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post #3961 of 4169
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

He didn't. The 220 doesn't have component at all, only composite and HDMI.

Jeff, I'm not sure what led you to believe the 220 was a good idea since it's only going to give you 480i at best. A used player with component like the sony 570, including remote, is running about $60 shipped these days on ebay. If you want a cheap Panasonic with component, you'll have to go way back to the BD60 for component, which are even cheaper than sony on ebay.

Thank you, well said. I hope Jeff takes note and eventually gets to see HD on his 65" CRT before throwing it out and buying a new TV. I still run one in the bedroom and there are so many options out there to keep it going with good results.

Sorry for the off-topic, folks.
Edited by AVfile - 10/7/13 at 9:36pm
post #3962 of 4169
As Michael said CCFL (flouresent) bulbs can burnout but it is rare. I've owned both rear projection & LCD Mitsubishi TVs. The bulb in the rear projection required routine replacement every 3 or 4 years. The Mitsu LCD model same as Michael's is also 7 yrs old w/o any repair. Changing an CCFL bulb on an LCD would be a repair not routine maintenance like the bulb replacement on a rear projection set. Again you need a 3D set to view 3D images. For the cost conscious Vizio M series gets good 3D reviews.
post #3963 of 4169
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Originally Posted by AVfile View Post


Thank you, well said. I hope Jeff takes note and eventually gets to see HD on his 65" CRT before throwing it out and buying a new TV. I still run one in the bedroom and there are so many options out there to keep it going with good results.

Sorry for the off-topic, folks.

avfile thank you so much 4 posting this guess im bit slow lol well im willing to try it is a nice tv, are you using a hitachi also ? i just got the new dvi d cord too hdmi in mail need hook up see if it works yet, if it does work ill get full had then right 1080i with the 230 and 220 hate take them back or would i still need go with older blayer

post #3964 of 4169

ok guys now you got my head  working just looked at that sony if not mistaken looks like it has most bells and whisles, all component out puts and hdmi not postive picture not  great maybe i should take the 230 back, keep the 220 for bedroom and bid on the sony 570 looking on fleabay theres not many there maybe hard 1 to get but i can try  is the 580 also the same as the 570


Edited by Jeffj8 - 10/8/13 at 3:43am
post #3965 of 4169
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Originally Posted by naustin View Post

As Michael said CCFL (flouresent) bulbs can burnout but it is rare. I've owned both rear projection & LCD Mitsubishi TVs. The bulb in the rear projection required routine replacement every 3 or 4 years. The Mitsu LCD model same as Michael's is also 7 yrs old w/o any repair. Changing an CCFL bulb on an LCD would be a repair not routine maintenance like the bulb replacement on a rear projection set. Again you need a 3D set to view 3D images. For the cost conscious Vizio M series gets good 3D reviews.

 

thank you naustin looking at them abit also ......

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post #3966 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Jeffj8 View Post

ok guys now you got my head  working just looked at that sony if not mistaken looks like it has most bells and whisles, all component out puts and hdmi not postive picture not  great maybe i should take the 230 back, keep the 220 for bedroom and bid on the sony 570 looking on fleabay theres not many there maybe hard 1 to get but i can try  is the 580 also the same as the 570
The 570 or 580 will work fine, as both have component. I used to have a 570. It was a nice player. If you want HD on your current TV and can't get DVI to work, then component is you only option. But keep in mind, even with component, only blu-ray is going to be 1080. DVD is still going to be 480. Not a huge deal, but something to be aware of.
post #3967 of 4169

OK just tried the new dvi d to the TV and both 220 and 230 no luck it seams like it wants too like it tries i get  the writing from the TV showing it changed settings the a few flickers the all green... Ive done bit more searching Ive read on other site some 1 had identical same model size whole 9 yards he got it too work , now the cable or converter i used is duel in his post he said the TV calls for signal dvid would this matter,,,also sense both 220 230 is ether display or open box could there be a setting which i cant get to or see on older TV sense no picture thanks again... oh and by the way still looking at the Sony's the rs not many on flebay came across s590 now but i think the 590 is a no no not sure just asking cause not sure what kind luck ill have getting the 570 0r 580

post #3968 of 4169
Use composite (red, white, yellow) temporarily to gain access to the setup menu. While in the setup menu, turn off Deep Color in the HDMI settings.

