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post #3031 of 4171
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

I give up on the 220, it skipped again on a minor scratch from a nf movie. The ps3 played it fine. I'll try another brand... I do not like using the ps3 since the remote is so badly laid out. I end up completely stopping a movie with no resume when I meant to pause. This happens every few movies end elicits many complaints.

I stop movies when I want to pause them all the time with my BDT500 remote. That's about my only complaint with my player. Heck, I don't even have a problem with the touchpad but it really is annoying when I hit stop instead of pause. You'd think someone would have thought it might be a problem when they were designing those things with the buttons stacked so close and being the same size and feel. To top it off you can't see them in the dark!

Well, that's my only complaint with my 500.

Al
post #3032 of 4171
I have a BDT 320. A friend of mind let me borrow his copy of ghost rider vengeance and about halfway through the movie cinavia protection came up.. Is there a way around this?
post #3033 of 4171
Any help on my streaming issue?

Thanks!
post #3034 of 4171
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Originally Posted by spawn1980 View Post

I have a BDT 320. A friend of mind let me borrow his copy of ghost rider vengeance and about halfway through the movie cinavia protection came up.. Is there a way around this?

NO that is why they invented Cinavia
post #3035 of 4171
Mine was so sensitive and freezing up all the time that I called Panasonic and sent it in for a warranty repair/replacement. The refurbished unit that they returned does not have those problems, so I'd call it a success. Since it was within a year of purchase but outside of the 90 labor warranty, the process cost me about $15 plus shipping.
post #3036 of 4171
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Obsolete in that it won't be sold/made anymore

I would call that discontinued, not obsolete.
post #3037 of 4171
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

NO that is why they invented Cinavia

OP - Yes. DLNA or USB.
post #3038 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Chobeto View Post

Has anyone been able to stop the 220 changing the TV picture mode to "Cinema" when playing blu rays?
I tried setting the picture mode in the player to User or Normal and TV to Custom (this is the picture mode I want) but If I stop the movie or play a new disc it switches back to Cinema.mad.gif

I found the fix smile.gif

Under HDMI settings ~ Content type flag ~ Change from Auto to Off.

Just in case anyone runs into this problem.
post #3039 of 4171
I have the BDT220 streaming content via Serviio from my Windows 8 desktop. I am unable to get my videos to play the audio track. The video plays fine, just no sound. The video was created from my Camera (Canon G12). The format is .MOV

Does anyone know why this is not playing the audio of the video?
post #3040 of 4171
Hi I just bought the 220 on Amazon and I'm puzzled by something the player is doing. Every time I turn on the player it starts automatically playing the blu ray inside.

I like to keep whatever movie I'm currently obsessing over in my player to watch whenever I want to (right now it's Avengers) but I've never had a blu ray player just start playing a movie the second you turn the power on.

Is there a way to stop this?

Thanks. smile.gif
post #3041 of 4171
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Originally Posted by kezug View Post

I have the BDT220 streaming content via Serviio from my Windows 8 desktop. I am unable to get my videos to play the audio track. The video plays fine, just no sound. The video was created from my Camera (Canon G12). The format is .MOV

Does anyone know why this is not playing the audio of the video?

In looking at the manual, I don't think this unit can play .mov files. But it's weird that you see video, just no audio. Have you checked the audio settings on the unit? Can you try another format from your desktop, one that the manual indicates as acceptable and see if you get audio?
post #3042 of 4171
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Originally Posted by gamerchic View Post

Hi I just bought the 220 on Amazon and I'm puzzled by something the player is doing. Every time I turn on the player it starts automatically playing the blu ray inside.

I like to keep whatever movie I'm currently obsessing over in my player to watch whenever I want to (right now it's Avengers) but I've never had a blu ray player just start playing a movie the second you turn the power on.

Is there a way to stop this?

Thanks. smile.gif

Don't own a Panny blu-ray, but most players do have an auto play disc setting in the Set Up menu. Is there nothing there that you can check for to turn off auto play?

post #3043 of 4171
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Originally Posted by gamerchic View Post

Hi I just bought the 220 on Amazon and I'm puzzled by something the player is doing. Every time I turn on the player it starts automatically playing the blu ray inside.

I like to keep whatever movie I'm currently obsessing over in my player to watch whenever I want to (right now it's Avengers) but I've never had a blu ray player just start playing a movie the second you turn the power on.

Is there a way to stop this?

Thanks. smile.gif

There is an option in the menus to stop this.
post #3044 of 4171
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

There is an option in the menus to stop this.

