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post #2701 of 4172
@ showkie

Lucky 4 you,if you would try to play 3d sbs mkv files with subtitles it would be imposible!!
All this because THIS PLAYER HAS NO IDX/SUB support!!
I tryed 4 the last 6 months to tell them to include idx/sub support in a future firmware upd.NO luck,NO answer.....

Here is what to do:
Load your idx file in BDsup2SUB[this as a small program,comes with 3Dsubtitler and runs under jawa],set framerate and resolution and save as BDsup.[this is very fast..].
mux your mkv along with the bdsup file to AVCHD[using tsmuxer].
Try to play the avchd in your network.....
I know 4 sure AVCHD are playable on sd card...maybe works on Lan too.Try to use a wire Lan connection instead wi-fi[ .This player has not a "N" or "double N" wifi...so...it's not fast enough.

Have a nice day,
N
P.S.Creating an AVCHD is the ONLY way to watch 3d SBS mkv with 3D subtitles!!
I hope this helps...I digged a lot to find this method!
post #2702 of 4172
@ UoFa Fan

My bad.
Tought you can't watch 3d bd 'cause your Denon has no 1.4 HDMI....
N
post #2703 of 4172
Quote:
Originally Posted by nifedipin View Post

@ showkie
Lucky 4 you,if you would try to play 3d sbs mkv files with subtitles it would be imposible!!
All this because THIS PLAYER HAS NO IDX/SUB support!!
I tryed 4 the last 6 months to tell them to include idx/sub support in a future firmware upd.NO luck,NO answer.....
Here is what to do:
Load your idx file in BDsup2SUB[this as a small program,comes with 3Dsubtitler and runs under jawa],set framerate and resolution and save as BDsup.[this is very fast..].
mux your mkv along with the bdsup file to AVCHD[using tsmuxer].
Try to play the avchd in your network.....
I know 4 sure AVCHD are playable on sd card...maybe works on Lan too.Try to use a wire Lan connection instead wi-fi[ .This player has not a "N" or "double N" wifi...so...it's not fast enough.
Have a nice day,
N
P.S.Creating an AVCHD is the ONLY way to watch 3d SBS mkv with 3D subtitles!!
I hope this helps...I digged a lot to find this method!

That's wierd. I've followed your instructions and I get a BDMV folder structure with a .m2ts file in it. If I play the .m2ts file in VLC then the subtitles are there. If I play the .m2ts file on the Panasonic then it doesn't recognise the subtitle track at all. (also there is a bit of pink/green video corruption at the start). Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

I'm using 500Mbit homeplug AV which is more than enough for standard definition. I gave up trying to stream high definition content to this player ages ago (didn't work for me even over wired gigabit).
post #2704 of 4172
U're fast!

Dis U burn the avchd on a DVD?

I think I know where is the problem:
When converting idx to bd sup try all the resolution options!![start with "PAL 720X576"].The pixels you saw at the begining....means:subtitles are here!!!!

Have fun,
N

P.S.Do not play m2ts files,play AVCHD structure instead!!
AVCHD works on DVd and SD card for sure--using the Pany.
Maybe works on Lan and/or USB too....try it!
Ages ago made an 3d AVCHD with 3d subtitles,burned it on DVD[DL] and it worked!!
Never tryed this on Lan ,SD or USB......
Keep me informed!
N
Edited by nifedipin - 12/8/12 at 11:40am
post #2705 of 4172
Quote:
Originally Posted by nifedipin View Post

U're fast!
Dis U burn the avchd on a DVD?
I think I know where is the problem:
When converting idx to bd sup try all the resolution options!![start with "PAL 720X576"].The pixels you saw at the begining....means:subtitles are here!!!!
Have fun,
N
P.S.Do not play m2ts files,play AVCHD structure instead!!
AVCHD works on DVd and SD card for sure--using the Pany.
Maybe works on Lan and/or USB too....try it!
Ages ago made an 3d AVCHD with 3d subtitles,burned it on DVD[DL] and it worked!!
Never tryed this on Lan ,SD or USB......
Keep me informed!
N

I'll investigate the resolution settings.

There doesn't seem to be any way to play the AVCHD structure from a network share. The only item which I can actually play is the .m2ts file itself. Out of curiosity I will try burning to a DVD and see what happens but obviously it doesn't really solve my problem.

