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post #61 of 229
Amazon returns are usually pretty painless.

Netflix streaming subtitles is a fairly recent thing, so not many players have it yet.

Also realize not every title has subtitles. I don't know the numbers, but be prepared to find some that don't. When you run across one, that last option in the screenshot simply doesn't show up.
post #62 of 229
Yes, I gather less than 30% of Netflix titles currently include subtitles. But to be specific, I tried "Doctor-Who-The-End-of-Time-Parts-1-2" streaming to my PC (Silverlight Netflix client) and viewed the subtitles, so they exist, but the BD75 just doesn't give me that option on that or any other title.

On the other hand, I see that the Panny DMP-BDT110/210/310 players sometimes have black frames pop up while streaming, so I wonder if it's worth the effort to switch- it just seems none of these players is 100% ironed out yet.

Aha- for what it's worth, here is the screen shot I remembered- which turns out to be a BDT-210 showing the subtitle selection, from a review of 2011 players. http://www.techofthehub.com/2011/05/...r-netflix.html
post #63 of 229
Last night, I had a network problem with my BD75 at power-off. I had been watching netflix, and without stopping playback or returning to the main menu I just powered the unit off with the remote. I assumed that should be ok, but it wasn't. The front panel displayed "bye", but it never properly shut off. It was still showing "bye" this morning.

Judging by the blinking lights on my LAN switch this morning, the BD75 was just sending packets continually. Result, my LAN had been locked up from the moment I turned the BD75 off, there was no internet access from any device until I unplugged the unit in the morning, then plugged it back in without any issue. But, obviously, this should not happen.

Has anyone else seen this?

One other, possibly unrelated issue: when I had started up the unit yesterday, it complained of no network access, although it had worked the day before, and no connections changed. Worked OK after pulling the power plug and reconnecting. Behaved as if it had a time-out on its DHCP-assigned IP address that it had neglected to renew after 24 hours. But surely the firmware authors wouldn't make a simple mistake like that... (?)

Update: I went into network setup and turned off DHCP, set a fixed IP and haven't seen this problem since.
post #64 of 229
I was moving my DMP-DB75 from one house to another.
Now when I plug it in, the display stays on HOME and can't get any disk to start playing, nothing happens when I press SETUP or Netflix button.
Tried unplugging power cord for one minute, no luck
It's just over 90 old, so I'm assuming parts are covered under warranty, but not labor.
Seems like it's not worth even sending it in for repair?

Edit.
Just found out Parts and Labor are both still covered under warranty (they are going to exchange the unit), but I'm not suppose to use the original retail box for shipping.
So I have to spend extra money for a shipping box, bummer.

Received back the exchange unit, it's a DMP-BD755 (the one sold at Costco), shipped in a brown box, but it seems like a new unit (manufacturing date March 2011), accessories look unused.
It had the latest firmware. Thumbs up for Panasonic.
post #65 of 229
Hi - this might be more of a network question rather than BD75 specific.

I have one of these players and find it mostly excellent. The interface is far more intuitive than my old player.

My problem is DLNA networking. My modem-router is at the other end of the house and I don't fancy running an ethernet cable down the hall!

I have a spare Wifi laptop however - is there a way I can access thru this? I have tried just pluging in but the 75 doesn't see a network.

Any help much appreciated.
post #66 of 229
I haven't been able to recognize .AVI files on DVDs, USB or on my PC. Does this player have the capability to play files in this format? Any other Panasonic players that do?
post #67 of 229
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Originally Posted by oldstumpy View Post
Hi - this might be more of a network question rather than BD75 specific.

I have one of these players and find it mostly excellent. The interface is far more intuitive than my old player.

My problem is DLNA networking. My modem-router is at the other end of the house and I don't fancy running an ethernet cable down the hall!

I have a spare Wifi laptop however - is there a way I can access thru this? I have tried just pluging in but the 75 doesn't see a network.

Any help much appreciated.
It should work if you set up internet sharing on your laptop, bridge your ethernet and wi-fi networks and use the resulting proxy server address. I think you'll also need a switch or crossover cable. Better to just get a bridge for $30 or so IMO.

