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post #5851 of 6043
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Originally Posted by celboy View Post

I mean I just got Contact & Snow White and they played fine.

The new Snow White blu-ray does not play fine in my 1200. Everything works great during the previews, but when I select "Play Movie" at the main menu, I lose all audio! I've tried selecting different audio tracks, but there's still no sound. I tried stopping the disc, ejecting it, and then re-loading it, but then I also lose audio during the previews. It's as if selecting "Play Movie" at the disc menu engages a mute function on the 1200. If I eject the disc, turn off the 1200, turn it back on, and then re-load the disc, I get the audio back for the previews, but still not for the main feature.

I also have a laptop with a blu-ray drive and my Snow White blu-ray works properly on it. But somehow I'd rather watch a blu-ray on my 65" HDTV than my 17" laptop.

I'd using analog out (rather than HDMI) on my 1200 for audio. (I've got an older pre-HDMI receiver.) I'm on firmware 2.6.
post #5852 of 6043
Yes you are right. Snow White disables audio. I was not monitoring sound the first time.
I also use a analog receiver. I put Contact back in and it was (became) mute. I powered off/on. It came back.
post #5853 of 6043
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Originally Posted by celboy View Post

Yes you are right. Snow White disables audio.

You and I may be the first to report this on AVS. I've checked a couple of other Snow White threads on AVS and not found any mention of it.
post #5854 of 6043
"YEAR ONE" plays, but barely. To get it to play you have to use Fast Foward speed 2 otherwise it just freezes after the second preview and just recycles back to the loading page in the begining. The same goes for "INCENDIARY".
post #5855 of 6043
While I don't have my 1200 anymore I do keep it up to date for my friend who bought it. It's been pretty solid since the last update, I can only hope Samsung continues to update their older players. I still have the 5000 I can confirm Snow White works on it.
post #5856 of 6043
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Originally Posted by steve siener View Post

how long ago did 2.6 come out? Been away from this thread for a long time, the sammy collecting dust in a closet. I am considering giving it away now, though. Still no fix for the dvd chapter stutter issue? Really sad. Does the stutter happen when the connected hdmi device supports audio?

2009-05-06
post #5857 of 6043
I use the optical digital audio, and Snow White plays fine with current firmware 2.6. I called Samsung about the Wizard of Oz problem and got a knowledgeable tech who said he would pass the issue to the right people. Somebody with the Snow White problem should call it in (800-726-7864) so maybe they can attack both problems within the next few months.
post #5858 of 6043
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Originally Posted by astronomer View Post

I use the optical digital audio, and Snow White plays fine with current firmware 2.6. I called Samsung about the Wizard of Oz problem and got a knowledgeable tech who said he would pass the issue to the right people. Somebody with the Snow White problem should call it in (800-726-7864) so maybe they can attack both problems within the next few months.

I contacted them, but unfortunately did not get a knowledgeable tech. Nevertheless, she said she would add Snow White to a list they kept of movies with playback problems. One can only hope the next firmware update fixes the issue.
post #5859 of 6043
Watched with firm ware version 2.6:

Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Easy Virtue

No problems.
post #5860 of 6043
I should have checked with the forum before I bought Snow White Blu-Ray. Like it has been reported, the disc sort of turns off audio. Audio does not come up until the player turned off. I use component audio output.

Also, like it has been reported, The Wizard Of Oz hangs on load.

FW 2.6
post #5861 of 6043
Using firmware version 2.6. Audio craps out for "Run Fatboy Run". Quite annoying. The movie plays perfectly in my Oppo BDP-83 and to think that I paid more for the Sammy than I did for the Oppo.

Peter
post #5862 of 6043
The Wizard Of Oz and the Snow White play fine in the Panasonic BD60. Also, my old AVCHD backups on DVD discs work on the Panasonic (they do not work with the current BD-P1200 firmware). The Panasonic also reads AVCHD from an SDHC card, including Canon's 30p videos. The real issue with the BD60 is that it has no coaxial digital audio output, only HDMI and old-fashioned stereo. This sucks, because HDMI goes straight to the TV, and my receiver does not support HDMI at all.
post #5863 of 6043
Both Up and Monsters played with no problem. Usually the latest disney requires an update so I am surprised. Michael Mann's Heat plays as well.

