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post #211 of 222
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Originally Posted by SKoprowski View Post

FYI- I just got a Samsung BD-P1500 to replace my Philips BDP9000. I am very impressed with it. You might want to consider the Samsung too. I will admit though- I have had zero issues with my Philips- I have not tried I Am Legend though. The Samsung is a huge speed improvement over the Philips and the picture seems slightly better.

Thanks for the suggestion Sko. I'm definitely keeping my options open. The price is a factor too. Around $350 would really be the sweet spot.

Which firmware are you using with your Philips?
post #212 of 222
I have had no problem playing "I am Legend" on the BDP9000 with the latest Philips firmware.

No problem on ANY other discs, excepting Independence Day, which just would not load after two different discs.
post #213 of 222
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Originally Posted by leem6453 View Post

With this latest firmware upgrade, I'm having a lot of problems lately playing BD-Java discs (Spiderman 3, RE: Extinction, etc). I called Philips today and they said they are working on a new firmware to take care of the problem; and if this doesn't work, they are considering a possible exchange program. To what that entails, I don't know.


You mind elaborating what Philips told you? Did they say they may offer an exchange program for all 9000 owners? or just those who have issues? I was going to sell my 9000 (because I bought a Samsung 1500) but may keep it if they are going to offer an exchange program. Like I have already stated I have not had any issues with my 9000, but I have not tried some of the discs people have complained about in this thread. Where I live nobody rents blu-rays yet and I'm not buying discs to just see if they work.

Thanks,

Scott
post #214 of 222
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Originally Posted by SKoprowski View Post

You mind elaborating what Philips told you? Did they say they may offer an exchange program for all 9000 owners? or just those who have issues? I was going to sell my 9000 (because I bought a Samsung 1500) but may keep it if they are going to offer an exchange program. Like I have already stated I have not had any issues with my 9000, but I have not tried some of the discs people have complained about in this thread. Where I live nobody rents blu-rays yet and I'm not buying discs to just see if they work.

Thanks,

Scott

She stated that the exchange program would be a case by case basis for defective players only. To be honest, everytime I talk to a customer service rep, it sounds like I know more about the player then they do. So I'm selling mine and replacing it.

I was trying out the ps3 at a friends house and was just blown away by how fast it was on the load time...and the menus moved much smoother. How are you liking the 1500. I've been eyeing that particular model also, but I don't know much about it. The price seems right though.
post #215 of 222
Just rented "I Am Legend" over the weekend and it seemed to play fine. To note, I am on the latest Philips firmware release.

The only problem I've encountered w/my 9000 is when I attempted to watch 'Fantastic Four: ROTSS' w/out the latest firmware. Since then I've been pretty diligent about checking for updates b/f watching new BR releases. Sure it's a bit of a P.I.T.A., but the picture and uncompressed audio (via 5.1 analog) is worth it to me... -TD
post #216 of 222
Anybody having problems playing the new Rambo on this player yet?
post #217 of 222
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Originally Posted by leem6453 View Post

Anybody having problems playing the new Rambo on this player yet?

Yeah - rented it this morning. It took me about 8 different tries, but I finally got it to load. What finally worked - I left the disc in the player and turned the power off. When I powered up the player (with the disc already in), it worked. Maybe the power-down thing had nothing to do with it, but it's worth a shot. I'm running the Sammy firmware, btw. Of course, since it's a DTS track, I'm getting the frigging pops and clicks through the whole thing.

Man, I am so getting the Sony 550 as soon as it's available....
post #218 of 222
Yea I hear you brother. I think we're all gonna have to upgrade soon. Get what you can for it now like I did on Ebay.
post #219 of 222
Is anyone able to play Cloverfield on this massive POS player yet? I've tried powering down, loading another BD-Java disc first, etc. - for the last half hour. Has anyone been able to actually get it to play?

I first tried using Samsung 1.5 firmware, then updated with the latest Philips firmware - with no success.
post #220 of 222
A new version of the software from SAMSUNG has been posted, v. 1.6 as of 6-19-08.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/do...sp_nm=BD-P1000
post #221 of 222
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Originally Posted by TLWTWU View Post

A new version of the software from SAMSUNG has been posted, v. 1.6 as of 6-19-08.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/do...sp_nm=BD-P1000

Yeah - seemed to help with loading some of the Lionsgate stuff (like Rambo) - doesn't help with Cloverfield, however.
post #222 of 222
A NEW version of the software from SAMSUNG (V.1.8) has been posted today 11-14-08.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/do...sp_nm=BD-P1000

This supposed to fix issues reported concerning playability of some newer discs.

No new firmware updates from Philips since 4-8-08 (which they obtained from Samsung)
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