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post #391 of 632
Well I wonder why there's no video options, 2d-->3D and so on for files streamed over the network (other than for the same files when fed via USB f.i.). Is this by design or do I miss something here?
post #392 of 632
How's the DMP-BDT330 compared to the DMP-BDT500? I'm thinking of selling my Oppo 93 and need dual HDMI. It'd be a downgrade huh?
post #393 of 632
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Originally Posted by sigmaace01 View Post

How's the DMP-BDT330 compared to the DMP-BDT500? I'm thinking of selling my Oppo 93 and need dual HDMI. It'd be a downgrade huh?
All three are good bluray players.
post #394 of 632
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Originally Posted by sigmaace01 View Post

How's the DMP-BDT330 compared to the DMP-BDT500? I'm thinking of selling my Oppo 93 and need dual HDMI. It'd be a downgrade huh?

keep the oppo 93.

Jacob
post #395 of 632
Bought a brand new 230 about a week ago.

Have watched about 4 bluray discs and last night about half way through "After Earth" I experienced intermittent black screens for about 2-5 seconds in duration and then blue bar at top right "BD DISC" and then picture would come back. Audio keeps playing uninterrupted but the video blanks out.

Anyone have this happen? Think my player is going bad?? I did inspect the disc and not a scratch or smudge on it; I believe I was the first one to view the disc since the movie just came out at Redbox this week.
post #396 of 632
Just watched it the other night with no problem.

S~
post #397 of 632
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Just watched it the other night with no problem.

S~

Think it's the player?
post #398 of 632
I have the exact same issue I just scanned this entire thread to see if anyone else experienced this. The movie was after earth bluray and this also occurred on This is the End bluray.
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Originally Posted by PRO710HD View Post

Bought a brand new 230 about a week ago.

Have watched about 4 bluray discs and last night about half way through "After Earth" I experienced intermittent black screens for about 2-5 seconds in duration and then blue bar at top right "BD DISC" and then picture would come back. Audio keeps playing uninterrupted but the video blanks out.

Anyone have this happen? Think my player is going bad?? I did inspect the disc and not a scratch or smudge on it; I believe I was the first one to view the disc since the movie just came out at Redbox this week.
post #399 of 632
I believe it has to do with Sony's authoring since both are mastered in 4K. I did have this problem with This is the End on all 4 of my BD players. It has also been reported in the software thread. You might check if others are having the same issue with After Earth. That one I did not have trouble with.

S~
post #400 of 632
Watched it the other night - from Redbox. No issues.
post #401 of 632
My installer tried the DMP-BDT220 discrete On and Off codes and he says they do not work on the 230. Can anyone verify this? If true, does anyone have discrete codes that will work for the 230 that they could post? Thanks in advance.

Presumably this should also apply to anyone owning the 130 or the 330 as well.
Edited by yhtomitb - 10/19/13 at 7:59am
post #402 of 632
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Originally Posted by cardinal4 View Post

I just bought a Panasonic BDT-330 and configured it to pass audio only over the HDMI (Sub) by setting V.OFF. The HDMI Audio Output setting is ON. The video works just fine on my 3D TV but I cannot get my Pioneer VSX01 AVR to play the audio. I tried the BD input, no dice. I configured the DVD input on the AVR to use HDMI 1 and 2 and tried those as well. No dice, either. Any ideas? Anyone have any luck getting non HDMI 1.4 Pioneer AVR's to work this way?

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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

I believe you also need to turn off HDMI audio output. That will disable it on HDMI 1. That's the way the previous players worked.

S~

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Originally Posted by cardinal4 View Post

I will try that but it is a 180 from the instructions in the manual which mention to turn off HDMI audio output if an optical/digital connection is used. In the audio troubleshooting guide the below is written:

To output audio from a device connected with an HDMI cable, set “HDMI Audio Output” to “On” in the Setup menu.

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Originally Posted by cardinal4 View Post

Well I spoke to soon, it still does not work with any disc that has 3D content. After posting my earlier remarks I noticed the disk I used was a 2D. Play a 2D disk and it works as advertised, no HDMI sync issues, HD audio to the AVR and a nice crisp picture. Insert a disk with 3D content and the fun begins. First HDMI sync issues start after spin up and the initial read. The 330's display flashes HDMI and I can see the AVR's HDMI indicator blipping on/off. The same with the TV, the video stutters, TV goes black, then back on, eventually all devices sync up. The video Intro stutters. When the movies menu appears Press Play and the video has horrible stutter and no audio to the AVR. I tried several 3D titles, all with the same result. Several lockups that required unplugging the player and restarting. I've tried different combinations of HDMI settings, none work with 3D content. I've successfully played 3D content with my Sony S580 with the same gear, sans the HD audio. Do these symptoms appear to be configuration related?


