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post #1531 of 7069
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

This is common for all BD players. Some Java disc takes even longer to load.



Stop and auto-resume is only available on non-Java discs which are rare now. Almost all the new BD movies use BD-Java. With BD-J discs, you should use bookmark feature. Not as convenient as stop and resume but that's the best you can get with any BD players.

Okay thanks for the info.. I almost though my 2550 was broken because of how long it took to boot up and start playing a disc! I'm not used to bookmarking but if that's what it takes to save a spot on the disc, then i'll force myself to use it. Is there a shortcut button to bookmark immediately without having to deal with cumbersome menus?
post #1532 of 7069
random question for you guys. If I open my 2550 that I got from Bestbuy and I dont like it can I return it?
post #1533 of 7069
Yes, the "bookmark" button on the remote
post #1534 of 7069
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

With BD-J discs, you should use bookmark feature. Not as convenient as stop and resume but that's the best you can get with any BD players.

But when I use the bookmark, and then pause the playback for a while the system shuts down and erases the bookmark. This does not seem very user friendly. They need to add the ability to set the shutdown time or the ability to turn it off.

Am I using this feature incorrectly?
post #1535 of 7069
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Originally Posted by jessegun23 View Post

random question for you guys. If I open my 2550 that I got from Bestbuy and I dont like it can I return it?

Yes, I asked them when I bought mine They give you 30 days with receipt full refund, no restocking fee. Best Buy actually charges a restocking on PC/Cameras.. You can take back a 60" tv and they will refund it 100%.
post #1536 of 7069
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Originally Posted by nrighton View Post

Yes, the "bookmark" button on the remote

Crap, I actually use my TV's remote to operate the 2550.. I'm not sure Samsung put a bookmark button on the tv remote =( Samsung didn't think this "Anynet" single remote to control all technology all the way through.

Jay
post #1537 of 7069
After regularly using the Netflix and Pandora features ( Pandora and Christmas music is amazing !) I would like Samsung to offer the option to power up to the system start screen WITHOUT automatically loading a disc if one is inserted. I hate having to sort through FBI and interpol warning screens before I can stop the disc from playing and access the Netflix or Pandora playback functionality.
post #1538 of 7069
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Originally Posted by caesarv View Post

But when I use the bookmark, and then pause the playback for a while the system shuts down and erases the bookmark. This does not seem very user friendly. They need to add the ability to set the shutdown time or the ability to turn it off.

Am I using this feature incorrectly?


I'm not sure you can config that idle shutdown. But that's not how you use bookmark. To use bookmark, press bookmark button on the remote which will create a bookmark at that time position. You can create multiple bookmarks per disc. Next time you put the disc in or re-watch the same disc, simply go to the scene selection in the menu and all your bookmarks should show up there (in bookmark section). Pick the bookmark you want and start play from there. Like I said, not the easiest task to do. But it is how it works in HD DVD as well.
post #1539 of 7069
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Originally Posted by Diversion View Post

Crap, I actually use my TV's remote to operate the 2550.. I'm not sure Samsung put a bookmark button on the tv remote =( Samsung didn't think this "Anynet" single remote to control all technology all the way through.

Jay


That's why I don't even bother with it. A universal remote like Harmony will perform 10 times better than systems like 'Anynet' and you don't even need all the equipments (TV, AVR and player) from the same maker.
post #1540 of 7069
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Originally Posted by gelphman View Post

You are right that it isn't a logo which would make my point even more.

The red light on the Samsung is MUCH brighter by far than anything else on my system. All the other on/off lights are relatively dim, as they should be, making the Samsung stand out in a ridiculous way. It seemed to me an ego trip that they wanted to be sure to be the brightest button around.

Looks like it is "get out the black tape" time. Did I read correctly that people are putting it on the *inside*?

it is bright. but it's only about as bright as the red light on my ps3 or the blue light on my directv box. still, you are correct, there should be a way to tune it down a bit.
post #1541 of 7069
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Originally Posted by Diversion View Post

Yes, I asked them when I bought mine They give you 30 days with receipt full refund, no restocking fee. Best Buy actually charges a restocking on PC/Cameras.. You can take back a 60" tv and they will refund it 100%.

Thanks,

I decided to open it and hook it up... I'm amazed how nice the picture quality is.