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Originally Posted by duhmel View Post
I haven't been able to recognize .AVI files on DVDs, USB or on my PC. Does this player have the capability to play files in this format? Any other Panasonic players that do?
No and no.
post #68 of 229
Got one of these about a month ago as an after thought at BB while looking for a phone case. Really got it just to test streaming from NetFlix and Vudu. With the demise of Block Buster and Borders stores in my area, had to have an alternative to Cablevision movies on demand. Had a previous Panny BD player that was $350. For less than $100 this thing is a no brainer but if I was looking for longevity in a BD player, I would look else where. I have interconnect cables that weigh more than this thing. BD picture out of the 75 is awesome and I would have to say better than my old Panny BDP. Netflix is a blast watching BattleStar Gallactica, Resuce Me and Mad Men...for $8 a month...FUGEDABOUDIT. If the 75 lasts a year, I will be happy. It's been another long, hot, miserable summer here and this thing has been a god send to while away the evening hours.

One niggling thing about this BDP and just about any other I have seen, had to toggle some CS menu button in the software to get it to send Dolby True HD to my Marantz AV receiver. It was sending the other codecs fine with the toggle in the default position. Why can't these things just send the friggin' codecs the way they are suppose to over HDMI with out having to change the default settings?
post #69 of 229
I get no audio with VuDu. Hooked up via HDMI through my A/V receiver...everything else works fine.

Any thoughts?
post #70 of 229
Could anyone tell me how to get ride of that blue bar that comes up on the bottom of the screen when you pause a Blu-ray?
post #71 of 229
Hey, I've been using this player for about three weeks now and I just have to say it's a very good one. The picture it gives is excellent. My only complaint is that the drive makes a whooshing noise that gradually becomes a sort of subtle mid-pitched ringing during the middle of a film, and then settles down again. It's not too annoying, but it's there. At first I thought it was a fan but I'm starting to think it's really the driver. Anyone else encounter this?
post #72 of 229
Do all owners of this player see significant color banding in the blue menu screen?
It is particularly obvious when the menu graphics have not yet been drawn to the screen.

The effect I'm referring to is described here, although it is a bit exaggerated in that article.

I'm trying to determine if this is my TV's fault or if the player's menu is simply like that.
post #73 of 229
FIRST of all , consider the following before any reply :

I've already exceeded my budget
This is the rest of my set up:

Boston Acoustics VR1 Right & Left
Tannoy FC Custom Center
Boston Acoustics CR 67 Right & Left Surround
Boston Acoustics CR 67 Right & Left Back Surround
Yamaha RX-V 671
Epson Home cinema 8350

If i use the Panasonic DMP-BD75 for CD' playback , will it's DAC be bypassed to the receiver?

I mean would the DMP-BD75 just become a CD transport and the higher quality DAC from the Yamaha 671 used instead?

If not , for what i know , nowadays almost all Blu Ray players use Ban - Burr DAC , wich are really good. (24bit/196khz + low THD)

I know i could do better and get for example an OPPO BDP-93 Universal Player.

But that's $500 !!!!

If the DAC from the player are going to be bypassed to and the Receiver will do all the job why would i care about and audiophile player? Am i right or wrong with this thinking?

I know THERE is going to be a difference between an $2000 CD player and this Panasonic $100 Blu Ray.

But is there such difference between $100 and $500 ? Please remember my low budget.

I think i can get pretty damm good sound with any decent Blu Ray player (with bur brown dac ) and the performance of the Yamaha Receiver.

But im still not sure which one is going to convert the digital signal to analog.
post #74 of 229
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Originally Posted by tobegood View Post

Same problem with the network (BD75 on a network with WHS). Turning off SSDP and it worked. Trying to decide if I am taking it back. Anyone else return it and find something that worked okay beside the DMP-BDT210?

I wish I would have read this thread first...

Any update on this issue with WHS? Any firmware updates to fix it? How do you turn off SSDP in WHS?

Thanks.
post #75 of 229
ok, I have a weird problem. I am playing my mkv file backups from a portable thumb drive and for some weird reason my 2.35:1 ar files are being "stretched" to full screen. doesn't affect the 1.78/1.85:1 files but the scope files are stretched to fullscreen and I can't seem to find anything in the menu to fix that.
post #76 of 229
Could someone please confirm if this Panasonic BD75 reads external hard disks that were formatted in NTFS?

(via USB port).

