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alokeprasad's Avatar alokeprasad 11:21 AM 12-20-2011
Will files copied on to a DVD-R as described in this site play on this player?

http://www.avchduser.com/articles/avchd_to_bluray.jsp

I recently purchased a Panasonic HD camera and this would be a great way to archive and playback HD content. If it works.

Aloke

Dansyacht's Avatar Dansyacht 08:16 PM 12-20-2011
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Will files copied on to a DVD-R as described in this site play on this player?

http://www.avchduser.com/articles/avchd_to_bluray.jsp

Yes. It is part of the blu-ray spec.
Stanton's Avatar Stanton 06:12 AM 12-21-2011
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Yes. It is part of the blu-ray spec.

...and something this player did (well) before several other BD players (at the time).
alokeprasad's Avatar alokeprasad 06:41 AM 12-21-2011
Will it accept 1080/60p files on DVD-R disks, as created by my Panasonic TM900 and other DC camcorders?
Stanton's Avatar Stanton 06:20 AM 12-22-2011
I use RipBot to create my AVCHD files, and I don't think you can get more than a 720p file on a dual-layer DVD-R. They look pretty darn good though.
jongig's Avatar jongig 08:02 AM 12-22-2011
I've never had good luck with this player and it's just always done the stop in the middle and grind until you turn it off then on again. I guess I'll just put it in the trash.

I have a Middle Atlantic shelf with black anodized face plate for the 2500 if anyone is interested.
zrdb's Avatar zrdb 09:35 AM 12-22-2011
Samsung needs to release a new firmware update-mine kept chokeing on Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows Pt.2.
Stanton's Avatar Stanton 06:23 AM 12-23-2011
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Samsung needs to release a new firmware update-mine kept chokeing on Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows Pt.2.

If it plays the disk at all, a firmware update will do no good. Try another copy or clean the disk.
zrdb's Avatar zrdb 09:06 AM 12-23-2011
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If it plays the disk at all, a firmware update will do no good. Try another copy or clean the disk.

I know that-it plays everything else with no problems. The firmware needs to be updated.
de8212's Avatar de8212 01:08 PM 12-26-2011
Just went out and bought a new Blu Ray player to replace my defective 2550. If anyone wants it (not sure it's worth much since I get the "No Disc" error) you can have it for just the actual shipping cost. If not, it's going to the curb.
Stanton's Avatar Stanton 07:14 AM 12-27-2011
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I know that-it plays everything else with no problems. The firmware needs to be updated.

Well, all I can say is that title plays fine on my 2550 with the same firmware. Go figure.
dobyblue's Avatar dobyblue 02:51 PM 01-02-2012
Picked up a 2550 used so I can watch F1 2011 Blu-ray (does 1080i50 > 1080i60 on the fly).

Haven't got the F1 disc yet, so wanted to test dts-ma as I've only got an 80GB PS3 that doesn't bitstream.

Whether I set the player to HDMI audiophile or HDMI reencode it only outputs standard dts. Quite infuriating.

Receiver is Onkyo TX-SR 805 which handles dts-ma no problem.

Any ideas? (Taken is the movie I've tried so far)

EDIT Never mind, it was due to coming out from freezing temperatures in the trunk after driving home from the in-laws. All of a sudden all discs stopped loading period, and I realized it must be something to do with the temperature change. Waited an hour and now all discs load and bitstream properly.
SteveCaron's Avatar SteveCaron 01:03 PM 02-07-2012
For anyone thats interested I have a fully functional BDP 2550 (babied so its in mint condition) that I'm going to be selling if anyone is interested. Early on I elevated the unit so I've never had the freeze up or playback issues.
chingon's Avatar chingon 05:27 PM 05-01-2012
Bringing back from dead, too many pages to go through and verify, but does this player stream via ethernet (has someone hacked it to do so)? Not Netflix/Pandora but other common open source video formats (xvid,ogg,mkv, divx (non open source i kno) flac(for audio)....

Only other blu-ray players I'm aware of w/the ESS DAC are the oppos which cost a pretty penny of which some of may do what I'm asking.
Dansyacht's Avatar Dansyacht 08:53 PM 05-01-2012
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Bringing back from dead, too many pages to go through and verify, but does this player stream via ethernet (has someone hacked it to do so)? Not Netflix/Pandora but other common open source video formats (xvid,ogg,mkv, divx (non open source i kno) flac(for audio)....

Sadly, no. The only way to watch your personal files with this box it to burn a DVD (standard or AVCHD). I bought a WDTV Streaming Media Player < $100 to do streaming of standard def and low to moderate bit rate HD.
Ornette's Avatar Ornette 07:35 AM 05-02-2012
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Sadly, no. The only way to watch your personal files with this box it to burn a DVD (standard or AVCHD).

It also plays DivX/Xvid files (not MKV, and no HD resolutions) from a data DVD.

Unfortunately not from USB, which is only usable for firmware upgrades.

Navigating in a Xvid movie is not comfortable (no way to jump forward and FF is very slow), and on my player the drive makes a high pitched sound every 20 seconds or so (which does not happen with movie DVDs).
alokeprasad's Avatar alokeprasad 08:50 AM 06-29-2012
The Samsung web site shows the latest firmware for BDP2500 to be ver 2.8 released on April 28, 2011.

My player shows the following info:
S/W: 101122.01_111208B0_1254.08_XAA

Is that current? What part of that string shows the version # and/or the date?

