or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Blu-ray & HD DVD › Blu-ray Players › SAMSUNG Firmware 1.0 here!!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

SAMSUNG Firmware 1.0 here!!!! - Page 3

post #61 of 186
Guys, if you are having trouble doing this just follow the directions you got from Samsung and to burn the file see the link from post #7. I did it and I never even used my CD/DVD burner in my new laptop before. Make sure the .ISO file you end up with after uncompressing the .RAR file is 52meg or there abouts. Then just follow the directions from post #7. If you don't have that 52meg ISO file to burn to the disk you don't have what you need for the firmware upgrade. BTW....mine works great. No more hour glass and no more DTS stutter. It seems to load a little faster and I thought it might be just a hair sharper and I don't have any idea why since the DNR chip won't be fixed until later. Good luck and keep trying.
post #62 of 186
Yep, my upgrade went fine and only took 10 minutes. DTS stutter is gone and there is definitely load time improvement. I'm a happy camper!
post #63 of 186
For those having problems opening the instruction PDF here is a transcript of it:

Software Update Procedure for BD-P1000
INTRODUCTION:

This manual describes the S/W update procedure for BD-P1000. Please follow the below procedure. If you have any problems during S/W updating, please contact the Samsung Service Call Center.

HOW TO MAKE AN UPDATE CD

Burn the downloaded file onto a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc, following the below procedures:

1) Download the software update file from the Samsung internet site
2) If the update file is compressed (*.zip/rar), the file should be uncompressed before burning.
3) You must burn the update file on a blank CD-R/W disc by using the "Burn image" option. (Ref. "Recorder" menu>"Burn Image" if you're using Nero Burning ROM)
4) Burn the image file of the software update file (*.iso)

NOTICE:

> Recommended CD burning program
- Nero Burning ROM
> Burning options (if using Nero)
- "Recorder" menu>"Burn Image">select an uncompressed image file of the software update file (*.iso)
- Please check "Finalize CD (No further writing possible)"
- Please refer to your own CD burning program manual if you want to use any other CD burning program for burning the ISO image file.
> Make sure the downloaded software is eligible for your BD-P1000 (e.g. CD image file name: XXXXXX_XX_BDP1000XAA.iso)
> The software update will not be executed if using an update CD which is not made with the above procedures.

UPDATE PROCEDURE:

WARNING
IMPORTANT:
Please read the below notice before updating your unit.

The following events may interrupt the update process and MAY RESULT IN PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE UNIT WHILE UPDATING.

a) Unplugging the power cord
b) Power Outage
c) Dirt or scratches on the disc
d) Opening the disc tray during processing.

PROCEDURE

1) Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray
2) Insert the update CD with the software update, label facing up
3) Press OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray.
- View the monitor and after checking the old and new version numbers select "Yes" or "No" with "<" or ">" on the remote control. If you select "No", the BD-P1000 will be powered off after ejecting the tray.
* The version is indicated by "YYMMDD xx"
* If you don't see the message above, try another disc. Generally this is caused by disc quality or a disc creating problem.
4) Press the ENTER button on the remote control
- You will see "CD-UP" on the FLT display
- TV screen displays "Main F/W Update, now processing, please do not turn off the power.
5) It takes about 14-15 minutes to complete the update. The message "Main F/W has been updated successfully." will be displayed on the screen after the update is complete and the tray will open automatically. Do not turn the unit off, it will shutdown automatically.

* If the "Main F/W has been updated successfully" message does not appear on the screen after 16 minutes and the unit is no longer functioning properly, contact a Samsung Authorized Service Center.

6) After removing the update disc (make sure the unit has powered off automatically), turn on the unit with the Power button. The display will show the Menu Languages within a few seconds. Select the language you want with a corresponding number button.
The flash update is now completed.
post #64 of 186
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by txfilmguy View Post

Standard DVD up-conversion greatly improved. Previously I steered away from using the Samsung to play standard DVDs, using instead my Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD player for its excellent up-conversion capapbilities. The Samsung is now in the same ballpark! The once fuzzy clumsy up-conversion process has been bumped up to a respectable quality. I have not yet done a side-by-side comparrison, but suffice to say I no longer see the need to avoid this player to up-convert my SD DVDs now.

Can anybody else confirm this ^^^^?
post #65 of 186
Thank You sqlb I got it to work with imgburn.
post #66 of 186
For those of you with Blu-Ray burners.....

The firmware update fixes the playback of "BDAV" BD-R/BD-RE discs burned in Blu-Ray Burners.

I bought the Sony Blu-Ray PC Burner back in August and started burning my high-def footage from my Sony HDV camcorder onto blu-ray discs only to find out that the Samsung player couldn't play BDAV format discs.

