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post #121 of 239
Anyone watching the bluray needs to watch the THX trailer based on Pandora musical plant life. It runs after the closing credits.
post #122 of 239
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Has anyone tried the Denon 2500,Denon 2010 or the Sony 550?

No Problem with the Denon 2010 here. Last FW-Version from December 2009.
post #123 of 239
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Originally Posted by redd2ca View Post

It will not play on my Samsung 3600. Says it needs an update but there is no newer one available from Samsung.

This is odd, in that it plays without issue on my 3600 (running fw 2.07). Which version of firmware are you running?
post #124 of 239
I have had issues with Avatar on my LG BD-370. I get a message that I need to update my firmware (I have the latest version), but eventually I can get it to play. How? I could not really tell you. Voodoo evidently, but when I do get it to play the picture is unbelievable outputted to my Toshiba SVXX670U 55" LED LCD.

I haven't tried my LG BD570 yet.
post #125 of 239
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Originally Posted by laddieluv View Post


>>Does doing the above also solve the AUDIO HICCUP issue that goes with the TIMELINE POP UP issue?

Thanks.

************************
Samsung UNB7100 55" LED HDTV
Onkyo SR 600 SS
Samsung BD-P 1400 BD Player
170 BD titles and counting
Recent Buys: "Iron Man" "Crazy Heart" "Avatar"

Yes I had zero issues watching the film after downgrading firmware to v2.1. It's a thing of beauty.
post #126 of 239
I don't think anyone's mentioned the Oppo BDP-80 yet, so I will. Avatar loaded quickly and played flawlessly, no issues, using the release firmware (January 2010).
post #127 of 239
My samsung 3600 is running 2.07 firmware yet I get the red screen which says it needs an upgrade. I have never had any issues with this player until now. It has been great.
post #128 of 239
Sony BDP S5000ES, no problem playing.



Jim
post #129 of 239
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Originally Posted by BluNose View Post

I would understand your point if this was the only disc that had issues, but it is not. I might also understand if it was ALL players, but it is not.
Check the posts, most of the big new titles have problems on Samsung.
Common denominator SAMSUNG !!!

Avatar played fine on my Samsung BD-P2550.
post #130 of 239
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Originally Posted by BluNose View Post

I would understand your point if this was the only disc that had issues, but it is not. I might also understand if it was ALL players, but it is not.
Check the posts, most of the big new titles have problems on Samsung.
Common denominator SAMSUNG !!!

I own the Samsung p1500 and p3600, and have no doubts whatsoever that Avatar will play without a hitch on both of them.
post #131 of 239
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Originally Posted by Corello View Post

No Problem with the Denon 2010 here. Last FW-Version from December 2009.

That's good news I've had someone else on the Denon 2500 thread confirm that it works also.
post #132 of 239
Great news for Samsung BD-P1000 owners (also great for Philips BD-P9000):

Samsung just released a new firmware for BD-P1000 and it works for Avatar in HDMI only mode.

I tried to use component output but the firmware said due to restrictions, it cannot be played. I guess the new BD+ restricts the movie to be HDMI only....

Sigh... Although it is a great news, it also saddens me quite a bit that Philips is slow or not willing to support their legacy products like Samsung did.... Also the HDMI only requirement sucks for those who has Component equipments (TV/Projector etc...)
post #133 of 239
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Originally Posted by joebloggs13 View Post

I own the Samsung p1500 and p3600, and have no doubts whatsoever that Avatar will play without a hitch on both of them.

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.
post #134 of 239
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Originally Posted by redd2ca View Post

Well, it does not play on my 3600 and there is no update later than the 2.07 version that I am running.

Have you done a full reset?
post #135 of 239
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Originally Posted by Wolfepack View Post

Downloaded the Euro firmware and installed and was able to play the movie flawlessly last night for a group of people. I was the only one to have seen the movie previously and it was cool to see peoples reaction to it. Pioneer USA site produced a corrupted file when it was downloaded. Thanks to Ruined for the link to get one that works!! BTW movie looked solid on my Pioneer Elite Pro-150FD.

Ditto, thanks to Ruined for link to the correct file, which is different from the one on the US site. Downloaded the (huge) file, created an image disc per the instructions, installed to Pio BDP-51FD, and now the Blu Ray disc works. Wish I'd known about these problems last night when I exchanged the 1st disc and the kid at the register said "We've been getting a lot of these Blu Rays returned"
post #136 of 239
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Anyone watching the bluray needs to watch the THX trailer based on Pandora musical plant life. It runs after the closing credits.

