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Just Got a Panasonic Blu-ray Player Model DMP-BD605

by crissi0884 / July 20, 2009 1:41 PM PDT

Hi everyone; just got the blu-ray player and I don't really know what BD LIVE is....does it cost money to use??? Help....

Crissi

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It is free
by givemeaname / July 21, 2009 2:20 AM PDT

You can game online with others that of the same movie, get bonus stuff that is not on the disk, download wallpaper... It is more of a gimmik thing then anything else.

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Does it cost anything though???
by crissi0884 / July 21, 2009 1:47 PM PDT
In reply to: It is free

So is it free though...does it cost anything to use it? Does it tell you if it costs anything when you try to use it??

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Sorry givemeaname
by crissi0884 / July 21, 2009 1:56 PM PDT
In reply to: It is free

Didn't see the subject line...lol...that was silly of me thanks...it's just i didn't want to hook up to the internet and then my mom doing something that would cost her money and her finding out by getting a bill. thanks!!!

Have another question if i hook up the blu-ray to the internet can the blu-ray get a virus????

trying to think of anything that could go wrong....lol

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Connecting BR to Internet
by Dan Filice / July 21, 2009 3:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Sorry givemeaname

No on the virus question, at least from everything I've read. Aside from the gimmicky stuff, being connected to the internet allows you to do a firmware upgrade. In the menu there is a setting for upgrading firmware, and typically you do this by connecting to the internet or downloading to a computer then burning it to a CD and inserting the CD and going to the same menu setting. Firmware upgrades aren't worth keeping a BR player permanently connected to the internet as firmware upgrades only happen every so often.

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How do you find out if there is a firmware update without...
by crissi0884 / July 21, 2009 3:16 PM PDT

How do you find out if there is a firmware update without hooking the blu-ray up to the internet...what website do you go to...and how do you burn the firmware to the pc? Can you get a virus on your pc by doing it that way????

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Firmware upgrades
by Dan Filice / July 22, 2009 3:46 AM PDT

Go to the Panasonic website and click on Support. I haven't been there for awhile, but I think you type in the model number of your player and you will be directed to any firmware upgrades. Find out what version of Firmware is available at the site, then go into your DVD players setup options to check for Firmware, and match the version your DVD player has vs. what is available. No need to download if the versions are the same. But, if you need to upgrad, you download it to your computer desktop, then simply drag it to a CD and burn (basically copy the data file and burn it to a CD). Then insert the CD into your DVD player and go into the setup options where you should find an option for Firmware Upgrade. Click and the data will update and you're done. As far as a virus on your PC, I guess there might be a chance, so go ahead and virus scan the file, but typically the files from respected site like Panasonic should be good.

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Thank You!!!
by crissi0884 / July 22, 2009 5:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Firmware upgrades

Thank you for all your help...I just wanted to know ALL my options, and what the risks were...and you answered my questions; thank you for the time and patience!!!

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