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post #2971 of 4169
No one tried to play pictures over DLNA and music at the same time? rolleyes.gif
I could not find how, but play quite slide show kinda sucks.

TIA, Bigll
post #2972 of 4169
I got my BDT220 all setup, nice and easy. I have it wired. I connected to my PC through DLNA without any issues. However, i was watching a video and at nearly 20 minutes, the video just ended and I was returned to my video folder.

I thought this was odd but at this point, I am unable to play any of the video's. I restarted the player, and video's would no longer play. When I selected the video, it just does not play, the screen looks like it is about to launch the video, but it just hangs.

So I rebooted the pc and restarted the player and all was good. However, after what seemed like 20 minutes, the same thing happened on a different video.

I thought maybe my PC has a power saving option on 20 minutes. The only thing I found was that my monitor would sleep at 20 minutes. Nothing else. I changed that to an hour and still the same thing after a reboot.

Anyone else having these issues?

I have Windows 8 and my PC and my BDT220 are wired to a hub. I do not have any connection issues.
post #2973 of 4169
What DNLA client are you using?
post #2974 of 4169
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Originally Posted by ausdavep View Post

What DNLA client are you using?

I will check when I get home but I didnt specify any DNLA client. I am just using BDT220 and Windows 8 to talk to each other. I can see all my folders and make the connection to my PC just fine, I just run into the trouble noted above.
post #2975 of 4169
Ok, I do NOT know what I am doing here. I am just using HomeGroup on Windows 8. Actually, didnt even know what I was using but all I know is that now my folders are showing up, but my content is mssing (music, photo's, and videos). I can no longer see content of any kind on my BDT220 or my Samsung Galaxy phone.

Ugh! Something must be wrong in my windows settings.
post #2976 of 4169
I would recommend downloading and installing PS3 media centre (whilst it might have been developed for PS3's originally, its a fine DNLA client in general). Add the relevant directories you want to share and go from there. I use it and have found it has played >95% of my files without issue.
post #2977 of 4169
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Originally Posted by ausdavep View Post

I would recommend downloading and installing PS3 media centre (whilst it might have been developed for PS3's originally, its a fine DNLA client in general). Add the relevant directories you want to share and go from there. I use it and have found it has played >95% of my files without issue.

On my Windows 8 Desktop? I have heard others recommend something called Serviio (samething, but diff software?)

Do I disable HomeGroup and then use one of the above clients instead?
post #2978 of 4169
My DNLA is also very sketchy with this player. I often have to try 4 or 5 times before my content shows up. That's with serviio
post #2979 of 4169
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

On my Windows 8 Desktop? I have heard others recommend something called Serviio (samething, but diff software?)

Do I disable HomeGroup and then use one of the above clients instead?

Use whatever you want, I have only used PS3MS and have found it to work well. If you want to use Servio, then dont bother reading the below and ask other people for help.

You would probably install through the desktop, rather than the homescreen splash with all the giant buttons. Then it sits in your toolbar. Install it, run it, flick through the tabs to the one where you add the directories you want to share, add them, make sure the server is running (first tab). There are a couple of other settings you can play with, but I find the default ones have worked.
post #2980 of 4169
I have a couple questions. I read that the DMPBDT321 is a 320 without an HDMI cable included, is that correct?

Can I play media from an external hdd with the 321?

Anything I should adjust/change in the settings when connecting to a TCP50VT50?

Thanks
post #2981 of 4169
I have a couple questions. I read that the DMPBDT321 is a 320 without an HDMI cable included, is that correct?

Can I play media from an external hdd with the 321?

Anything I should adjust/change in the settings when connecting to a TCP50VT50?

Thanks
post #2982 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Bigll1 View Post

No one tried to play pictures over DLNA and music at the same time? rolleyes.gif
I could not find how, but play quite slide show kinda sucks.

I don't think it's possible to play pictures + music symultaneously using DLNA. Thinking about it, it's a serial stream so it can't have two different streams without special hardware. The BDT220 can do it locally since it can access both the SD card and the optical drive by itself. Fortunately, we have CD/DVD players in the bedroom and living room so can listen to music that way. To do it using DNLA it seems one must create video slideshows.

