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post #31 of 239
You have to burn as ISO Image... It sounds like you just burnt the file to the disc.
post #32 of 239
Pioneer BDP-320/23FD update for AVATAR
http://www.pioneer.de/files/support/...X52_Ver365.zip

Pioneer BDP-51FD/05FD update for AVATAR
http://www.pioneer.de/files/support/...1FD_Ver165.zip

Pioneer BDP-09FD update for AVATAR
http://www.pioneer.de/files/support/...X91_Ver265.zip

Enjoy! [/quote]
I have a Mac running 10.6 SL and I cant open these files, is there another file for Mac users.
post #33 of 239
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Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post

I have a Mac running 10.6 SL and I cant open these files, is there another file for Mac users.

You don't have to open it. After it downloads, it'll automatically unzip and what you'll have is a file ending in the .iso extension. Open Disk Utility in your Applications folder and drag the .iso file into the well (the white column) in the lower left (it may already be listed there if the disc image opened and mounted automatically). Select the .iso and click burn.
post #34 of 239
And what happen with bdp-120 no firmware? I can't play fine avatar on bdp-120.
post #35 of 239
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Originally Posted by alonne View Post

And what happen with bdp-120 no firmware? I can't play fine avatar on bdp-120.

Unfortunately, the Pioneer BDP-120 is actually a rebranded Sharp, and Sharp has not released firmware for this issue yet (when they do, it will trickle to Pioneer).

The other Pioneer-made Pioneer players have the firmware listed on page 1.
post #36 of 239
Guys,

This really sucks, stayed up late, stood inline, bought the blu-ray and came home to watch the movie, the darn player won't do a thing.

I am having the same issue with Sharp BD-HP20U player as well. Has anyone heard any news about Sharp coming up with a newer firmware.

Sorry, noticed much of the thread was about Pioneer but haven't seen any info on Sharp.

Your help is much appreciated.
post #37 of 239
I got mine home and although it took a little longer to load it plays fine. It even goes back to where you left off with this title. Cool beans.
post #38 of 239
Oops, sorry guys, may be I jumped ahead of myself.

After a hard reboot of the player, my Sharp BD-HP20U is able to play the AVATAR Blu-Ray without any problem. It just took a long time to get started though. Never seen it take this long to load a Blu-Ray disc before. Nonetheless, I am watching the beautiful movie with no issues.

FYI : I have the latest firmware (Version HU9071500) from Sharp loaded a month ago.

Thank you.
post #39 of 239
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Originally Posted by bigcoupe2003 View Post

I attempted downloading the firmware several times for the BDP-09FD euro version it never seems to work every time I put it in the player it says DATA DISC is there anyone who can help me solve this problem so I too can watch AVATAR I have attempted on my mac osx and also on a windows based computer.

You need to use software that will write an ISO file to a CD-R. I use Active ISO Burner but I don't know if a Mac version is available. Active ISO is a free download and there are other free downloads that will do the job if you don't have software to write ISO files already.

Chris
post #40 of 239
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Originally Posted by alonne View Post

And what happen with bdp-120 no firmware? I can't play fine avatar on bdp-120.

You can try to download the new firmware from Pio Japanese website.

Ver. BP9200300

http://pioneer.jp/support/dl_blusoft...e/bdp-120.html
post #41 of 239
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Originally Posted by irc163 View Post

You can try to download the new firmware from Pio Japanese website.

Ver. BP9200300

Thanks for the information. My player is Eu zone. I called Pioneer and they said they have made a query to Belgium to see when and how the model will be updated, because the Japanese firmware can not be used in our player.

