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Old 01-11-2011, 01:42 PM   #101
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A 1.3a cable has the required bandwidth for full resolution 3D and HD sound.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:46 PM   #102
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I just got the 300 today, tried it out. I really gave it a work out via my complicated set up. What I want, it will not do. You can not get both at the same time to work. HDMI #1 will give 3d and hd audio. #2 will give 3d but it will only give hd audio with no video. #2 will give 1080 video with only 2ch stereo. if using #2 for 3d you get know sound to recvr. bottom line. I need a 3d capable switcher. Now my denon has 2 hdmi out which I used. the 3d was present when passed via rcvr but was only 50% 3d. I have a 75 in laservue(3d) and a projector screen that drops down infront. I need a designated line for 3d to the laservue, then one to the recver to switch for the sound and video to projector. Know any cheap 3d(1.4 splitters) What would 3d look like if it passed via a 1.3a hdmi cable????? 50% loss, I am sur it is my rcvr. Thanks
If you are going to use both, you use the first one for video only and the second one for audio only. You would run the first one to the tv and the second one to your av receiver if your receiver can only take 1.3. If your receiver can take 1.4, then you only need to run the first HDMI.
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:15 PM   #103
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I think the pq is the same between a 1.3 and a 1.4a the only reason I bought an Audio quest 1.4a is because if i would have went with a 1.3 in the back of my mind I would have always been wondering what I would have gotten with a 1.4a, and that would have bugged me every time i watched a movie.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:22 AM   #104
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I think the pq is the same between a 1.3 and a 1.4a the only reason I bought an Audio quest 1.4a is because if i would have went with a 1.3 in the back of my mind I would have always been wondering what I would have gotten with a 1.4a, and that would have bugged me every time i watched a movie.
I found 1.3 caused extra ghosting, but the difference between 1.4 and 1.3a was non-existent.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:28 PM   #105
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Not all 3D Blu-ray players are created equal, says Panasonic – ours are better

...A different depth of colour
Panasonic’s DMP-BDT300 and DMP-BDT100 players both employ a radically different approach to picture processing than conventional Blu-ray decks. They utilise the PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus chroma upconversion technology devised by Itani-san, and originally designed to extract more detail from 2D Blu-ray discs.



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Old 02-18-2011, 07:41 AM   #106
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I've checked the manual and didn't see any reference to basic speaker distance and volume calibration: inputting the distance between your listening position and each speaker; and using pink noise generated by either the player or a test disc and an SPL meter to match levels amongst all speakers. This is important for folks using the analog multichannel outputs.

Can you perform this kind of calibration on these players?
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:40 PM   #107
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You can set the delay in milliseconds and adjust the output level on the 300 and 350.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:42 PM   #108
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I found 1.3 caused extra ghosting, but the difference between 1.4 and 1.3a was non-existent.
I had a 1.3 cable the did not work (only a black screen). 1.3a works fine.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:05 PM   #109
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You can set the delay in milliseconds and adjust the output level on the 300 and 350.
Thanks. Usually delay is calculated electronically/automatically by the calibrated device as a function of setting speaker distance. Is there no distance input, only direct setting of the delay? Is this discussed in the manual (specifically the formula for converting distance to how many milliseconds of delay to input) and I just missed it?

Does the player generate pink noise so you can set the output levels? Or does it permit you to play a test disc pink noise track while in the menus? My old Pio 563A doesn't generate pink noise and it doesn't allow you to play a disc while the settings menus are open. So I don't think it's possible to do a proper calibration . . .?
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:35 AM   #110
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Thanks. Usually delay is calculated electronically/automatically by the calibrated device as a function of setting speaker distance. Is there no distance input, only direct setting of the delay? Is this discussed in the manual (specifically the formula for converting distance to how many milliseconds of delay to input) and I just missed it?

Does the player generate pink noise so you can set the output levels? Or does it permit you to play a test disc pink noise track while in the menus? My old Pio 563A doesn't generate pink noise and it doesn't allow you to play a disc while the settings menus are open. So I don't think it's possible to do a proper calibration . . .?
I don't believe it is discussed in the manual. The player generates pink noise.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:35 PM   #111
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I don't believe it is discussed in the manual. The player generates pink noise.
Thanks.

