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post #2731 of 3252
Did you guys notice on samsung's firmware update page for this player where it lists the firmware history for this player and what each firmware does? 2.09 is not on the list anymore! They tried to nix v2.09 from our memories and history. I know that for many here, v2.09 will be a version that lives in infamy!
post #2732 of 3252
Here's an off the wall question that I don't recall being discussed here yet. Does anyone know how to modify/hack this player so that it will output 1080p over component? I understand that the "limitation" of 720p for component is inflicted by a copy right restriction only and not a hardware limitation.
post #2733 of 3252
2.09 has been nothing but trouble for me. Had to disable BD-Live then do a reset before I could play anything reliably.
post #2734 of 3252
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Originally Posted by 4mula1 View Post

Download the file, unzip it and copy that file onto USB. Then turn on player, then insert USB, it will start the upgrade process.


Well, that's what I tried, but it doesn't recognize that a usb stick is in there


Thanks-
post #2735 of 3252
Just tried watching Prince of Persia with the new firmware 2.12 installed. In the movie, everyone is after this magic dagger that can turn back time 20 seconds. Well, Samsung does that for us without any magic...just crap firmware. When you are watching the movie, everything seems fine and then the little chapter notifier pops up (a warning sign). About two minutes later, the movie instantly jumps back a few minutes without warning and you realize that you're rewatching something you just watched. The movie will then continue going along and do the same thing at some future point in the movie. I tried stopping the disc, taking it out...same thing. It's not like the disc is even loaded with bonus features either...it's got a lousy deleted scene, but it has a flashy java menu. Come on, people...
post #2736 of 3252
Wld anyone know if the new 2.12 Firmware will correct the issue of the 3600 not being able to "see" and play MKV files from my USB stick?

Thx...........Kliph
post #2737 of 3252
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Originally Posted by crojack View Post

Well, that's what I tried, but it doesn't recognize that a usb stick is in there


Thanks-

Doesn't recognize it at all? Are you copying the zipped file, or the contents of the zipped file onto your USB? You do have to use the remote to access the USB stick, just like you were going to watch a video from it.
post #2738 of 3252
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kliph View Post

Wld anyone know if the new 2.12 Firmware will correct the issue of the 3600 not being able to "see" and play MKV files from my USB stick?

Thx...........Kliph

There is no issue with the 3600 seeing or playing MKV files from a USB stick. I have had every firmware version over the last year, and have always been able to view MKV from my USB. There must be something else going on with your player.
post #2739 of 3252
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Originally Posted by crojack View Post

Well, that's what I tried, but it doesn't recognize that a usb stick is in there

For a firmware upgrade, the USB stick must be formatted as FAT.
post #2740 of 3252
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4mula1 View Post

There is no issue with the 3600 seeing or playing MKV files from a USB stick. I have had every firmware version over the last year, and have always been able to view MKV from my USB. There must be something else going on with your player.

I also have been playing MKV files from a USB stick for quite some time.
post #2741 of 3252
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Originally Posted by Samsunged View Post

Re: the Universal movies, I had problems with 'The Wolf Man.' Same thing -- the Universal logo appeared, then it would lock the machine, etc. I eventually was able to watch that movie after changing the BD Live setting (in Network setting) to "all." For whatever reason, I need to change it back to "Prohibit" if I want to try to stream Netflix.


I may have gotten in on this thread late, as I had the same experience with The Green Zone, and had sent it back for another copy. The new copy would not play either and I found this site, hoping it would provide a fix.

I read most of the suggestions, and decided to experiement with some of the settings as others had suggested. I found that by going in to the Network setting and changing the BD setting to Prohibit worked for me. I have the BD-3600, anyway for those of you who may be still having problems give it a shot.
post #2742 of 3252
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4mula1 View Post

There is no issue with the 3600 seeing or playing MKV files from a USB stick. I have had every firmware version over the last year, and have always been able to view MKV from my USB. There must be something else going on with your player.

I have been able to watch .AVI files, play MP3's and view JPG's from the USB memory stick.

About a month ago, I copied a few MKV files onto the stick. They are NOT listed as being present when viewing. In addition, prior to placing on the stick, I ensure that the MKV's can be viewed by VLC and/or Windows Media Player.

