No more FW updates after 2.64 ?
It has been over 1 year.
The BD “Point Blank” will not play in my BD80 but took it back to BBY & it plays fine in their Sony BDP S185! Will not load! No scratches. Just says reading & after a minute it stops. No TV screen error message. Have SD card inserted in player & disabled Internet access in menu which is not used anyway since no connection.
Bought this BD80 in 2009 & played hundreds of BDs w/o issue. Last 3 months had 4 issues, 3 were fixed by replacing the disc. (I posted “Is problem BD player, disc or both?”)
Are there going to be any more firmware updates for my player? Or will new copy protection on new BDs cause me trouble?
Seems like this is a firmware issue.
Sounds like the mechanical drive is going out. The mechanical drives in computers are the same and we see those going out all the time, even Blu-Ray, even new ones.
I don't have that Point Blank disc. I suppose for $6 I could order one and test it for you on my BD-60, but I'm not sure that would prove anything 100% anyway. Looks like I can also rent from BlockBuster. If an older disc like that doesn't play, it's not likely a "new protection" problem that a firmware update would fix.
See my post above about cleaning. Luckily, BD players are under $150 these days so they have pretty much turned into "expendable crew-members". It seems everything these days is built to barely work ... not to last a long time. They know tech advances and machines will get obsolete that way eventually anyway. So, build cheap, sell more that way, sell another in 3-5 years with newer features. I don't agree, but that is the "disposable economy" world we live in.