A little odd/disappointing that this wouldn't be covered in the manual. I can't remember if my BD55 generated pink noise and/or was fully calibratable in terms of both setting speaker distance and level. Was/is it?

Reason I ask is because, if it was/is, I imagine the interface likely looks the same for the 300/350. I'm looking to finally get a 350 soon after hemming and hawing for months over getting a new (HDMI 1.4) receiver versus sticking to my analog 7.1 connectivity guns.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:07 PM   #112
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My old Pio 563A doesn't generate pink noise and it doesn't allow you to play a disc while the settings menus are open.
FWIW I later discovered that the Pio does indeed generate pink noise.

Recently purchased a new BDT350. Really disappointed in how poor the manual's section on proper use of the analog multichannel outs is. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to calibrating it soon and watching many of the discs I purchased last Black Friday Week (four months ago!) but have been holding off on spinning until I got my lossless groove back. That distant rumble you might hear is the Apollo 13 launch.
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FWIW I later discovered that the Pio does indeed generate pink noise.

Recently purchased a new BDT350. Really disappointed in how poor the manual's section on proper use of the analog multichannel outs is. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to calibrating it soon and watching many of the discs I purchased last Black Friday Week (four months ago!) but have been holding off on spinning until I got my lossless groove back. That distant rumble you might hear is the Apollo 13 launch.
OK, I have to ask. I see the term lossless audio thrown around a lot. What exaclty is it? I have a Pany BDT-110 and an Onkyo TXNR-808 receiver. Just want to make sure I am not supposed to go into one of these and have some setting activated in an audio section that I am not aware of yet.

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Old 03-28-2011, 07:54 PM   #114
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Lossless (versus lossy) and the high resolution audio codecs found on BD are their own delicious subjects, deserving their own discussion. And they have been discussed almost as much as the Zapruder film elsewhere if you just Google around.

Although I haven't re-read it since, I remember the terrific Josh Zyber's column on this topic being excellent when I read it back in 2007.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:55 AM   #115
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hi guys, anyone else find their bdt300 a but noisey playing discs? the fan seems to kick in on mine a fair bit.. it usually settles down after a while into a movie.. noticed it with aliens last night.. i guess there;s a lot of java stuff to load with this disc so probably puts the player under a bit more pressure.. i have quick start on.. maybe that makes a difference to?
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:32 PM   #116
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"I'm looking for either a 300 or 350 used model in mint condition.
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Found one off eBay.
a poor 2channel guy...only bombarded by 7.3

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Old 08-11-2011, 02:19 AM   #117
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If you put a SD card in it then will resume play from the last time you watched a movie or start again. It worked on mine with The A-Team and thats a few weeks unplugged.

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If you put a SD card in it then will resume play from the last time you watched a movie or start again. It worked on mine with The A-Team and thats a few weeks unplugged.
Did you post to the thread you intended to?

Coincidentally/FWIW, I recently encountered another disc (CBS Films' / Sony Pictures' Beastly; Alex Pettyfer) that wouldn't even access the BD-Live portal without an SD card in place, even with a 4GB USB drive in either the front or back port. I would've preferred a more, um, "intelligent design" for the player that can use either media. It's a trait that dates the player IMO as I don't think most players are designed this way now (?).

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Old 08-13-2011, 10:54 AM   #119
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I got my 310 last weekend and still have'nt figured out what is wrong with the HDMI selecting surround sound.I put in a BD,the receiver (Panasonic SA-BX500) switches to BD input but I only have stereo sound,I half to maually swith to another input on the receiver then back to Bd input to get the surround to engage.I called Panasonic and they can't figure out what is wrong either.The only other complaint I have is the youtube search engine.You can't find all the videos you can on the regular internet youtube and the playlist and favorites is useless because it won't let you view what you added from your account.other than that I love the player.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:19 AM   #120
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Speaker calibration... Isn't it performed in the amplifier?
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