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post #2431 of 4169
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

Most of what the agent said is bull****. I've only heard of one movie (Starship Troopers) that required an SD card to play. Also, you shouldn't have to connect to the internet to watch a blu-ray movie. This hasn't happened to me because I have an SD card (don't remember the size) and I'm connected to the internet but still think you shouldn't have to in order to watch a BD movie.
That's absolutely right. You don't need to connect to the internet nor have an SD card in order to watch a BD movie. As for Starship Troopers being one exception, I'd say you heard a fable. I encountered no problems whatsoever when I watched Starship Troopers and the same goes for the countless other BD movies that I've watched with my 500. Furthermore, other than downloading firmware updates, I never connect my BDT500 to the internet and doesn't therefore have any need for an SD card. I don't use it for streaming movies off NetFlix and never will. I bought it solely for the purpose of watching movies on BD. It has performed flawlessly as a BD player for me.
post #2432 of 4169
Sorry, but the Starship Troppers issue is not a fable. It is well documented to need an SD card. Whether or not it needs one with the X20/500, I do not know as I have not tried it, but it does with the X10, 350, and any model earlier, as well with other brands. Older Lionsgate titles also need an SD card to display properly, especially on older models. I have not encountered any Lionsgate titles lately that have required an SD card for the new models, and I have not revisited any of the older titles lately. I always keep a 2MB SD card in my players just to be safe.

S~
post #2433 of 4169
Looking for legacy 3D video compatibility between:
BDT500
Mits 65833 DLP
Mits 3DC-1000 3D starter kit/adapter

1) Will these components work together for 3D?
2) Will the DLP's 3D FX Gaming mode input accept
a connection from the BDT500 (Viera HDAVI off?)
3) Does the BDT500 offer a checkerboard format option?
post #2434 of 4169
Hi all,
I have a new DMP-BDT 220.

My goal: burn small BD's onto DVD media and play them on Blu Ray player(s). I have a friend who is successful with this.

(In Adobe Pr and En) I created a BluRay ISO file and burned to both DVD and BD-R media. It is quite simple: MPEG2 format, no menu, 3 chapters, 720P data.

The DMP-BDT220 handled the BD-R version perfectly.

On the DVD media, it said "reading..." for a while, then just did nothing. Have not found a way past this.

QUESTIONS:
* Have others succeeded in playing BluRay-on-DVD-media disks?
* Found anything to distinguish what works or fails?
- Is there a needed FW level (I have latest official)
- Is there a needed player setting?
- Is there needed limitation on what is put into the BluRay file(s)?

Your thoughts, ideas, recommendations most welcome!

Thanks,
Pete
post #2435 of 4169
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mds54 View Post

Looking for legacy 3D video compatibility between:
BDT500
Mits 65833 DLP
Mits 3DC-1000 3D starter kit/adapter
1) Will these components work together for 3D?
2) Will the DLP's 3D FX Gaming mode input accept
a connection from the BDT500 (Viera HDAVI off?)
3) Does the BDT500 offer a checkerboard format option?

I've used the 73833 with the older BDT350 and it worked fine with Checkerboard. I have the BDT500 with a 82740 now but the BDT500 still has the Checkerboard format choice in the menu so it should work fine with your 65833. This is from the BDT500 manual:

3D Type
Select the format of the connected TV.
≥ Change the settings for 3D on the TV also when
“Checker board” or “Side by side” is selected.
post #2436 of 4169
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

I've used the 73833 with the older BDT350 and it worked fine with Checkerboard. I have the BDT500 with a 82740 now but the BDT500 still has the Checkerboard format choice in the menu so it should work fine with your 65833. This is from the BDT500 manual:
3D Type
Select the format of the connected TV.
≥ Change the settings for 3D on the TV also when
“Checker board” or “Side by side” is selected.

Thanks Lujan. I know you've been very helpful in the past.
One more question: with your 73833 and the BDT350,
were you able to use the FX GAMING input for Blu-ray 3D?
post #2437 of 4169
Just got the BDT-320 and i like it alot, i dont know if its in my head but i feel like the picture is better on the 320 then on my PS3 and the design is very nice aswell, my only complain is that Panasonic didnt include a normal controller.
post #2438 of 4169
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mds54 View Post

Thanks Lujan. I know you've been very helpful in the past.
One more question: with your 73833 and the BDT350,
were you able to use the FX GAMING input for Blu-ray 3D?

