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post #8371 of 8460
Definitely sounds like the AVR. SBS is actually an optional spec in HDMI 1.3. The 2600 uses HDMI 1.3a. Blu-rays are frame packed and output full 1080p 3D and is part of HDMI 1.4. If you bypass the 3D video straight to the TV, it should work fine. You can also try setting the player to SBS instead of auto or full/framepacked. You might try asking in the 2600 thread in the receiver forum.

S~
post #8372 of 8460
I noticed a quick audio dropout on my Panasonic DMP-BDT210 tonight while watching Marvel's "Agent Carter" short (contained on the new Iron Man 3 BD). It occurs...

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
during a mid-credits scene at the end as Howard Stark says "It's called a bikini."

I tested the same disc on a Sony BD player afterwards and it played without issue.
Anyone else happen to experience this same problem on their BDTx10 player?
post #8373 of 8460
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Definitely sounds like the AVR. SBS is actually an optional spec in HDMI 1.3. The 2600 uses HDMI 1.3a. Blu-rays are frame packed and output full 1080p 3D and is part of HDMI 1.4. If you bypass the 3D video straight to the TV, it should work fine. You can also try setting the player to SBS instead of auto or full/framepacked. You might try asking in the 2600 thread in the receiver forum.

S~

Thanks for pointing me over to the AVR 2600 thread. Turns out a number of users have found the Panny 210 and the HK 2600 don't play well with each other. Looks like I'll have to decide which one to replace.
post #8374 of 8460
I have a panny BDT-310. It plays 3d blu-ray's with no problem. What I'm I am having trouble with is getting 2d-3d conversion to work. After following the instructions in the 310 manual, all I end up with is a scrambled picture.Has anyone been able to get this to work? My tv is a Vizio M601-a3r.

Ben Music
post #8375 of 8460
Check the Vizio thread. There have been several individuals who have had trouble getting 2d/3d to work correctly with Blu-ray players and Vizio televisions. There is a workaround. It is the TV not the BD player.

S~
post #8376 of 8460
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Originally Posted by Ben Music View Post

I have a panny BDT-310. It plays 3d blu-ray's with no problem. What I'm I am having trouble with is getting 2d-3d conversion to work. After following the instructions in the 310 manual, all I end up with is a scrambled picture.Has anyone been able to get this to work? My tv is a Vizio M601-a3r.

Ben Music

WHY BOTHER - 2D-3D Conversion STINKS.
post #8377 of 8460
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WHY BOTHER - 2D-3D Conversion STINKS.



+1
post #8378 of 8460
I was getting intermittent signal drops on my player. Turned off Deep Color option in the 210's menu and they stopped. Might be worth a shot.
post #8379 of 8460
trying to run a 23 gb file over BDT-110 via Network Drive but it stutters like hell...network utilization in task manager never goes beyond 9%...LAN card is gigabit while router is 10/100 Mbps...any solution?
post #8380 of 8460

I have been using my BDT110 for a couple years now to play .mkv files from an external hard drive via USB. At some point in the past two weeks, the player has stopped recognizing anything in the USB drive. I have tried a few different (previously working) drives and a standard USB flash drive. All I get is "No USB device inserted". The only drive that did not receive this error is one that did not have any compatible files on it. Any thoughts on why it would have suddenly stopped working and/or how to fix it? Or any other way to test it? Thank you

post #8381 of 8460
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Originally Posted by jnnt29 View Post

I have a question. My 310 has cinemanow and it only plays in stereo. Is it only stereo through the 310 or can it be 5.1 surround sound be enabled?

I'm glad you mentioned this. I recently used Amazon Video off this unit for the first time and found out they only offer 2 channel stereo through their app on this unit. So now I am wondering about the cinemanow app. Actually I have the 210, but I am sure they are the same in this regard. I guess I'll forget attempting to use cinemanow as I want Dolby.
post #8382 of 8460
Kind of a newbie at this so bear with me, please. I'm trying to set up the 110 for wireless. I have an old wireless router, the Asus WL-520GU, that I thought I could use as a bridge, instead of buying an adapter. Especially not the one sold by Panasonic, which is ridiculously over-priced. I've never set up a bridge so I'd appreciate any advice. Do I need to flash the router? Never done that either but willing to give it a try. The main router is an Apple airport. Or is there a cheap USB wireless adapter that would work? Like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-PW-DN427-Wifi-Network-150M-USB-Adapter-Supor-LG-Blue-ray-Player-Home-Theatre-/181181015488 TIA
post #8383 of 8460
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Kind of a newbie at this so bear with me, please. I'm trying to set up the 110 for wireless. I have an old wireless router, the Asus WL-520GU, that I thought I could use as a bridge, instead of buying an adapter.

I've done that previously but not with that particular router. Sometimes routers need to be configured a certain way to act as a bridge. Do you have the manual for it?

