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post #181 of 276
New firmware 1015 looks like it adds Media Hub ( new movies, classic, tv, 3D and more. $ ) Fox Now and Fios TV. Tried Fox Now I guess it has Adaptive HD (not sure correct name but same as Netflix HD) but it went HD but audio kept stuttering so gave up.

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post #182 of 276
Were giving up on it also. Its constantly buffering and stuttering inside the Plex app when the Plex server is on a gigabit network and this player has fantastic quality Cat6 cable attached. Hulu+ takes forever to load, and Netflix has some audio issues where some audio just drops out and in when ever it feels like it. Many shows get reported as not available until I pull the plug of the device and have it do a full reboot, than it works OK for a few hours tops. Not to mention every push of the remotes buttons takes a full second to respond on the screen. For us anyway this player is garbage.

I guess there isn't a descent BD player out there that has all these features we need. Time for a Roku 3 to take its place.
post #183 of 276
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Originally Posted by SkOrPn View Post

... Its constantly buffering and stuttering ...Hulu+ takes forever to load, and Netflix has some audio issues where some audio just drops out and in when ever it feels like it. Many shows get reported as not available until I pull the plug of the device and have it do a full reboot, than it works OK for a few hours tops. Not to mention every push of the remotes buttons takes a full second to respond on the screen...
Just bought mine yesterday, and updated to 1015 before using. Mine is quick and trouble-free, unlike the new Panasonic it replaced. I read somewhere earlier in this thread about clearing it's cache and re-setting everything before doing a firmware update. I wonder if clearing everything out of it's memory might help?
post #184 of 276
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Originally Posted by oatmeal769 View Post

Just bought mine yesterday, and updated to 1015 before using. Mine is quick and trouble-free, unlike the new Panasonic it replaced. I read somewhere earlier in this thread about clearing it's cache and re-setting everything before doing a firmware update. I wonder if clearing everything out of it's memory might help?
Yes, if you have any problems with yours give it a reset by holding down on the STOP button for about 8 seconds. It will go through a short process of resetting and then it will reboot. It will be like getting it from the store again, lol... I've reset ours half a dozen times already.
post #185 of 276
I figured out what it is I believe (at least in Netflix): On 5.1 I would get audio drop out however switching to stereo made it work just fine for the entire show.

Nothing seems to fix this...
post #186 of 276
Hi, hope this is a quick question. Looking at used FD-5900 without remote. I have a Samsung PN60E7000 TV and have a Samsung DVD player. Does anyone know if the remote from that TV should control most of the vital blu ray functions. Usually with ANYNET and prior samsung stuff it has been fine. Just wondering before I get it. Thanks so much!
post #187 of 276
My Samsung 60" Slim LED does work with the source buttons and a few others but as far as the rest goes no. I do run mine through HDMI into a receiver and then back out to the TV though.
post #188 of 276
Ok, thanks!
post #189 of 276

I just bought a BD-F5900 and did a search this morning for on-line info re the background "cricket" noise when playing discs.  I came upon your posts.  I am thinking about returning the player, but wonder if this is a problem that is just inherent to all of these players.  Did you find something with less noise?  Can you suggest an

Thanks,

 

Keith

post #190 of 276

Thought my prior post was going direct to a prior poster.  My question is about the annoying "crickets" sound when I play a disc.  I saw others complaining of same thing.  Seems like it would be pointless to return mine for another of the same.  I would like to find a player that did not have this noise.  Is this just a constant issue with all makes?  Appreciate any suggestions.  

post #191 of 276

Crickets are gone.  I took the Samsung back to BestBuy & swapped for a Sony S5100.  The background noise is almost nil.  Huge difference compared to the Samsung.  I was watching a movie on the Samsung taking place in Algeria, outdoor scene and I was thinking, "I didn't know that Algeria had a lot of crickets."  Then the scene changed to indoors and I realized that it wasn't crickets.  I was replacing a Sony that stopped reading discs and just gave a "No Disc" message.  Had it for 4 years. Wanted to try something different, but there is no way I could have gotten used to the Samsung.

post #192 of 276
Thankfully ours is whisper quiet, but we rarely ever actually use the disks on it.
post #193 of 276
Some additional observations to my previous post http://www.avsforum.com/t/1463952/samsung-bd-f5900-owners-thread/150#post_24188306

  • Firmwares 1014 and below had a problem with Amazon Instant Video: when the user attempts to start Amazon Instant Video app for the very first time (after turning the player on), the player would do nothing for about 10-15 seconds and then display a message box that said "Not Available". When the user made the second attempt to start Amazon Instant Video it would start normally.