Skylark
Edited by Skylark - 1/16/13 at 8:38pm
post #2983 of 4169
I just received the DMP-BDT220 based on Amazon's reviews and the fact it plays both Amazon Videos on Demand and MLB.TV. One of the things I cannot figure out how to do is bring up a DVD's "Title Menu" or "Disc Menu". When I push the Pop-Up Menu/Top Menu button, all it does is says that operation may not be performed. If I place the DVD into my up-converting DVD player, it's Disc Menu button works just fine from the same spot the Blu-Ray player said it couldn't. So how do I bring up DVD Menus so I can skip through most of the beginning crap if I forget to tell those annoying Disney DVDs to not do Fast Play?
post #2984 of 4169
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Originally Posted by ToddAtWSU View Post

I just received the DMP-BDT220 based on Amazon's reviews and the fact it plays both Amazon Videos on Demand and MLB.TV. One of the things I cannot figure out how to do is bring up a DVD's "Title Menu" or "Disc Menu". When I push the Pop-Up Menu/Top Menu button, all it does is says that operation may not be performed. If I place the DVD into my up-converting DVD player, it's Disc Menu button works just fine from the same spot the Blu-Ray player said it couldn't. So how do I bring up DVD Menus so I can skip through most of the beginning crap if I forget to tell those annoying Disney DVDs to not do Fast Play?

I don't think the pop up menu or the top menu works until the movie is actually playing.

Al
post #2985 of 4169
the DVD menu button is only available thru the options menu.

I believe you press option then up twice, then enter. Sorry I don't have it in front of me so that's going from memory.
post #2986 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Kamikaze13 View Post

the DVD menu button is only available thru the options menu.

I believe you press option then up twice, then enter. Sorry I don't have it in front of me so that's going from memory.
Yes, you can also get to the menu buttons thru the options but the option button won't work unless the actual movie is playing.

I don't think there is a way to skip the stuff before the movie except to fast forward.

Al
post #2987 of 4169
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Originally Posted by ToddAtWSU View Post

I just received the DMP-BDT220 based on Amazon's reviews and the fact it plays both Amazon Videos on Demand...

Not the best choice for Amazon Instant Video; it doesn't support digital 5.1 sound for the titles which have it or the Watchlist, Amazon's analog to Netflix's Instant Queue. It is a complete mystery to me why they haven't updated their player to add those features.
post #2988 of 4169
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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.

Correction to my previous post above. I discovered that while playing a DVD if I press STOP "once" and then power the BDT220 off, when I power on the BDT220 later it does remember the point in the video where I pressed STOP. The important thing is to press STOP only once and then press power off. My error before was pressing STOP twice before powering off.

Skylark
post #2989 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Skylark View Post

Correction to my previous post above. I discovered that while playing a DVD if I press STOP "once" and then power the BDT220 off, when I power on the BDT220 later it does remember the point in the video where I pressed STOP. The important thing is to press STOP only once and then press power off. My error before was pressing STOP twice before powering off.

Skylark

I don't know about DVD because I rarely play them on my BDT500 but when I'm playing a Blu Ray disc I have found that it all depends on the disc. Some BD will go back to where I left off no matter how I stop and turn off the player and some others won't go back to the left off location no matter how I turn off the player. From what I read the disc manufactures determine if you can resume watching where you left off or not and that has been my experience. I also read, as far as Blu Ray disc is concerned, that all players are the same in that respect.

Al
post #2990 of 4169
question, I have the BD-60 and the amazon and Netflix apps only play in 2.1. Does the BDT-220 play the amazon and Netflix in 5.1? Thanks in advance. JT
post #2991 of 4169
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Originally Posted by jnnt29 View Post

question, I have the BD-60 and the amazon and Netflix apps only play in 2.1. Does the BDT-220 play the amazon and Netflix in 5.1? Thanks in advance. JT

Yes, for those titles which have 5.1 sound. You can see a list of those for Netflix here and for Amazon here. These lists may or may not be all inclusive.
post #2992 of 4169
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Yes, for those titles which have 5.1 sound. You can see a list of those for Netflix here and for Amazon here. These lists may or may not be all inclusive.



Thanks for the quick reply. That's just what I was looking for. Thanks JT
post #2993 of 4169
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Yes, for those titles which have 5.1 sound. You can see a list of those for Netflix here and for Amazon here. These lists may or may not be all inclusive.

Are you saying it plays the 5.1 audio for Amazon? I thought it was limited to stereo output for Amazon titles? That's all I got from my BDT220 when playing titles that had 5.1 on some of my other devices.
post #2994 of 4169
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Originally Posted by jnnt29 View Post

Thanks for the quick reply. That's just what I was looking for. Thanks JT
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Are you saying it plays the 5.1 audio for Amazon? I thought it was limited to stereo output for Amazon titles? That's all I got from my BDT220 when playing titles that had 5.1 on some of my other devices.

I'm sorry--I misspoke (or misswrote). aaronwt is right--the BDT220 cannot play 5.1 sound for Amazon Instant Video titles which feature it, nor does it have the Watchlist. I stated that just a couple of posts above your question, here. Unbelievable brain fart rolleyes.gifredface.gif.

