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post #3241 of 4169
I brought home a BDT220 on Thursday, so far I like it. The only thing I wish it had was the ability to turn off the LCD time display when watching a movie. I like that my Sony S580 has that. I always end up looking at it to see how much time is left during the movie. Also, does anyone know if it's possible to disable the OSD in the corner every time I skip a chapter? I find that really annoying and would love to be able to disable it.
post #3242 of 4169
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Does anyone know what the new firmware does? I see it's version 1.52

I installed it and it doesn't do anything obvious--must be primarily bug fixes. I always check for 5.1 sound and/or Watchlist support in the Amazon player and neither showed up.
post #3243 of 4169
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

I always check for 5.1 sound and/or Watchlist support in the Amazon player and neither showed up.

I hear ya, the apps for Amazon & Netflix (and several others) have not been updated for quite some time. At this point it appears they will not be updated for the 2012 models. It will be interesting to see what the apps are like for the 2013 models.
post #3244 of 4169
Netflix makes changes in the HTML5 code from time to time, like the addition of people search, "Just for Kids" and the "Post-play Experience". These didn't require any firmware update. A revamped Amazon player no doubt will.
post #3245 of 4169
Anyone have issues with guardian of ga'hoole not loading? I was one of my favorite movies visually and now my bdt220 won't read it.
post #3246 of 4169
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Originally Posted by kraz3one View Post

Anyone have issues with guardian of ga'hoole not loading? I was one of my favorite movies visually and now my bdt220 won't read it.

What the heck is that movie about? I never heard of it.
post #3247 of 4169
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

What the heck is that movie about? I never heard of it.

I think he meant Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
post #3248 of 4169
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Originally Posted by farkem View Post

I think he meant Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

OK. I've never seen it. I'll need to rent the 3D version this week to watch on my BDT220.
Edited by aaronwt - 2/25/13 at 6:19am
post #3249 of 4169
I am trying to follow your instructions and just don't get it. I will really appreciate it if you will find the time to get back to me and help me unlock my DMP-BDT220 DVD/Blue Ray. I got the 1 4 all remote control but I don't see the same buttons that you are indicating in your instructions.
Thank you in advance
post #3250 of 4169
Version 1.52 info

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/bd/download/bdt220/bdt220_na.html
post #3251 of 4169
I see they have a firmware out today for the 230 and 330 models.

So hopefully they go on sale shortly.
Edited by aaronwt - 2/26/13 at 11:20am
post #3252 of 4169
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Originally Posted by panalostit View Post

I am trying to follow your instructions and just don't get it. I will really appreciate it if you will find the time to get back to me and help me unlock my DMP-BDT220 DVD/Blue Ray. I got the 1 4 all remote control but I don't see the same buttons that you are indicating in your instructions.
Thank you in advance

It's hard to tell who you are asking help from and what you need help for. You would be better served if you "Quote" the post of the member you are asking help from. Click on the "Quote" tab of the post you are refering to and then reply with your concerns.

Al
post #3253 of 4169
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Originally Posted by panalostit View Post

I am trying to follow your instructions and just don't get it. I will really appreciate it if you will find the time to get back to me and help me unlock my DMP-BDT220 DVD/Blue Ray. I got the 1 4 all remote control but I don't see the same buttons that you are indicating in your instructions.
Thank you in advance
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Originally Posted by Angler55 View Post

It's hard to tell who you are asking help from and what you need help for. You would be better served if you "Quote" the post of the member you are asking help from. Click on the "Quote" tab of the post you are refering to and then reply with your concerns.
Al

If your 1-4-all has the number buttons, it will work. HERE are the instructions with the codes. HERE's how to program them. If you have a US player, nothing will happen. If you have a player outside the US, then the above hack may unlock DVD only, not Bluray.

Let us know how it turns out.
post #3254 of 4169
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Originally Posted by farkem View Post

I think he meant Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Yes, that's the name they gave the movie. The book series is called The Guardians of Ga'hoole

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Originally Posted by kraz3one View Post

Anyone have issues with guardian of ga'hoole not loading? I was one of my favorite movies visually and now my bdt220 won't read it.

Works fine for me. Do you have the 3D warnings turned off? If so, hit the OK key after it sits there.