I've got the BDT500 and I can't find an option in the menu for this. If I remember correctly this has been discussed and no option to stop this action can be had. I could be wrong so I'll try to find where this was talked about.

Al
post #3045 of 4171
My DMP-BDT220 doesn't stream Divx. But I can access them through networkacces. But then I get the problem with random freezes.
post #3046 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Angler55 View Post

I've got the BDT500 and I can't find an option in the menu for this. If I remember correctly this has been discussed and no option to stop this action can be had. I could be wrong so I'll try to find where this was talked about.

Al

I have the BDT220. I could have sworn I saw the option because I wanted it turned on
post #3047 of 4171
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I have the BDT220. I could have sworn I saw the option because I wanted it turned on

I'm sure these aren't the only post' out there but it's all I can find at the moment. If you go to this thread, "Official Panasonic DMP-BDT110/210/310 Owners Thread" Page-148 and Post 4418, the disc auto play thing is discussed. I'm sure our newer models are the same. I don't think anyone has said Panasonic actually has confirmed that you have no option with this, although they may have, but I haven't read anywhere for a way to get around this. This BDT500 is my first blu ray player so I don't know about other brands but some folks claim you have an option for this on some other brands.
If anyone finds some other views on this please post them. I'm not very good with search options.

Al
post #3048 of 4171
I have a BDT 220 player networked with a (DLNA) WD NAS drive. My intention is to rip my DVD and blu ray collection onto the NAS and convert my purchased iTunes movies onto the NAS and then access all the movies on the NAS through the BDT 220.

But I have a major problem- I can't find a file format that the BDT will consistently play. I ripped a DVD to MKV and that plays fine. MPG 2 doesn't play properly. I can't get the BDT to even see MP4 files.

I have a conversion utility that will rip DVD and Blu Ray and convert DRM iTunes movies to just about any format known to man with DRM stripped but I still cannot get the BDT to either see or, if it sees it to actually play the file.

I guess I just need the minimum file format type, video codec, audio codec and resolution that the BDT 220 will work with. Spent 5 hours last night trying and have given up!

Any helper guidance will be much appreciated :-)
Edited by tonymq - 1/28/13 at 3:53pm
post #3049 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Angler55 View Post

I'm sure these aren't the only post' out there but it's all I can find at the moment. If you go to this thread, "Official Panasonic DMP-BDT110/210/310 Owners Thread" Page-148 and Post 4418, the disc auto play thing is discussed. I'm sure our newer models are the same. I don't think anyone has said Panasonic actually has confirmed that you have no option with this, although they may have, but I haven't read anywhere for a way to get around this. This BDT500 is my first blu ray player so I don't know about other brands but some folks claim you have an option for this on some other brands.
If anyone finds some other views on this please post them. I'm not very good with search options.

Al

I just checked my BDT220 again and I could not find the option. So I might have been confusing it with my old LG player that it replaced.
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Hi, hello everybody!
I'm new to the forum. I've read it a lot and it's quite interesting.

I'm about to purchase a blu ray player and after reading a lot, I'm pretty sure that it will be a Panasonic DMP-BDT220. My only concern would be the cinavia. I don't exactly understand what it is. Does this player contain cinavia?
Would I be able to playe copied blu ray discs? and dvds?

Thanks a lot!
post #3052 of 4171
Player works with one device and not others.

This is one of those things that causes me to pull my hair out. I just got a BDT220. The idea was to run downstairs to AV receiver using a Cat5e balun. Things didn't go according to plan, of course. I got nothing. Then I plugged the HDMI output directly into the TV and still nothing except the TV shows something is plugged in. If I plug it directly into the receiver it works! Specifics:

BDT220 -> Monoprice HDMI to Component adapter >- single cat5 balun >- Denon 3808i : NOTHING
BDT220 -> Denon 3808i HDMI input: WORKS AS IT SHOULD
BDT200 ->Toshiba Regza TV HDMI input: "RegzaLink" icon shows up by the HDMI port on the input menu but there is no video from the player.

How could it would work with AV receiver but not directly into the TV? That puts me a total loss to trouble shoot this. Any ideas? Thanks!
post #3053 of 4171
Try turning off RegzaLink. Many problems come up with HDMICEC. Also try turning off VieraLink in the player.

S~
post #3054 of 4171
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Originally Posted by yenky View Post

I'm about to purchase a blu ray player and after reading a lot, I'm pretty sure that it will be a Panasonic DMP-BDT220. My only concern would be the cinavia. I don't exactly understand what it is. Does this player contain cinavia?
Would I be able to playe copied blu ray discs? and dvds?

