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post #331 of 720
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Originally Posted by bajanjack View Post

I have skimmed the entire thread, including a pdf of the manual, but still don't know what differences, if any there are between these two models.....

No differences, one has the flip down door one doesn't. They use the exact same firmware.
post #332 of 720
I just got this player and flashed it to firmware 2.05 from the Canadian Samsung website. I had read on here that the latest firmware adds MKV functionality, but the player doesn't seem to pick up any DIVX or MKV files off my USB. Do I have to burn them onto a DVD for the player to recognize them?
post #333 of 720
All of the people that said they haven't had any trouble with their players- how many movies have you watched? Have you tried Watchmen, Iron Man, or Weeds? What about Netflix and Pandora? My friend just reported another freeze with the latest firmware, and while watching The Rock. If you're all using the 1590/1600 for lots of movies and music, and are still trouble free, consider yourselves the lucky ones. Every single problem reported in this thread, my friend has verified with his. I highly doubt it's a select few units, when we all know the firmware is to blame.
post #334 of 720
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Originally Posted by -Fluffy65- View Post

All of the people that said they haven't had any trouble with their players- how many movies have you watched? Have you tried Watchmen, Iron Man, or Weeds? What about Netflix and Pandora? My friend just reported another freeze with the latest firmware, and while watching The Rock. If you're all using the 1590/1600 for lots of movies and music, and are still trouble free, consider yourselves the lucky ones. Every single problem reported in this thread, my friend has verified with his. I highly doubt it's a select few units, when we all know the firmware is to blame.

I play 2 to 3 BD per week. Included in those have been Watchmen (sucked IMO) and Iron Man (great flick IMO). I also regularly stream movies from Netflix (1 or 2 per week) and use Pandora (2 or 3 days per week). I'm running FW version 2.04. As I stated in my original post, I've had NO issues. IMO your conclusion is wrong...it's your friend who's the exception, not those of us reporting that we're not having problems. Apparently "we all" don't agree.
post #335 of 720
I believe that Watchmen and Iron Man's issues were resolved with 2.04, but do me a favor and try Weeds season 4, disc 1. Have all of you read this entire thread? What about the 1600 thread? Have you seen/used all of the different firmwares in the past 3-4 months? I'll stand by my non-recommendation of these units based on the fact that I know of 3 other BD players that have been 100% trouble free, two of which I own.

Wesley- Do you have an updated BD list for FW version 2.04? What has been fixed, and what still needs to be resolved?
post #336 of 720
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Originally Posted by -Fluffy65- View Post

I believe that Watchmen and Iron Man's issues were resolved with 2.04, but do me a favor and try Weeds season 4, disc 1. Have all of you read this entire thread? What about the 1600 thread? Have you seen/used all of the different firmwares in the past 3-4 months? I'll stand by my non-recommendation of these units based on the fact that I know of 3 other BD players that have been 100% trouble free, two of which I own.

Wesley- Do you have an updated BD list for FW version 2.04? What has been fixed, and what still needs to be resolved?

I do. I'll post in when I can. Most recent Blu-rays have done well. Did have issues with Stargate the 15th Anniversary Edition though but had problems on the Sony BDP-N460 with it as well.
As for DVDs, I still get random pixellation and A/V pauses. Blockbuster, Netlix, Pandora and YouTube all seem to have stabilized and function properly.
post #337 of 720
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Originally Posted by wongnog View Post

I just got this player and flashed it to firmware 2.05 from the Canadian Samsung website. I had read on here that the latest firmware adds MKV functionality, but the player doesn't seem to pick up any DIVX or MKV files off my USB. Do I have to burn them onto a DVD for the player to recognize them?

This firmware update was just released in North America on October 31st according to the website. I personally didn't see it until today on November 2nd as being listed. The player itself only detected it this morning.

