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There is no keys button on the 220 remote
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

how do I access the 10 second rewind feature on my unit?

No such feature is documented for the BDT220. If you search its manual for "skip" you only find documentation of the function of the "|<<" and ">>|" remote buttons; if you search the BDT320's manual for "skip" you find that and the skip-10-seconds-back button, "-10". If it were an IR code there's a chance that it would work on the 220, but sadly it's only on that on-screen keypad.

What made you think that the BDT220 had the function?
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My mind melting as I was reading all 92 pages of this thread
Seriously though, in a previous post denoting the differences, I didn't see that feature listed
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Originally Posted by Renophaston View Post

Spanbauer: My Region A, 3D Prometheus Blu-ray plays fine on my DMP-BDT220 to my Vizio E3D320VX. Sorry. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

My Prometheus played fine on my 320 to Marantz AV7005 to JVC projector.
S~
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Originally Posted by Angler55 View Post

Although this has nothing to do with 3D, I bought this in the 2D version when it came out and my BDT500 wouldn't play it until I put an SD card in it. The player said something about needing "Local Storage". This was brought up in this thread a while back. After I put an SD card in my player it played fine.
Thanks for the replies, fellas. So I've either got a bad disc or a bad player; shame I don't know anyone else with a 3D blu-ray player to test the disc in. I'm also having trouble with the "Halleluah mountains" chapter of the 2D Avatar blu-ray; when the film cuts from the chopper landing outside to sigourney weaver opening the door inside, my 220 player freezes and stutters. I've cleaned it several times, reset the player and confirmed the disc plays fine in a Samsung BD-P1600. Do I have a bunk player?

On an unrelated note, I can't tell you how many movies I've put in the player, come back to expect the movie to be ready to play, only to find it sitting on the "this feature requires local storage" message. Truly frustrating. Does this mean Panasonic built absolutely zero storage into this player? Seems like one of those things a review somewhere would have mentioned, but maybe I missed it. If I'd known I'd be expected to supplement my player with a SD card in order to avoid a constant error message, I'd probably have considered a different player.
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I always keep a 1GB SD card in the player. Also, go into the setup menu and restrict BD-Live access. It should clear up most of your issues. Universal is known for hanging on the "requires local storage" screen when no memory card is installed. Most players only have the minimum amount of memory required by the BDA. Only a handful of players actually have the 1GB required for BD-Live.

S~
post #2766 of 4171
Are you guys with the Panasonic 220 currrently able to connect to Netflix? I was unable to even after doing a factory reset. Call to Panasonic says they are currently having connection issues with Netflix.
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Netflix the service would seem to be dead--I can't get through to it on my BDT220, Roku 2 XS or this PC. EDIT: downrightnow.com says "Likely service disruption" and there are some online news item about it. Supposedly there've been problems since last night but I had trouble sleeping and watched some TV episodes in the wee hours of the morning.
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I was wondering what was up. Glad I checked here. I even unregged my device.
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post

NEW 220 OWNER HERE, just spent most of yesterday reading through 90+ pages of this thread
PHEW!!!
anyways, one feature I have not been able to get working is :
how do I access the 10 second rewind feature on my unit?
thanks in advance
Bill
I can't think of any reason that wouldn't work on a 220. Just get a harmony, URC, JP1 or any remote that takes pronto hex. You could also buy a 320 remote, but most folks don't like the touch screen. It's trivial to convert the codes in THIS post to pronto hex if you need it. The 10 second rewind is called Quick Replay in my list.
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I just purchased a BDT-220 for my dad for Xmas, coincidentally, I have been searching these forums for the past month or so.

