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post #7921 of 8458
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Can you give us some more details (DLNA server (playon, etc.), encoding (divx, xvid, etc.))? You're the first person to ever report being able to play avi's on a US panasonic BD player without transcoding. You're not running a hacked firmware are you? We'd all like to know how you do it.

Okay, I live in Anaheim Hills, Ca. I got this player through my bank which gave points for whenever I used my debit card as a credit card. I finally got enough points to get this player for free using my points. the player was purchased through Best Buy. It was delivered from the Panasonic warehouse on Miraloma St. in Anaheim Ca. I received it, hooked it up, and Good to go. My computer is a Win7 Ultimate edition. There are no other software installations on my system such as Playon or others. So, I have movies on my system which I had before I received my BD DVD player. I did not change any of that. I did not install any additional software on my computer. I hooked up the BD player. I set it up to connect to the WIFI system and it recognized it with no issues. When I powered it on it wanted me to upgrade to the latest version of the firmware, so I did that. I then setup the DLNA connection and it completed without any problems. When I went to setup the DLNA part of the setup, it asked for the folder on the server, which is my computer, and I told it what the folder was. After that, i was able to see all my movies in my movies directory. To play them, all I have to do is just select whatever movie I want to see and press OK on the remote for the BD player. I might add, The folder has to be shared in the windows media player.
post #7922 of 8458
Thanks. I think that solves the mystery. Win7 will transcode everything to MPEG2, which panasonic can read. I assume you have a fairly fast, new PC which results in the good picture quality you are seeing. For the heck of it, if you put one of your avi's on USB stick or SD card and plug it into the player, I bet the panasonic won't play it.

Sorry for the interrogation. This is good stuff. I'm glad you posted.
post #7923 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Reloaderdave View Post

Okay, I live in Anaheim Hills, Ca. I got this player through my bank which gave points for whenever I used my debit card as a credit card. I finally got enough points to get this player for free using my points. the player was purchased through Best Buy. It was delivered from the Panasonic warehouse on Miraloma St. in Anaheim Ca. I received it, hooked it up, and Good to go. My computer is a Win7 Ultimate edition. There are no other software installations on my system such as Playon or others. So, I have movies on my system which I had before I received my BD DVD player. I did not change any of that. I did not install any additional software on my computer. I hooked up the BD player. I set it up to connect to the WIFI system and it recognized it with no issues. When I powered it on it wanted me to upgrade to the latest version of the firmware, so I did that. I then setup the DLNA connection and it completed without any problems. When I went to setup the DLNA part of the setup, it asked for the folder on the server, which is my computer, and I told it what the folder was. After that, i was able to see all my movies in my movies directory. To play them, all I have to do is just select whatever movie I want to see and press OK on the remote for the BD player. I might add, The folder has to be shared in the windows media player.
Yeah but did you have eggs with the toast?
post #7924 of 8458
Hi there. I have a DMP-BDT100 and lately, it won't recognize Blu-Ray discs. I put the disc in, the drive spins for a while, it makes a tiny "tic" sound and then it says, "This disc is incompatible."

I've only had the player for about a year and it's only been used lightly (It's my second, bedroom BD player).

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance.
post #7925 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Tephan View Post

Hi there. I have a DMP-BDT100 and lately, it won't recognize Blu-Ray discs. I put the disc in, the drive spins for a while, it makes a tiny "tic" sound and then it says, "This disc is incompatible."
I've only had the player for about a year and it's only been used lightly (It's my second, bedroom BD player).
Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance.
This happens with every disc?
post #7926 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Tephan View Post

Hi there. I have a DMP-BDT100 and lately, it won't recognize Blu-Ray discs. I put the disc in, the drive spins for a while, it makes a tiny "tic" sound and then it says, "This disc is incompatible."
I've only had the player for about a year and it's only been used lightly (It's my second, bedroom BD player).
Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance.

