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Originally Posted by mdrums View Post

How? I guess I'd turn on my iPhone camera and oint the flasher at it and I'd see it on the iPhone screen? Thanks!

Yep.. That's how I check photo sensors on the job... smile.gif
post #2222 of 4171
Is it true that 220 can't do HD streaming on Netflix, YouTube etc?
post #2223 of 4171
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Originally Posted by parry View Post

Is it true that 220 can't do HD streaming on Netflix, YouTube etc?
It can't stream HD YouTube. It's 1080p capable in Netflix and VUDU, 720p from Amazon, CinemaNow and Hulu Plus (none of which have 1080p encodes).
post #2224 of 4171
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

It can't stream HD YouTube. It's 1080p capable in Netflix and VUDU, 720p from Amazon, CinemaNow and Hulu Plus (none of which have 1080p encodes).

So if my player is set to 24p. Do I need to change it to play 1080p Netflix or leave it at 24p?
post #2225 of 4171
I'm at a point now where the 220 is in a state of complete disuse.

I'm using the sony player for just about everything: files, streaming, blu rays. I barely play DVD's anymore even though I still have dozens of titles that I still like. I guess I just can't stand the lower resolution anymore.

I may wind up selling off the panasonic as a result, despite it's outstanding dvd upconvert.
post #2226 of 4171
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Originally Posted by parry View Post

So if my player is set to 24p. Do I need to change it to play 1080p Netflix or leave it at 24p?
Nearly all commercial network streaming video is encoded at 24p; it's the easiest thing to do with a 24p source and just about every piece of video equipment can convert it into other framerates easily and well. You can play streams with 24p output (at all available resolutions) on the Panasonic, but you have turn that on after you start the player (only once per session--you don't have to turn it on over and over if you watch multiple titles without leaving the player).
post #2227 of 4171
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Nearly all commercial network streaming video is encoded at 24p; it's the easiest thing to do with a 24p source and just about every piece of video equipment can convert it into other framerates easily and well. You can play streams with 24p output (at all available resolutions) on the Panasonic, but you have turn that on after you start the player (only once per session--you don't have to turn it on over and over if you watch multiple titles without leaving the player).

I thought I was missing something. Where would I go and turn that on for every time I wanna use it?
post #2228 of 4171
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Originally Posted by parry View Post

I thought I was missing something. Where would I go and turn that on for every time I wanna use it?
While in the streaming player, press the OPTION button; a menu will pop up with multiple tabs on the left. One of those tabs contains video settings and that one has a 24p option on it.
post #2229 of 4171
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

While in the streaming player, press the OPTION button; a menu will pop up with multiple tabs on the left. One of those tabs contains video settings and that one has a 24p option on it.

So does that mean that the main menu option which has the 24p defined withun HDMI options does not take precedence?

Do I need to do this every time I play a disk or stream Netflix?
post #2230 of 4171
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Originally Posted by parry View Post

So does that mean that the main menu option which has the 24p defined withun HDMI options does not take precedence?
Do I need to do this every time I play a disk or stream Netflix?
The 24p in the setup menu only applies to BD. Once set, it is set forever, or until you change it. The second part Michael answered already in post 2228.

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post #2231 of 4171
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

The 24p in the setup menu only applies to BD. Once set, it is set forever, or until you change it. The second part Michael answered already in post 2228.
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Aha ok. What about DVD? Same rule applies? Change it to 24p every time u insert a DVD ?
post #2232 of 4171
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Originally Posted by parry View Post

Aha ok. What about DVD? Same rule applies? Change it to 24p every time u insert a DVD ?


