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post #5761 of 8458
Enabling 24p

Ok. I did my little test again last night now that I understand how to enable 24p on DVDs. Used the same movie as before, Angels and Demons (not the best movie to use but that's what I started with the other night), started it with 24p not enabled, watched a bit, and then restarted with 24p enabled. I actually liked it better without 24p enabled. Seemed clearer and sharper to me with better defined details (color, shading, etc). Certainly not an accurate test by any means but there does seem to be a difference as one would expect. I'll try to a few more DVDs but initially it looks like I'll not enable 24p for DVDs (which is not that big of a deal to me). Blu-rays look and sound fantastic. Still, an excellent BD player for the money.
post #5762 of 8458
I have the BDP 83 and the 110. I don't see much difference between the two . I was about to sell off the BDP 83 but then decided to use it as a CD player while using the 110 for DVD and streaming.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Tao View Post

Does anyone out here also own an OPPO BDP - 83 as well as a Panny 210 or 310? I ask because specifically I'm trying to find out how the Panny stacks up with the OPPO in the audio department? Does "High Clarity" or any other audio tweak available on the Panny make an audible difference one way or the other? I'm aware that on the video side both are good upscalers and for watching Bluray well most players do that equally well.
post #5763 of 8458
You can also get the hi def lossless audio without HDMI if you have a player like the Oppo BDP 83 which has analog outs for all channels. I was using it with a Denon 3802 using all analog connections.

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Originally Posted by videobruce View Post

DTS-HD/MA is suppose to be the trend now?
post #5764 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

Enabling 24p

Ok. I did my little test again last night now that I understand how to enable 24p on DVDs. Used the same movie as before, Angels and Demons (not the best movie to use but that's what I started with the other night), started it with 24p not enabled, watched a bit, and then restarted with 24p enabled. I actually liked it better without 24p enabled. Seemed clearer and sharper to me with better defined details (color, shading, etc). Certainly not an accurate test by any means but there does seem to be a difference as one would expect. I'll try to a few more DVDs but initially it looks like I'll not enable 24p for DVDs (which is not that big of a deal to me). Blu-rays look and sound fantastic. Still, an excellent BD player for the money.

I found the same thing you did, so I stayed with the 60p for DVDs.
post #5765 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Mr. Tao View Post

Does anyone out here also own an OPPO BDP - 83 as well as a Panny 210 or 310? I ask because specifically I'm trying to find out how the Panny stacks up with the OPPO in the audio department? Does "High Clarity" or any other audio tweak available on the Panny make an audible difference one way or the other? I'm aware that on the video side both are good upscalers and for watching Bluray well most players do that equally well.

I use High Clarity and the sound is better for me. The high clarity beats the sound of sony S780 and Samunsung BD D6500.
post #5766 of 8458
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Tao View Post

Does anyone out here also own an OPPO BDP - 83 as well as a Panny 210 or 310? I ask because specifically I'm trying to find out how the Panny stacks up with the OPPO in the audio department? Does "High Clarity" or any other audio tweak available on the Panny make an audible difference one way or the other? I'm aware that on the video side both are good upscalers and for watching Bluray well most players do that equally well.

I have the Oppo BDP-83 and the Panny 310. I have to agree with BillP. The Oppo definitely has the edge when using the analog outs for audio. You won't notice a difference using HDMI or S/PDIF connections. Picture quality between the two is a wash.
post #5767 of 8458
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Originally Posted by skipsterut View Post

Hi --First time poster to this thread. I bought a BDT310 in November and have been impressed with its quality and features in general. I am an Amazon Prime member and like the free videos available there.

I experienced the same thing that same night as Brandenborg (it was Dec 12) -- I could not get a network connection at all -- but then the next day all was well. A few nights since then I have been getting occasional total drop-outs -- i.e., the video starts (via Vieracast/AOD) -- but then after some period of time (sometimes short/sometimes long) it just stops and goes to a black screen -- no video, no audio, "no nuttin." When it drops out the BDT310 gives me the "ping" tone (as when executing a command) and then goes black (and soundless).

This happens whether or not I am connected via wireless or hard-wired.

I have searched the thread and could only find Brandenborg's post about no connection at all (which I also experienced that same night). Has anyone else had this problem?

