I have been having the same problems as other users with some select new titles. Mainly Ruins and Baby Momma as of Tuesday. Neither will load gives a black screen and nothing else. I will give the FF hold a try, but I have little hope. Oddly 21 played just fine on my machine. It's kinda disapointing that samsung seems to be taking so long with firmware upgrades. In the beginning when I had a movie that would not play there normally was a firware available almost like they were actually testing all the new releases beforehand and knew a firmware update was needed. Perhaps because the machine becoming dated Samsung is not being very dililigent about having solutions for these playback problems addressed in a timely manner.
In the beginning of all this I was format neutral had an HD-DVD and a Blu-Ray and liked them both. I have to say I wish HD-DVD had won. I never had a disc that wouldn't boot, and probably watched a large percent that were released in that format. Toshibia actually sent me firmware upgrades via the mail whenever there was a new one (they even sent me one after they stopped making the units), or I could just download and burn, or via ethernet. It just seems really silly to me the money grubbin folks in the Screw-Ray association still don't have the format nailed down and we users are totally dependent on the vendor of our machines to be nice enough to keep up with all the changes. I'll tell ya none of the firmware updates have made any dramatic changes in the way, speed, or quality of the viewing experience. I think all the updates are just to keep up with the DRM changes so the studios can have their chance at our backsides too.
At this point I just don't know if I want to spend all those hard earned dollars on another player only to have it not supported because V2.0 is the rage. I guess if I do it will probably be a PS3, but seems silly to buy a vid machine so I can watch movies, but at least it's V2.0 upgradable.
Hate getting movies I can't watch, won't buy a blu-ray title until I've got it from netflix to be sure it will actually play in this stupid paperweight!!
Just my ranting two cents