To be honest I only really need the subtitles on films with a foreign soundtrack and in a few cases where there are some forced subtitles. I'm starting to think I should just ignore the subtitles on the other 90% of my films and spend the time doing the SRT conversion carefully on the 10%.

I agree with you though - why can't the manufacturers just get this stuff right? Of course, its too late now because cinavia is going to ruin everyone's party anyway.
post #2706 of 4172
Ok...I made some tests myself.....
aVCHD works only if burned on dvd or brd.
Crap player!!
N
P.S.backup your dvds,search the srt on internet....if does not match use subtitle workshop to adjust!It's the easyest way!
All that because japanese developers can not embed IDX/SUB support!!
P.P.S.Another cons:flac plays only in STEREO...NO MULTICH.flacs!!
post #2707 of 4172
I just got the 220 this week. I'm new to BR etc, and have found some good helps on this thread already, but still have my problem. I have an Roku on an analog TV and have no problems receiving movies on NF or Amazon. I cannot get internet reception on the 220 on my Westinghouse LCD SK26H520S. When I do the connection test in network settings, it tells me that I'm connected to the Home Network (DLNA) but not the internet. I have 4 reception bars and my router is set to AES. I've set the Primary DNS to 8.8.8.8 and Secondary to 8.8.4.4. I've noticed the IP address starts with 169.254.xxxxx. Is it possible to communicate with the XP computer that has an IP address of 192.168xxxxx? At first, I thought it was a router or XP problem, not sure now since it's connected to the network. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. I bought it mainly to be able to stream movies, but if I can't then I'll just have to return it and get another Roku.
post #2708 of 4172
@ michaelscott

Hi,
You said:"AVCHD 3D added to DVDs and SD cards"

I managed to play a 3d avchd DVD...still...how can I play an AVCHD from my SD card??

N
P.S.In fact,AVCHD is the only way to watch 3d SBS files along with 3d subtitles!!!!!
All this.....is because,unbelievable.this player has NO IDX/SUB support!
post #2709 of 4172
Quote:
Originally Posted by ottmom View Post

I just got the 220 this week. I'm new to BR etc, and have found some good helps on this thread already, but still have my problem. I have an Roku on an analog TV and have no problems receiving movies on NF or Amazon. I cannot get internet reception on the 220 on my Westinghouse LCD SK26H520S. When I do the connection test in network settings, it tells me that I'm connected to the Home Network (DLNA) but not the internet. I have 4 reception bars and my router is set to AES. I've set the Primary DNS to 8.8.8.8 and Secondary to 8.8.4.4. I've noticed the IP address starts with 169.254.xxxxx. Is it possible to communicate with the XP computer that has an IP address of 192.168xxxxx? At first, I thought it was a router or XP problem, not sure now since it's connected to the network. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. I bought it mainly to be able to stream movies, but if I can't then I'll just have to return it and get another Roku.

You should have a 192 address, retry your network setup. Mine is connected wired because it is close enough to the router so I can't speak for the wireless setup.
post #2710 of 4172
Thanks. I went through all the network steps again, using the helps from panasonic website. When I do the connection test it says it can't get an IP address from the router. That's probably why I keep getting a 169.254xxxx IP address, mask 255.255.0.0. and no default gateway or dns (though it shows examples of them on the tutorial). I'm not sure how to check my router like it tells me to. smile.gif It is a Belkin. I know how to find the ipconfig on the computer but that's it. Thanks for helping me through this.
post #2711 of 4172
Did you connect to your wireless network? Sometimes routers get bunged up and need to be rebooted, they are just simple computers after all.
post #2712 of 4172
I was able to find help at www.techguy.com - great FREE IT help. It was as simple as turning off the router for 5 mins. I'm updating the firmware now. Hopefully I'll still have internet connection once it's done. Thanks again for this encouraging forum. It is VERY helpful to people who don't understand all this technology stuff and have no one to ask.
post #2713 of 4172
Yesterday I tried to find a remote code for BDT500 in a Yamaha RX-A2010 remote, and none provided by Yamaha worked. Does anybody have a code that is working with this player? Probably it is because the AVR is older than the player.
post #2714 of 4172
I don't know how old your yamaha is, but panasonic disc player codes have not changed in at least 15 years. Just try them all. If you still can't find a code, just learn them or get a universal.
post #2715 of 4172
Quote:
Originally Posted by frisbeefreak View Post

Hey folks, got a new DMP-BDT220 to go with my TC-L47E50. 2 questions for the experts:
1) I want to use my TV remote to control the Player. It appears my TV remote is missing a "MENU" button that allows access to the DVD options. Without the menu button, I have to use 2 remotes to play (yeah, I know, first world problem). I don't want a universal remote, so basically, I was wondering if I'm missing something obvious (like can I reprogram a button the TV remote to give me the Player menu), or am I hosed? The Player remote lacks a "mute" button and has tiny volume controls, so it's useless for daily use.

