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Panasonic DMP-BDT281 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic DMP-BDT281 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions
Blu-ray Disc
Firmware updates
Panasonic is constantly improving the unit's firmware to ensure
that our customers are enjoying the latest technology.
Panasonic recommends updating your firmware as soon as you
are notified.
For details, refer to "Firmware updates" ( (This site is in English only.)
Model No. DMP-BDT281
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  • Page 1 DMP-BDT168 DMP-BDT167 DMP-BD843 DMP-BD84 Unless otherwise indicated, illustrations in these operating instructions are of DMP-BDT281. Firmware updates Panasonic is constantly improving the unit’s firmware to ensure that our customers are enjoying the latest technology. Panasonic recommends updating your firmware as soon as you are notified.
  • Page 2 Precautions CAUTION Unit ≥ This unit utilizes a laser. Use of controls or adjustments or WARNING performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. ≥ Do not place sources of naked flames, such as lighted candles, Unit on this unit.
  • Page 3 You must be aware of these limits before using this unit. the user settings. ( 30, “To return all settings to the factory Panasonic will in no way be responsible for any incidental damage preset.”) which may arise due to a failure to obey these limits, or to any ≥...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Precautions ....2 Getting started Playback Accessories ....5 Inserting or removing media .
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Getting started Accessories Unit and media care Getting started ∫ Clean this unit with a soft, dry cloth Check the supplied accessories before using this unit. ≥ Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to Remote control clean this unit. [BDT281/280] ≥...
  • Page 6: Playable Media

    Getting started Playable media Device Media markings Device types Contents format BD-Video Video Video, JPEG, MPO*, BD-RE AAC, ALAC, DSD, FLAC, MP3, WAV, Video, MKV, Xvid, AAC, ALAC, DSD, BD-R FLAC, MP3, WAV, DVD-Video Video DVD-R Video, AVCHD, MKV, Xvid, JPEG, MPO*, AAC, ALAC, DSD, FLAC, MP3, WAV,...
  • Page 7 Example: BD-Video DVD-Video power from an external source. ∫ BD-RE, BD-R Discs recorded in DR mode using Panasonic Blu-ray Disc recorders may not play back the ∫ Finalize audio etc., correctly. Any DVD-R/RW/R DL, +R/+RW/+R DL and CD-R/RW that are recorded by a recorder need to ≥...
  • Page 8: Control Reference Guide

    TV operation buttons control code. ( You can operate the Panasonic TV using this unit’s remote control. Some buttons may not work depending on the TV. [Í TV] : Turn the TV on and off...
  • Page 9 Getting started [BDT281/280] [BDT185/184/181/180] [BDT168/167] [BD843/84] Disc tray ( [BDT281/280] [BDT185/184/181/180] USB port ( Stop ( POWER LED [BDT281/280] [BDT185/184/181/180] The LED lights up when the unit is turned on, Start play ( and flashes when error occurs. ( Standby/on switch (Í/I) ( Remote control signal sensor Press to switch the unit from on to standby Distance: Within approx.
  • Page 10: Connections And Settings

    AC mains lead (supplied) ≥ Use the High Speed HDMI cables. Non-HDMI-compliant cables cannot be utilized. It is recommended that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable. When outputting 1080p or [BDT281/280] 24p (4K) signal, please use HDMI cables 5.0 meters or less.
  • Page 11: Connecting To An Amplifier/Receiver

    Connections and settings Connecting to an amplifier/receiver HDMI cable [BDT281/280] [BDT168/167] HDMI cable [BDT185/184/181/180] [BD843/84] HDMI OUT HDMI IN HDMI IN (ARC) (ARC) [BDT281/280] [BDT185/184/181/180] Amplifier/receiver [BDT168/167] [BD843/84] ≥ Set “Digital Audio Output” ( 26). When connecting to a non-3D or ≥...
  • Page 12: Connecting To The Network