As you know, FAT32 disks only hold max 4GB files, so in case NTFS file system is not supported, this BD75 player almost cannot be used to play HD media stored on external hard disks.
post #77 of 229
Just picked this player up for $60 from Fry's.
I am having trouble connecting to my PC via dlna.
At first it could not connect at all, not it connects but says there are no files in the folder I am sharing.
I have another blu-ray player (LG BD570) that streams just fine.
I am updated to 1.28
Anyone know what the problem could be?
post #78 of 229
Unlike your LG, Panasonics only stream mpg and wmv.
post #79 of 229
I am trying to play an mkv file off of a dvd-r. It starts to play with sound and the default panny screen but the file will not play. Anyone know why? It is suppose to play mkvs... Sorry if this question has been answered before.

It's not plug and play like i thought it would be.
post #80 of 229
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Originally Posted by power View Post

I am trying to play an mkv file off of a dvd-r. It starts to play with sound and the default panny screen but the file will not play. Anyone know why? It is suppose to play mkvs... Sorry if this question has been answered before.

It's not plug and play like i thought it would be.

reason being is that it's muxed with a newer version of mkvmerge than the player is used to.

download 2.2 of mkvtoolnix and remux the .mkv file. then it will play fine.
post #81 of 229
Ok, I bought this today at BestBuy, I power it up do a firmware update. It froze on reboot (let it sit there for about 5 minutes) and now is stuck at "Hello" and doesn't do anything else. How do I reset it?

I'm assuming pressing the stop button while unplugging it for 30 seconds then holding while plugging it in must have reset it. It finally said "update to firmware 1.33 was successful"
post #82 of 229
With this player, can you play a movie from a PC, pause it, walk away, come back some time later, un-pause, and have it pick up where you left off?
post #83 of 229
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Originally Posted by kusanagi-sama View Post

Ok, I bought this today at BestBuy, I power it up do a firmware update. It froze on reboot (let it sit there for about 5 minutes) and now is stuck at "Hello" and doesn't do anything else. How do I reset it?

I'm assuming pressing the stop button while unplugging it for 30 seconds then holding while plugging it in must have reset it. It finally said "update to firmware 1.33 was successful"

I had the same thing upgrading from 1.25 to 1.33. Nothing worked, had to take it back to Best Buy. I have a replacement at 1.25 but I am now wary of upgrading this one to 1.33 since it bricked the other one.
post #84 of 229
Has anyone got this player to play DivX files? I have many DVDRs with AVI files on that are DivX but when I put the disks in the player it loads the 'photos' page but won't play any of the files.
post #85 of 229
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Originally Posted by Loobster View Post

Has anyone got this player to play DivX files? I have many DVDRs with AVI files on that are DivX but when I put the disks in the player it loads the 'photos' page but won't play any of the files.

Not supported in US models.

S~
post #86 of 229
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Not supported in US models.

S~

Well that's crappy. Advertized as being able to play back DivX but can't play the most common form of DivX files available anywhere and everywhere.

It's going back then.

Probably get the Philips BDP3406 online instead. I've had very good results with all manner of DivX/Xvid on Philips DVD/DivX players in the past.

Thanks for the response.
post #87 of 229
They don't advertise support for DivX.

S~
post #88 of 229
I recently purchased a BD75 and have been having issues with it locking up when trying to play a Blu ray disc. If I unplug it and turn it back on, it works fine. I'm on the most recent firmware. Anyone else have this issue?
post #89 of 229
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Originally Posted by JonCr View Post

I recently purchased a BD75 and have been having issues with it locking up when trying to play a Blu ray disc. If I unplug it and turn it back on, it works fine. I'm on the most recent firmware. Anyone else have this issue?

Nope, I haven't had that issue with Blu-ray discs. The only times this player has locked up for me was when I updated the firmware and once when I added a streaming service (CinemaNow) but both times were cured by pulling the power plug for 30 seconds. I just added my review of this player on Amazon where I noticed the only short-comings (for me) were that it doesn't stream Amazon Prime Instant Video and while it does stream Netflix the sound is only stereo and not 5.1 when available. It does VUDU HDX with 5.1 but I'm not sure about CinemaNow since I haven't used that service yet. I don't use DLNA, VieraCast or play anything on this machine other than Blu-rays and DVD's so I can't review any of the other video formats.
post #90 of 229
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Originally Posted by JonCr View Post

I recently purchased a BD75 and have been having issues with it locking up when trying to play a Blu ray disc. If I unplug it and turn it back on, it works fine. I'm on the most recent firmware. Anyone else have this issue?

I've had two lock-ups since getting this player on 12/28. (less than a week old) One lockup while the disc was in, another on power-up when there was no disc inserted.

If it happens again, it's going back to Amazon.
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