The BDT220 does play 5.1 sound from Netflix titles which have it. Though I don't much care for its Amazon player UI, last year's Sony BDPs (BDP-S390, -590 and 790) can play 5.1 sound from both Netflix and Amazon (identical Netflix UI as the one in the Panasonics). I assume that this year's Sony BDPs will also have that capability, though they're only launching one with 3D capability.
post #2995 of 4169
I really was hoping the BDT220 would be an great upgrade from my BD65. I just was not satisfied on the load times of my BD65 (especially when in the middle of a movie and I hit the wrong button and i have to start all of (Reload, menu, previews, etc...).

While the BDT220 is lighting fast in comparison to the BD65, the DLNA is just horrible in my opinion. The straight streaming from Windows 8 is problematic (video stops and then DLNA is messed up, or video plays with black box all around and I have to zoom, there also seems to be an "interlace scan issue where every other line does not line up with the others which really shows when text is on the screen. etc...).
I tried SERVIIO, but none of my .AVI's will play frown.gif WTF!

Do I keep the BDT220 just for the speed and uprgrade later or just go back to my BD65? Are there new devices out yet that might be better in the DLNA arena?
post #2996 of 4169
I am in the exact same place except my problem is that the 220 is very susceptible to Netflix disk problems, more so than the 65. So I have to have a second player to handle the discs it won't play. Luckily I only paid about $65 for it... I have very low expectations when it comes to dlna or network functions and any bd player.
post #2997 of 4169
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

I am in the exact same place except my problem is that the 220 is very susceptible to Netflix disk problems, more so than the 65. So I have to have a second player to handle the discs it won't play. Luckily I only paid about $65 for it... I have very low expectations when it comes to dlna or network functions and any bd player.
I just picked up a 220, and it's definitely faster than my 3 yr old LG. We've only played a couple Netflix discs so far with no issues, but will keep my eye on it since that's 99% of the discs we watch. We bought it at Costco, so we still have 76 days;-). I haven't tried much of the computer file sharing or VieraCast functions yet, but setting up WiFi was painless.

A few comments though...these things are CHEAP! I know DVD players have been around a long time now and are made in low wage countries, but I still can't believe the price/feature ratio now.. So, it doesn't surprise me that there are bugs or flat out flaws with these things. It's just the wonderful world of cheap electronics we live in. Why would a company invest in making a player where everything worked as promised, and lasted a few years, when they know nobody want's to pay much for it, not to mention the way technology advances, they'll want to ditch the player for an upgrade in a year or two? In a perfect world, these companies would build a nice player on the order of an Oppo (well, maybe not that pricey) with completely upgradeable FW for new features or improvements (something short of replacing the laser technology), and charge a nominal fee for it. A lot of us would pay more for a well built piece of equipment that could read any Netflix you threw at it, and get all the latest tech bells and whistles like web browsers via a $20 FW update. I still have my Technics DVD-A10 and marvel at how beautifully it's made. But it won't play BR discs of course, nor do most of what my BDT220 will.
post #2998 of 4169
Silly question, but on the 320 - does the light (if enabled) above the disc-slot remain the color blue for the owners out there, or does it turn white during playback?

I bought the 320 because the blue light matches my AVR's light (Pioneer SC-25), but in reality, the BDP-320's light turns from blue to white during playback of actual content. I ended up disabling the light. Not a big deal at all, but when I posted about this on an amazon review, someone responded to me saying their light remains blue during the playback of a bluray disc. This is not the case for me. Can anyone confirm the light on the 320 remains blue (not white) during playback of a disc? Thanks!
post #2999 of 4169
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Originally Posted by sebadooo View Post

.... Can anyone confirm the light on the 320 remains blue (not white) during playback of a disc? Thanks!
Nope it turns white. I liked the blue as well but quickly got over it.
post #3000 of 4169
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Originally Posted by sebadooo View Post

Silly question, but on the 320 - does the light (if enabled) above the disc-slot remain the color blue for the owners out there, or does it turn white during playback?

I bought the 320 because the blue light matches my AVR's light (Pioneer SC-25), but in reality, the BDP-320's light turns from blue to white during playback of actual content. I ended up disabling the light. Not a big deal at all, but when I posted about this on an amazon review, someone responded to me saying their light remains blue during the playback of a bluray disc. This is not the case for me. Can anyone confirm the light on the 320 remains blue (not white) during playback of a disc? Thanks!

The light does stay blue while streaming content from Amazon, Netflix, etc. - but as indicated turns white while playing a disc, and in any case menu has option to turn lights off.
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