Sorry, I can't help. I'm having a similar problem with my Et5 TV and 320 Blu-Ray player. Panasonic's support insists that you can't use the TV's remote to control the player. Of course, if that's true, then their advertising is misleading. They even have YouTube videos showing "Viera Link" being used to do everything with one remote.

I'm pretty close to returning the TV and player because of this problem and others. It's just not worth the frustration .....

-- Roger
Edited by jadebox - 12/11/12 at 6:58am
post #2716 of 4172
Hey guys I just picked up a 220 and have been searching this thread because I can not play avi or mkv files via DLNA.
Just to confirm this player can or can't read those files?

Just a comment on the drive noise, my first unit had excessive noise when playing dvd's which I could hear from different rooms in the house let alone from my couch.
The second unit is still quite noisy just not to the same extent and worse at the beginning of dvd's. (I am very sensitive to ambient noise).
post #2717 of 4172
Why, oh why did the idiots at Panasonic decide to make the rear USB port on the 220 skype cam only? Their TVs don't need a special Skype only port - all ports can do anything, including skype. The 220's rear port would have been perfect for permanent hard drives, but instead you have to have wires sticking out the front and the flap has to be always down to make matters worse.

Now I'll probably have to go with the stupid looking Sony BDP-S590, when the 220 looks much better and has more features I like. If only Panasonic hadn't castrated that rear USB port
post #2718 of 4172
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

I don't know how old your yamaha is, but panasonic disc player codes have not changed in at least 15 years. Just try them all. If you still can't find a code, just learn them or get a universal.
In fact I tried them all and did not work. Yamaha is fairly new, a 2010 model. Perhaps I did something wrong with the remote. However I had no problems with Panny's TV (6 years old)
As for the rear USB I agree, it sucks. I wonder if it could be changed by firmware modification. The same thing with SD card, MP3 or FLACs cannot be played from it, how long did it take for the engineers to come up with something like that???
post #2719 of 4172
Has anyone did an A / B sound comparison of the DMP-BDT500 7.1 analog output vs HDMI output sound quality? If so, did the analog output sound better or the same as the HDMI sound? I believe my receiver (HK AVR-3600) would take the analog signal from the player and convert it back to digital for processing/bass management and then convert it back to analog for the amp section.
post #2720 of 4172
Quote:
Originally Posted by fastgt79 View Post

Has anyone did an A / B sound comparison of the DMP-BDT500 7.1 analog output vs HDMI output sound quality? If so, did the analog output sound better or the same as the HDMI sound? I believe my receiver (HK AVR-3600) would take the analog signal from the player and convert it back to digital for processing/bass management and then convert it back to analog for the amp section.
I don't know why you would use the analog's when your AVR has HDMI 1.4. Very few AVR's will apply room correction to MC analog sources. Not sure why you would go from digital to analog in the player and then analog to digital and back to analog in the AVR. According to your receiver's manual on page 30, no processing is done in the analog realm.
Quote:
The 6-/8-Channel Inputs pass the incoming signalsdirectly
to the volume control, without digitizing or processing
them. It is not possible to change the surround mode or adjust
any of the audio controls in the Audio Effects menu when
using the 6-/8-Channel Inputs. Configure the bass management
settings (i.e., speakersize, delay and output level) on your
source device to match the settings programmed using the
EzSet/EQ procedure, which may be viewed using the Speaker
Setup menu (see Advanced Functions section). Consult the
owner’s guide for your multichannel player for more information

S~
post #2721 of 4172
are these panasonics the only players that can do 24p for netflix? It might seem silly to spend $100 just to play VOD in 24p since I already have a blu-ray player for discs but having the ability to watch netflix and amazon in 24p is very intriguing.
post #2722 of 4172
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

Why, oh why did the idiots at Panasonic decide to make the rear USB port on the 220 skype cam only? Their TVs don't need a special Skype only port - all ports can do anything, including skype. The 220's rear port would have been perfect for permanent hard drives, but instead you have to have wires sticking out the front and the flap has to be always down to make matters worse.
Now I'll probably have to go with the stupid looking Sony BDP-S590, when the 220 looks much better and has more features I like. If only Panasonic hadn't castrated that rear USB port

I absolutely agree, this is a fantastic player however some very very poorly thought out design choices make it a total pain to use.