I discovered this forum, trying to find a solution and seem to recall someone else having the same problem.

Thus the question for the 2.12 Firmware update..............Kliph

BTW: I have not updated ANY firmware, my 3600 is about 6 months old
post #2743 of 3252
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kliph View Post

I have been able to watch .AVI files, play MP3's and view JPG's from the USB memory stick.

About a month ago, I copied a few MKV files onto the stick. They are NOT listed as being present when viewing. In addition, prior to placing on the stick, I ensure that the MKV's can be viewed by VLC and/or Windows Media Player.

I discovered this forum, trying to find a solution and seem to recall someone else having the same problem.

Thus the question for the 2.12 Firmware update..............Kliph

BTW: I have not updated ANY firmware, my 3600 is about 6 months old

Although I have no issues with viewing MKV files, I cannot get my 3600 to view MP4 files. They don't even show up on the USB, like yours with MKV files.
post #2744 of 3252
4mula1,

I too cannot view Mp4's....................Kliph
post #2745 of 3252
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kliph View Post

4mula1,

I too cannot view Mp4's....................Kliph

Yeah, what the heck is up with that, huh? Manual states it does, and I think someone posted a while back that they can play them on theirs. maybe I'll call Samsung.
post #2746 of 3252
I've never been able to see MP4s either. The only problems I have with MKVs is some I'm not able to fast forward, only view. Others I can fast forward just fine. I suspect it has to do with the profile used to encode it.
post #2747 of 3252
My Samsung 3600 is not loading BluRay discs. It recently could not load 2 separate copies of Pirate Radio. Now it cannot load Public Enemies.

By "not loading" I mean the player locks up before it displays the main menu. It is completely unresponsive to keys and remote commands and must be rebooted.

I have the latest firmware (2.09).

My questions are:
1) Is this specific to these movies (i.e. has anyone had trouble with these releases)?
2) Is this inconsistency typical of the BD format?
3) Is this inconsistency typical to this make/model?

I'm ready to toss something out of the window, but I'm not sure what.

Any ideas?
post #2748 of 3252
2.09 is a problem firmware - the newest version is 2.12 - see the Samsung site for download.
post #2749 of 3252
You are correct, the LATEST version is 2.12. I just spent the most frustrating 2 weeks with my Samsung 3600 ... all because the August 7th-dated firmware upgrade had a problem and nobody on chat or phone support were aware of it. I just downloaded 2.12 and it worked fine.

Over 5 attempts in mid-August with RESET of player, then memory-stick upgrade attempt, CD upgrade attempt, and finally, a Samsung-created CD sent from my 2nd chat session arrived today and NONE would load. Kept getting "Error Found in Upgrade Data. Please Try Again" on the screen.
After being told this afternoon by Samsung's phone support that my out-of-warranty unit needed to be returned for $110 factory work, plus S/H, I decided to chuck it and buy a less buggy unit. As a last resort tonight, I checked the site, lo & behold there's an Aug 28 release v2.12. I have no idea why Samsung's chat support and phone support folks, friendly as they are, hadn't a clue to this. Regardless, 2.12 seems to work and several of my disc-play-specific problems have been cleared up.

Are other manufacturers' upgrades this fraught with peril?
post #2750 of 3252
Is there anyway at all now or in the future that Hulu is going to work on hte Samsung BD-P3600?

I bought this several months ago and find myself primarily streaming Netflix. If I could get Hulu on there it would be perfect. I've researched PlayOn but I've got a mac...

If not is there another blue-ray player that will?
post #2751 of 3252
Quote:
Originally Posted by fretlessbassman View Post

My Samsung 3600 is not loading BluRay discs. It recently could not load 2 separate copies of Pirate Radio. Now it cannot load Public Enemies.

By "not loading" I mean the player locks up before it displays the main menu. It is completely unresponsive to keys and remote commands and must be rebooted.

I have the latest firmware (2.09).

My questions are:
1) Is this specific to these movies (i.e. has anyone had trouble with these releases)?
2) Is this inconsistency typical of the BD format?
3) Is this inconsistency typical to this make/model?

