the link I provided also works. As long as you pick "North America" for your location it works fine. In my experience, the International Site updates faster than the US site. I mean, if you go to the US Panasonic site, they are still on 1.6. But, after having a warranty issue with my BD30, they confirmed 1.8 was the most current. Odd, but typical for a company who isn't based in the USA.
I went ahead and updated my unit as well following the info that Tennisman20042 provided, I noticed that using the Firefox browser wouldn't work for me so I used Internet Explorer and it worked fine. The hang up with Firefox was when it asked what region you lived in, I couldn't go beyond that for some reason. My player is now 1.8, just confused why Panasonic doesn't have 1.8 listed as the latest on their North American site yet.
Yes - you CAN NOT use Firefox to get the update - the site only works with IE.
I never had problems with anything on rev 1.6 and the only reason I went to 2.2 was to see if it would fix the problems I heard there were with the upcoming Transformers release. Apparently the disc will work OK as long as you have 24 frames disabled on the BD30.
PROBLEMS - 2.2 installed fine but now when you pause, frame forward (for BD) via pressing right on the wheel no longer works. That is all I am aware of at the moment. So to me, 2.2 is not as good as 1.6 was since it breaks some functionality. I hope it is fixed soon.
Unless you are having problems with 1.6 I would not recommend 2.2 since you cannot go back with an update, only forwards.
2.2 firmware updated - Explain what you are talking about when you say "when you pause, frame forward via pressing right on the wheel no longer works" I updated my DMP-BD30 to 2.2 and didn't find any problems by pressing the pause button when playing a BD, I also pressed the right arrow on the wheel for the one frame at a time, it too works. so, please explain what your saying because I not sure if I'm following you. thanks.........
2.2 firmware updated - Explain what you are talking about when you say "when you pause, frame foward via pressing right on the wheel no longer works" I updated my DMP-BD30 to 2.2 and didn't find any problems by pressing the pause button when playing a BD, I also pressed the right arrow on the wheel for the one frame at a time, it too works. so, please explain what your saying because I not sure if I'm following you. thanks.........
To jake427 - I am not sure if all BD movies have frame-by-frame screwed up - just that the 2 I have tried since the 2.2 update have done nothing when I press the wheel. Maybe it is by movie that it will or won't work. Or maybe I am just really lucky and it won't work for me at all now. Time will tell.
Firmware 2.3 is available on the Panasonic site. It fixes the 24P issue with Paramount discs like Drillbit Taylor. I updated the firmware and Drillbit plays fine with the 24P setting turned on. Looks great too!
Thanks for the link salvator_okocim. I bought the new Transformers and my player wouldn't play disc 1 however, it would play Disc 2. I had an older version (2.2) and the player wouldn't recognize Disc 1. After using your Link to (Version 2.3) and downloading and installing/updating the player, everything came together. The movie played and played flawlessly.
If anyone hasn't watched this movie on blu-ray WOW you are missing the best action, video and audio I have yet to experience, see and hear. I think the 24p plays a huge role as Nathan5 mentions and I agree.
I believe this firmware release was coordinated with this movie since they were both released on the same day so if you haven't done the firmware update, you don't know what you are missing, you are missing the movie!
Actually it appears firmware 2.4 is now out, as of 9/8/08 which can be found by clicking the website link Why03711 provided. They seem to be getting a lot of firmware fixes out there. One thing I did notice, was when I clicked on the Panasonic website, and went to "Consumer Electronics Home" and then clicked "Support" and clicked through to find my player (the DMP-BD30K), at the bottom under drivers and downloads it shows the firmware 2.3 and that the release date was 02/01/2008. What is odd is that here it shows 2.3, and at the other link above it shows 2.4. Also, the date of release for 2.3 they have listed is incorrect since it reads February 1, 2008. Is Panasonic's support site filled with inaccuracies like Samsungs?
If you go to Panasonic North American Site, they are always behind the curve on firmware updates. The International Site always seems to be more current. Odd, but I guess not too out of the ordinary considering Panasonic is not based in the USA.
I will pay someone to send me a latest update disc... Yes I own a mac and right now I am very angry I
just bought transformers sat down to watch it... turns out I only have the 1.3 version. What the
*#!& someone please help me.
yes, I even messed up making my email address (I'll be here hating mac)