My DMP330 that I just purchased last Friday works with 2D Blurays, but not with 3D. Pioneer Elite VSX92TXH HDMI input1 Directv(HDMI output on receiver connected to Panasonic VT60HDMI1). VSX92 HDMI input2 connected to DMP330 Sub output(Video off orange led showing it's correctly connected). Panasonic VT60 has HDMI1 Directv, and HDMI2 connected to DMP330 HDMI AV Out Main(with HDMI audio off in audio menu of DMP330). This setup works with 2D, but 3D pic juddery with no audio. The fix is to unplug the HDMI output on my VSX92 going to the VT60. Once I do that 3D works fine, but I don't have to unplug output when watching 2D.
post #403 of 632
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Originally Posted by cardinal4 View Post

I just bought a Panasonic BDT-330 and configured it to pass audio only over the HDMI (Sub) by setting V.OFF. The HDMI Audio Output setting is ON. The video works just fine on my 3D TV but I cannot get my Pioneer VSX01 AVR to play the audio. I tried the BD input, no dice. I configured the DVD input on the AVR to use HDMI 1 and 2 and tried those as well. No dice, either. Any ideas? Anyone have any luck getting non HDMI 1.4 Pioneer AVR's to work this way?

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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

I believe you also need to turn off HDMI audio output. That will disable it on HDMI 1. That's the way the previous players worked.

S~

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Originally Posted by cardinal4 View Post

I will try that but it is a 180 from the instructions in the manual which mention to turn off HDMI audio output if an optical/digital connection is used. In the audio troubleshooting guide the below is written:

To output audio from a device connected with an HDMI cable, set “HDMI Audio Output” to “On” in the Setup menu.

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Originally Posted by cardinal4 View Post

Well I spoke to soon, it still does not work with any disc that has 3D content. After posting my earlier remarks I noticed the disk I used was a 2D. Play a 2D disk and it works as advertised, no HDMI sync issues, HD audio to the AVR and a nice crisp picture. Insert a disk with 3D content and the fun begins. First HDMI sync issues start after spin up and the initial read. The 330's display flashes HDMI and I can see the AVR's HDMI indicator blipping on/off. The same with the TV, the video stutters, TV goes black, then back on, eventually all devices sync up. The video Intro stutters. When the movies menu appears Press Play and the video has horrible stutter and no audio to the AVR. I tried several 3D titles, all with the same result. Several lockups that required unplugging the player and restarting. I've tried different combinations of HDMI settings, none work with 3D content. I've successfully played 3D content with my Sony S580 with the same gear, sans the HD audio. Do these symptoms appear to be configuration related?


My DMP330 that I just purchased last Friday works with 2D Blurays, but not with 3D. Pioneer Elite VSX92TXH HDMI input1 Directv(HDMI output on receiver connected to Panasonic VT60HDMI1). VSX92 HDMI input2 connected to DMP330 Sub output(Video off orange led showing it's correctly connected). Panasonic VT60 has HDMI1 Directv,(from output of VSX92) and HDMI2 connected to DMP330 HDMI AV Out Main(with HDMI audio off in audio menu of DMP330). This setup works with 2D, but 3D pic juddery with no audio. The fix is to unplug the HDMI output on my VSX92 going to the VT60. Once I do that 3D works fine( 3D video and audio output from receiver), but I don't have to unplug output when watching 2D.
Edited by mridan - 10/21/13 at 11:52am
post #404 of 632
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Originally Posted by mridan View Post




My DMP330 that I just purchased last Friday works with 2D Blurays, but not with 3D. Pioneer Elite VSX92TXH HDMI input1 Directv(HDMI output on receiver connected to Panasonic VT60HDMI1). VSX92 HDMI input2 connected to DMP330 Sub output(Video off orange led showing it's correctly connected). Panasonic VT60 has HDMI1 Directv,(from output of VSX92) and HDMI2 connected to DMP330 HDMI AV Out Main(with HDMI audio off in audio menu of DMP330). This setup works with 2D, but 3D pic juddery with no audio. The fix is to unplug the HDMI output on my VSX92 going to the VT60. Once I do that 3D works fine, but I don't have to unplug output when watching 2D.

