Got a Panasonic BD35 - How should I set it up?

nheather

Distinguished Member
I have just installed the following

Panasonic DMP-BD35
Denon AVR-1909
Pioneer KRP-500M

Connection is as follows

BD35 >> 1909 HDMI (video and sound)
1909 >> 500M HDMI (video only)

I intend to play both DVDs and Blurays with this player.

So for the BD35 how best should I set the following

HDMI Video Mode - assume this should be set to 'ON'
HDMI Video Format - should I use 'Automatic' or '1080p'
24p Output - should I set this 'On' or 'Off'
HDMI Output Range - should I use 'Standard' or 'Enhanced'
HDMI Audio Output - I assume this should be set to 'On' even though it's the Amp doing the sound not the TV
Digital Audio Output - I assume 'Bitstream' as my Amp has the decoders - I assuming the 1909 will do this better than the BD35
Dynamic Range Compression - 'On', 'Off' or 'Automatic' - no idea what this is. The manual does say 'Automatic' only works with TrueHD.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers,

Nigel
 

kingfats

Distinguished Member
HDMI Video Mode - assume this should be set to 'ON'
HDMI Video Format - should I use 'Automatic' or '1080p'
24p Output - should I set this 'On' or 'Off'
HDMI Output Range - should I use 'Standard' or 'Enhanced'
HDMI Audio Output - I assume this should be set to 'On' even though it's the Amp doing the sound not the TV
Digital Audio Output - I assume 'Bitstream' as my Amp has the decoders - I assuming the 1909 will do this better than the BD35
Dynamic Range Compression - 'On', 'Off' or 'Automatic' - no idea what this is. The manual does say 'Automatic' only works with TrueHD.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers,

Nigel
ON...yes. :smashin:
Autos fine.
24p > ON.
Standard.
HDMI Audio Output? ON for player OFF if there's a setting on the amp also as sound gets sent to the display via the HDMI out as well.
Digital Audio Output > Bitstream.
Dynamic Range Compression > OFF.
:thumbsup:
 

kempez

Well-known Member
kingfats - can I ask why HDMI output range would be set to 'standard'? I think I have mine set to 'Enhanced' and wondered what the difference would be? That aside, all mine are as stated above

Thanks in advance :)

Soz to thread high-jack but the OP may be interested too :)
 

kingfats

Distinguished Member
kingfats - can I ask why HDMI output range would be set to 'standard'? I think I have mine set to 'Enhanced' and wondered what the difference would be? That aside, all mine are as stated above

Thanks in advance :)

Soz to thread high-jack but the OP may be interested too :)

Standard is Video levels (RGB 16-235) Enhanced is PC (0-255) choosing Enhanced over Standard may result in exactly the same picture (depending on your display etc) but it could also crush blacks. (lose detail in dark scenes)
 

iainl7

Well-known Member
Just to clarify a little on what Kingfats said, Enhanced is basically a work of genius if you're one of the small number of people (and there are some) hooking your player up to a PC monitor, where plain black is 0 IRE. Otherwise, it's an easy way to ruin dark scenes if you hook it up to a TV.

If your device won't let you calibrate "Standard" black to look properly black instead of dark grey, then use "Enhanced", otherwise leave it alone.
 

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