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post #211 of 3252
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Originally Posted by kcmurphy88 View Post

Doesn't work well for XP either. If you have more than one device with a Windows or Samba share, it will find the first one only. They really pushed this out the door unfinished.

Whoops! That may explain why my players are only finding a single share. Time to get connected with Samsung's "support". The more support incidents that we have open with them, the more likely that they may come forward with some sort of fix.

Spence
post #212 of 3252
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Originally Posted by raksingh76 View Post

Are folks experiencing a lot of blu rays discs freezing on the 3600? I bought the 3600 from BB yesterday and tested it on 2 blu ray discs; Iron Man and 300. Iron Man played fine but the 300 disc froze towards the end and then started skipping. I will try again tonight with QOS and a older blu ray to see if it happens again.

I had no issues with wireless hookup and Pandora streaming was flawless. Haven't tried Netflix streaming yet.


No disrespect for any of the Samsung owners on this thread, but this is the reason I would never buy another Samsung player again. This is like their fifth generation player and still suffering from the same old freezing and skipping issues that plagued their earlier generation players...What good are all the dandy and fancy features when you have a player that is just not reliabale at the most basic function? playing a disc.

I was actually considering buying this player after I read all the raved reviews specially from the boys a Cnet....But I guess I will stick with my always trusty and reliable Panny.....
post #213 of 3252
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Originally Posted by Cortiz View Post

No disrespect for any of the Samsung owners on this thread, but this is the reason I would never buy another Samsung player again. This is like their fifth generation player and still suffering from the same old freezing and skipping issues that plagued their earlier generation players...What good are all the dandy and fancy features when you have a player that is just not reliabale at the most basic function? playing a disc.

I was actually considering buying this player after I read all the raved reviews specially from the boys a Cnet....But I guess I will stick with my always trusty and reliable Panny.....

I returned my 3600 to BB today. Sadly, I really wanted this player to work as I love the Netflix and Pandora streaming. However, after playing about a dozen blu ray/dvd discs, the player would freeze at random times and would either require me to switch off and switch on the player or hit rewind to replay the chapter. I'm now going to wait for the Sony DB560 but if I get impatient, I may just buy a second ps3 instead.
post #214 of 3252
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Originally Posted by raksingh76 View Post

I returned my 3600 to BB today. Sadly, I really wanted this player to work as I love the Netflix and Pandora streaming. However, after playing about a dozen blu ray/dvd discs, the player would freeze at random times and would either require me to switch off and switch on the player or hit rewind to replay the chapter. I'm now going to wait for the Sony DB560 but if I get impatient, I may just buy a second ps3 instead.

So far, I have had only a single title lock up on me, and once I changed the audio encoding to Bitstream Audiophile, the issue went away. Not sure if they are related.

I will try my copy of 300 tonight.
post #215 of 3252
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Originally Posted by raksingh76 View Post

I returned my 3600 to BB today. Sadly, I really wanted this player to work as I love the Netflix and Pandora streaming. However, after playing about a dozen blu ray/dvd discs, the player would freeze at random times and would either require me to switch off and switch on the player or hit rewind to replay the chapter. I'm now going to wait for the Sony DB560 but if I get impatient, I may just buy a second ps3 instead.

I had problems with two 3600 that I bought at Best Buy. It seems they got a bad batch initially.. I am on my third one and so far it has work flawlesly...
post #216 of 3252
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Originally Posted by SpenceJT View Post

So far, I have had only a single title lock up on me, and once I changed the audio encoding to Bitstream Audiophile, the issue went away. Not sure if they are related.

I will try my copy of 300 tonight.

Good to know. I will continue reading this thread and if the newer 3600's don't have any issues, then I will go back to BB and pick a new one up. The 3600 that I bought from Best Buy was the first batch as I was apparently the first customer to purchase one from the store near me. Good luck with your 3600!
post #217 of 3252
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Originally Posted by raksingh76 View Post

Good to know. I will continue reading this thread and if the newer 3600's don't have any issues, then I will go back to BB and pick a new one up. The 3600 that I bought from Best Buy was the first batch as I was apparently the first customer to purchase one from the store near me. Good luck with your 3600!

I picked up a pair of them at my local Best Buy. Only one has had an issue so far, granted, I have played only two titles on it so far. The other player is my primary unit, which has played a SD DVD (pretty heavily scratched up NetFlix) without issue.

I will fire them both up tonight, and see if I can make them fail. Current configuration on both;

16:9 Normal
1080i (old televisions)
Audio encoding = Bitstream Audiophile
Down-res = off
Dynamic compression = off
NTP = on
Both are connected via cat5e (not wifi)

Primary unit connected via HDMI - Onkyo TX-NR905 - HDFury2 (HDMI to Component converter) - Mitsubishi WS-65907 (via component).

