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post #61 of 184
Just received the older version of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" Blu-Ray from Amazon. This had been reported as a disk that would not play before the update. It plays fine for me in my updated player.

I don't know if the update was supposed to address any remote issues. When I first got the player, the remote would never turn off the player. I always had to hit the power button on the front. The remote was almost always a PITA to work with. However, the remote now turns off the player and I hardly notice issues with it like I used too. Maybe there is some sort of self calibration routine that takes time to work?
post #62 of 184
Hi.

Can any owner that uses a universal remote, or any type of remote, that works with this player please tell me what brand it is.

Thanks in advance!
post #63 of 184
I use the Harmony 659 and it works fine. No problems at all.
post #64 of 184
Thanks for the quick reply!

Were you able to set it up without the original remote please?
post #65 of 184
Harmony is a PC base remote. Everything is programed on you PC and than downloaded to the remote. All commands are preset, but can also be changed. If my remote was to break( have it for 5 years now) I would go the same day to get it replaced. Great remote.
post #66 of 184
Thanks for your help!
post #67 of 184
Just picked up the 60's Batman movie with Adam West (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...php?p=14213308) and right after the opening credits (near the start of chapter 2) the audio goes completely out and the picture starts to glitch. I went forward to another part of the movie and the same thing happened but certain parts play fine. I have tried all the audio options on the disc, including the mono option and get the same thing.

I have installed the newest firmware update for the player. This is a 20th Century Fox disc so is there a chance the update still did not make all of those discs playable? The disc itself is fine, no scratches etc. Does anyone else have this and can verify? I wonder if it's worth just trying another copy.

Thanks for any help.
post #68 of 184
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Originally Posted by jb36 View Post

No it didn't play before the update. On the first Transformers disk I got before the update, in chapter 13 I believe it is when sam's parents go into his room after they lose power, it started to mess up. On the new disk, it messes up on chapter 11 and chapter 13, so I just gave up on watching it, I don't know if it continues to mess up. Has there been a known problem with the Transformers Blu-ray, with some of them doing this?

Just watched Transformers Blu-ray that I received via Netflix. It played fine the whole way through. Not sure why you had trouble. Maybe a quality control problem with one of the manufacturers?

However, this remote problem is annoyingly freaky. When I put the Transformers disk in, I couldn't make an entry on the disk menu. All the buttons seem to work, i.e. performed a function or displayed Invalid option, except for the Arrow and Enter buttons. They acted completely dead. Without arrow keys and Enter, I couldn't select the play option. I ejected the disk, turned off the player, then tried it again with the same result. I put in the Hulk Blu-ray disk and confirmed that it worked just fine. Then I put the Transformers disk back in, and the arrow keys/Enter on the remote were now working.

Anyway, mailing the disk back and have Batman the Movie queued up to try it out.
post #69 of 184
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Originally Posted by cas206 View Post

Anyway, mailing the disk back and have Batman the Movie queued up to try it out.

Awesome! Please keep me updated. Thanks for your help.
post #70 of 184
Another quick question, this regarding the audio setup .

The player is automatic audio setting is PCM. I notice however when I play any discs with this setting my receiver only decodes it as two channel stereo sound. I have an "older' Panasonic receiver that only outputs Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS. When I switch to Bitstream HD or Bitstream Legacy it seems to decode the signal using all my available speakers. Why is this? Because of this, I assume I should set the player to one of the bitstram settings. Is one better then the other? I also notice there is another option, Bitstream Mixed. Which one should I use to get the best sound possible?

Thanks again for any help.
post #71 of 184
captcrash82, see the audio thread. Any response I could give would be information I pulled from there.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1040061

From what I gather, the PCM feed is only useful if you have an HDMI connection to an HDMI receiver. I use the optical connection with Bitstream HD. I think the manual (which I don't have handy atm) gives the difference between this setting and the other Bitstream options.


I haven't played the entire Batman movie yet, but was able to watch chapter 1, 2, and 3 without noticing any problems with sound. As mentioned above, I'm using the Bitstream HD option over optical cable connection.
post #72 of 184
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Originally Posted by captcrash83 View Post

Another quick question, this regarding the audio setup .

The player is automatic audio setting is PCM. I notice however when I play any discs with this setting my receiver only decodes it as two channel stereo sound. I have an "older' Panasonic receiver that only outputs Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS. When I switch to Bitstream HD or Bitstream Legacy it seems to decode the signal using all my available speakers. Why is this? Because of this, I assume I should set the player to one of the bitstram settings. Is one better then the other? I also notice there is another option, Bitstream Mixed. Which one should I use to get the best sound possible?

Thanks again for any help.

