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post #3511 of 4172
While using a Logitech Harmony remote, I see there is a Netflix button option.
Any way to get an Amazon Prime Video button option?

Currently I have the remote turn on the TV and BDT220 and then an Internet command for the 220.
post #3512 of 4172
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Originally Posted by alvindd View Post

While using a Logitech Harmony remote, I see there is a Netflix button option.
Any way to get an Amazon Prime Video button option?

No. There's a Netflix function (and Skype and Viera Cast functions) in the Harmony device definition because those buttons appear on the device's original remote.

If you put the Amazon player in a known place on the Viera Connect menu, you might be able to create a macro to do it (Harmony software calls it a "sequence") which starts with the VieraCast function followed by a direction key or two and then the OK key (you only have five commands). You'd then bind that to a remote button. The amount of time that it takes for the Viera Connect menu to come up may make it difficult.

I don't use the BDT220 for Amazon since it doesn't support 5.1 sound for those titles which feature it or the Watchlist. A VUDU button might be useful for it; I'll try to create that and report back.

EDIT: As I suspected, the long period of time that it takes for the VieraCast function to get to the menu (about 9 seconds for me) makes it impossible to create the macro (AFAICT). It would be nice if I could specify a delay of 9 seconds after that command and that command only but you can only specify a delay between every command for the device.
post #3513 of 4172
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

My recommendation for the ST50 would be:

Ycbcr 444
Deep Color Off
Pic Mode Normal
Chroma Off
1080p set as resolution ( I dont like Auto, just a personal preference)

I have some generic calibration settings for my ST50 already actually (and a little tweak with the Disney WOW disc). I’m more interested in the settings on this player….

I checked it out with the Chroma Processing turned off, normal/advanced – and frankly couldn’t tell a whole lot of difference with what the disc I had in there. I’ve been watching everything with it turned on advanced and loved it! I like oversaturated colors though – so, if it’s oversaturating things it probably makes it happen for me. It just looks good to me.

I’m sure there are a few things I might still be able to tweak on, but if it’s not set ‘correctly’ right now then ignorance is bliss because it looks amazing! Thanks for the advice though!
post #3514 of 4172
How does one delete the 'user 1' icon on the home screen?
Hitting the red button does nothing.
When going into system set up I delete the user name but regardless, it shows up on the home screen.
BDT320
post #3515 of 4172
From my own web searching I have read that if you play a MP4 video with 5.1 AAC it only outputs 2.0 PCM over HDMI. One owner muxed the MP4 into a MKV with 5.1 aac audio and it played with 5.1 PCM. Would still love for someone to test.

THX, JNT.
post #3516 of 4172
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Originally Posted by JSUL View Post

How does one delete the 'user 1' icon on the home screen?
Hitting the red button does nothing.
When going into system set up I delete the user name but regardless, it shows up on the home screen.
BDT320

Go to Setup-Player Settings-System-Unit Settings-Edit User Information- When you are done entering a new name or just deleting the old name you have to scroll down and click on Confirm.

Hope this helps. The main thing to remember is you have to click Confirm.

Al

edit: You can't get rid of "User 1". That is going to always be there unless you want to set up "User2", "User 3", and/or "User 4" and one of those will be displayed instead of "User1".
I'm not really sure what you want to do.
Edited by Angler55 - 4/3/13 at 11:45am
post #3517 of 4172
Has anyone had a problem playing an AVCHD disc? I created one on a dual layer DVD+R using Premiere Elements 11. It plays perfectly on both an LG and Samsung bluray player, the video starts as soon as I hit play. However, when I put the disc into my Panasonic 220 and press play, it goes into a file browser. The browser shows the folders on the disc, but no files in the folders. Is there some trick or setting to play AVCHD discs?
post #3518 of 4172
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Originally Posted by jbaraga View Post

Has anyone had a problem playing an AVCHD disc? I created one on a dual layer DVD+R using Premiere Elements 11. It plays perfectly on both an LG and Samsung bluray player, the video starts as soon as I hit play. However, when I put the disc into my Panasonic 220 and press play, it goes into a file browser. The browser shows the folders on the disc, but no files in the folders. Is there some trick or setting to play AVCHD discs?

From what I see in the manual it should play unless it wasn't "Finalized". On page six of the manual (DMP-BDT500) under "Finalize" it says "DVD-R/RW/R DL, +R/+RW//+R DL and CD-R/RW recorded by a recorder, etc. needs to be finalized by the recorder to play on this unit. Please refer to the recorder's instructions."

Hope that helps.

Al
post #3519 of 4172
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Originally Posted by Angler55 View Post

From what I see in the manual it should play unless it wasn't "Finalized". On page six of the manual (DMP-BDT500) under "Finalize" it says "DVD-R/RW/R DL, +R/+RW//+R DL and CD-R/RW recorded by a recorder, etc. needs to be finalized by the recorder to play on this unit. Please refer to the recorder's instructions."

Hope that helps.

Al

I burned the disc with Mac OSX Mountain Lion from a folder, so it should have been finalized.
post #3520 of 4172
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Originally Posted by jbaraga View Post

I burned the disc with Mac OSX Mountain Lion from a folder, so it should have been finalized.