Watched it last night after the movie ended. Very nice!! I have this running through 12 channels,the sound was outstanding!
post #137 of 239
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Originally Posted by redd2ca View Post

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
Sharp 21U
Panasonic 35 and Panasonic 65
Sony N460
Samsung 3600

Mike T
post #138 of 239
I have the Samsung HT-BD2T with firmware 1.4 (from last summer) and the Avatar Blu-ray played beautifully. The timeline menu DID NOT pop-up at all. The only glitch was when the FOX Movie screen came up there was a second freeze/pause.
post #139 of 239
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Originally Posted by mike-tee View Post

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
Sharp 21U
Panasonic 35 and Panasonic 65
Sony N460
Samsung 3600

Mike T

thanks i will try doing the reset.

other than Avatar, i have no issues with this machine. it plays everything including discs that had issues with on my up5000. All the l
"live" feature's work great, it streams from my pc. The Youtube stuff works great, too.

It is possible that the disc was the problem, since the disc was a rental.

I assumed that since it is displaying the "red" screen there was nothing to do but wait for and update.

I will try it again...

thanks for all the advice, this site is such a great resource.


Samsung 3600 BD
Toshiba A2 HD-DVD
Denon 790
LG70 47" LCD
post #140 of 239
Does this play on a Memorex 2510?
No place to go for any updates that I know of.
post #141 of 239
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Originally Posted by Polusx View Post

Just to let fellow HTPC users know, ArcSoft Total Media Theater 3 does not play Avatar correctly.

It is my understanding that Power DVD 10 plays it without a hitch, which is unfortunate since TMT is by far the superior software player :/

OK guys,

Trying to make this post as Google keyword optimized as possible. I just bought the Avatar Bluray and it does not play properly on my HTPC. Artifacts are all over the film, but not the menu or previews on Total Media Theater 3.0.1.170. PowerDVD 10.0.1601.51 plays the Bluray okay, but the bitstream DTS-HD Master is not supported for the Xonar HDAV Slim, only PCM sound. I did notice that the Chapter navigation menu pops up, like another user experienced on this forum and posted a video of it on Youtube.

Anyways, I have ATI Catalyst 10.4 installed (using this link from Tom's Hardware: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...-a-Hotfix.aspx), and I have firmware 1.03 for my HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GGC-H20L (an LG HDDVD/Bluray DVD burner). Windows is 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Any ideas what's up? I'm guessing that the TMT3 patch of 170 is not up to date enough.

Thanks,
///A
post #142 of 239
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Originally Posted by stsrep View Post

Does this play on a Memorex 2510?
No place to go for any updates that I know of.

I seems that there are some issues with Avatar on the 2510. Scroll down to the last few posts on the page.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...067934&page=51

Mike T
post #143 of 239
As stated earlier in posts #97 and #100, we've asked members to discuss issues with their players specific to this title. This is not a discussion thread on the merits of BDLive or my player is better than your player debate thread. Posts outside of issues related to playback of Avatar will be deleted as OT and the poster banned from posting in this thread. We are trying to keep this thread clean for those seeking help on playing this title, it's a dis-service if they have to wade through off topic posts to find answers.
post #144 of 239
Avatar plays fine on the Panasonic 3D players 300/350.

S~
post #145 of 239
I'm unable to play Avatar on a JVC BP10. (BP11) I have updated to the firmware posted on JVC 4/21/10 and the disc just spins and spins.

Anyone having success on a newer JVC unit?
post #146 of 239
http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/support/so...120/index.html

New pioneer firmware for bdp-120. Everything ok now with avatar.
post #147 of 239
I had a problem playing Avatar with my Samsung C6500, but after I put on the new firmware update it works fine now...

The picture quality on my Samsung LED LCD is absolutely stunning! 5 stars on the picture quality...DTS audio was fantastic.
post #148 of 239
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Originally Posted by redd2ca View Post

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.

strange -- tried avatar on samsung p1500 worked fine no problems out of the box. dts audio soundtrack blew me out of the water.

kudos to fox for a great release~

--Erik
post #149 of 239
Bought my BDP-83 in late May, 2009 and hadn't updated the firmware since (no need to.) Sure enough, the Avatar blu-ray would not play when we sat down for movie night on Sunday. It took about two minutes to reach the "20th Century Fox Blu-ray" intro screen, then . . . nothing. Display on the player read "top menu," but pressing the home menu and pop-up menu buttons brought no response. Performed a firmware update via USB with the current (public beta) release on the Oppo web site. The whole thing took five minutes. Worked like a charm, and the Avatar blu-ray is astonishing. Thanks, Oppo!
post #150 of 239
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Originally Posted by marruska92 View Post

Having problem playing Avatar on Pioneer BDP-320 player. ... ...Anybody having this problem with there player.

Yes. Just updated software two months ago on my Sharp Equos BDHP-20 BluRay player (two years old). No problems UNTIL I tried to play Avatar. Stops after every 15 minutes of play. I open and close the drawer, takes five minutes to reload, then I hit the "Play" button, answer "resume play?" with the "OK" button, it picks up where it left off, and is good for another 15 minutes.

What is it with this movie that gives so many people (with more than just one brand) of player interruptions?
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