Yes
post #2233 of 4171
Will our BD60's open/close button on its remote eject a disc on the BDT320? This feature is lacking on the 320's remote but it is important to a disabled member of our household. (Several searches failed to pull up any previously posted discussion on this subject.) Thank you!
post #2234 of 4171
Yes. All panasonic disc players and recorders respond to the same codes. I assume since you didn't simply try it, you may be looking to buy a remote. If so, don't bother getting an old panasonic remote. You can easily add open/close to almost any cheap universal or cable remote by codes or learning.
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Thank you, Dave. I already knew the basic codes are the same. But I am trying to find out if the 320 will actually respond to a remote eject code or if it ejects only when the button on the player is pressed. Since the 320's remote apparently does not have an eject function, it might not eject via remote at all. If that is the case, I will not purchase a 320 to replace my BD60, which is having transport issues.
post #2236 of 4171
I'm 99% certain it will work going on history with similar players. However, you should get positive confirmation from someone else to be absolutely sure. Anyone who uses a 320 with a harmony or some other universal should be able to confirm.

Why did you choose the 320 instead of the 220 if you don't like the remote?
post #2237 of 4171
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Originally Posted by parry View Post

So does that mean that the main menu option which has the 24p defined withun HDMI options does not take precedence?
Do I need to do this every time I play a disk or stream Netflix?
You do have to have the setup option turned on to use it in VOD players but you must additionally enable it in that option menu every time that you run Netflix (or VUDU or Amazon or Hulu or whatever) to get 24p output from one of them.
post #2238 of 4171
If the 320 can eject via remote I would prefer it for a couple of its unique features. Otherwise it'll be a 220 or a Sony 790 instead.
post #2239 of 4171
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

I'm 99% certain it will work going on history with similar players. However, you should get positive confirmation from someone else to be absolutely sure. Anyone who uses a 320 with a harmony or some other universal should be able to confirm.
Why did you choose the 320 instead of the 220 if you don't like the remote?
I have both a BD60 and a Harmony One. I recently upgraded to a 320. Eject works just fine using the BD60 code in my Harmony One or the original remote for the 60.. As stated most of the functions work the same.
post #2240 of 4171
Excellent--eject works via remote! Thank you very, very much.

Have a great holiday weekend.
post #2241 of 4171
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Originally Posted by mjp3475 View Post

Hi all. I just picked up a 220, primarily because on the Viera Connect Market's website, it shows that the TuneIn app is now available.
http://panasonic.net/avc/viera/global/connect_apps/detail/177
However, when I go into the market through the player, it does not show up (along with some other apps I see on the website).
Not surprisingly, Panasonic's support was no help... do any of you 220 (or other 2012 model owners) have TuneIn installed on your players, or see it in your market app on your player?
Thanks in advance!

any feedback guys?
post #2242 of 4171
Ok, thinking of picking up the 220 on Amazon. 113.00 with 25.00 Amazon credit. Sounds like a great deal. I would primarily use the player in my home theater. No need for 3D, but mainly for blu rays and hard wired Netflix. How's the player for Netflix streaming? Seems like there were issues, but sounds mostly due to wireless connection. Since mine would be wired, are the kinks worked out with firmware that would allow a steady connection with no drop outs? I currently have a Samsung 6900. The player is great with Blu rays, but sucks as a streamer. It is hardwired but constantly studders every 15 or 20 seconds.
post #2243 of 4171
I haven't had any trouble using the BDT220 as a Netflix streamer. It has the advantage (for some) of being able to output 24p from Netflix and other Internet VOD sources, as we were discussing recently above.
post #2244 of 4171
FYI amazon has the Panasonic DMP-BDT320 for $109.99 for another 2 hours on their Deal of the day, FWIW.
post #2245 of 4171
Super! Thank you for the heads up on the Amazon deal. I just ordered one.
post #2246 of 4171
Quick question. I want to put all my music and videos on an external hard drive and connect it via USB. Does anyone have a reccomendation on an external HDD that will work with the 220?
post #2247 of 4171
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Originally Posted by selkec View Post

Quick question. I want to put all my music and videos on an external hard drive and connect it via USB. Does anyone have a reccomendation on an external HDD that will work with the 220?

Make sure it is powered and formatted correctly. I use a WD My book.