I think last time I did it, the router had several Ethernet ports on it. The LAN one had to be plugged into the network you want it to bridge to. Then make sure it does not have DHCP or any other router function enabled.
post #8384 of 8460
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Originally Posted by aztony View Post

Kind of a newbie at this so bear with me, please. I'm trying to set up the 110 for wireless. I have an old wireless router, the Asus WL-520GU, that I thought I could use as a bridge, instead of buying an adapter. Especially not the one sold by Panasonic, which is ridiculously over-priced. I've never set up a bridge so I'd appreciate any advice. Do I need to flash the router? Never done that either but willing to give it a try. The main router is an Apple airport. Or is there a cheap USB wireless adapter that would work? Like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-PW-DN427-Wifi-Network-150M-USB-Adapter-Supor-LG-Blue-ray-Player-Home-Theatre-/181181015488 TIA

I looked through the manual for that unit. I didn't see any configuration for using it as a bridge.

I did however see that model as being supported by the 3rd party firmware DD-WRT. You can bridge using that firmware. If you are adventurous you can install that firmware and set it up as a bridge. There are tons of posts on their site and elsewhere as to how to do all of that.
post #8385 of 8460
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Originally Posted by artur9 View Post

I've done that previously but not with that particular router. Sometimes routers need to be configured a certain way to act as a bridge. Do you have the manual for it?

I think last time I did it, the router had several Ethernet ports on it. The LAN one had to be plugged into the network you want it to bridge to. Then make sure it does not have DHCP or any other router function enabled.

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Originally Posted by fragilemn View Post

I looked through the manual for that unit. I didn't see any configuration for using it as a bridge.

I did however see that model as being supported by the 3rd party firmware DD-WRT. You can bridge using that firmware. If you are adventurous you can install that firmware and set it up as a bridge. There are tons of posts on their site and elsewhere as to how to do all of that.

Yes, I have the manual and as fragilemn said, it doesn't say anything about using the router as a bridge.

I've read on another forum from a few years back somebody said the router can be used as a bridge right out of the box. It might not need to be hacked using DD-WRT. I'm guessing I need to run the software and set up the router first through my pc to configure it. I thought I could just hook it up to the blu-ray player and it would work. Hey, don't laugh, I said I was a noob at this stuff. tongue.gif It did pass the tests done by the player except it couldn't connect to the internet.
post #8386 of 8460
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Originally Posted by aztony View Post


Yes, I have the manual and as fragilemn said, it doesn't say anything about using the router as a bridge.

Hey, don't laugh, I said I was a noob at this stuff. tongue.gif It did pass the tests done by the player except it couldn't connect to the internet.

I found this

That's probably your best bet.
post #8387 of 8460
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Originally Posted by artur9 View Post

I found this

That's probably your best bet.

Yeah, thanks. That's the site where somebody says you don't need to hack the router, supposedly you can use as a bridge, as is. We'll see. I'll be checking it out tonight, hopefully.
post #8388 of 8460
after a couple years of low use with no issues i suddenly cannot play BR disc in my 210 without screen flickering. swapped out HDMI cables and the same thing both on Despicable Me and Elf today. tv is Panny TC-P50GT25 with 210 direct connected via HDMI. haven't changed settings on either recently. updated the firmware today on the 210 and messed around with turning Deep Color off, but that made it worse, producing snow flickering just on the menu screens alone. problem just came out of no where. any ideas? much thanks.
post #8389 of 8460
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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post

after a couple years of low use with no issues i suddenly cannot play BR disc in my 210 without screen flickering. swapped out HDMI cables and the same thing both on Despicable Me and Elf today. tv is Panny TC-P50GT25 with 210 direct connected via HDMI. haven't changed settings on either recently. updated the firmware today on the 210 and messed around with turning Deep Color off, but that made it worse, producing snow flickering just on the menu screens alone. problem just came out of no where. any ideas? much thanks.

Maybe it could be a problem with one of the power supplies. "Capacitor plague"?
post #8390 of 8460
i think i have another panny power cord i can switch out and test. ill try that. much thanks.
post #8391 of 8460
I think my BDT210 is clipping both the high and low ends of the contrast spectrum. Any suggestions on what settings to tweak to fix this? Have others experienced this? In practice, it means I'm not seeing a lot of the content I should be seeing on the contrast portion of a calibration disk.
post #8392 of 8460

Caramba!

My Panny 210 no longer plays Blu-Ray -- only DVD's now :(

I suppose it's had a long (3 years) and useful life, but I'm sad to see it go (esp since I either have to find another 3D BD that outputs checkerboard or I have to pay through the nose for a 3dc1000 on fleabay).

 

If I put in a BD (any BD), I can hear it seeking inner/outer track for a few minutes before it gives up and says "problem"...

 

Is there anything I can do before I send it to the scrapheap?

I don't suppose I can extract a checkerboard converter from it...

post #8393 of 8460
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Originally Posted by thormj View Post

Caramba!
My Panny 210 no longer plays Blu-Ray -- only DVD's now frown.gif
I suppose it's had a long (3 years) and useful life, but I'm sad to see it go (esp since I either have to find another 3D BD that outputs checkerboard or I have to pay through the nose for a 3dc1000 on fleabay).

If I put in a BD (any BD), I can hear it seeking inner/outer track for a few minutes before it gives up and says "problem"...

Is there anything I can do before I send it to the scrapheap?
I don't suppose I can extract a checkerboard converter from it...

