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post #1441 of 1912
I think it depends on what day of the week your player was built. I have had very few issues with mine and eversince firmware 1.3 have had no problems. Just loaded 1.4 last week.
post #1442 of 1912
Had trouble playing Day After Tomorrow. I thought it was the player and firmware. But I ordered a second disc from Netflix and it played! with out upgrading the software to 1.4 yet.

This is the 3rd Blu Ray disc from Netflix that was unplayable. I always assumed Blu Ray discs were tougher and hardier the HD DVD discs. I came to Blu Ray after it was obvious who would prevail. BUT I'll say this: I never had an issue with HD DVD discs, except for making sure they were clean and washing them in a cleaning unit I bought, just in case. Well, the cleaner didn't work for Blu Ray,

I was much happier when I was in the Red camp, rather than Purple. I never had to order a replacement HD DVD disc from Netflix. Apparently all the hype about Blu Ray discs being easier to handle and play is really overblown.
post #1443 of 1912
ahro,

It sounds like you got updated to 1.3. That's good, since my dealer sent my update disc along for a "pass-around" of other player owners.

You might try a drive-cleaning disc to do the inside of your player, since some build-up there could be contributing to your problems.

I must be lucky, because the updated player handles every disc I throw in (so far) without trouble. I'll keep my fingers crossed for those who are suffering these annoyances.

Lee
post #1444 of 1912
RBFC - I think I'm getting some bad discs from netflix. I'm going to reorder POTC3, and if the 2nd disc works, I think the problem is overused discs from Netflix combined with a finicky machine. I'm going to update to 1.4 today or tomorrow, and see if that does anything.
post #1445 of 1912
I gave up on renting SD-DVD a long time ago from the B&M Rental stores for the same sorts of issues. But I never tried netflix.
post #1446 of 1912
Just read the above posts and thought it might be helpful to have an additional reference. I just measured the loading times for "Sunshine" and "Die Hard" on both my players. Since there are differences in the HDMI data path and the displays, there can be time differences due to handshake delays -- particularly player 'A' with a receiver in the middle and a DVI-D display interface. However, those delays, if they occur, only add a number of seconds. Player 'B' feeds an HDMI display with an HDMI switch in the middle.

The 'First' measurement starts from pressing door close on the remote, and ends with the appearance of the rotating white dots. The 'Second' measurement starts with the end of the first, and ends with the appearance of the first on screen warning message.

"Sunshine"

Player A: First -- 56sec, Second -- 51sec, Total = 1min 47sec
Player B: First -- 57sec, Second -- 49sec, Total = 1min 46sec

"Die Hard"

Player A: First -- 52sec (incl. delay), Second -- 62sec (incl. delay), Total = 1min 54 sec
Player B: First -- 47sec, Second -- 49sec, Total = 1min 36sec

These measurements were with revision 1.4:

PSD: 80110.1
DMN: 060929.1 REGION: 0A/01
LDR: M29F/FRONT:21
post #1447 of 1912
I have had more sd disc's from netflix not play than I have blu-ray.
post #1448 of 1912
I was curious as to what audio settings I should be using to my receiver? Is there much of a difference between PCM and Bitstream?

Also, does updating the firmware take a while? It's been at least 10 minutes to update.

Are there still a lot of problems with discs playing? is it just standard def? If so I guess I should keep another player available for those discs. Are there problems with BD dics also?

Has been working on update for an hour, screen says Sub F/W Update. Now processing

I'm leaving it on overnight to see what happens.
post #1449 of 1912
Hi All,

I just picked up an open box BDP-1000 from Best Buy for a hundred bucks. With 29 days left to go on my decision, is this player worth keeping? Should I hold out for a newer model? (This is not my first player as I also have a PS3.)

Thanks for any advice you can offer.
post #1450 of 1912
Anyone having any handshake issues with the BD? I have a Sammy AVR-720 Receiver (part of the Sammy HTIB AT-720S) and a lot of times when I start up my P1000 I get only a blank screen. Anyone have solutions?
post #1451 of 1912
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Originally Posted by hdross View Post

I just picked up an open box BDP-1000 from Best Buy for a hundred bucks.

That's a great deal. Yes, I would keep it.
post #1452 of 1912
Just curious if anyone has had problems with this title. I've updated to Ver 1.4 firmware (this generally solved any issue with a disc). My wife and I both received a copy from netflix, and neither of them would play. We've sent them back as unplayable and I'll see if another copy has the same problem, this would be three differenct copies of the disc. Wondering if the production of this title or a lot thereof is just garbage. It did look like the coating was bad on both discs, looked like a bunch of little air bubbles, like when you put a sticker on and get air trapped under thought it, strange to get two disc's with this same flaw. Alternatively, Samsung did not address this title with their latest firmware update. Just wanted to get an idea if anyone else has tried this title on this model.
post #1453 of 1912
I have the Philips BDP9000, but I always use the Samsung firmware, so I guess it's kind of the same player. I haven't had any problems other than the slow load time on fox titles. I perform updates everytime one is available, and that keeps it happy. As far at Netflix goes, the last disc I got from them was Unforgiven, and the disc was cracked, so of course it wouldn't play...but don't get me started on Netflix, that's another thread
post #1454 of 1912
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Originally Posted by omykiss001 View Post

Just curious if anyone has had problems with this title. I've updated to Ver 1.4 firmware (this generally solved any issue with a disc). My wife and I both received a copy from netflix, and neither of them would play. We've sent them back as unplayable and I'll see if another copy has the same problem, this would be three differenct copies of the disc. Wondering if the production of this title or a lot thereof is just garbage. It did look like the coating was bad on both discs, looked like a bunch of little air bubbles, like when you put a sticker on and get air trapped under thought it, strange to get two disc's with this same flaw. Alternatively, Samsung did not address this title with their latest firmware update. Just wanted to get an idea if anyone else has tried this title on this model.

