Originally Posted by al0137
I would call it "bad firmware" and LG has known about this issue for awhile now.
The "IC issue problem" cannot "be discussed". The firmware to fix is "on delay".
Sounds like a bunch of excuses and no resolution. I shall repeat, 'Up' and 'Monsters Inc.' are coming out on Tuesday and all BH-200 owners will have to revert to older firmware releases in order to play them (well, one can hope..). Funny eh.. the older firmware plays these discs and the new firmware breaks them.
Nah.. I wouldn't call that "bad firmware" at all sir.
Don't try the cherry-coat the problems and blame it on Disney changing the BD-Java code. That's a technical fact/reality that's been known for quite some time within the LG division. Blu-Ray authoring is constantly changing. It should of been fixed back in July/August at the very latest.
I'd love to smash this player into a thousand pieces but I was the fool and paid $600 some dollars for it. So, I guess I'm the idiot.
I thought the same thing but didn't want to sound churlish. It IS bad firmware when it breaks discs. Period. And, sorry, even if LG outsources firmware creation it's still LG's problem and responsibility (and their name on the product) to get it fixed and get it fixed promptly, something they've failed to do, repeatedly, in a reasonable time. (And something, it seems to be worth mentioning, other Blu-Ray manufacturers seem to do easily). Last time we were dealing with the BH200 and non-working discs (Casino Royale and Madagascar, to name two) it took LG more than a year, from each release, to put out a fix. Simply unacceptable.
We have a cheap-o Panasonic Blu-Ray player in the bedroom and it has never, not once, failed to play a Blu-Ray or SD disc, even those the BH200 balks at. I've updated it a grand total of one time (when we first got it). Not a single friend who has a Blu-Ray can relate to the non-playing disc experience. Other players just work. A problem made even more frustrating when I think what I paid for my TWO BH200s and its predecessor (now basically useless and hence on a shelf) the BH100. I made a SIGNIFICANT investment in these players (well North of $2,000), and HD DVD discs, and NEED it to work.