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post #2581 of 4169
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Originally Posted by laughingblade View Post

I've bought a 220, and have set up Network Drive so it can see my NAS box no problem.
However I can't set it up to see a USB drive attached to my router. Router is an ASUS RT-N66U and the USB drive is a Seagate. The IP address of the router is 192.168.1.1, and the path on the drive is e.g. seagate\video. I have the correct userId/Password entered to get into the router, and everything is on the same subnet.
has anybody succeeded with this, or does anybody have any ideas as to the path I'd need to enter to get the 220 to see the drive?
Thanks
Rich

Lost in the firehose of later posts: Single thread per device range is a really good way to lose stuff.

Does anybody have any experience with these BluRay players seeing a USB drive attached via a router?

Cheers
Rich
post #2582 of 4169
I have a problem that popped up after the last update.
I use a Panasonic 3d A1 camera,take 3d movies and 3d stills.
I run it through a mitsu 3d box to my Samsung 72" dlp.
I put my memory chip into the 220 and my 3d video plays fine.
But, when I want to play the 3d photos on the same chip, I get a message that says "You need a display that displays 3d" or something to that nature.
What gives?
post #2583 of 4169
I ended up picking up the Panasonic 321. Put in The Amazing Spider Man and it fired right up. Family is happy, because they can watch the 3D movies they want, I am happy because I don't have to mess with the player, or hear them crabbing at me tongue.gif

All is good.

Edit: I haven't updated the firmware yet. It does tell me that there is a newer firmware. Is there a firmware I want to stay clear of? Or is it ok to just update to the latest?
post #2584 of 4169
What's the difference between 320 and 321, and the 220 vs 221 etc? What does the '1' mean?
post #2585 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

What's the difference between 320 and 321, and the 220 vs 221 etc? What does the '1' mean?
Warehouse version of the 220/320. Only difference is an included HDMI cable.

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post #2586 of 4169
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Warehouse version of the 220/320. Only difference is an included HDMI cable.
S~

I picked up the 321 yesterday, which didn't come with the included HDMI, so I am assuming the 320 is the one that has the included HDMI.
post #2587 of 4169
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Originally Posted by rsmclay View Post

I picked up the 321 yesterday, which didn't come with the included HDMI, so I am assuming the 320 is the one that has the included HDMI.

The 321 is sold at Walmart and maybe some other similar stores. That's the only difference between the 320 and 321.
post #2588 of 4169
Sorry, Thinking of the Costco versions which do have an HDMI cable.

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post #2589 of 4169
Thoughts please...

I already own the 220 and I'm buying a panny TV (TC-L55ET5) with the same apps/VIERA Connect as the bluray player. All things equal (wireless set up or wired set up) for both TV and BR. Which one would you guys use to stream NetFlix, HULU, etc? Is one better than the other? Faster? I will probably have both things (TV and BR) wired since my router is right next to both.
post #2590 of 4169
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Originally Posted by GatorRican View Post

Thoughts please...
I already own the 220 and I'm buying a panny TV (TC-L55ET5) with the same apps/VIERA Connect as the bluray player. All things equal (wireless set up or wired set up) for both TV and BR. Which one would you guys use to stream NetFlix, HULU, etc? Is one better than the other? Faster? I will probably have both things (TV and BR) wired since my router is right next to both.

I wouldn't think that there would be any huge difference. Of all of the things that I have which stream VUDU (PS3, BDT220, BDT110, Sony BDP-S390, Roku 2 XS, Xbox 360 and this PC) I've found the BD players to be the best. The others exhibit artifacts like visible banding that aren't evident on the BD player and the BD player converts 24p to 60p for my television (a 6 y/o Mitsubishi 46" LCD panel) with little apparent judder. I don't have a television with built-in streaming apps, though; intuitively I'd expect it to handle the 24p-to-native-frame-rate conversion very well (the vast majority of streaming video is encoded as 24p).

Once you get the television you can compare them for yourself.
post #2591 of 4169
guys..updated to the new firmware and noticed that there is a time delay(sync) issue watching Netflix(We bought a zoo) Audio coming a bit delayed after the video. Anyone else experiencing the same or?