    Wireless router, etc. Internet ≥ For up-to-date compatibility information on your wireless router, refer to (This site is in English only.) ≥ The unit is not compatible with public wireless LAN services provided in airports, stations, cafes, etc. ≥ See page 3 for the precautions for wireless LAN connection.
  • Page 13: Settings

    Connections and settings Settings [BDT281/280] ∫ About the wireless connection The following settings can be performed anytime Before beginning wireless connection setup in the Setup menu. ( 27, 29) ≥ Obtain your network name (SSID*). ≥ If your wireless connection is encrypted, please Easy Settings be sure that you know your encryption key.
  • Page 14 Connections and settings Firmware updates Occasionally, Panasonic may release updated firmware for this unit that may add or improve the way a feature operates. These updates are available free of charge. This unit is capable of checking the firmware automatically when connected to the Internet via a broadband connection.*...
  • Page 15: Playback

    ≥ When inserting a media item, ensure that it is facing the correct way, which is the right side facing up. ≥ If you connect a Panasonic product with a USB connection cable, the setup screen may be displayed on the connected equipment. For details, refer to the instructions for the connected equipment.
  • Page 16: Home Menu

    Playback HOME menu Videos/Photos/Music Major functions of this unit can be operated from Disc Play back the contents. the HOME menu. ≥ When multiple contents Preparation are recorded, select the Turn on the TV and select the appropriate video types of contents or the input.
  • Page 17: Playback

    Playback Playback Search/Slow motion Search Insert the media. While playing, press [SEARCH6] or Playback starts depending on the media. [SEARCH5]. Select the item to play and press [OK]. Slow motion Repeat this step if necessary. While paused, press [SEARCH5]. ≥ Xvid, MKV, MP4 and MPEG2: Not effective. ≥...
  • Page 18 Playback Show the status messages Enjoying BD-Live While playing, press [STATUS]. With “BD-Live” discs, you can enjoy bonus contents that use Internet access. The status messages give you information about For this BD-Live function, connection of a USB what is currently being played. Each time you device is necessary along with Internet press [STATUS], the display information may connection.
  • Page 19: Enjoying Network Service

    XXXX XXXXXXXX their respective service providers, and service may be XXXXXX discontinued either temporarily or permanently without XXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MORE content or the continuity of the services. XXXXXXXXXXX XXXX BACK XXXXXX, XXXX ≥...
  • Page 20: Home Network Feature

    Player can play ® device back only the contents that are stored in the libraries. ≥ When connected to Panasonic DLNA Press [MIRACAST]. compatible recorders, register this unit to your Operate the Miracast compatible device. Panasonic DLNA compatible recorders. ≥ On the device, enable Miracast and select this unit as the device to be connected.
  • Page 21 Controller [BDT281/280] [BDT185/184/181/180] About DLNA and Media Renderer For more details, refer to the following website and the operating instructions for each of the equipment. Server (This site is in English only.) Renderer Controller ≥ [BDT281/280] Wi-Fi Direct connection while using Home Network feature is only temporary, and the network * DMC compatible software should be installed.
  • Page 22: Hdmi Cec

    Playback “HDMI CEC” This unit supports “HDMI CEC” (Consumer Electronics Control) function. You can use this function by connecting the equipment that supports “HDMI CEC”. See the operating instructions for connected equipment for operational details. Preparation 1 Set “HDMI CEC” to “On” ( 29).
  • Page 23: Settings

    Settings Option menu Settings ∫ Random Select whether or not to play random. A variety of playback operations and settings can ∫ Start Slideshow be performed from this menu. Start the slideshow. Available options differ depending on the playing ∫ Status contents and the condition of the unit.
  • Page 24 Settings Picture Settings [BDT281/280] [BDT185/184/181/180] [BDT168/167] 3D Settings ∫ Picture Mode Select the picture quality mode during play. [BDT281/280] [BDT185/184/181/180] ≥ If you select “User”, you can change settings in ∫ Signal Format “Picture Adjustment”. Original Keep original picture format. ∫...
  • Page 25: Setup Menu

