Originally Posted by frank70
As noted not-too-far above, firmware version BD.8.31.323.C is the best you're ever going to get; you're better off installing that and living with the few things it won't do.
Hi all, first time poster here. Tons of great information, wish I had read this before updating my recently purchased BD590 (Ebay). I'm having a problem that I haven't seen described after reading and searching most of this thread. The first thing I did after hooking it up was check for a firmware update, it said there was one, so I updated (who knew that would be a bad thing!) Well anyway, everything I tried afterward worked great..it wirelessly streams files from my pc and router a floor below, youtube, netflix etc work., plays cd, cd+/-R dvds, dvd+/-r's and blu-ray (although I've only tried one so far). But when finally I sat down to start archiving a large cd collection, as soon as I hit the Start button to record, the unit freezes up and the only recourse is to unplug it and plug it back in. I tried recording from a usb thumbdrive, same thing. The odd thing is, someone before me has left about 10 gb of music on the HDD, which I can access and play with no problem, so the hard drive hasn't died..something just won't let me write to it. I didn't think to make note of what version firmware it had before updating, but now I'm wondering if this could be the reason it apparently worked before and now won't. I wish I had tried burning cd's before I updated, then I would know, but I didn't . I won't make that mistake again. I contacted the seller to try to find out if that function had been tested before shipping..he said the unit had been "fully tested"...but you know how that goes. He's offered a refund, but for 65 bucks I think I'll keep it anyway. I don't *need* the internal HDD, it will play from an external 500gb hdd that I have and don't really use much anyway...it would just be nice to use the one that's in there.
No idea if it will fix the problem.... (thoughts on that?)... but I would be willing to try to flash it back to the above version that Frank and others have said was the best one, except that I've never done it and not sure on the procedure. I've read to download the file, load onto a USB stick and install, but that's all I know. If someone could please post the detailed steps involved to flash my 590 back to BD.8.31.323.C I would appreciate it greatly, and if this has been posted before and I missed it, I apologize but I really did look for hours. I don't know where to get the file or if there can be anything else on the usb stick when it is inserted, how to initialize the transfer..etc. Many thanks for your time in advance.