Thanks.
Stanton's Avatar Stanton 08:30 AM 07-01-2012
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The Samsung web site shows the latest firmware for BDP2500 to be ver 2.8 released on April 28, 2011.
My player shows the following info:
S/W: 101122.01_111208B0_1254.08_XAA
Is that current? What part of that string shows the version # and/or the date?
Thanks.

Regardless of what version you have (and this looks OK), I would NOT upgrade your firmware unless you are having trouble with >1 disk. I have not upgraded my 2550 for >2 years, and it's played everything I've thrown at it.
alokeprasad's Avatar alokeprasad 08:59 PM 07-02-2012
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Regardless of what version you have (and this looks OK), I would NOT upgrade your firmware unless you are having trouble with >1 disk. I have not upgraded my 2550 for >2 years, and it's played everything I've thrown at it.
What part of the "101122.01_111208B0_1254.08_XAA" has the version # and/or date in it?
Stanton's Avatar Stanton 01:50 PM 07-03-2012
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Originally Posted by alokeprasad View Post

What part of the "101122.01_111208B0_1254.08_XAA" has the version # and/or date in it?

I believe it's the "111208B0" string for v2.08 (which is the latest). If you're having trouble playing MORE than one BD (there's always the occasional "bad disc"), it's something other than copy protection (usually a bad optical drive).
kemetblk's Avatar kemetblk 01:09 PM 08-06-2012
is it worth running the analog outs to my avr? do they produce better audio? I currently have it hooked up via hdmi to my Marantz AVR and just want to know before I go buy more cables.
CANNON-FODDER's Avatar CANNON-FODDER 05:55 AM 08-08-2012
It depends. If your AVR does not decode digital formats that this player does, or has less capable A-D converters than the player, then yes. Otherwise, I would say no.

v/r,
C-F
kemetblk's Avatar kemetblk 11:40 AM 08-09-2012
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It depends. If your AVR does not decode digital formats that this player does, or has less capable A-D converters than the player, then yes. Otherwise, I would say no.
v/r,
C-F

Thanks for the response. My AVR decodes all the formats but I'm not sure which has the better DAC's (or ADC's).
anettis's Avatar anettis 12:02 PM 08-09-2012
I am no expert but I have to believe that in most cases a reputable AVR would trump, or at least equal, the decoding capabilities of a mid range BR player. Then factor in the convenience factor of a single HDMI connection . . . .

:-)
shobaffum's Avatar shobaffum 12:58 PM 08-09-2012
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I am no expert but I have to believe that in most cases a reputable AVR would trump, or at least equal, the decoding capabilities of a mid range BR player. Then factor in the convenience factor of a single HDMI connection . . . .
:-)

Not only that, but the AVR cannot use room correction on the direct analog inputs.
howietawny's Avatar howietawny 07:46 PM 08-17-2012
Hey all, anyone have any issues with their HDMI port dying? I just tried recabling and still have massive variations in ability to push video by hdmi. Cable jiggling sometimes helps. Any thoughts?
Thanks, Howie
ldj325's Avatar ldj325 09:32 PM 04-14-2013
I've got the BD-P2550. It works fine and the picture quality is good so playback is not at issue. When I go into the settings menu it says it has the latest firmware update, but does not say what that update number/date it is. My only issue with the player is that Netflix streaming seems to only offer my queue in a linear manner (i.e. I can't jump ahead, or back or search). I can only go forward/back one title at a time. This just makes it cumbersome for me when I want to go to let's say 70th title down the queue when using the remote. I am using this player at a location where I don't have convenient access to a computer (which prevents me from simply reordering my queue on the Netflix site).

1. Is that how the Netflix streaming queue works for everyone else on this player?

2. If not, how can I get my player set up, so that the queue is more user friendly regarding moving forward and back in the queue?
rjom's Avatar rjom 04:58 AM 04-15-2013
Not sure if this will help. You can go fast to the bottom of the cue by going (left) at the number one title. Then you can go up from the bottom. Might cut your time in half depending on what number you want to get at. I have about 170 in my cue and it can be a pain without repositioning on the internet.
BeanAnimal's Avatar BeanAnimal 06:24 AM 04-15-2013
I purchased (2) of these back when they were released, both are dead now. From day one we had nothing but problems with buggy firmware. These boxes had nice features on paper but never delivered. Will never purchase another Samsung BD product as the support, firmware upgrades and general UI all sucked.
anettis's Avatar anettis 06:41 AM 04-15-2013
I owned two BD-2550's for over 4 years. The Netflix client is significantly out of date i.e. does not support searching to add new titles to your queue, 1080p, subtitles, alternate audio, or 5.1 surround sound. I recently picked up a Samsung BD-F5900 and am impressed thus far. I plan on replacing my other BD-2550 with one as well. Considering how inexpensive many new BR players are you might want to upgrade.

As a side note I don't feel as negative about them as BeanAnimal (perhaps he simply got a few lemons by chance). The BD-2550, if memory serves correctly, was one of the early players to introduce apps to support Netflix and Pandora. And I believe the BD-2550/BD-P2500 scored well on DVD upconversion and BR play quality, were an early supporter of DTS-HD Master Audio, and overall seemed to have a good following on this forum back in the day. I am not saying they were perfect but I got over 4 years of use out them. Of course I am excited to be the process of upgrading . . . . .
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