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post #121 of 626
I can say this, its small, flimsy, and very loud. PQ is great though. To me its a cheap bedroom player, no way would I have it in my main HT setup. Not because of performance, but because Id rather have something a little more stylish there. Im not fond of this huge push for lite players the size of a jewel case.
post #122 of 626
I saw this at the Panasonic site. Sounds a bit like what mine is doing although I can't verify that the problem discs played before the firmware upgrade. The movie Melancholia played previews then did nothing a few times for me then it just decided to play. The Panasonic answer is lame.

http://answers.shop.panasonic.com/answers/9203/product/DMP-BD89_support/questions.htm?sort=helpfulq

Just upgraded firmware now some blu rays won't play

I just upgraded my bd89 with latest firmware (version 1.34). Now blu rays that used to play on the device no longer play (Lincoln and Wreck it Ralph so far). They will initially load and play through only the previews. After that the screen goes black until I either stop the disc or eject the disc. If i hit stop once, and then hit the "top menu" botton, the main menus will load. If i prompt it to play the movie, scene selection, or bonus features, the screen goes black again. It seems like the player can't find the "movie parts" of the disc. I hear the disc spinnning at a high speed when i put my ear to the player. I've waited as long as 15 minutes for the movie to play but the screen remains black. There isn't even a "disc loading" icon that usually comes with blu ray movies. Can I somehow load the previous firmware?

Answer

We recommend you insert a 2GB SD Card to be used as additional storage in the player. Then ensure that you highlight the "Play Movie" option and press the [OK] button on the remote. Pressing [PLAY] can make some discs repeat the top menu.
post #123 of 626
I recently purchased a 230 and so far I am really happy with it. I have had a blu ray player for years, but never a 3d player until now. My question is about the pop out adjustment in the settings menu. Should that stay at 0? I am guessing it does what it says....controls pop out.
post #124 of 626
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

I bet that is incorrect, for several reasons.

The insider at the other site said it was a different chip solution this year on the new players.

Someone has seen mediatek data in the FW information

The Chroma settings are now gone on the new players, which was part of the Uniphier processing.

If you look at the North American site, there is nothing about "adaptive chroma processing" because it is not a feature anymore.

Finally, that Canadian page is the same 2012 info where they compared 2012 vs 2010, not 2013. I think someone made a boo boo.


The Amazon comparison chart shows "adaptive chroma processing" all the way down to the 230.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMP-BD89-Wi-Fi-Blu-ray-Player/dp/B00B9JR5H2/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1366992592&sr=1-9&keywords=dmp+bdt230

ETA: I didn't mean that Amazon is correct and the Panasonic site is not, but rather not to buy based on the Amazon chart.
Edited by Ehoser - 4/26/13 at 9:20am
post #125 of 626
unless they have control if the feature out and have iton all the time. Not sure whats going on
post #126 of 626
Wow, it's getting really bad on my 89. I have 4 BDs from Netflix out now and 3 of them don't play. A Dangerous Method Plays. Game Of Thrones S2 D2 doesn't do anything. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo shows a loading progress screen. Moneyball played previews but no movie once, now it just plays the Sony intro.

Panasonic recommends to insert a USB thumb drive which I did. Sometimes the Status shows BD+USB and sometimes it doesn't.

I might have to downgrade to DVDs until I get this sorted out.

ETA: I looked at the Panny Q&A site I linked above and maybe half of the questions say the machine can't play discs after updating the firmware.
Edited by Ehoser - 4/27/13 at 7:25pm
post #127 of 626
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ehoser View Post

Wow, it's getting really bad on my 89. I have 4 BDs from Netflix out now and 3 of them don't play. A Dangerous Method Plays. Game Of Thrones S2 D2 doesn't do anything. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo shows a loading progress screen. Moneyball played previews but no movie once, now it just plays the Sony intro.

Panasonic recommends to insert a USB thumb drive which I did. Sometimes the Status shows BD+USB and sometimes it doesn't.

I might have to downgrade to DVDs until I get this sorted out.

ETA: I looked at the Panny Q&A site I linked above and maybe half of the questions say the machine can't play discs after updating the firmware.

Turning off BD-LIVE and other useless features might free up the internal memory.
post #128 of 626
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Originally Posted by Caleb Lev Arn View Post

Turning off BD-LIVE and other useless features might free up the internal memory.

I turned off BD-LIVE. No change. What other "useless features" can I turn off? If the machine is running out of memory it should be able to put up an error message.
post #129 of 626
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Originally Posted by Caleb Lev Arn View Post

Turning off BD-LIVE and other useless features might free up the internal memory.

Doesn't BD-Live need an external USB stick? It shouldn't be using internal memory.
post #130 of 626
Correct. There is no built in memory for bd live.
post #131 of 626
Here's another thing. I haven't pinned it down to the Panny 89 but now the sound is messed up. I noticed night before last that the FR speaker was dead. At first I thought it must be a bad speaker wire connection. After the movie I did the tone test on the receiver and all speakers worked. Last night there only the center speaker was working/ I finally switched to stereo output and got two channels. The front display on the receiver only said HDMI1 when it usually shows DTS or whatever the current output from the BDP is (it seems to switch quite a bit during previews and menus and the like).
post #132 of 626
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Originally Posted by Ehoser View Post

Here's another thing. I haven't pinned it down to the Panny 89 but now the sound is messed up. I noticed night before last that the FR speaker was dead. At first I thought it must be a bad speaker wire connection. After the movie I did the tone test on the receiver and all speakers worked. Last night there only the center speaker was working/ I finally switched to stereo output and got two channels. The front display on the receiver only said HDMI1 when it usually shows DTS or whatever the current output from the BDP is (it seems to switch quite a bit during previews and menus and the like).


