Originally Posted by bsprague
Is there any documentation with the BDT210 that says it is AVCHD 2.0? My older Panasonic BD30 specifically states AVCHD 1.0 and 1080p60 does not play from the SD card slot.
Frustrations like your having led me to spend $100 on a Western Digital media player with an external HDD I dedicated to it.
No support is mentioned for AVCHD 2.0. 3D Blu-ray players by the virtue of having to process two HD streams have enough processing power for 1080/60p, so 3D Blu-ray players should all be upgradeable for AVCHD 2.0. Sony have issued firmware updates for their current range of players for AVCHD 2.0, I'm hoping Panasonic will do the same, which will just mean playing rather than rejecting/ignoring 1080/60p footage when it appears inside an AVCHD or Blu-ray authored disc/SD card.
The problem with the Western Digital media players is the chips they use are only rated for level 4.1, i.e. they shouldn't play 1080/60p files, and I've read that when they do the frame rate is halved. So I was reluctant to go that route, plus I like the fact finished videos are nicely authored to a disc to keep.
I'm hoping Panasonic release an update to allow 1080/60p to play from authored Blu-ray discs as Sony have done, it is quite likely considering AVCHD specification belongs to Sony/Panasonic and it already has support for SD cards made in their camcorders for playback of 1080/60p.
I'm going to get in touch with their support.