BTW, My connection is HDMI(Audio and Video) to the TV

Edit: Disabled Quick Start and rebooted to see if this resolves the issue. It didn't. Tried a different movie and it had no lip sync issues. Must be the movie then(We Bought a Zoo).
Edited by parry - 11/20/12 at 6:33am
post #2592 of 4169
Just started streaming NetFlix (wired) on my BDP-220. So far no issues. At first lip sync issue - resolved by turning off "quick start" (I think...) as suggested by forum here.

My question is - NetFlix and/or the BDP-220 stream The Walking Dead in full screen on my VIZIO LCD 42". Am I missing something by it not being widescreen? Is there a way to make it widecreen? Through the player or NetFlix? Or maybe TV shows on NetFlix are all full screen...?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
post #2593 of 4169
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Originally Posted by GatorRican View Post

My question is - NetFlix and/or the BDP-220 stream The Walking Dead in full screen on my VIZIO LCD 42". Am I missing something by it not being widescreen? Is there a way to make it widecreen? Through the player or NetFlix? Or maybe TV shows on NetFlix are all full screen...?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.

I can confirm that The Walking Dead should be widescreen HD w/available 5.1 sound. By "fullscreen" I take it that you mean 4:3 w/black bars on the side (aka "pillarboxed")? It's doing that with no distortion of the picture (everything's not all tall and skinny)? What episode were you watching?
post #2594 of 4169
Can I assume the new Pan. players will come out again in Feb?

What improvements or additional apps might we see? Thanks
post #2595 of 4169
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Originally Posted by parry View Post

guys..updated to the new firmware and noticed that there is a time delay(sync) issue watching Netflix(We bought a zoo) Audio coming a bit delayed after the video. Anyone else experiencing the same or?
BTW, My connection is HDMI(Audio and Video) to the TV

Yes I certainly have an issue. Annoying particularly since it has started a snow ball effect where I am super super critical about lip sync for all content. I guess it´s not uncommon that the actors speech is not from the original take a lot of the times?
post #2596 of 4169
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

I can confirm that The Walking Dead should be widescreen HD w/available 5.1 sound. By "fullscreen" I take it that you mean 4:3 w/black bars on the side (aka "pillarboxed")? It's doing that with no distortion of the picture (everything's not all tall and skinny)? What episode were you watching?

By full screen I mean no black bars top/bottom nor left/right. No black bars period. The quality seems HD as it says HD, but I started wondering if it should be widescreen.

I've watched all of season ! and currently on episode 7 sesaon 2. All episodes are playing w/out any black bars...
post #2597 of 4169
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Originally Posted by GatorRican View Post

By full screen I mean no black bars top/bottom nor left/right. No black bars period. The quality seems HD as it says HD, but I started wondering if it should be widescreen.
I've watched all of season ! and currently on episode 7 sesaon 2. All episodes are playing w/out any black bars...

If you have a 16:9 widescreen television that's the way it should be--it's an HDTV series and 16:9 is the correct AR for all such. There should not be any black bars, left or right, top or bottom. If your TV is 4:3 then it's not an HDTV and how it handles a 16:9 signal is probably according to some setting within it.

Many motion pictures (if not most) are not 16:9 original AR. There's a lot of 2.35:1 and 1:85:1, which will appear on an HDTV with black bars on the top and bottom (bigger bars for 2.35:1; expressed as that kind of ratio 16:9 is 1.77:1). Old motion pictures and pre-HDTV television will have ARs like 1.33:1 (4:3) or 1.5:1 (3:2) and will appear pillarboxed on an 16:9 screen.
post #2598 of 4169
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

If you have a 16:9 widescreen television that's the way it should be--it's an HDTV series and 16:9 is the correct AR for all such. There should not be any black bars, left or right, top or bottom. If your TV is 4:3 then it's not an HDTV and how it handles a 16:9 signal is probably according to some setting within it.
Many motion pictures (if not most) are not 16:9 original AR. There's a lot of 2.35:1 and 1:85:1, which will appear on an HDTV with black bars on the top and bottom (bigger bars for 2.35:1; expressed as that kind of ratio 16:9 is 1.77:1). Old motion pictures and pre-HDTV television will have ARs like 1.33:1 (4:3) or 1.5:1 (3:2) and will appear pillarboxed on an 16:9 screen.