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post #3969 of 4169
AND set video output resolution to 1080i. It is probably trying to send 1080p!
post #3970 of 4169
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Originally Posted by Jeffj8 View Post

avfile thank you so much 4 posting this guess im bit slow lol well im willing to try it is a nice tv, are you using a hitachi also ? i just got the new dvi d cord too hdmi in mail need hook up see if it works yet, if it does work ill get full had then right 1080i with the 230 and 220 hate take them back or would i still need go with older blayer

I am using a Pioneer 533-HD5 that refuses to die and still puts out a very punchy image... was like $4600 new 11 years ago. I have used the Sony BDP 350, 550, 770 and Oppo BDP-83 players all with component outputs smile.gif
post #3971 of 4169

OK guys been speaking to the wife about all this.[shes bit sick of hearing it lol] well 2 my surprise she said, there's a store going out business lets go see the TVs,so we did, was not bit happy what they had, thought was 2 hi even marked down so I'm looking on line, found visio  e551d-a0 for 570 open box full warranty etc and visio m3d550kde 599 refurbished need help comparing please i also apologize i tried starting new thread on this but got a  error saying sense I'm new my thread needs be approved so it take more time waiting 4 approval were kinda impatient want make some kind of move hope makes sense... also the 230 i found for a refurb for 53.00 bucks other 230 open box was 83,00 gonna swap them out and keep the 220 and 230 cant beat the price...wife and i thinking about retiring the old Hitachi 65 inch we had it for approx 12 13 yrs still going strong though never even changed a bulb etc 12plus yrs and better picture quality ,3d lol and less space, and maybe even save a buck on electric is why were thinking this way thanks again and sorry 4 any confusion if some one now can help me compare these 2 models e551d-a0  [570] m3d550kde [599] please it be appreciated thanks ...seams i cant copy paste specs sorry


Edited by Jeffj8 - 10/9/13 at 9:18am
post #3972 of 4169
If you're asking about TVs use the LCD TV forum.

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post #3973 of 4169
Ok .. I have this BR player, and am wondering if you guys change anything in the 3D settings, to make it better at all?


I picked up :

Avatar
Despicable Me
Journey 2
Life of Pi
Texas Chainsaw


Maybe shouldn't spoil myself right off the bat, but as soon as its dark , Im gonna throw in Avatar to see what all the 3D hype is about.. I never got into 3D much, but picked up a few ( from what I hear ) very good 3d presentations, in the movies I just bought.. I know there are better ones out there as well, but all these were under $20..

Under Player settings > 3D , I see 6 options

3D BD- Video playback
3D AVC-HD output
3D type
3D playback precautions
Manual settings
Pop out level


I will research and look through my manual , if I can find it, but am just wondering it you guys change any of the settings..

TV is a Vizio M601, , and Im sitting about 12 feet away... Really wish I would have held off a bit and got the 70" :/
post #3974 of 4169
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Originally Posted by mj79 View Post

Ok .. I have this BR player, and am wondering if you guys change anything in the 3D settings, to make it better at all?


I picked up :

Avatar
Despicable Me
Journey 2
Life of Pi
Texas Chainsaw


Maybe shouldn't spoil myself right off the bat, but as soon as its dark , Im gonna throw in Avatar to see what all the 3D hype is about.. I never got into 3D much, but picked up a few ( from what I hear ) very good 3d presentations, in the movies I just bought.. I know there are better ones out there as well, but all these were under $20..

Under Player settings > 3D , I see 6 options

3D BD- Video playback
3D AVC-HD output
3D type
3D playback precautions
Manual settings
Pop out level


I will research and look through my manual , if I can find it, but am just wondering it you guys change any of the settings..

