Originally Posted by BearGator56
The only updates I've done are through the network attached to the player. If there are other other updates I can download, I'll definitely go there. I tried to do an update the other day after it wouldn't play and it said I had the latest version.
Please, send me in the right direction! I haven't been back to the forums in a while.
BD-UP5000/select the link/choose get downloads/select firmware and download both the update and the guides/burn the ISO image to a CD and follow the install/upgrade instructions.
Make sure you burn the ISO image to the CD with image burning software, not just stick the ISO file onto the CD with CD burning software as a data disc. You must burn an ISO since it is in a special format. That is the most common mistake made by folks and even Samsung themselves when you request a disc from them (which you may need to do if you can't burn a CD or have ISO burning software). PM me if you can't get this done or get the correct disc from Samsung. I have helped many others here out for just the cost of materials and shipping. If you are on a mac you can use Apple Disc Utility or Toast to burn the ISO. Not sure on the PC, but there is a program called ISO burn or something like that you can download for free.
Note that after this you will be on 1.6 and the following Disney movies will be unplayable; Bambi, The Incredibles, Tron Legacy, The Lion King and Fright Night. Those all require 1.4 and may play on 1.3, but I doubt it. You would be on 1.3 now if all you have done is the Ethernet/Internet updates. The following will play with workarounds found on the various 5K forums; Tangled, The Sorcerers Apprentice and Tron Classic. Those play fine in 1.4 also without workarounds. The following WILL NOT PLAY ON ANY RELEASE; Splice, Chaplin, Superman/Batman Apocalypse, An American Carol, Thir13en Ghosts (US WB release UK import is ok), and many, many Disney DVDs released in the past year+ that will not play (all of which do on 1.4 except for The Lion King). Also Bubble on HD still does not play.
If you need the image for 1.4 you will need to hunt around here or ask. I think it might have been posted on a server that has now been shut down by the US government? I can help you out if you need it and want to play any of the unplayable Disney BDs or DVDs.
There are also a bunch of minor issues and annoyances, but most can be avoided by; always viewing DTS-HD MA titles in 24fps, not 60fps and using internal player decode for DDTHD titles. Also keeping the Ethernet cable or Internet connection off while viewing HD-DVD (esp. those that have Web Enabled content).