Thanks. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't "missing" any of the picture.

I can't beleive how good TWD series has turned out to be so far. Thanks again!

EDIT: Yes my VIZIO is an HDTV 16:9
post #2599 of 4169
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Originally Posted by GatorRican View Post

Thanks. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't "missing" any of the picture.
I can't beleive how good TWD series has turned out to be so far. Thanks again!
EDIT: Yes my VIZIO is an HDTV 16:9

Glad to clear up the confusion. FYI, "fullscreen" is old DVD packaging term indicating that the version of the disc was some widescreen AR cropped to 4:3 (with "pan & scan" processing to keep all of the action on screen). Discs marked "widescreen" were presented in original AR with black bars above and below on 4:3 televisions. There are always people who prefer a cropped picture which fills their screen without black bars, even today with widescreens. Some films are shot "open matte" for just that purpose, with a 2.35:1 or 1.85:1 picture framed within the center of a 1.77:1 shot; when shown on television, there'll be stuff on the top and bottom which wasn't shown in theaters. Better that than a cropped version of the director's vision with parts of the original picture missing, which gets broadcast far too often on premium cable channels (or at least used to).

I was fairly certain that your television was a normal HDTV. Visio is a relatively new brand--were they even around in the age of 4:3 TVs?
post #2600 of 4169
I would like to turn off Quick Start on BDT 220 but when I try that it complains and does not let me turn it off. Here is the message that comes up on the screen.

Cannot Select.
Please set Remote Device Operation settings to "Off."

Can this be only done after a hard reset or? Any ideas?

Edit: Never mind..found it under Network Settings
Edited by parry - 11/19/12 at 5:37pm
post #2601 of 4169
Yeah--it doesn't let you control the player with IP remote apps (iOS or Android) with Quickstart turned off.
post #2602 of 4169
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Originally Posted by rsmclay View Post

I ended up picking up the Panasonic 321. Put in The Amazing Spider Man and it fired right up. Family is happy, because they can watch the 3D movies they want, I am happy because I don't have to mess with the player, or hear them crabbing at me tongue.gif
All is good.
Edit: I haven't updated the firmware yet. It does tell me that there is a newer firmware. Is there a firmware I want to stay clear of? Or is it ok to just update to the latest?

Is there any reason not to upgrade the firmware? Is there a firmware I want to stay clear of?
post #2603 of 4169
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Originally Posted by rsmclay View Post

Is there any reason not to upgrade the firmware? Is there a firmware I want to stay clear of?

I've been running the newest version (1.49) since it became available 10/29/2012 and I haven't had any problems at all.
post #2604 of 4169
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Originally Posted by louie760 View Post

Has anyone had problems with the player not turning off? I will hit the off button and it will turn back on like 30 seconds later? Sometimes I have to do it a few times.


Anyone??
post #2605 of 4169
Turn off viera link on the player and any other HDMI CEC options in your TV or receiver.
post #2606 of 4169
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

All Panny's use the same codes.
Any other remote will work for eject

I have a BDT320[2012 model] I also have a Panny TV-p50ut50 TV. The touchpad remote that came with the player does not work. I previously used it to turn on/off the player.
Now, I am using the remote that came with the TV to control the player. Hated the touchpad! The TV remote ONLY turns TV ON/OFF

Only 2 issues doing that: No eject function and No ability to turn on the player.[Yes I know I can have the player turn on automatically from the TV. Changing the TV input from OTA ot Cable to Blu Ray player turns the player on.
Still I would like to be able to remotely turn player on/off and eject the disc.
I have a Harmony 200 universal remote. I programed the Harmony remote from their web site. The web site downloads codes to the remote. It does recognize the 320.
If I could use the Harmony to EJECT a disc that would be a workable solution[barely]
I would prefer to use the TV's remote to do the player's functions including on/off and eject.
Is there a way I can program the Panny TV remote to do that-maybe use the colored buttons?
If, not Is there a way to use the Harmony remote just for on/off and eject.
post #2607 of 4169
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

All Panny's use the same codes.
Any other remote will work for eject

REVISED FOR CLARITY[ I hope]

I have a BDT320 also have a Panny TC-P50UT50 Television.
The player touchpad remote which I previously used to turn the player on/off no longer works.I don't want to replace the touchpad remote. I hated using it.