Secondary unit is connected to a Samsung HTiaB via component video & fiber link for audio.

I'll check to see if I have modified any other settings and make note of them should anyone care to compare.

It may not be a bad idea for those experiencing the issue with lock-up, to note configuration and what hardware is connected down line from the player.

Regards,
Spence
post #218 of 3252
Registered here today just to follow this thread. Ordered a BD-P3600 from Crotch-field today ($379/free ship/no tax) so we will see how it goes. This will be my first BD player; was waiting for one with wifi included.

My display in my HT is a Sony VPL-HS51 LCD projector, so I will be limited to 1080i...I might drag it into the bedroom and hook it up to my sony 40" 1080P LCD, just to see how it looks on that, but I'm afraid if I do, I will never disconnect it and move it back. -Rob
post #219 of 3252
My 3600 has aparently played 300 start to finish with no detectable lock-up issue. I didn't have the opportunity to view the entire movie as my six year old came down to hang out with dad, so I let it play while I switched my receiver over to view satellite programming.

When checking back on the 3600, it is sitting at the 'extras' screen. Not sure if it locked up and defaulted to this, or if the movie ended, and the blu-ray menu brings up the extras.
post #220 of 3252
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Originally Posted by SpenceJT View Post

My 3600 has aparently played 300 start to finish with no detectable lock-up issue. I didn't have the opportunity to view the entire movie as my six year old came down to hang out with dad, so I let it play while I switched my receiver over to view satellite programming.

When checking back on the 3600, it is sitting at the 'extras' screen. Not sure if it locked up and defaulted to this, or if the movie ended, and the blu-ray menu brings up the extras.

That's good to hear. I had issues with 300 at Chapter 27 twice. For QOS, the movie played fine the first time but froze at the beginning sequence the second time so I don't know whether the issue is random or specific to certain discs. Both the discs played fine in my ps3 so I don't think the discs are damaged.
post #221 of 3252
Ok... My third 3600 failed yesterday.. I watched segments of 3 BDs and in my fourth it simply couldn't read the disk... My hunch is that it has some heating issues...
I am done with this player... time to shop around....
post #222 of 3252
How good does the streaming of HD movies look from Netflix? Smooth or jerky?
post #223 of 3252
So I have had my 3600 for two days now. For one, can ayone help me with my network config? When I do my network connection test I pass 3 out of the 4 tests. I fail the last one, the internet service test. Anyone know what the issue could be and/or solutions. It worked yesterday for me beautifully.....watched netflix for three hours. Then later on that night and even now it is not working. Netflix and Pandora when I try to access them tell me I do not have an active connection to the internet. My computer is up and running perfectly though with the internet. Also has anyone else had an issue with playing Kung Fu Panda. It does not read the disc. Any help would be great thank you.
post #224 of 3252
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Originally Posted by fjerina View Post

How good does the streaming of HD movies look from Netflix? Smooth or jerky?

Nothing jerky for me, however PQ is heavily dependent upon connection speed (I am subscribed to 10MB DSL, which actually is testing out at or slightly below 12MB).

My wife and I watched "Dan in Real Life" in HD off of NetFlix, and I found myself forgetting that I was watching it via a stream. She didn't know that it was an HD title streamed from NetFlix until I stopped playback.

As for overall quality of the HD, it is considerably softer than playback off of Blu-ray media, and the audio is nowhere near as full or robust, but for titles that I am not compelled to own, it does a fine job! I began watching Serenity in HD from NetFlix, however chose to begin heavy testing of the Blu-ray playback portion, after having read reports of lock-ups.

Regards,
Spence
post #225 of 3252
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Originally Posted by DirtyDaygo0311 View Post

So I have had my 3600 for two days now. For one, can ayone help me with my network config? When I do my network connection test I pass 3 out of the 4 tests. I fail the last one, the internet service test. Anyone know what the issue could be and/or solutions. It worked yesterday for me beautifully.....watched netflix for three hours. Then later on that night and even now it is not working. Netflix and Pandora when I try to access them tell me I do not have an active connection to the internet. My computer is up and running perfectly though with the internet. Also has anyone else had an issue with playing Kung Fu Panda. It does not read the disc. Any help would be great thank you.

I will pop in Kung Fu Panda for testing, upon returning home this evening.

As for your connectivity issue, start by checking the obvious, which would be the connection between your player and the network. If you are running a wireless connection, do a search in this thread as there have been issues reported. If you are connected via a LAN cable, re-seat the connection at your 3600, as well as at the wall jack, and at the switch or router.

