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Panasonic BD30 2.2 firmware now available


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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   TonyTone

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Posted August 11 2008 - 05:51 AM

Actually I think it's been available for at least a week, but since I didn't see it mentioned elsewhere in this forum I thought it would be helpful to make mention of it here.

2.2 apparently resolves the audio skip issue encountered on (certain) TrueHD BD discs (e.g., Enchanted)...at least it did for me. Also--and it could very well just be a placebo-like effect--some folks are reporting that the HDMI audio quality seems to have improved a wee bit after the 2.2 update; I noticed the slight improvement as well. Another improvement is that load times seem to have decreased slightly (we're talking maybe a few seconds or so at best, but still) on more than a few discs.

BD30 2.2 Firmware download page (North American-spec players only)

#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Kelly Payne

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Posted September 04 2008 - 10:29 AM

Version 2.3 went up a few days ago (for those that wish to skip ahead).

#3 of 17 OFFLINE   TonyTone

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Posted September 08 2008 - 06:00 AM

A must if you have a 1080/24p (or is it more appropriately, 1080p/24?) capable display and wish to view certain recently-released Paramount BD titles (Transformers, anyone?) on your BD30 in 1080/24p...

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Posted September 08 2008 - 06:06 AM

Version 2.4 just went up today. Seriously. -R
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Posted September 10 2008 - 05:31 AM

For the first time since I got my player, I wonder if I should save a CD and skip this one. Maybe I'll wait a week and leapfrog to 2.5.
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Posted September 10 2008 - 09:48 PM

I'm having a hard time burning a good copy of this firmware with Vista, does anybody have any suggestions to help me out?

#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Rusty_R

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Posted October 09 2008 - 12:59 AM

Panasonic BD30 2.5 firmware is now available, I've tried using vista to burn disc but it never works, I always end up using one of my old very slow xp computers.

#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Ken Seeber

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Posted October 20 2008 - 01:50 PM

Here's a link: DMP-BD30 Firmware Download | Blu-ray Disc Player | Digital AV | Consumer Products | Support | Panasonic Global

#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Nathan Eddy

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Posted October 24 2008 - 05:02 AM

This is at Walmart for $298! It has the 5.1 analog outs. So, to be clear, with the firmware upgrade, this will allow me to listen to TrueHD with an old receiver, correct?

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Posted October 24 2008 - 06:21 AM

I checked with my local Best Buy and they had it for $266 Actually I think on this one it only bitstreams the advanced audio codecs The 5.1 analog will only do PCM and standard DD and DTS

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Posted October 24 2008 - 07:27 AM

Dan's correct. The 5.1 analog outs are only good for DD, DTS, and PCM audio. TrueHD and DTS MA are bitstreamed through HDMI for decoding by a receiver. -R
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#12 of 17 OFFLINE   Dan DRC

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Posted October 24 2008 - 02:03 PM

I was thinking of picking one of these up at Best Buy for $266. They are on clearance I doubt they will have any left for a better black friday price. To me this seems like a better deal overall than the Insignia player at $199 mainly because of the lack of firmware updates for the Insignia. It does seem like most people who have the Insignia are pretty happy though and don't really have a lot of problems. I just think the Panasonic would have better build and support. What do you guys think? If the panasonic does go down in price at BB I could get the difference back over the next 30 days.

#13 of 17 OFFLINE   Nathan Eddy

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Posted October 25 2008 - 01:53 AM

Thanks guys. So what is the least expensive unit that will send TrueHD and DTS MA over analog outs? Is that the BD55? What about the BDP S300 after firmware?

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Posted October 27 2008 - 05:46 AM

Someone please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC I wouldn't think it would be possible (TrueHD and DTS HD-MA over analog) due to HDCP requirements.

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Posted October 27 2008 - 08:27 AM

Oops. Just realized that it's my new Samsung display that has the USB port - not my Panny BD30. That said - I'm still wondering why the firmware would go on a CD. Can't I just take a laptop and run the upgrade directly from that?
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#16 of 17 OFFLINE   Nathan Eddy

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Posted October 28 2008 - 10:18 AM

Now I'm confused. I thought this is exactly what the Pany BD-55 and the Sony BDP-550 did.

#17 of 17 OFFLINE   TonyTone

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Posted October 30 2008 - 04:44 AM

Guess I was wrong about that...I always thought that there was some sort of copy-protection issue w/ HD audio (e.g., TrueHD, DTS-HD MA) being streamed via analog audio out, somewhat similar to why standalone DVD players are (normally) not allowed to pass 1080i/p via analog video (e.g., component) out.




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