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post #3061 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.
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Al
post #3062 of 4171
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Originally Posted by scott210 View Post

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.

Wow! That's wild!
I never thought you would be watching movies in the back yard. Anyway, I'm not sure if you can use the HDMI for video and the analog audio out's for audio in that case. That's one of the reasons I bought the BDT500 as it has 7.1 or 5.1 Analog Audio Output's on it to play movies with older receivers. It also has two HDMI out's if a person wants to watch 3D movies but doesn't have a 3D receiver. One HDMI to TV and the other to the receiver.
I really don't think you would be able to use the BDT220 but someone else will have to let you know for sure. The BDT500 is the one you want anyway if you want to have surround sound and not just stereo.

Al
post #3063 of 4171
Thread Starter 
I hardly ever don't watch the entire movie in one sitting but I've heard on these forums that it depends on the blu-ray. Some allow you to resume from where you left off after stopping and others don't. I would guess that the majority of movies don't allow this. I also know that sometimes if you just turn the player off without hitting stop first, it will resume the next time the player turns on most of the time.
post #3064 of 4171
I recently bought both a BDT20 and a 50 Inch UT50. Was wondering what the best HDMI output setting was for natural color? Or does it even matter if I've set the HDMI inputs on my TV to graphics?

Thanks
post #3065 of 4171
I would not set the TV to graphics. Otherwise, I use 4:2:2 for BD/DVD and 4:4:4 for 3D.

S~
post #3066 of 4171
Thanks! What's the color benefit from 4:2:2?

And why not graphics? That was the predominate recommendation on the UT50 thread.
post #3067 of 4171
BD's are 4:2:0. 4:2:2 is closest to what is on the disc. 4:4:4 can tend to be a little oversaturated.

S~
post #3068 of 4171
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

BD's are 4:2:0. 4:2:2 is closest to what is on the disc. 4:4:4 can tend to be a little oversaturated.~

Sorry to bother you again, so on the player you wouldn't recommend just RGB standard? Opt for 4:2:2 over that?

And on the TV what would you recommend under HDMI content instead of graphics?
post #3069 of 4171
On my VT25 I used user/custom. Try them and see which ones you like. Some like 4:4:4, Some like 4:2;2, and some use RGB standard.

S~
post #3070 of 4171
I've given up on support from Panasonic. Two mails and nothing.

I'm really disappointed at the rubbish performance of the BD-220 DLNA feature. After almost countless tests, I can't get a movie to stream or stream smoothly from my DLNA Network drive.

I know that BD-220 plays M4V files created on an Apple Mac. I would be grateful if anyone could from (good) experience provide file specs/ configuration that plays smoothly from a network drive. I think this info would be useful generally as it does seem that what works is anecdotal without actual detail.

Thanks
Tony
post #3071 of 4171
Hi all, new owner of DMP-BDT 220, and I have an issue...

We have HDMI going from the Bluray player to a Sharp LC46-52d62 HD TV (it's about 5 yrs. old) - also have HDMI from the Comcast DVR going into the TV.

We an optical cable from the TV into a Marantz receiver that is about 10 years old. For the bluray player we can get audio through the TV speakers, but nothing comes through the receiver. The Comcast box works fine, we can get audio through either the TV speakers or the receiver.

We have swapped the HDMI cables and HDMI inputs, and played with different settings on the bluray, to resolve this but nothing changes. Any clue what would be blocking the bluray signal from the optical cable to the receiver?

Thanks for any suggestions!!
post #3072 of 4171
You really should be running audio directly through the receiver. TV is limited to 2.0 PCM. when going from HDMI to optical. In that particular setup, you would need to set PCM downconversion on.

S~
post #3073 of 4171
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

You really should be running audio directly through the receiver. TV is limited to 2.0 PCM. when going from HDMI to optical. In that particular setup, you would need to set PCM downconversion on.

S~


Thanks - we have digital audio out set to PCM and have PCM downconversion to ON but still nothing....there is only one optical input on our receiver, that is why we're running the cable box and the bluray into the TV, and optical out from the TV into the receiver. Need a new receiver eventually.
post #3074 of 4171
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Originally Posted by scott210 View Post

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.

Yes, all ports are active. I use the HDMI to my display which provides picture and sound, optical to my receiver for 5.1 audio and analog audio / video outputs to a composite converter for a "poor mans" whole house distribution over coaxial cable.
post #3075 of 4171
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

You really should be running audio directly through the receiver. TV is limited to 2.0 PCM. when going from HDMI to optical. In that particular setup, you would need to set PCM downconversion on.
S~
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Originally Posted by BuddhaGirl View Post

Thanks - we have digital audio out set to PCM and have PCM downconversion to ON but still nothing....there is only one optical input on our receiver, that is why we're running the cable box and the bluray into the TV, and optical out from the TV into the receiver. Need a new receiver eventually.
My TV requires bitstream rather than PCM to pass 5.1 from HDMI out to optical. But your TV may be too old to have that capability as teachsac said.

