Ok, like many others here, I too have problems with my BD-P1600 after the 2.16 f/w upgrade.
Upgraded on the weekend and all I get is "load" or "close" showing on front panel.
remote does not do anything except power on/off.
Holding FF down for 5 / 15 / 20 seconds does not do anything.
It will however play CD music.
Now, prior to the upgraded f/w, I noticed the firmware was 2.15? but I can not recall doing the u/g - as I wrote the firmwares I u/g too, the last I had was v2.06.
Anyway, I am going to try and roll back the firmware somehow, but I can not find any links with old firmware downloads (except I found v 2.06, but this maybe too far back).
Does anyone know where to get these older f/w downloads so I can try to install them and see what happens.