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I can't seem to get my BDT220 to login to Youtube. I use my full username (user)@gmail.com and (password) (all lowercase) and all I get is "authentication failed" from the BD player. Have any of you been successful at this? Does it bring up your playlists that you set from a computer? Thanks.
post #3123 of 4171
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Originally Posted by martymoose View Post

I can't seem to get my BDT220 to login to Youtube. I use my full username (user)@gmail.com and (password) (all lowercase) and all I get is "authentication failed" from the BD player. Have any of you been successful at this? Does it bring up your playlists that you set from a computer? Thanks.

I just logged in to my Youtube account with my BDT500 for the first time just to see if I would have any difficulty. I used my username on my Youtube page and my password and I thought I had a password for Youtube but I didn't. I ended up using my Google account password and that worked. It's the same password that I use for my Gmail account.
You say you are using all lowercase letters and that's fine as long as your password is actually all lowercase letters. If not, you should use the actual password as it is on your account.
I hope this helps you.

Al
post #3124 of 4171
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Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland View Post

Actually I stream from my NAS edited CBS files (MPEG-2) and PBS files (MPEG-4) quite often via DLNA on the BDT220. The only complaint that I have is the motion control (reverse, FF, RW, etc.) is sluggish.
Ok. What are CBS and PBS files and what do you mean by 'NAS edited'? What spec are the Mpeg-4 files? I've tried loads of different mpeg-4 files without success. It certainly does not work like the manual suggests- I.e. if the file is mpeg-4 on a dlna device then it'll play.

Thanks
Tony
post #3125 of 4171
I have continual success with the following file types (for example), without going in to too much specifics about what they actually are:

6.5gb, Mpeg-4 (part 10) (avc1), DTS audio, 1280x536, 23.98 (rounded) fps

4.3gb, all info as above, except 1280x720

260mb tv show all info as above, except audio stereo aac.


I have had some lipsync issues with SD tv shows, but it appears to be consistent with 1 tv show only.
post #3126 of 4171
Anyone know how to reset the Netflix login? I got the unit refurbed and it logged into Netflix with someone else's account. I did a factory reset but it seems to preserve the network settings and logins. Maybe I have to hope they quit netflix?

Beware of this when you get rid of this player.
post #3127 of 4171
Hello all,

I'm a new BDT220 owner and trying to determine the best audio setup for my system.

I have a Sherwood RD6500 receiver, not the fanciest piece of equipment but it sounds good when set up properly. It only has optical/coax input for digital signal and can process DD but not DTS.

I am wired directly from the 220 to the AVR via optical and these are my settings:

Sound effects - off
Dialog enhancer - off
DRC - Off
DD/DD+/DTHD - Bitstream
DTS/DTS-HD - PCM
BD secondary audio - off
HDMI audio - off
PCM down conversion - off
Downmix - surround
Delay - 0

Am i correct in assuming that DD+/DTHD will automatically be output as DD 5.1 through the optical connection?
I left secondary audio off because I presumed this meant some decoding/re-encoding would be done with potential degradation. Is this true or does it matter since my AVR can't handle DD+/DTHD anyway?
Since I don't have DTS decoding on my AVR, I assume PCM with surround downmixing is my best option, which I know will only be 2 channel through optical. Too bad the 220 doesn't have 6 discreet channel outputs.

I know I'm due for a new receiver, but I'm not ready to give this one up yet.

TIA for any tips!

And is there a petition somewhere for a firmware update that includes 5.1 sound for Amazon instant? Only thing that really disappointed me about this player.
post #3128 of 4171
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

Anyone know how to reset the Netflix login? I got the unit refurbed and it logged into Netflix with someone else's account. I did a factory reset but it seems to preserve the network settings and logins. Maybe I have to hope they quit netflix?

Beware of this when you get rid of this player.

If it is panasonic player you are asking, then connect to netflix and press: up up down down left right left right up up up up.
you come to a screen which asks you to confirm, say yes and it boots you out of netflix. This also applies for samsung players. However, for LG you have to navigate and there is a place that gives you the option.
post #3129 of 4171
Nice, and it gives me the user name of the prior owner... I'll send her a message if I can find her.

As I said before, remember to deactivate your device before you get rid of it!

Thanks for the tip.
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Originally Posted by Vishwa Somayaji View Post

If it is panasonic player you are asking, then connect to netflix and press: up up down down left right left right up up up up.

I think that you have to be on the "Select your Netflix experience" dialog for that to work. If you're in the normal browser, go to the top and select "Just for Kids" (next to Search--for me it takes several seconds to respond and gives no feedback to acknowledge the request); when the "Just for Kids" UI comes up go to the top and select "Exit Just for Kids". That should get you to the "Select your Netflix experience" screen; then hit up up down down left right left right up up up up.

The procedure works on all of my devices with this Netflix UI except for the TiVo Premiere (PS3, Panasonic BDP, Sony BDP) and on the Xbox 360.
post #3131 of 4171
Interesting, this is the first time I have heard of this and I have been using Netflix enabled devices for years...

It's odd that they took away the ability to deauthorize individual devices and just give you a deauthorize all. You can't even see what devices are associated with your accound.
post #3132 of 4171
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

It's odd that they took away the ability to deauthorize individual devices and just give you a deauthorize all. You can't even see what devices are associated with your accound.

Yeah, it is odd and lots of customers complained about it. I haven't heard a decent explanation for why they did it yet. It was nice to discover that most of the devices (the ones I have anyway) give you a way to deregister them. On the website you can only deregister everything.

