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Panasonic Vieira link - how useful?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by petet66, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. petet66

    petet66 Active Member

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    My Panasonic plasma arrives next week (42" X10 - roll on Wednesday!) and I'm getting a Blu Ray player for Christmas.

    My current Blu Ray player short list is:

    Sony BDP 360
    Panasonic BD35/BD60

    I prefer the look of the Sony and it has coaxial digital out for audio which is useful as I'm short of optical inputs. The Sony is also a bit cheaper :) However I can shuffle the audio inputs around if I need to and the BD35/60 will connect to my Panasonic plasma with the added beneit of Vieira link.

    What is Vieira link and is it something worth having? I really do prefer the Sony but would go for a Panasonic if the connectivity with my TV is better.
     
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    YellowSphere Well-known Member

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    Viera Link allows the television remote to control the player, and also turn it on when you want to watch it.

    To be honest, I think Viera Link's benefits lie more in HTIBs and recorders than Blu-Ray players.
     
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    I have the 360 and the 37x10 What connectivity could be better with Viera .Assuming you have an AV amp with Hdmi you dont even connect directly to the Tv.
     
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    Thanks to you both for your replies.

    I agree that Vieira link is more useful for a dvd/hd recorder - my dad has one and the whole "pause live tv" thing works much better because of Vieira link but am reassured that I'm not missing out with a plain old Blu Ray. Roll on an Blu Christmas with my new Sony BDP 360! :)
     
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    I have the older Sony S350 which I rate & it works perfectly via the viera Link on my Panasonic TX P50V10 :)
     

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