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post #5611 of 5645
Similar problem... worked fine for nearly two years, now no HDMI. Optical audio and composite video fine. Reset (FF button), updated firmware (110329_01_BDP1500_XAA.RUF), cycled power, still nothing. Boo!
post #5612 of 5645
I'm new to this forum and first of all I want to say Hello to all of you.
My problem is pretty simple, but I want confirmation. Here goes: I recently bought a BD-P1500 unit, but without the remote (it was part of the deal, as I have only paid $30 for it). The original remote code is "00070D". My question is: can I use a remote with a different code (e.g. 00070B, or even 00075A)? Those are blu-ray remotes listed on ebay and their description clearly states that they are compatible with my BD-P1500. Well, are they? Have any of you successfully used those remotes with your 1500 players?
post #5613 of 5645
I use a Logitech Harmony One with mine
post #5614 of 5645
Quote:
Originally Posted by profudefranceza View Post

I'm new to this forum and first of all I want to say Hello to all of you.
My problem is pretty simple, but I want confirmation. Here goes: I recently bought a BD-P1500 unit, but without the remote (it was part of the deal, as I have only paid $30 for it). The original remote code is "00070D". My question is: can I use a remote with a different code (e.g. 00070B, or even 00075A)? Those are blu-ray remotes listed on ebay and their description clearly states that they are compatible with my BD-P1500. Well, are they? Have any of you successfully used those remotes with your 1500 players?

If the remote is a Samsung then yes you can.
post #5615 of 5645
anyone having issues with the scarface special edition BD that just came out? it will get to the initial loading screen (the black screen witht he little blue graphic) and then go straight to a black screen and hang. doesnt do this with my cheapo toshiba BD or my sony 580. all of my players are on the most current firmware.

just curious.
post #5616 of 5645
If you still own this piece of crap player and it doesn't work (LOAD, CLOSE problem), I have some information for you.

To simplify things, there might be a... let's call it a very small crack somewhere on the mainboard that is fixed by:

- unscrewing the mainboard from the chassis (try one screw at a time and turn the player on to test if it still fails, you might get lucky, the mainboard might have been under strain and even removing one or two could fix the issue, but be careful not to kill yourself, this thing runs on electricity...)

- unscrewing the mainboard and then putting it in the freezer for about five minutes (this is a very bad idea if you live in a humid climate, condensation will kill the PCB, water and electricity don't mix, so again, be careful)


If your player starts to work normally just by messing with the PCB screws, then congratulations, you just might have a permanent fix, but if you need the freeze fix to make it work (very, very likely) then once the mainboard reaches room temperature and you power cycle the player, it will not turn on again (that is, until you freeze it once more). So once it initializes, never turn it off again and you should be fine The thing that fails is responsible for initializing the player, so once that is "fixed", it works fine in room temperature. Hardly a practical solution, I know.

The more technically inclined might want to know that reballing the CPU might offer a permanent fix, but at this point it's just not worth it, although it could be a fun weekend project. You could also try the baking technique (yes, putting it in the oven, so that failed solder connections get fixed), but that has an anecdotal 1 in 3 chance of succeeding. Won't ruin the PCB if done correctly in any case, but again, not worth it at this point.
post #5617 of 5645
Just saved firmware V3.0 to a flashdrive. Anyone here been having any playback issues after upgrading to the most current version?
post #5618 of 5645
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Originally Posted by joebloggs13 View Post

Just saved firmware V3.0 to a flashdrive. Anyone here been having any playback issues after upgrading to the most current version?

I upgraded last night then played the new Transformers movie. Everything was fine until the final battle and I started having bad audio drop outs for the rest of the movie.

Not sure if it's the disc, player or what.
post #5619 of 5645
Quote:
Originally Posted by braves_fan3 View Post

I upgraded last night then played the new Transformers movie. Everything was fine until the final battle and I started having bad audio drop outs for the rest of the movie.

Not sure if it's the disc, player or what.

I had exactly the same issue for a few minutes. At that point I changed the audio track to 5.1 track which worked fine. I wonder if it is an issue with 7.1 track. I noticed a similar drop out on PS3 - making me wonder if it was a bad disc.
post #5620 of 5645
Quote:
Originally Posted by joebloggs13 View Post

Just saved firmware V3.0 to a flashdrive. Anyone here been having any playback issues after upgrading to the most current version?

