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post #2911 of 4169
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Originally Posted by VikenK View Post

We're getting a little off topic, but...the problem I was having with the PS3 is that I would frequently get a "MISC DLNA ERROR" when trying to access the media server on one of my PCs. This continued when I brought home the S-590. Right out of the box, the S590 couldn't even see my server at all, no matter how many times I rebooted the computer or the BD Player. The Panasonic picked it up right away. Unfortunately, the S590 doesn't have the same awesome photo interface that the PS3 has. Neither does the S790.
Interestingly, the Serviio site lists Panasonic TV as compatible renderers but not the BD Players. I wonder if it's dated information.

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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Viken, if you use Serviio or HomeStream, the 590/790's DLNA will work fine. PS3 media server requires quite a few changes to make it work with sony stand-alone players. My sony's work beautifully with DLNA. The interface for photos is excellent and very fast. But Window's media server is pretty worthless. You really need a good server to get the most out of a DLNA client.
Your panasonic may handle pictures ok via DLNA, that's about it. I wouldn't want anyone to get the impression that Panasonic can do DLNA well. It can't. It's probably the worst I've ever seen. As a disc player it's fine, but for file streaming, most any other brand will do much better. And in terms of streaming services, panasonic is quite limit as well. It has only a fraction of the streaming apps of a sony or samsung.

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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

I was talking about PS3 Media Server that runs on a PC. I assumed you were running that.
I could never get Serviio to work very well with any of my Panasonic BD players, so the info on the site is probably still correct. I think a server that transcodes nearly everything like PlayOn does would be best for a Panasonic.


Well...I downloaded Serviio 1.1 and installed it on both of my computers and WOW, what a difference! The BDT220 now browses and loads pictures fast! No more waiting after button clicks. Everything about it is much better and quicker. So, it seems like the Windows 7 server was the main culprit to the slow performance of the DLNA.

The one thing that I miss with the Serviio server (or maybe I don't know how to access) is the ability to "Play To" my device with the right-click of my mouse, like in the windows software. I wold prefer to browse pictures on my computer and send my selected pictures to the 220 as opposed to browsing on the 220.

Does Serviio offer that feature or does it have an add-on component that'll allow me to do that?
post #2912 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

Connect the 220 to the ST50 using HDMI. Connect the 220 to the 705 using an optical (TOSLINK) cable. You will have DTS and DD, but only the standard lossy types.
Alternatively, could an HDMI splitter be used to send 3D video to the ST50 and lossless audio to the 705 both via HDMI at the same time?
Thanks. The TOSLINK is a consideration. I may live with that rather than swapping wires to get lossless audio when I'm NOT watching 3D (probably most of the time anyway).
As for the splitter that sounds like a great idea if it would work. After searching I'm seeing conflicting information about it. That would be the best option though if available.
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

You could always go with the Panasonic BDT500 with dual HDMI. HDMI one would run to your TV for video and the second would run to the receiver for lossless audio.
S~
Thanks. I know I could get that, but didn't want to spend the (significantly more) money if I could avoid it or work around it.
post #2913 of 4169
I just tested my BDT-220 yesterday. Unfortunately, I am unable to see the bitrate of the bluray "Inception" which uses DTS-HD Master Audio. The BDT-220 is connected to a Yamaha RX-V673 receiver which is connected to a panny st50. The receiver indicates that it is receiving a DTS-HD Master Audio but the bitrate is not displayed. Is this normal? DVDs with Dolby Digital or DTS are recognized correctly by the receiver. Thanks!
post #2914 of 4169
My older Yamaha RX-V663 does the same thing. However, for lossy decodes like DTS and DD, it does display the birate. Yamaha has few other quirks I dislike like those. However, what keeps me liking Yamaha is the excellent sound quality which is unsurpassed for the cost I paid. I can live with it.
post #2915 of 4169
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Originally Posted by NvidiaATI View Post

I just tested my BDT-220 yesterday. Unfortunately, I am unable to see the bitrate of the bluray "Inception" which uses DTS-HD Master Audio. The BDT-220 is connected to a Yamaha RX-V673 receiver which is connected to a panny st50. The receiver indicates that it is receiving a DTS-HD Master Audio but the bitrate is not displayed. Is this normal? DVDs with Dolby Digital or DTS are recognized correctly by the receiver. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Star Hawk View Post

My older Yamaha RX-V663 does the same thing. However, for lossy decodes like DTS and DD, it does display the birate. Yamaha has few other quirks I dislike like those. However, what keeps me liking Yamaha is the excellent sound quality which is unsurpassed for the cost I paid. I can live with it.