Anyways, got it unpacked today, and went to plug it and verify that it could stream MKV files, and I can't get them to work. I am currently performing a firmware update, but was wondering if anyone could tell me the format that they need to be in (codec, packaging, etc).
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Just purchased a Panasonic DMP-BDT220P. I am not a video wonk like most of y'all, so this may qualify as a real rookie question. Unit works fine, except: I have an active Pandora account. When I attempt to login thru Viera with my IO and Password, I consistently get "Invalid login or password ...." Through the Pandora guys, I've updated firmware 3 times, rebooted many times, and always get the same result. The only other streaming service I have is Netflix, which seems to work well. The latest response I got from Pandora is "It looks like Panasonic requires you to create an account with them to download the Pandora application to the device. This is a different account from your Pandora account, which is absolutely free. Unfortunately, this process requires a credit card, even though the Pandora app itself is free. We will alert the developers at Panasonic of this issue." Huh?

First, I can't find anywhere where Panasonic wants me to have an "account"; second, it all sounds like BS.

Any ideas out there among you old hands?

Appreciate the help.
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A couple of quick questions. I have the 320 and am wondering if anyone has messed with the 3D settings, in particular the distance setting ( depth ) and pop out ( convergence ) Does turning them to the + increase or decrease on these settings as the manual doesnt tell you crap and i tried searching through this thread but with no results. Thanks again.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BassMaster5 View Post

A couple of quick questions. I have the 320 and am wondering if anyone has messed with the 3D settings, in particular the distance setting ( depth ) and pop out ( convergence ) Does turning them to the + increase or decrease on these settings as the manual doesnt tell you crap and i tried searching through this thread but with no results. Thanks again.

I asked a similar question a while back and never got any response, good luck getting an answer...
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Panasonic BDT220 not working with Monoprice RedMere 50' Cable? Black/blank image output.

I've recently upgraded my projector to a Vivitek D803W-3D. It's been a journey trying to get 3D working 100% correctly and finally came down to my 7-year old 50' Monoprice 24AWG HDMI cable not being able to pass frame-packed 3D signal (not a high-speed cable). As a temporary solution I picked up a Panasonic BDT220 (meant to replace a Sony S570) to use with HSBS output which worked just fine (also playing HSBS files from an XBMC based HTPC with no problem). The long term solution will be to replace my cable (currently in-wall/ceiling) with a 50' Monoprice Slim-Series RedMere high-speed cable.

On the December 24th I received the 50' Slim-Series RedMere cable. I decided to test it before tackling the arduous task of running it to my projector location using fish tape (I want to make sure the new cable is in place before I remove the old cable). Connecting the cable directly from the BDT220 to the projector yielded a blank black screen. The projector indicated it was receiving a 1080p signal, but it was just a black screen instead of the regular t/cross shaped player menu. I double checked to make sure I had the source/display orientation correct and I did.

Next I tried the cable on my TiVo HD and it worked fine... then my HTPC and it worked fine. Then I tried it connected to my AVR (HDMI 1.3 only) with all three sources... TiVo HD fine, HTPC fine, BDT220 still blank black screen. Next, I tested it hooked directly to my Sony S570 BD player, and it also worked 100% perfectly... including frame-packed 3D playback. Obviously the pragmatic side of me just says "return the BDT220 because your old player and all your other sources work perfectly with the new cable". Indeed, this is the course of action I will take.

That said, I'm curious as to what the problem is specifically with the BDT220 (either mine or all) not interacting properly with the 50' RedMere cable. Is there something about the RedMere active equalization chip-set that the Panasonic player doesn't like? Has anyone else seen this kind of behavior? Is it a repeatable flaw that others should hopefully know about before trying to use this particular player/cable combo?