If I remember correctly, the FX Gaming input was the only one that worked for 3D so "yes" you have to choose that input.
post #2439 of 4169
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Sorry, but the Starship Troppers issue is not a fable. It is well documented to need an SD card. Whether or not it needs one with the X20/500, I do not know as I have not tried it, but it does with the X10, 350, and any model earlier, as well with other brands. Older Lionsgate titles also need an SD card to display properly, especially on older models. I have not encountered any Lionsgate titles lately that have required an SD card for the new models, and I have not revisited any of the older titles lately. I always keep a 2MB SD card in my players just to be safe.
S~
Ok, then it's well documented. However, there must be some others out there besides me who never encountered such problems. Nevertheless, I never researched this issue nor even heard about it because I had no problem playing the BD version of ST or any other BD movie for that matter on my BDT500. Now, I ask why didn't I? I don't have any external memory cards nor USB memory sticks in my player. I can think of only one explanation. I don't have my BDT500 connected to the internet 24/7. When I watched ST, it was not connected. However, a message window popped on my screen and said something like this: No internet connection found. BD Live cannot continue. It may have said something more but that's what stuck in my mind. After that message timed out, it went on to the menu screen. I think I may have uncovered a loophole that others haven't because their players are always connected to the internet. If one isn't connected to the internet, there is no real need for external storage devices. You know, I have seen this same message,no internet connection/ BD live can't continue, rarely from time to time when playing some BDs. But my player has always gone on to load the movies afterwards.
post #2440 of 4169
It's just easier to have a card installed, particularly if you have your player connected to the network. The 2D Avatar BD, for instance, will pause and complain about no memory; if you press "continue" it will go on and play it, but it's a minor bother. A 2GB micro SD card can be had for <$5 and eliminates any hassles due to goofy disc authoring. No BFD.
post #2441 of 4169
Agreed, no bfd, especially for my BDT500!
post #2442 of 4169
I had the same problem with the player not having "Local Storage" and the need for an "SD Card" while trying to play "Prometheus" on my BDT500.

The Panasonic DMP-BDT500 is my first Blu Ray player. Actually, it's my first player of any kind other than a basic little Magnavox DVD player so this high tech stuff is a learning experience for me, albeit, an interesting learning experience.

The day I got the player, 10/12, I went right to the store and bought "John Carter" on blu ray and it played great. The next day I bought "Prometheus" (I know, blu ray's are going to break me) and after reading the disc and the player saying "This feature requires Local Storage (memory card or other storage device)" with the options being "Continue" and "Try Again" I kept clicking "Try Again" because I thought, for some reason, "Continue" would start the process over from the beginning. I was disappointed with myself for my lack of technical knowledge until I read on the internet that other people have had problems playing this disc and then I was disappointed with the player. Then I got to thinkin'! I've got an SD Card in my camera and maybe I can use that. Sure enough it worked! I've been following this thread and the discussion came up about this subject with some folks able to play certain movies that others cannot and the with and without SD Cards so I thought I would try it again without the SD Card. That's when I clicked "Continue" and the movie played. I did have to click one more thing that I can't recall at the moment but it was just a minor thing to get the player to continue reading the disc.

Going into this purchase knowing nothing and learning to not only connect this player to my vintage receiver but half way being able to set this thing up wouldn't have been possible without you folks and this great site. Now I have my first modern television, a new blu ray player, and my old Pioneer 5.1 channel receiver all hooked up and working great.

Thanks Guys!
post #2443 of 4169
Is there a shuffle music setting somewhere? I have looked on the remote, the player itself, and on the iphone app. Couldn't find one. I'd like to be able to stream the 2,000 some-odd songs I'm streaming from my computer.
post #2444 of 4169
I am trying to apply for the enhanced firmware on firmwareinfo.com and I am having trouble with the device destination area in the device model name. I don't have the box my player came in anymore. Is there any other way I can get my full device model name?
post #2445 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Invincible11111 View Post

Just got the BDT-320 and i like it alot, i dont know if its in my head but i feel like the picture is better on the 320 then on my PS3 and the design is very nice aswell, my only complain is that Panasonic didnt include a normal controller.