Updated mine via ethernet and now mine won't play Blu-rays or DVDs and is stuck on "LOAD". After doing some research, I am dreading calling Samsung... anyone have any tips? I tried holding FF. I tried holding Stop. I tried unplugging, holding power, then powering on...
post #5621 of 5645
I see this thread is almost dormant as everybody owning a BDP1500 has already upgraded to 6500 or whatever--but let me try: is the newest FW upgrade from Dec 2011 giving us a Netflix streaming capability, or not? Can't find a yes or no answer to this simple question anywhere...
post #5622 of 5645
I don't own my 1500 any longer [sold it cheap to a friend], but if I'd hazard a guess, I'd say no. But I'd say call Samsung and ask them.
post #5623 of 5645
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0014H16V0/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1329610167&sr=8-1

Is this a good price? I'm thinking about getting it for
my brother's birthday.
post #5624 of 5645
Quote:
Originally Posted by asg49 View Post

I see this thread is almost dormant as everybody owning a BDP1500 has already upgraded to 6500 or whatever--but let me try: is the newest FW upgrade from Dec 2011 giving us a Netflix streaming capability, or not? Can't find a yes or no answer to this simple question anywhere...

asg, it was a really long time ago in the thread the 1500 doesn't have the right processor or electronics to do Netflix. So as far as anyone knows it will never get that capability through a firmware upgrade.
post #5625 of 5645
Quote:
Originally Posted by alec32 View Post

Is this a good price? I'm thinking about getting it for my brother's birthday.

No, you can get a new one for not much more. Check Newegg. They had a Toshiba the other day on Shell Shocker for I think $69 or maybe it was $79.

The 1500 is pretty out of date. The product cycle on things is pretty intense nowadays. Mine still works, but I wouldn't buy one of these things expecting a long service life out of it.
post #5626 of 5645
Quote:
Originally Posted by dxjnorto View Post

asg, it was a really long time ago in the thread the 1500 doesn't have the right processor or electronics to do Netflix. So as far as anyone knows it will never get that capability through a firmware upgrade.

Yes, thank you. Overnight I also got an e-mail from Samsung:

Quote:


Thank you for contacting Samsung Electronics.

We are really sorry about this.

We would like to inform you that the Blu-ray player BD-P1500 is not capable of streaming Netflix and you have to get a new player.
post #5627 of 5645
Just updated my player with the latest firmware. Works great!

Thanks
Jason
post #5628 of 5645
Well, I tried to upgrade the firmware. It just won't see the Internet and go and get it. Connection failed. Yet I can plug that same cable into anything else and it works fine.

I guess I've gotten some use out of it. It's usually at my RV, where it's played very few discs. Got it early on as an $80 deal when I bought a 52" Samsung LCD. I'll keep using it until it can't play something, or otherwise dies.

Sigh.
post #5629 of 5645
Remember, you can also upgrade the firmware via the USB port in the back of the player. You just need a USB thumb drive. That's how I always do it.

Jason
post #5630 of 5645
No problem for me to do the update via internet even if I got a slow connection
post #5631 of 5645
I've always done it with USB drives too.
That eliminates any internet connection problems that the player may have. The CD method I dont like because there may be reading problems with the transport and corrections made by the new firmware.
post #5632 of 5645
Quote:
Originally Posted by davee1 View Post

I've always done it with USB drives too.
That eliminates any internet connection problems that the player may have. The CD method I dont like because there may be reading problems with the transport and corrections made by the new firmware.

I've used the CD method without a problem. Still an option.
post #5633 of 5645
USB update worked for me, thank you.
post #5634 of 5645
Sorry to jump ship.... but I've had it with the freezing , grinding, and slow download times, even after the latest firmware download ....just bought a Panasonic DMP-BD 220, Love it so far. Plays my Star Trek Blu-rays without sound drop offs, and freezing!!!! Fast downlaods. BYE YOU ALL.......
post #5635 of 5645
Don't be sorry, Moonwatcher.

Happy to report that I have never had the problems listed above and my BD-P1500 works flawlessly.

I must have a good one.
post #5636 of 5645
Hi, wonder if anyone has experienced this issue:

After upgrading the firmware yesterday, the disc tray won't open. The display says "Open", but there's no action at all, no sound (so not stuck, and the tray is empty) and it stays like that forever.

I can manage to open just the tray lid, but there is no way it seems to pry the tray itself open.
post #5637 of 5645
I have a BD-P1500 player bought in the UK a few years ago, but now live in Australia. Is there a way to unlock the regions?
post #5638 of 5645
Is there a button on the remote that you have to press in order to change the video from composite to component? I lost the remote so I am using a direct tv remote
post #5639 of 5645
Mine still works great but I hardly use it since I play movies off my WDTV Live HUB
post #5640 of 5645
Mine overheats about an hour in and starts skipping chunks of the movie. At least I think that's what it is. I'm going to put it on some kind of grate and see if it helps. Time to be looking for a new unit. Unit is very hot. Ejected disk is very hot. These things always ran very hot.
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