BDAV is the format for home movies on blu-ray discs vs. BDMV (Movie) format. Basically the folder structure on the disc is different and the Samsung player couldn't handle it. No more.... they now play back!

Now we just need more sophisticated blu-ray authoring software that will allow for menu's and other neat effects -- and eventually I'm sure we'll see it. For now -- BDAV discs don't have menus, the footage just starts to play back automatically when the disc is inserted. You can skip forward and backward between clips, but thats about it.

A good start at least!

Regards,
Aaron
post #67 of 186
Thread Starter 
Anybody seeing better PQ with this? I just watched a bit of Stargate(still cant see why most dont think this looks great) and 8 below... I really think it looks a tad sharper with this fix. Although I cant be sure by memory alone.
post #68 of 186
Quote:


I really think it looks a tad sharper with this fix.

I think so as well...if only just a hair.
post #69 of 186
Yes. The PQ has improved slightly. I don't know if its the black levels that have improved that makes the picture look a litle bit sharper..
post #70 of 186
I must say I am VERY impressed with this update. The startup is much, much faster. I wish the Toshiba were this fast.

The resume feature works great, I wasn't even aware that the Samsung had this. Started up the player today where I turned it off last night and within seconds it was playing exactly where I left off on Fifth Element.

Also, Fifth Element seems much sharper (with the exception of some really bad shots), but I'm sure this has to be just my mind playing tricks on me...
post #71 of 186
Thread Starter 
Ok... several people are reporting improved PQ both on BD and DVD playback. What connection are you guys using???? Im using HDMI.
I wonder if the DNR chip was turned off after all or maybe some other kind of tweaking was done that improved PQ????????
post #72 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by shamus1099 View Post

Ok... several people are reporting improved PQ both on BD and DVD playback. What connection are you guys using???? Im using HDMI.
I wonder if the DNR chip was turned off after all or maybe some other kind of tweaking was done that improved PQ????????


I'm running component through Kim's superb transcoder to my NEC 6PG+ that was calibrated and set up by NEC guru Doug Baisey on a 106" screen.

I need to do more viewing before I say the picture is really better though. I'll check the one film that really seemed excessively soft on my Samsung, T2.
post #73 of 186
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert Clark View Post

I'm running component through Kim's superb transcoder to my NEC 6PG+ that was calibrated and set up by NEC guru Doug Baisey on a 106" screen.

I need to do more viewing before I say the picture is really better though. I'll check the one film that really seemed excessively soft on my Samsung, T2.

Yes please do... Its tough to confirm a small improvement by memory alone...
post #74 of 186
HDMI to a Sanyo Z4 here.
post #75 of 186
The NR filter hasn't been turn off. Therefore, the image is still soft. What I notice is a very slight improvement in sharpness and contrast.
I am using HDMI connected to a Marantz SR9600, and from the receiver to the TV with an HDMI to DVI cable. TV is a Mitsubishi 65813 CRT RPTV.
post #76 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by txfilmguy View Post

http://forums.highdefdigest.com/show...?p=471#post471

4) Standard DVD up-conversion greatly improved. Previously I steered away from using the Samsung to play standard DVDs, using instead my Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD player for its excellent up-conversion capapbilities. [...]

5) The player is now a fully Region A coded player... can't play my Fox region B discs anymore (i have some check discs for testing and review). I'm getting a screenshot similar to the one of RCE protected DVD's...

Paolo
post #77 of 186
For me it fixed a problem where I had the Sammy hooked up to a Dell LCD via HDMI-DVI cable and before it would give the inital splash screen, then lose sync. Now it works without a problem, so if anyone was having HDMI problems, this may help you.
post #78 of 186
Thread Starter 
This is turning out to be a hefty firmware... I just noticed since the firmware resets everything, I havent had to engage the parental control. So basically if you have no need for parental control, just leave it alone.
post #79 of 186
I'm using an HDMI to DVI converter cable to my Sharp DLP projector.
post #80 of 186
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by txfilmguy View Post

I'm using an HDMI to DVI converter cable to my Sharp DLP projector.

I see you noticed an improvement for DVD's... What about BD?
post #81 of 186
Another nail in the coffin for HD DVD.
post #82 of 186
Thread Starter 
I called Samsung again today in an attempt to find out exactly what this firmware fixes.... The guy I talked to was not sure. I was placed on hold a couple times and when he came back he suggested this could be the firmware that was suppose to be due by the end of this month, which would mean it has the DNR chip turned off. I must caution that he made it very clear that he wasn't sure. Take this for what its worth....
post #83 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by shamus1099 View Post

I see you noticed an improvement for DVD's... What about BD?