TV is a Vizio M601, , and Im sitting about 12 feet away... Really wish I would have held off a bit and got the 70" :/

If you search through my previous posts I asked the same question a few pages back, asking folks what their ideal 3D settings are. I can share with you that I discovered two features which seem to influence the 3D effect a lot: one is the "pop out leve". I believe my player was defaulted to 1. I now have it max'd out at level 4 and its quite a difference. I think the other setting is called "depth" and again you can amp that up as well. Find my post as I think I describe it a little better .

EDIT: BTW I have Avitar 3d which by all accounts is/should be the gold standard for 3D but I can't stand that flick. I fired it up the very first time we tested out 3D and after 20min or so turned it off in disgust. I went back approx 6-8mo later and watched about 40 more minutes of it, fast forwarding through so much, and again every few minutes I can't help think that james cameron put this bs of a story together as an excuse to make a 3d movie. God I have avitar. I have the iron man 3 3D BD which I'm going to try out perhaps this thanksgiving (Canada) weekend. Clash of the Titans 3D BD wasn't too bad either. I enjoyed that far fetched plot more than Avitar, and I'm a classics major! ha
Edited by stuckin96 - 10/11/13 at 9:28am
post #3975 of 4169
Anyone know how to make captions smaller on Netflix thru Panny 220? They are 3 times larger than Netflix on Apple TV 3.
post #3976 of 4169
can anyone say if dmp-bdt 500 is capable of playing sbs full video from bluray disc ?
i currently rendering my videos and i don´t have any projectors at the moment and no compatible display to test my player.

so if anyone could confirm.

allthough i have a slight izhy about sbs full being a computer only format.
post #3977 of 4169
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Originally Posted by mj79 View Post

Ok .. I have this BR player, and am wondering if you guys change anything in the 3D settings, to make it better at all?


I picked up :

Avatar
Despicable Me
Journey 2
Life of Pi
Texas Chainsaw


Maybe shouldn't spoil myself right off the bat, but as soon as its dark , Im gonna throw in Avatar to see what all the 3D hype is about.. I never got into 3D much, but picked up a few ( from what I hear ) very good 3d presentations, in the movies I just bought.. I know there are better ones out there as well, but all these were under $20..

Under Player settings > 3D , I see 6 options

3D BD- Video playback
3D AVC-HD output
3D type
3D playback precautions
Manual settings
Pop out level


I will research and look through my manual , if I can find it, but am just wondering it you guys change any of the settings..

TV is a Vizio M601, , and Im sitting about 12 feet away... Really wish I would have held off a bit and got the 70" :/
 
Avatar is the standard many films try to emulate for 3D effectiveness and many are now nearly there Hugo also is fantastic and although I have not seen them yet Pacific Rim and House Of Wax are supposed to be very special also.
Ps
Avatar is a fantastic film enjoy.
post #3978 of 4169
Can the BDT220 do AB repeat?

The only repeat I can find in the options is repeat chapter or repeat DVD.
post #3979 of 4169

Panasonic DMP-BDT220 won't play dvd

My panasonic blu ray player will not read any dvd's. CD's and Blu Rays load up immediately, but no matter what DVD I put it, it will not read th disc. All firmware is up to date. Any troubleshooting things I can try?
post #3980 of 4169
I have the newest firmware on my DMP-BDT321 and I can't do a complete factory restore by holding down the buttons on the touch pad remote like it says to do in the manual. The option in the menu does not reset some network settings. I have some old network shares that I want to delete out of the player. Has anyone else ran into this problem?

Page 33 of the manual. Maybe new firmware broke it?

http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMPBDT321.PDF
post #3981 of 4169
Is anyone able to view 3d on Netflix with the Panasonic? I have the 320 and no go.
post #3982 of 4169
Not supported on last year's model.

S~
post #3983 of 4169
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Originally Posted by trgraphics View Post

Is anyone able to view 3d on Netflix with the Panasonic? I have the 320 and no go.