If you have any type of hardware router with firewall functionality between your modem and home network, it may be that it is still holding on to the IP address that the player was originally using, and that the pool of IP addresses may have run out. Reset the firewall, or better yet, get into your firewall's management console and remove the entry associated with your 3600, and then reboot your firewall, followed by your 3600. If you have run out of IP addresses, you may want to expand your range to accommodate additional devices.

Regards,
Spence
post #226 of 3252
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Originally Posted by SpenceJT View Post

I will pop in Kung Fu Panda for testing, upon returning home this evening.

As for your connectivity issue, start by checking the obvious, which would be the connection between your player and the network. If you are running a wireless connection, do a search in this thread as there have been issues reported. If you are connected via a LAN cable, re-seat the connection at your 3600, as well as at the wall jack, and at the switch or router.

If you have any type of hardware router with firewall functionality between your modem and home network, it may be that it is still holding on to the IP address that the player was originally using, and that the pool of IP addresses may have run out. Reset the firewall, or better yet, get into your firewall's management console and remove the entry associated with your 3600, and then reboot your firewall, followed by your 3600. If you have run out of IP addresses, you may want to expand your range to accommodate additional devices.

Regards,
Spence

Thank you Spence for your quick reply. I will try your suggestions. And I am using a wireless connection. I cheched the other posts in this thread and have yet to come across my issue...............of course LOL. Thanks again.
post #227 of 3252
I asked this in another thread but I guess it's better here.

My local BB has 2550s in stock so I'm debating the 2550 vs the 3600. I know the 2550 supposedly has better upconversion due to the HQV chip although some haven't seen a difference. Both have the 7.1 analog outs, netflix, pandora, and decode all forms of HD-DTS. One has wifi, one doesn't.

Aside from that, it comes down to reliability for me. I've read nightmares about the 3600 but not as much about the 2550 having problems.

Is it confirmed that the 2550 is more stable than the 3600 or has had fewer problems? Or is this just something that is an ongoing issue with Samsung BD players?
post #228 of 3252
Any comments on how loud this player is? I currently have a PS3 and its fairly loud (louder than most other PS3's I've seen in operation). I would love to move to a quieter player, and Netflix and Pandora would be a big time bonus.

thanks,
post #229 of 3252
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Originally Posted by Son1cDeth View Post

Any comments on how loud this player is? I currently have a PS3 and its fairly loud (louder than most other PS3's I've seen in operation). I would love to move to a quieter player, and Netflix and Pandora would be a big time bonus.

thanks,

The player was very quiet when I had it, did not notice any fan noise or any other buzzing sound when player was on.
post #230 of 3252
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Originally Posted by Son1cDeth View Post

Any comments on how loud this player is? I currently have a PS3 and its fairly loud (louder than most other PS3's I've seen in operation). I would love to move to a quieter player, and Netflix and Pandora would be a big time bonus.

thanks,

Nothing is heard from either of my 3600's, one of which, is behind glass doors, and would probably be more prone to heat and associated fan noise.
post #231 of 3252
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Originally Posted by DirtyDaygo0311 View Post

So I have had my 3600 for two days now. For one, can ayone help me with my network config? When I do my network connection test I pass 3 out of the 4 tests. I fail the last one, the internet service test. Anyone know what the issue could be and/or solutions. It worked yesterday for me beautifully.....watched netflix for three hours. Then later on that night and even now it is not working. Netflix and Pandora when I try to access them tell me I do not have an active connection to the internet. My computer is up and running perfectly though with the internet. Also has anyone else had an issue with playing Kung Fu Panda. It does not read the disc. Any help would be great thank you.


My 3600 won't play What Happens In Vegas either
post #232 of 3252
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Originally Posted by DirtyDaygo0311 View Post

My 3600 won't play What Happens In Vegas either

It has good taste in movies
post #233 of 3252
Reporting in that Kung Fu Panda played without issue on my primary player. I will pop it into my secondary player this afternoon, upon returning home.

Spence
post #234 of 3252
Odd that there seems to quite a few bugs with this player. I was considerring it for bedroom but now I think I may just pick up another BD-P2500 / 2550. I've had the 2550 since last August and you can see that even early in the 2500/2550 thread that these units virtually had no issues. Most of the updates were to add features and not corrections. Too bad as I thought Samsung might be moving in the right direction.
post #235 of 3252
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Originally Posted by Cortiz View Post

No disrespect for any of the Samsung owners on this thread, but this is the reason I would never buy another Samsung player again. This is like their fifth generation player and still suffering from the same old freezing and skipping issues that plagued their earlier generation players...What good are all the dandy and fancy features when you have a player that is just not reliabale at the most basic function? playing a disc.

