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Old 02-22-2008, 11:23 AM
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Thumbs up Panasonic DMP-BD30 FW 1.6 Update available

EDIT: FW 1.6 Update available
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/c...bd30/bd30.html

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Old 02-22-2008, 01:30 PM
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Sweet. I had decided to hold off on a purchase over this, now I don't have to wait. I don't really care about Ethernet on the 50, this has everything else I want.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:41 PM
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Sweet. I had decided to hold off on a purchase over this, now I don't have to wait. I don't really care about Ethernet on the 50, this has everything else I want.
It's a great buy. If you have a reciever that can do HBR decoding, there is nothing this player can't do. And with the LFE fix on the way this only adds to the pluses of the player.

I'll also be keeping my eye on AVS for any new info that comes out about the firmware fix and also plan to help out anyone with FW issues or settings issues.
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I love this unit....has worked like a dream since the purchase.
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What about the 10A? I wonder if they've fixed that too or just abandoned support of the model.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:13 PM
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What about the 10A? I wonder if they've fixed that too or just abandoned support of the model.
There are some insiders looking into it at AVS forums since a couple of BD10 owners asked. I'd be surprised if they couldn't replicate the same fix for the BD10.
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Good job Panasonic!
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It's a great buy. If you have a reciever that can do HBR decoding, there is nothing this player can't do. And with the LFE fix on the way this only adds to the pluses of the player.
The only downside of the BD30, even if you have a receiver with HBR decoding, is that despite it being a BD Profile 1.1 player you cannot watch BD1.1 content with lossless audio.

Reason being that since the BD30 has no builtin audio decoders except DD/DTS plus the fact that PiP material requires use of the player's internal mixer, there is no way to watch something with BD1.1 features active (such as PiP for instance) and have lossless audio at the same time. The player will instead playback all stuff with 1.1 features enabled as 640kbps Dolby Digital.

So even if you aren't going to use online features, there still is some reason to wait for the BD50 if you can be patient.
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The only downside of the BD30, even if you have a receiver with HBR decoding, is that despite it being a BD Profile 1.1 player you cannot watch BD1.1 content with lossless audio.

Reason being that since the BD30 has no builtin audio decoders except DD/DTS plus the fact that PiP material requires use of the player's internal mixer, there is no way to watch something with BD1.1 features active (such as PiP for instance) and have lossless audio at the same time. The player will instead playback all stuff with 1.1 features enabled as 640kbps Dolby Digital.

So even if you aren't going to use online features, there still is some reason to wait for the BD50 if you can be patient.
I'm not sure it makes sense to listen to PiP commentary audio in lossless form. But hey, I guess different strokes for different folks. I just prefer to save the lossless audio for viewing the film without the commentary being mixed in.
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But you will have to manually change the settings each time from 2nd audio on to 2nd audio off every time you go from commentary back to lossless audio in the movie. This is a very annoying feature and will be worth the extra cost of the 50.
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