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post #5581 of 5645
Hi everyone. I've had this player for over a year now and have had NO problems whatsoever. I've never updated it either, but never had to, it has played everything I've put into it. However, yesterday it just stopped working. I put a disc in and it just says "loading" or sometimes just says "close" when the drawer closes. My TV doesn't even show the blue "samsung" screen like it used to. What could be wrong? I tried updating it via USB and it won't do that either... Any ideas? Thanks

-Scott
post #5582 of 5645
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Originally Posted by djsilence View Post

Hi everyone. I've had this player for over a year now and have had NO problems whatsoever. I've never updated it either, but never had to, it has played everything I've put into it. However, yesterday it just stopped working. I put a disc in and it just says "loading" or sometimes just says "close" when the drawer closes. My TV doesn't even show the blue "samsung" screen like it used to. What could be wrong? I tried updating it via USB and it won't do that either... Any ideas? Thanks

-Scott

I'm sure you're not going to like to hear this, but I think something died in it. Possibly the laser(s). Sounds like it'll need to be serviced.
post #5583 of 5645
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Originally Posted by JMCurtis View Post

I'm sure you're not going to like to hear this, but I think something died in it. Possibly the laser(s). Sounds like it'll need to be serviced.

I tried a system reset, and it started to work for about 10 seconds (I got the blue "Samsung" screen then it made a fuzz/hiss and went black again and just said "load" on the screen once again.... still think it needs to be serviced??? Should I just buy a new one???
post #5584 of 5645
Is it still under warranty? Did you get an extended one maybe?

Get it repaired? I'd say, if the cost of the repair is less than the cost of a new comparable player with like features, then yes! You could always use the player as a backup and get a new one as well.
post #5585 of 5645
Ok thanks for the help...no warranty, but I'll bring it in to have it looked at...
post #5586 of 5645
Just tried to upgrade to v2.9. Now nothing plays. If I load a disc, the display shows CLOSE and I can't get it to play. Any ideas?
post #5587 of 5645
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Originally Posted by 4thought View Post

Just tried to upgrade to v2.9. Now nothing plays. If I load a disc, the display shows CLOSE and I can't get it to play. Any ideas?

Have you unplugged the player after the update to reset the player? Other than that, I have no idxea what happened. Personally, I have not updated my FW yet to 2.9, as I've had no issues and don't do one unless I have one.

I've had CD updates fail before and have had the best success with download to USB and installed that way. I don't have an Ethernet connection available.
post #5588 of 5645
I always do USB updates. Just watched Blu-ray Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage. Worked great with 2.9 update. I've never had any difficulty with BD-P1500. One of these days mine will quit working too.
post #5589 of 5645
I had this problem last august. I sent my unit to samsung (it was still under warranty) and they told me that the rom was corrupted. They also asked if I had attempted a firmware upgrade recently, which I didn't.
They replaced my unit in about a couple of weeks.
post #5590 of 5645
Yes I unplugged the player for 5 mins or so. I also updated via USB.

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Originally Posted by JMCurtis View Post
Have you unplugged the player after the update to reset the player? Other than that, I have no idxea what happened. Personally, I have not updated my FW yet to 2.9, as I've had no issues and don't do one unless I have one.

I've had CD updates fail before and have had the best success with download to USB and installed that way. I don't have an Ethernet connection available.
post #5591 of 5645
Corrupted memory, upgrades that brick the unit. Sounds just like my Bell Galaxy S. I'm junking this unit and buying something worthwhile. Samsung appears to have gone down the tubes. Good thing there are lots of other quality choices.
post #5592 of 5645
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Originally Posted by 4thought View Post
Just tried to upgrade to v2.9. Now nothing plays. If I load a disc, the display shows CLOSE and I can't get it to play. Any ideas?
Have you tried the previous suggestions on this thread? Connecting your TV using 'Component Video' worked for some of us... http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post19076329
post #5593 of 5645
Thanks I saw that, but I couldn't be bothered. I picked up an LG BX580 for $150 and now I have PC streaming (wireless N hi-def!!), 3D (probably will never use it) and online services thru the player. Plus the picture is better than it ever was on the Samsung.

Good riddance Samsung.
post #5594 of 5645
This is my first attempt to upgrade firmware as the new Futurama Season 5 Blu-Rays will not play. I burned a CD with version 2.9 and got a CD will not play error when I put in the CD. Tried version 2.5 and got the same error.

Am I doing something wrong? The .iso file was the only file on the CD
post #5595 of 5645
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Originally Posted by wah3 View Post

This is my first attempt to upgrade firmware as the new Futurama Season 5 Blu-Rays will not play. I burned a CD with version 2.9 and got a CD will not play error when I put in the CD. Tried version 2.5 and got the same error.

Am I doing something wrong? The .iso file was the only file on the CD

If you see the .iso file on the cd when you view it on the computer, then you did it incorrectly.