That happened on my Panasonic BD-35 player (stopped playing Blu-ray discs, but DVD discs still played) when it was 10months old, so was still under the one year warranty.
I got it repaired under warranty (only cost me the shipping to the repair center) and it is still working since then for over 2.5years after the repair.
Probably the blue laser unit died, and the separate red laser unit (used for regular DVDs) was still working.
They probably just swap out the entire drive.
post #7927 of 8458
I activated my BDT-210 for Vudu today, and noticed even with the latest firmware (v1.80) the version of VUDU's app listed is 3.00 and so doesn't support the 3D titles or DD7.1
On my 2012 Panasonic 50ST50 SmartTV the VUDU app is listed as version 3.10 and does support 3D and DD7.1 titles.
So the 2011 Panasonic blu-ray players need to support the newer v3.10 VUDU app to get 3D title support on Vudu?
I also noted the BDT-210 Vudu app runs slower than the Vudu app on the ST50 SmartTV. I guess the TV has a faster CPU?
post #7928 of 8458
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Originally Posted by iamian View Post

This happens with every disc?

Yes. And when I put the same discs in my other BD player (Magnavox) they play just fine.
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Originally Posted by Joxer View Post

That happened on my Panasonic BD-35 player (stopped playing Blu-ray discs, but DVD discs still played) when it was 10months old, so was still under the one year warranty.
I got it repaired under warranty (only cost me the shipping to the repair center) and it is still working since then for over 2.5years after the repair.
Probably the blue laser unit died, and the separate red laser unit (used for regular DVDs) was still working.
They probably just swap out the entire drive.

Unfortunately, I'm out of Warranty (bought it in March of 2011) so I would have to pay $140 (plus shipping) to get it serviced. The customer service line said I could try using a BD lens cleaner. Does anyone have any experience with them? At this point, I have the world's most expensive Netflix/DVD player. There's no way I'm going to pay $160+ to get a 15 month old BD player fixed when a new one will only cost me a bit more. *sigh*
post #7929 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Tephan View Post

Yes. And when I put the same discs in my other BD player (Magnavox) they play just fine.
Unfortunately, I'm out of Warranty (bought it in March of 2011) so I would have to pay $140 (plus shipping) to get it serviced. The customer service line said I could try using a BD lens cleaner. Does anyone have any experience with them? At this point, I have the world's most expensive Netflix/DVD player. There's no way I'm going to pay $160+ to get a 15 month old BD player fixed when a new one will only cost me a bit more. *sigh*
My initial thought was firmware upgrade but it sounds more like the laser issue. How did you pay for this? Many credit cards have extended warranty feature.
post #7930 of 8458
I bought it online from Amazon.com using a Visa. Hmm...
post #7931 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Joxer View Post

I activated my BDT-210 for Vudu today, and noticed even with the latest firmware (v1.80) the version of VUDU's app listed is 3.00 and so doesn't support the 3D titles or DD7.1
On my 2012 Panasonic 50ST50 SmartTV the VUDU app is listed as version 3.10 and does support 3D and DD7.1 titles.
So the 2011 Panasonic blu-ray players need to support the newer v3.10 VUDU app to get 3D title support on Vudu?
I also noted the BDT-210 Vudu app runs slower than the Vudu app on the ST50 SmartTV. I guess the TV has a faster CPU?

It's been written about several times in this thread. Last year's models will never get Vudu 3D. The 2012 models (220, etc) do have it.
post #7932 of 8458
i've had a BDT110 for about 7 months with no problems playing any DVD/Blue Rays through a Samsung DLP, connected with HDMI and running through a Denon Since hooking up a brand new Panasonic ST50(110 HDMI slot to HDMI 1 on Denon then slot with HDMI ARC on receiver going out to HDMI ARC slot on new TV) I have had quick intermittent loss of audio signals, sometimes a couple of seconds of loss of video, and sometimes a loss of signal screen pops up before coming back. Just ran two personal Blue Rays discs with no problem then a Netflix rental DVD with the problem occurring about 25 minutes into the movie, continuing for about the next hour and then going away. This seems to be a recurrent problem when using rented DVD's from Netflix and and some DVD's/Blue Ray from redbox). Most glitches occurring in the first few minutes of a movie(never the prevews) than going away at some point later on. HDMI cables seem to be fine. Firmware is current on both BDT110 and the ST50.

