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post #2941 of 4169
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

Think About 2D-3D Conversion?
As we Electrical Engineers say - "Garbage In equals Garbage out"
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

Think About 2D-3D Conversion?
As we Electrical Engineers say - "Garbage In equals Garbage out"
I kinda figured, but thought maybe;-). I've never been a big purchaser of movies, and finding out Netflix isn't renting anything in 3D in the near future, I was hoping to check out more 3D movies than Comcast offers
post #2942 of 4169
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

HERE is one with the Press Release

Great, more ridiculous looking players.
post #2943 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

Great, more ridiculous looking players.
+1 rolleyes.gif

I find it interesting that they're also launching a pair of Viera Connect streaming devices, basically the BDPs without the disc drives.
post #2944 of 4169
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

+1 rolleyes.gif
I find it interesting that they're also launching a pair of Viera Connect streaming devices, basically the BDPs without the disc drives.

DLNA support might be a reasonable differentiator over a ROKU but given Pansonics pretty terrible DLNA support in the past there going to need to get their act together.
post #2945 of 4169
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Originally Posted by ladysman View Post

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.

The 220 turned up around Feb 22 so I would anticipate the 230 in that timeframe this year.
post #2946 of 4169
Hi guys,

Played Lord of the rings extended edition on DVD yesterday on my 320 but my Onkyo 616 displayed DTS only and not the 6.1 as I selected and the optios on the player displayed DTS 3/2.1 (something like this). I kinda read about some settings on the player which changes the soundtrack output.....i tried to play around but no luck.

I did not check if it was the same for the Blu rays.....please help.
post #2947 of 4169
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

The 220 turned up around Feb 22 so I would anticipate the 230 in that timeframe this year.

thanks
post #2948 of 4169
I upgraded to the DirecTV Genie this morning. Had trouble getting it connected because apparently you cannot manually enter the SSID, and I was not broadcasting. I turned on the SSID broadcasting and disabled the MAC filtering on the router. The Genie connected fine. I've left these settings intact and returned to the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 player. I went through the Easy Settings as you suggested. It asks for my password, which I enter. It then goes off and tries to connect. When it's finished, I get this message:

"The IP address is only available within the home network. The Internet functions (BD-Live, etc.) are not available. Please check the hub and broadband router settings."

The status indicators at the top of the screen say the following:

Connection to the wireless network: Pass
IP address setting: Pass
Connection to gateway: Fail
Connection to the Internet: Fail

I'm at a complete loss. The DirectTV Genie connected fine. The XBoxes connect fine. My laptop connects fine. Our tablets connect fine. What am I missing about this Blu-ray player?
post #2949 of 4169
I just picked up the 220, and was hoping to connect a hard drive to the USB for music rather than having to turn on my computer all the time (and to control it with my iphone). What's the easiest way to transfer/convert my music from itunes (most of the music was bought from itunes), so it will play on the Panasonic 220.

Also, i guess i will need another hard drive. Any recommendations? I hope to eventually
transfer some movies/ (DVD and Bluray), but that will be in the future as well.

Thanks,

Darren
post #2950 of 4169
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Originally Posted by matman13 View Post

I upgraded to the DirecTV Genie this morning. Had trouble getting it connected because apparently you cannot manually enter the SSID, and I was not broadcasting. I turned on the SSID broadcasting and disabled the MAC filtering on the router. The Genie connected fine. I've left these settings intact and returned to the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 player. I went through the Easy Settings as you suggested. It asks for my password, which I enter. It then goes off and tries to connect. When it's finished, I get this message:
"The IP address is only available within the home network. The Internet functions (BD-Live, etc.) are not available. Please check the hub and broadband router settings."
The status indicators at the top of the screen say the following:
Connection to the wireless network: Pass
IP address setting: Pass
Connection to gateway: Fail
Connection to the Internet: Fail
I'm at a complete loss. The DirectTV Genie connected fine. The XBoxes connect fine. My laptop connects fine. Our tablets connect fine. What am I missing about this Blu-ray player?

I believe I now have the issue resolved. Contacted Panasonic support through chat. The agent had me reset the unit, the steps for which I'm posting for the benefit of others:

1) While the unit is off but still plugged in, press and hold {OK}, {B}, and {Y} on the remote control at the same time for more than 5 seconds. "00 RET" is displayed on the unit's display.
2) Repeatedly press the {RIGHT} arrow button on the remote control until "08 FIN" is displayed on the unit's display. I pressed it twice.
3) Press and hold {OK} on the remote control for at least 3 seconds. The unit turns off at this point.

