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post #871 of 1791
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Originally Posted by Star Hawk View Post

That's great news SB77! Very happy for you.
Also, teachsac gave us a good description for why HDMI Audio Output needs to be off. It is strange to me, though, that DTS HD seems to be ignored whereas Dolby Digital and TrueHD aren't. Teachsac, can you think of any reason why that is so?

I'm not an expert, but I do know that DTS has different specs when it comes to outputting PCM. DTS modes output 7.1 automatically when the player does the decoding, even in 5.1 sources. That's Panasonic's interpretation and implementation. I'm not sure which BD players will output 5.1 PCM with DTS-HR/MA. DD sources are a little trickier depending on the model and the output mode. IE, players will bitstream 5.1 or 7.1 in bitstream mode (provided Secondary Audio is off) over HDMI. But as you found out, with HDMI audio set to on when using the analog outs, DD sources are downmixed to 2.0. It is stated as so in the OM, also. With optical/coax, max out in PCM mode is 2 channel (regardless), or multichannel lossless when bitstreaming (DD, DTS). Always turn HDMI audio off when not using it to carry the audio.

S~
post #872 of 1791
I knew it was in the manual, but it didn't tell us why. Thanks for doing that! Makes more sense now.
post #873 of 1791
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Originally Posted by Star Hawk View Post

I knew it was in the manual, but it didn't tell us why. Thanks for doing that! Makes more sense now.
I didn't mean like noone looked in the manual wink.gif It was more to the post of reporting it to Panasonic as a bug. That's just the way it was designed. It's all a conspiracy to get everyone to buy the latest and greatest so they can decode in the reciever and see the pretty lights, etc. biggrin.gif

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post #874 of 1791
HDMI main to tv
HDMI sub to Denon 989
Digital audio out Bitstream
Video "on" in hdmi sub


Sorry to beat this topic to death but when watching a 3D movie (avatar) for the first time on my Samsung 64E7000, I had my settings as listed above but I was getting an error message that said to play 3D, the hdmi sub needs to be set to "off".

I turned it off then got a message that I needed to turn my receiver off to play 3d (Denon 989). It then worked but I was then obviously able to only get sound from the tv audio.

There is an hdmi control setting in the denon and I have always set that to off (allows the receiver to pass through audio and Video in standby mode).

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Dave
Edited by david12 - 9/2/12 at 7:36am
post #875 of 1791
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Originally Posted by david12 View Post

Sorry to beat this topic to death but when watching a 3D movie (avatar) for the first time on my Samsung 64E7000, I had my settings as listed above but I was getting an error message that said to play 3D, the hdmi sub needs to be set to "off".
I turned it off then got a message that I needed to turn my receiver off to play 3d (Denon 989). It then worked but I was then obviously able to only get sound from the tv audio.
There is an hdmi control setting in the denon and I have always set that to off (allows the receiver to pass through audio and Video in standby mode).
Any advice would be much appreciated!
Dave

What are your settings? It does sound like you are running HDMI1(main) to the TV and HDMI sub to the Denon which would be correct. However, it sounds as if you have some settings to check in the player. You need make sure to set “HDMI(SUB) Output Mode” to “V.OFF”.

S~
post #876 of 1791
Thanks teach, I ultimately did turn the HDMI (SUB) Output Mode to "V. OFF" because once you do that it illuminates that setting
on the front of the player. That's when I had to turn the Denon receiver off to get 3D to work.

So do I always leave V. OFF, even for 2D? I was a little confused about that because when I did a search on this thread, I saw other posters set HDMI (SUB) Output to "ON".

Part of the problem is that somebody else did the system install and set up and was not familiar with the dual HDMI concept!

Dave
post #877 of 1791
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Originally Posted by david12 View Post

Thanks teach, I ultimately did turn the HDMI (SUB) Output Mode to "V. OFF" because once you do that it illuminates that setting
on the front of the player. That's when I had to turn the Denon receiver off to get 3D to work.
So do I always leave V. OFF, even for 2D? I was a little confused about that because when I did a search on this thread, I saw other posters set HDMI (SUB) Output to "ON".
Part of the problem is that somebody else did the system install and set up and was not familiar with the dual HDMI concept!
Dave
For dual HDMI, yes, leave it off. Also make sure secondary audio is turned off in the player's setup menu.

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post #878 of 1791
Okay, got it working!

Thanks for your help, we watched Avatar 3D last night and my son thought it was pretty cool!

Dave
post #879 of 1791
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Originally Posted by david12 View Post

Okay, got it working!
Thanks for your help, we watched Avatar 3D last night and my son thought it was pretty cool!
Dave
Glad you got it going. Hugo is another good one for 3D.

