Hello all. Just had a chat with Nathan T. at Samsung USA - I advised him of the latest blu-ray's from Paramount out since jul29th/2008. Looks like he was not aware of this problem (how many times do we have to tell them?
He said he will advise his engineers to fix this and release a firmware update, etc... etc....I already called Samsung Canada on this also, so all we can do is wait, wait... until they release their firmware 1.4. Patience, patience... I did try Top Gun, Sum of all Fears, Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger. They all perform the same, playback=perfect, menu=zero. I think the new Paramount menus have all the 'bookmarks' feature. Guess they introduced new stuff & 5k is not ready for it.
I have 17 HD DVD's now & I think that will be it for me on this format. Those HD DVD's play so well...no lockup, no blank screens.....even Twister HD DVD released in May08 plays great ! Back to why I stop buying HD DVD's: 5k is the only HD DVD player I have so say it breaks down in 10 or 15 yrs, what happens with these movies ?? Will Samsung repair/refurbish my player for a reasonable price? Etc... etc... too many unknowns so will stick to blu and regular dvd's for now. Ok that's enough for now. Take care.