Originally Posted by mr.kludge
Exactly what I was going to say. This is more a case of left out code. My theory is that whoever was working on the code for this player way back when is not in the picture anymore (or just so much time has passed that they forgot about all the code that had fixes in it) and they had to work with what they have and could recreate. Either that or the code was just simply missed. I have never heard of or experienced a case where a movie that played or got fixed in one release would not play in a subsequent release. Also probably why it is so hard to get the point through to Sammy support. Everyone I have spoke to at Sammy says they have never ran into this before.
However, it is a sound theory that there might be some standard Fox BD-java/BD+ code at Sammy that is assumed to be the end-all for Fox titles and simply does not work right in the 5K. I'm betting that other Sammy players have troubles with some if not all of these titles, or other titles, if they wrote semi-standard code for all their players. Who knows and who cares? I just want all my movies and future ones to play in these players.
Here's the scenario that happens frequently at my work:
They have a series of folders for each release. When they work on a new enhancement, they either grab the code from a previous folder (not the latest), or someone hasn't placed the latest code in a production folder.
So, the new enhancement is built upon the next-to-last version of the code.
The difference is that, we usually find the problem in testing, where Samsung apparently doesn't do any regression testing.