Anyone with any similar experience or any ideas on what the problem might be?
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Originally Posted by Stephen Hopkins View Post

I've recently upgraded my projector to a Vivitek D803W-3D. It's been a journey trying to get 3D working 100% correctly and finally came down to my 7-year old 50' Monoprice 24AWG HDMI cable not being able to pass frame-packed 3D signal (not a high-speed cable). As a temporary solution I picked up a Panasonic BDT220 (meant to replace a Sony S570) to use with HSBS output which worked just fine (also playing HSBS files from an XBMC based HTPC with no problem). The long term solution will be to replace my cable (currently in-wall/ceiling) with a 50' Monoprice Slim-Series RedMere high-speed cable.
On the December 24th I received the 50' Slim-Series RedMere cable. I decided to test it before tackling the arduous task of running it to my projector location using fish tape (I want to make sure the new cable is in place before I remove the old cable). Connecting the cable directly from the BDT220 to the projector yielded a blank black screen. The projector indicated it was receiving a 1080p signal, but it was just a black screen instead of the regular t/cross shaped player menu. I double checked to make sure I had the source/display orientation correct and I did.
Next I tried the cable on my TiVo HD and it worked fine... then my HTPC and it worked fine. Then I tried it connected to my AVR (HDMI 1.3 only) with all three sources... TiVo HD fine, HTPC fine, BDT220 still blank black screen. Next, I tested it hooked directly to my Sony S570 BD player, and it also worked 100% perfectly... including frame-packed 3D playback. Obviously the pragmatic side of me just says "return the BDT220 because your old player and all your other sources work perfectly with the new cable". Indeed, this is the course of action I will take.
That said, I'm curious as to what the problem is specifically with the BDT220 (either mine or all) not interacting properly with the 50' RedMere cable. Is there something about the RedMere active equalization chip-set that the Panasonic player doesn't like? Has anyone else seen this kind of behavior? Is it a repeatable flaw that others should hopefully know about before trying to use this particular player/cable combo?
Anyone with any similar experience or any ideas on what the problem might be?

I would post your situation in the HDMI cable forum too. As you have suspected it's a source component issue. One solution (may or may not work) would be adding an HDMI booster to the mix...shouldn't have to using the redmere cable (that's what I use too)...but as with HDMI...sometimes we have to work through it's quirkiness.
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Originally Posted by Spanbauer View Post

I'm also having trouble with the "Halleluah mountains" chapter of the 2D Avatar blu-ray; when the film cuts from the chopper landing outside to sigourney weaver opening the door inside, my 220 player freezes and stutters. I've cleaned it several times, reset the player and confirmed the disc plays fine in a Samsung BD-P1600. Do I have a bunk player?
Could someone else With a 220 player, a copy of avatar (Bare-bones 2D Release), and firmware 1.49 test this On their player? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by corinthbandit View Post

Are you guys with the Panasonic 220 currrently able to connect to Netflix? I was unable to even after doing a factory reset. Call to Panasonic says they are currently having connection issues with Netflix.

I bought a BDT220 from Best Buy on Monday and also could not get it to connect to Netflix. Connected to Amazon and Youtube just fine. First I upgraded the firmware. The I tried the hard reset via the remote and the de-registering sequence on the remote (even though it was never registered in the first place) and even went to Netflix and deleted all registered devices. Still would not connect to Netflix. I put it back in the box and I will return it to Best Buy. I didn't even bother calling Panasonic because there is no reason a player right out of the box can't connect. The Sony I replaced connected fine. I only bought the Panasonic because I wanted 5.1 on my Netflix and not just stereo. I am going to buy the updated Sony BDP-S590 instead.
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There was a netflix outage on Monday, Try again.
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Just bought a BDT220 and loving it so far. Great DVD playback quality. Got it to connect via wireless to the internet and it streams from Hulu and other places perfectly. Excellent streaming quality with no pauses or hiccups.

But I can't get it to connect to my Windows 7 computer. When I navigate to DNLA Client, it lists my Windows 7 computer. When I press OK, it pops the message "Could not connect to the server. Please confirm network connection and settings."

My Win7 tower and Win8 laptop are connected using a Homegroup in case that helps.