I tried going through the Easy Network settings again, but got the same error message quoted above. The agent told me to call the 1-800 number. I did, and got a superior tech support person that knew her stuff. She walked me manually through the setup process, something I had done before but could not get it to work. Apparently, the unit is unable to connect properly to my router via DHCP. So I've statically set the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway. Also, the primary DNS is set to 8.8.8.8, and the secondary DNS is set to 8.8.4.4. That's not what I was using before, but followed her instructions. After testing the connection, it said "Pass." I've just updated the firmware, so I'm online now.

Hope this helps someone.
Edited by matman13 - 1/8/13 at 12:26pm
post #2951 of 4169
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Originally Posted by optoguy View Post

Also, i guess i will need another hard drive. Any recommendations?
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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

I've verified 2 units as working myself:
- WD 'Elements' 2TB USB 2.0 (WDBAAU0020HBK). The drive in it was a WD20EARX.
- WD 'MyBook Essentials' 2TB USB 3.0. Also WD20EARX internally.
Also, a verified fail with the 220:
- iOmega 'Prestige' 1TB USB 2.0 random spin down/spin up cycles during use.
post #2952 of 4169
Actually the 2D to 3D thing is kinda neat. For Jay Leno or Big Bang Theory? No, of course not. But for TV action movies, Sci-Fi, etc., its kinda cool.
post #2953 of 4169
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Originally Posted by jsmiddleton4 View Post

Actually the 2D to 3D thing is kinda neat. For Jay Leno or Big Bang Theory? No, of course not. But for TV action movies, Sci-Fi, etc., its kinda cool.
I'm going to check it out this weekend, especially since it's free:D
post #2954 of 4169
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Originally Posted by fayazaga View Post

Hi guys,
Played Lord of the rings extended edition on DVD yesterday on my 320 but my Onkyo 616 displayed DTS only and not the 6.1 as I selected and the optios on the player displayed DTS 3/2.1 (something like this). I kinda read about some settings on the player which changes the soundtrack output.....i tried to play around but no luck.
I did not check if it was the same for the Blu rays.....please help.

Please help guys ...if there is a explanation for this?
post #2955 of 4169
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Originally Posted by fayazaga View Post

Please help guys ...if there is a explanation for this?

I don't think it's your receiver or DVD player as they sound like they are doing the correct decoding. I think it is the DVD which may not have discreet sound tracks. The DVD may contain Matrix sound tracks.
Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround Sound
DTS ES 6.1 Surround Sound
I think you are good to go with your set up and have the correct coding.
post #2956 of 4169
Help

I have a BDT320 and I have noticed while watching Netflix the faces on the persons in the movie have grayish like shadows on them. ( that's the only way I know how to describe it )

Can someone share some advice on what is going on. I'm guessing it a simple setting to adjust but I'm clueless to where to start.

Thanks in advance
Gerald
post #2957 of 4169
On my Operating Instructions pamphlet and on the box,it clearly states,"This unit can play BD-Video discs supporting the region code B".
HOWEVER...it can play DVD-Video discs supporting the region number "2/ALL"
post #2958 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

Mine does it too. Just figured out how to output DTS-HD MSTR to the 673. It was a setting on the BDT220. When it was set to On, the BD player was recognizing DTS-HD MSTR, but sending DTS to the 673 and outputting the bitrate information. Now that I switched the setting to Off, I am getting DTS-HD MSTR on the 673, but the bitrate is just 3 dashes with sampling of 48kHz.
post #2959 of 4169
Sorry if this has been asked before.....I searched and didn't find anything. I just got one of these DMP-BDT220 players and when I play back a disc I get these annoying green lines around the bottom and right borders of the screen. I have swapped HDMI cables, HDMI ports on my AV Receiver, I even tried swapping players to see if the same thing happened. It only shows up sending from this player. Anybody recognize this problem and know of a fix? Thanks in advance.
post #2960 of 4169
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Originally Posted by doug_p View Post

Sorry if this has been asked before.....I searched and didn't find anything. I just got one of these DMP-BDT220 players and when I play back a disc I get these annoying green lines around the bottom and right borders of the screen. I have swapped HDMI cables, HDMI ports on my AV Receiver, I even tried swapping players to see if the same thing happened. It only shows up sending from this player. Anybody recognize this problem and know of a fix? Thanks in advance.