I had no problem at all with the copy I received from Blockbuster Online. I think I was using 1.3 at the time though.
post #1455 of 1912
Finally got POTC3 to work w/my player and 1.4. It was a bad disc from Nextflix. Had to buy a copy to get it to work, but the player wa still finicky. Had to load Wall Street and then load POT3. Only then did POTC3 work. Frustrating.
post #1456 of 1912
I must have real bad luck with Blockbuster BD Discs, I rented 3:10 to Yuma and 300 and neither disc play, this is after installing 1.4 firmware
post #1457 of 1912
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gagnon View Post

I must have real bad luck with Blockbuster BD Discs, I rented 3:10 to Yuma and 300 and neither disc play, this is after installing 1.4 firmware

+1
post #1458 of 1912
Just finished watching 3:10 to Yuma, and it played fine with my 1.4 firmware. Must be the discs, or your individual players.

Lee
post #1459 of 1912
BB sent me another 3:10 to Yuma and it does not play, about to hook up the PS3 and see if that works.
post #1460 of 1912
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gagnon View Post

BB sent me another 3:10 to Yuma and it does not play, about to hook up the PS3 and see if that works.

I just rented (exchanged to get) 3:10 to Yuma from a Blockbuster store. It hangs up on loading. I have the lastest firmware
post #1461 of 1912
I just talked to Samsung customer support. She said they were aware of problem with 3:10 to Yuma, and are in the final stages of a new firmware release that fixes it. She could not give me a firm date for the release.
post #1462 of 1912
I sware I watched 3:10 to Yuma... Maybe I dreamed it. I will review and post back.
post #1463 of 1912
3:10 To Yuma played fine on my BD-P1000. I'm not sure the problems are just a firmware problem, since my player is just like everyone else's. I sure hope that Samsung issues something that helps you guys, though.

Lee
post #1464 of 1912
I'm outta here.

Free: one BD-P1000 player to anyone who will pay shipping.

It plays DVDs really good and the occasional Blu-Ray.

Yesterday I went into some of the final days of the COMPUSA going out of business sale and there was a Sharp Aquos waiting for me at 40% discount. I simply plugged it into my system and---no problem.

So, other than my basement, any takers?
post #1465 of 1912
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unclejeff View Post

I'm outta here.

Free: one BD-P1000 player to anyone who will pay shipping.

It plays DVDs really good and the occasional Blu-Ray.

Yesterday I went into some of the final days of the COMPUSA going out of business sale and there was a Sharp Aquos waiting for me at 40% discount. I simply plugged it into my system and---no problem.

So, other than my basement, any takers?

How old is the player and are you the original owner (have a receipt?)
post #1466 of 1912
I have a friend that owns a Sammy 1000 model, but has never updated the firmware. I have ordered the most recent firmward update (1.4 I believe) and will be installing it for her as well.

Here's my questions: How do you update the firmware? I have a Panasonic player, and with that all you do is put the disc in the player and it automatically updates on it's own, then the disc ejects once completed. Does the Samsung work this way too? Also, how do you check to see if the firmware successfully updated?

Thanks for your help.
post #1467 of 1912
Quote:
Originally Posted by sroberts1220 View Post

I have a friend that owns a Sammy 1000 model, but has never updated the firmware. I have ordered the most recent firmward update (1.4 I believe) and will be installing it for her as well.

Here's my questions: How do you update the firmware? I have a Panasonic player, and with that all you do is put the disc in the player and it automatically updates on it's own, then the disc ejects once completed. Does the Samsung work this way too? Also, how do you check to see if the firmware successfully updated?

Thanks for your help.

You place the disc into the player, and it will ask you if you wish to update the firmware. If you choose "Yes", it completes the update automatically.

Lee
post #1468 of 1912
Quote:
Originally Posted by RBFC View Post

You place the disc into the player, and it will ask you if you wish to update the firmware. If you choose "Yes", it completes the update automatically.

Lee

Is there a way that you can check the player's firmware after you have installed it?
post #1469 of 1912
Quote:
Originally Posted by sroberts1220 View Post

Is there a way that you can check the player's firmware after you have installed it?

Open the drawer and then hold down 'info' on the remote. After a several second delay, the revision info will display on the TV.
post #1470 of 1912
I am getting a few responses to my givaway.

I bought the player used, over the internet. It does have firmware 1.4 installed. I am just really tired wondering if the next rented netflix disc will play.

I could just have be having a run of bad luck with rented BD discs, although the last one this player would not play worked just fine in my new Sharp player.
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