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post #3571 of 3602
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Originally Posted by schererbuzz View Post

Yea, that's were I'm at. When I hear that grinding I know it's going to pop up 'this disc cannot be played'. I read earlier about doing a reset. I'm going to try that. Just uploaded 2.22.
I had another disc do the grinding thing on me (Wall Street 2) right when I put it in. I just removed the USB stick, and turned BD Live to never. Then restarted the player, and it started just fine. Looks like it was stuck trying to load some BD Live content. I've recently had this problem twice (Hunger Games on my LG BH200). So now I've just disabled BD Live on both of my Blu-Ray players. I really haven't used the BD Live features much anyway.
post #3572 of 3602
I have had trouble reading a couple BluRay discs recently. The latest was 21 Jump Street which froze about 1/2 way through. Any attemtp to FF through the hang up or go to a chapter after the freeze point sent the movie back to the beginning. My player was on its original firmware, 2.05, so I thought I'd try an upgrade. With a network connection, it told me the latest version was 2.08 which I knew was wrong. I downloaded 2.22 and put it on a USB stick but the player would not recognize that firmware (not sure if it was because there were other files on the stick.) Re-connected to the network and upgraded to 2.08 which did not solve the problem.

My question is: is my player so old that it can't be upgraded beyond 2.08? If not, why did neither the network connection nor the USB method allow an upgrade to the latest firmware?
post #3573 of 3602
I think you must clean all the files off of the USB drive before copying the upgrade files to it. The instructions only mention removing previous versions of RUF files, however. I may be confusing this with the instructions for upgrading the firmware on my Mitsubishi DLP TV.

I know that at some point, the host that the machine checks for updates changed. I wonder if your machine, running 2.05 is still checking the original host, and the most recent file there is 2.08? Now that your machine is upgraded to 2.08, does it show a newer firmware available?
post #3574 of 3602
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Originally Posted by MarkEHansen View Post

Now that your machine is upgraded to 2.08, does it show a newer firmware available?

No, it tells me I have the latest firmware. With USB flash drive connected with only the firmware on the drive, it does not see the firmware file. When I am on the USB selection from the menu and then go to system update, it tells me it is not connected to the network. So I am apparently unable to update the firmware via the USB method.
Edited by lmacmil - 9/4/12 at 6:25am
post #3575 of 3602
Remember to install the USB drive into the port on the back of the BD-P1600. You can't update the firmware from the front USB port. Oh, and make sure to download the USB firmware, not the CD firmware.
post #3576 of 3602
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Originally Posted by jgantert View Post

Remember to install the USB drive into the port on the back of the BD-P1600. You can't update the firmware from the front USB port. Oh, and make sure to download the USB firmware, not the CD firmware.

Check and check. wink.gif

I got an email back from Samsung telling me I had to insert the flash drive after turning on the player. I had inserted it before. Once I did that, the update went smoothly and I am now at 2.22.
Edited by lmacmil - 9/5/12 at 2:25pm
post #3577 of 3602
Where did you find the 2.22 firmware? The latest release I see is 2.21.
post #3578 of 3602
Have a look here:

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/BD-P1600/XAA

Then you just need to look under "firmware".
post #3579 of 3602
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Originally Posted by Chere View Post

Insane. Mine stopped played the new Pirates Of the Carribean blu ray at the 1:15 mark. The player started making a lot of grinding and clicking noises and just eventually froze. Unblievable.


I've installed 9 firmware updates (the latest being ver. 218) since I bought this player a couple of years ago and I just can't fathom the ineptitude of the people involved working on them

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Originally Posted by Chere View Post

I'm with you man. I finally got my player back from the repair service company and I'm glad to report everything is working as it should to this point. I'll be looking to upgrade both my Samsung HDTV and BD Player to newer 3D generation models sometime this year but I can't say that I'll consider Samsung again after the multiple defective issues I've had with both. They shouldn't feel too bad though as I'll definitely be looking at their new Galaxy S III line of phones as I've been very satisfied in that regard. I buy unlocked and unsubsidized so they'll still make money. I hope they won't disappoint me there in the future as well.

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Originally Posted by jjfed11 View Post

hi everyone! I'm kind of new here and I'm not sure if my question has already been covered, but here it goes!
I won a samsung BD-P1600 in a company raffle a few years back and it worked great initially, but about 6 months in it started making really clunky noises when I would open/close/play a disc (kind of sounded like the old school 8 inch floppy drives) and while the disc would still play, it would play choppy. This persisted a couple more times until it just stopped playing blu-rays altogether. It still plays dvds and audio cds just fine, but the 15 or so blu rays I own won't play. The error message I get is "Disc can not be played" and it spits out the disc.
I originally thought this was a firmware issue but lacking internet at the time I just let it sit. A few days ago i finally connected my BD-P1600 to my wifi and added all the new updates (I'm currently on v.2.22) with no change in blu ray performance, and the clunky sounds continue as well.
Can someone please help a guy out!

