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post #91 of 1791
I happened to run into Panasonic rep to day in Mississauga. The first of April is what I as told for the 500. Now I hate when someone tells me April 1 st for most anything.
post #92 of 1791
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Originally Posted by mandarax View Post

I happened to run into Panasonic rep to day in Mississauga. The first of April is what I as told for the 500. Now I hate when someone tells me April 1 st for most anything.



The salesman at my local BB told me it's due to come out April 1, but I've given up believing anything they say a loooong time ago.
post #93 of 1791
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Originally Posted by mandarax View Post

I happened to run into Panasonic rep to day in Mississauga. The first of April is what I as told for the 500. Now I hate when someone tells me April 1 st for most anything.

I was told April for everthing else, May for the BDT-500.

I will get official confirmation on March 21st.
post #94 of 1791
Actually the 320 was in.
post #95 of 1791
I know, but that's what the PR company they hired told me
post #96 of 1791
Eagerly awaiting release of BDT-500. Neatly combines 3D, Wi-Fi, and 7.1 analog audio for my HT.

Presently I'm using the Panasonic Blu-ray BD-55 which has 5.1 analog audio that by a custom made cable with RCA jacks to DB-25 pin jacks connects my vintage 2000 Rotel RSX-965 that was designed with the DB-25 inputs for SACD, a feature that back then was the latest tech advance.

My system's audio, from all sources is handled by the Rotel receiver, and all the video goes to my new LG 50PZ550. The new LG Wi Fi dongle which would connect the TV to my Cisco E2500 router is back ordered. But no matter, now with new Pasasonic I'll get the whole package completely set up.



Receiver- Rotel RSX 965
TV Monitor, Plasma LG 50PZ550
Laser Disc Player- Pioneer CLD 1080
Field Sound Processor- Yamaha DSP E300
Comcast Cable- Motorola DCH3200
Tape Deck- Kenwood Double KX-W5040
Blu Ray- Panasonic DMP-BD55 w/5.1 analog audio outputs connected to Rotel by RCA/DB-225 pin jacks
Graphic Equalizer- Pioneer GR-555
CD Changer Phillips CDC751
VCR, Hi-Fi - Panasonic PV-4021
VCR, Hi-Fi- JVC SQPB
Turntable/Changer- Garrard Zero 100
Sub Woofers, 2 –Yamaha, powered YST-SW100 & YST WS-205
Speakers, 4, Paradigm Titan (2 for Rotel main fronts, 2 for Yamaha DSP front effects)
Speakers, 2 Dynaco A25 (Rotel rear effects)
Speakers, 2 Acoustic Research 18S, (Yamaha rear effects)
Speakers, 2 Realistic Minimus 7W ( Yamaha DSP Center, Rotel Center)
AC Voltage Activated Outlet Switch, Niles AC-3
Head phones, Sennheiser HD280 Pro
post #97 of 1791
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Originally Posted by n9949y View Post

Eagerly awaiting release of BDT-500. Neatly combines 3D, Wi-Fi, and 7.1 analog audio for my HT.

Presently I'm using the Panasonic Blu-ray BD-55 which has 5.1 analog audio that by a custom made cable with RCA jacks to DB-25 pin jacks connects my vintage 2000 Rotel RSX-965 that was designed with the DB-25 inputs for SACD, a feature that back then was the latest tech advance.

My system's audio, from all sources is handled by the Rotel receiver, and all the video goes to my new LG 50PZ550. The new LG Wi Fi dongle which would connect the TV to my Cisco E2500 router is back ordered. But no matter, now with new Pasasonic I'll get the whole package completely set up.


Receiver- Rotel RSX 965
TV Monitor, DLP, LG RU-44SZ63D
Laser Disc Player- Pioneer CLD 1080
Field Sound Processor- Yamaha DSP E300
Comcast Cable- Motorola DCH3200
Tape Deck- Kenwood Double KX-W5040
Blu Ray- Panasonic DMP-BD55 w/5.1 analog audio outputs connected to Rotel by RCA/DB-225 pin jacks
Graphic Equalizer- Pioneer GR-555
CD Changer Phillips CDC751
VCR, Hi-Fi - Panasonic PV-4021
VCR, Hi-Fi- JVC SQPB
Turntable/Changer- Garrard Zero 100
Sub Woofers, 2 -Yamaha, powered YST-SW100 & YST WS-205
Speakers, 4, Paradigm Titan (2 for Rotel main fronts, 2 for Yamaha DSP front effects)
Speakers, 2 Dynaco A25 (Rotel rear effects)
Speakers, 2 Acoustic Research 18S, (Yamaha rear effects)
Speakers, 2 Realistic Minimus 7W ( Yamaha DSP Center, Rotel Center)
AC Voltage Activated Outlet Switch, Niles AC-3
Head phones, Sennheiser HD280 Pro