I just unplugged the sub output on the 330 going to the receiver. 3D working with audio coming from speakers of TV(VT60).
post #405 of 632
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Originally Posted by mridan View Post




My DMP330 that I just purchased last Friday works with 2D Blurays, but not with 3D. Pioneer Elite VSX92TXH HDMI input1 Directv(HDMI output on receiver connected to Panasonic VT60HDMI1). VSX92 HDMI input2 connected to DMP330 Sub output(Video off orange led showing it's correctly connected). Panasonic VT60 has HDMI1 Directv,(from output of VSX92) and HDMI2 connected to DMP330 HDMI AV Out Main(with HDMI audio off in audio menu of DMP330). This setup works with 2D, but 3D pic juddery with no audio. The fix is to unplug the HDMI output on my VSX92 going to the VT60. Once I do that 3D works fine, but I don't have to unplug output when watching 2D.

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Originally Posted by mridan View Post

I just unplugged the sub output on the 330 going to the receiver. 3D working with audio coming from speakers of TV(VT60).

Just spoke with Panasonic tech support. They told me everything is working correctly. According to Panasonic tech support you can not have two HDMI outputs going to display because of HDMI priority with 3D 1.4(why does it work with 2D blurays?). I don't really understand this so if someone could explain it to me, I would appreciate it. I will rarely watch a 3D bluray, so if I have to unplug the HDMI output on the receiver it's no big deal.
Edited by mridan - 10/21/13 at 10:34am
post #406 of 632

panasonic bdt230 dvd player

hi there can anyone help me.I have been using my dvd player for netflix no problem for a few months now,but it wont connect to the internet anymore...it says"lan adapter has been removed"..would be grateful for any help..

post #407 of 632
I have the Pan. BD230. Is it beneficial to set the player to 24p when streaming Netflix HD? Has anyone noticed a difference? Thanks.
post #408 of 632
OK. 3rd time I've rented a movie from Redbox. Brand new no scratches probably the first one to view the movie and I'm once again getting the intermittent black screen and the popup bluray in the top left corner and then it restores. What a Pain in the A***!! Move is Grown Ups 2

Is anyone else experiencing these dropouts on certain DVDs?

I swapped the HDMI cable out with a working cable from my bedroom player and same result so I can safely rule out a bad cable.

Should I take the unit back and ask for replacement at Best Buy? I just don't want to waste my time if there is some inherent flaw with these units?
post #409 of 632
Just played Grown Ups 2 last night without problem. Try turning off Deep COlor in the player's setup menu.

S~
post #410 of 632
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Originally Posted by teachsac View Post

Just played Grown Ups 2 last night without problem. Try turning off Deep COlor in the player's setup menu.

S~

Turnd it off. Still blanks outs at the same spots during movie. Before it comes back the "Blu Ray DVD" blue bar pops up at the top left corner of the screen
post #411 of 632
Well after swapping cables inputs etc and ruling them out I returned the BDT230 to Best Buy.

I'm wondering if I should try another 230 or just get something different.

Best Buy has the Sony S5100 3D player on sale for 99.99 and the S3100 on sale for 89.99

Are the Sony's just as good as the Panny's in terms of video and audio (5.1 channel) quality?
post #412 of 632
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Originally Posted by PRO710HD View Post

Well after swapping cables inputs etc and ruling them out I returned the BDT230 to Best Buy.

I'm wondering if I should try another 230 or just get something different.

Best Buy has the Sony S5100 3D player on sale for 99.99 and the S3100 on sale for 89.99

Are the Sony's just as good as the Panny's in terms of video and audio (5.1 channel) quality?

I have the BDT230 and the Sony BDP-BX510 (S5100)

They both have excellent picture and sound on Bluray playback - You wouldn't be able to tell them apart on a A/B video bench test. I do think the Sony is a tad bit better at upscaling certain DVDs.

However, IMO the Sony is a much better player overall. It's loads Bluray's a lot faster than the Panasonic. The menu system is responsive and not laggy like Panny's Vierra Connect. The Sony is also is a more capable streamer with better file support. It can play SACDs. And it doesn't freeze when turning off sometimes like my 230, even with the latest firmware. Also, the Sony has what I think are cool features like displaying bit rate information and it will tell you what encode (720p or 1080p) you're receiving while watching Netflix titles.
Edited by LowBudget5.1 - 11/11/13 at 2:45am
post #413 of 632
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Originally Posted by LowBudget5.1 View Post

I have the BDT230 and the Sony BDP-BX510 (S5100)

They both have excellent picture and sound on Bluray playback - You wouldn't be able to tell them apart on a A/B video bench test. I do think the Sony is a tad bit better...
Does it have the option to output 24 frames per second with Blu-Ray? That was a key feature in choosing the Panasonic for me.
post #414 of 632
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Originally Posted by oatmeal769 View Post

Does it have the option to output 24 frames per second with Blu-Ray? That was a key feature in choosing the Panasonic for me.

