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post #1831 of 3602
Hey guys,

I too have the Samsung BD-P1600. This is my first BR player. My player can play DVDs but not blu-rays. It will try to load the disc and then an error message pops up, "This disc can not be played." Apparently this is a recurring problem with most of the players. Has anyone been able to fix it?

I rented Star Trek and Paper Heart. I updated to the latest firmware and it still does not work. I wish I could read through 62 pages to possibly find the solution but I'm on a pretty tight schedule. So if someone could help me out, that would be great. Thanks.
post #1832 of 3602
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Originally Posted by travvv View Post

Hey guys,

I too have the Samsung BD-P1600. This is my first BR player. My player can play DVDs but not blu-rays. It will try to load the disc and then an error message pops up, "This disc can not be played." Apparently this is a recurring problem with most of the players. Has anyone been able to fix it?

I rented Star Trek and Paper Heart. I updated to the latest firmware and it still does not work. I wish I could read through 62 pages to possibly find the solution but I'm on a pretty tight schedule. So if someone could help me out, that would be great. Thanks.

If you have a Blu-ray player that won't play any BD titles, then return it immediately. It might be bricked right out of the box. Or it may have been bricked during the firmware upgrade you made. Either that or the discs you are using are unplayable due to damage.

The P1600 does have some glitches with certain BD titles, but plays most others just fine. I have firmware 2.05 and it played my store bought Star Trek BD flawlessly. I've tested quite a few other BD titles and so far I've just ran into problems with Ratatouille and Angels & Demons.

Some other people above have also noted problems with the Theatrical version of Terminator Salvation BD.

Try playing a movie without using any of the special features, like Movie IQ.
post #1833 of 3602
A friend won it at an auction at a Christmas Party. I bought it off him for $100 because he couldn't use it. So I can't legally return it anywhere but.. yeah.

The problem is definitely not the discs, its got to be the player.
post #1834 of 3602
So today I disconnected my DVD player which was connected to HDMI and I put a brand new Samsung BD-P1600 in its place.

Now while watching a movie, every 10 minutes or so I see white flashes on the lower half or third of my TV screen. Usually the TV audio will shut off when this happens and then I have to change the TV volume (up or down) to hear sound again. This happens with both blu-ray discs and with DVD's.

This is extremely annoying. Any ideas?
post #1835 of 3602
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Originally Posted by travvv View Post

A friend won it at an auction at a Christmas Party. I bought it off him for $100 because he couldn't use it. So I can't legally return it anywhere but.. yeah.

The problem is definitely not the discs, its got to be the player.

Ask your friend for your money back...
post #1836 of 3602
Something silly to check, but it seems to have resolved some of my issues. Check your USB stick if you have one. When I first got my player it reported back its size fine, however, I went to format it one day to and noticed the size was showing just random negative numbers. I had to remove the stick, reset and reboot, and plug the stick back in and format.

YMMV, but things seem to be better.
post #1837 of 3602
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Originally Posted by Thndr View Post

Has anyone played "Inglourious Basterds"? First BD I put in and does not play. It starts loading and gives the can not play error. I tried disabling BD Live thru the menu (It is in the network menu,no? Something about BD Live Internet connection?).

I also have I Am Legend, which played fine,with just a few weird signal bleeps where it was almost like a really fast signal degradation but not on the whole picture.I dont know what it was.

Play IB last week without a problem. Have had no problems playing blu-rays with the exception of Angels and Demons which paused at 1:20. After I copied the disc, the copy played fine.
post #1838 of 3602
I'm not sure if the problem is Netflix or the Samsung 1600.
I can get on the Netflix menu, scroll through my movies, but when I pick one sometimes the screen goes blank but I can still hear the audio.

I'm currently using version 2.04

Anyone else having this problem?
post #1839 of 3602
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Originally Posted by Dr. Acula View Post

So today I disconnected my DVD player which was connected to HDMI and I put a brand new Samsung BD-P1600 in its place.

Now while watching a movie, every 10 minutes or so I see white flashes on the lower half or third of my TV screen. Usually the TV audio will shut off when this happens and then I have to change the TV volume (up or down) to hear sound again. This happens with both blu-ray discs and with DVD's.

This is extremely annoying. Any ideas?