Try a direct connection to the tv, as a test. Is it still there?
Oh, and, turn off deep color. No commercially available material uses it. It just eats up bandwidth on the cable.
post #2961 of 4169
ALso try turning overscanning on in the TV - its not actually a bad thing for film & TV.
post #2962 of 4169
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Originally Posted by farkem View Post

Try a direct connection to the tv, as a test. Is it still there?
Oh, and, turn off deep color. No commercially available material uses it. It just eats up bandwidth on the cable.
Thanks. Yeah, earlier tonight after I made that post I tried changing a bunch of settings and found out that turning off deep color did the trick.
post #2963 of 4169
Hey all,

another new DMT-BDP320 owner.
As this thread is 99 pages long and search turned up nothing useful, i'm asking here;
I know there's hacked firmwares out therefor the 320 that disable UOP amongst others ( user operation prevention) but they all demand money for them. Not looking for region hacks, just get rid of that cursed UOP.
Anyone know where one can get one for free? Is firmware region or country-specific? ( as in what content is offered in viera connect)

thanks!
post #2964 of 4169
This has to be the most skittish bd player I've ever had. It keeps stuttering on flawless looking disks... I put the same disk in the ps3 and it plays. Is there a way to clean the lens on it?
post #2965 of 4169
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

This has to be the most skittish bd player I've ever had. It keeps stuttering on flawless looking disks... I put the same disk in the ps3 and it plays. Is there a way to clean the lens on it?

Maybe you should exchange it? It should be working fine on the discs.
post #2966 of 4169
I am curious to hear from those who have upgraded to the BDT220 from the BD-65. I have the BD-65 and am considering getting the BDT220 specifically just for the speed of EVERYTHING. However, I would like to hear what your experience is.

NOTE: I have No need for 3D. Only blu-ray playback, and streaming Netflix, Amazon, Youtube and DLNA content from my PC.
post #2967 of 4169
Hello everyone!
I was just wondering if someone could help me out here. I have the BDT220, and every time i go to watch a DVD and try to play it back in 3d, it says it can't be selected...Any Ideas?
Thanks in advance
-Alex
post #2968 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Ray77085 View Post

I don't think it's your receiver or DVD player as they sound like they are doing the correct decoding. I think it is the DVD which may not have discreet sound tracks. The DVD may contain Matrix sound tracks.
Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround Sound
DTS ES 6.1 Surround Sound
I think you are good to go with your set up and have the correct coding.

So If I play a dvd with discreet soundtrack it will recognize the same ..is it ?? I shall trying doing it today ..but I always thought LOTR was on a discreet soundtrack. Thanks for your respons and help.
post #2969 of 4169
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Set your one-for-all to use DVD code 0490 (20490 on some models) if you haven't already. Press DVD.

Hold the setup button for 2 blinks, 994, tap setup then the first 5 digit code above, then press 1 (the first key we are assigning), 2 blinks for success. Older remotes take 3 digit codes, so drop the leading 00 if that's the case with your remote.

Repeat for all the other codes and keys 2, 3, ..., 9, 0.

When you're done, turn on your player with no disc in it. Press the 10 keys you programmed above 1-9, 0 about a second apart. If successful, player will reboot and should be region free for DVD.

Realize this won't make blu-ray region-free, only DVD and only on non-US players AFAIK.

Can this be dont from a Panasonic remote ?? BDT-320 Owner
post #2970 of 4169
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Originally Posted by fayazaga View Post

So If I play a dvd with discreet soundtrack it will recognize the same ..is it ?? I shall trying doing it today ..but I always thought LOTR was on a discreet soundtrack. Thanks for your respons and help.

Here's a link to DVD's that have DTS ES and Dolby EX sound tracks and LOTR shows up on that list. http://spannerworks.net/reference/10_9a.asp

Here is another posters post which he/she explains what you are seeing on your receiver.

5.1 and 3/2.1 are the same thing. The "3" refers to the LCRs and the "2" is the surround channels and of coarse, the .1 is the sub. Older gear, like my Marantz 880 AVR showed 3/2.1 Newer gear shows 5.1

And another posters post,

Yes, DD EX is 5.1 with a matrix 6th mono channel encoded on the surround channels. That would be 6.1 channels. One or two rear surround speakers may be used, but it is still mono surround (AKA one channel of content).

Like I said I think you are good to go. Now the Blue Ray of LOTR may show something different. Put in any Blue Ray disc and see what it reads on your receiver.
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