From panasonic, no chroma processing or high clarity audio. Its not listed on their site either. Seems like panasonic cares more for the social media aspects than the purists.
I have noticed that year after year Panasonic seems to give less and less. The 210 was loaded with sound options, the 220 less and I think the 230 less than the 220. High Clarity Audio is automatic now because the analog outputs are going, going gone. I was thinking about getting the S330, but with the Samsung F7500 and the LG 730 also with 4K, I will have to wait for customer reviews. Chroma processing maybe automatic now also. Incidently Best Buy manager told me that the Sony 4K 55 inch TV will be on display in the store in 2 to 3 weeks. The LG S730 is on sale in store for $199.99.
The Panasonic machine to me however are a very good workhorse blu ray machine.
Yes this model has been out since the beginning of this week at a where i shop. Was gonna pick one up, bet they were sold out. The sales guy said they only got a couple in this weeks shipment but more to come.
Threads like this used to really "pop." Are even HT enthusiast sites losing interest in the latest BD player offerings from one of the biggest manufs of the BDA?
Can someone who has used the player please comment on browser functionality and Flickr support. Specifically, is the browser "open"--can you access all of the Internet (except for perhaps, as previously mentioned, streaming/video sites like YouTube wherein the ecosystem wants you to use the dedicated application instead?)? How do you type/navigate around--via the player's remote only? Smartphone? Can you connect a traditional keyboard via USB?
And finally, can you access your photos uploaded to your Flickr page to view them on your big screen via the player's browser (or a Flickr app?)? Thanks.
So, for those of you who do have this player, I also have a question. It is regarding NAS connection functionality.
If I am reading the documentation correctly, this player is supposed to have NAS capability, but the manual has zero instructions on how to connect to the NAS box. It just sends you off to a global customer support page that is a nightmare in which to find anything.
So, if anyone knows what this player is capable of regarding NAS connection, I'd like to know.
Has anyone confirmed this player as having the checkerboard format yet? Potentially interested in one to go with my mitsubishi wd65c9.
I have exactly the same question about the 230, 330, and the 500. Called Panasonic customer support this morning and was told that all of their 3D Blu ray players still support checkerboard. I then went to the well known South America river Q&A and read that the 230 does not (posted by the "Panasonic Team"). I just love contradictory answers. Edited by fxrh - 12/31/13 at 1:38pm