I have my player hooked up to my TV via HDMI, but to an older Kenwood Surround Sound via Toslink. The player has a DTS decoder as well as a Dolby Digital decoder, so when viewing a movie, i will get either one. Since I'm using the Toslink method, i cannot use the TrueHD sound, but it seems to default to one of these versions if i choose TrueHD sound from the disc. Eitherway, the DTS or DD sounds MUCH better than a standard DVD. Although, for the decoders to be detected, i had to go into the Player menu and manually select the BitstreamHD 96kHz settings.

Has anyone tried the BD-Live features since the firmware update? Does it work now, or is it still not a feature of this player?
post #73 of 184
Hi all!

New to posting here and I am having a problem. I have been having audio and video outages with some movies but others work fine.
They seem to be confined to the Universal Studio BR discs. For example, all of the Bourne movies have had this issue happen at random times throughout the movie. If I pause the movie and restart, the audio comes back. These were all Netflix movies. Are the discs damaged or could it be something else?

Thanks for any help you might have fo me!
post #74 of 184
In the mannual on page 16 under audio setup theirs a setting Dialogue normalization option. I cant find this on my player it wont come up is this suppose to be available for this model? Should I assume mines a defect and take it back. I did the firmware update and still this option is unavailable on my player everything else is fine.
post #75 of 184
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Originally Posted by mphs68 View Post

In the mannual on page 16 under audio setup theirs a setting Dialogue normalization option. I cant find this on my player it wont come up is this suppose to be available for this model? Should I assume mines a defect and take it back. I did the firmware update and still this option is unavailable on my player everything else is fine.

Your correct, i just checked my menu (I have the new firmware update applied), and there is no selection for Dialogue Normalization. I don't remember if it was there before the update though, but i wouldn't say yours is broken. It might be a future update as well.
post #76 of 184
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Originally Posted by bassman75068 View Post

Hi all!

New to posting here and I am having a problem. I have been having audio and video outages with some movies but others work fine.
They seem to be confined to the Universal Studio BR discs. For example, all of the Bourne movies have had this issue happen at random times throughout the movie. If I pause the movie and restart, the audio comes back. These were all Netflix movies. Are the discs damaged or could it be something else?

Thanks for any help you might have fo me!

First i would check the discs for any dirt or damage. If it still persists, i would consult the manual on your audio settings in the player menu. It could be something as simple as not having it set correctly for your TV or Reciever.
post #77 of 184
So i tried the BDLive feature with no luck. In the manual though, it says the ethernet port will be used for BDLive in the future. Here's to hoping for another firmware update soon to use it.
post #78 of 184
I played Planet Earth and Get Smart at 1080P 24p and have some snowy conditions under dark scenes. The snow went away when I play them at 1080i or less. Some forums suggest better HDMI cables, but just checking if any others have/resolved this problem with thier Insignia player. My 6' cables are el cheapos @ ~$10 a pair.
post #79 of 184
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Originally Posted by captcrash83 View Post

Just picked up the 60's Batman movie with Adam West (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...php?p=14213308) and right after the opening credits (near the start of chapter 2) the audio goes completely out and the picture starts to glitch. I went forward to another part of the movie and the same thing happened but certain parts play fine. I have tried all the audio options on the disc, including the mono option and get the same thing.

I have installed the newest firmware update for the player. This is a 20th Century Fox disc so is there a chance the update still did not make all of those discs playable? The disc itself is fine, no scratches etc. Does anyone else have this and can verify? I wonder if it's worth just trying another copy.

Thanks for any help.

I have had this problem with a few movies already and the latest one is Role Models.

I have the latest FW update and so far the audio cuts out like mad on the extended unrated part, but the normal version seems fine...

I don't get it. I have found that pushing Pause and then play will get the video and audio back on track right away. But of course it goes out of sync often so that gets old quick...

I am just pissed and hope they fix this quick!
post #80 of 184
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Originally Posted by Customgamer1 View Post

I have had this problem with a few movies already and the latest one is Role Models.

I have the latest FW update and so far the audio cuts out like mad on the extended unrated part, but the normal version seems fine...

I don't get it. I have found that pushing Pause and then play will get the video and audio back on track right away. But of course it goes out of sync often so that gets old quick...

I am just pissed and hope they fix this quick!

I'm with you. I've also had the same thing happen with my Iron Man disc. Hopefully, this will be fixed soon. However, it's nice to know I'm not the only one having this problem.
post #81 of 184
I was having the same problem. I returned mine to BB and got the Samsung BD-P1600. So far I have had no problems. I just got fed up with having to continually pause and restart the movie.
post #82 of 184
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Originally Posted by jbowe View Post

I played Planet Earth and Get Smart at 1080P 24p and have some snowy conditions under dark scenes. The snow went away when I play them at 1080i or less. Some forums suggest better HDMI cables, but just checking if any others have/resolved this problem with thier Insignia player. My 6' cables are el cheapos @ ~$10 a pair.

