movies.
post #3279 of 8458
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Originally Posted by centauro74 View Post

Does anyone here have the roku 2 too, I want to buy a streaming device that play netflix with subtitles and dd+ 5.1, which one is better for that. I already have a sony S470 for movies.

I also have the Roku 2 and it's currently the better Netflix player. It can handle DD+ 5.1 sound (it only passes it through, so you have to have an AVR capable of decoding bitstreamed DD+), subtitles/captioning and play the 1080p encodes, which the BDTx10s currently cannot. It also does adaptive bit rate streaming smoothly, without the BDTx10s' Netflix player's "black flashes".

If they fix the black flashes and add 1080p, I'll probably prefer the BDTx10, because its Netflix player's UI Is more powerful. On the Roku 2 you can only see 5 titles from the group that you're viewing (Instant Queue, genre, etc) and will only be shown up to 50 items from any group other than your Instant Queue. In the BDTx10s' player you can see 10 items in the group that you're viewing at a time and will be shown up to 250 item in any non-Instant-Queue group. There are also a buttload of subgenres groups.
post #3280 of 8458
But the 110 supports DD+ 5.1 too?
post #3281 of 8458
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Originally Posted by centauro74 View Post

But the 110 supports DD+ 5.1 too?

Yes.
post #3282 of 8458
Just got my BDT110. 3D using the one disc I have (IMAX Tahiti) works just fine. Unfortunately, the 2D to 3D conversion for 2D titles doesn't work for me. When I turn it on, my screen goes blank, followed by the TV displaying "No Signal". During this time it looks like my receiver is trying to do an HDMI handshake. Then the picture comes back on, reverted to 2D.

I've updated both my receiver (Onkyo TX-NR609) and the BDT110 to the latest firmware. My TV is the Vizio XVT3D474SV.

Any similar experiences or troubleshooting tips? I'm running HDMI to the receiver and then to the TV. I was hoping all the HDMI issues would be resolved compared to my previous setup (about 5 years old). Seems I'm having just as many, if not more, HDMI issues with this new setup. Thanks.
post #3283 of 8458
Does this feature really work HDMI Jitter Purifier or Pure audio when you bitsream , has anybody compared it to an old Panasonic blu-ray player
post #3284 of 8458
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

You don't have to stop a DVD to turn on subtitles either. Even without a macro it's only like 3 button presses. One button would be nice, but it's not really a big deal.

Thanks mdavej, moxie1617, & iamian! I think I'm gonna give the player a try.
post #3285 of 8458
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Originally Posted by kkrueger View Post

Just got my BDT110. 3D using the one disc I have (IMAX Tahiti) works just fine. Unfortunately, the 2D to 3D conversion for 2D titles doesn't work for me. When I turn it on, my screen goes blank, followed by the TV displaying "No Signal". During this time it looks like my receiver is trying to do an HDMI handshake. Then the picture comes back on, reverted to 2D.

I've updated both my receiver (Onkyo TX-NR609) and the BDT110 to the latest firmware. My TV is the Vizio XVT3D474SV.

Any similar experiences or troubleshooting tips? I'm running HDMI to the receiver and then to the TV. I was hoping all the HDMI issues would be resolved compared to my previous setup (about 5 years old). Seems I'm having just as many, if not more, HDMI issues with this new setup. Thanks.

No problems here. Try process of elimination and bypass the receiver. If it works, it's a problem with the receiver. If it doesn't, it could be a problem with the Vizio or the player.

S~
post #3286 of 8458
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Originally Posted by BillP View Post

The black flashes refer to the screen going totally black for a fraction of a second when streaming from Netflix, not the brightness fluctuations What Panny display do you have? The 2011 Panny plasmas have some complaints of brightness fluctuations. Other gear has the same black flashes with Netflix (some other players, and there's a whole thread on the Samsung plasmas having this issue when they are used for streaming). I get the flashes only rarely with my 110, usually just at the beginning of the movie, although I had it a lot with one movie recently.

My Pany display is from 2007. And I never had problem with Black Level fluctuation, playing any material prior to 210. Neither with Comcast, nor Philips DVD player.
It was unbearable watching The Tudors. Almost every scene has a lot of black background. So, every scene was flashing like a strobe.
I'll try testing different HDMI cable. If the problem persists, then I may send it back. Unless someone has an idea how to fix it.
post #3287 of 8458
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

No problems here. Try process of elimination and bypass the receiver. If it works, it's a problem with the receiver. If it doesn't, it could be a problem with the Vizio or the player.

S~

Yeah, I thought about that. Of course there would be no way to get surround sound if I bypass the receiver, but I guess I'll have a better idea of who to harass if I can narrow down the number of suspect components from 3 to 2.
post #3288 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Gary218 View Post

No I cant, but when I try my network settings test, everything comes back "pass" and I get an "IP" address. Any ideas?