Is it an issue with Vieracast or AOD or is it the BDT310 unit?

When it first happened on Dec 12 I went online with Amazon and requested a RMA which I still have and can use to return the unit. But I like the BDT310 and if it's a Vieracast or AOD problem I'd hate to return the hardware and have the same problem with another unit due to network issues outside the BDT310's control.

TIA for any input on this problem.

Edit -- I updated the firmware when I installed the unit on Nov 15 so believe it is the latest.

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Originally Posted by Brandenborg View Post

skipsterut: I only saw the VieraConnect problem that one night - and it came back up next day. Certainly if you had it as well, I'm sure Panasonic simply had a bad day.

Most days I have no problems other than the Netflix bitrate fluctuations and black flashes. After several months this summer with hardly a flash, Netflix has struggled a lot in my area the last few months.

Vudu, Amazon, Pandora - even some of the new apps - all work very well for me.

Brandenborg -- Thanks for the update. Since I am seeing this total drop-out more often I guess it must be something wrong with my unit. But it sure is random. I can't find any kind f pattern to it.

Has anyone else had any problems such as I describe in my original post (see above)?
post #5768 of 8458
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Originally Posted by HDPERSON View Post

I use High Clarity and the sound is better for me. The high clarity beats the sound of sony S780 and Samunsung BD D6500.

Are you running in digital mode
post #5769 of 8458
I'm interested in playing Blu ray's and DVD's from Japan on a US model BDT210. I know Blu rays aren't a problem since US & Japan share the same region code. But the DVD region codes differ. I'm looking for an alternative to paying a large sum of money for the enhanced firmware. I see that there is a multi-region hack using certain OneForAll remotes which would suit me since I only care about NTSC and I don't need the PAL capabilities of the enhanced firmware. Is there a source in the USA for remotes of the correct model or another device that can make the player all region for DVD's? Thanks in advance!
post #5770 of 8458
The RCA RCRP05B will do the hack and is available most places (best buy, sears, walgreens, radio shack) for around $15. However, I haven't seen any confirmation it works on a US panasonic. I have seen reports of it working on UK models. But you must get the RCA model I posted. No other RCA will work. I would try it myself, but I have no discs to try.

I suspect it might work because the last time I posted this info, someone connected to the hacked firmware vendor got very nasty with me then quit posting.

EDIT: Avenger has confirmed in a later post that the hack works on US players! No need buy expensive firmware for region free DVD. Hack can be done with a cheap one-for-all or any remote that takes pronto hex.
post #5771 of 8458
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

I suspect it might work because the last time I posted this info, someone connected to the hacked firmware vendor got very nasty with me then quit posting.

LOL - I remember seeing that post. Rather funny ;-)
post #5772 of 8458
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Originally Posted by K_Thompson View Post

I have the Oppo BDP-83 and the Panny 310. I have to agree with BillP. The Oppo definitely has the edge when using the analog outs for audio. You won't notice a difference using HDMI or S/PDIF connections. Picture quality between the two is a wash.


+1

I have an 83 and Panny 210 and have found this to be the case. Any improvement in High Clarity Sound really depends on the source material.
post #5773 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Avenger View Post

I'm interested in playing Blu ray's and DVD's from Japan on a US model BDT210. I know Blu rays aren't a problem since US & Japan share the same region code. But the DVD region codes differ. I'm looking for an alternative to paying a large sum of money for the enhanced firmware. I see that there is a multi-region hack using certain OneForAll remotes which would suit me since I only care about NTSC and I don't need the PAL capabilities of the enhanced firmware. Is there a source in the USA for remotes of the correct model or another device that can make the player all region for DVD's? Thanks in advance!

If you have a Harmony or a Pronto or any other remote that accepts Pronto HEX codes then you will find the multi-region codes for the DVD here: http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-r...nto-codes.html
post #5774 of 8458
Just got a BDP210 today. I was wondering if there is a code to program into my harmony 900 to launch Amazon instead of Netflix for streaming with one click, like the netflix button does?
post #5775 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Medwynd View Post

Just got a BDP210 today. I was wondering if there is a code to program into my harmony 900 to launch Amazon instead of Netflix for streaming with one click, like the netflix button does?