I've seen this come up a few times on this thread. It seems to usually by caused by a bad/poor HDMI cable. Go to monoprice.com and purchase a v1.3a HDMI cable and try that.
post #1840 of 3602
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Originally Posted by worldsense View Post

Hey Folks -

Have to say I've loved the P1600 so far, and haven't really had any problems until fairly recently.

Within the last 2 firmware upgrades or so I've noticed that when starting a movie and switching from the Netflix Queue menu to actually streaming a piece of content I am getting a lot of black screens where the player thinks it is playing but no video (and some time no sound) is played back.

I have HDMI from the P1600 into a Pioneer SC-07 and that feeds the Samsung display.

I've noticed that the output appears to change from the P1600 when it actually starts playing video vs displaying the menu and I think it may be confusing the display or the SC-07.

Seemingly changing to a different source on the SC-07 and changing back to the "BD" input fixes it.

The problem is inconsistent though, and my wiring setup makes it difficult to test directly plugging in to the display.

Is anyone else seeing this issue?

TIA!

Sounds like I'm not the only one having this problem. I have not tried to change the input on my receiver, I'll try that next time it happens.

I have been turning off the 1600 and when I turn it on it works again. It may be a hand shake issue between the 1600 and my receiver and nothing a firmware version change could fix. I've been rereading the thread and I'm not finding a lot of people having problems like this so maybe its not wide spread.
post #1841 of 3602
I bought an open box one from BB. Attempted to up date firmware but it was already updated. Watched Star Trek via HDMI through Denon AVR-789 with no problems.

Looks good so far
post #1842 of 3602
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Originally Posted by travvv View Post

Hey guys,

I too have the Samsung BD-P1600. This is my first BR player. My player can play DVDs but not blu-rays. It will try to load the disc and then an error message pops up, "This disc can not be played." Apparently this is a recurring problem with most of the players. Has anyone been able to fix it?

I rented Star Trek and Paper Heart. I updated to the latest firmware and it still does not work. I wish I could read through 62 pages to possibly find the solution but I'm on a pretty tight schedule. So if someone could help me out, that would be great. Thanks.

travvv,try plugging in a 1gb flash drive.That corrected my problem even though I disabled BD-Live. Then unplug box and retry.
post #1843 of 3602
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Originally Posted by fastman View Post

I bought an open box one from BB. Attempted to up date firmware but it was already updated. Watched Star Trek via HDMI through Denon AVR-789 with no problems.

Looks good so far

Open box? So you bought a floor model?
post #1844 of 3602
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Originally Posted by carbon summit View Post

Sounds like I'm not the only one having this problem. I have not tried to change the input on my receiver, I'll try that next time it happens.

I have been turning off the 1600 and when I turn it on it works again. It may be a hand shake issue between the 1600 and my receiver and nothing a firmware version change could fix. I've been rereading the thread and I'm not finding a lot of people having problems like this so maybe its not wide spread.

After watching a episode of Lost I decided to watch another. When the second episode started I didn't have picture or sound. I changed the input on my receiver and it didn't help. I changed between inputs for close to a minute (according to the counter on the screen of the 1600) and all of a sudden it started to work. I'm not sure if changing the input made a difference or after some time it started to work.

Anyone else having this issue recently?
post #1845 of 3602
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Originally Posted by MrHT View Post

Open box? So you bought a floor model?

Probably a returned unit. I doubt they would be selling the display unit until they were done selling the 1600. I could be wrong though.
post #1846 of 3602
Got one on black friday and, so far, no problems playing blu ray or standard discs. I'm trying to get my network set up, and here's where I'm running into a problem. I tried searching this thread, but didn't see any references to a troubleshooting or general installation guide that might be written for normal people (unlike the manual). I haven't tried CS yet, and have heard the horror stories, so thought I might stop here first.

I have a Belkin F5D7330 wireless bridge (this is my first post, so a link to the product page on Amazon was disallowed. It's 802.11g capable) which I have connected to a DirecTV HD DVR. It's on my network no problem, and I tested it by downloading ondemand content yesterday, which works perfectly. But for some reason, as soon as I plug the ethernet cable into the blu-ray player, the bridge immediately drops the wireless signal. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm confident it's not a problem with the bridge because, as mentioned, it works fine on the DirecTV box.

Any help would be appreciated. Is it just that I have some settings wrong on the blu-ray?
post #1847 of 3602
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Originally Posted by carbon summit View Post

Probably a returned unit. I doubt they would be selling the display unit until they were done selling the 1600. I could be wrong though.

