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post #3061 of 6043
Well I got the Panasonic DMP-BD30K yesterday, and it's everything the 1200 isn't. The upscaling is not as not bad as I expected, and the sound is supreme with my Elite VSX92TH. It boots faster, plays everything, better menus and a solid remote.

I'm so happy I no longer have to deal with Samsung, although I feel cheated having to shell out extra $$$ for a new player. I just can't understand what Samsung is doing, this is a simple update we are waiting on. Not to mention a vital one. I'm just going to wait for the new update then auction the 1200 online. I wouldn't feel good about selling a product that can't play such popular movies, and amazed that Samsung has no problem with it.

good riddance!
post #3062 of 6043
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Originally Posted by lubmar View Post

so which are they:
pirates 3
rat ...

Rat was fine !

The problem was with the Pirate movie(s)
post #3063 of 6043
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Originally Posted by gordong11 View Post

I just can't understand what Samsung is doing, this is a simple update we are waiting on. Not to mention a vital one.

Vital to what ?
Play 2-3 movies ?
post #3064 of 6043
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

Vital to what ?
Play 2-3 movies ?

I would agree with him aobut it being vital if for only one reason. There is a track record here. They are slow with updates for the Day and Date titles which is the bread and butter to HDM, what little of it there is at this point. And where those of us that have been around for awhile can understand, even if we are flustrated. How many new adopters will not and that does not look good for the CE or the studios.
post #3065 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Quetzalcoatl View Post

Your better bet is to watch those that have it hooked up ethernet since it seem almost every update they do shows up that way first by as much as a week it seems. And last check it is not there.


You don't need to hook up your player. Here is the link that the player uses to access Samsungs website. It is all set to go, ready to "ping" the site with the most recent (070910.01) 2.0 firmware. When a newer one shows up you'll know!! Just click the link daily.

http://liveupdate.blurayplayer.samsu...&ver=070910.01

*BTW.. Someone else takes credit for this, as this has already posted.
post #3066 of 6043
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

Vital to what ?
Play 2-3 movies ?

Example: Think of all the people buying this player, along with POTC 3 for Christmas...I'd say it's a vital update, if you don't think so...Well I'll be kind. Meaning vital to Samsung. vital to every CS agent. vital to evey consumer who has no idea idea what firmware is. 99.9% of people out there have no clue, they just want to plug it on and watch movies. I've heard several people at my office calling blu-ray, "Sun-Ray".

People like us, are the minority believe it or not.

Added: I even thought the POTC3 disk could be bad at first, and bought a 2nd copy with the thoughts of returning one. I had never ventured into a BD forum before this incident. I couldn't imagine POTC3 not playing after POTC 1 and 2 play fine. Perhaps BD-R title, or even some obscure documentary. This would never happen with HD DVD, and if it did Toshiba would have the fix in a few days at most. IMO.
post #3067 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Sound & Vision View Post

You don't need to hook up your player. Here is the link that the player uses to access Samsungs website. It is all set to go, ready to "ping" the site with the most recent (070910.01) 2.0 firmware. When a newer one shows up you'll know!! Just click the link daily.

http://liveupdate.blurayplayer.samsu...&ver=070910.01

*BTW.. Someone else takes credit for this, as this has already posted.

Mine is always hooked up anyway so no big deal to check it from the player. But not a bad way to check for those that do not keep their player hooked up via ethernet.
post #3068 of 6043
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

My 1200 and my friends 1400 make the strange gear like grind sound before opening the disc tray.
Kind of like how the old 5.25 floppy discs sounded when they loaded the disc.


The noise i was hearing was not a normal noise. Since it was bothering me, i went back to another Sears with the player tonight!!

It ended up being a bad drive gear etc. Even the salesperson heard the noise. He said that there store demo was hardly used, we plugged it in, and it was super quiet, and in clean-mint condition. He exchanged it for me right on the spot. I could not be happier now. Sears has some great deals. Now, if we can just get a decent firmare update out of Samsung.
post #3069 of 6043
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

Far as the SD DVD issues, I've had none.

Not even the jerk at chapter points?

I'd say that the 1200 at the current price it's a bargain as a top DVD player. If they fix that minor issue it would be perfect as a DVD player.

If they get their act together regarding Java/Final Standard Profile, it would be everything I wanted in a Blu-ray player.