I don't know much about finalizing a disc.

Al
post #3521 of 4172
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Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post

I can understand not being sure about wanting to take the plunge. I bought the DMP-BDT320 after using a Samsung BDE5400/ZA for a while (a lower end blu ray player that also does wifi/DLNA).

Honestly, I am not very impressed with any of the current set top boxes or Smart players. We (girlfriend and I) had better Netflix interface response than the boxes with an MHL adapter and a smart phone (Sprint Galaxy Nexus). IMO, these smart players nowadays are under-powered, under-designed stop-gaps until processors that can handle the communication, decoding, display, and OS overhead robustly get cheap enough to put in a $100 unit.

Even the touchpad interface on the remote you use to navigate the menus can get a little wonky if you try to do things too quickly.

I spent most of yesterday trying to figure out why I cannot convince my DMP-BDT320 to successfully play a transcoded movie file from my PLEX server. It seems to be a software issue because my Panasonic TC-L42D30 TV plays them just fine with the same settings. Its a little frustrating to run into (artifical) roadblocks trying to get the device to work as advertised.

About the only thing I have not yet done with the DMP-BDT320 is play a disc in it. At least that should be hassle free.

I have similar problems with my new BDT220 (Netherlands).
DLNA video: Doesn't play DivX or Xvid -movies (MP4 works)
DLNA music: Doesn't display the mp3-tags correctly when playing. Artistname = unknown. HeyI navigated by artisname! And it stops playing while navigating. .
Network: Does play DivX but freezes at random moments. Can be after 30 seconds, 1 hour.

I gave up. All I do is playing discs with it, untill I find another player that does what's promised.
post #3522 of 4172
I joined this forum/site JUST to thank you SKYLARK for your solution to this problem.

Best to you!

Cane
post #3523 of 4172
I've just bought a DMP-BDT120 (bear with me please) and have it set up to DLNA from Serviio installed on my PC. I used a profile for a DMP-BDT220 which I found on their forum to get it going. It now recieves files and will play them. However, there are a few issues which need ironing out which the forum members believe is a problem with the Blu-Ray Player and not Serviio. They are:

1. It freezes when you try to pause, fast forward or rewind a video.
2. Viewing mp4 files can be problematic at times. One didn't even play. Another used to skip a second every so often (this got so unwatchable that I put the file on a USB Stick and played it fine from there).

Please can someone confirm if they are having similar issues with the DLNA Client on any of their Panasonic Blu-Ray players.

Also, does anyone have the spec of the DLNA CLient for these boxes? I believe that this might be useful in trying to create a profile for any Media Server, not just Serviio which I am using.
post #3524 of 4172
A thank you to the many well informed posters on this site.

At some conference at the beginning of the year, I recall Panasonic announced that the BDT500 would continue as the top line player for 2013 with the new 230 & 330 models. I expected BDT500 availability to continue as normal, but this model is disappearing from BB and Amazon and others just like the replaced 220 and 330. Does anyone know why this is the case?
post #3525 of 4172
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Originally Posted by Tilneford View Post

A thank you to the many well informed posters on this site.

At some conference at the beginning of the year, I recall Panasonic announced that the BDT500 would continue as the top line player for 2013 with the new 230 & 330 models. I expected BDT500 availability to continue as normal, but this model is disappearing from BB and Amazon and others just like the replaced 220 and 330. Does anyone know why this is the case?

I have no idea. They are readily available online elsewhere. The weird little DMP-BBT01, also held over from last year, is still at Amazon.
post #3526 of 4172
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The weird little DMP-BBT01

It is odd looking. While I was shopping for a player, the wife saw it on my monitor and wanted it cz it looked like a spaceship taking-off. I am interested in the BDT500 cz of the audio analog capabilities.
post #3527 of 4172
You'll notice that the comparison table of 2013 Panasonic BDPs in the BBT01's product description includes the BDT500. There's some interesting items in that table: it looks as though the new models can't be controlled via smartphone app. Maybe Miracast replaces that function. The BBT01 doesn't have network audio capability--I wonder if that means that it has no DLNA client? Whatever--neither they or Sony brought anything new to the table in this year's models to excite me even a little bit.
post #3528 of 4172
Also, the new models don't have the 24P option for VOD. It seems that they are downgrading them.

Al
post #3529 of 4172
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neither they or Sony brought anything new to the table in this year's models to excite me even a little bit.

Thanks for the link. It does look as if there is not much new in the 2013 models from the 2012 models. There may even be less items of interest, but as this will be the very first Blu Ray player in our home, any model will be a step-up for us. smile.gif

Between life and the PC computer revolution, I was side tracked from staying current with video and audio improvements. I do not even have an AVR in the house - yet. Soon. I bought a Yamaha RX-A1020 yesterday, which has analog 7.1 in. I was hoping to play comparing the sound quality of analog with HDMI since the BDT500 has analog 7.1 out. My understanding is that the Yamaha and the Panny both have Burr-Brown DACs, though the Panny DAC spec is slightly better than the Yamaha, though I doubt my ears will tell any difference. I also need a good CD player which is another reason I like the BDT500.