I doubt Best Buy does that. When units are returned, they get sent back to the manufacturer.
post #1848 of 3602
Just go one of these and it has 2.04 firmware. Took some fiddling to find the correct audio settings but now seems to be operating fine (I have not connected to my router yet). I don't see anything on the Samsung site describing what 2.05 fixes and I am generally of the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school.

Any reason to upgrade to 2.05?
post #1849 of 3602
Ok, so I held off on blu-ray till I got a great deal. Last week picked up a 1600 and a couple of refurb Netgear Powerline adapters. The Netgear adapters work great, the 1600, not so much. Constant audio dropouts (at 2.04). Upgraded to 2.05, only slightly improved, did not correct the issue.

So I returned that back (different store, same chain), and swapped for another 1600. This came out of the box at 2.05, but I'm still having numerous audio dropouts and occasional video dropouts. Even Netflix and standard DVDs have audio dropouts.

Is there a way I can back-rev to 1.03/1.04? Did not find reference to doing that in this thread, so don't know if it's possible, or where I can find that firmware. I did not see it on Samsung's site.

I will likely be returning this and finding another brand, (as long it has Netflix streaming), even though I would definitely rather not go through that exercise. Any suggestions?
post #1850 of 3602
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Originally Posted by MrHT View Post

I doubt Best Buy does that. When units are returned, they get sent back to the manufacturer.

I know in the past I've purchased open box items from Best Buy that were just returned because the original buyer changed their mind but there was nothing wrong with them. But now that I think about it I have not seen any open box items around Best Buy and I know they sell a lot stuff on ebay so maybe they have discontinued that practice. Next time I'm in there I'll have to ask since I'm curious now.

If I can get a deal on the price and still get the same warranty I'd buy an open box item. I'd buy a display 1600 because at our Best Buy they are not even plugged in. One of the receivers that sits there powered up for days on end or a display TV I might shy away from though...
post #1851 of 3602
I've gotten a ton of open box stuff from the best buy outlet(s) on ebay. Most of it is mint and works perfectly. Prices are about a quarter of new, even less if items are missing like manuals, power cords or remotes. That's usually not a problem since a cheap universal can usually suffice. Manuals are easy to find online, and power cords are only $5 at radio shack. I got a $250 DVD recorder not long ago for $40. It was in perfect condition and is still going strong.
post #1852 of 3602
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

I've gotten a ton of open box stuff from the best buy outlet(s) on ebay. Most of it is mint and works perfectly. Prices are about a quarter of new, even less if items are missing like manuals, power cords or remotes. That's usually not a problem since a cheap universal can usually suffice. Manuals are easy to find online, and power cords are only $5 at radio shack. I got a $250 DVD recorder not long ago for $40. It was in perfect condition and is still going strong.

With Christmas returns coming back to the stores in a few weeks that might be a good source for some new items. I really don't need anything but if anyone does start checking ebay a few weeks after Christmas.
post #1853 of 3602
The 1600 is on for $99 here in Canada as part of the Boxing day sale, which starts in 1 hour.

Overall how is this player? Worth buying?
post #1854 of 3602
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Originally Posted by runlikethewind View Post

Last week picked up a 1600 and a couple of refurb Netgear Powerline adapters. The Netgear adapters work great, the 1600, not so much. Constant audio dropouts (at 2.04). Upgraded to 2.05, only slightly improved, did not correct the issue.

What audio output mode did you select? I just got one of these players. Using PCM, I got lots of audio dropouts too. When I switched to bitstream audiophile, everything was fine. I am at 2.04.
post #1855 of 3602
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Originally Posted by trey42 View Post

Got one on black friday and, so far, no problems playing blu ray or standard discs. I'm trying to get my network set up, and here's where I'm running into a problem. I tried searching this thread, but didn't see any references to a troubleshooting or general installation guide that might be written for normal people (unlike the manual). I haven't tried CS yet, and have heard the horror stories, so thought I might stop here first.

I have a Belkin F5D7330 wireless bridge (this is my first post, so a link to the product page on Amazon was disallowed. It's 802.11g capable) which I have connected to a DirecTV HD DVR. It's on my network no problem, and I tested it by downloading ondemand content yesterday, which works perfectly. But for some reason, as soon as I plug the ethernet cable into the blu-ray player, the bridge immediately drops the wireless signal. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm confident it's not a problem with the bridge because, as mentioned, it works fine on the DirecTV box.

