Originally Posted by MrHT
All firmwares should have the exact same reaction of each machine regardless of manufacture date. The reason for the different responses could be due to one of the following reasons:
1- Different settings....like one person's machine could be connected to internet while another's is offline.
2- Each person plays a different movie. And some people play a lot more movies than others. And some use their machine more often than others.
3- A couple of people could have a defective machine.
4- Some people are not being truthful. Not pointing fingers at anyone.
I have both the 3600 and 1600 and both get the same exact reaction/bug on each firmware I download.
Those reasons could explain the different experiences people have with the 1600, but the wide variety tells me there's more to the story. Maybe Samsung did something like using different brands of chips in different batches of players. There's too much variance in behavior with each firmware update to assume that nothing in the players is contributing.
Different settings? Maybe. There are a LOT of variables that could contribute to problems, from Anynet to video connection type to audio settings to BD Live. I'm wondering if we shouldn't all start listing our settings in our forum signatures. I've been considering doing that for a while now.
Different movies? I see a lot of people reporting the exact same problems with the same movies.
Defective machines? Definitely. My first 1600 did a lot of strange things that my replacement never did, even on the same firmware version.
People not being truthful? Perhaps, although I can't imagine what someone would gain by lying about their 1600's performance on a forum such as this. Unless they work for Sony.
All I know is my 1600 is working better than ever with the 2.05 firmware, and I use every feature but Blockbuster. But I don't have any of the movies that people are reporting trouble with (e.g. Up
, Monster's Inc.
) so who's to say mine wouldn't produce the same problems?
I also don't watch a movie every night so I can't really put mine through the paces that some do. I'm lucky to watch one a week. So maybe the problems are there and I'm just not finding them. I have a handful of BDs I've yet to watch all the way through.
I'm just thankful we have this forum to compare experiences. We've proven that we all don't get the same results even with the same variables, but usually after a while a commonality is found and it's rare (except in cases in which the player seems to be defective) that someone reports a problem here that no one else can repeat.