Originally Posted by redd2ca
Well, it does not play on my 3600 and there is no update later than the 2.07 version that I am running.
Everything else plays great on this machine. I will not be buying another machine just for one mediocre movie.
it is the studio that is at fault here, not samsung.
redd2ca, I would look elsewhere as to why Avatar isn't playing. As already mentioned, a reset might be in order or, the installation of 2.07 firmware somehow didn't fully take. Maybe try re-installing via USB or CD, with USB being the easiest method. Also if connected, try disconnecting from the internet to see if that makes a difference. Of course, it's also possible that your copy of the Avatar disk is flakey. Anything's possible in the wonderful, wacky world of Blu-ray.
The only issue I had running Avatar on my 3600 was the first time it loaded up. It just kept cycling through the intro screens and never went to a menu. It also rendered all remote control buttons useless, except power off. I had just recently updated to 2.07 the night before. I did a reset and pulled the power plug for a few minutes. After that, Avatar has loaded and played without issue.
IMO, I think the Avatar thing got a little blown out of proportion. It has played on just about all the non BD-Live 2.0 players that I've come across and it seems that the only players that couldn't play it without a firmware update were Pioneer and I think some Denon models. And Pioneer, to their credit had a firmware update on the day of Avatar's release. Amongst my kids and I, we have quite a few different players and only one of them (Pio 320) needed a firmware update. It ran successfully on:
LG BD390 and BD300
Denon 2500 BTCI
Panasonic 35 and Panasonic 65