They also took away the display of titles-that-were-in-your-queue-which-are-currently-unavailable on their web site much to the ire of some customers. It does still remember them and put them back in your queue if and when they become available again.
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Are there any other apps other than Netflix and Hulu Plus that stream 1080p?
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I've encountered an issue with my BDT-500. Hope someone here can help. Was about to play a bd & normally after inserting disc, it goes straight to the disc menu. But this time, it went to the home screen & I wasn't able to use the touch screen at all. None of the remote commands worked. Ejected disc & tried again but same results. The player home screen is all I get.

Is there a button on the remote to reset something? Batteries are good.

Appreciate any help/advice.
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Originally Posted by Hi Deaf View Post

Are there any other apps other than Netflix and Hulu Plus that stream 1080p?

Vudu can stream 1080p/24 with HDX.
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Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Tim Glover View Post

I've encountered an issue with my BDT-500. Hope someone here can help. Was about to play a bd & normally after inserting disc, it goes straight to the disc menu. But this time, it went to the home screen & I wasn't able to use the touch screen at all. None of the remote commands worked. Ejected disc & tried again but same results. The player home screen is all I get.

Is there a button on the remote to reset something? Batteries are good.

Appreciate any help/advice.

Jeepers, it sounds like your player is not acknowledging the disk is even there so I would think there's something wrong with the player. I had a disc get jammed in my BDT500 once and couldn't eject it and the remote would not respond to any commands so I unplugged the unit, waited a couple minutes, plugged it back in and ejected the disc when I turned it on.
All I can say is try unplugging it for a couple minutes. It sure sounds like you have a busted player though.

Al
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Originally Posted by Hi Deaf View Post

Are there any other apps other than Netflix and Hulu Plus that stream 1080p?

I wasn't aware that Hulu Plus was 1080p.
post #3139 of 4171
I was watching a movie tonight. 1080p 24p.
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Originally Posted by Hi Deaf View Post

I was watching a movie tonight. 1080p 24p.

And you know that how? Is there some documentation somewhere that Hulu Plus is providing 1080p? Is Hulu claiming it? Does it show up in the interface somewhere? All I see in the UI is a video quality control which just says "HD 3.2 Mbps". What movie were you watching?
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Well on my VT65, it shows the resolution of the incoming signal. I'll take a pic if you want. I was watching Ex-Girlfriends.
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Originally Posted by Hi Deaf View Post

Well on my VT65, it shows the resolution of the incoming signal. I'll take a pic if you want.

I don't think that there's a way to set the BDP such that it outputs the signal according to the format of the encoding. That is to say that you have to set an output format and everything that you play is output in that format. So if you ask for 1080p, everything is output as 1080p; if you ask for 720p all that comes out is 720p. If you set the HDMI video format to "Auto" it will ask your TV what resolutions it can do and pick the highest.
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Okay, my player is just up-scaling everything to 1080p. How do I know if it's a true 1080p signal then?
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Originally Posted by Hi Deaf View Post

Okay, my player is just up-scaling everything to 1080p. How do I know if it's a true 1080p signal then?

Sadly for the most part there isn't any way to know. Most HD Netflix titles have 1080p encodes, but there's no way to know whether you're getting them or not (except for one "title", the clip "Example Short 23.976", which has an overlay with bit-rate/resolution information printed on each of its component video encodes. Netflix uses a technology called adaptive bit rate streaming; every title has several video encodes at various bit rates (the higher the bit rate the better the picture quality) and the player dynamically and smoothly switches between them as its ability to keep its buffer full of content at a particular bit rate fluctuates. Some Netflix players have an indicator of the current encode in use but these Panasonics do not.

VUDU is the only player on these BDPs that I can think of in which you can tell for sure what resolution you're seeing. For one thing you choose which resolution you want when you play a title (given that the title's not SD only). You can also see it in the player's control interface, which displays what you're getting (SD, 720p HD or 1080p HDX) and what quality level in that resolution you're getting with a little 1-to-3 bar signal-quality-style histogram.

That video quality control in the Hulu Plus interface tells you what you're currently getting: 3.2 Mpbs or 2 Mbps HD or one of a couple of SD bit rates but I don't know what resolution those HD levels are at. It could well be that 3.2 Mbps HD is 1080p and 2 Mbps is 720p but I really think that they're both 720p.
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Hulu used to be only 720P, but I have not used it in a while. Even though I've been paying them each month. With the TiVos you can output the native resolution, but in the past with Hulu I never saw anything above 720P. And with my BDT-220 I only set up my hulu account on the box, I didn't stream anything from it.
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Originally Posted by tonymq View Post

Don't bother streaming video to BD-220. it's absolutely rubbish since It's DLNA support does not quite work with Video. Panasonic support sucks on the basis that hey din't bother replying unless the answer is on the FAQ replies!

What is rubbish?????
I think it's British garbage, but maybe it's something different with the exchange rate and all
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Originally Posted by canuckerfan View Post

How is SMB sharing with the 220 (performance and compatibility of formats)? I've never really gotten on board with DLNA and I find it much easier to setup shared drives since my network already has them.
Playing from network sucks. Got freezes playinf divx avi's and also sometimes while navigating. No trouble with other players.
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Does anyone know if there's a way to customize the network services menu on the BDT220, so that I can put my most commonly used apps on the top-level menu?
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Originally Posted by sklees View Post

Does anyone know if there's a way to customize the network services menu on the BDT220, so that I can put my most commonly used apps on the top-level menu?

Yes you can customize it. I removed the Skype app from the first page and replaced it with another app.
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Originally Posted by sklees View Post

Does anyone know if there's a way to customize the network services menu on the BDT220, so that I can put my most commonly used apps on the top-level menu?

Yeah--drill down to the "Setting" "app" and choose "Customize Home Screen". It will let you move the various apps up and down through the layers and around within the layers.
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