I think you're facing the same issues I previously did as you can see from some of my old posts a couple of pages back. BD stopped working while dvds and audio cds were working fine. Unfortunately the only thing you can do is contact Samsung and open a repair ticket with them. Now I have to add that you might need to escalate your situation to the Executive customer department as I did to get my player fixed for free as it was outside of warranty.
post #3580 of 3602
Been watching more BDs since signing up for Netflix 5 months ago. Prior to that it was mostly DVDs we got from the library. Have had a couple hang and was unable to advance past the point where they hung up. A couple have frozen but was able to advance to the next chapter and continue (but missed several minutes.) I have recently upgraded to the latest firmware (2.22) from the 2.05 the unit came and have had one freeze (out of 3 discs played) since then. None of the discs that froze had any visible defects or dirt on them.

I know there are a lot of people who have had trouble with this player but I'm wondering, is it this model, the Samsung brand in general or are BDs just very fussy and are freezes something one just has to live with, regardless of player? My wife is frustrated enough that she said let's drop Netflix and go back to DVDs from the library.
post #3581 of 3602
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Originally Posted by lmacmil View Post

Have had a couple hang and was unable to advance past the point where they hung up. A couple have frozen but was able to advance to the next chapter and continue (but missed several minutes.)
This is usually a bad disc. [Oops, you said you didn't see any defects - not sure if the rest of this applies!] You probably can see scratches on the disc, or sometimes greasy fingerprints. I would recommend cleaning the disc, and trying again. For rental discs (I rent from the library, btw) I almost always clean them first. You can't believe how many greasy fingerprints get on there. They can affect playback as you describe. Sometimes you can hit Chapter+ to get past the "bad spot" and continue on, but this ruins the movie experience.

Anyway, this is not the players fault. I've tried discs that experience this behavior (I've only had a few) in my LG BH200, and they also get stuck at the exact same spot.

If the disc gets stuck at startup or in the menu, it might be BD Live related. Just remove the USB drive (if you have one inserted) to disable BD Live.
post #3582 of 3602
Can someone please point me to or upload an old XAX RUF file. I'm at 2.19 XAA and want to use MKVs through the USB, I try Hex editing the v2.21 XAX file and my player is giving an error message on it. Thanks.
post #3583 of 3602
Is there some way to hex edit older updates to make it look like a newer update? I want to get MKVs to play on my P1600 and was wondering how the player recognizes that the date of the update was older.

I tried changing the file name as well as the info in the first part of the HUF file to make it look like the update is from 2013 but to no avail
post #3584 of 3602
Hi peeps. I'm new to this forum. I have a Canadian version of the Samsung BD-P1600 (XAC). I've had it about the time it came out (around spring of 2009). I have never updated the firmware (think it's still at the 1.00v). I tried playing a new Blu-Ray the other night and it would load and it said I'd need to update my firmware. So I find the 2.21v on the Samsung.ca site, get it on a USB, plug it in the player (following the instructions) and I get the Verifying firmware version pop-up. It stays for about 30 secs and then the screen goes black. Well it stays like that then after. Nothing every comes up again. No pop-up to ask if I want to update to the newest firmware..nothing. And I know it needs to be updated. Anyone have this problem happen with them before?
post #3585 of 3602
Sounds nasty. Try rebooting the unit. If I recall, this can be done by holding the power switch until it turns off. Otherwise, unplug, what, then plug back in. Good luck.
post #3586 of 3602
I've already tried reseting (pressing and holding fast forward button). No luck.
post #3587 of 3602
Anyone else?
post #3588 of 3602
I've got a bd-p1600, & it just asked me to upgrade firmware. It upgraded to BEv2.22_120626A_XAA, and now whenever I put in a disk, I get "Disk can not be read".
Their live chat had me do a reset, which didn't help. So he said to send it in & pay for a repair. Because of their firmware update. Nice racket.
post #3589 of 3602
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Originally Posted by gesav View Post

I've got a bd-p1600, & it just asked me to upgrade firmware. It upgraded to BEv2.22_120626A_XAA, and now whenever I put in a disk, I get "Disk can not be read".
Their live chat had me do a reset, which didn't help. So he said to send it in & pay for a repair. Because of their firmware update. Nice racket.
Yes, unfortunately, you're not the first. Given what it would cost to ship/repair, I would probably select a different brand if faced with the same problem.
post #3590 of 3602
Yup. Get the Sony BDP-BX110/BDP-S1100 at Costco for $70 right now.
post #3591 of 3602
Hey guys, I've had this blu-ray player for a while now....