If you're using ImgBurn to make the cd, use the Write image file to disc option. The name of the image file to use is your .iso file. Other programs like Nero will have this option. When done correctly, you should not see any filenames with the .iso extension on the cd at all.
LL
post #5596 of 5645
Can anyone tell me Avatar Special Edition Bd-live is working on not? Did you manage to access Avatar "Live extras" with P1500?
post #5597 of 5645
Don't know if this helps but when I do a firmware update I always reset the unit to the factory firmware default first by pushing and holding FF for 5 seconds. I then perform the update via USB. Regardless of how you update, don't forget to go into your settings menu afterwards and set the player selections up properly as they will always default to factory settings.
post #5598 of 5645
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Originally Posted by DLPNut View Post
Regardless of how you update, don't forget to go into your settings menu afterwards and set the player selections up properly as they will always default to factory settings.
yes, that is very annoying
post #5599 of 5645
Mine is having problems playing new Blu rays, almost all of them freeze up atleast 5-10 while playing and sometimes they freeze and never resume play.

(heres a list of what I played
The A Team
Despicable Me
Machete
Resident Evil Afterlife
Inception)


Older ones play fine for the most part but the only older one that didnt play right was Transporter 3


I have the last update :/
post #5600 of 5645
'red' wouldn't play with current firmware...but whats the surprise? i'm glad i played extra for the sammy...
post #5601 of 5645
Hey,

I have had this player since some time and I also have a couple of BD movies. Now I would like to rip these BDs to my PC in order to be able to play them without the BD-Player.

However, I do not have a BD drive in my PC. Would it be possible to use the BD-P1500's drive and connect it to the PC? I have found this image of the player:



As you can see, it uses a SATA connection (red cable) as well as some other cable (grey, probably for power)

Could the grey cable somehow be connected to a motherboard?

If not, could I leave the drive in the Samsung player and only connect the SATA cable to my PC? This way, the drive would still draw power from the Samsung player.
post #5602 of 5645
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Originally Posted by slimshady322 View Post

Hey,

I have had this player since some time and I also have a couple of BD movies. Now I would like to rip these BDs to my PC in order to be able to play them without the BD-Player.

However, I do not have a BD drive in my PC. Would it be possible to use the BD-P1500's drive and connect it to the PC? I have found this image of the player:



As you can see, it uses a SATA connection (red cable) as well as some other cable (grey, probably for power)

Could the grey cable somehow be connected to a motherboard?

If not, could I leave the drive in the Samsung player and only connect the SATA cable to my PC? This way, the drive would still draw power from the Samsung player.

i think your main problem would be drivers......
post #5603 of 5645
You can get a Blu disk drive from Newegg for less than $60 shipped.
post #5604 of 5645
New firmware released! April 28 2011. Installed fine via USB for me. Supposedly fixes compatibility issues.

Jason
post #5605 of 5645
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Originally Posted by Yoeddy1 View Post

New firmware released! April 28 2011. Installed fine via USB for me. Supposedly fixes compatibility issues.

Jason

How is that firmware going? My parents have this blu ray player, and I won't get down there for another couple weeks, but when I do, I'll do the update.
post #5606 of 5645
I am about to throw this piece of S#*t in the trash. I updated the firmware after waiting for months. Didnt fix a thing. All of my newer blurays will either read NO DISC or CANT READ.

Samsung has been no help either. After explaining that I updated the software and confirming that it was the newest version, they told me I need to update the firmware....
post #5607 of 5645
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Originally Posted by michanecash View Post

I am about to throw this piece of S#*t in the trash. I updated the firmware after waiting for months. Didnt fix a thing. All of my newer blurays will either read NO DISC or CANT READ.

Samsung has been no help either. After explaining that I updated the software and confirming that it was the newest version, they told me I need to update the firmware....

Awesome response, at least they didn't ask you to reformat your hard drive.

Have you tried cleaning the laser lens?
post #5608 of 5645
Maybe living in Canada, I have been lucky with my p1500. Just watched The Mechanic, and it played flawlessly. The loading time was relatively quick as well, which surprised me. I haven't updated the FW in a long time, and won't be, as I am having no problems with the latest releases.
post #5609 of 5645
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Originally Posted by gregoryperkins View Post

Awesome response, at least they didn't ask you to reformat your hard drive.

Have you tried cleaning the laser lens?

do you think it would be the lens if it plays DVDs fine?
post #5610 of 5645
Good question. I'm not sure if they use 2 different lasers. The blue is violet, and dvd is red, but maybe it just uses one. The spot size is smaller on the bd media, so maybe a dirty lens could be the problem. A cotton qtip and some alcohol is all you need. It's cheaper than a new player!

I seem to remember fixing something with this method once before. I can't remember if it was a cd or dvd.
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