NEWS: pioneer call me now. The next week the bdp 120 will have an update (29-30 or 3-4 May.)
post #42 of 239
Avatar plays perfectly on my PS3, but just the opposite in my Pioneer BDR-205 Blu-ray drive in my PC. It "wants" to play but the video skips quite a bit with tons of macroblocking. Not sure if anyone else had this experience with one of their PC Blu-ray drives made by Pioneer. This is the first title that I have had a problem with in any player. I wonder if a new firmware upgrade will be released soon for this drive.
post #43 of 239
If anyone is wondering, Avatar plays fine in my Oppo 83.
post #44 of 239
Avatar runs fantastic on my old Panasonic BD30...
post #45 of 239
how about Pioneer BDP-320?
post #46 of 239
Hello,
Femi, once you do the firmware upgrade listed on these pages, you will have no problems with playback. Disc works perfectly with 1.65 on by BDP-51's and BDP-05. There is a different one available for your BDP-320 that will address this Movie.
Cheers,
AD
post #47 of 239
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Originally Posted by Audiodork View Post

Hello,
Femi, once you do the firmware upgrade listed on these pages, you will have no problems with playback. Disc works perfectly with 1.65 on by BDP-51's and BDP-05. There is a different one available for your BDP-320 that will address this Movie.
Cheers,
AD

cool, thx audiodork
post #48 of 239
Tried Avatar in my old 'unstable' Samsung BDP1500 which still has the firmware it came with (2.1), about four or five revisions out of date.
It loaded and played fine (although the load time was longer than normal by a noticable margin), as has every disc I've ever put into it.
post #49 of 239
it took a while to load up on the oppo and ps3. that seems to be a bit normal.

Jacob
post #50 of 239
A-OK, JVC-BP1 just slow loading really like the resume where you left off, first time I've seen that on a Blu disk.
post #51 of 239
My Panny BD-601 with firmware 2.2 plays the disc fine ... but it also took an *enormous* amount of time loading. For about the first 45 seconds it just said "Reading Disc", then it briefly flashed the "blue screen warning" about checking for firmware updates; and then about a minute later finally got to the menu. After I selected play it was still another 20 seconds or so before it actually started the movie.

FWIW, I viewed the first half hour and it looked and sounded terrific!
post #52 of 239
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Originally Posted by dogdoctor View Post

I just wanted to know why the $4,500 Denon is so much better than the PS3.

Because it cost $4500.

Avatar plays fine on a Panasonic BD60.
post #53 of 239
It seems that with a couple of exceptions, it seems to be playing on most players............it just takes quite a while to load.
post #54 of 239
Need your help guys! Purchasing a Pioneer BDP 320 tonight...can someone tell me how to update to firmware v3.65 via the ethernet port? Need step by step instructions. Thanks!
post #55 of 239
I love Pioneer and all, but have they forgotten about their Blu-ray PC drive owners? Looks like they have firmware updates for a lot of blu-ray players, but not blu-ray PC drives. It could be TMT too. Maybe they need to issue a firmware update like Power DVD did.
post #56 of 239
Samsung BD-P1400 seems to have problems with timeline popping up for 3 seconds every 45-50 seconds, sometimes as often as 3 times within 30 seconds, accompanied by an audio hiccup. The movie itself plays fine but is nearly unwatchable due to extreme annoyance.

Such an incredibly immersive movie yet this manages to ruin that.
post #57 of 239
Avatar plays fine on my Samsung bdp-1600. Firmware ver. 2.05. No need to update to 2.08
post #58 of 239
Looks to me like Avatar should work on most players. Apparently, a few people with select Pioneer players didn't update their firmware and thus, the movie wouldn't play on them. This caused a big "Avatar doesn't play" riot. It's been confirmed that this movie plays fine on Samsung, Sony, Panny, and Oppo players without the need to update to the latest firmware. So..... Avatar should play fine on most players. Buy with confidence.
post #59 of 239
Here's a sample taken on my camera phone (apologies for quality) of the problem I mentioned above about timeline popping up. Happens @ 0:12 and 1:16.

post #60 of 239
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Originally Posted by thekeiser View Post

Here's a sample taken on my camera phone (apologies for quality) of the problem I mentioned above about timeline popping up. Happens @ 0:12 and 1:16.

This happens to me also with pioneer bdp-120. at the end of the movie is unbearable
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