But I'm still waiting for Wizard of Oz. Thanks Samsung.
post #5864 of 6043
Watched with firm ware version 2.6:

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
GI Joe The Rise of Cobra
Spread
Hardware
Deep Impact

No problems.
post #5865 of 6043
Maybe I'm crazy, maybe my eyes need to be checked, or maybe I'm just missing something, but I switched my 1200 from 16:9 to 4:3 letterbox while watch LOTR, and I swear the pic got better. Sharper it seems.
post #5866 of 6043
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Originally Posted by lordcloud View Post

Maybe I'm crazy, maybe my eyes need to be checked, or maybe I'm just missing something, but I switched my 1200 from 16:9 to 4:3 letterbox while watch LOTR, and I swear the pic got better. Sharper it seems.

anyone have any ideas or thoughts?
post #5867 of 6043
i tried to play UP today and had problems, so I connected an ethernet cable to upgrade my firmware. It's been sitting on "firmware update now processing...please do not turn off power" for about 2 hours. How long should I let it sit, and should I do anything?
post #5868 of 6043
Anytime that I did a firmware upgrade, it only took about 20 minutes or so to get done. I have had several. Two hours can't be right. Don't turn off your 1200, call customer service and see what their solution is.
post #5869 of 6043
I watched the new "Watchmen Ultimate Cut" blu-ray (with Tales of the Black Freighter woven into the film) last night and had no problem with my 1200. This version of the film doesn't suffer from the "audio drift" issue that some (including me) experienced with the "Watchmen Director's Cut" blu-ray. I'm on firmware version 2.6. Still waiting (maybe forever?) for Samsung to issue a firmware update to address the Snow White audio problem and other issues identified since firmware version 2.6 came out in May 2009.
post #5870 of 6043
C'mon fellas, no one has switched their player to 4:3 just to see if it would impact the picture at all?
post #5871 of 6043
Watched with firmware version 2.6:

Star Trek
Trick 'r Treat

No problems.
post #5872 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Ungermann View Post

The Wizard Of Oz and the Snow White play fine in the Panasonic BD60. Also, my old AVCHD backups on DVD discs work on the Panasonic (they do not work with the current BD-P1200 firmware). The Panasonic also reads AVCHD from an SDHC card, including Canon's 30p videos. The real issue with the BD60 is that it has no coaxial digital audio output, only HDMI and old-fashioned stereo. This sucks, because HDMI goes straight to the TV, and my receiver does not support HDMI at all.

The DMP-BD60 surely has optical digital audio out, can't you use that? I don't believe your claim of only stereo and HDMI audio output is correct. I am sure the player is much better than the Samsung BD-P1200 in any event.

Chris
post #5873 of 6043
I have a Samsung 1200 and I've been experimenting with settings, and i recently switched the picture settings from 16:9 to 4:3 and I could be imagining it, but the picture quality seems to have improved. I'm wondering if this is technically possible. An unnecessary processing step removed or what?
post #5874 of 6043
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Originally Posted by avhed View Post

Will 2.7 play Ping Pong Playa and In the Electric Mist?

I meant to type 2.6 above. That is from May 14.
After a half a year delay, I finally install v2.6 firmware. The two movies mentioned above still does not play. Any hope to see a 2.7 eventually?
These two movies were released in early Feb. and Mar.!
post #5875 of 6043
Quote:
Originally Posted by avhed View Post

I meant to type 2.6 above. That is from May 14.
After a half a year delay, I finally install v2.6 firmware. The two movies mentioned above still does not play. Any hope to see a 2.7 eventually?

I doubt at this stage that we will see Samsung do anything more for the 1200.

Mine has been relegated to the bedroom for dvd duty (for which it is very good, with its excellent upconversion), and I've gotten an Oppo 83 for the main HT.
post #5876 of 6043
Watched T4 Salvation the other night. Took quite a while to load the menu after the previews were finished. Movie did play, but it hiccuped and lost sync with the audio about once every 5 minutes. Solved fairly simply by hitting rewind for a second and then play again. Made for a frustrating evening though; nothing like constantly interrupting the flow of a movie.

--Ken
post #5877 of 6043
Crank 2 will not play with firmware 2.6. Just gets a blank screen...
post #5878 of 6043
I'm running 2.6 and crank 2 did play.
post #5879 of 6043
My 1200 has been collecting dust for a while now. I decided to stop by and check on it here since I thought about pulling it out and setting it up in our son's bedroom. After reading this I don't know if I want to go through all the headaches again.
post #5880 of 6043
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Originally Posted by Chris Gerhard View Post

The DMP-BD60 surely has optical digital audio out, can't you use that? I don't believe your claim of only stereo and HDMI audio output is correct. I am sure the player is much better than the Samsung BD-P1200 in any event.

My receiver does not have optical input. I returned the BD60 back to Costco only to buy the BD80. It has its share of problems.

* It does not play 50Hz DVDs though the box says nothing about PAL/NTSC, it says that the player plays discs that are labeled "Region 1" or "All". I have plenty of region-free PAL discs but the player does not play them. Panasonic mentions this in the operation manual, but does not mention it on the box.
* It does play DivX, but really wacky, nowhere near my OPPO 970. Does not preserve aspect ratio and does not resize to full screen. Junk.
* It does not play DivX from an SD card, so I have to stick the card into a USB adapter and stick the adapter into the USB port to watch DivX from the card. Lame.
* It does play 50Hz DivX, but it does not play 50Hz AVCHD, and the operation manual has nothing about that. Crap.

All in all, I should have bought the PS3. People, don't spend money on this set-top junk, I mean all standalone Blu-ray players. Just buy the PS3 which plays everything and has frequent firmware updates.
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