I posted this in another area but am so new to any kind of forum thing that I only now realized that I posted in the wrong area ...I can play and listen to cds in my new hp multiformat dvd writer and watch the video of a movie with copywrites but I can not hear sound. I hooked the dvd up to the computer using the old cd players power cable and the jumper is set to slave...(my brother got me that far) I get a notice that I need dolby (r) digital...it also offers me a 30 day free trial but I just want to watch stupid movies on my pc...I dont want to pay even more if I dont have too...Please help if you can
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There are some ways around it but i`m a bit unconfortable to tell you how to do it as is a bit of a grey area. Check the forum at http://www.avforums.com/ you can find for sure how to do it, is related to a new "free region" firmware for your unit (a bit dangerous as these firmwares are not oficially supported) or just a combination of buttons on the remote control of your Panasonic. Sorry that i could not help you more.
Its possible that dirt (even just dust) is blocking the eye (optical). You may need to seek the services of a qualified service professional since the unit has to be opened and the optical lens cleaned. Should you venture into doing it yourself, with the power of & unplug, remove the cover lid exposing the inside mechanism and electronics. A sliding bar near a black disc (spindle) would be holding the eye. You need to check/clean the said eye and make sure that no foreign object is on top. Even a speck of dust or a small fiver or hair would cause it to fail reading your DVDs. It is also possible that the sliding bar is stuck at the far end or near the center. Gently shake it loose if it is so. If this does not work, I guess you're back to the first suggestion. Hope this works out for you and give you some ideas. Pls post again how things work out and/or if you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.
on the 5.1 mode, 5 speakers are needed to hear everything. You can usually go in the sound setup menu of the dvd and chooses 2.1 english version. Also, on some receiver, they can be set at 5.1 and actually all of the 5 speakers might not be actually hookup. You can change the ''surround'' mode of the receiver to stereo...
Are you trying to play recordable DVDs like DVD-r or DVD+r ? If yes, then try playing ORIGINAL DVDs such as the ones you rent or buy, these are pressed DVDs - if it works, then your dvd player does not support DVD-R or +R - if it still does not work you may have a bad dvd laser diode - in this case you will need a new dvd player - any repairs would be very costly and cost you more than a new player which is very expensive now.
I had this same problem and checked all of my cables and wires. Come to find out one of the wires that connected to the central audio speaker (the one that the audio track comes from) was unplugged. I plugged it in and that fixed it! My audio track is back! So make sure that all of the speaker cables are properly connected! That might be the source of your troubles!
Yeah kind of talking to yourself, but I'm listening. It very well could be the internal battery. The bad thing is it's in a location that you shouldn't attempt yourself. Find somebody in your area that sevices these and take it to them. I'm sorry this wasn't an easy fix.
Sounds like you might have a setting that is incorrect for DVDs in the setup menu.
Grab your DVD player remote and press the SETUP button. Navigate to the audio menu. Make sure Spdif is turned off (unless you're using an optical cable for your sound), that the audio stream is set to PCM (standard for CDs) or RAW, and turn off any Dolby/Digital Dolby/Surround Sound/etc. Now play a disc.
There's also another way if your remote has an AUDIO button. While the DVD is playing, press the AUDIO button and you should see a small windo that pops up that will tell you what the audio is set to. Press the button and wait a couple of seconds between presses to see if the audio starts playing.
I think that it's a firmware issue. If the unit is till covered by warranty, you may have to bring it back for replacement. When doing so, it may be to your advantage to bring the PC while it is still attached and blank CDs and DVDs just to demonstrate the particular failure and likewise to be able to test if and when it would be replaced. If for some reason, you would want to try DIY, please look over these sites that you may have an idea.
Hope this be of some help and pls post again how things turn up. Good luck and kind regards.