Nope.
post #5776 of 8458
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Originally Posted by F.Ultra View Post

If you have a Harmony or a Pronto or any other remote that accepts Pronto HEX codes then you will find the multi-region codes for the DVD here: http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-r...nto-codes.html

That worked great. I loaded the codes onto a Harmony Remote that I had and sent them to the player. I was then able to play DVD's from both Japan and the USA. I guess it works because both Japan and the USA use NTSC video. If I needed PAL also, then I would have to get the enhanced firmware. Thanks!
Also props to mdavej for teaching me about the RCA remote and the hack associated with it.
post #5777 of 8458
So, I watched RED tonight after getting my parents a BDT210 to go with their Vizio LCD. It played great and looked good.. so happy in that area.

I then attempted to switch on the 2D to 3D conversion thing for the same movie. After doing so, the screen became visually "garbled" but I managed to sorta see the menu options through it. The sound continued to work fine.
Is this a problem with the HDMI cable?

I have the HDMI going straight to the LCD with HDMI audio switched off. Audio is carried through an Optical cable to the Sony receiver. The receiver is pre-HDMI era...

Let me know what to try or look into. This is the only HDMI source they have so I have no other HDMI (high speed or otherwise) to try. The existing HDMI cable (BlueRigger High Speed HDMI) was purchased on Amazon and can be found at this link if you want to see details of the cable: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

Any guidance would clearly be appreciated.
post #5778 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Avenger View Post

That worked great. I loaded the codes onto a Harmony Remote that I had and sent them to the player. I was then able to play DVD's from both Japan and the USA. I guess it works because both Japan and the USA use NTSC video. If I needed PAL also, then I would have to get the enhanced firmware. Thanks!
Also props to mdavej for teaching me about the RCA remote and the hack associated with it.

I use my BDT310 for BD's only. For non-US DVD's, I use the Philips DVD3560/F7 that I bought last year from Amazon for $40. The Philips supports both PAL & NTSC video systems and we can change the region code to 0 for all regions in the hidden advanced menu options.
post #5779 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Leo King View Post

I use my BDT310 for BD's only. For non-US DVD's, I use the Philips DVD3560/F7 that I bought last year from Amazon for $40. The Philips supports both PAL & NTSC video systems and we can change the region code to 0 for all regions in the hidden advanced menu options.

I have an older Oppo DVD Player (971H) which was made all region via a simple code. But now that I can use the BDT210 for the same purpose, I can consolidate my equipment rack and sell it. I have so many components but so little space!
post #5780 of 8458
I have a problem with my BDT110, I hope you can help me. When I connect it to the ST30 TV via HDMI the audio and the video is out of sync, the audio is faster than the video. But when I connect a 5.1 system to the player then the audio and video is in perfect sync, my only problem is that this way I cannot control the volume with the remote control because the player doesn't have a volume control. My question is why isn't the audio and the video in sync when connected to the TV via HDMI and how can I fix it?
Thank you very much in advance!
post #5781 of 8458
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Originally Posted by aragno View Post

So, I watched RED tonight after getting my parents a BDT210 to go with their Vizio LCD. It played great and looked good.. so happy in that area.

I then attempted to switch on the 2D to 3D conversion thing for the same movie. After doing so, the screen became visually "garbled" but I managed to sorta see the menu options through it. The sound continued to work fine.
Is this a problem with the HDMI cable?

I have the HDMI going straight to the LCD with HDMI audio switched off. Audio is carried through an Optical cable to the Sony receiver. The receiver is pre-HDMI era...

Let me know what to try or look into. This is the only HDMI source they have so I have no other HDMI (high speed or otherwise) to try. The existing HDMI cable (BlueRigger High Speed HDMI) was purchased on Amazon and can be found at this link if you want to see details of the cable: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

Any guidance would clearly be appreciated.

Search Vizio in the thread. I gave the fix a few pages back. The tv needs to be set manually to SbS for conversion to work with the Vizio sets.

S~
post #5782 of 8458
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Originally Posted by abel992 View Post

... My question is why isn't the audio and the video in sync when connected to the TV via HDMI and how can I fix it?
Thank you very much in advance!

