Originally Posted by ultimato
So I was truly baffled and started playing around with settings and finally, after I lowered the resolution from 1080p to 780p, they all played. I also turned off BD Live because I heard that could cause certain discs not to play.
Out of curiosity I then tried to lower the resolution on the outgoing LG and sure enough, four out of the five discs now played. The only one that didn't was the animated film The Illusionist, which I had from Netflix.
Can someone explain this to me? Why won't my discs play at the highest resolution? It seems that the whole point of going to Blu-Ray is to be able to get the best quality possible. Is there something else I can try? The TV, by the way, is a three-year-old Samsung LCD. I don't have the model number handy but I don't know why that would make any difference.
Would replacing my HDMI cables make any difference?
On the Samsung, try changing the setting to AUTO, instead of 720p or 1080p.
Do the same for the HDMI setting as well, since you don't have a 3D set. That should let the player output the resolution, depending on the source. It might also help to make sure you have the latest firmware update.
Which brings ME to a question. Current update is 001002, but the player is asking me if I want to upgrade to 001004. Since everything works great at 001002, I'm a bit hesitant to change it to something that can't be undone. Does anyone know what the 001004 update actually does? (There's no info on the Samsung website.)