Why would it matter if it displays the bitrate or not? If it's receiving the correct format (DTS-DH Master, DD, etc) what are you going to do with the bitrate information?
post #2916 of 4169
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Originally Posted by VikenK View Post

Well...I downloaded Serviio 1.1 and installed it on both of my computers and WOW, what a difference! The BDT220 now browses and loads pictures fast! No more waiting after button clicks. Everything about it is much better and quicker. So, it seems like the Windows 7 server was the main culprit to the slow performance of the DLNA.
The one thing that I miss with the Serviio server (or maybe I don't know how to access) is the ability to "Play To" my device with the right-click of my mouse, like in the windows software. I wold prefer to browse pictures on my computer and send my selected pictures to the 220 as opposed to browsing on the 220.
Does Serviio offer that feature or does it have an add-on component that'll allow me to do that?
Glad it worked out. I don't think there is any kind of play-to add-on for Serviio. But you'll probably get better info in the serviio forums since the developers themselves answer many of the posts.
post #2917 of 4169
guys and gurls,

I got my 320 yesterday and linked to the internet via wifi just fine actually faster than my Laptop......But it shows there is a 1.49 firmware update. Should I go ahead wz it ? I watched Hellboy and the picture (the blacks in particular) and sound were great. The other reason is that its a modified version (i.e. its hacked to be reion free for dvds)..will the update overwrite this hack?
FYI, I have a VT20 & Onkyo 616
post #2918 of 4169
Is anyone having trouble playing mkv files on the 220 created by MakeMKV? My PC can play them just fine using VLC player. I think the decryption within MakeMKV is automatic. I've downloaded some mkv files that play just fine from the 220, so not sure what I'm missing.

Thanks
post #2919 of 4169
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Originally Posted by fayazaga View Post

guys and gurls,
I got my 320 yesterday and linked to the internet via wifi just fine actually faster than my Laptop......But it shows there is a 1.49 firmware update. Should I go ahead wz it ? I watched Hellboy and the picture (the blacks in particular) and sound were great. The other reason is that its a modified version (i.e. its hacked to be reion free for dvds)..will the update overwrite this hack?
FYI, I have a VT20 & Onkyo 616
If you've loaded a hacked firmware, then you can never use the panasonic firmware. If you've simply done a remote hack (which is what it sounds like to me since you only have region free DVD), then update away and re-apply the remote hack. You'll have to figure out how to do it yourself since it sounds like someone else did it for you the first time. It's very simple to do.
post #2920 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Ub3r-L33ch View Post

Is anyone having trouble playing mkv files on the 220 created by MakeMKV? My PC can play them just fine using VLC player. I think the decryption within MakeMKV is automatic. I've downloaded some mkv files that play just fine from the 220, so not sure what I'm missing.
Thanks

I am unable to play any mkv files using DLNA
post #2921 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Ub3r-L33ch View Post

Is anyone having trouble playing mkv files on the 220 created by MakeMKV? My PC can play them just fine using VLC player. I think the decryption within MakeMKV is automatic. I've downloaded some mkv files that play just fine from the 220, so not sure what I'm missing.
Thanks

So far I've converted and played Pirates of the Caribbean 1 and the first two disks of Rome S1 from DVD (VIDEO_TS folder) using MakeMKV. All have played, but the 220 doesn't support chapters (they work fine on my UT50) or subtitles.
post #2922 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Kamikaze13 View Post

I am unable to play any mkv files using DLNA

I'm actually playing them from a USB external hard drive. Plays torrented mkvs no problem. Just doesn't play the ones I'm creating using MakeMKV. I think it may have something to do with the VC-1 codec.
post #2923 of 4169
Hi,
I want to buy one of these panasonic players: 220/320, so my question is, which one is capeable to play mkv files with 24p(with usb hdd)?
sorry for my english
post #2924 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

So far I've converted and played Pirates of the Caribbean 1 and the first two disks of Rome S1 from DVD (VIDEO_TS folder) using MakeMKV. All have played, but the 220 doesn't support chapters (they work fine on my UT50) or subtitles.