    I reported this issue to Samsung several times, and it looks like they sorta pseudo-fixed it in 1015 firmware: the first attempt to start Amazon Instant Video (after turning the player on) is still ignored by the player, but there's no "Not Available" message anymore. The player just ignores the command. The second attempt works.

    In other words, they simply swept this problem under the carpet: the bug is still there, it is just hidden better now. An unaware user will just assume that the remote "misfired" or something like that and press the button again smile.gif

  • The player refuses to play some AVI files, complaining that video codec MPEG-4 is not supported. This does not make any sense at all, since MPEG-4 is obviously supposed to be supported by this player.

  • LPCM 5.1 audio doesn't work. The player does not complain about unsupported audio codec (as BD-C5500 did for LPCM 2.0 audio), but the audio is garbled. Interestingly enough, switching sound output modes has absolutely no effect on this problem. It probably simply passes it through regardless of the sound output settings, i.e. the garbled output is produced by the TV.

  • If the user browses DLNA content in 'Folder' mode, goes several levels down into the folder structure and then uses 'Options' menu to switch to 'Titles' mode, the player gets stuck and then displays an error message saying that "MEDIA PLAY application encountered a problem" and that the browser "will be return" (sic!) to the main screen. In reality, nothing "will be return" to the main screen. Instead, the player displays this error message again, again and again indefinitely. The only way to get out of this cycle is to turn the player off and then on again. After that, the DLNA browser will indeed properly work in 'Titles' mode.

    This appears to be a bug that triggers itself when user attempts to enter 'Titles' mode while being several levels down the folders hierarchy.

Edited by AndreyT - 2/6/14 at 6:27pm
post #194 of 276
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Originally Posted by SkOrPn View Post

The wdtv is better as a dlna player as in it never seems to hiccup unless someone else is moving files around or transferring something.

The funny thing is I decided to get myself a WD TV Live to use as primary DLNA player - to compensate for LPCM audio issues F5900 seemed to be having. My initial impression was that WD was indeed better at handling various formats directly. And it did play the videos my F5900 couldn't handle correctly.

But then I tried playing some Olympic downloads in .ts format. WD TV Live with latest firmware has a serious and obvious problem playing those .ts videos, demonstrated in this capture taken directly from my TV screen

The picture constantly "jerks" to the left about 95 times per minute. Amusingly, F5900 plays these .ts videos just perfectly.
post #195 of 276
I was initially upset with the wdtv after discovering it doesn't work very well with the Plex server. But after connecting it to my user account on the server (DLNA) it plays all our DVD and BD rips perfectly. However, I would now prefer the Plex UI on the Roku over the DLNA file listing of the wdtv. I originally got the wdtv earlier in 2013 as a local player in my bedroom but now it is in the living room being used by other family members for Netflix plex and Hulu.

Seems to run great but I'm going to trade it in for a Roku 3 I think.

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post #196 of 276
Just bought the Samsung BD-F5900. Having a small issue that I'd like to get some suggestions on.

I bought this with a 60" 7100 series TV that is coming next week. Im watching normal dvd's currently (Breaking Bad seasons 2/3).

There seems to be a small video/audio cutout 3-4 times per episode (and this is in addition to the normal commercial gaps that tv series on dvd have)

I dont know if the dvd's skip for a second (these are brand new dvds, never been watched before) or if it is a small cutout.

No issue with watching the DVD on our older dvd player.

Currently, the 5900 is using hdmi to go through a hdmi switch as my old tv only has 1 hdmi input. And there is optical ouput from tv to soundbar.

I havnt tried bluray or 3d yet. No other issues with streaming data (it does better than i though it would with wifi coming from basement)

Should i just exchange it next time I am at best buy or is there anything else i can try?
Thanks

edit, one other note. The DVD player can be fine at times, but as soon as I use FF or rewind, the cutout seems to start happening.
Edited by hoots711 - 2/14/14 at 6:56am
post #197 of 276
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Originally Posted by hoots711 View Post

Just bought the Samsung BD-F5900. Having a small issue that I'd like to get some suggestions on.

I bought this with a 60" 7100 series TV that is coming next week. Im watching normal dvd's currently (Breaking Bad seasons 2/3).