That flap on the front is a disaster IMO.

The useless USB port on the back and the useful one on the front, also a disaster.

The shocking lack of ability to either put in a disc, or turn on the player with a disc already in it, and not have the disc automatically fire up, is also a HORRENDOUS disaster.

SO many great things about the BDT500 let down so hugely by a few ridiculous little overlooks.
post #2723 of 4172
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaibrok View Post

are these panasonics the only players that can do 24p for netflix? It might seem silly to spend $100 just to play VOD in 24p since I already have a blu-ray player for discs but having the ability to watch netflix and amazon in 24p is very intriguing.

I'm pretty sure that the WD TV Live series of streaming STBs can do it, but I forget what else. It's only a very few things.
post #2724 of 4172
Hi.
I'm SONY BDP-S590 owner, tell you the truth i like it but major problem for me is CINAVIA protection and non PAL system playback.
Do you recommend to buy Panasonic DMP-BDT220 and return SONY back?
Where i will win and where lose?
post #2725 of 4172
BDT320 owner here. I am wondering, since I have the ability to have Multi-User (4) set ups, if it is worth the effort to set up 4 different configurations. For example: 1 for 3D, 1 for Blu-Ray, 1 for DVD and 1 for CDs for example. Anyone done this or are the configurable settings just too common, for all 4 type of media, to be worthwhile?
post #2726 of 4172
2 Questions for the 220.

1. If using a marantz 5007 receiver, should the HDMI go straight to tv or 220 to receiver and reciever to tv? It's a direct connect a better picture?
2. Why when i turn off my tv (using HDMI) does the 220 automatically turn off? Would love to stream Pandora out of speakers but turn off tv.

Thanks...
post #2727 of 4172
Hello. I'm a new user, I've been stumped on a certain issue concerning the color of MKV videos.

Basically I have a Panasonic BDT220P BD player. It supports MKV via disc/usb.

I have a issue I've scoured the web on, I took 2 shots, one with the correct color, one with the blocky messed up color. First SS is from a print screen on the computer, second is from my crappy Camera while playing on the BD player.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/JMelkor/Colorissueswithout.png
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/JMelkor/SDC12989-1_zps7001ccff.jpg

I'm not sure of the correct term used to describe the issue I'm facing, if anyone has the correct term I'd be very grateful, it'd make it easier for me to search forums and google.

Thanks for any assistance anyone can provide.
post #2728 of 4172
Quote:
Originally Posted by raycie View Post

2 Questions for the 220.
1. If using a marantz 5007 receiver, should the HDMI go straight to tv or 220 to receiver and reciever to tv? It's a direct connect a better picture?
2. Why when i turn off my tv (using HDMI) does the 220 automatically turn off? Would love to stream Pandora out of speakers but turn off tv.
Thanks...

1. If you want True-HD and DTS-MA, you must run the player through the Marantz aand out to the TV. I have a Marantz and it works perfectly.

2. You have HDMI CEC controls turned on. You need to turn them off. There is a setting in each (TV, 220, and Marantz). In the 220 it is called Vierra Link.

S~
post #2729 of 4172
Quote:
Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

1. If you want True-HD and DTS-MA, you must run the player through the Marantz aand out to the TV. I have a Marantz and it works perfectly.
2. You have HDMI CEC controls turned on. You need to turn them off. There is a setting in each (TV, 220, and Marantz). In the 220 it is called Vierra Link.
S~

Thanks...

turned off Vierra Link..

Now just have to wait for my Marantz to come in..
post #2730 of 4172
trying to go through and follow 91 pages of forum post.. (while rocking a 7month old..)

plain and simple...

What is the optimal settings for the 220 for great picture?
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