I was a happy owner of a BD-F5900 until earlier this evening. I'm pissed, now. I bought the unit in September after I closed escrow on my new house, along with my Onkyo AVR. I didn't have it set-up until mid-October (the player and the TV, haven't received my speakers yet for the AVR).
It just died out of nowhere and, of course, I can't get a hold of Samsung tech support. I doubt the retailer would take it back, since I got rid of the box (this is the first time I've ever had a piece of equipment just croak on me, I still have the Betamax my parents bought when I was like 3).
No, it's not a firmware update, I updated it when I took it out of the box and I checked their website, it had the last update (released August 5th, updated when I un-boxed it in October). I've only been using it for three, maybe four weeks, light usage since I haven't even fully set-up my HT system, yet. As in, using it to watch netflix maybe three/four nights a week.
I am starting to wonder if maybe upgrading my router to the Netgear Nighthawk and running it off of the 5GHZ channel had something to do with it? That was the only thing I know that has changed.
Either way, it smells like burnt Ozone/electrical fire, kaputz, done, gone, $120 flushed down the toilet. Funny, because other Samsung equipment I have seems solid (Galaxy series phone/tablet/phablets), so I was confident in my purchase. Hopefully they'll send me another unit and it'll just turn out to be I got a lemon as a matter of luck and that other users here will have long and lasting relationships with their BD players. Mine left me out in the cold without any Netflix or Man of Steel to watch. :(