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post #2821 of 4171
I have the 220, the gt50 tv and dish networks hopper.....with their new rf remote.....anyone know what codes to use?
post #2822 of 4171
Just bought this model ( BDT220) watching Total Recall the picture locked up like my other bluray players open the tray cleaned off put back in on the panasonic it went back to the start ?? Is this normal? On my older LG it starts from when we took disc out.confused.gif
post #2823 of 4171
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Originally Posted by klinger1 View Post

Just bought this model ( BDT220) watching Total Recall the picture locked up like my other bluray players open the tray cleaned off put back in on the panasonic it went back to the start ?? Is this normal? On my older LG it starts from when we took disc out.confused.gif
I'd like to know too, as well as if you hit Stop (of Power Off), then Play, does it pick up where it left off like all my previous players?
post #2824 of 4171
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

No Idea WHY - Mine played out of the box and I have NO SD Card.
Thanks for the reply. Turns out the reason my Prometheus 3D blu-ray displayed nothing but a black screen in the Panasonic 220 had to do with a handshake issue with my pioneer 521-K receiver. On a hunch, I connected the blu-ray player directly to the television and lo and behold the movie came right up. After putting the receiver back in the loop, simply switching away and back to "BD" as the receiver source made the receiver pass the image along to the TV.

That said though, it shouldn't be that way and unfortunately pioneer has not a single firmware update available for my receiver, meaning no possible fix available. And the 521-K owners forum here gets about one post a month, so not a huge community to offer assistance. I suppose it's worth contacting Pioneer to see what they're willing to do for me.
post #2825 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Spanbauer View Post

Thanks for the reply. Turns out the reason my Prometheus 3D blu-ray displayed nothing but a black screen in the Panasonic 220 had to do with a handshake issue with my pioneer 521-K receiver. On a hunch, I connected the blu-ray player directly to the television and lo and behold the movie came right up. After putting the receiver back in the loop, simply switching away and back to "BD" as the receiver source made the receiver pass the image along to the TV.
That said though, it shouldn't be that way and unfortunately pioneer has not a single firmware update available for my receiver, meaning no possible fix available. And the 521-K owners forum here gets about one post a month, so not a huge community to offer assistance. I suppose it's worth contacting Pioneer to see what they're willing to do for me.

It is very likely your receiver will not support 3D Pass Through.

That is why I bought a SONY S790 so it can send 3D direct to
my Projector and then send the Audio to my Anthem D2, which
does not support 3D and NEVER WILL.
post #2826 of 4171
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Originally Posted by NeilR99 View Post

I'm surprised that there is very little discussion here regarding the problems with using the Panasonic units with IR flashers. Surely I can't be the only one that puts his BD player in a cabinet.
I bought a BDT-220, which otherwise I like except that the Netflix browsing is laggy. The problem with the IR flasher is that there is no IR jack on the back of the unit and the front flip down door does not allow the flasher to be adhered to the front panel. Otherwise once the panel is opened the flasher won't work. That pretty much eliminates the use of a USB flash drive, and it means that if the door is opened for whatever reason it requires a visit to the cabinet to close the door just to get the IR flasher working.
For the time being, I have a flasher mounted to a small cardboard box taped to the cabinet a couple inches in front of the BD payer. But that is an ugly hack and I am regularly fiddling with the setup or replacing tape that has come unstuck, and etc.
I think this is the last time I buy a BD player with a flip down door... what were the designers thinking? I need a couple other players but they will likely be Sony S590's, assuming they will work better with IR flashers as I suspect they will.

Why not just leave the flip down door in the down position and mount your IR flasher directly to the BDT220? It's in a cabinet so no one will see it anyway.

For folks considering the BDT220, it works fine with the door up or down using our Powermid remote extender that works via RF. All of our devices are in the open and the Powermid unit is on a table on the opposite side of the room. When we watch the kitchen HDTV set, we can operate the BDT220 that's in the living room just fine.

Skylark
post #2827 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Noonin View Post

I'd like to know too, as well as if you hit Stop (of Power Off), then Play, does it pick up where it left off like all my previous players?

Nope. If I press STOP once, then playback will resume where it left off. If I press STOP twice, it returns to the home screen and playback only starts from the beginning of the disc from there. If I power off, playback only starts at the beginning of the disc.

Sky
post #2828 of 4171
I am considering purchasing the DMP-BDT220 player to replace a Sony (S360/BDP-BX2) that has started to have issues playing disc's.

I have a hard-wired internet connection available to the unit, so the issues users have seen with WiFi should not affect me.

