Originally Posted by Kruginator
Referring to my previous post I updated the 5000 to firmware version 1.1. To test the stability of this new firmware I went and rented probably the only BluRay DVD left in the store that I have not seen: 30 Days of Night, an awful film to say the least. But, hey, at least I am doing my bit as an early adopter.
However, I had problems with the DVD using version 1.1, so I rolled back to version 1.0. and had a much more pleasurable viewing experience. Below is a summary of the issues I had with 30 Days of Night:
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Originally Posted by nic66718
Let me one up alot of what's been said-After the firmware update, I lost not only the internet ability but I could not play the Planet Earth dvd that I have always been able to---after doing the 5 second ff thing to bring it back, it would play but everything is completely shaky(even when I updated via cd, the unit seemed to be very unsure of what to do-had trouble hitting ENTER quite a few times.
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Originally Posted by unbiased
Hey vinnie97, Thanks for checking this gurgling audio bug out on Ratatouille. I was Glad to hear that they fixed the motorboating issue . . . (rest deleted for brevity)
Originally Posted by Jascias
Am I the only one so far that this firmware has worked for? Is it a possibility that our players have different builds?
Used CD to update firmware.
December build. Out of box firmware.
Player worked fine, But had multiple problems with Ratatouille not playing, and freezing when I pressed the stop button.
Ratatouille was now playing fine, but for the first time sound is broke. The famous garbled/static sound, with its sometimes drop outs, and this now happens for all my SD/HD-DVD/Blu-rays.
Sound is back as it was before the 1.0 firmware. The garbled/static sound is fixed for HD-DVD/Blu-rays. I can reproduce the garbled/static sound for SD sometimes.
Planet Earth (roommates)
Flags Of Our Fathers
Planet Earth (Mine)
Kung Fu Hustle
Live Free Die Hard (For me this has always worked)
Tons of SDs, to many to mention. So far I have only had minor sound issues for SDs, everything else has been fixed for me with this firmware. Tested for about 7 hours.
Please note, that I never had mine hooked up to the internet, so can't comment on that.
Now that 1.2 has fixed the Internet problem (YAAAY!), it is time to get back to finding out how various discs fare with the new firmware. I am assuming that 1.2 and 1.1 are identical except for the Internet issue, so comments on movies still apply.
The posts above are typical of what I have seen in this and other threads--that is, inconsistent performance by the 5000. Different users have different issues (or lack thereof) on the same
movies. I guess all a person can do is try the update and see how it works, and go back to a previous version of the firmware (if he/she saved it) if they think it is better. But I am still hoping to see more posts on good/bad experiences on individual movies.
I am particularly interested in Planet Earth. That is a much bigger purchase than just one movie. Some have said 1.0 works better on Planet Earth, and others have said 1.1 works better.
My own experiences are with the following, all using firmware update 1.0:
Caddyshack --- split-second simultaneous audio AND video dropouts. I wonder if it is a problem with the source material and not the 5000
Trading Places---no problems at all
The Queen---no problems
Memoirs of a Geisha---motorboating during the last 30 seconds of the introduction (what you see before you make a main menu selection)---the movie itself has no problems
Several standard DVD's---no problems whatsoever, and amazingly good upconversion. I have never heard a single audio dropout on any standard DVD.
I have deliberately avoided playing "problem" disks such as 3:10 To Yuma and Ratatouille and Sunshine, but will try them shortly after I upgrade to 1.2.