The front display on the receiver only said HDMI1 when it usually shows DTS or whatever the current output from the BDP is (it seems to switch quite a bit during previews and menus and the like).

that is normal. my receiver does that as well.

Jacob
post #133 of 626
So I bought a Samsung BD-F7500 player and discovered that samsung enabled cinavia protection on it. I'm to the point where I'm returning this otherwise great player just because of this issue. Can any of you confirm whether the BDT-230 has cinavia enabled on it?
post #134 of 626
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Originally Posted by Jacob305 View Post

The front display on the receiver only said HDMI1 when it usually shows DTS or whatever the current output from the BDP is (it seems to switch quite a bit during previews and menus and the like).

that is normal. my receiver does that as well.

Jacob

Up until yesterday it always showed DTS or DOLBY or whatever. I sill don't know if it's the receiver or the Panny. I did a factory reset on the Yahama receiver, then a YPAO automatic speaker setup. Now I have to turn the volume up a lot higher than before.
post #135 of 626
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Originally Posted by Ou8thisSN View Post

So I bought a Samsung BD-F7500 player and discovered that samsung enabled cinavia protection on it. I'm to the point where I'm returning this otherwise great player just because of this issue. Can any of you confirm whether the BDT-230 has cinavia enabled on it?

I am pretty sure all new players will have that "feature".
post #136 of 626
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Originally Posted by Ehoser View Post

I am pretty sure all new players will have that "feature".

I know all players are required to have cinavia on it if they want a license. However, some manufacturers have chosen not to enable it. I know in the previous generation of Sonys and Panasonics, they havent been enabled. This is why I was asking if anyone has tried to play a movie from this list, that they ripped from mkv: http://veehd.com/forum/viewtopic?f=263185
post #137 of 626
Depends on the model year. Sony has enabled cinavia. Panasonic has not on players issued before 2/12. All players released after that date are required.

S~
post #138 of 626
Ehoser,

Have you unplugged the player from the power source for 30 sec...........some times that does a reset after plugging it back in.........it may help and may not...just a thought.
post #139 of 626
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Originally Posted by pevco View Post

Ehoser,

Have you unplugged the player from the power source for 30 sec...........some times that does a reset after plugging it back in.........it may help and may not...just a thought.

Tried that several times and then let it sit for a minute after plugging back in. It did seem to change the behavior but not for the better (don't remember the details right now).

As far as sound I played a DVD last night and had to turn the volume down to where it had been before this trouble started. With the only BD that worked over the weekend I had to turn the volume way up to hear anything. Yahama decided to get technical with the volume so with the DVD it is set to about -25 dB, for the BD I turned it up to around -12 dB. Used to be the same level for both.
post #140 of 626
Try a player reset and redo your settings.

S~
post #141 of 626
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Try a player reset and redo your settings.

S~

Just tried, no change.
post #142 of 626
Got a call from Panasonic customer support today. He collected my info and said they are working on a solution. I am not the only one having the problem.

This seems like a nice little player when it works.

BTW, the Panny guy recommended connecting the player directly to the TV and using ARC for the sound. Is that better than running the player through the receiver?
post #143 of 626
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Originally Posted by Ehoser View Post

Got a call from Panasonic customer support today. He collected my info and said they are working on a solution. I am not the only one having the problem.

This seems like a nice little player when it works.

BTW, the Panny guy recommended connecting the player directly to the TV and using ARC for the sound. Is that better than running the player through the receiver?

I doubt it.

Jacob
post #144 of 626
I just got the 230 in for testing, and with the latest firmware, just ignore the HDMI Format setting (YCbCr 4:2:2, 4:4:4 RGB Standard and Enhanced). No matter what option you pick, it will only output YCbCr 4:4:4. I'll get to more testing of the video processing tomorrow or Wednesday, depending on how much time I have. That is, if my test discs will load.
post #145 of 626
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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek View Post

Someone has seen mediatek data in the FW information

Is there are link proving this?
post #146 of 626
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Originally Posted by Smackrabbit View Post

I just got the 230 in for testing, and with the latest firmware, just ignore the HDMI Format setting (YCbCr 4:2:2, 4:4:4 RGB Standard and Enhanced). No matter what option you pick, it will only output YCbCr 4:4:4. I'll get to more testing of the video processing tomorrow or Wednesday, depending on how much time I have. That is, if my test discs will load.

That's ridiculous.

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Originally Posted by Rathbone View Post

Is there are link proving this?

A member posted early on in this thread or the other separate 2013.
post #147 of 626
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Originally Posted by Jacob305 View Post

I doubt it.

Jacob

I tried using ARC from the TV to the receiver and I could only get stereo out of it. It's a DVD that has Dolby Digital 5.1.
post #148 of 626
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Originally Posted by Ehoser View Post

I tried using ARC from the TV to the receiver and I could only get stereo out of it. It's a DVD that has Dolby Digital 5.1.

that is correct. does the tv and receiver have optical cable? you can try that? you wont get the trueHD/DTSMA when playing a blu ray movie. you will only get dolby digital and regular DTS.
you need HDMI to get trueHD/DTSMA.

Jacob
post #149 of 626
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Originally Posted by Jacob305 View Post

that is correct. does the tv and receiver have optical cable? you can try that? you wont get the trueHD/DTSMA when playing a blu ray movie. you will only get dolby digital and regular DTS.
you need HDMI to get trueHD/DTSMA.

Jacob

It was HDMI from player to TV HDMI1, then HDMI cable from HDMI2 on the TV to HDMI out on the receiver. All the pieces seemed to configure themselves except for the stereo only. I didn't see any setting on any of the components to fix it.
post #150 of 626
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Originally Posted by Rivera View Post

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.
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