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My 9 year old granddaughter won three ribbons at the county fair for her fat chicken. I took some mostly crappy video on my spectacular Panasonic SDT750.


Anxious to see if I at least caught "the moment", I grabbed the supplied Multi AV cord and tried to plug in to the 6 year old HD TV in the living room. Frustration ensued.


Then I remembered the 6 year old Blu-Ray player (an expensive at the time original Blu-Ray model) has an SD slot hidden behind a door.


I yanked the SD card from the camera, stuck it in the DVD player and, in seconds, was presented with a complete menu of both video and stills organized by date.


Everything should be this simple! And, I did catch one of the right moments. The rest was pretty bad.
 

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Your 6-year old DVD player reads AVCHD?

It's a Pansonic BD30. I got out the book and it says "SD Memory Card formatted FAT 12, FAT 16, FAT 32 (Does not support long file names), JPEG (3000 pictures in 300 folders), AVCHD format (V1.0).


If I use "HD Writer AE 2.6T" (that came with the camera), I can edit clips into a video and, with my laptop, burn it to a standard DVD that plays too. Software I bought does not do nearly as well. I think the BD30 is too old to do 1080p on a DVD, but I'm not sure.


I've upgraded the firmware a couple of times and it has never burped on any rental movies.


I guess I'll need to upgrade if the world goes to AVCHD V2.0!
 

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So it is not a DVD player. You almost got me.

The heck it doesn't play DVDs! That and Blu-Rays too. It upscales old SD DVD movies nicely, plays BDs from Netflix and DVDs I burn. How did I get you?
 

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Look at your first post. You wrote "Then I remembered the 6 year old DVD player..."

I changed the original post with an edit so you won't be confused! I will never, ever call a "Blu-Ray" a "DVD" again --- even thought they look the same. (grinning)


And, actually it is a little serious. When I bought my camera one of my goals was to be able to give high picture quality videos to my friends and relatives. My first attempt was a failure because I gave my son a DVD with a AVCHD file on it. He has a nice big HD flat screen so I assumed he had a Blu-Ray player to go with it. He was to cheap!


The lesson learned is that I should give two disks in a set when I give video away. One will be nice HD quality and the other will be the same content in crappy old SD for those that "can't afford" quality.
 

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I changed the original post with an edit so you won't be confused! I will never, ever call a "Blu-Ray" a "DVD" again --- even thought they look the same. (grinning)


And, actually it is a little serious. When I bought my camera one of my goals was to be able to give high picture quality videos to my friends and relatives. My first attempt was a failure because I gave my son a DVD with a AVCHD file on it. He has a nice big HD flat screen so I assumed he had a Blu-Ray player to go with it. He was to cheap!


The lesson learned is that I should give two disks in a set when I give video away. One will be nice HD quality and the other will be the same content in crappy old SD for those that "can't afford" quality.

I didn't get confused as I knew it was just a silly mistake...hehe


Some people just don't give a 5hit about SD or HD quality, as long as it's watchable.
 
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