S~
post #3255 of 4169
hi guys - odd problem w/ a new 220 player that I just hooked up last night. I'm getting a great picture from all other sources (cable box / apple TV) but w/ the 220 I'm getting tiny, random flashing specs (pixels I suppose) of white when playing any disc. This is only visible in the black areas of the screen (obviously). I've got the most recent firmware update. I'm turned the power off/unpluged for 5 mins at a time, multiple times. I've tried 3 different HDMI cables on 2 TV's now - same random, white spec/pixel problem. I've tried 4 different blu-rays (Dark Knight, Avatar, Planet Earth and LCD Concert/Video) and all display the same tiny, random flashes off white specs.

In your option, is this a defective player or simply a setting adjustment. I haven't tweaked any settings - it's currently to factory default.

Any input is greatly appreciated.
post #3256 of 4169
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Originally Posted by ICCULIS View Post

hi guys - odd problem w/ a new 220 player that I just hooked up last night. I'm getting a great picture from all other sources (cable box / apple TV) but w/ the 220 I'm getting tiny, random flashing specs (pixels I suppose) of white when playing any disc. This is only visible in the black areas of the screen (obviously). I've got the most recent firmware update. I'm turned the power off/unpluged for 5 mins at a time, multiple times. I've tried 3 different HDMI cables on 2 TV's now - same random, white spec/pixel problem. I've tried 4 different blu-rays (Dark Knight, Avatar, Planet Earth and LCD Concert/Video) and all display the same tiny, random flashes off white specs.

In your option, is this a defective player or simply a setting adjustment. I haven't tweaked any settings - it's currently to factory default.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

If the black areas you are talking about are the black bars on the top and bottom of the image then it's probably a problem with your television and not the player. I could be wrong about that so someone with more knowledge than me is going to have to chime in.

Al
post #3257 of 4169
Try running directly from the player to the TV without going through any receivers, etc. Usually sparkles are HDMI cables, but not always. Turn off deep color and set the player to 4:2:2 and they will disappear.

S~
post #3258 of 4169
Thanks! Running the HDMI straight to the TV eliminated the snow like sparkles. I'm kinda a n00b at this - what settings exactly should be at 4:2:2


Is that the ultimate solution - simply running the BluRay to the TV and bi-passing the receiver completely? Then would you suggest a separate optical cable for 5.1 sound?
Edited by ICCULIS - 2/28/13 at 11:26am
post #3259 of 4169
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Originally Posted by ICCULIS View Post

Thanks! Running the HDMI straight to the TV eliminated the snow like sparkles. I'm kinda a n00b at this - what settings exactly should be at 4:2:2


Is that the ultimate solution - simply running the BluRay to the TV and bi-passing the receiver completely? Then would you suggest a separate optical cable for 5.1 sound?
Ideally, you would want to run through the receiver for optimum sound. You cannot do Lossless audio (TrueHD, DTS, MA) over optical. We needed to see where the data bottleneck is. Sounds like the receiver. Which one are you using?

S~
post #3260 of 4169
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Ideally, you would want to run through the receiver for optimum sound. You cannot do Lossless audio (TrueHD, DTS, MA) over optical. We needed to see where the data bottleneck is. Sounds like the receiver. Which one are you using?

S~

Thanks again - Marantz NR1603
post #3261 of 4169
I was wondering if someone with the BDTx20 or 500 bluray players and Samsung DLP or Mitsubishi DLP without the adapter could clear my doubt. I have the samsung dlp and BDT220 and in the checkerboard format I can play 3d blurays without any trouble. Is there a way to play a Half side by side format MKV file and get 3d? When I try, I only get side by side picture instead of 3d. The only way I can play it is HTPC and Cyberlink Powerdvd 12. Since Panasonic blu ray players already support Checkerboard, I thought there might be a way. My attempts so far have been unsuccessful. If anyone has had success I would love to know.
post #3262 of 4169
You shouldn't have any problems with the Marantz. I run 2 generation past Marantz Receiver and proceesor without incident. Anyone in the 1603 thread reporting similar issues?

