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post #1141 of 1183
I ordered and received my free firmware #014 update disc from Sony (free since this player is still under warranty).
I installed it today.
It installed with no problems, it works perfectly fine, and after doing some testing, I am satisfied my player remains free of cinavia.
post #1142 of 1183
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Originally Posted by Rich86 View Post

A new firmware update (version 014) has been posted by Sony for the BDP-S1000ES. It says it improves disc playability, but nothing else. I ordered it (since the player is still under warranty, they will ship a firmware disc for free) but have no intentions of installing it until I am sure it is not infected with cinavia.
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Originally Posted by Rich86 View Post

I ordered and received my free firmware #014 update disc from Sony (free since this player is still under warranty).
I installed it today.
It installed with no problems, it works perfectly fine, and after doing some testing, I am satisfied my player remains free of cinavia.
So you took a chance anyway, huh. Well thanks for doing that. Can you confirm: there wasn't any specific disc issue that you were experiencing was there? That the update fixed? confused.gif
post #1143 of 1183
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Originally Posted by Laserfan View Post

So you took a chance anyway, huh. Well thanks for doing that. Can you confirm: there wasn't any specific disc issue that you were experiencing was there? That the update fixed? confused.gif

This was less of a chance than it sounds, as I had gotten confirmation from Sony via their Tech Support forum that they will not include cinavia in a firmware update without listing it - and I had already applied a new update to my S550 - AND the S1000ES player I initially updated is one that lives in a closet in the box . . I did not update my primary home theater S1000ES until I had finished updating and testing the other one.

I do not recall ever having a single problem playing a title on any of the Sony players I own (S350, S550, S1000ES).
This update did not fix anything I was having trouble with, because this player has always worked just fine.
I expect these players will last many years, based on past experience with Sony optical media players.
post #1144 of 1183
Lawless still won't play after a FW update. Since I am on vacation I will need to buy another BD to check it. mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif
post #1145 of 1183
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Originally Posted by etp View Post

Lawless still won't play after a FW update. Since I am on vacation I will need to buy another BD to check it. mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif

Is this happening trying to play it in a Sony BDP-S1000ES? Does the disc load up at all? If yes - when/how does it fail? Is it a retail version - rental?
What does it do when/where it fails? Is the disc in good condition - no scratches, finger prints, dirt, etc.?
If the disc isn't playing correctly, can't you just return it as defective?
post #1146 of 1183
Bought a 48$ BD player and it plays fine. Checking other BDs but is may be going back!
post #1147 of 1183
I mean the 1000ES
post #1148 of 1183

I have an ES1000 and Lawless played fine a couple weeks ago.  It was a Netflix rental.

post #1149 of 1183
Ok I tried several BDs and somtimes they play fine and somtimes they will not play until i turn an empty machine off, reboot, load disk again and that will usually work. The $48 works fine!mad.gif
post #1150 of 1183
DO NOT update your player I updated mine and now it doesn't play some of my older blu rays...is there anyway to get back my old firmware?
post #1151 of 1183
Unfortunately, I've never heard of anyone being able to revert to a previous version of official firmware. Hackers have found ways to load a completely different set of firmware in some players, but that's not quite the same. (I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they do that by making the player think it's getting firmware with a really high version number.)

If you haven't already, please report the problem to Sony. It's all too easy to patch software to fix a newly discovered bug and break something that used to work. Of course, they'll need to know exactly which of your titles won't play, and that you've confirmed that new discs do play.
post #1152 of 1183
I have been running my BDP-S1000ES with the latest firmware ever since that newest firmware came available and was confirmed to be free of cinavia.
The player continues to work flawlessly playing everything I throw at it. I doubt that the firmware is the issue with someone's BDP-S1000ES malfunctioning.
post #1153 of 1183
My 1000ES Blu-ray player died last week after 4 years frown.gif

I am going to miss it, it was a wonderful player! I placed an order on the S790 today and I am going to see how the S790 compares to the 1000ES when I get the S790 on Friday
post #1154 of 1183
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Originally Posted by DVDFreaker View Post

My 1000ES Blu-ray player died last week after 4 years frown.gif

Doesn't the BDP-S1000ES have a 5 year warranty? (At least in the US)
post #1155 of 1183
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Originally Posted by mddillon View Post

Doesn't the BDP-S1000ES have a 5 year warranty? (At least in the US)

They do but I called Sony and asked for a replacement but they said the S1000ES are not avaiable anymore so they offered the S790 as a replacement biggrin.gif
post #1156 of 1183
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Originally Posted by DVDFreaker View Post

My 1000ES Blu-ray player died last week after 4 years frown.gif

I am going to miss it, it was a wonderful player! I placed an order on the S790 today and I am going to see how the S790 compares to the 1000ES when I get the S790 on Friday

Does it not even power up at all? Refuse to read discs?
post #1157 of 1183
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Originally Posted by Rich86 View Post

Does it not even power up at all? Refuse to read discs?