I'm pretty sure there is a delay adjustment in the player settings.
post #5783 of 8458
There is, but the delay is only positive and I need a negative one because the audio is already delayed and I don't want to delay it more. In my previous post I wrote it incorrectly I'm sorry, the video is faster than the audio. Could there be a problem with the HDMI cable? I have a 1.3 HDMI cable, will it help if I buy a 1.4?
post #5784 of 8458
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Originally Posted by abel992 View Post

There is, but the delay is only positive and I need a negative one because the audio is already delayed and I don't want to delay it more. In my previous post I wrote it incorrectly I'm sorry, the video is faster than the audio. Could there be a problem with the HDMI cable? I have a 1.3 HDMI cable, will it help if I buy a 1.4?

Are you sure the audio is behind the video? That would be quite unusual as most sync issues result from delayed video. The cable is not to blame. (There's no such thing as a 1.4 cable, btw.). This looks like a TV problem rather than one with the player.

Why do you want to control volume in the player? Volume should be controlled by the sound system, not the player. A good remote should fix you right up.
post #5785 of 8458
Tried searching but couldn't find the answer to this one.

I bought a 210 for a friend who wants to watch blu-ray and stream netflix, we dutifully did the 1.70 update, and I can't figure out for the life of me how to search on netflix for titles - it only seems to let you scroll through a limited list of things based on a menu on the left. I bought the unit based on a cnet review where I saw them searching for movies by name, so this is rather disappointing - it's a deal breaker for my friend.

Is there some button I need to push on the remote to enable the search function, or some other way I need to access it?

Thanks.
post #5786 of 8458
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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

Are you sure the audio is behind the video? That would be quite unusual as most sync issues result from delayed video.

Yes, I'm pretty sure because if I delay the sound the sync gets even worse.

The only problem that comes to mind could be that my player is region free and I use it to play region A Blu-Rays, which are 60Hz movies and my TV is a 50Hz TV. If I play videos from a USB device using my TV there's no delay, the audio and video are in perfect sync.
post #5787 of 8458
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Originally Posted by bc0203 View Post

Tried searching but couldn't find the answer to this one.

I bought a 210 for a friend who wants to watch blu-ray and stream netflix, we dutifully did the 1.70 update, and I can't figure out for the life of me how to search on netflix for titles - it only seems to let you scroll through a limited list of things based on a menu on the left. I bought the unit based on a cnet review where I saw them searching for movies by name, so this is rather disappointing - it's a deal breaker for my friend.

Is there some button I need to push on the remote to enable the search function, or some other way I need to access it?

Thanks.

The 5th and last menu item on the left should be Search with an alphabet on the right of the screen.
post #5788 of 8458
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Originally Posted by frankhj View Post

The 5th and last menu item on the left should be Search with an alphabet on the right of the screen.

That's exactly how it is on my 110 (hard to miss the Search option).
post #5789 of 8458
Having problems with my surround sound playing through my Sony receiver. I have an older Sony 5.1 DD/DTS surround receiver. It only uses phono jack audio connections. The only way I've been able to get sound through this unit is to turn off the 24p on the blu-ray unit. Am I getting a 5.1 signal from the Blu-ray audio jacks or just a stereo signal? Will turning off the 24p affect the Blu-ray picture? Also, why does turning off the 24p affect the audio? I thought the 24p setting was strictly a video setting.
You guy's are so knowledgeable on this forum. Appreciate any and all help!
Thanks in advance...
post #5790 of 8458
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Originally Posted by wolfpack7483 View Post

Having problems with my surround sound playing through my Sony receiver. I have an older Sony 5.1 DD/DTS surround receiver. It only uses phono jack audio connections. The only way I've been able to get sound through this unit is to turn off the 24p on the blu-ray unit. Am I getting a 5.1 signal from the Blu-ray audio jacks or just a stereo signal? Will turning off the 24p affect the Blu-ray picture? Also, why does turning off the 24p affect the audio? I thought the 24p setting was strictly a video setting.
You guy's are so knowledgeable on this forum. Appreciate any and all help!
Thanks in advance...

This has been discussed before in this thread. You must disable the 24p setting when using the 2 channel outs, and no, you are not getting 5.1. Best bet is to run the digital out to your receiver for core DTS and DD, or upgrade your receiver.

S~
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