    Settings Setup menu ∫ HDMI Output Press [OK] to show the following settings: Change the unit’s settings if necessary. The HDMI Video Format The items supported by the connected devices settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. are indicated on the screen as “¢”.
  • Page 26 Settings Deep Colour Output ∫ Downmix This setting is for selecting whether to use Deep Select the downmix system of multi-channel to Colour Output when a TV that supports Deep 2-channel sound. Colour is connected. ≥ Select “Surround encoded”, when the connected equipment supports the virtual Contents Type Flag surround function.
  • Page 27 Settings Language Network ∫ Soundtrack Preference ∫ Easy Network Setting ( Choose the language for audio. ∫ Network Settings ≥ If “Original” is selected, the original language of Perform network-related settings individually. each disc will be selected. Press [OK] to show the following settings: ≥...
  • Page 28 For the setting and operation method of Ratings connected equipment, refer to the following website. The following items use the same password. Don’t forget your password. (This site is in English only.) ∫ DVD-Video Ratings Set a ratings level to limit DVD-Video play.
  • Page 29 “4:3 Letterbox”. ∫ Remote Control Black bands Change the remote control code if other appear at Panasonic products react to this remote control. 4:3 Letterbox the top and bottom of ∫ Firmware Update ( the picture.
  • Page 30: Reference

    (“ ”) for more than 5 seconds. Do you have the latest firmware installed? The TV tuner mode is not displayed when the Panasonic is constantly improving the unit’s TV is turned on. firmware to ensure that our customers are This phenomenon may occur, depending on enjoying the latest technology.
  • Page 31 Reference When “3D The TV screen turns black. [BDT281/280] [BDT185/184/181/180] [BDT168/167] BD-Video Playback” in the Setup menu is set In the following cases, HDMI authentication to “Automatic”, images may not be output takes place and a black screen is displayed: depending on the connection method.
  • Page 32 Reference Audio Network Cannot switch audio. I can’t connect to the network. The audio cannot switch, if “Digital Audio Confirm the network connection and settings. Output” is set to “Bitstream” or 12, 13, 27) [BDT281/280] “On”*. Set “Digital There may be interference that [BDT185/184/181/180] [BDT168/167] [BDT281/280] Audio Output”...
  • Page 33 Reference Messages on the screen POWER LED When the POWER LED is flashing, check the Cannot play. message on the TV screen. If a message is not You inserted an incompatible disc. displayed on the TV screen, determine the type of Cannot play on this unit.
  • Page 34: Specifications

    Reference Specifications File format File format Extension Reference General “.MKV”, “.mkv” ≥ The video file and subtitles text file are Subtitles text file inside the same folder, Signal system PAL/NTSC “.SRT”, “.srt”, and the file names are “.SSA”, “.ssa”, Operating the same except for the i5 oC to i35 oC “.ASS”, “.ass”...
  • Page 35 Reference Audio information Display languages list The audio output differs depending on the Display Language Display Language Display Language settings on the unit. ( 26, “Digital Audio Output”) English Japanese Arabic ≥ The number of channels listed is the maximum possible French Chinese Hindi...
  • Page 36 Player Settings menu. Dolby, Dolby Audio, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of At least three (3) years from delivery of this product, Panasonic Dolby Laboratories. will give to any third party who contacts us at the contact information provided below, for a charge no more than our cost of For DTS patents, see
  • Page 38 (Inside of product) (Produktets innside) [BDT281/280] [BDT185/184/181/180] [BDT168/167] [BD843/84] Manufactured by: Panasonic Corporation Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Importer for Europe: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre Winsbergring 11, 22525 Hamburg, Germany Panasonic Corporation Web Site: SQW0616 F1215BD0 C Panasonic Corporation 2015...

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