There seems to be a small video/audio cutout 3-4 times per episode (and this is in addition to the normal commercial gaps that tv series on dvd have)

I dont know if the dvd's skip for a second (these are brand new dvds, never been watched before) or if it is a small cutout.

No issue with watching the DVD on our older dvd player.

Currently, the 5900 is using hdmi to go through a hdmi switch as my old tv only has 1 hdmi input. And there is optical ouput from tv to soundbar.

I havnt tried bluray or 3d yet. No other issues with streaming data (it does better than i though it would with wifi coming from basement)

Should i just exchange it next time I am at best buy or is there anything else i can try?
Thanks

edit, one other note. The DVD player can be fine at times, but as soon as I use FF or rewind, the cutout seems to start happening.

I've been having that same problem. Every few minutes there'll be about a 1/8 second hiccup, brief but enough to distract. My hookup is slightly different from yours as I have the optical out going directly into the soundbar.

By any chance is your soundbar the Sonos Playbar? There's been some discussion on the Sonos forum about this same issue. If it's not, that would seem to suggest the problem is with the F5900.
post #198 of 276
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Originally Posted by Phlegm Hankie View Post

I've been having that same problem. Every few minutes there'll be about a 1/8 second hiccup, brief but enough to distract. My hookup is slightly different from yours as I have the optical out going directly into the soundbar.

By any chance is your soundbar the Sonos Playbar? There's been some discussion on the Sonos forum about this same issue. If it's not, that would seem to suggest the problem is with the F5900.

Mine is a little more than a "hiccup". Screen goes black and no sound for about a second. Im having both video and audio cut out. It is oddly similar to the commercial break cutout in tv series on dvd (i.e. breaking bad), but can confirm these cut outs are in addition to the normal breaks as i cant reproduce them on old dvd player.

I have the SB1 from Klipsch with wireless sub. I doubt this would be an sound bar issue due to the video cutout as well.

I was thinking it could be a bad hdmi, or my hdmi hub. Thats why i wanted to see if others had any issues.

Tonight i will try bluray as well as direct hdmi to tv (with same and different hdmi cable. Ill also unpluf the optical to take the sound bar out of the equation.

My gut tells me this is the player though... Played pandora for hours with ZERO stream, buffering or cut/out issues.
post #199 of 276
Does anyone know about the "Downmixing Mode" in the Audio section of Setup?
It seems to say that one option "downmixes" the audio signal to stereo, and the other "downmixes" it to "surround compatible."
I'm guessing that this may only affect the optical output?
My issue is that I don't want the player to "downmix" anything - just send the original data from the disc via bitstream through HDMI to my receiver. I want only my receiver to convert and process the digital signal. Which setting shall I use?
post #200 of 276
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Originally Posted by oatmeal769 View Post

Does anyone know about the "Downmixing Mode" in the Audio section of Setup?
It seems to say that one option "downmixes" the audio signal to stereo, and the other "downmixes" it to "surround compatible."
I'm guessing that this may only affect the optical output?
My issue is that I don't want the player to "downmix" anything - just send the original data from the disc via bitstream through HDMI to my receiver. I want only my receiver to convert and process the digital signal. Which setting shall I use?

HDMI Pass-through mode?

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post #201 of 276
There's a chart on page 62, but it doesn't seem to shed light either. it seems to say that PCM gives "up to PCM 7.1 ch." and that "Bitstream (unprocessed)" duplicates what's on the disc... or something.
Clear as mud.
post #202 of 276
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Originally Posted by oatmeal769 View Post

There's a chart on page 62, but it doesn't seem to shed light either. it seems to say that PCM gives "up to PCM 7.1 ch." and that "Bitstream (unprocessed)" duplicates what's on the disc... or something.
Clear as mud.

I find page 62 to be very easy to understand, along with page 21. You want "Bitstream (Unprocessed)" while using the HDMI cable connected to the AV Receiver. Is there a setting for that in your audio menus? I can not check right now.
post #203 of 276
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Originally Posted by SkOrPn View Post

New Firmware version 1014.1 was just released. No idea what has been changed or why.

Anyone else getting audio cutout within Netflix on the TV show Family Guy? My brother is getting constant audio drop outs on almost every episode and I just spent hours trying to figure out why and I cant seem to figure it out. He noticed it when he started Season 11 ep 1, but I confirmed its happening on every episode of that show. I tried multiple cables, multiple formats, even tried passing audio via hdmi to the tv and then using the optical (and analog outs) TV audio out to the receiver, and it still drops audio randomly no matter how I send the audio or what speaker system I use TV or Receiver. However, when I change to a different show it is working just fine. But when I playback the same exact episodes onto my Windows 8.1 computer audio is just fine. I can't seem to find any reports of audio drop outs on this player, so I am at a loss. Its like the BD-F5900 does not like that particular TV show (and I do not blame it, I can't stand it myself)

Any ideas? Can someone confirm that this player can not play back audio properly on that show please?