I was actually considering buying this player after I read all the raved reviews specially from the boys a Cnet....But I guess I will stick with my always trusty and reliable Panny.....

I have had it for about a week with no freezing/pausing issues (though it seems to load alot slower than it did in the CNET review). Then again I've only played Disney's Pinnochio once and an HD Aquarium disc several times (to show off my new Panny 50" G10 to friends). Now hooking up the wireless connection is another issue... so far no luck!
post #236 of 3252
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Originally Posted by SteveCaron View Post

Odd that there seems to quite a few bugs with this player. I was considerring it for bedroom but now I think I may just pick up another BD-P2500 / 2550. I've had the 2550 since last August and you can see that even early in the 2500/2550 thread that these units virtually had no issues. Most of the updates were to add features and not corrections. Too bad as I thought Samsung might be moving in the right direction.

I am with green2u, in that I have had no playback related issues with either of the two BD-P3600's that I own. Even the incredibly lame Blu-ray Live feature included with Kung Fu Panda worked via my hard-wired LAN connection without a hitch!

The only bug that I see is with the PC Streaming feature, in that the "Auto Search" function will not reliably detected shared PCs, it appears to only detect a single shared PC, and it does not retain settings of the shares, once the player is powered off.

Regards,

Spence
post #237 of 3252
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Originally Posted by SpenceJT View Post

I am with green2u, in that I have had no playback related issues with either of the two BD-P3600's that I own. Even the incredibly lame Blu-ray Live feature included with Kung Fu Panda worked via my hard-wired LAN connection without a hitch!

The only bug that I see is with the PC Streaming feature, in that the "Auto Search" function will not reliably detected shared PCs, it appears to only detect a single shared PC, and it does not retain settings of the shares, once the player is powered off.

Regards,

Spence

guess i'll chime in and say that i'm not having issues with anything other than not having multiple shares...and to be fair, it was only designed with one share in mind. but that's it. Wifi, BD, DVD, Pandora all work fine.
post #238 of 3252
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Originally Posted by jnaks View Post

...and to be fair, it was only designed with one share in mind..

Not true. In manual, yes I read manual, it says:
"You can search up to 4 PC's connected to the network to play content over"
Plus on picture you can see 2 shared connected.

So it is not design, more like a bug.
Other limit share (and as I found and server name, should be under 12 characters
Not sure maybe server+share should be under 12) for auto-search to work. Otherwise use manual.
I have no problem to use manual if I it would remember my settings.

Guys try manually setup more then one share, see if it works.
post #239 of 3252
Subtitles are displayed wrong on 720p AVCHD (or 720p BD) disc.

When I play (an official BD standard!) 1280x720p with subtitles, the subs are displayed somewhere in the middle of the screen (a bit left from the middle to be exact). It appears that the 720p video contents is upscaled to 1080p and that the subs are not (they are very small) and remain somewhere at line 700.
Even when I set the player to 720p scaling, the subs won't be placed at the bottom of the screen where they belong! This is very annoying! Other players like PS3, Sony BD350, Samsung BD-P1400 all handle the subtitles correctly.

note: AVCHD discs were made with TsMuxer in which an mkv title and a .srt subtitle file were joined.

I hope Samsung notices this and will make a fix. I have no idea how to reach them..do they have a Bugzilla entry somewhere ;-) ??

Does anyone know how to pass this on to Samsung?

Does anybody see this as well? Firmware is from 1/2 March 2009, European region B version.
post #240 of 3252
Just wanted to share my experience with this Samsung Blue ray player... I currently have a Sony 550 and Ps3...I was interested to try out the Samsung due to its positive review in Cnet. Below are the comparisons between the Samsung and the Sony.

1)It is only 5-7 seconds faster from inserting the time you insert the disc to reaching disc menu.( I used Wall-E since it is one of the most demaning Blue rays) Cnet claimed it was as fast as Ps3, I did not notice this against my Ps3.

2) I liked the layout of the Samsung, The thouch controls were very functional, and the disc drawer did eject immidiately ( The Sony take a few seconds to eject)

3) Picture quality was very good, as good as the 550, I could not tell the difference vs. PS3.

I had no problems setting the unit up for Wireless, and had no problems with movies freezing.

I like the sony remote better, and the Sony user intereface is better.

So at the end I returned the Units back to BB, since it did not offer any improvement over my Sony 550, I was mainly looking for load time difference since I used the 550 mainly for kids movie material were I want the movie to start as fast as possible!
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