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Did anyone else notice/care that after the initial firmware update one can no longer enter rewind directly from pause? I swear I could go from pause to rewind with the original shipped firmware...
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I have one of these machines arriving soon.

Does the DVD region hack for the 1000 work on the 1200 ?? Or has anyone found out how to make the player DVD region free yet?

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One thing that confuses me - how can I see how much time remains of a title/chapter?

When I click "info" I can only see the present hour, minute and second, but not the remaining time.

Really annoying when watching extras and not knowing if I'm in for a 12 minute featurette or a 1 hour documentary.
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Do you have some good tips re cleaning the BR discs? TIA, Bill

Bill,
Believe it or not, I just blow on them, you know, like when you blow on a mirror and condensation appears. Anyway, after that, I just wipe with a soft old cotton t-shirt. Sometimes will take 2 maybe 3 trys if heavy greasy fingerprints.
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Bill,
Believe it or not, I just blow on them, you know, like when you blow on a mirror and condensation appears. Anyway, after that, I just wipe with a soft old cotton t-shirt. Sometimes will take 2 maybe 3 trys if heavy greasy fingerprints.

Well, for ~ $15 I decided to order the 'disc cleaner' referred to above. Probably overkill, but the price is right!
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One thing that confuses me - how can I see how much time remains of a title/chapter?

When I click "info" I can only see the present hour, minute and second, but not the remaining time.

Really annoying when watching extras and not knowing if I'm in for a 12 minute featurette or a 1 hour documentary.

As far as I know, you can't see time remaining on this player. It annoys me too and is another of its quirks. My previous dvd player (a Zenith) did not allow this either. The one before that, a Panasonic, did and I got spoiled by that. I'm curious which of the current BD players allow you to see time remaining. Should be a standard feature in my book.
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The PS3 ironically has the most time display options of any player that I remember.
It had 3 or 4 different time display modes, time remaining included.
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So far, my Sammy has performed flawlessly on 6 Blu-ray titles, 1 Superbit DVD and 4 DVDs backed up on Verbatim +R. I haven't experienced any of the problems in this thread and think I may retire my Oppo to my Guam condo.

EDIT: I did have the lip-sync issue at 1080p @24fps.

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As far as I know, you can't see time remaining on this player. It annoys me too and is another of its quirks. My previous dvd player (a Zenith) did not allow this either. The one before that, a Panasonic, did and I got spoiled by that. I'm curious which of the current BD players allow you to see time remaining. Should be a standard feature in my book.
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This is really annoying - my first CD player back in the 80s' displayed the remaining time just by a single click, and now this machine can't 25 years later or so...


It can't be a limitation of the format itself either if the PS3 can show remaining time. I don't know about the HD-DVD players, but I think there's no reason to exclude this mandatory "feature" on Blu-ray playes.
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Well, for ~ $15 I decided to order the 'disc cleaner' referred to above. Probably overkill, but the price is right!

Netflix recommends that you use Windex to clean up disks. A $2.5 solution that works fine.

I want to hear opinions from people who don't have a dog in the fight.
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The automatic one is easier to use.

That said, is there an easy way to see what firmware you have without hooking up the Ethernet port?
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....is there an easy way to see what firmware you have without hooking up the Ethernet port?

See manual page 47.
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See manual page 47.

If cable is not connected:
"ethernet cable not connected. Please check ethernet cable."

I guess that's a "no". That really sucks. At least, HD DVD players actually tell you what FW you have without needing to hook it up via ethernet port.
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If cable is not connected:
"ethernet cable not connected. Please check ethernet cable."

I guess that's a "no". That really sucks. At least, HD DVD players actually tell you what FW you have without needing to hook it up via ethernet port.
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Big J,

I'm not hooked up via ethernet and, if I follow the instructions on page 47, it shows me the software version no problem.
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Big J,

I'm not hooked up via ethernet and, if I follow the instructions on page 47, it shows me the software version no problem.

Sorry, I misunderstood. My bad.
I'll check it tonight when I get home.
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First of all I love my player but during the Vatican scene of MI 3 I found all kinds of problems. I have read that this scene is a "torture test" of sorts for 1080p players. I saw what looked like banding on the stairs and in the tile. Anybody else see this?? Have watched a dozen other movies all of which have been great.
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Big J,

I'm not hooked up via ethernet and, if I follow the instructions on page 47, it shows me the software version no problem.