Now, if I could just decide on which speakers to buy. I am going in circles on choosing one.
post #3530 of 4172
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Originally Posted by Angler55 View Post

Also, the new models don't have the 24P option for VOD. It seems that they are downgrading them.

You know this for a fact? I don't see it in that table and don't think that the ability is mentioned in the manuals for either the 2012 or 2013 models.
post #3531 of 4172
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Originally Posted by Tilneford View Post

Thanks for the link. It does look as if there is not much new in the 2013 models from the 2012 models. There may even be less items of interest, but as this will be the very first Blu Ray player in our home, any model will be a step-up for us. smile.gif

Note that I made that comment as someone who owns a BDT220--they didn't add anything new that'd make me want to "upgrade" (AFAICT, it's just Miracast and a web browser).

BTW, I noticed the following on Amazon's page for the BDT500:
Quote:
Item Under Review

While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it's described here. (Thanks for the tip!)

We're working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.
post #3532 of 4172
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

You know this for a fact? I don't see it in that table and don't think that the ability is mentioned in the manuals for either the 2012 or 2013 models.
I do. Not supported for VOD with the newer models and the mediatek chipset. Only DVD scaling.

S~
post #3533 of 4172
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Originally Posted by Tilneford View Post

A thank you to the many well informed posters on this site.

At some conference at the beginning of the year, I recall Panasonic announced that the BDT500 would continue as the top line player for 2013 with the new 230 & 330 models. I expected BDT500 availability to continue as normal, but this model is disappearing from BB and Amazon and others just like the replaced 220 and 330. Does anyone know why this is the case?

Other manufacturers are also carrying over some 2012 models. Those models have analog outputs while the 2013 models have eliminated analog outs. Analog outputs are supposed to be removed from new players. But if a player was introduced before this restriction then they can still be sold with the analog outputs.
post #3534 of 4172
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Note that I made that comment as someone who owns a BDT220--they didn't add anything new that'd make me want to "upgrade" (AFAICT, it's just Miracast and a web browser).

BTW, I noticed the following on Amazon's page for the BDT500:

ooks like people may ahve rushed and retuned it or complained about something...Amazon pulls things regardless of how silly the complaints are or the reason of return.....Give it some time and the 500 will msot likely be back for sale after thier "review" wink.gif
post #3535 of 4172
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Other manufacturers are also carrying over some 2012 models. Those models have analog outputs while the 2013 models have eliminated analog outs. Analog outputs are supposed to be removed from new players. But if a player was introduced before this restriction then they can still be sold with the analog outputs.

are you picking up the 330? or sticking with the 5100? Right nwo both of those models are at the top of my list, but I am dragging my feet......
post #3536 of 4172
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Other manufacturers are also carrying over some 2012 models. Those models have analog outputs...

Not the BBT01--it has one HDMI connection and a optical S/PDIF one, just like the BDT230. It does have a unique form factor which they might have wanted to keep in the line.
post #3537 of 4172
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

are you picking up the 330? or sticking with the 5100? Right now both of those models are at the top of my list, but I am dragging my feet......

I'm keeping the S5100. The Panny players still only have stereo audio from Amazon, and apparently don't have access to the Netflix 3D streams either. I'm actually going to be picking up a second S5100 and my BDT220 will go into the bedroom. I won't be getting the Panny 230 or 330 players.
post #3538 of 4172
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I'm keeping the S5100. The Panny players still only have stereo audio from Amazon, and apparently don't have access to the Netflix 3D streams either. I'm actually going to be picking up a second S5100 and my BDT220 will go into the bedroom. I won't be getting the Panny 230 or 330 players.

Interesting! thanks! smile.gif
post #3539 of 4172
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I'm keeping the S5100. The Panny players still only have stereo audio from Amazon, and apparently don't have access to the Netflix 3D streams either. I'm actually going to be picking up a second S5100 and my BDT220 will go into the bedroom. I won't be getting the Panny 230 or 330 players.

The Panasonic DMP-BDT500 is on Amazon and has the 7.1 Analog Audio Outputs. It has to be put in your cart to see the price.
I don't use 3D so I'm not aware of a 3D issue with Netflix.

Al
post #3540 of 4172
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Originally Posted by rlrl View Post

I bought the DMP-BDT 320 model in Aug. specifically to obtain TuneIn. I discovered the same thing -- no TuneIn. Called Tech Support. They put me on hold. After several minutes the guy came back on and told me my next firmware support will include it. Apparently, new apps appear via firmware updates. (LG told me the same thing.) Since then, I've received one firmware update. No TuneIn. I'm hoping TuneIn arrives soon. Although the player has ShoutCast on it, I prefer TuneIn; it has more of the stations my kids prefer, most notably Radio Disney (USA), so come on, Panasonic, can't you help us out? I suspect it will appear, but to promote it and not have it ready...geez. At least, give us a "delivery date." Otherwise, it appears like false advertising.

I'm told TuneIn is there now. Question: is it also on the BDT-500?
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