Keeping my hopes high. Have better uses for US$500 plus shipping and customs. My 1200's price was US$450 and the final duty paid landed cost was around US$700, about 4 months ago.
post #3070 of 6043
I could never look foward to new releases on BD anymore cause i feel that my piece of crap BDP-1200 won't play them. Spent all this money on this combo package 50" 5084 plasma w/ BDP-1200 so my family can watch and enjoy High Def movies...The big craze everyone's talking about. So far any releases before Ratatouille was fine but anything after like LFODH, POTC3 won't play. Than having to go back to BB and returning them each week and getting just the SD copy...really sux! What really sux is learning that I could have played LFODH if i clicked my heels 3 times and said there's no place like home! so what? There's a trick to playing each movie now? whatever happen to just poppin in the movie and letting it play? sheesh! so what? freakin FW updates every month, 2 months for as long as i own this player?? I just can't believe my lil Xbox360 add-on hasn't given me any grief. It has played every new release so far without FW updates. Samsung really disappoints me!
post #3071 of 6043
Hmmm to add insult to injury.

I got my POTC3 today. OF course it wouldnt work in the 1200. So I pulled out my Region B BD-p1000.

The bastards at Disney region encoded this one. The first two are ABC region. This one is Region A only !!!

So now I really cant play it.

The only upside is the 1200 is so much better picture wize than the 1000 its a joke. Why cant they just keep up with Technology ??????????
post #3072 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Graham Johnson View Post

Hmmm to add insult to injury.

I got my POTC3 today. OF course it wouldnt work in the 1200. So I pulled out my Region B BD-p1000.

The bastards at Disney region encoded this one. The first two are ABC region. This one is Region A only !!!

So now I really cant play it.

That is becasue this is a Day and Date title where the others were catalog. It does suck that this happened to you but should have been expected. Disney wants region coding.
post #3073 of 6043
I am happy with my player, however I just dislike the wait that goes on and on.. considering my LN-T4669f is eagerly awaiting POTC3 to play and Mr. and Mrs. Smith
post #3074 of 6043
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Originally Posted by lsturbointeg View Post

I just can't believe my lil Xbox360 add-on hasn't given me any grief. It has played every new release so far without FW updates. Samsung really disappoints me!

Neither has my Playstation 3 ]

I also own the Sammy 1200 !
post #3075 of 6043
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Originally Posted by proufo View Post

Not even the jerk at chapter points?

I'd say that the 1200 at the current price it's a bargain as a top DVD player. If they fix that minor issue it would be perfect as a DVD player.

If they get their act together regarding Java/Final Standard Profile, it would be everything I wanted in a Blu-ray player.

Keeping my hopes high. Have better uses for US$500 plus shipping and customs. My 1200's price was US$450 and the final duty paid landed cost was around US$700, about 4 months ago.

No SD DVD playback issues and I've played at least 30+ including Star Wars IV-VI, LOTR trilogy, Christmas Vacation, Knocked Up, Ants, Road Trip, Christmas Story, Eargon, FF3, and others.
post #3076 of 6043
If you would like a list of SD DVD issues that I've discovered from my own collection of over 500 SD DVD's I'll happily post it for you. My list only consists of movies with major issues (such as doesn't play at all or freezes at every chapter) and each of these movies are clean, nearly scratchless, and play in my PS2, Xbox360, Xbox360 add-on, Sony DVD player, and my HD-A2 without any problems. I haven't tried anywhere close to all 500 of my SD DVD's, but I still have compiled a list of 27 movies with major playability issues on this player.

I update my list regularly and submit it to Samsung. By the way, I believe the last firmware (2.0) caused a majority of the issues with the movies because there are a few on my list that played fine when I first got my player and was waiting for the 2.0 release so I could watch FF:ROTSS on Blu-Ray.
post #3077 of 6043
On another note entirely, I've just finished working the the old AVIA SD to set up white and black levels. I found that the HDMI output was about four steps (on the set's adjustment scale) lower in black level than the component output. I don't know how or if this translates to BD sources, but I thought I'd pass it along.

Update: PQ even better now on both BD and SD.
post #3078 of 6043
>I found that the HDMI output was about four steps (on the set's adjustment scale) lower in black level than the component output.


Go to the "Setup menu", then choose "HDMI", then choose "Format", and try switching "TV" to "Monitor", or "Monitor" to "TV". This will have an effect on Black level.
post #3079 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Sound & Vision View Post

>I found that the HDMI output was about four steps (on the set's adjustment scale) lower in black level than the component output.


Go to the "Setup menu", then choose "HDMI", then choose "Format", and try switching "TV" to "Monitor", or "Monitor" to "TV". This will have an effect on Black level.