Will have to try out 2.05 on my 'trouble' discs. Unfortunately the update is for "Improves a specific BD title's playback capability." That means it's for one disc and that disc's title shall remain a mystery.
post #338 of 720
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Originally Posted by Wesley Hester View Post

This firmware update was just released in North America on October 31st according to the website. I personally didn't see it until today on November 2nd as being listed. The player itself only detected it this morning.

Will have to try out 2.05 on my 'trouble' discs. Unfortunately the update is for "Improves a specific BD title's playback capability." That means it's for one disc and that disc's title shall remain a mystery.

It sure would be nice if Samsung would be informative about the new firmware. Upgrading the firmware for just one tiltle seems a bit risky to me considering the number of people who have "bricked" their players while doing upgrades. While I don't have a large Blu ray collection, I have yet to encounter a single title that won't load for me. Still, if one disc with a new feature makes it unplayable on this player, it may be only a matter of time when other releases with the same feature, will sooner or later plague more of us. What I don't understand is why there isn't more firmly, set-in-stone software standards for Bluray. Are these new features worth us needing to change firmware every month? Although Blu ray is relatively new, I don't ever remember all of this firmware upgrading needed for our old DVD players.
post #339 of 720
Funny...I posted something similar in another forum...

Too bad they don't tell you what "specific BD title" it is. Silly to think what "joe six-pack" will think if Blu-ray ever expects to go "mainsteam". They need to have bullet proof firmware updates, a player that is always going to be connected to the internet and automatic firmware updates if Blu-ray is really going to take off.

DVD players took off for a number of reasons including not having to have them hooked up to the internet and updating firmware for one movie.
post #340 of 720
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Originally Posted by Mike_TV View Post

Funny...I posted something similar in another forum...

Too bad they don't tell you what "specific BD title" it is. Silly to think what "joe six-pack" will think if Blu-ray ever expects to go "mainsteam". They need to have bullet proof firmware updates, a player that is always going to be connected to the internet and automatic firmware updates if Blu-ray is really going to take off.

DVD players took off for a number of reasons including not having to have them hooked up to the internet and updating firmware for one movie.

Supposedly there is a company that does compatibility testing, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Is anyone familiar with BluFocus, and who actually pays them to do the testing? Does each of the BR player manufacturers need to pony up $$ to make sure their player is compatible with the latest releases?

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3529
post #341 of 720
No problems updating for me. BTW, I posted this a while back, but never got an answer. It is confirmed that the 1590 plays MKV files? I never knew for sure.
post #342 of 720
I rented "Year One" from netflix and placed it in the BD-P1590. The disc never loaded, and now my TV has multiple different color lines with just a blue background. I went to turn my blu=player back on, and now I'm not able to access any menus, as these lines are all across my screen. Any idea what this is?
post #343 of 720
I upgraded my 1590 firmware from 1.03 to 2.05 last Saturday 31 Oct (the day it was released). I used a USB drive to perform the upgrade (installing twice per the instructions). So far so good. I have played 3 blue-ray disks, 1 Netflix instant watch, and listened to about 3 hours of Pandora with no issues.

Although, as I have said before, anymore problems and this thing goes back in the box and gets returned to Costco!
post #344 of 720
I got the same unit form Costco and upgrade to FW to 2.05. No problem so far. Question on Netflix instant watch, am I suppose to get the 1080 quality? Do i need to get a special router?
post #345 of 720
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Originally Posted by SamColtML View Post

I got the same unit form Costco and upgrade to FW to 2.05. No problem so far. Question on Netflix instant watch, am I suppose to get the 1080 quality? Do i need to get a special router?

I'm sure someone will correct me, but I thought 1080 depends on your internet speed?
post #346 of 720
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Originally Posted by Josh Simpson View Post

I'm sure someone will correct me, but I thought 1080 depends on your internet speed?

What about the router types? And what is the best brand to select from?
post #347 of 720
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Originally Posted by Josh Simpson View Post

I'm sure someone will correct me, but I thought 1080 depends on your internet speed?

