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post #511 of 631
With regard to the 230's 3D settings, is it safe to conclude that leaving the "distance" setting a "0" will represent the 3D as intended? The earlier 220 model had a nice feature of locking off unintended manual changes, whereas the 230 openly allows distance/depth adjustment. I don't recall whether I made any changes, and since I think the 220 model had a default of "-2" depth in its manual configuration, I wasn't sure where I should leave things to experience the 3D as designed. I would do a factory reset--a video settings reset doesn't cut it--but I don't want to bother reconfiguring all my preferences, etc.

Thanks,

--Jack
post #512 of 631
Playing "Captain Philips" the screen will blank out and audio remains just like with "Elysium" what fixed it was switching the player to "RGB Standard" so the player was not outputting X.V. color to my Sharp TV. I wonder if the BDT500 has these errors
post #513 of 631

Sorry to bother you all, but I have just bought a Panasonic DMP-BD79 Blu-Ray player to replace a broken PlayStation 3, and am trying to ascertain whether a function from my PS3 is possible on the player. Bear with me, I am not brilliantly technical.

 

I used to be able to stream music and photos from my Laptop to the PS3 using a media server (Windows Media Player was unreliable, so I downloaded a free program called TVersity which was excellent). The PS3 was connected by wire to the wireless router, and the Laptop connected wirelessly to the router. The PS3 would detect the media server, no problem.

 

The Blu-Ray player is connected by wire to router too, and the manual reads as though the same streaming is possible. However, it does not seem to detect any such servers. The laptop is still set to share the files, so not sure what is different. it may not be possible. Any ideas?

 

I managed to view the photos on the player by hooking up an external hard drive with them on, but the music will not show up.

 

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Andy

post #514 of 631
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Originally Posted by andybuk View Post

Sorry to bother you all, but I have just bought a Panasonic DMP-BD79 Blu-Ray player to replace a broken PlayStation 3, and am trying to ascertain whether a function from my PS3 is possible on the player. Bear with me, I am not brilliantly technical.

I used to be able to stream music and photos from my Laptop to the PS3 using a media server (Windows Media Player was unreliable, so I downloaded a free program called TVersity which was excellent). The PS3 was connected by wire to the wireless router, and the Laptop connected wirelessly to the router. The PS3 would detect the media server, no problem.

The Blu-Ray player is connected by wire to router too, and the manual reads as though the same streaming is possible. However, it does not seem to detect any such servers. The laptop is still set to share the files, so not sure what is different. it may not be possible. Any ideas?

I managed to view the photos on the player by hooking up an external hard drive with them on, but the music will not show up.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks,


Andy

PLAYERS have NO MEMORY to load anything. They are NOT a PS3.
post #515 of 631
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Originally Posted by powertoburn View Post

Playing "Captain Philips" the screen will blank out and audio remains just like with "Elysium" what fixed it was switching the player to "RGB Standard" so the player was not outputting X.V. color to my Sharp TV. I wonder if the BDT500 has these errors

I gave up and bought the Sony S5100.
post #516 of 631
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I gave up and bought the Sony S5100.


How does the build quality compare to the Panasonic (BDT-230)?

I gave the SONY a look, but it had a flimsy look about it--I'd read a few complaints about drive door detachment--that didn't compare to the more solidly constructed Panasonic.
post #517 of 631
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I have changed my setup so that I don't have to unplug the HDMI output from the back of my AVR. This should also work for your setup. I now have my Directv HDMI going directly to the HDMI 1 on the VT65(this is for video). I now have an optical cable connecting the Directv DVR to my Panny AVR( this is for audio). My 330 HDMI AV Out Main is connected to HDMI 2 on the VT 65. The other HDMI on the 330 is connected to my Panny AVR for audio. This eliminated the use of the HDMI output cable on the Panny AVR, and now 2D and 3D work fine without pulling cables.



 

So I've got what I think is a setup that should work. HDMI Main from the 330 to the TV. HDMI sub on the 330 to my AVR, Then and HDMI from the AVR to the TV. I unplugged the HDMI cable from the AVR to the TV that I used for other devices. I've set the HDMI(sub) output to V.OFF and the HDMI Audio output to Off.