You are not the only one. I have the same problem watching "Archer" on a F6500, and this guy http://www.avsforum.com/t/1467138/official-samsung-un-f6300-series-led-tv-owners-thread/960#post_24122542 has the same problem on "Family Guy" and "Archer" using a Samsung TV. I'm going to try FG just to verify, but my guess is I'll have the dropouts there too.
post #204 of 276
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Originally Posted by SkOrPn View Post

I find page 62 to be very easy to understand, along with page 21. You want "Bitstream (Unprocessed)" while using the HDMI cable connected to the AV Receiver. Is there a setting for that in your audio menus? I can not check right now.
I think you're probably right, and it may be that English isn't the primary language for the writers. The menu says:

Downmixing Mode -
"Lets you select the multi-channel downmix method that
is compatible with your stereo system. You can choose
to have the player downmix to normal stereo or to
surround compatible stereo."

This seems to say that you get two choices - Downmix to stereo, OR downmix to surround compatible.
There doesn't seem to be a setting for "Leave it alone, and send the unprocessed data straight to my receiver."
post #205 of 276
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Originally Posted by hoots711 View Post

Just bought the Samsung BD-F5900. Having a small issue that I'd like to get some suggestions on.

I bought this with a 60" 7100 series TV that is coming next week. Im watching normal dvd's currently (Breaking Bad seasons 2/3).

There seems to be a small video/audio cutout 3-4 times per episode (and this is in addition to the normal commercial gaps that tv series on dvd have)

I dont know if the dvd's skip for a second (these are brand new dvds, never been watched before) or if it is a small cutout.

No issue with watching the DVD on our older dvd player.

Currently, the 5900 is using hdmi to go through a hdmi switch as my old tv only has 1 hdmi input. And there is optical ouput from tv to soundbar.

I havnt tried bluray or 3d yet. No other issues with streaming data (it does better than i though it would with wifi coming from basement)

Should i just exchange it next time I am at best buy or is there anything else i can try?
Thanks

edit, one other note. The DVD player can be fine at times, but as soon as I use FF or rewind, the cutout seems to start happening.

update. I believe this issue has been isolated to the hdmi switch. I have run cable boxes, other bluray players, xbox 360, ps3, etc through this switch with no problem but this player doesnt like it.

Removing the switch from the loop seems to have resolved the problem. No biggie as new tv is coming in 2 days (and this one actually has more than one hdmi input!)

Maybe this will help if anyone else is having similar problems with similar setup... It was a Mono price switch, i could get exact info if any needs it. Like i said, havnt had any other issues with it though. Perhaps this being a 3d player could be why? I dunno...
post #206 of 276

Can someone please let me know if we have found a region free DvD hack to make the  Samsung Blu ray player DVD region free? It was a Samsung BD F6500 . (Bd F5900)

 

 

If this is the wrong forum I apologize but I thought it was specifically for this BLURAY/ DVD Player. 

 

thanks

post #207 of 276
Is there a post here that has the recommended settings for this player? I just got it, and wonder about things like Movie Frames, HDMI Color Format, HDMI Deep Color, Digital Output, PCM or Bit Stream, etc.

Had a PS3 before and I had that all set up as desired.

Now I got this new player and don't know what choices to make.

Thanks
post #208 of 276

Can we rename this thread to F5900 Owners Thread (& All The Software Issues)

 

:eek:

 

Still no 5.1 on Netflix, drops out. 

post #209 of 276
Hey.. I just bought a bd f5900 and I'm having a little issue.. Well more then little its.. huge.. The br player.. Wont play my blu ray movies!!!! It says something like "cannot read disc please check the manual for disc formats supported".. And im like.. Wtf, the first time i tried and play a movie it played flawlessly.. Super quick and super beautiful.. The next time i try and play some othwr movie it just won't read it.. Then i tried with the first movie i actually watched and it won't work either.. I really need some help on this guys I've tried reseting the player over and over and over again and nothing.. Oh.. And i live in Venezuela and i bought it in Miami so theres no chance for a return.. And also.. I really don't know what's going on
post #210 of 276
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