It may work with this year's models (DMP-BDT230, -BDT330, etc) but I doubt that it'll be coming to last year's. (I know that it works in this year's Sony 3D BDPs). It would be unlike Panasonic to issue firmware updates to add new features to a 1.5 y/o product. Fixes to major bugs, yes; new features, no.
post #3984 of 4169
I've had the 220 for about 8 months. I read quite a few pages of this thread but didn't come across any conversation about compatibility issues with specific discs, so forgive me for not perusing all 133 pages. Here are the Blu-ray discs that have given me the "disc incompatible" message:

Shawshank Redemption
Blood Work
Cape Fear

Obviously these are all older movies...not sure if there's any correlation there, but I'd appreciate any discussion of, or direction to previous mention of this topic.
post #3985 of 4169
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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.

Hi Wendell, just read some of your replies as I am searching for a new NAS to stream my media on my BD-220.

I recently bought a 3TB WD My Cloud NAS specifically to stream our media at home and provide storage for all the data at home that is clogging up our drives. Now the box said that the My Cloud streams just about everything but I actually couldn't get it to stream any of my media using the DLNA on the BD220 (file can't play error message on all my videos but things like jpegs and pdf's opened fine). I have subsequently returned the item to the store. The WD MyCloud uses the Twonky Media streaming service with DLNA but it doesn't say on the box that it doesn't provide support for any of the AVI codecs like DivX. I discovered that after 3 or 4 painful hours of trying to get it to work to no avail. Even MPEGS didn't work. I have been looking at the Synology DS212 but I just wonder if I am going to run into the same problem? Can I stream AVI's with DivX codecs on the Synology?

Let me know please!

99points

post #3986 of 4169
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Originally Posted by 99points View Post

Can I stream AVI's with DivX codecs on the Synology?

Sorry, I have never used those file formats. I have no problem with HD files in MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 format. Stream music files in FLAC, MP3, WMA-Lossless with no problem. These files are stored in the Media Server section and I have Translation turned off. It takes a long time for the Media Server to generate thumbnails for photos so I store them in another folder on the drive and only copy photos to be viewed to the Media Server Photo folder. Some info on setting up the Synology here. Owners manual and other info here.
post #3987 of 4169

Is getting a Panasonic DMPBDT500 Bluray player overkill to pair with my Marantz SR5007 AVReciever??

I am getting all my equipment in the next two weeks so I just wanna make sure i don't have too much of a technology redundancy

So far I plan on getting

TV- Panny VT60
Front stage- Two Klipsch RF-82 II
Center- One Klipsch RC-62 II
Rear- Two Klipsch RS-52 II
Subs -One Klipsch SW-110
Receiver - One Marantz SR5007 AVR
DVD - Panasonic DMPBDT500
post #3988 of 4169
you do not need the 500 with your setup. Your setup will handle 3D passthrough. You get use the 230/330 or similar Sony S5100.

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post #3989 of 4169
Will you be using the analog outputs for stereo playback, or are you planning to use onlu HDMI for your hookup. If you use the analog outputs, you will take advantage of the audio DAC that is in the BDT 500. If you are hooking the Bluray through the HDMI only, you will be using the DAC inside the Marantz and the player will only act as a transport so it make no difference which you use. I doubt you will here any real difference either way. Marantz puts a quality DAC in their equipment. I own the BDT500 and use analog for 2 channel stereo for switching reasons, otherwise I would just use the HDMI. I picked up my BDT500 at BB a few weeks ago on e. clearance for $69 dollars. That is the reason I own one. I also own the BDT220 which is a fine player. I think it was replaced by the 230. Both the 500 and the 220 produce great video. Hope this helps.
post #3990 of 4169
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

you do not need the 500 with your setup. Your setup will handle 3D passthrough. You get use the 230/330 or similar Sony S5100.

S~

Maybe he's interested in audio as well as video. In that case the 500 is a definite improvement over the other models. If he's only interested in video, the 500 is overkill.
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