 

 

Playing the Hobbit 3D, I get the WB logo fine(because it's 2D content) then the menu for the Hobbit comes up and it's still all stuttery with no audio. Is it possible my cables, even though they are supposed to be, aren't 1.4? That's the only thing I can think of at this point, but I doubt that's it.

post #518 of 631
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Originally Posted by oatmeal769 View Post

Watching the 'Aliens' anthology and the films themselves look great. However, before the movies start, there's a 30 sec. introduction by the director on each of the films. The audio is fine, but the video shows odd color bars/patterns.

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Yep, plenty. The more I use it, the more I regret my purchase.
It seems to lock up all the time, for many different reasons. It hangs on shutdown, on exiting or entering web features, playing or changing media, etc. The only resolution is to unplug, which I do so frequently, I've removed it from my rack to make it easier.
Yet another puzzling and irritating limitation. I Just returned an SD card for this reason.

Wish I'd bought a Sony.
And it continues.... Brand new never opened copy of 'Looper' won't play or load at all.

I love my Panasonic Plasma TV, and don't doubt the overall brand... This player is useless. Avoid at all costs!!
post #519 of 631
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And it continues.... Brand new never opened copy of 'Looper' won't play or load at all.

I love my Panasonic Plasma TV, and don't doubt the overall brand... This player is useless. Avoid at all costs!!

What level is the firmware at? I was having the freeze problems and they were fixed in 1.48 or 1.54. Of course at 1.54 is when the new 4K mastered discs would not play thru my Denon without video cutouts.
post #520 of 631
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Originally Posted by JackN View Post

How does the build quality compare to the Panasonic (BDT-230)?

I gave the SONY a look, but it had a flimsy look about it--I'd read a few complaints about drive door detachment--that didn't compare to the more solidly constructed Panasonic.

I did not notice much but I will keep you posted if I have any trouble.
post #521 of 631
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What level is the firmware at? I was having the freeze problems and they were fixed in 1.48 or 1.54. Of course at 1.54 is when the new 4K mastered discs would not play thru my Denon without video cutouts.

You do KNOW your 4K Mastered Disc is just a REGULAR 1080P Blu-Ray Disc.

It should play PERFECTLY on any player.
post #522 of 631
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What level is the firmware at?
Tried that just as soon as I noticed problems with 'Looper' the other night. When I try to update via the web, it says, "latest firmware installed. There is no update available." etc. I'll check the actual number later...
post #523 of 631

Can anyone post a MKV/MP4 photo shot of the SRT subtitles in action? Can be from any recent Panasonic of these series....

Wanted to know what is the default size for playing back these files.

Also, is there any option to synchronize the subtitles in movie, by delaying or forwarding it ahead, or make the subtitle font bigger, etc?

post #524 of 631
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

You do KNOW your 4K Mastered Disc is just a REGULAR 1080P Blu-Ray Disc.

It should play PERFECTLY on any player.

The BDT-330 does not play "Captain Philips" or "Elysium" properly if set to output 4:4:4 but if set to RGB will play. Otherwise the screen will go blank for a second with sound and do this. The BDT-220 plays them perfectly set at 4:4:4
post #525 of 631
Does anyone have a 1080i50 disc they can try in one of these 2013 Panasonic US players?
post #526 of 631
US models do not support 1080i/50.

S~
post #527 of 631
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US models do not support 1080i/50.

S~

Thank you, that's what I anticipated but on another forum someone is posting misiformation.
post #528 of 631

Hi Guys,

 

Anyone knows if the BDT230 can output MKV @ 1080p and DTS HD audio from the usb ports?, this will be connected via Hdmi to a Denon AVR1912.

 

Cheers.

post #529 of 631
I have an issue with my DMP 230. When I leave a blu-ray disc in player and then power it off, when I start it back up it autoplays the disc but then freezes on a spinning disc icon. DVDs don't seem to cause the issue. The only way to fix it is to pull the power cord out of the back of the player. If I then remove the network cable and turn it on it will autoplay correctly. BD play fine as long as they're not in the tray on power up. Once the unit is powered up I can insert them and they play fine.

I think it's some issue with the blu-ray disc trying to connect to the interenet because pulling the network cable fixes the issue.
I've set "BD-Live Internet Access" to "Prohibit" and that didn't fix the issue.
I'm running main firmware 1.54 and wireless firmware 2.50.46.

