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#197954 - 02/25/08 06:25 PM Panasonic BD30 Firmware update
michael_d Offline
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Just posted on Panasonic's web sight today. I installed it and it does in fact address the low LFE on PCM audio tracks bug. It also enables playback of some 1.1 profile BR movies (like Residence Evil III and Sunshine). I tested several disks to verify. I can finally ditch the PS3 now... http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/bd/download/bd30/bd30.html
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#197956 - 02/25/08 06:36 PM Re: Panasonic BD30 Firmware update [Re: michael_d]
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This sounds like great news Mike, just what you were looking for.
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#197965 - 02/25/08 09:03 PM Re: Panasonic BD30 Firmware update [Re: dllewel]
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Excellent! I only had 1-2 things with uncompressed PCM, but it's still nice to know I won't have to fiddle with sub setting (and remember to put it back to 0!).
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#197966 - 02/25/08 09:09 PM Re: Panasonic BD30 Firmware update [Re: EFalardeau]
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I didn’t know what I was missing till today. It’s much-mo-better!!

I get DD:True HD when playing RE3 now too.. Too bad the movie sucked and I have no desire to watch it again.

I also watched Sunshine again (the known problem areas) and it plays perfectly now.

This really is the best BR player for folks with audio processors that will decode all the formats now. Seeing how Panasonic has admitted to the problem, stepped up and addressed it, I think it will also be safe to assume that the BD 50 will play nicely with all disks, and it will decode all the formats, so that player should fit everyone’s needs quite nicely.
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#197967 - 02/25/08 09:12 PM Re: Panasonic BD30 Firmware update [Re: michael_d]
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What was the problem with RE3 and TrueHD? I have a problem with "Cars" where it takes 17 seconds for the audio to kick in. Can't wait to see if that's fixed!
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#197969 - 02/25/08 09:32 PM Re: Panasonic BD30 Firmware update [Re: EFalardeau]
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Nah! Cars is still 17 seconds to select Dolby TrueHD. Must be the disk as I have 4 other disks with TrueHD and they're all selected within a fraction of a second.
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#197972 - 02/25/08 10:01 PM Re: Panasonic BD30 Firmware update [Re: EFalardeau]
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 Originally Posted By: EFalardeau
What was the problem with RE3 and TrueHD? I have a problem with "Cars" where it takes 17 seconds for the audio to kick in. Can't wait to see if that's fixed!


You mean the movie plays and it takes 17 seconds for the audio to kick in?
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#197973 - 02/25/08 10:14 PM Re: Panasonic BD30 Firmware update [Re: Hansang]
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RE3 would default to standard DD. All Java disks take a little longer. Cars is one of them.
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#198015 - 02/26/08 05:56 AM Re: Panasonic BD30 Firmware update [Re: Hansang]
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Yes. Video in on for 17 seconds and I can see on my receiver's display that it is waiting for something from the source. And then it kicks in! When it does, it is great as it is a TrueHD EX and has quite good presence in the back channels.
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#198018 - 02/26/08 08:05 AM Re: Panasonic BD30 Firmware update [Re: EFalardeau]
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FW updated the BD30 last night. Was tired and didn;t try it out. Have seen nothing but positives from those who have tried it.
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