I get this same thing on some darker scenes too...last one was on Friday the 13th: Uncut. I turned the brightness down on my TV, and that cleared it up a little. But i think i will try a better cable too. Although this was a $60 cable. What's the best ones to get?
post #83 of 184
I have a 720p lcd, would I be able to set the resolution to 720p/24 or 1080i/24, if so which one is better?
post #84 of 184
Here ya go guys.

.insignia-products.com/t-NS-2BRDVD_FW_Update.aspx


ok guys I am a new memeber. I cannot post a link. so the link I have above you will need to type in the the normal http and the www in front of this
post #85 of 184
Just heard from Insignia tech support and the next firmware update is due out April 1st...or there abouts. Should include BD-Live.

I still haven't heard if they'll enable streaming via the network port.
post #86 of 184
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Originally Posted by kellyjsanders View Post

Just heard from Insignia tech support and the next firmware update is due out April 1st...or there abouts. Should include BD-Live.

I still haven't heard if they'll enable streaming via the network port.

Well I really hope it fixes the play back issues and it will be a great player! I will be waiting for that update!!!!

Other than a few play back issues so far this player is going a great job for being one of the cheapest out at the moment!
post #87 of 184
Just picked up this unit last Thursday at Best But. My Sony upscaling DVD player which I was quite happy with died all of the sudden so I went in to get a replacement upscaling DVD player. Apparrently they barely make DVD players anymore becuase the selection at both Target and BB was non-existant. The model I was going to get was this Toshiba upscaling DVD that also offered recording which I didn't even need. I asked one of the Magnolia people if they had anything else and he helped me look around. He actually offered me the Insignia Blu-ray for $50 at $150. The DVD player I was going to get was going to be $120 so it was kind of a no-brainer to get it.

First impressions:
When I first started watching was some standard DVDs I wasn't exactly amazed by the upconversion. Maybe it was because of some anti-placebo effect but I though the image was a little dark and somewhat grainy. Over the last couple of days I think that's gone away at least mentally. I upgraded the firmware as well.

The only Blu-ray disk I have is Madagascar 2. I can say this: the image is really crystal clear. I haven't ever watched other Blu-ray players so all I can compare it to was my previous DVD player and HD from Comcast cable. I would say its defintiely sharper and more rich than both of them. Would I have bought a Blu-ray player purely for this improved picture? Probably not, but if you have do actually need a new DVD player then definitely go Blu-ray. I can't say anything about the 1080p as I only have a 720p DLP TV.

Summary Review:

Pros:
Image quality is great on Blu-ray (of the on disc I have)
Cost -- Even at the standard $199 its still a good deal compared with other players. At $150 it was even better.
Fireware upgradability: I think its fantastic that the player can be upgraded. The process was easy and it feels code that they are standing behind their product.

Cons:
DVD upconversion not very impressive
Remote sucks. It sucks further that I can't get my Comcast remote programmed to control it.
Fairly slow loading of discs.
When you hit stop it doesn't remember where you were. This sucks even further for discs from Dreamworks where you can't go directly to the disc menu and have to fastforward through a bunch of preview crap.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with. I can't wait to upgrade my setup with the new Sony HT-CT500 soundbar. I figure this player combined with that is going to make a great combo. Since its only playing through my TV I can't really comment on the audio being and better than my DVD player even though I know on paper its light years ahead.

--The Dan
post #88 of 184
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Originally Posted by kellyjsanders View Post

Just heard from Insignia tech support and the next firmware update is due out April 1st...or there abouts. Should include BD-Live.

I still haven't heard if they'll enable streaming via the network port.

Glad to hear there's another firmware update coming. I'll be on the lookout. Thanks for the info!
post #89 of 184
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Originally Posted by Customgamer1 View Post

I have had this problem with a few movies already and the latest one is Role Models.

I have the latest FW update and so far the audio cuts out like mad on the extended unrated part, but the normal version seems fine...

I don't get it. I have found that pushing Pause and then play will get the video and audio back on track right away. But of course it goes out of sync often so that gets old quick...

I am just pissed and hope they fix this quick!


I got the same thing with X-Files: I Want to Believe, but it only did it about 3-4 times during the entire movie. I think around when the extended scenes were on. This is also a known 2oth Cen. Fox disc that had problems.

As for the snowy conditions, i switched my cable, and still the same thing. I think i will try switching my HDMI slots next. And i sure hope the update allows for BD-Live. I've been dying to try it.
post #90 of 184
It appears that my remote was always sick (new out of the box) and now has finally given up (2 months past the 90 day warranty - of course). The only arrow key that works is down. None of the other arrow keys work or the Enter button. This is true in the setup menu, as well, not just at disk menus. I'll put up the twelve bucks to get a replacement before finally giving up on this player.
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