Hard to say... I'm projecting at 720p, and I was not watching the discs just before I updated, so I would just be comparing to the picture as best as I could remember. I have no complaints about the picture quality at any rate. Corpse Bride is as sharp as anything I've seen projected.
post #84 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by dneily View Post

I just completed the update process, tried all of the menu options and tested a SD-DVD with DTS and DD 5.1.

The update took a total of 11-1/2 minutes.

Here is the sequence and the messages displayed:

1. Powered up the Samsung and ejected the empty tray.

2. Inserted the CD-ROM with the burned ISO image.

3. On-screen message #1: "Verifying System F/W"
Front panel message: "No DISC"

4. On-screen message #2: "Do you want to update System F/W?
PSD: 60605.1 --> 61011.1
DMN: 60526.1 --> 60929.1
LDR: 529F"

"Yes" and "No" radio buttons with Yes outlined in yellow.

5. I used remote to select "Yes"

6. On-screen message #3: "Main F/W Update Now Processing. Please do not turn off the power."
Front panel message: "CD-UP"

7. On-screen message #4: "Sub F/W Update Now Processing. Please do not turn off the power."
Front panel message: "CD-UP"

8. After 11-1/2 minutes, the disc automatically ejected and the power automatically turned off.

***************

These are the changes I've noted so far. Note that I have not played a BD yet.

1. Test tones work properly now (but only for PCM; they don't work at all for Bitstream).

2. I get DD 5.1, DTS, and PCM output.


I have no doubt that DNeily can indeed do the above in 11-1/2 minutes.
I also have no doubt it would take me more like 11-1/2 days and the blankin' thing probably still wouldn't work.
So I'm waiting for the whole HD-DVD issue to settle down, and when I see one ready to go at Sams' Club for about $200 that everybody admits will work without requiring a doctorate in Computer Science, I will buy one.

Nat Hill IV
post #85 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by shamus1099 View Post

I called Samsung again today in an attempt to find out exactly what this firmware fixes.... The guy I talked to was not sure. I was placed on hold a couple times and when he came back he suggested this could be the firmware that was suppose to be due by the end of this month, which would mean it has the DNR chip turned off. I must caution that he made it very clear that he wasn't sure. Take this for what its worth....

I also called Samsung today. I received a firmware update at the beginning of the month in the mail. I do not know what it did I saw no differences or pq differences from it. The tech I spoke to today said it was the latest out including the download now out. He also did not know what it actually did. He did check and said the chip fix download was comming the last week of the month. Se Le Vie.
post #86 of 186
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cento75 View Post

5) The player is now a fully Region A coded player... can't play my Fox region B discs anymore (i have some check discs for testing and review). I'm getting a screenshot similar to the one of RCE protected DVD's...

Paolo

Can you confirm this yet Centro???? Some may want to bypass this firmware in order to keep it a region free BD player.
post #87 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert Clark View Post

I'm running component through Kim's superb transcoder to my NEC 6PG+ that was calibrated and set up by NEC guru Doug Baisey on a 106" screen.

I need to do more viewing before I say the picture is really better though. I'll check the one film that really seemed excessively soft on my Samsung, T2.


OK, I watched selected scenes AB'ing with the SD-DVD, and my results are: maybe sharper. The BD T2 still is not dramatically superior to the SD-DVD, and I'm sure Lionsgate will release yet another T2 with the deleted scenes restored, but I thought I observed a little bit better sharpness in some scenes. It's tough to tell without matching a firmware upgraded Samsung AB'd to a non-updated Samsung.
post #88 of 186
this is not the NR update because things are going exactly like Samsung has said, which William confirmed, DTS and other fixes, NR update coming soon end of month

I am glad Samsung is fixing all these issues, sounds great, now if I could only get my Sammy, damn Fedex

-Gary
post #89 of 186
The DNR update and java update will be the last week of OCT as first announced this announcement of current fix is speculation as per samsung reps if you can rely on them ?
post #90 of 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by shamus1099 View Post

Can you confirm this yet Centro???? Some may want to bypass this firmware in order to keep it a region free BD player.

Yes i'm sure. Fox Blu-ray titles have all the regional code enabled (while Sony titles are still region free) and since i have updated the firmware on the Samsung i can't play them anymore... with Fox discs i had to set regional code also on the drive and the windvd bd copy of a Sony Vaio PC i'm testing...

All of this sucks pretty bad... if you want a region free BD player then don't update the samsung firmware!!!

Ciao, Paolo
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Blu-ray Players
AVS › AVS Forum › Blu-ray & HD DVD › Blu-ray Players › SAMSUNG Firmware 1.0 here!!!!