S~
post #880 of 1791
I have just ordered the Panny 500. Mixed reviews on some reseller sites - largely related to wi-fi issues (which won't be a major concern for me at the moment). It has probably been covered, but I would like to know how to best wire this player up with an older Yamaha HDR-5840 receiver. No HDMI inputs on that unit, so the 5.1 analog option on the 500 is very attractive, with HDMI out directly to a Kuro 5020 plasma. What I am not really clear on is how to best wire/set this up for CD playback. The 5.1 set up with a direct stereo (2-channel) option selected on the AVR? Would the standard 2-channel outputs/inputs work, with the 5.1 already engaged for blu-ray playback? Any advice greatly appreciated.
post #881 of 1791
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Originally Posted by Terrain View Post

I have just ordered the Panny 500. Mixed reviews on some reseller sites - largely related to wi-fi issues (which won't be a major concern for me at the moment). It has probably been covered, but I would like to know how to best wire this player up with an older Yamaha HDR-5840 receiver. No HDMI inputs on that unit, so the 5.1 analog option on the 500 is very attractive, with HDMI out directly to a Kuro 5020 plasma. What I am not really clear on is how to best wire/set this up for CD playback. The 5.1 set up with a direct stereo (2-channel) option selected on the AVR? Would the standard 2-channel outputs/inputs work, with the 5.1 already engaged for blu-ray playback? Any advice greatly appreciated.
I would do it this way. As you said, for video, straight to your TV. For Audio, use the 5.1 analogs to the MC inputs of your receiver. Run the 2 channel to an available RCA input (DVD, CD, etc.). Set the player to 2ch +5.1. Also make sure to set HDMI audio to off in the player's setup menu. When you want to listen to music, just set the input on your AVR to the appropriate input.

S~
post #882 of 1791
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

I would do it this way. As you said, for video, straight to your TV. For Audio, use the 5.1 analogs to the MC inputs of your receiver. Run the 2 channel to an available RCA input (DVD, CD, etc.). Set the player to 2ch +5.1. Also make sure to set HDMI audio to off in the player's setup menu. When you want to listen to music, just set the input on your AVR to the appropriate input.
S~

Thanks for your help. I wasn't sure if the 2ch +5.1 setup would work for strictly the CD on a different device input when only music was required. I will give this a try when the Panny arrives.
post #883 of 1791
IMO the wifi on Panasonics has been troublesome at times, but I love most everything else about the 500.
post #884 of 1791
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

IMO the wifi on Panasonics has been troublesome at times, but I love most everything else about the 500.

I hope to avoid this by hooking up a direct connection with a Powerline adapter. Surely more stable for streaming than wi-fi anyway. Perhaps a future FW update will resolve some of the wi-fi issues.
post #885 of 1791
It doesnt really like my connection at all for some reason. Direct connect or wifi, I cannot get HD on Amazon when I can on any other device in the house.
post #886 of 1791
I have had the Panny DMP BDT500 for a few months and have been pleased with it. Tonight I went to play a movie and it needed a firmware update. I have tried to access the setup menu but all I get is a white screen.
Has anyone else had this issue and how do I fix it?

Thanks
post #887 of 1791
Mine arrived yesterday from B&H. Ridiculous price, even after some minor CDN duty fees were settled. I was stunned by the quality of both video and audio. It is wired through an older (but rock solid) Yamaha HTR-5840 receiver and a Kuro 5020 plasma. Speakers are a mix of Paradigm and Energy, with a Velodyne sub. Because this receiver doesn't have any HDMI jacks, the 500 is wired through the multi-channel analogs. The unit replaces a Sony BDP-S350 that has provided adequate service for the past few years. That will be moved to the master bedroom to be paired up with a Samsung plasma. We tested it with Avatar and were blown away by the quality. CD's sounded notably better than the Denon CD changer I have. DVD upscaling was also solid, though I am not sure if this is being done by blu-ray or the Kuro - presumably the former unless there is some setting to bypass it and let the plasma handle things (which it can do beautifully). I had a Marantz UD5005 on order, but cancelled it when I saw this deal. Still conflicted over that decision, but this machine - while perhaps not in the Marantz class - is far more future proof (and had the analog outputs). We are debating getting Netflix, so I can't comment on that side of things. It did hook up quickly and efficiently to my wi-fi and several minutes of Youtube as a streaming test worked flawlessly. I intend to hardwire the ethernet after picking up some additional Powerline adapters (though it sounds as though the connectivity problems reported may not just be related to wi-fi connections). The machine prompted for a FW update to v1.47, which also downloaded and installed just fine over wi-fi. The remote control touchpad is going to take a lot of getting used to - thankfully there are tactile buttons for the major playback tasking. One day isn't enough to judge it fairly, but I see it as the only potential "con" at this point. I am very pleased with the machine.
post #888 of 1791
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