Any ideas?
Edited by Skylark - 12/26/12 at 11:56am
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I'd like to purchase the Panasonic DMP-BDT220CP for watching Blueray and 3D discs and like the idea of having a Panasonic brand player to sync with my Panasonic TC-P50GT30 Plasma. I've read a zillion bad reviews of the Panasonic DMP-BDT220CP, and a vast majority focus on bad Netflix streaming (my Panasonic Plasma is bad too...WTF Panasonic?). But was wondering about how people likie it as a DVD player? Does it read discs well? Does it configure easily, function intuitively, allow nice clean slow mo and fast search? Remember where you left off if you restart it after you hit stop or turn it off? Menus decent? Did a firmware Update fix the streaming problem? Would a wired connection to my LAN fix the streaming problem? Does the player die after a year?
Thanks smile.gif
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I got a BDT 220 off amazon. I'm a blu ray newbie, but are blu rays more prone to lock-ups and stuttering due to imperfect discs? I would say I experience issues on at least a third of the discs I use. It never makes the movie unplayable but I've had to occasionally chapter skip and rewind to get past problematic sections. Also, a couple of older DVDs I've used in the player which were never a problem with the little $30 dvd player I got at walmart now have trouble in the 220. Did I just get a bad player, or are others experiencing this same kind of "pickiness"?

I'm on the latest 1.49 firmware. And what's funny about that is after the firmware update, wireless stopped working and is now useless. rolleyes.gif
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I find that this player has more problems with Netflix BD discs than my PS3. It recovers better than the Panasonic player that it replaced. Discs that the Panasonic has lots of problems with will play better on the ps3.

I did find a disc that the Panasonic would play andt the PS3 would not, but it was a UK disc with a strange menu structure.
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Originally Posted by Skylark View Post

Just bought a BDT220 and loving it so far. Great DVD playback quality. Got it to connect via wireless to the internet and it streams from Hulu and other places perfectly. Excellent streaming quality with no pauses or hiccups.
But I can't get it to connect to my Windows 7 computer. When I navigate to DNLA Client, it lists my Windows 7 computer. When I press OK, it pops the message "Could not connect to the server. Please confirm network connection and settings."
My Win7 tower and Win8 laptop are connected using a Homegroup in case that helps.
Any ideas?

Have you shared anything out on the pc? You have to enable sharing beyond homegroup. I don't use it, but I think it's buried in media player.
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Maybe not so much. The Roku's UI performance is much smoother, but these BD players simply play video better than a Roku. Compared side-by-side, you'll see less posterization and pull-down jerkiness than on a Roku; the BDT220/320/500s can also output Netflix at 24p, something very few other platforms can do. The Roku's UI is a little behind in terms of features; the BD player's Netflix player has search with people name matching and television episode browsing by season. (Of course the Roku now has a top-level search tool which will tell you which of 5 or 6 different services--Netflix, VUDU, Amazon, Hulu, Crackle, etc--has a given title).
I still pretty much use my Roku exclusively for Netflix, though smile.gif.

I have found this to be true also, and I'm really torn by this. For the first week or so, the Panasonic was clearly better with Netflix than the Roku XS. The Panny UI for Netflix was exceptional. No issues whatsoever. After a couple of weeks, however, it has slowed down tremendously, where navigating can take 30-60 seconds for each button push! Makes using Netflix very slow and laborious.

The video, however, is clearly superior to the Roku (and the Sony 590, FWIW). It's the only Netflix player I've found that can play panning shots (such as the opening shot in Hugo) with little-to-no judder. Hard for me to keep using the Roku when I know the video isn't up to par. Wish the Panasonic didn't have such a dog of an interface... :-(
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There's a lot of judder in Hugo because it's bizarrely encoded at 30 fps. I'd have thought that judder to have been an indelible part of the encoding itself, but you're right--it is somehow almost eliminated when played on the BDT220. That cool long tracking shot at the beginning of the film is a real test and it displays horrible judder when played on my PS3 and Roku 2 XS.