Any help would be appreciated. Is it just that I have some settings wrong on the blu-ray?

Now I have it hooked up directly to my laptop. Same problem. Settings are all correct as far as I know, but the Network Connection Test fails on the 2nd test (IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, DNS Server). That's both with the DHCP on and auto DNS, and manually entering the IP, subnet and gateway (can't seem to figure out what my DNS is though. leaving it on all 0s for now).

Little help?
post #1856 of 3602
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Originally Posted by carbon summit View Post

I know in the past I've purchased open box items from Best Buy that were just returned because the original buyer changed their mind but there was nothing wrong with them. But now that I think about it I have not seen any open box items around Best Buy and I know they sell a lot stuff on ebay so maybe they have discontinued that practice. Next time I'm in there I'll have to ask since I'm curious now.

If I can get a deal on the price and still get the same warranty I'd buy an open box item. I'd buy a display 1600 because at our Best Buy they are not even plugged in. One of the receivers that sits there powered up for days on end or a display TV I might shy away from though...

That's interesting to hear. I buy most of my electronics from PC Richards and Amazon. Never got a single open box item there. So it's best to buy electronics from there rather than Best Buy. It's terrible that they sell returned items.
post #1857 of 3602
I just picked up the 1600 on the 23rd for $99 on sale at Fred Meyer till the 26th then it's going back up to $150? Not sure on the regular retail. But a BD player for under $100 with component out, optical audio out, hdmi and the lan and usb why not.

Here's what I have so far. I plugged in the ethernet/lan to my belkin router. It's already current with s/w 2.05_0910151_xaa. I changed the audio out from PCM to bitstream (audiophile). PCM down sampling - OFF, Dynamic Compression - OFF.

I did plug a 2GB thumb flash drive in the back and it fits fine with the ethernet cable.

No audio or video hiccups. Watched The Hangover and Four Christmases and works fine. Makes a little bit of a funky noise when loading the BD disc but when it plays it's quiet, no funky noises or fan noise I've heard about on other players. Played several DVDs and plays fine also, upscaling video quality looks better than my HD-DVD player, audio and video both solid.

Here's the weird part. I plug in the ethernet/lan cable. Pandora works great streaming music. Yay, what an awesome feature, better than having to plug my laptop or blackberry into my receiver. Netfliks, youtube and blockbuster no dice. I checked the network config and much like the other posts on this thread, I got the invalid network. From other posts I took the advice and went into my belkin router and added the ip to my dmz to bypass the belkins firewall. Should work, I try it. Nope still doesnt work. Well crap!! I disabled my firewall on my belkin router and the network checks out fine with flying colors. Netfliks streams great. Actually amazing. After the trial I may keep netfliks now for the instant streaming. Youtube works instantly streaming also. No lagging or buffering, plays great on netfliks, youtube and pandora. I turn my firewall back on my belkin router, only pandora can access the internet.

I plug the same ethernet cable into my direct tv dvr and it works fine for VOD.

From what I've read, everyone is experiencing the same problem. It's something with the belkin firewall and the 1600. I have dhcp on auto and have tried manually entering the ip address and other info. Doesn't seem to matter. If my firewall on my belkin router is on, network fails the pass the test. I turn the firewall of it works fine.

Anyone who figures this out please post your solution. I'll keep you updated if I figure it out. Turning my firewall on and off is a bit of a pain and I don't like the idea even though all my computers have a software firewall installed.
post #1858 of 3602
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Originally Posted by MrHT View Post

Open box? So you bought a floor model?

No, someone must have bought it and then returned it. I got it for $130. I was in there the next day and it was on sale for that price. I was a little bummed but mine works with no problems as of now.
post #1859 of 3602
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Originally Posted by MrHT View Post

I doubt Best Buy does that. When units are returned, they get sent back to the manufacturer.

It's common practice to test it and if works to put it back out for sale. Although at a lower price.
post #1860 of 3602
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Originally Posted by MrHT View Post

That's interesting to hear. I buy most of my electronics from PC Richards and Amazon. Never got a single open box item there. So it's best to buy electronics from there rather than Best Buy. It's terrible that they sell returned items.

All the places I shop do it. BB, Fry's and Newegg to name a few. I've never had any problems and yes, just make sure it's not a floor model, those I'd avoid.
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