You say your cable box works. How is it connected to your TV and is it set up to bitstream or send PCM?
post #3076 of 4171
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post


My TV requires bitstream rather than PCM to pass 5.1 from HDMI out to optical. But your TV may be too old to have that capability as teachsac said.

You say your cable box works. How is it connected to your TV and is it set up to bitstream or send PCM?

Are you sure your TV can pass 5.1 via optical from HDMI?
Its my understanding that no TV's are allowed to pass anything but 2 CH. over optical if the original signal is from HDMI to the TV. ( a copy protection issue)
I know my Panasonic GT50 can pass OTA and internal apps @ 5.1 via optical but it wont pass 5.1 from a HDMI source.

Maybe its just a Panasionic limitation or I have something set wrong???
post #3077 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Trebor Pyn View Post

Are you sure your TV can pass 5.1 via optical from HDMI?
Its my understanding that no TV's are allowed to pass anything but 2 CH. over optical if the original signal is from HDMI to the TV. ( a copy protection issue)
I know my Panasonic GT50 can pass OTA and internal apps @ 5.1 via optical but it wont pass 5.1 from a HDMI source.

Maybe its just a Panasionic limitation or I have something set wrong???
Yes, I'm sure. My old sony would only pass 5.1 from it's own tuner, like your panasonic. But my new sony passes 5.1 from all HDMI inputs. That started to change a few years ago. I don't know why, but it did. There's a big thread about it in one of the other forums with several makes/models posted. I don't remember how common it is on Panasonic these days. I don't recall having to change any settings on my TV to make it work. It just did. I was surprised at first because I didn't expect it to work.

Like the OP, all my sources are connected to my TV via HDMI, and I have only one optical out from my TV to my receiver. I get 5.1 on everything, not pro logic but true dolby digital 5.1, and all 5.1 speakers light up on my receiver's display just as if I had a direct connection to the original source. All my sources are set to output bitstream DD5.1 and DTS. On my old TV which wouldn't pass 5.1, I had to connect each source via optical or coax directly to my receiver. I was able to remove a ton of cables when I discovered this.
post #3078 of 4171
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Yes, I'm sure. My old sony would only pass 5.1 from it's own tuner, like your panasonic. But my new sony passes 5.1 from all HDMI inputs. That started to change a few years ago. I don't know why, but it did. There's a big thread about it in one of the other forums with several makes/models posted. I don't remember how common it is on Panasonic these days. I don't recall having to change any settings on my TV to make it work. It just did. I was surprised at first because I didn't expect it to work.

Like the OP, all my sources are connected to my TV via HDMI, and I have only one optical out from my TV to my receiver. I get 5.1 on everything, not pro logic but true dolby digital 5.1, and all 5.1 speakers light up on my receiver's display just as if I had a direct connection to the original source. All my sources are set to output bitstream DD5.1 and DTS. On my old TV which wouldn't pass 5.1, I had to connect each source via optical or coax directly to my receiver. I was able to remove a ton of cables when I discovered this.

I really wish the Panasonic allowed this.
I have an older receiver (Pan XR50) and I'm just not ready to give it up.
It will be the next upgrade.
post #3079 of 4171
Passing 5.1 sound out of an HDMI sink over a non-protected digital output, does sound like something which could be an HDCP violation.
post #3080 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Trebor Pyn View Post

Yes, all ports are active. I use the HDMI to my display which provides picture and sound, optical to my receiver for 5.1 audio and analog audio / video outputs to a composite converter for a "poor mans" whole house distribution over coaxial cable.
Perfect! Thanks very much for your help.
post #3081 of 4171
Hi. I have a Panasonic BD85 and a 210, both of which work fine and I've had no problems with either. I want to buy the 220 for my parents. They want to be able to stream Netflix via WIFI. Currently they've tried hooking up my Dad's laptop to the TV and streaming that way, but it's inconvenient, and I think they gave up on it.

First, does this player need an SD card as the older ones did? I can't find anything about that on Amazon.

Second, they have cable internet, but not necessarily a very high-speed connection, and they may be switching to DSL. When I watch at home, it seems like Netflix or Amazon tests the connection speed and gears the video quality to that. Will it work the same way with this player?