Cinavia is an audio "watermark" which, I believe, identifies the original source. It might say, "this sound was printed on an AACS protected BDROM". If you're not playing from the identified source the player is required to balk and will stop playing at least the sound and possibly the picture according to some complicated set of rules.

These players do incorporate Cinavia detection as do all player which shipped after February 2012; Cinavia is a requirement of AACS licensing (required to play commercial DRM'd discs) from that point forward. So if you want a player without Cinavia, go for a 2011 model, the BDT110, BDT210 or BDT300.
Edited by michaeltscott - 1/29/13 at 10:44pm
post #3055 of 4171
Thanks a lot michaletscott!
post #3056 of 4171
My Samsung BD-P2500 recently got super lazy and decided it would no longer play an entire movie. Maybe about 2/3 if I'm lucky, but after that a big F U from the Sammy. Since my projector bulb and subwoofer bit it at pretty much the same time, I'm looking at the DMP-BDT220 instead of the OPPO I really want. What I need to know before I buy it is if it will output audio via HDMI and analog simultaneously. I'm finishing a backyard theater this summer, and will use HDMI to my projector for the video, but the speakers in my backyard are connected to Zone 2 on my Onkyo TX-NR708, so that means the audio in the backyard has to be analog. Any chance someone can verify this for me before I take the plunge?
post #3057 of 4171
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Originally Posted by scott210 View Post

My Samsung BD-P2500 recently got super lazy and decided it would no longer play an entire movie. Maybe about 2/3 if I'm lucky, but after that a big F U from the Sammy. Since my projector bulb and subwoofer bit it at pretty much the same time, I'm looking at the DMP-BDT220 instead of the OPPO I really want. What I need to know before I buy it is if it will output audio via HDMI and analog simultaneously. I'm finishing a backyard theater this summer, and will use HDMI to my projector for the video, but the speakers in my backyard are connected to Zone 2 on my Onkyo TX-NR708, so that means the audio in the backyard has to be analog. Any chance someone can verify this for me before I take the plunge?
I really don't know what you're asking but I'll try to answer anyway. The BDT220 only has 2 channel analog audio outputs so, yeah, you could listen to stereo sound from the player. If you're talking about surround sound for movie soundtracks then, no, it won't give you that. I don't think you can listen to the analog outputs and watch a movie with your projector using the HDMI at the same time. I could be wrong because I've got the 500 and not the 220. I just can't figure out why you would have to have the back yard speakers and the projector working simultaneously. Do you watch movies in the back yard?

Al
post #3058 of 4171
Is there a way to resume the video on restart?
Just bought this unit and noticed that when I stop a video and turn off the player it automatically restarts from the beginning next time I turn it on...instead of resuming from where it was stopped like my other player does. My other player is an older Philips DVD player. I searched this thread but didn't find any discussions about this topic. It's very annoying to not have the option of resuming. If anyone knows of a way to select an option for "resume" please share the procedure.
post #3059 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Mr.Newbee View Post

Is there a way to resume the video on restart?
Just bought this unit and noticed that when I stop a video and turn off the player it automatically restarts from the beginning next time I turn it on...instead of resuming from where it was stopped like my other player does. My other player is an older Philips DVD player. I searched this thread but didn't find any discussions about this topic. It's very annoying to not have the option of resuming. If anyone knows of a way to select an option for "resume" please share the procedure.


This is from page 16 of my BDT220 manual
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Operations during playback

Following functions may not work depending on
the media and contents.
Press [STOP].
The stopped position is memorized.
Resume play function
Press [PLAY] to restart from this position.
-The position is cleared if the tray is opened or
you press [STOP] several times to display
“STOP” on the unit’s display.
-On BD-Video discs including BD-J, the
resume play function does not work.
post #3060 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Angler55 View Post

I really don't know what you're asking but I'll try to answer anyway. The BDT220 only has 2 channel analog audio outputs so, yeah, you could listen to stereo sound from the player. If you're talking about surround sound for movie soundtracks then, no, it won't give you that. I don't think you can listen to the analog outputs and watch a movie with your projector using the HDMI at the same time. I could be wrong because I've got the 500 and not the 220. I just can't figure out why you would have to have the back yard speakers and the projector working simultaneously. Do you watch movies in the back yard?

Al

Actually, yes. I will be watching movies in the backyard! That's why I need to know if it will do analog audio and HDMI video at the same time. The backyard projector is my old HT one (Sanyo PLV-Z5) and is HDMI, but the Zone 2 speakers outside only support analog.
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