Originally Posted by Rivera
I have a strange problem with the DMP-BDT330 player. Because I have an older Yamaha RX-V665 receiver that is not 3D compatible I decided to buy the BDT330 with the twin HDMI ports.
I connected a high speed HDMI cable from the HDMI main port on the player directly to my Panasonic TC-P50ST60 TV and a second high speed HDMI cable from the HDMI sub port directly to the Yamaha receiver.
I updated the firmware of the player to version 1.33.
In the players menu I selected V.off for the HDMI sub port.
Now when I play a 3D blu-ray DVD on the player I get 1080p/24hz video output on the TV and 7.1 HD-Master audio on the receiver. awesome couldn't be better.
But when I play a regular blu-ray DVD on the player then I get 1080i video output on the TV and 7.1 HD-Master audio on the receiver.
When I power down the receiver the output changes in 1080p/24hz and when I power the receiver back on the output changes back into 1080i.
I all ready contacted Panasonic about this and they insist there is nothing wrong with the player and that the receiver is faulty.
Any thoughts on this? Is this "normal" HDMI version incompatibility? Or is this just a bad player? Anyone else with this problem?
Not a "bad player", I just got my Panasonic 330 BR today, and immediately tested it for this issue, and that's what it does, 1080i on playback from standard BlueRay disks when HDMI "sub" is set to "turn OFF video signal".
For non 3D, standard BR playback, I pondered a solution that would not involve complicated HDMI cable switching or using a switch, and realized all I had to do with my setup, was to return the Pany units setting for HDMI "sub", back to "NORMAL", when viewing a non 3D BlueRay, and this sends out the full 1080P video as well as the Master audio tracks to my NON 1.4 HDMI AVR, a now older Onkyo 906, that has NO 3D capabilities, hence the reason I bought this dual HDMI output deck in the first place. Then I simply change the input on my new Panasonic VT50, to the input from the AVR, no longer from the Pany 330 "main HDMI output". The VT50 has 4 HDMI inputs, which is helpful here. So at least for me, I only have to make one menu setting change, and of course the inputs on the AVR and panel itself for sources. THANKS for pointing out your discovery, not sure why the hardware behaves this way, but there is at least a work around depending on the gear one owns, beats upgrading to a new 3D ready AVR if you can't or don't want to.