Interesting--when I'm in HDMI mode, I can't select "monitor," though it isn't greyed out either. Probably something to do with my using a CRT and not a flat panel?
post #3080 of 6043
My biggest complaint is since the last FW update in October, very often after I replay after pausing, I get some digital artifacts and then the sound is not synced, so I have to rewind slightly and then it's fine. Never did that before. My biggest complaint about blu-ray or the 1200 (not sure which is to blame) is how certain discs after being paused more than a few minutes make you start from sratch and try to remember where you were. My DVD player 10 years ago didn't have that problem. The POTC movies are the worst offenders since you have to get through about 20 screens to even get to the main menu. That alone makes blu-rays in general far more annoying to deal with than SD DVDs. Sadly, Blu-ray is not ready for prime time mass adoption. I can't imagine my non-tech savvy mother or sister trying to deal with this player. And that just may kill the format.
post #3081 of 6043
I haven't been on the 1200 thread for awhile but must reply to draiken78 and others who are having SD playback issues with the 1200. I have had my unit for about 3 months now. I bought it to go format neutal and have access to all HD titles. The selling point of the 1200 for me was the Reon chip to inhance my SD playback. I also own the Toshiba HD-A2 which I have had for about a year. No question that compared to the A2 this Samsung is one tempermental unit. With the exception of the FW upgrade needs it plays my BD discs great. But I have found that basically 1 out of every 2 SD discs has a problem on this machine. First I got the chapter glitch on some of my DVD's (Bourne Supremacy, B. Identity, Lord of the Rings Two Towers. Though not Fellowship of the Rings for some reason). This is that annoying momentary freeze at the chapter change point. But some of my discs play fine without the glitch. Now I am finding that the more SD discs I play I am starting to get a complete freeze at certain points (Gladiator, Die Hard) as well as occasional audio drop outs. I am finding the more SD's I try the more problems I incur. Now, all the SD's play absolutly fine on my A2 as well as my Sony NS75 upconvert player. In short, the main reason for my purchasing the 1200 is now a moot point. In hind sight now I wish I had bought the Sony 300 instead. But as they say: Hindsight is 20/20. Incidentally, I have a 600+ library of SD discs and they are clean and in perfect condition. I am sure that most of us know enough to pamper our DVD's. So this is definitly an issue with my Samsung 1200.
post #3082 of 6043
Well the past week or so I have 0 frezzes & 0 audio drops with dvd's & very few problems with BD's (but for LFoDH & POTC3), but yesterday on disc 5 & 6 BD of LOST, the player could not read disc & kept spiting it out. I quickly figered a fast work around, put the disc in, turn player off with disc in try, Turn on using the Play button, works.
post #3083 of 6043
well the day has come and gone and the promised update doe not exist...never ever buy a Samsucks again
post #3084 of 6043
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Originally Posted by gene9p View Post

well the day has come and gone and the promised update doe not exist...never ever buy a Samsucks again

They must have a new motto:

Overpromise & never deliver. Welcome to Samsuck.
post #3085 of 6043
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Originally Posted by robo24 View Post

.... My biggest complaint about blu-ray or the 1200 (not sure which is to blame) is how certain discs after being paused more than a few minutes make you start from sratch and try to remember where you were. My DVD player 10 years ago didn't have that problem.....

This is an issue with discs authored with advance content with any player - BD or HD DVD.
post #3086 of 6043
I happen to think the 1200 plays great in comparison to other BD players I've seen, except the Panny 30. I have only seen Sony Samsung and Panny though. It falls short in HD audio and way short in customer service. They don't even acknowledge these movies not playing on their 1200 support web page. It's been weeks now.
post #3087 of 6043
If I was able to return my 1200 to Circuit City, what should I buy to replace it (thats as close to the picture quality (BD and regular)?
post #3088 of 6043
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Originally Posted by webdzynes View Post

If I was able to return my 1200 to Circuit City, what should I buy to replace it (thats as close to the picture quality (BD and regular)?

Panasonic BD30. It loads dics faster, profile 1.1 and it just simply works. The only drawback, it does not internally decodes Dolby True HD or DTS-HD-MA.
post #3089 of 6043
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Originally Posted by rveras View Post

Panasonic BD30. It loads dics faster, profile 1.1 and it just simply works. The only drawback, it does not internally decodes Dolby True HD or DTS-HD-MA.

Will it pass those on to a receiver via bitstream?
post #3090 of 6043
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Originally Posted by paulsen View Post

Will it pass those on to a receiver via bitstream?

Yes.
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