n9949y,

Beyond your 1st sentence are you having a garage sale since it seems like you listed every piece of equipment you own or ever owned? Just kidding! I once owned a Panasonic Blu-ray BD-55 and it was a solid machine.
post #98 of 1791
At age 73 I've got a small laser disc library with sources not yet copied to DVD's, my wife has a large vinyl collection, we both have a sizeable cassette and VCR library. Presently collecting Blu-ray sources. Everthing's used.
post #99 of 1791
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Originally Posted by n9949y View Post

At age 73 I've got a small laser disc library with sources not yet copied to DVD's, my wife has a large vinyl collection, we both have a sizeable cassette and VCR library. Presently collecting Blu-ray sources. Everthing's used.

I am glad you are still enjoying this great hobby of ours.
post #100 of 1791
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

I am glad you are still enjoying this great hobby of ours.

This web site and forum adds greatly to my enjoyment. Thanks
post #101 of 1791
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

I will get official confirmation on March 21st.

David Susilo - It is March 21st - Any Update.
post #102 of 1791
for Canadians, BDT-500 is officially going to be released in April 2012 for $499 MSRP (usually it means $399 street price)

The BDT-500 will have TWO wifi antennae facing the front side of the player for better wifi strength and also the new touch remote. It will also comes preloaded with SmarTViera apps (some free some can be purchased).





post #103 of 1791
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

for Canadians, BDT-500 is officially going to be released in April 2012 for $499 MSRP (usually it means $399 street price)

The BDT-500 will have TWO wifi antennae facing the front side of the player for better wifi strength and also the new touch remote. It will also comes preloaded with SmarTViera apps (some free some can be purchased).

Thanks for the UPDATE David.
post #104 of 1791
Wow David, much appreciated. Now I can see what caps to replace, to mod/upgrade my not yet received 500!
post #105 of 1791
I already told you it was April launch a while ago. Careful with the street price. lol you only make a ham sandwich selling these things.

Yeah the pic is the same as I seen at CES. I wish they would have a model that forgot about all the items except the isolation and put all the dollars into the best drive they could make and send the video and audio as is. It looks like they keep the same chassis as the 55 and the 350 models with the flip door. Hopefully it won't have that shiny top or I am going to heat shrink some matt black material on it.

I am on the list to get one of the first ones to come into Canada so i can give some info when I get it. Which should be any day. Let me know what data you want to get on it and I will try my best. I go on here a lot more lately cuz I was kind of laid up and I take my wifi hotspot with me. Most of you guys seem to have had a Panny of some sort before so it makes it easy to relate info.

Certainly seems like a winner for those people that want some of the processing for video and audio by the player and don't want or need the SACD.

Wonder how many more models they will release this year.

I think with the 4K stuff coming I wouldnt go with an ultra expensive unit right now.
post #106 of 1791
I stand corrected, Mandarax

The street price I'm quoting is only based on the street price trend in the stores around my area (Markham) which is MSRP minus 20%.

I really wish the player can play 1080i/50 and PAL DVD natively though. I might end up buying the UK/Aussie version of the player.
post #107 of 1791
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Originally Posted by mandarax View Post

I already told you it was April launch a while ago. ...

I am on the list to get one of the first ones to come into Canada so i can give some info when I get it. Which should be any day.

Both the new Panasonic 220 and 320 models have been easily obtainable without having to do any early sign up.

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Originally Posted by mandarax View Post

Let me know what data you want to get on it and I will try my best. I go on here a lot more lately cuz I was kind of laid up and I take my wifi hotspot with me. Most of you guys seem to have had a Panny of some sort before so it makes it easy to relate info.

Certainly seems like a winner for those people that want some of the processing for video and audio by the player and don't want or need the SACD.

My short list:
1. fast, fast, fast load times for *physical* discs, which means that only the newest blu-ray players need apply.
2. more convenience for restart of blu-ray movie playback after having pushed the stop button when playing a blu-ray movie (not sure if this new Panny 500 will offer this).
3. movies played from *physical* discs, both DVD and blu-ray
4. stereo and 5.1 .flac music files played from USB memory stick or USB external HDD
5. .flac music files sitting on my PC connected to the player by ethernet cable would also be nice.