When I turned it on, I saw smoke coming out of the player from where fan was! So I quickly unplugged it eek.gif I have no idea why it did this
post #1158 of 1183
Power supply failure. Fan failure ? If thats the issue it would be repairable so long as you can get the parts. Sonys online parts database is worth searching.
post #1159 of 1183
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Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post

Power supply failure. Fan failure ? If thats the issue it would be repairable so long as you can get the parts. Sonys online parts database is worth searching.

I will look into it! Thank you!
post #1160 of 1183
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Originally Posted by DVDFreaker View Post

When I turned it on, I saw smoke coming out of the player from where fan was! So I quickly unplugged it eek.gif I have no idea why it did this

Yep - that would surely get my attention also. If it was my player, I would set it up on a bench, pull the cover off, clean any dust out of the inside and plug it in again with my hand on the plug to disconnect power quickly. Maybe you can spot where the smoke is coming from & address the problem. But be attentive and quick so you do not cook a circuit board in case that is the issue.
If you decide to scrap it, let us know, it might be good for parts for one of us hanging on to our S1000ES player (I surely have no intention of giving up mine & spare parts might be a good thing).
post #1161 of 1183
FWIW, at least one ex-1000 owner is very happy with a 790.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1386151/official-2012-sony-bdp-s790-thread/2370#post_23028917
post #1162 of 1183
My BDP-S1000ES recently just stopped playing, nor even load, older BR discs like Godfather II, Avatar, Shawshank or Pirates of the Caribbean. Interestingly it will load/play DVDs and the BR of Bull Durham.

I did all the recommended updates and re-configure procedures required by Sony and still no joy.

I sent it off to their TX support center about 10 days back and now the event ID status says ‘parts back-ordered’. Rather surprised they even have parts for it or would even spend the time to dig into it rather than spend a couple of bucks to slap an address label on one of the far cheaper, newer BR players they sell now to replace it.

Oh well, time will tell.
post #1163 of 1183
If nothing else, you will get a replacement model of some kind. Mine is still kickin!
post #1164 of 1183
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Originally Posted by TBoyd View Post

My BDP-S1000ES recently just stopped playing, nor even load, older BR discs like Godfather II, Avatar, Shawshank or Pirates of the Caribbean. Interestingly it will load/play DVDs and the BR of Bull Durham.

I did all the recommended updates and re-configure procedures required by Sony and still no joy.

I sent it off to their TX support center about 10 days back and now the event ID status says ‘parts back-ordered’. Rather surprised they even have parts for it or would even spend the time to dig into it rather than spend a couple of bucks to slap an address label on one of the far cheaper, newer BR players they sell now to replace it.

Oh well, time will tell.

I hope my S1000es never dies as I don't want a newer replacement that has fewer connection options and cinavia infected firmware . . .
post #1165 of 1183
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Originally Posted by Rich86 View Post

I hope my S1000es never dies...
Mine sits in reserve while I use my BDP-S5000ES as my primary. I hope the 1000 never gets hardened idler wheels or pulleys or whatever might occur from non-use. It is a thing of beauty but I couldn't resist the 5000 when AVScience had their close-out deal on them.

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post #1166 of 1183
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Originally Posted by Laserfan View Post

Mine sits in reserve while I use my BDP-S5000ES as my primary. I hope the 1000 never gets hardened idler wheels or pulleys or whatever might occur from non-use. It is a thing of beauty but I couldn't resist the 5000 when AVScience had their close-out deal on them.

smile.gif

I remember that AVS deal - I was tempted but decided that since I don't use the analog outputs on my BD player, the S1000es was perfectly fine & a better choice for me. Especially since I picked up my 1000es for under $90 when Magnolia/BestBuy was closing them out. Of course I also have a spare 1000es I picked up on EBay for around $100 sitting in the closet . . . :-)
My very first blu-ray player was a Sony BDP-S350. It still works perfectly fine in a different system. Although I think Sony's obsession with drm is misguided, accomplishes little, wastes money & alienates their customers, I have great respect for Sony's hardware and have had excellent experience with their CE products.
post #1167 of 1183
Sony returned my repaired S1000ES today. No comment on the 'Statement of Work' on exactly what was repaired, but they do list a 'Device Optical KEM-430AAA/C' at N/C. That sounds like a laser module of some type to me. But that's not really important. The key thing is that they repaired my S1000ES rather than offer a replacement.

Testing confirms that it now loads at least ONE of the problem BR discs that it would not before, so Sony has done what they promised. Thumbs up.

My situation now is that I have BR, DVD and CD playback, but no SACD playback nor DLNA video streaming, capabilities which I'd also like to have.

So I'm now tracking the news from CES 2014 to see what new BR device, that will stream video, add more audio codecs and play SACDs, I can bring into the stack and shift the 1000ES to a backup role boxed up in the garage.
post #1168 of 1183
Hello, does someone know if I can play movies through either one of the usb's on my sony bdp s1000es? It has never been connected to the internet, just in case. My co worker told me that he has hundreds of movies on his pc. He say's bring me a usb thumb drive & I can put whatever movies you want, just make me a list.
post #1169 of 1183
Nope. Buy a wd tv live smp or similar.
post #1170 of 1183
Not trying to come off the wrong way but what makes the s1000 such a great player still after 5 years after its release?
What is there value these days?
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