It goes great with my Samsun 46" LCD tv. I'm downloading the latest firmware now and going to test out netflixs in a few
post #1542 of 7069
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Originally Posted by meoge View Post

I bought the 2550 yesterday, but I'm not unboxing it until I get the rest of my new toys (TV, Receiver and surround sound speakers). I was wondering how I find the HD Titles that are available on the Watch Instantly tab of the Netflix website. I don't see any HD genre listed and it doesn't look like the description of the movies says anything about HD. Will an HD genre be added once I hook up my 2550 and add it to my Netflix account? I can't wait to see how beuitiful the Dark Knight looks and sounds!

Meoge,

Dark Rider is correct regarding the HD selection showing up as HD on your player guide. However, I believe your question was about choosing HD movies from the NETFLIX menu on your computer. Go to the Watch Instantly tab on your NETFLIX account. Then go to the GENRE tab. In the GENRE tab you will see a section called HD. From there you can select movies or shows that are available to be streamed in HD. I hope this helps.
post #1543 of 7069
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

To use bookmark, press bookmark button on the remote which will create a bookmark at that time position. You can create multiple bookmarks per disc. Next time you put the disc in or re-watch the same disc, simply go to the scene selection in the menu and all your bookmarks should show up there (in bookmark section).

Hmmm...maybe I should have read the manual! I am in product support and I can't tell you how many times I have had to tell customers to RTFM.
post #1544 of 7069
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Originally Posted by gelphman View Post

Looks like it is "get out the black tape" time. Did I read correctly that people are putting it on the *inside*?

I'm using blue tape and I put it on the outside (my viewing room is dark enough even with the lights on that this not really noticeable). Someone else suggested putting the tape on the inside in order to avoid the ugliness, but was concerned about voiding the warranty.
post #1545 of 7069
Must say that I am impressed with this drive of mine for 5 days now. Netflix and Pandora are cool. Watching HD movies now, although poor overall selection to stream overall at Netflix. PQ is amazing, esp on the HQV. If the Oppo is measurably better, I would be very surprised.

Went with a cheap 802.11g wireless setup with this:
EDIMAX EW-7206APG
and followed these instructions:
Wireless Repeater setup
You could easily and cheaply add a little 4 port switch in combination with this it becomes more and more common place for A/V toys to be internet enabled IMO.

Not an N setup but I am getting HD Netflix now with great results.
post #1546 of 7069
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Originally Posted by nrighton View Post

After regularly using the Netflix and Pandora features ( Pandora and Christmas music is amazing !) I would like Samsung to offer the option to power up to the system start screen WITHOUT automatically loading a disc if one is inserted. I hate having to sort through FBI and interpol warning screens before I can stop the disc from playing and access the Netflix or Pandora playback functionality.

I've just got in the habit of pulling the BDs when I'm done with them. It is a great big PITA when you have to wait to stop the disc in order to get back to the menu. This should be a simple fix via firmware.

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Originally Posted by Diversion View Post

Crap, I actually use my TV's remote to operate the 2550.. I'm not sure Samsung put a bookmark button on the tv remote =( Samsung didn't think this "Anynet" single remote to control all technology all the way through.

Jay

Nope, nor did any of the other manufacturers... It's not unique to Samsung. I have yet to see any devices that communicate through HDMI well implemented. Heck, on the BD-P2500 remote, had they just made the number buttons work to select channels on the television, it would have been at least usable. The channel and volume up/down buttons work, but heaven forbid you need to jump around.
post #1547 of 7069
Quick AnyNet/HDMI CEC note: many devices, with HDMI CEC set to "on" while in standby consume a lot of juice as they sit there "listening" for any commands that might come to them via hdmi. Not a big deal but if you're not using it I highly recommend turning this feature off on your devices.
post #1548 of 7069
So I thought I remember reading somewhere in the thread recommended setting changes to make on the blu-ray player... anyone have those or know of any suggestions?

Iron Man looks absolutely amazing on this thing.

I also thing the Netflix streaming looks slightly better over this than over my 360 that is also connected via HDMI.

I'm going to take a pic of both tonight and post them here if anyone wants to see
post #1549 of 7069
Guys,

I owned the player about 2 weeks now. I have updated the firmware when i received the unit (so it has the latest firmware)

Anyways, I have noticed the player sometimes skips (more like freeze) for a split second in both cd & blu ray.


Anybody has this occurred?

Tony
post #1550 of 7069
I've turned off all noise reduction, although some like it on a bit. I think it depends on what DVD you're playing. Other than making sure dynamic compression is off, and the player is set to your display's native resolution, I can't think of anything else to set on the player.