I am now using the TV remote[N2QAYB000704] to control the player except player on/off and player eject. [Yes I know the TV can turn the player on/off]
Is there a way to have the TV's remote ALSO control PLAYER ON/OFF and EJECT?

If not, I would be willing to purchase a different Panasonic NON TRACKPAD remote that could also control my player including on/off & eject.
Is there such a remote? N2QAYB000 ???
post #2608 of 4169
I just got the DMP-BDT220 and am trying to hook it up to my Samsung LN46B640 TV using hdmi. I hooked everything up, and I keep getting a message on the screen that says "Mode Not Supported." I have tried going directly from the player to the tv, and I have also tried going through my receiver. I even tried using the old yellow/white/red video cable, and I always get the same message. Any suggestions for how to fix this? Thanks!
post #2609 of 4169
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Originally Posted by second childhood View Post

REVISED FOR CLARITY[ I hope]
I have a BDT320 also have a Panny TC-P50UT50 Television.
The player touchpad remote which I previously used to turn the player on/off no longer works.I don't want to replace the touchpad remote. I hated using it.
I am now using the TV remote[N2QAYB000704] to control the player except player on/off and player eject. [Yes I know the TV can turn the player on/off]
Is there a way to have the TV's remote ALSO control PLAYER ON/OFF and EJECT?
If not, I would be willing to purchase a different Panasonic NON TRACKPAD remote that could also control my player including on/off & eject.
Is there such a remote? N2QAYB000 ???
There is no way to add any functions to your TV remote. If you insist on a panasonic remote, then any one will work, like from the 220. Personally I think a universal remote is a much better solution since those can do ALL functions of ALL your devices as well as learning and macros (activities). They can be had from most anywhere for $15 and up.
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Originally Posted by blkhrt View Post

I just got the DMP-BDT220 and am trying to hook it up to my Samsung LN46B640 TV using hdmi. I hooked everything up, and I keep getting a message on the screen that says "Mode Not Supported." I have tried going directly from the player to the tv, and I have also tried going through my receiver. I even tried using the old yellow/white/red video cable, and I always get the same message. Any suggestions for how to fix this? Thanks!
Sounds like you haven't selected the same input on the TV that you plugged the player into. Press the input button on your TV remote until you get a picture.
post #2610 of 4169
Just got a BDT220 this weekend, very happy with it so far.

Running it through Integra 80.3 into a Panasonic PT-AE7000. On FW 1.49 (official).

I threw in Bluray of Digital Video Essentials last night and played with various settings on the player to ensure that it was passing the signal as unaltered as possible. The processor and projector were both set to direct modes ("Game" on projector). The advanced video patterns test patterns section of the disc has a pixel chart designed for determining if the signal is coming through unmolested, 1 to 1, as well as some other patterns for testing resolution (outward growing concentric circles)

I was quite surprised to see that on both of these patterns, evidence of alteration to the signal was clear, both visually and with the projector's built-in wave-form monitor in the "normal" picture mode.

I can post more pictures and details; however, here is the punchline:

1) Detail clarity needs to be set all the way down (i.e. to the extreme left position of the slider). That has been discussed before.
2) Picture mode needs to be set to USER so that the Sharpness control can be accessed, and set all the way to the left (not 0!)

I know #2 may be controversial. "0" is completely arbitrary in a user interface, and in this case, does not mean "turned off". The Sharpness control at "0" clearly introduces high frequency artifacts (noise) into the two patterns I used, in one causing interference patterns to emerge in the concentric circles, and in the other, the pixel chart shows the areas that should not be seen. The effects are very clear on the waveform monitor as well. The effects are completely removed by moving the slider all the way to the left.


See below, this is incorrect

I will try to post up pictures soon, with more detail.
Edited by SileasResearch - 11/27/12 at 11:26pm
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