I own the 220, and I can tell you the DVD upconversion is excellent, tthe Blu Ray picture is superb.
post #2446 of 4169
I decided to try using a WiFi personal hotspot to update the firmware of my BDT500. It connects ok and informs me that an update is available. But when I actually try to update I get a "could not connect" message. So I've asked Panasonic if perhaps they could post me an update disc.

Additionally, I've found a service manual  which is interesting to read. When I'm on the computer I may post more details. I noticed you can check laser hours used. If it's not consider wrong to do so, I could post details on how to access this info.
post #2447 of 4169
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Originally Posted by antivirus View Post

Which player do you have and where did you buy it (country) ?

I have the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 and I bought it in the U.S. (amazon).
post #2448 of 4169
thank you so much!
post #2449 of 4169
I realize I'm a little late to the game, but I'm in the market for a new BDP for my downstairs theater. I have a BDT220 in my living room, and I'm pretty happy with it, but the 320 is only a bit more expensive and I wanted to know what the differences are. I found this thread, but I found the table in the first post pretty hard to read. So, I took the time and fixed the table. OP, feel free to C&P this back into your original post (I preserved your red highlights for the features you were interested in at the time). Here it is:
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DMP-BDT500       DMP-BDT320       DMP-BDT220
Full HD 3D Full HD 3D Full HD 3D
Adaptive Chroma Proc Adaptive Chroma Proc Adaptive Chroma Proc
2D-->3D conversion 2D-->3D conversion 2D-->3D conversion
Twin HDMI
192kHz/32bit DAC 192kHz/32bit DAC 192kHz/32bit DAC
7.1 Analog Output
High Clarity Sound Plus High Clarity Sound Plus
Digital Tube Sound Digital Tube Sound
Pure Audio on HDMI Pure Audio on HDMI Pure Audio on HDMI
Linear PCM/FLAC Comp Linear PCM/FLAC Comp Linear PCM/FLAC Comp
VIERA Connect VIERA Connect VIERA Connect
DLNA DLNA DLNA
NAS NAS NAS
HDD Playback HDD Playback HDD Playback
Built-in WiFi Built-in WiFi Built-in WiFi
Smartphone Remote Smartphone Remote Smartphone Remote
Touch Pad Remote Touch Pad Remote
Smart Eco Sensor
Multi User Mode Multi User Mode Multi User Mode
VIERA Link VIERA Link VIERA Link
Slot-in Drive
Ultra fast Boot & Load Ultra fast Boot & Load Ultra fast Boot & Load
Low Power Consum. Low Power Consum. Low Power Consum.
Ultra Slim Design
Energy Star Qualified Energy Star Qualified Energy Star Qualified


As a side note to the board administrators, a bit of right padding on TD tags inside BBCode tables would do wonders. It'd take one entry in a site-wide CSS file.
post #2450 of 4169
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Originally Posted by JakeRobb View Post

I realize I'm a little late to the game, but I'm in the market for a new BDP for my downstairs theater. I have a BDT220 in my living room, and I'm pretty happy with it, but the 320 is only a bit more expensive and I wanted to know what the differences are. I found this thread, but I found the table in the first post pretty hard to read. So, I took the time and fixed the table. OP, feel free to C&P this back into your original post (I preserved your red highlights for the features you were interested in at the time). Here it is:

,snip, The red highlights *do* give good summary of differences.

An even shorter one is this:

BDT320: The "Slot-in Drive" is useful for those with young kids as they're quite likely to break the disc tray that the BDT220 uses.

BDT500: Has two main features: 1) built in DAC (for the analog audio 7.1 RCA outs) together with somewhat higher end supporting electronic circuitry/parts with rather excellent SQ (sound quality) from the analog RCA outs, and 2) 2 HDMI output connectors.

If you are one who values convenient redbook (stereo) audio playback of .flac music files, or also stereo and 5.1 hi-rez (> 16/44.1) .flac files, from a small/convenient 2.5" USB HDD, then the BDT500 should be on your short list of possible players, given it's low street price. Meaning that the DAC in the BDT500 may exceed the DAC in your AVR for SQ.