Could there be an issue between the new TV and the BDT110? or the HDMI settings on either device(or the Denon 1712)? Could it be an issue with the 24p output on the blue Ray and/or TV as there appears to be a difference in viewing Blue Ray and regular DVD discs? Hard to believe the problems are all disc related like dirty spots on the discs. Having real trouble zeroing on this problem
post #7933 of 8458
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Thanks. I think that solves the mystery. Win7 will transcode everything to MPEG2, which panasonic can read. I assume you have a fairly fast, new PC which results in the good picture quality you are seeing. For the heck of it, if you put one of your avi's on USB stick or SD card and plug it into the player, I bet the panasonic won't play it.
Sorry for the interrogation. This is good stuff. I'm glad you posted.

No, I don't believe that my system is transcoding anything. The BD player reads the file list and I select the file. The manual for the BD player also refers to .avi files on page 39. NOW, with that being said, on page 25, it makes reference to playing back the contents in the DLNA server, (the shared contents in the Windows Media Player) and the DMC (Digital Media Controller). So, is the DMC transcoding the .avi files into another format so the player can read them? Which method is being used? If the DMC method is used, then what I stated about my system not transcoding the files would be a moot point. I would really like to know. Does anyone have any insight to this?
post #7934 of 8458
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Originally Posted by Reloaderdave View Post

No, I don't believe that my system is transcoding anything. The BD player reads the file list and I select the file. The manual for the BD player also refers to .avi files on page 39. NOW, with that being said, on page 25, it makes reference to playing back the contents in the DLNA server, (the shared contents in the Windows Media Player) and the DMC (Digital Media Controller). So, is the DMC transcoding the .avi files into another format so the player can read them? Which method is being used? If the DMC method is used, then what I stated about my system not transcoding the files would be a moot point. I would really like to know. Does anyone have any insight to this?
Yes you WIndows Media Player software transcodes your avi files into mpeg2 on the fly when the panasonic requests the file. To get the DLNA logo all you have to support is mpeg2 for video and mp3 for audio.

If you look closer at your manual you will see tht Panasonic mentions different formats depending upon how the player reaches them, i.e the player supports one set of formats via usb, another via a network share and a whole other on DLNA: Also when your DLNA server transacodes your files into mpeg2 you will only notice it if you perform a netsniff and examine the raw data that is sent since the filename (file.avi) will remain (i.e the name is not connected to the format in DLNA).
post #7935 of 8458
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Originally Posted by antivirus View Post

I'm using their firmware on my recently bought BDT220.

I'm on the verge of trying (once more) to get the enhanced firmware from firmwareinfo.com for by BD210 which I bought in the USA. My biggest doubt is about the one or two letters extra model code number that is requested in their signup form (DMP-BDT123XY). How do I find that out for sure for my model? I don't have the packing box anymore where I read it could be mentioned.

I researched a lot for that but couldn't find a definitive answer.
post #7936 of 8458
North American models do in fact end with "P". But I don't see the point in the enhanced firmware. It can be made region free with a simple remote hack and play divx via a transcoding DLNA server.
post #7937 of 8458
@Reloaderdave, F.Ultra: Another simple way to check if you're receiving a transcoded DLNA stream is to FF/Rew during playback. FF/Rew only works when the Panny receives a stream directly from the file (no transcoding). At least that's what I found with Win7.
post #7938 of 8458
Thanks for the answers! It confirmed my lead: my model is then the "P" one.
About the remotes, I read about those but doesn't it only works for DVDs? What about Blu-Rays? And don't I have to effectively buy one of the expensive Logitech remotes for that?
And the enhanced firmware has its extra perks as the allow-to-FF-damn-intros (forgot the name of that)...
post #7939 of 8458
Blu-ray hack region hack is very simple (LINK). DVD hack requires a remote you may already own if you have cable tv. If not, they are routinely less than $10 on ebay. I've gotten many such remotes for as low as $3 shipped.