It depends on the speed of your internet connection. Also, not all Netflix content is presented in HD...some content is SD only.
post #348 of 720
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Originally Posted by flakbait View Post

It depends on the speed of your internet connection. Also, not all Netflix content is presented in HD...some content is SD only.

10 Mbps downstream and I have g-wireless router
post #349 of 720
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Originally Posted by flakbait View Post

It depends on the speed of your internet connection. Also, not all Netflix content is presented in HD...some content is SD only.

It doesn't matter as long as you are at least 3 meg for standard stuff and 6meg for HD. Most of the SD stuff is not more than 2meg and the so called HD is not more than 5Meg. The HD stuff is really more like a DVD. I still like it for what it is, I get to watch a lot of stuff than I have never heard of and some of it aint half bad.
post #350 of 720
For those who don't take the naysayers here too seriously, the BDP-1590 is now down to $149 at Costco. I'm thinking about picking one up for the bedroom at that price...
post #351 of 720
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the BDP-1590 is now down to $149 at Costco

That's good price. I bought three @ $170 recently at Costco.
post #352 of 720
CompUSA (Tigerdirect) now has "recertified" 1590's for $100 with free UPS Ground shipping. When I saw that one of the firmware upgrades added YouTube to the Netflix and Pandora streaming, I finally decided to abandon ship with my constantly ailing living room HTPC and jump on one of these. Hopefully I'll have fewer headaches and it will be smooth sailing. If you do Bing cashback, I think you can get an extra 6.5% back, making it only $93.50. I frequent the bargain hunter's website ************** (great website, by the way) and do their cashback program, which is now 4% for CompUSA, so my net price was $96.00 on this item.
post #353 of 720
I was just going to post the same about the $100 CompUSA refurbed unit....i'm stoked! I ordered one and considering a second http://www.compusa.com/applications/...&sku=S223-1296
post #354 of 720
Where do you see that YouTube was an added upgrade? It does not say that on the CompUSA site.
post #355 of 720
So, can you just walk up to this unit and hit the eject button and expect the tray to open? Or do you have to power it on first? Either way, how long do you have to wait before the tray opens? (This is my major complaint with my current Memorex player -- it takes a "long" time before I can put the disc in.)
post #356 of 720
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Originally Posted by Holderman View Post

Where do you see that YouTube was an added upgrade? It does not say that on the CompUSA site.

I have the same player and with the newest firmware you will have Blockbuster, Netflix, Pandora and YouTube.
post #357 of 720
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Originally Posted by jsevinsk View Post

So, can you just walk up to this unit and hit the eject button and expect the tray to open? Or do you have to power it on first? Either way, how long do you have to wait before the tray opens? (This is my major complaint with my current Memorex player -- it takes a "long" time before I can put the disc in.)

I just tested this on my BD-P1590 and with the unit off I pressed the eject button and the drive ejected in about 1 second.
post #358 of 720
Took the plunge. At $100 it's hard to see a downside since at this point. I'm seeing that it can also do "PC Streaming".... has anyone used the feature? Is this UPnP or just Windows Networking? Can you do .mkv files over the network?

Cheers
post #359 of 720
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Originally Posted by ChadwickA View Post

I just tested this on my BD-P1590 and with the unit off I pressed the eject button and the drive ejected in about 1 second.

Great! I decided to spend the $100 and order one.
post #360 of 720
I am on the latest Firmware (2.05) on my 1590 and tried to play Duplicity from NF the other night. No dice. It would load the initial studio splash screen, but it would then freeze at the beginning of the first preview. I tried to skip past it to the title menu with no luck. I have to force a shutdown to regain control of the unit.
Otherwise, all else is good (Pandora, Netflixs, other new movies - G.I.Joe, Transformers 2, Ugly Truth, Land of the Lost, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Monsters vs. Aliens, and Monty Python:Almost the Truth D1)

Anyone else having issues with the latest firmware?

Come on Samsung, faster firmware update releases!!

You would think they would coordinate the new firmware updates prior to the new BD releases. I can dream, right?

- and yes they are all BDs
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