I am an Amazon Prime customer, so being able to stream Amazon Instant Video does interest me. I wouldn't say this is a deal breaker, but it is a nice value-add.

Any down-sides I should be aware of? The player seems to be highly rated, but I have also seen several negative reviews, most of which seem to be related to a WiFi timeout issue.
post #2829 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Skylark View Post

Nope. If I press STOP once, then playback will resume where it left off. If I press STOP twice, it returns to the home screen and playback only starts from the beginning of the disc from there. If I power off, playback only starts at the beginning of the disc.
Sky
Actually you may be right about the Power Off return. I know my current LG BR player won't, but will return after pressing Stop once, which is good enough.
post #2830 of 4171
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Originally Posted by spec1alk View Post

I am considering purchasing the DMP-BDT220 player to replace a Sony (S360/BDP-BX2) that has started to have issues playing disc's.
I have a hard-wired internet connection available to the unit, so the issues users have seen with WiFi should not affect me.
I am an Amazon Prime customer, so being able to stream Amazon Instant Video does interest me. I wouldn't say this is a deal breaker, but it is a nice value-add.
Any down-sides I should be aware of? The player seems to be highly rated, but I have also seen several negative reviews, most of which seem to be related to a WiFi timeout issue.
One downside of the 220/320 is it does not support 5.1 audio on Amazon Prime when available. The Sonys do. Otherwise a great player.

S~
post #2831 of 4171
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Originally Posted by SteveSmith69 View Post

Evening everyone.
I've searched through the thread, but can't find anything that matches my issue.
I've just bought a DMP-BDT220. Most of my media is hosted on a Windows Vista PC. I have setup WMP (11.0.6) to allow sharing of the specific folders.
I struggled to connect initially (lots of "cannot connect"), but this seemed to resolve itself. I *think* that WMP was still processing the add files / folders to library command. Perhaps.
However, my new challenge is...
I have lots of files which are definitely playable on the player (if I access the exact same file via a USB drive it plays beautifully) which cannot be played wirelessly.
I don't think it is to do with the CODEC or format (can play via USB), but do wonder if it is to do with the size of the file.
Anyone got any experience of this?
TIA.
S

Hmmm - curiouser and curiouser.

It now appears that the issue *is* related to file format. I cannot play .avi files via DLNA - but I can play these files via the USB drive.

I noticed on a previous search that there may be some geographic sensitivity - we are in Australia.

Keen to hear if anyone has had the same or similar issue.

S
post #2832 of 4171
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

It is very likely your receiver will not support 3D Pass Through.
That is why I bought a SONY S790 so it can send 3D direct to
my Projector and then send the Audio to my Anthem D2, which
does not support 3D and NEVER WILL.
Receiver supports 3D passthru and works fine with my other three 3D blu-rays as well as my 3D Xbox games. The issue seems unique to the 3D Prometheus blu-ray at this point, although i discovered a report from another owner of the 521-K receiver owner having the same issue with an unspecified 3D blu-ray and the Panasonic 110 player back in February. Prometheus wasn't released until October, so there's apparently more discs out there which will suffer the same issue.
post #2833 of 4171
Does anyone have MKV chapters working on the 220? When I play the same files on a 2012 panasonic plasma, the chapters work fine, but on the 220 it just skips to the next file.
post #2834 of 4171
I have a question about my Panasonic DMP-BDT220 unit.........

I am trying to play DVDs tonight ( 2 rentals from Family Video), and BOTH movies are "hiccupping" with audio and video stops and starts.

I have the unit hooked up to Denon 2113ci via HDMI and then from my Denon to my Panasonic 50ST50 via another HDMI cable ( Denon has passthrough ability).

I played one DVD for 10 minutes with nearly a hiccup.........stopped it and came back to it 2 hours later, from the beginning, and the hiccups started again ( it happened right away with the first DVD and continued after stopping starting many times)...........

Is this a problem with my Panny? My Denon receiver? the DVDs themselves? the HDMI cables ( both Monoprice)?


Very frustrated................
post #2835 of 4171
Anyone having problems with BR audio going out of sync after about 3 hours of viewing on the 220?

Just finished the LOTR trilogy today and about 1/3 of the way into the 2nd disc on two towers and return of the king the audio suddenly goes out of sync and pretty much stays out of sync.

Really annoying. Wondering if it's a heat issue or something?
post #2836 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Kamikaze13 View Post

Anyone having problems with BR audio going out of sync after about 3 hours of viewing on the 220?
Just finished the LOTR trilogy today and about 1/3 of the way into the 2nd disc on two towers and return of the king the audio suddenly goes out of sync and pretty much stays out of sync.
Really annoying. Wondering if it's a heat issue or something?