S~
post #3263 of 4169
I have done a lot of searching but can't seem to find an answer. My problem is I am unable to get MP3s to play over my network. I can see the titles but when I ask the 220 to play one it just says unable to play. I have tried various files with different bit rates without any luck. I can play mpeg video files and see photos. I am using Oshare as my media server because I thought WMP was the issue since it wouldn't play the MP3 either. I'm running XP SP3. Anyone have any help you can provide would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Stace
Edited by sdlehman - 3/2/13 at 9:10am
post #3264 of 4169
Having problems with a DVD. My buddy burned a DVD of Evil Dead (1981) for me. The disc is a Maxell DVD-R 4.7 GB (a little old I know). When I try to play it on my 220, the picture will freeze every so often for about 10 seconds, then continue playing. It happens every few minutes, so it makes it kind of unwatchable. This does NOT happen when I play it through my computer, so it's not the disc itself that is messed up. It's gotta be something with the 220 - I own 2 of these and it happens on BOTH of them. Any suggestions? Thanks.
post #3265 of 4169
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Originally Posted by NateDoggg View Post

Having problems with a DVD. My buddy burned a DVD of Evil Dead (1981) for me. The disc is a Maxell DVD-R 4.7 GB (a little old I know). When I try to play it on my 220, the picture will freeze every so often for about 10 seconds, then continue playing. It happens every few minutes, so it makes it kind of unwatchable. This does NOT happen when I play it through my computer, so it's not the disc itself that is messed up. It's gotta be something with the 220 - I own 2 of these and it happens on BOTH of them. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Just a guess but it could be that the 220 has Cinavia.

Al

edit: I really don't understand this Cinavia stuff but it's some type of protection that all players have if they were sold after Feb. 2012.
post #3266 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Angler55 View Post

Just a guess but it could be that the 220 has Cinavia.

Al

edit: I really don't understand this Cinavia stuff but it's some type of protection that all players have if they were sold after Feb. 2012.

The BDT220 does have Cinavia (as you note, every BD player shipped in February 2012 or later has to) but I don't think that's his problem. First off, I don't believe that DVDs have Cinavia protection (I could be wrong). Second, what Cinavia would do is stop playing altogether with an error code displayed or just cut out the sound.

As I understand it, Cinavia is an inaudible "watermark" embedded in the sound which supposedly can't be removed or filtered out. What it says is something like "This sound was recorded on an AACS protected BD"; if the player's not getting the sound from the source the watermark specifies it will stop playing the sound, the picture or both, displaying an error message.

I have no idea what the problem he's seeing actually is.
post #3267 of 4169
Thanks Mike,
I was hoping you'd chime in.

Al
post #3268 of 4169
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

The BDT220 does have Cinavia (as you note, every BD player shipped in February 2012 or later has to) but I don't think that's his problem. First off, I don't believe that DVDs have Cinavia protection (I could be wrong). Second, what Cinavia would do is stop playing altogether with an error code displayed or just cut out the sound.

As I understand it, Cinavia is an inaudible "watermark" embedded in the sound which supposedly can't be removed or filtered out. What it says is something like "This sound was recorded on an AACS protected BD"; if the player's not getting the sound from the source the watermark specifies it will stop playing the sound, the picture or both, displaying an error message.

I have no idea what the problem he's seeing actually is.

Supposedly these DVD titles have Cinavia.

2010
Takers (Sony Pictures)
The Tourist (Sony Pictures)
The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

2011
The Roommate (Sony Pictures)
Dylan Dog Dead of Night (20th Century Fox)
Zookeeper (Sony Pictures)
Bad Teacher (Sony Pictures)

2012
Project X (Warner Bros)
Wrath of the Titans (Warner Bros)

I found this list on a forum.
post #3269 of 4169
Yeah - no error codes. No sound lapses (except when in freezes). Nothing like that. It just freezes every couple of minutes for about 10 seconds or so. And, it always freezes in the same spots - so it's not random. However, when I play it on my computer there are no issues whatsoever.

Could it be the actual disc I'm using? It's an older disc...maybe I need new ones to run this newer Blu Ray player?
Edited by NateDoggg - 3/2/13 at 4:24pm
post #3270 of 4169
I see the DMP-BDT230 finally has a page at Amazon. Although it shows shipping in 3 to 5 weeks and the price they list is $20 over the retail price of $129.99. I was hoping this would have been available by this week. But apparently not. I saw no sign of it at BestBuy yesterday.
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