As for FFWD through previews, I can already do that. If you meant skip, then I'll believe that when I see it.

I heard the hacked panny firmware is about as expensive as a new player. A region free hackable insignia player can be had for less than $40 used.
post #7940 of 8458
Hi all, I am at a loss to know what thread to really be a part of, because of the diversity of products I own now, and the fact, that some of the corresponding threads to those products no longer seem active.

I don't own a panasonic model listed in this thread title per say, but I did buy the DMP-BD871, which seems to be the basic 2D version of the 2012 model BDT320.

I try not to buy 3D players since i don't intend to buy a 3D tv anytime soon, and it would be over spending for me since I only use a handful of features, that are typically present even on the more basic models.

Anyway , is this a good thread for support for my particular unit?, it doesn't have one of it's own and the 85 thread seems dead which this unit replaced.

Thanks.

If this isn't the right thread maybe someone can better direct me.
post #7941 of 8458
Just purchased a 310 yesterday and so far I've been really impressed. I have a simple "Noobish" question, is there a way I could get my Amazon cloud information through this player?
post #7942 of 8458
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Originally Posted by antivirus View Post

Please stop confusing people with your stories about a working remote control hack for American Panny players. I tried one of these ebay remotes myself after reading your posts on AVS...
The remote control procedure does not work at all on American Panasonic players !
I posted the fact that it probably didn't work on US players many times in the past. Then, to my surprise, folks start posting in this very thread that the hack did indeed work, so I'm simply repeating it for the benefit of others. It's free to try, so I don't see the harm since no one has proven it either way.
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About the Blu-ray region screen bypass with "Stop" + "Number":
This works on less than 5% of all region locked Blu-rays and most of the time you don't get full control of the disc, but I agree: It's worth a try if you have only a few region locked BDs and a fully fledged Blu-ray region switchable player doesn't make sense.
It would be nice if you could wait with new posts of this kind until you know what you are talking about !
Fair enough.
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About that Insignia stuff:
Most people (including myself) who bought a high quality Panasonic 3D Blu-ray player don't want to use an additional low quality Non 3D Insignia box !
True. But wouldn't those same people be willing to buy an actual high quality region free player. What I don't understand is why people would want to continue sinking money into this obsolete, buggy player that requires hacks to work properly when a cheap secondary player or possibly a few free hacks might work just as well.
post #7943 of 8458
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Originally Posted by MacinMan View Post

Hi all, I am at a loss to know what thread to really be a part of, because of the diversity of products I own now, and the fact, that some of the corresponding threads to those products no longer seem active.
I don't own a panasonic model listed in this thread title per say, but I did buy the DMP-BD871, which seems to be the basic 2D version of the 2012 model BDT320.
I try not to buy 3D players since i don't intend to buy a 3D tv anytime soon, and it would be over spending for me since I only use a handful of features, that are typically present even on the more basic models.
Anyway , is this a good thread for support for my particular unit?, it doesn't have one of it's own and the 85 thread seems dead which this unit replaced.
Thanks.
If this isn't the right thread maybe someone can better direct me.

The thread is here. Your player is the warehouse version of the 87. Not a lot of action. Most simply went with the 220/320.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1404778/panasonic-dmp-bd87-first-impressions

S~
post #7944 of 8458
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

The thread is here. Your player is the warehouse version of the 87. Not a lot of action. Most simply went with the 220/320.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1404778/panasonic-dmp-bd87-first-impressions
S~

Thanks for the reply Yes, it's really been hard to pick a player, because in comparison to the majority of the people i see who come to the forums usually have different expectations then I do.

When blu-ray was new, i experimented with features such as netflix streaming and other streaming services. which now I don't really use much of anymore, so paying for a lot of the extra features, I know i wouldn't make use of regularly now, I would consider over spending. I appreciate internet features such as firmware updates, and youtube occasionally.