I should add that I've been playing them off USB attached storage or network shares using "Network Drive". I haven't used DLNA.
post #2925 of 4169
I've got a question. can someone answer a question for me re:, the BDP 500 with to HDMI. are they HDMI outs? what I want to do is run 1 video out to my pre pro and use the other video out directly to the TV in my exercise room. can I do this with the BDP 500?
post #2926 of 4169
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Originally Posted by suffolk112000 View Post

I've got a question. can someone answer a question for me re:, the BDP 500 with to HDMI. are they HDMI outs? what I want to do is run 1 video out to my pre pro and use the other video out directly to the TV in my exercise room. can I do this with the BDP 500?

Yes they are outs.
post #2927 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

Yes they are outs.

thanks for such a fast reply Oubadah. smile.gif
another question. does the 500 have a better video processor then the other Panasonic players?
post #2928 of 4169
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

If you've loaded a hacked firmware, then you can never use the panasonic firmware. If you've simply done a remote hack (which is what it sounds like to me since you only have region free DVD), then update away and re-apply the remote hack. You'll have to figure out how to do it yourself since it sounds like someone else did it for you the first time. It's very simple to do.
Thanks.....You know what ..Panasonic here itself is selling it with region free hack.....so I was wondering is the 1.49 firmware worthy of an update ? If I need to then I need to find a way.
post #2929 of 4169
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Originally Posted by highdefav1 View Post

Why would it matter if it displays the bitrate or not? If it's receiving the correct format (DTS-DH Master, DD, etc) what are you going to do with the bitrate information?

I wanted to check with other bdt-220 owners to find out if my unit is defective. I found it strange that the bitrate information is not displayed for DTS HD Master Audio but shown for Dolby Digital and DTS. Also, the bitrate information will help me confirm that I my AV receiver is getting the full HD audio from the blu ray player. I want to determine if the problem is from the blu ray player or my Yamaha RX-V673
post #2930 of 4169
Hi,
I want to buy one of these panasonic players: 220/320, so my question is, which one is capeable to play mkv files with 24p(with usb hdd)?
post #2931 of 4169
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Originally Posted by suffolk112000 View Post

thanks for such a fast reply Oubadah. smile.gif
another question. does the 500 have a better video processor then the other Panasonic players?

Don't they all use the same Uniphier chip?
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Originally Posted by panpeter92 View Post

Hi,
I want to buy one of these panasonic players: 220/320, so my question is, which one is capeable to play mkv files with 24p(with usb hdd)?

Give me a sample clip and I'll tell you.
post #2932 of 4169
Greetings,

I just bought a DMP-BDT220 and have immediately noticed a very specific problem with it: Every time the player is turned off and back on again, it does not seem to connect to the Wi-Fi network properly. Most of the time we just want to watch Netflix and get the "not connected" prompt, but navigating back to the network settings/status always shows either "connecting" (more frequent) or "connected" (but not really working). In either case, all that seems necessary is poking through the relevant network pages (without changing anything)--sometimes needing to go all the way in where you see the Wi-Fi reception status bar--and then everything is OK again and Netflix loads and works properly.

The first time I experienced the problem (right away), I enabled the "Quick Start" setting--and that only resolved the issue the very first time I powered back up again (and was able to just connect directly to Netflix without any problems or even opening the network menu). From that point forward, however, I've always needed to poke around in the network menus to get Wi-Fi connectivity working properly. Our WiFi is set up for WPA/WPA2 (TKIP) and every other device we've ever used connects/reconnects just fine.

I called Panasonic and they want to walk me through resetting the unit and doing some troubleshooting, but I'm a little hesitant to go through this process without knowing more about the problem (and, ideally, identifying the corresponding specifics and how it can be remedied). Being on the latest firmware and seeing this particular behavior, I am a bit suspicious that nothing is really going to help until Panasonic releases new firmware that improves this Wi-Fi connectivity process on power-up, but would really appreciate any relevant knowledge or insight on the issue before proceeding.