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post #2248 of 4171
Hi peeps ... Im a new comer here. Need your expertise here.
Am interested of buying 220. But the problem is, DVD is in code 3 only.
Are there any ways to change it to multi coded?
I've tones of DVD region 1 and Bluray disk too ... thanks
post #2249 of 4171
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Originally Posted by x0tiq View Post

Hi peeps ... Im a new comer here. Need your expertise here.
Am interested of buying 220. But the problem is, DVD is in code 3 only.
Are there any ways to change it to multi coded?
I've tones of DVD region 1 and Bluray disk too ... thanks
Search through the thread. Remote codes have been posted that will supposedly unlock DVD regions and allow some (not all) BDs to play.

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post #2250 of 4171
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Originally Posted by antivirus View Post

Complete nonsense !
1. There are no remote codes which allow to play region locked Blu-rays from different regions - The only way to enable the DMP-BDT220 for multi region Blu-ray playback is the installation of enhanced firmware from firmwareinfo.com
2. There are remote codes for multi-region DVD playback, but they are useless for US devices because these devices have been software restricted to NTSC-only playback. The only way to remove that restriction from US devices and to enable PAL playback (required for DVD region 2,3,4,5,6) is the installation of enhanced firmware from firmwareinfo.com
Please stop confusing people with false statements until you know what you are talking about...

Uncalled for. The codes have been posted members of this forum saying that they work. I am not personally saying they do or don't. They have never been disputed. Besides, not all regions use PAL and the DVD hack has worked for years on non-PAL discs.
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

I know about the region free hack, but it's no good for PAL like Moxie said. So Japan is fine, but UK isn't for example. Just trying to warn those new to BD and shopping internationally.
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Originally Posted by ti-triodes View Post

The x10 series BD region free hack using the remote is probably still doable with the x20 players. I just tried it with my 500 and it still works fine.
For anyone unfamiliar try this:
Insert a different region disc. When the region warning comes up press Stop> 1> Enter
Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by hack354674 View Post

Panasonic DMP-BDT 500 Region Free Hack(only works on DVD discs not Blu Ray discs).
I bet this hack will also work on the DMP-BDT 220 and 320
This is the same Panasonic remote hack that has worked on many Panasonic DVD players and Blu Ray players over the last several years.
I can confirm after the hack, the player stays Region Free even after a firmware update (just like other Panasonic Players).
I bought the One for All Essence 4 Way (URC 7140) remote.
If you have another One for All remote, it may need the 3 digit codes, simply use the 5 digit codes below but remove the first two 0. So 00191 would be 191
If I say the DVD button blinks twice, it must do this, if it does not you must try the sequence again and again until it does blink twice.
prepare:
1. select dvd device on remote
2. hold magic button until the DVD button lights up and stays lit up.
3. enter device code 0490 (DVD button blinks twice)
program buttons with the following codes:
1. 00191 = ENTER
2. 00120 = 6
3. 00065 = >=10
4. 00180 = <<
5. 00143 = Service Key
6. 00155 = AUDIO
7. 00122 = 8
8. 00117 = 1
9. 00129 = SUBTITLE
0. 00123 = 4
1. hold magic button until the DVD button lights up and stays lit
2. press 994 (DVD button blinks twice)
3. press magic
4. enter 5 digit code from above
5. press button (1,2,3 etc..) where to program it (DVD button blinks twice)
6. repeat steps 1 to 5 for all keys.
Switch on DVD player, make sure theirs no disc in it.
Press the One For All Remote buttons in the following sequence
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Then simply wait until the Panasonic makes it self region free (takes a minute or two).
When its finished it will not actually tell you its region free, just simply try it with different region DVDs.
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Originally Posted by ti-triodes View Post

The regular Panny BD hack works on the 500.
Put in a region disc.
When the region warning screen comes up press Stop>1
When "1" blinks in the upper right corner press OK
I don't know if anything will be affected if you use the DVD hack with it.
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