Can anyone recommend me a decent wireless dongle that is compatible with this?

I havne't updated the FW on this in forever since it hasn't been connected to the internet (ethernet) in a few years. It plays all my dvds fine, but I finally got netflix so I was going to use it for that.

Just don't feel like shelling out all that money for the Samsung one.
post #3592 of 3602
You're looking for the Rosewill RNX-N1. I think it's discontinued, but you might be able to find it. Newegg used to have it cheap, but doesn't seem to carry it anymore.
post #3593 of 3602
Not used my Samsung lately but I am
Thinking of taking a chance and upgradiing to BEv2.22

I have three questions that I hope someone can answer:

Does this version allow one to disable the screen saver?

What content partners does this version provide? (netflix, pandora, youtube, etc)

Can this player be used to stream amazon instant video with Ver2.22?

Thanks
post #3594 of 3602
Anyone have problems with Game of Thrones, season 1? Two of the first 5 episodes were unwatchable due to disc errors. We seem to have a lot of issues with Netflix BluRay discs and I'm not sure if it's the discs (they all look visually flawless) or this player. I am on 2.22 firmware.
post #3595 of 3602
I'm surprised that nobody on this thread has posted the region hack for the bd-p1590/1600 that allows you to play movie files from the usb port (link below). It works nicely, but the Brazilian firmware also gets rid of Netflix. Has anyone figured out how to hack the player to play movies from the usb port and also use Netflix?

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks/samsung-bd-p1600/10179
post #3596 of 3602
My BD-P1600 seems to randomly lose audio when playing "True HD" DVD's, specifically "The Waliking Dead". The audio just stops and does not resume unless I stop/start the DVD several times. It does this on multiple discs, but only those with "True HD" encoding.

Anyone else experienced this?
post #3597 of 3602

Samsung Wireless Lan Network Adapter WIS12ABGNX to Blu-Ray Player

Hello. Im having trouble setting up the Samsung Wireless Lan Network Adapter WIS12ABGNX to my Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-Ray Player.

Im not completely sure how to set it up. But from what i hear you just plug in your wireless adapter to your blu-ray player and it should work with you wi-fi? Looks like it was searching for wifi but it couldnt find anything.

Here are some pics of the box and compatibility. Can anyone tell me if its compatible to my blu-ray player or not?





post #3598 of 3602
To DIMITRIXJ,
I have the same problem. I have a version 1 of the firmware also. First, I connected to the internet and received a message about the new version 2.08 available. It starts the update and gets to about 40 to 63% each time downloading and then mysteriously stops. Then I lose my internet connection every time I attempt it. Next I attempted version 2.22 on a USB drive. The instructions are, format the USB drive with a DOS 8.3 fat partition (I just chose fat partition through windows.), remove other files from the drive, and copy the *.ruf file to the root of the drive. Then turn on the p1600 blu-ray player, wait for the main screen to show, and insert the thumb drive into the rear USB port. The player recognizes the update file and brings up the first screen saying it is verifying the update file, then the screen goes dark. I thought maybe I needed to update to an intermediate version before 2.22 would work. I'm looking for a 2.08 to download and place on the USB drive to try next. I also attempted to use the v2.22 on a CD but the update responded the same way with a dark screen.
post #3599 of 3602
Hi, I have a Samsung P–1600 Xaa Blu-ray player. We've had it for a couple of years, and I've never updated the firmware. I tried to watch cars two Blu-ray the other day with my son, and it got stuck at the Mickey Mouse castle screen.

Google and other message boards have suggested to update the firmware, but I can't find any firmware files on the Samsung website.

Right now running 2.04. I imagine this is the one that came with it right out-of-the-box because I've never connected it to the Internet. We don't have the wireless dongle to connect to the back. And the router is in the basement, too far to run a LAN cable to. I was going to try to update via the USB method.

Samsung tech-support says 2.04 is the latest version of the firmware, but obviously this isn't true.

Does anyone happen to have an old copy of a firmware update in their downloads folder of their computer? All the mirrors I found on softpedia other websites all redirected the Samsung website, which is no longer available.

Any other help would be appreciated.
post #3600 of 3602
Current firmware is 2.22. It's on Samsung's website.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/BD-P1600/XAA

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