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Old 2012-08-12, 10:05 AM   #1
Rich Chambers
 
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It seems that the latest Panasonic (BDT-110) firmware update has changed the interface to Netflix.

This is not a good thing, because it seems that although the icons are larger, the options for finding a movie are far more restricted. Previously, if you looked up comedies, they were broken down by sub-genre. Now they seem all grouped together. That's only one annoyance.

Who is responsible for the Netflix app? Panasonic or Netflix? i.e. who do I complain to?

Thanks, Rich
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Old 2012-08-12, 09:44 PM   #2
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Probably Panasonic. Netflix just publishes APIs and then any manufacturer can program their interfaces to call those APIs.
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Old 2012-08-13, 04:47 PM   #3
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We've noticed this too on our BDT-210--didn't associate it with a firmware update, but it makes sense. It's definitely more of a pain than the previous interface.
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Old 2012-08-14, 10:19 AM   #4
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Thanks, North of Calgary. That makes sense.

Eldar, the firmware updated about 10 days ago, I think, and it was last weekend that I noticed the changes, most noteably the option for Netflix for Kids. I really liked that because out grandkids were visiting. It went downhill from there.

To me, this is so bad, that I may check out other BD players.

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Old 2012-08-22, 01:25 PM   #5
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I don't mind the Netflix for Kids option, but the implementation is poor. And I don't really see any additional features, just a poorer format for searching.

I don't know if other players are that much better, but I won't be switching mainly because of the cost. I'm hoping that the next AV purchase we make is an HTPC (won't happen till next year though at the earliest)--wasn't going to use it for Netflix, but I may rethink that depending on whether I can get a better interface.
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