Originally Posted by Chris Gerhard
It was never a supported feature to begin with, therefore they didn't disable it. Any AVCHD playback
was inadvertent to begin with and would never be checked when firmware was being developed. I would suggest never relying on reports of playback for any format that isn't indicated as officially supported by the manufacturer. Samsung has had a terrible time getting the main supported formats, Blu-ray and DVD, acceptable with this player and I wouldn't ask them for anything beyond supported formats and features.
So far reports are positive with this firmware.
Well Chris, I can only speak for my own player and it did play AVCHD discs when I first bought it, with the original FW. That capability disappeared with the first update.Edit
:They hedged their bet in the manual by stating this :Discs that cannot be played
• BD-RE 1.0 Disc
• HD DVD Disc
• DVD-Video with a region number other than “1” or “ALL”
• 5 inch 2.6 GB and 5.2 GB DVD-RAM
• 3.9 GB DVD-R Disc for Authoring.
• DVD-RAM/-RW(VR mode) not recorded following the
Video Recording Standard
• DVD-ROM/PD/MV-Disc, etc