Your split-second freeze on movies might be the layer change. I don't know why you'd hit one on CD playback.
post #1551 of 7069
Hi All,

I just opened up my 2500 and am trying to update with the firmware disk.

However, when I insert the disk into the player, the menu reads Load. When the disk tray opened, I did not see Yes/No menu to update the firmware.

The disk tray closed again and has been on Load for a good 20 minutes.

Should I power off(although the manual says this may cause permanent damage to the unit)?

Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks,

Sky
post #1552 of 7069
Guys,
Ok I know, we should set Dynamic Audio Compression to OFF on our BD players, but my wife and the 1 year babe have banned me from turning up the volume for our movies. From now on, I am forced to turn it ON on the player or use the receiver's late night CineFilter function.

Looks like I have 2 options:

1) Set it to ON on the BD player, and leave the Receiver settings as per normal

Or,
2) Set it to OFF on the BD player, and turn CineFilter ON on the Receiver.

Which is the right way to do it? I am inclined to option 1 since our player has BETTER/advanced post processing audio chips than say, my old Onkyo 5.1 receiver. I am currently listening via Multichannel Analog.
post #1553 of 7069
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Originally Posted by skyjuice View Post

Hi All,

I just opened up my 2500 and am trying to update with the firmware disk.

However, when I insert the disk into the player, the menu reads Load. When the disk tray opened, I did not see Yes/No menu to update the firmware.

The disk tray closed again and has been on Load for a good 20 minutes.

Should I power off(although the manual says this may cause permanent damage to the unit)?

Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks,

Sky

Did you burn the firmware update disk on a CD-R or DVD-R? It should be on a CD-R.

And, my first attempt had similar issues like yours due to a bad disc burn. Get a new burned disc.
post #1554 of 7069
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Originally Posted by milou6 View Post

Quick AnyNet/HDMI CEC note: many devices, with HDMI CEC set to "on" while in standby consume a lot of juice as they sit there "listening" for any commands that might come to them via hdmi. Not a big deal but if you're not using it I highly recommend turning this feature off on your devices.

Thanks! This is a great power saving tip for those like me who hate devices with "Standby" because they can still chew up a bit of power.
post #1555 of 7069
Simple question (I hope): For the analog audio outs, do I have to make any changes in the player menu to get the lossless audio through them?
post #1556 of 7069
I'm using the analog outputs into the 6 channel analog input of my RCA RT2580 receiver. In the speaker test, all the channels are heard, and when I start up and turn off the unit, I can hear all the surround sound speakers.

However, when I play a movie, pandora, or netflix, only my front left and right speakers output. I can't figure this out, I've tried just about every setting possible with the same result. My receiver supports Dolby Digital, so I have the output now set to Bitstrem Re-encode.

Has anyone else had this problem? Am I just missing a setting?
post #1557 of 7069
This morning while opening presents the wife wanted to hear Christmas music. I turned on Pandora, created a station for White Christmas and had Christmas music playing in not time.
post #1558 of 7069
Hi tractng,
I have a similar problem.

we got ours yesterday. I watched Indiana Jones in BR once in 480p (did not know this was the default) with 1080i upscaling on my Yamaha RX. Then changed the player output to 1080i. Netflix works fine, DVD works fine but my Indiana Jones movie stops and sometimes gives a blank screen. I might have to return it. Any suggestions?

BTW, I have the latest firmware.

Thanks.
post #1559 of 7069
Hi flyers,
did you ever solve your freezing problem? I have the same problem on my 2550 and this is my second day!
post #1560 of 7069
Hi All,

I've set up my new 2500 fairly smoothly so far.

My only remaining issue is the audio connections.

I have a non-HDMI Sony receiver. My old DVD player was connected to the receiver via coaxial cable for the audio, and component for video.

I set up my new 2500 via the analog outputs(5.1 only). For some strange reason, the old input setting(DVD) that I used for my old player no longer works for the 2500. Instead, I have to select 5.1.

Furthermore, I'm only receiving sound out of the front L and R speakers. No center or surround. I performed an audio test in the set-up menu, and all speakers tested fine.

Digital output in the setup menu is set to PCM. Speaker size is sent to large for all 5 speakers.

I've read that the analog outputs are the best.

Or should I be using an optical cable for audio?

Thanks in advance for any tips!
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