It may just be dust on the laser - did you try a cleaning disk? (It looks like a CD or DVD but it has short brush hairs on the down side that will move dust off of the laser lens.)
post #8394 of 8460
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Originally Posted by niccolo View Post

I think my BDT210 is clipping both the high and low ends of the contrast spectrum. Any suggestions on what settings to tweak to fix this? Have others experienced this? In practice, it means I'm not seeing a lot of the content I should be seeing on the contrast portion of a calibration disk.

I figured out that if I set my Panny bluray player to output RGB Standard, and my Benq projector to input a PC Signal, I get no clipping. But it seems to have caused some issue with my player, and now it no longer outputs analog audio that I was using for two-channel speakers, plus has some processing issues with intro material on discs, and reverting to the old settings and restarting player and projector doesn't help. Ugh.

EDIT: If I shut off the projector but leave the disc playing, the audio comes back on. If I restart the projector, everything works fine, unless I select a new chapter on the disc, at which point a blue screen flashes as the system momentarily loses sync, and when the new content starts, no audio again. I'm baffled because it's worked fine for the past two months.
Edited by niccolo - 12/17/13 at 11:01pm
post #8395 of 8460
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Originally Posted by niccolo View Post

I figured out that if I set my Panny bluray player to output RGB Standard, and my Benq projector to input a PC Signal, I get no clipping. But it seems to have caused some issue with my player, and now it no longer outputs analog audio that I was using for two-channel speakers, plus has some processing issues with intro material on discs, and reverting to the old settings and restarting player and projector doesn't help. Ugh.

EDIT: If I shut off the projector but leave the disc playing, the audio comes back on. If I restart the projector, everything works fine, unless I select a new chapter on the disc, at which point a blue screen flashes as the system momentarily loses sync, and when the new content starts, no audio again. I'm baffled because it's worked fine for the past two months.

This is strange. The BDT210 does not clip so there must be something in the chain that is doing the clipping. Are you using HDMI out?
post #8396 of 8460
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Originally Posted by angryht View Post

This is strange. The BDT210 does not clip so there must be something in the chain that is doing the clipping. Are you using HDMI out?
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Originally Posted by angryht View Post

This is strange. The BDT210 does not clip so there must be something in the chain that is doing the clipping. Are you using HDMI out?

Yep, HDMI connection w redmere cable. And analog audio cable from the player to powered speakers.
post #8397 of 8460
^ What's the HDMI output go into? Are you going through a receiver before the TV (or projector)?
post #8398 of 8460
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Originally Posted by angryht View Post

^ What's the HDMI output go into? Are you going through a receiver before the TV (or projector)?

Nope. HDMI (Monoprice Redmere) direct from the player (Panny DMP-BDT210) to the projector (Benq W1070). Separately, RCA analog audio from the player to powered two-channel speakers (eventually I'll upgrade to a proper surround sound setup but that's down the road).

This setup worked perfectly for the past two months. Then I got a calibration disc, realized I was clipping above reference white (235) and below reference black (16), and started playing around with settings to see if I could get an unclipped version. The only combination of settings that got me unclipped video was having the player output RBG Standard instead of YCbCr 4:2:2, and having the projector input a PC Signal instead of a Video Signal.

But while I was playing content this way the analog audio suddenly cut out, and now it only works if I start a disc before turning on the projector, then turn on the projector, and as soon as I select a new chapter or go back to the home menu on the disc, a blue screen pops up for a second, and the audio cuts out. I've gone back to the original settings that worked fine before (player outputs 4:2:2, projector inputs a Video Signal), but the problem persists. I'm wondering whether I accidentally changed some other setting, but I've gone through the menus for both the player and projector and am not finding anything that helps. Interestingly, HDMI is transmitting audio to the projector (which has a tiny built-in piece of crap speaker that I mute), and that speaker mostly works if I unmute it, but playing around, a few times as I played around with the settings I've also found that the HDMI audio isn't being transmitted either.

So basically I'm wondering if my Blu ray player has somehow managed to gets its internal software scrambled, because I can't come up with another good explanation.
post #8399 of 8460
Have you tried the different video modes? Cinema, normal, fine, I had no issue with clipping on my X10.

S~
post #8400 of 8460
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Have you tried the different video modes? Cinema, normal, fine, I had no issue with clipping on my X10.

S~

Yep. I'm pretty sure the Benq W1070 projector is what's doing the clipping, and this has been reported in at least some reviews. I was able to "fool" the projector into not clipping by outputting RBG Standard and having the projector input a PC Signal, but in the process I've somehow screwed up the analog audio output on my Panny, and returning to the old settings doesn't fix the problem.

One thing I'm curious about: is the digital "handshake" through the HDMI cable two-way, in other words, does the Panny player "know" what settings are set on the projector? And if the analog audio outs worked perfectly before, how could they get screwed up like this, even if I revert to the old settings, and even if I power down and unplug the player? Somehow, it's "remembering" to stay screwed up after I do that, which seems very odd to me. Unless I'm somehow overlooking some other setting that's driving this behavior, but I can't identify what that would be.
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