The Netflix UI on the BDT220 is annoyingly laggy, but only by a second or so. I haven't experience the getting slower and slower effect that you're seeing, but then I don't use it everyday.
Edited by michaeltscott - 12/26/12 at 6:10pm
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Originally Posted by jcasetnl View Post

I got a BDT 220 off amazon. I'm a blu ray newbie, but are blu rays more prone to lock-ups and stuttering due to imperfect discs? I would say I experience issues on at least a third of the discs I use. It never makes the movie unplayable but I've had to occasionally chapter skip and rewind to get past problematic sections. Also, a couple of older DVDs I've used in the player which were never a problem with the little $30 dvd player I got at walmart now have trouble in the 220. Did I just get a bad player, or are others experiencing this same kind of "pickiness"?
I'm on the latest 1.49 firmware. And what's funny about that is after the firmware update, wireless stopped working and is now useless. rolleyes.gif
Sorry you're having difficulty. I have never had a problem with any of my Panasonic BD players with owned or NF rented discs. I've had every gen of Panasonic player from the BD10 except the BD50. Sounds like you might have a problem player.

S~
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Hello all,

So I ended up settling on a Panasonic BDT220 which I brought home today. I got it all set up and in place. Now I'm going through the options. One thing I'm not sure of is setting the picture mode. The 220 is connected to my Panasonic G25 Plasma TV. The TV picture is already set to THX mode. Should I set the BD player to Cinema mode as well or should I set it to Standard?

I know that in the end it's all personal preference, but I'd like to know what the accepted wisdom is on this option. Also, I also read that many people are turning the "chroma" feature to OFF. Is there a specific reason why would I want to do that?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

Have you shared anything out on the pc? You have to enable sharing beyond homegroup. I don't use it, but I think it's buried in media player.

I created a shared folder on my data drive as D:\Shared Folder. Right clicked on the folder and clicked the Share tab. It now shows "\\P8H67-V\SHARED FOLDER"

When I navigate to DNLA Client on the BDT220, it lists my Windows 7 computer and my Win8 laptop. When I press OK, it stll pops the message "Could not connect to the server. Please confirm network connection and settings."

The error message seems to indicate that the BDT220 is not making a connection so is not even getting to the point to check for shared folders. Just guessing.

Thanks,
Skylark
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Originally Posted by Skylark View Post

Just bought a BDT220 and loving it so far. Great DVD playback quality. Got it to connect via wireless to the internet and it streams from Hulu and other places perfectly. Excellent streaming quality with no pauses or hiccups.
But I can't get it to connect to my Windows 7 computer. When I navigate to DNLA Client, it lists my Windows 7 computer. When I press OK, it pops the message "Could not connect to the server. Please confirm network connection and settings."
My Win7 tower and Win8 laptop are connected using a Homegroup in case that helps.
Any ideas?

I fixed my problem. The fixes are:

First, insure that everything to be connected is powered on and running.

WINDOWS 7 PC:
1. Control Panel > Homegroup.
2. Checked "Stream my pictures, music and videos to all devices on my home network". (was unchecked by default)
4. Clicked the "Save Changes" button.

WINDOWS 8 PC:
1. Control Panel > Homegroup.
2. Clicked "Allow all devices on this network such as TVs and game consoles to play my shared content."
3. The BDT220 was listed as "Unknown Device" and "Allowed" was unchecked.
.... (My tower and laptop PCs were also listed and "Allowed" for both were already checked.)
4. Checked "Allowed" for the "Unknown Device".
5. Clicked NEXT.

Now on the BDT220, navigated to and clicked "DNLA Client". My Tower and Laptop PCs were listed.
Clicked on the Win7 Tower PC and the 4 shared folders Music, Videos, Pictures and Playlists were displayed.
Same thing for the Win8 laptop.

Hope this helps others,
Skylark
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Originally Posted by lujan View Post

I asked a similar question a while back and never got any response, good luck getting an answer...


Geeze i would think someone here would have the answer considering alot of people here are 3D nuts like myself.
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