Thanks a lot and take care,


Alan
Edited by AdventDude - 1/7/13 at 7:37am
post #2933 of 4169
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Originally Posted by NvidiaATI View Post

I wanted to check with other bdt-220 owners to find out if my unit is defective. I found it strange that the bitrate information is not displayed for DTS HD Master Audio but shown for Dolby Digital and DTS. Also, the bitrate information will help me confirm that I my AV receiver is getting the full HD audio from the blu ray player. I want to determine if the problem is from the blu ray player or my Yamaha RX-V673
Star Hawk answered your question. You might look into the Yamaha receiver thread. If you have your player set to bitstream, you are getting the full bitrate that is on the disc.

S~
post #2934 of 4169
I see I got my BDT220 at the right time. They just anounced their new BD players and a BDT-230 model is included. Hopefully it will come to BestBuy before my 60 day return period is up. Then I can get the new model. Although I have been very pleased so far with the BDT-220 during the past week I've been using it for 3D BDs and internet streaming services.
post #2935 of 4169
I just picked up a BDT-220 at Costco yesterday. Setup was a breeze, recognized my WiFi network with no glitches (unlike my 50" GT30 TV). I haven't watched ant Netflix content yet, so can't comment on reliability yet. I did allow the waiting firmware update, so hope everything stays solid ;-). I checked Netfliz DVD rental section to see what was available in 3D movies, and was disappointed to see none. I spoke with CS and was topd they're guaging customer feedback in the deciscion to roll out 3D rentals. Soooo...has anyone tried the BDT-220s capabilities in 2D-3D conversion? I only had a chance to watch one movie so far and haven't really gotten a chance to play yet.
post #2936 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Noonin View Post

I just picked up a BDT-220 at Costco yesterday. Setup was a breeze, recognized my WiFi network with no glitches (unlike my 50" GT30 TV). I haven't watched ant Netflix content yet, so can't comment on reliability yet. I did allow the waiting firmware update, so hope everything stays solid ;-). I checked Netfliz DVD rental section to see what was available in 3D movies, and was disappointed to see none. I spoke with CS and was topd they're guaging customer feedback in the deciscion to roll out 3D rentals. Soooo...has anyone tried the BDT-220s capabilities in 2D-3D conversion? I only had a chance to watch one movie so far and haven't really gotten a chance to play yet.

Think About 2D-3D Conversion?

As we Electrical Engineers say - "Garbage In equals Garbage out"
post #2937 of 4169
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I see I got my BDT220 at the right time. They just anounced their new BD players and a BDT-230 model is included. Hopefully it will come to BestBuy before my 60 day return period is up. Then I can get the new model. Although I have been very pleased so far with the BDT-220 during the past week I've been using it for 3D BDs and internet streaming services.

I'm in the same boat. I have until 1/31 to return mine. Although i got mine at amazon at $98 so if the 230 is a lot more, i'll keep this one. I just saw this on my RSS so i'm wondering the differences.
post #2938 of 4169
I'm able to get the mkv file to play from the USB hard drive now, after converting from VC-1 to h264 using Handbrake, but I haven't gotten audio working.
Audio and Video work playing the file from the PC using VLC player.
Playing it from the 220 there is no audio, and my receiver reads it as a DTS HI FI audio signal or something, never seen this before.
Currently I'm trying to rip out the lossless audio using tsMuxeR and then mkvmerge to put it back in to the video only mkv I made. This resulted in the same issue. Video plays but the receiver reads DTS HI FI signal and there is no audio.

This is my process and programs I'm using to backup my blu rays so they play from the 220:

1. Use MakeMKV to rip out the lossless audio/video into an mkv file.
2. Use txMuxeR to rip out the lossless audio track from the mkv file in to a .dts audio file.
3. Handbrake convert the video only to h264.
4. Use mkvMerge to combine the lossless audio track and h264 converted mkv file.
5. Copy to external HDD and attempt to play from the 220.

I can confirm I get audio and video from downloaded mkv files, but none of them had lossless audio.

Does anyone have a simple method to accomplish what I'm trying to do?


Thank you
post #2939 of 4169
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I see I got my BDT220 at the right time. They just anounced their new BD players and a BDT-230 model is included.

Where did you see the info about the new 230? There's nothing on their website. Thanks.
post #2940 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Jim McC View Post

Where did you see the info about the new 230? There's nothing on their website. Thanks.

HERE is one with the Press Release
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