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Has anyone had success with Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I have upgraded to the 2.9 firmware, but still can not get the disc to play.
post #12242 of 12539
Rental?
post #12243 of 12539
I have two BD30's and I have the same problem with the same BD DVD: Blade Runner Final Cut CH 31(01:41:30-01:41:44 breaking-up/pixellating. I played it on my Oppo BDP-83 w/o any problems. One player is about two years old with moderate use while the other one is a week old. Both players have the 2.9 FW upgrade. The disc wasn't dirty but I cleaned it anyway without any improvements. This is the first time I have had a playback issue. Did anybody have this problem?
Thanks
post #12244 of 12539
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Originally Posted by Zenyatto View Post

I have two BD30's and I have the same problem with the same BD DVD: Blade Runner Final Cut CH 31(01:41:30-01:41:44 breaking-up/pixellating. I played it on my Oppo BDP-83 w/o any problems. One player is about two years old with moderate use while the other one is a week old. Both players have the 2.9 FW upgrade. The disc wasn't dirty but I cleaned it anyway without any improvements. This is the first time I have had a playback issue. Did anybody have this problem?
Thanks

A week old BD30?
post #12245 of 12539
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Originally Posted by Zenyatto View Post

I have two BD30's and I have the same problem with the same BD DVD: Blade Runner Final Cut CH 31(01:41:30-01:41:44 breaking-up/pixellating. I played it on my Oppo BDP-83 w/o any problems. One player is about two years old with moderate use while the other one is a week old. Both players have the 2.9 FW upgrade. The disc wasn't dirty but I cleaned it anyway without any improvements. This is the first time I have had a playback issue. Did anybody have this problem?
Thanks

When I had Blade Runner (sold it after I watched and I got reminded that I did not like it much), it played fine. No problems at all.
post #12246 of 12539
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

A week old BD30?

Yes, brand new for a very good price.
post #12247 of 12539
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Has anyone had success with Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I have upgraded to the 2.9 firmware, but still can not get the disc to play.

Rental?

No. It was a NIB purchase
post #12248 of 12539
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Originally Posted by Zenyatto View Post

Yes, brand new for a very good price.

Seemed like a fair question as the BD30 went out of production quite a while ago.

Jeff
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Seemed like a fair question as the BD30 went out of production quite a while ago.

Jeff

I am aware of that. If I didn't know that I would have gladly asked for your super expertise I have a computer. Secondly after a second or third BD30 I should know a thing or two about a unit that I like regardless of whether it has been out of production, period.
post #12251 of 12539
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Originally Posted by angryht View Post

Rental?

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Originally Posted by acsea View Post

No. It was a NIB purchase

I haven't tried that disc yet but maybe you've found a disc that requires another FW upgrade. And if that's the case, maybe we'll be lucky enough to get one from Panasonic.

Anybody else having problemsor successes with Diary of a Wimpy Kid? I probably won't get it until it's available on Netflix (Aug 31st).
post #12252 of 12539
My two weeks old/out of production BD30(W 2.9 FW) played AVATAR flawlessly.
post #12253 of 12539
Has anyone had problems playing Spiderman 3?

I seem to get a lot of video break ups and this is the only movie that I have had this problem.

post #12254 of 12539
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Originally Posted by xzebra View Post

Has anyone had problems playing Spiderman 3?

I seem to get a lot of video break ups and this is the only movie that I have had this problem.


I have had no problems playing Spiderman 3 on my several years old BD30.It has the 2.8 firmware update. If it's the ONLY disc that does it I'd say the disc?
post #12255 of 12539
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Originally Posted by Sharp1080 View Post

I have had no problems playing Spiderman 3 on my several years old BD30.It has the 2.8 firmware update. If it's the ONLY disc that does it I'd say the disc?

Thanks for the feedback.

I am starting to think the same but wanted to check others. I have never had a problem with this player until Spiddy so I would guess it is the disk.
post #12256 of 12539
I have tried both "Date Night" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks 2" and the player kicks out the disc and says there is a problem...
I'm guessing the BD laser is out of whack... No new firmware since June of '09.
post #12257 of 12539
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Originally Posted by emtownsend View Post

I have tried both "Date Night" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks 2" and the player kicks out the disc and says there is a problem...
I'm guessing the BD laser is out of whack... No new firmware since June of '09.

Must be...Date Night played fine here on the BD30 with firmware v2.9.
post #12258 of 12539
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Originally Posted by xzebra View Post

Has anyone had problems playing Spiderman 3?

I seem to get a lot of video break ups and this is the only movie that I have had this problem.


I had break-up's and pixellation with Blade Runner Final Cut.
post #12259 of 12539
Does anybody have their BD30 connected to the Onkyo TX-SR875? If so any audio problems when playing the Crimson Tide BD DVD 5.1 Uncompressed?
Thanks
post #12260 of 12539
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Originally Posted by emtownsend View Post

I have tried both "Date Night" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks 2" and the player kicks out the disc and says there is a problem...
I'm guessing the BD laser is out of whack... No new firmware since June of '09.