Hmmm. I'm not sure what the player does when it runs the network test -- I would hope that it tries to actually connect to something out there on the internet. Just having an IP address doesn't mean you will be able to reach internet resources. Maybe there's something in your firewall configuration on your network that is getting in the way?
post #3289 of 8458
I just got my DMP-BDT310. It is hooked up to Anthem MRX-700 receiver and Paradigm speakers. I have connected the BluRay Player to the receiver using HDMI.
Are there any settings I need to make to enable 7.2 sound?
If the answer is yes than what are these settings?
When I am playing Blu Ray movies the receiver keesp on showing PCM 2.0.

Thanks
post #3290 of 8458
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Originally Posted by hehateme
I just got my DMP-BDT310. It is hooked up to Anthem MRX-700 receiver and Paradigm speakers. I have connected the BluRay Player to the receiver using HDMI.
Are there any settings I need to make to enable 7.2 sound?
If the answer is yes than what are these settings?
When I am playing Blu Ray movies the receiver keesp on showing PCM 2.0.

Thanks
It looks like digital audio is set to PCM instead Bitstream, and PCM downconvert is set to 2 channels stereo. So to enable multichannel output - set digital audio to bitstream and set secondary audio to off. If you want player to decode bitstream to PCM then set digital audio out to PCM and set PCM downconvert to off. In case of bitstream your receiver should show bitstream info and decode it. If you set it to PCM then your receiver will show multi-channel PCM
post #3291 of 8458
Is Panasonic still given avatar bluray 3D with the purchase of DMP-BDT110?
post #3292 of 8458
Yes.
post #3293 of 8458
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Originally Posted by hehateme View Post

I just got my DMP-BDT310. It is hooked up to Anthem MRX-700 receiver and Paradigm speakers. I have connected the BluRay Player to the receiver using HDMI.
Are there any settings I need to make to enable 7.2 sound?
If the answer is yes than what are these settings?
When I am playing Blu Ray movies the receiver keesp on showing PCM 2.0.

Thanks

Also, make sure secondary audio is set to off. Default is usually "on". In your receiver, check if their is an HDMI audio out setting, sometimes it says amp/tv, and make sure it is set to amp and not passing audio. When it communicates with a TV, players set to 2.0 because that's all they can take in.

S~
post #3294 of 8458
Netflix black flashses...

Most likely these are due to Panasonic integrating their Uniphier video processing on Netflix. When the source quality changes it is possible that the Uniphier also adjusts accordingly which could cause the brief black flash.

It would be nice to see this fixed, although you may also want to consult with your ISP and ask them why your connection isn't holding steady.
post #3295 of 8458
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Originally Posted by MTSIndy View Post

Maybe there's something in your firewall configuration on your network that is getting in the way?

That would be my first guess.

Jim
post #3296 of 8458
I would buy a Roku 2 but I think I'm done buying media players for now. I still encourage everyone in this thread to send Panny tech support (HERE) a message asking for 1080p Netflix support, fixing of the "black flash" issue, and 1080/24p streaming (Netflix, Vudu, etc)/MKV playback support. Last message I sent I got a live response stating they'll forward it to the appropriate party. More input couldn't hurt.
post #3297 of 8458
Thanks to all the posters here for such vigorous discussion.
Based on this, I ordered the 110 from Electronics Expo. Their site still accepts the discount code from 8/8, so we shall see if that holds for the final price.

Our viewing needs are much more modest than the other members. We want a BD player that makes an HDMI connection to the new Samsung C650 display. My internet is a steady 5.1 mbps, so my NetFlix streaming quality is modest. We use OTA from an Antenna Craft 8000 for HD viewing for local channels.

We want a reliable player with an excellent image and the least amount of "fiddly".
post #3298 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Ruined View Post

It would be nice to see this fixed, although you may also want to consult with your ISP and ask them why your connection isn't holding steady.

It's not my connection - it's the BDT110. I can hook my Roku box or an LG blu-ray player to the exact same ethernet cable and have no problems streaming Netflix whatsoever. But the BDT110 has the black flashes.
post #3299 of 8458
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Originally Posted by kpmac1 View Post
It's not my connection - it's the BDT110. I can hook my Roku box or an LG blu-ray player to the exact same ethernet cable and have no problems streaming Netflix whatsoever. But the BDT110 has the black flashes.
If those other devices either do not do adaptive bit rate adjustments or if they do them smoothly then you wouldn't notice.
post #3300 of 8458
How widespread are the problems with the BDT110? I've been putting off buying it, hoping they'll find a fix. Thanks.
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