Yes. 24p output on DVD and Bluray. Auto/On/Off
post #415 of 632
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Originally Posted by LowBudget5.1 View Post

Yes. 24p output on DVD and Bluray. Auto/On/Off

Just saw that neither of the Sony's have optical digital audio out. Deal breaker for me.

I guess back to trying another Panny 230..

"Connectivity is good too, with a single HDMI output and ethernet (as well as built-in wi-fi). The only slight difference from the norm is the Sony has opted for a coaxial digital output instead of optical."
post #416 of 632
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Originally Posted by PRO710HD View Post

Just saw that neither of the Sony's have optical digital audio out. Deal breaker for me.

I guess back to trying another Panny 230..

"Connectivity is good too, with a single HDMI output and ethernet (as well as built-in wi-fi). The only slight difference from the norm is the Sony has opted for a coaxial digital output instead of optical."
http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Coaxial-Toslink-Optical-Converter/dp/B001622FL8
easily solves that problem without you having to settle for a Panny. The Sony 790 has optical built in and can be found on ebay for around $150.
post #417 of 632
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Originally Posted by mridan View Post


Just spoke with Panasonic tech support. They told me everything is working correctly. According to Panasonic tech support you can not have two HDMI outputs going to display because of HDMI priority with 3D 1.4(why does it work with 2D blurays?). I don't really understand this so if someone could explain it to me, I would appreciate it. I will rarely watch a 3D bluray, so if I have to unplug the HDMI output on the receiver it's no big deal.

Because your 2D Blu-Ray output is covered under the HDMI 1.3 spec, and 1.4 isn't really needed for it. So the HDMI 1.4 device priority part simply doesn't apply to 2D, only 3D.
post #418 of 632

Your thoughts on the Panasonic DMP-BDT230

I'm looking to purchase a new BR player with 7.1 analog outputs and came across this player which is currently going for only $120 bucks at bestbuy. I've read the specs sheet and everything sounds great and has some cool features but was wondering a few things:


a) does that 2D to 3D converter really work? Do you need a 3D tv for this? I'm assuming you don't since it's converting a non-3d movie. Has anyone experienced this and does it look good or is it a gimmick?

b) I don't own a new receiver with hdmi and was wondering how good the audio quality would be if I hooked up this player via the 7.1 analog channels. I own a Pioneer VSX 309 and it has the 5.1 analog input at the back. Would I still be getting DD True HD and DTS MA from this hookup? If so, do I really need to invest in good cables or are regular rca's enough?

c) I'd like to be able to stream Netflix in 5.1 from this setup. My amp doesn't support DD+ but was told that as long as the player has it, my amp would downgrade the signal to a plain Dolby Digital. Is this true? Or would it just give me a 2.1 sound?


I don't own a 3D tv and probably never will but this price is really good and this machine has lots of nice features like a web browser, Miracast technology, streaming content and has Wi-Fi built in.


I'm specifically looking for 3 things in a player: Netflix app, DD+ for 5.1 Netflix audio and analog outputs. I'm sure there's lots of other players out there but I doubt they'll be at this price. Most I saw were hovering around the $200 mark.

Please answer the questions as best as possible. I've read lots of posts where people have given 100% false information to someone. If you're not sure about something please do not guess. I'm looking to buy this player very soon and need some guidance with correct responses.

Thanks.
post #419 of 632
The Panasonic BDT230 does not have analog outs. You will need the BDT500 if you need analog outputs. Yes. You need a 3D TV to use 2D->3D conversion.

S~
post #420 of 632
Guess it makes sense. In order to see something in 3D, you'd need a tv capable of doing that.

But according to BestBuy's website, it says this player has 7.1 outputs. See for yourself: (click on the "specifications" tab and scroll down to it. Says YES)


http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/panasonic-panasonic-3d-blu-ray-player-with-wi-fi-dmp-bdt230-dmpbdt230/10243797.aspx?path=502c7dce5a931a339e74b48ac5f033bfen02


Did they make a mistake?
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