Since Panasonic seems to do a yearly switch of blu-ray players, I'll be surprised if Panasonic offers another blu-ray player with analog 7.1 RCA outs for next year (2013).
post #2451 of 4169
Unless you have a multi remote like logitech harmony or something I want to warn for the awkward interface in the BDT320. I am sure it´s quite awful on the other models also but on the BDT320 it relies heavilly on the touch pad and you can´t get around it what so ever. Also this eco sensor make the player really loud during stand by and is thus also useless. The information display is as basic as it can but sure it´s nice to be able to tell it´s on or off.

If you don´t need surround the stereo sound is quite okay. If I was really picky about sound quality I would invest in a separate DAC and keep it as I grow old at least if you preferr stereo over surround anyway. A simple DAC can easilly be built to last a lifetime. and don´t have any unnecessary video circuitry and more space to cram in a proper power supply.

I could go on with how bad the user interface is on the panasonic bluray players but with my newly acquired logitech harmony one the user friendliness went up 500 %. I like to have direct access to simple tasks like audio, subtitles, chapter search, play, pause stop etc thank you very much. And eject button when I got that flashing up on my harmony it was a true halleluja moment smile.gif
post #2452 of 4169
Thread Starter 
Can you tell us how you got the Harmony to work with Subtitles, etc.? I have it working with my Harmony but only by doing a macro with each step one-by-one. It is not a quick one button process.
post #2453 of 4169
I'll never understand why they didn't implement a discrete subtitles remote code for these, forcing you to go through the submenus to get to them.
post #2454 of 4169
Besides 5.1 audio in Amazon Prime, that is my biggest complaint. My daughter can get there quickly with a few buttons, or we'll set it up at the beginning in the setup menu. So not as big of a complaint as 5.1 audio with Amazon.

S~
post #2455 of 4169
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

Can you tell us how you got the Harmony to work with Subtitles, etc.? I have it working with my Harmony but only by doing a macro with each step one-by-one. It is not a quick one button process.

Tried another disc and now it didn´t work so I suppose it´s impossible then. The first only had one subtitle track that I thought appeared when clicking on it.
post #2456 of 4169
I have an odd issue playing mp3s over DLNA on my DMP-BDT 220. The mp3s play very slowly like a vinyl 45 played on 33. (If you are old enough to remember those) FLAC files either red-book or Hi-Res play just fine. I have the latest firmware. Using Asset UPnP as the DLNA server.

Anyone else had this issue or maybe know a solution?

Thanks,

Tom
post #2457 of 4169
Hi, What does this part of your instructions mean? (How do I program the different codes to each of the buttons on my One-For-All remote?)

Excerpt from the instructions you posted on this forum:
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
post #2458 of 4169
Set your one-for-all to use DVD code 0490 (20490 on some models) if you haven't already. Press DVD.

Hold the setup button for 2 blinks, 994, tap setup then the first 5 digit code above, then press 1 (the first key we are assigning), 2 blinks for success. Older remotes take 3 digit codes, so drop the leading 00 if that's the case with your remote.

Repeat for all the other codes and keys 2, 3, ..., 9, 0.

When you're done, turn on your player with no disc in it. Press the 10 keys you programmed above 1-9, 0 about a second apart. If successful, player will reboot and should be region free for DVD.

Realize this won't make blu-ray region-free, only DVD and only on non-US players AFAIK.
post #2459 of 4169
Hi All

Apologies if this has been asked already - I have tried looking but have only found similar issues for wireless connections...

I have just purchased a Panasonic BDT 220 and am unable to connect it to the internet. This is for a WIRED connection. Of the three stage process I pass stages one and two ("connection to access point" and "IP address setting") but fail the third one "Connection to gateway".

No clue at all what's going wrong. Would be great to get some advice!

Thanks!

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post #2460 of 4169
I need a new blu ray player but I'm not sure which one I should get. I'm interested in the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 or the Sony BDP-S590. I'm only gonna use it for Blu rays and 3Dblu rays and sometimes DVDs. Which one should I go with?
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