FWIW I've zero interest in streaming movies over my high speed internet connection.

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Originally Posted by mandarax View Post

I think with the 4K stuff coming I wouldnt go with an ultra expensive unit right now.

4K looks like a very small niche market, at least to me.
post #108 of 1791
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Originally Posted by OtherSongs View Post

Both the new Panasonic 220 and 320 models have been easily obtainable without having to do any early sign up.

This is the 500 model thread, and we are Canadians .. We get the special treatment.




My short list:
1. fast, fast, fast load times for *physical* discs, which means that only the newest blu-ray players need apply.

Check..

2. more convenience for restart of blu-ray movie playback after having pushed the stop button when playing a blu-ray movie (not sure if this new Panny 500 will offer this). check
3. movies played from *physical* discs, both DVD and blu-ray check
4. stereo and 5.1 .flac music files played from USB memory stick or USB external HDD why not direct from the hd..
5. .flac music files sitting on my PC connected to the player by ethernet cable would also be nice. why not wifi??

FWIW I've zero interest in streaming movies over my high speed internet connection. me either ..



4K looks like a very small niche market, at least to me.

8 k will be come the niche.
post #109 of 1791
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Originally Posted by mandarax View Post

8 k will be come the niche.

Too cute.
post #110 of 1791
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Originally Posted by OtherSongs View Post

4K looks like a very small niche market, at least to me.

Yeah & you'll be part of it
post #111 of 1791
Let's all wait at Area 51 in Nevada for 20 years. Then we will have 24K along with "private parts" correct female robotic GFs.
post #112 of 1791
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Originally Posted by Talk2Me View Post

Let's all wait at Area 51 in Nevada for 20 years. Then we will have 24K along with "private parts" correct female robotic GFs.

Except in 20 years our eyes will only be good for 720p. And we will care more about golf.
post #113 of 1791
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Originally Posted by Talk2Me View Post

Let's all wait at Area 51 in Nevada for 20 years. Then we will have 24K along with "private parts" correct female robotic GFs.

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Originally Posted by mandarax View Post

Except in 20 years our eyes will only be good for 720p. And we will care more about golf.

LOL !!!


Has Source Direct video been confirmed or denied on the 500 yet?

Thanks,
Jason
post #114 of 1791
I was scared with that last glass top pic of the 500 . its the brushed black aluminum look which is great as the dust will just blend right in. Here is a link where it has a copy of the press release from Panasonic unedited. Where I found out about the flac files. http://www.hughsnews.ca/panasonic-pu...layers-0032326

A lot of goodies for 350.00 msrp US
post #115 of 1791
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Originally Posted by mandarax View Post

A lot of goodies for 350.00 msrp US

OK agreed on the new Panasonic 500 costing "350.00 msrp US"

Also that I've serious interest in buying one of these new Panasonic 500 players when they soon show up for sale;
and I really don't want to get into a nose bleed about timing
differences of when they show up in USA vs Canada.

1. Can any of these new 3 Panasonic players (500/320/220) actually play a 24/96 .flac *stereo* file (let alone the bigger 5.1 file) via the input USB 2.0 connector?

2. Meaning does the overall bit rate needed for 24/96 stereo .flac playback exceed the limit of USB 2.0?

3. Or is it another blu-ray "copy protection type of thing" where if the player does play the file, does it "re-do" it to something like 24/48 on the fly?

Meaning that the more I learn about recent goings on with blu-ray the less I trust them. A week ago I got a blu-ray movie rental disc from Redbox and the disc tied up my blu-ray player for more than 15 minutes showing recent movie trailers.
post #116 of 1791
I happen to come across this link...

http://thetechjournal.com/electronic...y-player.xhtml

The remote in the link ( click on photo # 4) looks alot differnt that the remote that is listed in one of the photos above. I wonder whcih remote is the correct one?

*I would post the photo on here but I am having troubles at the moment.
post #117 of 1791
$350 US $499 Canada. Panasonic Canada does it again.
post #118 of 1791
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Originally Posted by apesma View Post

$350 US $499 Canada. Panasonic Canada does it again.

I know eh. We gotta pay for that french box, and those french instructions arent cheap especially cuz no male will read them. Then someone has to repackage it and make up a smaller quantity run of the boxes. EH ..

Then when we use the wifi we pay 5 times more for the bandwidth.. OHHH CANNAA DAHH!! Well think of the good things .. The USA is taking Celine Dion off our hands.
post #119 of 1791
How does Oppo manage the same price?
post #120 of 1791
Oppo has $100 discrepancy in pricing between US and Canada
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