Now I find myself using my blu-ray players mainly as an upgraded DVD player, which now also can play blu-ray discs.

I mentioned i had upgraded from the DMP-BD85 with this player mentioned, and I had only paid for that player for mainly netflix compatibility and some of the additional video adjustments..

After a couple years of comparing that player to a sony and an older magnavox, i didn't really notice much video quality difference on a 32 and 42" that would make the extra cost for such features worth it, and i couldn't make use of the analog outputs for 7.1 since i didn't have an AVR with such inputs and i don't have an avr with hdmi in either. I just use stereo with virtual surround in a sound bar. so i don't create a lot of noise in the apartment setting.

So bottom line is after i did my investigating, and found my real world usage areas for a blu-ray player, i think it just kind of ended up setting me apart from most.

I hope i won't cause any strife by saying this, but in comparison, I think HD DVD would have been a better match for me, if the format had lasted, it was mainly an HD player with internet abilities for firmware updates, and maybe a media slot of some kind for local playback of files say from usb. It didn't have all the extras..

As far as 3D being the normal feature to buy today, i'm holding off until i've done enough research into the technology and topic to make sure it won't cause long term effects on someone ho has suffered brain damage, and also has vision issues. So that's why i'm not investing in a 3d setup right now. In the case of the sony, sony kind of forced me to buy a 3d compatible player to get features I actually use. So far, panasonic has been nice to me and not been the case yet.

Hope this helps give a better idea of where i'm at I'll check out the other thread linked above. thanks again.
Edited by MacinMan - 7/7/12 at 11:14am
post #7945 of 8458
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Originally Posted by JBzdel View Post

I performed a search but could not find any documentation that provides the details behind the six different settings for Digital Tube Sound for my BDT210 player. Can anyone point me to this or do you know what they are? Thanks!

via this review:

Mode 1 for POPS - a crisp, delicate sound.
Mode 2 for JAZZ - a tight, hi-fi sound.
Mode 3 for Classic - a soft, rich sound.
Mode 4 for POPS/ALL - a clear, powerful sound.
Mode 5 for Women's Vocal - a distinctive mid-range sound.
Mode 6 for Rock - a soft sound that envelops the listener.


Ever since the switch to Huddler borked the AVS mobile app, I haven't been visiting often. I see it's business as usual in Panny x10 land. biggrin.gif
post #7946 of 8458
Anyway, I went ahead with the enhanced firmware with firmwareinfo.com and after my 2nd try this time I was able to get my application process approved!

I just installed on my DMP-BDT210P and everything seems fine from the region free DVD side of things as I was able to play my region 4 DVDs. I'm still going to take a look at the advanced features later today. So far, so good...
post #7947 of 8458
I noticed that there was a firmware updated (1.88) available for my 210 tonight.

I'm happy to report that the loading issue I was having with the first disc of Band of Brothers has now been corrected. I'm not sure what other fixes 1.88 has, but due to the BoB fix I'm a happy camper.
post #7948 of 8458
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Originally Posted by BdoUK View Post

I noticed that there was a firmware updated (1.88) available for my 210 tonight.
I'm happy to report that the loading issue I was having with the first disc of Band of Brothers has now been corrected. I'm not sure what other fixes 1.88 has, but due to the BoB fix I'm a happy camper.


Thanks for the heads up!
post #7949 of 8458
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Originally Posted by BdoUK View Post

I noticed that there was a firmware updated (1.88) available for my 210 tonight.
The release notes say:

  • Stability and functionality of VIERA Connect™ Apps
  • Playability of Blu-ray Disc™

Someone should check for Netflix "black flash", 1080p Netflix video, 5.1 sound in Amazon, 3D titles in VUDU. I should probably dig my 110 up--1080p video is difficult to check for and I can.

I'm sure that there are those who'll want to know of this firmware rev "infects" rolleyes.gif the player with Cinavia. I cannot test for that.
post #7950 of 8458
Oh noes! I really chose the worst day to get the enhanced firmware... :|
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