I'm ready to toss something out of the window, but I'm not sure what.

Any ideas?

Although I have v2.12 now, I was able to play Public Enemies when I had v 2.09.
post #2752 of 3252
I upgraded firmware to 2.12 and it worked. I can now load/play Public Enemies. I assume this was the cause of previous movies not loading also.

I am curious as to why the "Check for Updates" feature did not work (with wired or wireless connection). It returned the value "you have the latest version". I know the connection is valid because I can stream Pandora & Netflix. So the problem must be with Samsung's server.

It seems I must hit their web site occasionally to check for updates. Lame.

Anyway, thanks for the help.
post #2753 of 3252
Quote:
Originally Posted by omelet1978 View Post

Is there anyway at all now or in the future that Hulu is going to work on hte Samsung BD-P3600?

I bought this several months ago and find myself primarily streaming Netflix. If I could get Hulu on there it would be perfect. I've researched PlayOn but I've got a mac...

If not is there another blue-ray player that will?

Samsung BDC6900
post #2754 of 3252
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gooseboy View Post

Samsung BDC6900

Yeah I saw that...kind of pricey though. Is there ANY chance that Samsung will update the BD-P3600??? If not I might just buy the Apple TV when it comes out...

Oh and does the 6900 support Hulu Plus?
post #2755 of 3252
I found that the problems with MKV files that do not let you do fast forwarding or backwarding is because they were muxed by program MKVMERGE (MKVTOOLNIX) with version above the 3.3.0.
So, if you want your MKV files doing fast farwarding or fast backward, you will need to find a copy of MKVTOOLNIX up to version 3.3.0 and then you will need to mux the file again.
Ah, and the last version (4.2.0) doesn't even let you play the MKV files, since it introduced, as standard, the compression for headers, video and audio. You have to set "compression=none" when you mux files with mkvmerge 4.2.0 if you want them played on the Samsung BD-P3600.
post #2756 of 3252
You can read more about the problems with MKVMerge here: http://filesharingtalk.com/threads/4...break-playback!

Interesting about the problems with files muxed with versions post 3.3.

I've switched to WDTV from the 3600 largely because of reliability problems with MKV playback. Although there's currently a problem on WDTV with files muxed with compression turned on in MKVMerge, in general it's a much better experience than the 3600. In particular, embedded MKV subtitles work, you don't have to restart the video after pausing for two minutes, and even if you do restart it remembers where you were (although I do miss the time advance feature on the Samsung, which the WDTV doesn't have). IMHO Samsung has really blown it with their media playback support - they could be well positioned in the market with a consolidated bluray and media player but now the door's been opened to other devices.
post #2757 of 3252
Isn't the Samsung HT-BD1150 the same model as this? It's this model with a home theater system integrated into it.

Also, with the current 2.09 firmware, my player can't play AVCHD disks. Does anyone know if past versions of the firmware allowed this support? Or does anyone know any workarounds to get it to play them?
post #2758 of 3252
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaaayDee View Post

Isn't the Samsung HT-BD1150 the same model as this? It's this model with a home theater system integrated into it.

Also, with the current 2.09 firmware, my player can't play AVCHD disks. Does anyone know if past versions of the firmware allowed this support? Or does anyone know any workarounds to get it to play them?

Mine played fine with v2.09. I actually did not encounter any of the posted issues with v2.09. I have since moved on to v2.12. Have you tried updating to v2.12 and see if they will play on yours then?
post #2759 of 3252
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Originally Posted by 4mula1 View Post

Mine played fine with v2.09. I actually did not encounter any of the posted issues with v2.09. I have since moved on to v2.12. Have you tried updating to v2.12 and see if they will play on yours then?


I just updatd with 2.41...and it STILL WON'T play AVCHD discs. Note that I use tsmuxer and imgburn for my discs.
post #2760 of 3252
Can anyone tell me if it's alright to use the BD3600's firmware on my HT-BD1150???

EDIT: never mind, the player immediately rejected my disc.

Sigh....hopefully they will come out with a new firmware that supports AVCHD on the HT-BD1150....
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