Is there anything else I should know or take into consideration? I live far away and won't be there to help them set this up. My older sister is there to help and possibly my nephews could also help if they are around.

I was going to send the Blu-ray player, an HDMI cable, and the SD card (if necessary). Is there anything else I'm forgetting? Is the menu or interface a lot different from the 210? I'm hoping I can guide them through setup if that becomes necessary.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Note: I don't think they will care too much about the sound as long as it plays through the TV speakers. I don't believe they have any sound system or receiver.
post #3082 of 4171
A little SD card is helpful for BD Live. Even if you don't use it there are titles which bug you about it, pausing during disc load requiring that you press OK to keep going. You can 4GB for a couple of dollars.
post #3083 of 4171
Hi everyone, just bought the DMP-BDT220 and the first thing I noticed from my old DMP-BD65 is I don't see the 24p in the corner when I play a movie anymore. I did notice that the picture wasn't quite as good (bright,crisp) , but I'm not sure if that's the reason. Did I just downgrade my Bluray player by mistake?? WiFi is cool and all.. but picture quality is more important to me. (not quite Oppo $500 though.. heh)

Having some serious issues playing Game of Thrones season 1 disc 1 and 2 with the BD65 and thought the player was just 'old' and a new BD220 would play new movies better AND be a step up because it's newer. Problem is.. it's still hanging and freezing with the BD220 too. Could it just be the HBO disc's and not the player? Is it a 'known' issue with these discs or am I just getting bad luck with Netflix discs? Probably the damn DRM or copy protection, right?

Well.. as I type this I found the 24p option hiding in the HDMI output settings. Turned that on so that's fixed.. but I still wanted to post and see what you guys might say.

Any 'guide' to how I should set all the video settings ? IE;

HDMI Color Mode YCbCr 4;4;4 is set as default -should I mess with it?
Deep color output and contents type flag set at AUTO -- should I mess with those?

I've put it in "user" mode and messed with the ;

Chroma Process (wtf is that?) set at Advanced
Detail Clarity - set it at 0
Super Res - set it at 2
Black Level - set at default 'lighter'

I have a Panasonic TCP42G15 (plasma 42") and an Onkyo 606 receiver if that is relevant.

Thanks for reading and any advice.
post #3084 of 4171
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

A little SD card is helpful for BD Live. Even if you don't use it there are titles which bug you about it, pausing during disc load requiring that you press OK to keep going. You can 4GB for a couple of dollars.

The player should have at least 1GB of memory built in for BD live. It's required on a profile 5.0, 3D BD player.
post #3085 of 4171
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

The player should have at least 1GB of memory built in for BD live. It's required on a profile 5.0, 3D BD player.

It should and yet it doesn't seem to. (Actually I'm not entirely sure about the BDT220, inasmuch as I just moved the card out of the BDT110--perhaps they fixed it). Still, a $5 card won't hurt.
post #3086 of 4171
The new Pan. players should be out this month? Does anyone have any more specific dates, prices? Thanks.
post #3087 of 4171
The only thing I heard was February. With the BDT-230 retailing for $130 and the BDT-330 retailing for $200. I'm hoping to pick up a BDT-230 from BestBuy later this month.

They are currently available for pre-order from the Panasonic web site for those retail prices and they show that they will ship in February.

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMP-BDT230

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMP-BDT330
post #3088 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Trebor Pyn View Post

Are you sure your TV can pass 5.1 via optical from HDMI?
Its my understanding that no TV's are allowed to pass anything but 2 CH. over optical if the original signal is from HDMI to the TV. ( a copy protection issue)
I know my Panasonic GT50 can pass OTA and internal apps @ 5.1 via optical but it wont pass 5.1 from a HDMI source.

Maybe its just a Panasionic limitation or I have something set wrong???

I have a Sony xbr 9 and it will pass 5.1 out of the optical port from a HDMI input.
post #3089 of 4171
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

The only thing I heard was February. With the BDT-230 retailing for $130 and the BDT-330 retailing for $200. I'm hoping to pick up a BDT-230 from BestBuy later this month.

They are currently available for pre-order from the Panasonic web site for those retail prices and they show that they will ship in February.

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMP-BDT230

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMP-BDT330

There is no specs yet, wonder if the new 230 will have a web browser. Costco has the 220 for 78 bucks , not sure if there is anything else really different between the models.
post #3090 of 4171
Good evening.

I noticed that Costco has the 220 on sale and I was thinking of picking one up.

My question is, what is the difference between the 220CP and the 220? I notice that the one that Costco is selling is the 220CP.

Thanks for the info.
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