Any ideas??
Thanks
post #530 of 631

Hi

 

Does anyone know if it is possible to have this player save the playback position of an MKV file.  The MKV is playing from a USB caddy/HDD.

 

Also, is it possible to disable the predictive behaviour of the Youtube search function, as it really slows things up.

 

Lastly, I managed to configure the network drive option to stream MKV's from a shared folder on a window 7 pc, but the playback is choppy.  Putting it down to the high bitrate of the file and lack of the windows O.S being able to handle it (?).  Is there an alternative app or O.S (maybe dual boot on the pc) which could sort out the playback?.  If not, I guess its back to the USB caddy.

 

thanks all

joe 

post #531 of 631
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Originally Posted by Leafs17 View Post

So I've got what I think is a setup that should work. HDMI Main from the 330 to the TV. HDMI sub on the 330 to my AVR, Then and HDMI from the AVR to the TV. I unplugged the HDMI cable from the AVR to the TV that I used for other devices. I've set the HDMI(sub) output to V.OFF and the HDMI Audio output to Off.


Playing the Hobbit 3D, I get the WB logo fine(because it's 2D content) then the menu for the Hobbit comes up and it's still all stuttery with no audio. Is it possible my cables, even though they are supposed to be, aren't 1.4? That's the only thing I can think of at this point, but I doubt that's it.
If you have an HDMI cable connected to the OUTPUT on your AVR unplug it and see if your 3D works.
post #532 of 631
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Originally Posted by mridan View Post


If you have an HDMI cable connected to the OUTPUT on your AVR unplug it and see if your 3D works.

I did at the time. Same result.

 

Could it be my HDMI cables aren't 1.4? They're supposed to be, but I'm not 100% sure. What are the symptoms if they were 1.3?

post #533 of 631

I'm looking at blu-ray players.  Is HBO GO available on Panasonic DMP-BDT330 blu-ray?

post #534 of 631
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Originally Posted by hello tv hello View Post

I'm looking at blu-ray players.  Is HBO GO available on Panasonic DMP-BDT330 blu-ray?

No it is not
post #535 of 631
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Originally Posted by Leafs17 View Post

I did at the time. Same result.

Could it be my HDMI cables aren't 1.4? They're supposed to be, but I'm not 100% sure. What are the symptoms if they were 1.3?
You got me? Try different cables. Don't know what else to tell you.
post #536 of 631
I have had the 330 for a few weeks now and it freezes/locksup just about everytime I use it but only after stopping or loading or powering on. Once I get a disc to start playing it is fine. Currently looking for a replacement.

Also I only bought this for dual HDMI as I have a PS3 but an older reciever. And it took me forever to figure out that the "HDMI Monitor Out" on my Onkyo 805 has to be set to "NO" in order to get audio. Just read where some folks are unplugging HDMI out from AVRs, you need to see if your AVR has this monitor out switch. I even added a button just for this on my Harmony One remote to quickly switch between "YES/NO" without unplugging anything.
post #537 of 631
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Originally Posted by twister9150 View Post

I have had the 330 for a few weeks now and it freezes/locksup just about everytime I use it but only after stopping or loading or powering on. Once I get a disc to start playing it is fine. Currently looking for a replacement.

Also I only bought this for dual HDMI as I have a PS3 but an older reciever. And it took me forever to figure out that the "HDMI Monitor Out" on my Onkyo 805 has to be set to "NO" in order to get audio. Just read where some folks are unplugging HDMI out from AVRs, you need to see if your AVR has this monitor out switch. I even added a button just for this on my Harmony One remote to quickly switch between "YES/NO" without unplugging anything.

I too had a 330 and could not take the bugs so I returned it and got the Panasonic DMP BDT-500 instead. It is available from Amazon for less then the 330 and does offer dual HDMI out!!!
post #538 of 631
My 230 won't play Blu-Rays at all now. Between that and all the bugs I've seen and documented myself in this thread, I can firmly advise anyone reading for a purchase decision to AVOID!
I bought a Samsung BD-F5900 to replace the malfunctioning Panasonic, and thus far it's superior in every way.
post #539 of 631

On the 330, does anyone know how to switch the BD-J message to the normal timer? It seems like half the time it's BD-J and half the time it's the timer. I want the timer all the time.

post #540 of 631
Returned the 330 and ran across a Sony S790 open box with no remote for a buck-fifty. Wow, much better unit in all aspects...
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