Watched the second disk of ROTK extended with no issues.
Edited by Oubadah - 12/30/12 at 3:19am
post #2837 of 4171
hmm ok. I've noticed on other BR's as well at about the middle of the disc all of a sudden the audio will go out of sync but usually corrects it's self within 15 minutes.
Will start using the \PS3 again to ensure it's the player.
post #2838 of 4171

Playing pictures and music at the same time.

Q1.
I connected my BDT 220 to home network and I can see my files, but I can play music or watch pictures.
I would like to watch my pictures while music from local source or from Pandora plays on the background.
Is it possible?

Q2.
Can I use external keyboard (i.e. bluetooth) with the device?

TIA, Bigll biggrin.gif
post #2839 of 4171
Welcome to AVS. Please ask your question in the official thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1395341/official-panasonic-dmp-bdt-220-320-500-owners-thread

S~
post #2840 of 4171

Programming the BDT220 for internet apps like Regular Hulu (not the hulu plus) - how to do it

I just got me a Panasonic DMP BDT220. Iam very happy. using it with a Samsung LED TV.
Question:

I can watch you tube, Net flix no problems -good clean picture. Would like to be able to watch regular Hulu (not the plus). Does it allow u to program and be able to watch regular Hulu or other websites.
The manuals for thismodel is wriiten around the Viera Connect when using Panasonic TV.
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Chan9
post #2841 of 4171
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Originally Posted by chan9 View Post

I just got me a Panasonic DMP BDT220. Iam very happy. using it with a Samsung LED TV.
Question:
I can watch you tube, Net flix no problems -good clean picture. Would like to be able to watch regular Hulu (not the plus). Does it allow u to program and be able to watch regular Hulu or other websites.
The manuals for thismodel is wriiten around the Viera Connect when using Panasonic TV.
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Chan9
No. But it may be possible with some DLNA servers. In any case there isn't a good way to do it, and certainly not with Viera Connect. I've never seen plain Hulu on any player.
post #2842 of 4171
Does anyone know if there is a way to delay the video or advance the audio? My audio is consistently delayed with the 220 (bitstream) but not with my PS3 (pcm).

The PS3 causes an annoying clicking with my receiver and the PQ seems less sharp than the Panny.
post #2843 of 4171
I am able to get to Amazon instant video from my BD65 player, however, does the BDT 220 support 5.1 sound from the HD content?
post #2844 of 4171
Can't speak for pay content, but Prime definitely not. MAybe next year's model.

S~
post #2845 of 4171
Q1.
I connected my BDT 220 to home network and I can see my files, but I can play music or watch pictures.
I would like to watch my pictures while music from local source or from Pandora plays on the background.
Is it possible?

Q2.
Can I use external keyboard (i.e. bluetooth) with the device?

TIA, Bigll biggrin.gif
post #2846 of 4171
Ended up getting the 220 and disconnecting it for return almost immediately.

My TV, a 2 year old panny plasma....has better file format support. The 220 didn't even work over DLNA, I had to manually connect to a network drive. Even then, maybe 30% of the files actually played.

I was looking forward to 24p Netflix, and while it does work....the interface is so maddeningly slow that I'll simply never use it. Slower than the TV itself...way, way slower than the PS3.

It played BDs and DVDs well....but so does my PS3.

I guess it was wishful thinking that a newer Bluray unit would have top of the line support for discs, local media and streaming services. Everything else but the discs is an absolute afterthought.
post #2847 of 4171
^^^ now this review scares me as I was looking to get the BDT220 to replace my BD65....looks like I should keep looking.
post #2848 of 4171
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

^^^ now this review scares me as I was looking to get the BDT220 to replace my BD65....looks like I should keep looking.

It's honestly the worst device I've ever used for streaming and local media. Netflix is SO SLOW. 24p is great, but if I have to wait 5 seconds for anything to happen after I press a button, its useless. Blu ray players were as good as they'll ever be at playing blu ray like 3 years ago....if they're not going to be better streamers, I don't see the point in making new ones at all.

If that's why you want it, don't buy it. It otherwise seems like a solid disc player....but what isn't nowadays?
post #2849 of 4171
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

^^^ now this review scares me as I was looking to get the BDT220 to replace my BD65....looks like I should keep looking.
Most others have had a better experience. The most popular players here are the 220 and the Sony 590. The Panny is faster, while the Sony has better file support. It depends on what you need it for (for BluRays, Netflix, and SD DVDs, the 220 is an excellent player).
post #2850 of 4171
Are there any hacks or settings to make this Panny Region-free? I'd like to play Region 2 Blu-rays. Thanks.
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