Does it do the same thing with other BD DVD's and SD DVD's as well? Assuming the playback is fine then it can NOT be the laser out of alignment.
post #12261 of 12539
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Originally Posted by acsea View Post

Has anyone had success with Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I have upgraded to the 2.9 firmware, but still can not get the disc to play.

CORRECTION: Diary of a Wimpy Kid is playing fine on the 2.9 FW update. The disc does spit out a warning that it "may not play correctly" and to check for updates from the manufacturer. But if you wait patiently the disc will play fine. By far the slowest BD load time I have seen.
post #12262 of 12539
I'm having trouble playing BD and AVCHD Files from a DVD-R. I've followed every guide and I've got to the point where the Panny recognizes the disc and says play, but, quickly stops without playing anything. I've "coastered" about 8 DVD-Rs in the process. I have a TrueHD trailer, that I converted with SmartLabs tsMuxeR and burned with ImgBurn, one disc played but was uber choppy. Any suggestions?
post #12263 of 12539
Anybody have any problems with 17 Again or Aliens in the Attac? Both give me broken-up pixellated images like the disc was dirty and scratched, both I cleaned with no change. Both we rentals though.
post #12264 of 12539
Hey there, I can pretty much guarantee that this has been covered before. I promise I have searched and can't find anything:

Can divx movies be watched on the BD30 by utilising the USB or SD card slot?

Also, is there a link anywhere to FW V2.9 that doesn't involve an EXE file as I'm a mac user and thus an EXE file is useless to me.

Thanks
post #12265 of 12539
I've had my bd-30 for about 3 years now -- with zero issues. However, it does seem clunky and slow at times (plus it lacks a lot of extras, like internet capability, streaming, etc.).

So I've been reading the thread about the Oppo 93 coming out soon -- and I'm thinking of replacing the bd-30 with the new Oppo?

Anyone else in the same boat? Do you think its a worthy upgrade -- even at the $499 price point? Although I think I paid about the same for my BD-30 way back when.
post #12266 of 12539
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Originally Posted by caesar1 View Post

I've had my bd-30 for about 3 years now -- with zero issues. However, it does seem clunky and slow at times (plus it lacks a lot of extras, like internet capability, streaming, etc.).

So I've been reading the thread about the Oppo 93 coming out soon -- and I'm thinking of replacing the bd-30 with the new Oppo?

Anyone else in the same boat? Do you think its a worthy upgrade -- even at the $499 price point? Although I think I paid about the same for my BD-30 way back when.



I seriously considered it but to be completely honest, with the exception of internet and faster loading times what advantage is there? I'll wait until my BD-30 dies on me. I made that mistake many years ago chasing Panasonic when they released there first gen DVD players and went thru that evolution.When you upgrade to the Oppo what will you get? Better picture,not really. How about better sound, oh wait it's lossless audio we are now using today. I've never understood the complaints from some users about loading times.I've made it a fact of not sitting there and waiting and staring at a blank screen until the movie loads. I just load the disc ahead of time before sitting down and start the movie after it's loaded. That's just my own opinion.Good luck in your quest for upgrading! If it's considerably better than the BD-30 please keep us posted. I'm right behind you then!
post #12267 of 12539
Ditto on all accounts. Why get another player if it's not broken??? Mine will be in my HT until it dies...then I'll worry about a new one.
post #12268 of 12539
caesar1, many of us understand where you are coming from but only if you have $500.00 that are on the spend it or loose it pile, also for which my wife would have other plans . So I am with Sharp and Inspector on this one. Wait till this "clunky-slow-at-times" falls apart before I look elsewhere.
post #12269 of 12539
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Originally Posted by Sharp1080 View Post

I seriously considered it but to be completely honest, with the exception of internet and faster loading times what advantage is there? I'll wait until my BD-30 dies on me. I made that mistake many years ago chasing Panasonic when they released there first gen DVD players and went thru that evolution.When you upgrade to the Oppo what will you get? Better picture,not really. How about better sound, oh wait it's lossless audio we are now using today. I've never understood the complaints from some users about loading times.I've made it a fact of not sitting there and waiting and staring at a blank screen until the movie loads. I just load the disc ahead of time before sitting down and start the movie after it's loaded. That's just my own opinion.Good luck in your quest for upgrading! If it's considerably better than the BD-30 please keep us posted. I'm right behind you then!

I'm thinking I may get a better Blu-ray picture because my projector is 720p. I dont' think the bd-30 is great at scaling (ie. downscaling from 1080p to 720p). I'm thinking the oppo will be good at sending 720p to my projector. I could be wrong.

I also think I'll like, not just the faster loading times I would likely get, but also the faster menu responses, etc. In other words, all around faster.

I also understand that the Oppo uses two chips, one for decoding and one for video processing. (While the bd-30 uses one system on a chip). I have to think that having 2 separate chips will help with quality, I could be wrong.
post #12270 of 12539
My BD30 has made the rounds from different setups in my house. It's currently in my main rig (sold my BDP83). The player is bulletproof. It has played every BD I've thrown at it. However, I caved in and bought the Oppo 93. The BD30 will always have a place somewhere in my house.
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