I would do it this way. As you said, for video, straight to your TV. For Audio, use the 5.1 analogs to the MC inputs of your receiver. Run the 2 channel to an available RCA input (DVD, CD, etc.). Set the player to 2ch +5.1. Also make sure to set HDMI audio to off in the player's setup menu. When you want to listen to music, just set the input on your AVR to the appropriate input.
S~

Works flawlessly. Thanks again.
post #889 of 1791

BLU Ray Player not recognized by Panasonic VT series TV

I just bought a Panasonic DMP-BDT500 and connected it via HDMI cable to my Panasonic Viera VT Series TV. The TV will not recognize the device. The Blu Ray shows Set up on the Blu Ray Screen and the TV screen is blank. Any idea how to resolve the issue?
post #890 of 1791
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Originally Posted by Chris Geis View Post

I just bought a Panasonic DMP-BDT500 and connected it via HDMI cable to my Panasonic Viera VT Series TV. The TV will not recognize the device. The Blu Ray shows Set up on the Blu Ray Screen and the TV screen is blank. Any idea how to resolve the issue?

Would hooking up the HDMI "sub" output from the 500 to the TV by mistake cause this problem? There are two HDMI outputs on the 500. You may also be able to switch off the video on the HDMI output as well and that could also cause a problem. Just guessing.
post #891 of 1791
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Originally Posted by Chris Geis View Post

I just bought a Panasonic DMP-BDT500 and connected it via HDMI cable to my Panasonic Viera VT Series TV. The TV will not recognize the device. The Blu Ray shows Set up on the Blu Ray Screen and the TV screen is blank. Any idea how to resolve the issue?



Can you run a composite video cable (the yellow output) over to the TV? You should be able to get a picture that way as a temporary fix. You can check if the HDMI output is set properly. You may also be having a HDMI handshake issue. Can you try a different HDMI cable? If this doesn't work, the 500 may be defective.
post #892 of 1791
Maybe I missed it, but I haven't read any mention of the firmware update for those having "Netflix" connection problems.


From the Panasonic website:

DMP-BDT220/320/321/500, DMP-BBT01 Firmware Download (North America/Latin America)

Date/Version:
2012/9/10
Ver 1.47

Description (fixed Issues)
• Netflix connectivity


Jerry
post #893 of 1791
Hi guys,

Ive just bought one of these BDT500's and i'm having a problem which i hope you guys can help me with. Basically my Sub Woofer doesnt seem to be working any more since i connected the BDT500. I can not figure what setting i need to alter to get it working again. The sub was working fine with the PS3 before i hooked up the BDT500

Heres my equipment list and how everything is setup:

Panasonic 42" Full HD 24p Plasma TV
Onkyo TX-NR809 HD Receiver
Panasonic DMP-BDT500

HDMI Main to Onkyo BD HDMI (for picture and audio)

Sound Effects: Off
Dialog Enhancer: Off
Dynamic Range Compression: Off
Digital Audio Output:
Digital audio output to "Bitsream" for DTS HD and Dolby HD
BD Secondary Audio: Off
HDMI (Primary) Audio Output: On
PCM Down Conversion: Off
Down Mix: Surround Encoded
7.1ch Audio Reformatting: Off
High Clarity Sound: Enable
Audio Delay: 0 ms
Analog Audio Output: 7.1 (Although i currently only have a 5.1 setup)

Any help would be greatly appreciated
post #894 of 1791
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Originally Posted by Terrain View Post

Works flawlessly. Thanks again.
Just saw this. Glad you got it going. Enjoy.

S~
post #895 of 1791
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Originally Posted by ifarooki7 View Post

... Basically my Sub Woofer doesnt seem to be working any more since i connected the BDT500. ...
Any help would be greatly appreciated

Search this thread for: woofer
post #896 of 1791
Just got mine hooked up yesterday, it replaces a BDT210 which was nice. Overall I am impressed with the PQ and think it's an upgrade to the 210, I also ran a few CD's through it using the on board DAC's and I have to say it makes a surprisingly good CD player as well.
post #897 of 1791
Anyone have any idea if this Panasonic DMP BDT500 Display the Movie Thumbnails (JPG) from a HD attached to the USB Port like Western Digital and Seagate Home Theater+ Media players
post #898 of 1791
Hello
I've just ordered a BDT500EG (in Germany, as i'm located in Belgium) today so i will follow this forum from now on.
Has a multi region (bluray) hack been discussed in any of the previous pages ?
Sorry for any english mistakes.
Thank you. smile.gif
post #899 of 1791
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Originally Posted by billbayarea View Post

All the adds say we can use Pandora, but I can't find it. Any tips?


Thanks in advance, Bill

You have to go to Viera market and add it. It took me a while to figure it out. My older player already had it preloaded.biggrin.gif
post #900 of 1791
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