Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix.

Posted by: CatBrat

Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/20/11 08:35 PM

I replaced my Panasonic DMP-BD65 blu-ray player with a Panasonic DMP-BDT210 blu-ray player. The new one has wifi built in, and I'm trying to connect to Netflix, but I am stuck at a problem. I connects to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 router ok. The error message I get is "Cannot find the server (Error code B019)". Then it says to check the following: "Primary DNS" and "Secondary DNS" settings of "IP Address/DNS Settings" (See page 32).

All it says on page 32 about this subject is: IP Address/DNS Settings. This is for checking the state of the network connection and setting the IP address and DNS-related.

The instructions doesn't say how to fix the problem and a search on internet is useless.

Anyone know how to fix this?
Posted by: Glitchy

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/20/11 08:41 PM

Try changing the DNS on your router to a google DNS, not your IP
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/20/11 10:02 PM

Take 1 step forward and 3 steps backward. That's where I'm at now.

I lost the use of my router. I couldn't find the password for it since it's been about 2 years since I've seen it, so I reset the router to factory defaults. All was fine for a while then my internet connection stopped working. The main reason for the router before was firewall protection.

When I remove the router, I can connect to the internet, like right now. If I put it back in the line, then, no internet connection. I don't remember having this much trouble before. I'm stumped, because AT&T won't help with the router. They just insure that I have access to the internet, which I have without the router.

Also with the router connected, I can't access the modem via 192.168.1.254

Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/21/11 08:00 AM

The router is set to Gateway. I think all it has to do is communicate with the modem, and the modem takes care of the internet communications. Is this correct?

I've tried a lot of different combinations, but I still can't get the router to communication with the modem. What am I doing wrong?
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/21/11 09:35 AM

I've decided to buy a new N router today to replace my G router. Maybe it's a bad router. I think that N should also be faster.
Posted by: alan

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/21/11 10:29 AM

Hi Cat,

For what it's worth, I purchased a new Netgear N600 wireless dual-band router based on user ease-of-setup comments I found online. It's capable of HD streaming and works at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously.

I was able to set it up and get it working without calling technical assistance, using the supplied Netgear setup disc.) It's worked very well, and recovers its settings if you unplug it then plug it back in, which I did when I was away up at Axiom recently.

Regards,
Alan

I paid about $70 for this router on sale at Staples.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/21/11 10:56 AM

I think I'll buy this one. It has good reviews. I don't want to wait, so I'll probably get it from Best Buy today. It looks like their price is right around $90.

Thanks.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/21/11 12:52 PM

Ok. Got the N600 at BB today for $80. And a copy of The Kings Speach for $20 while I was at it. But I've got to wait until 5:00pm tonight before I can try it out.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/21/11 01:12 PM

Is that when the Cats go out and leave you the house?
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/21/11 01:15 PM

No, that's when the boss says I can go home.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/22/11 12:08 AM

Wireless connection from blu ray player to new router is complete. It wasn't real easy to set up but it finally happened over a period of some trial and error. Not all instructions were clear. Such as push button until leds flash. Seems simple enough after you do it the right way, but it didn't say to do it after the led's have been off for a while. It comes out of the box with led's steady on. Oh well.

Watched parts of a few movies from Netflix. Sound was Ok, but not great. Missing a lot of lower bass.

Listened to some jazz on youtube. Missing some upper end, but some recordings better than others.

Not a lot of movies on Netflix to stream. Not ones that I have a big interest in seeing anyway. I wonder if Blockbuster on-line or some other service is any better.
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/22/11 03:11 AM

Vudu has just about every movie I want to see, but it is PPV not all you can eat like Netflix. The A/V quality of Vudu is incredible (provided you have a 9+ Mbps connection).
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/22/11 07:58 AM

Currently, I only have a 5 Mbps connection. But, it's AT&T DSL. My only other choice that I know about is Time Warner Road Runner. It may be faster, but I have about 10 months left on a contract with AT&T that I renewed to get a better price.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/22/11 10:02 AM

At least they make VUDU easy to try out. No contract, no monthly fee, $2 per movie that's good for 2 days. Streaming available same day as the DVD hits the stores. Free trial period.

Edit: Correction. Their web site makes it sound like it's $2 per movie, but for new releases it's probably $6. Have to read the whole site. The first place I read it said that thousands of moves available at $2. A different place said that the prices range from .99 to 5.99.

Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/22/11 10:34 AM

Yeah, there are thousands at $2, but prices do vary.

I use it in combination with Netflix and Hulu (and now Amazon, since I'm a Prime member). Just look for the best price, quality, and availability when picking where to watch. My total recurring subscription cost is only about $40 a month, which is about the same as basic cable where I live. (I don't have cable at all.)
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/25/11 09:53 AM

Netgear N600 router with dual G and N types was a good choice. This weekend, while I was streaming Netflix using N, I reloaded someones windows 7, and ran the updates using G at the same time. If I had only bought an N router like I was going to, I would of had to run wires to the other computer.
Posted by: alan

Re: Connecting blu-ray player to Netflix. - 04/25/11 09:57 AM

Glad to hear the Netgear 600 router worked out for you. Like you, I didn't find the setup ultra-easy, but I was able to get it working without having to call the 800 tech assistance line.

Alan.