OK,
The first numbers are the date, July 5, 2007. I guess that's the latest.
Thamks,
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Regarding the audio dropouts. Has anyone else noticed the same as me?

1. Only SD-DVD
2. Doesn't happen mid scene, only between scenes.
3. Doesn't happen every scene change.

I noticed it just yesterday on Harry Potter II, Return of the Silly Looking Snake Monster. It seems to happen consistently when switching from an interior scene to an exterior scene.

"We've done the impossible, and that makes us mighty!" - Captain Malcolm Reynolds
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no rpoblems with audio dropous so far.
Side note: I was watching Warriors of heaven and Earth (BD), and when I popped up the menu while the movie was playing, the movie stopped the screen went blank, then the menu popped up. I did this several times. Is this normal for all BD? Or, is it the player? the movie? Just curious.
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OK,
The first numbers are the date, July 5, 2007. I guess that's the latest.
Thamks,
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Are you sure it's July 5, 2007? The web site says the latest is 2007-05-23.
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Are you sure it's July 5, 2007? The web site says the latest is 2007-05-23.

Like Big J's, my firmware also begins with 0705, but I believe it's not a date, since I updated mine on May 23, with the v1.0 firmware. There is no newer firmware.
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Like Big J's, my firmware also begins with 0705, but I believe it's not a date, since I updated mine on May 23, with the v1.0 firmware. There is no newer firmware.

If its not a date, what is it? WhenI first saw it, I didn't think it had anything to do with the FW.
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If its not a date, what is it? WhenI first saw it, I didn't think it had anything to do with the FW.
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To give the full #: 070519.01_111F_0924.04_XAA

I 'spose that it could be a date, but given the release date in May, the reading which would make sense is 070519=May 19, 2007, which is consistent with the May 23 release (day after POTC release, which required this update). Beyond that, only Samsung knows what it means

PS: This is the version shown as v1.0 on the website.
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To give the full #: 070519.01_111F_0924.04_XAA

I 'spose that it could be a date, but given the release date in May, the reading which would make sense is 070519=May 19, 2007, which is consistent with the May 23 release (day after POTC release, which required this update). Beyond that, only Samsung knows what it means

PS: This is the version shown as v1.0 on the website.

I'll bet it is as you say: 070519=May 19, 2007. When stored as a file, that date format ensures that the most recent firmware is the last one in a typical file listing. I use the format YYYYMMDD_Xxx as folder names for my digital photos for this very reason.
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I'll bet it is as you say: 070519=May 19, 2007. When stored as a file, that date format ensures that the most recent firmware is the last one in a typical file listing. I use the format YYYYMMDD_Xxx as folder names for my digital photos for this very reason.

I'll have to remember that trick! Thanks!
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I suppose I could have added that the YYYYMMDD_Xxx filename format ensures that the entire file listing is in chronological order. But this it getting OT....
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I'm in the market for a Blu Ray player. Since my receiver does not have HDMI I am planning on using the analog audio outputs. My receiver is not that old so I have no plans on replacing my reciever anytime soon. Is there an advantage to Dolby True HD over the uncompressed PCM audio from the analog outs? (I asked that in this forum because I am leaning towards the Samsung.)
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.....Is there an advantage to Dolby True HD over the uncompressed PCM audio from the analog outs? (I asked that in this forum because I am leaning towards the Samsung.)

See this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=873542
Opinions differ, but most folks voted for TrueHD, citing bit depth as the reason.
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To give the full #: 070519.01_111F_0924.04_XAA

I 'spose that it could be a date, but given the release date in May, the reading which would make sense is 070519=May 19, 2007, which is consistent with the May 23 release (day after POTC release, which required this update). Beyond that, only Samsung knows what it means

PS: This is the version shown as v1.0 on the website.

Yep, definately 2007. I saved the file when it was released (just in case you know), and the full name is: BDP1200_XAA_20070519_01.ISO

I do think it's time for a new fw update though. I hope Samsung won't abandon the 1200 now when the specs for their third gen players are out....
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I was leaning towards getting this player but the lack of support now and in the future for Dolby TrueHD may be a deal breaker.
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