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post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by Volitar Prime View Post

My guess is that it will fix a few more of the compatability issues and enable the 1.1 stuff.

i would think that this is correct.

but man, if it starts bitstreaming and decoding the advanced audio, I may never leave the house!!!!!!!

but then the owners thread will have hundreds of people in it.. hmm.
post #32 of 55
A level 1 CSR confirmed there's a newer firmware already available, just not on the servers yet...asked for my serial # in order to send a disc but I didn't have it handy. Think I'll just wait 'til Samsung gets around to uploading it to said servers.
post #33 of 55
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

A level 1 CSR confirmed there's a newer firmware already available, just not on the servers yet...asked for my serial # in order to send a disc but I didn't have it handy. Think I'll just wait 'til Samsung gets around to uploading it to said servers.

Any clue about what it will bring?
post #34 of 55
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

A level 1 CSR confirmed there's a newer firmware already available, just not on the servers yet...asked for my serial # in order to send a disc but I didn't have it handy. Think I'll just wait 'til Samsung gets around to uploading it to said servers.

WTF? I swear to god, I miss these things by one day. Level 1 just passed me to Level 2, and he told me they are working on a new firmware.
post #35 of 55
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Originally Posted by George Kouzev View Post

Any clue about what it will bring?

Another thread about how the 5000 sucks ass and those who keep it are suckers?

Bug Thread Version 1.1?

or they enable DTS-HD, DD+, and multi Channel TrueHD (bitstream and decode) and then sales to AVphiles skyrocket!!!!
post #36 of 55
Well, I kept my complaints focused on disc playback issues (Ratatouille in the case of glitchy PCM and Sunshine's own audio glitchiness) so my bet is indeed disc compatibility issues. Carl, I'd think level 2 would know more than level 1 but who knows. Maybe I should've scrambled for my serial # when I had the chance.
post #37 of 55
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

Well, I kept my complaints focused on disc playback issues (Ratatouille in the case of glitchy PCM and Sunshine's own audio glitchiness) so my bet is indeed disc compatibility issues. Carl, I'd think level 2 would know more than level 1 but who knows. Maybe I should've scrambled for my serial # when I had the chance.

Yeah, I kept my call focused on my PCM issues with Meet the Robinsons.

Did you call today?
post #38 of 55
Yes, couldn't have been more than 1 to 1-1/2 hours ago.
post #39 of 55
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

Yes, couldn't have been more than 1 to 1-1/2 hours ago.

great, I guess I'll stay awake all weekend refreshing the Samsung download page for the 5000!!!
post #40 of 55
That might be hazardous to your health...but I see in your avatar that you have a chronic condition.
post #41 of 55
I just got the DUO today and hooked it up to my two month old 52" Sony's XBR4. NO PICTURE or SOUND! I thought it might be the HDMI cable so I tried it on and older Panasonic 32" in my bedroom and it works perfectly.

Has anyone had compatibility issues with this player and Sony TVs? I called Samsung support and they were clueless. I am doing a update as I write this but I don't think its going to fix this problem.

Any help would be great!
post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by wirerightht View Post

I just got the DUO today and hooked it up to my two month old 52" Sony's XBR4. NO PICTURE or SOUND! I thought it might be the HDMI cable so I tried it on and older Panasonic 32" in my bedroom and it works perfectly.

Has anyone had compatibility issues with this player and Sony TVs? I called Samsung support and they were clueless. I am doing a update as I write this but I don't think its going to fix this problem.

Any help would be great!

Have you previously used the HDMI input on your Sony?

I've got one set of inouts on one of my sets thats bad - switched to another and everything is A-OK!
post #43 of 55
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Originally Posted by Theater3 View Post

I just got off the phone with samsung and firmware upgrade 2.0 is finished and should be posted soon. They offered to send it to me but said it would take 2 to 14 business days. Ill wait for it to be posted on samsung , only take 20 minutes to update the player. He did not have any spacific info on what the update fixes.

I don't understand this statement from Samsung. If it's "finished" as you were told, then why isn't it posted? If it's still undergoing testing, then it may still have to have some changes, and it therefore isn't "finished."

That said, I do appreciate you reporting this -- thanks for the information.

Larry
post #44 of 55
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Originally Posted by lalittle View Post

I don't understand this statement from Samsung. If it's "finished" as you were told, then why isn't it posted? If it's still undergoing testing, then it may still have to have some changes, and it therefore isn't "finished."

That said, I do appreciate you reporting this -- thanks for the information.

Larry

I.T. is compartmentalized in that the people writing the firmware, are not the same team as those charged with publishing the firmware, or updating the web site.

I wouldn't be surprised if there are not at least five or so teams involved with firmware (probably more).
  1. Development
  2. Testing
  3. Approval
  4. Uploading to servers
  5. Updating Web Site

It is never quite as simple as "we are done, here it is".
post #45 of 55
Just performed the firmware upgrade via ethernet connection. Was pretty painless, but did take a very long time to download (Approx 25-30min). Tried to update via CD, but I couldn't get it to work properly. Well I can say that every disk that I put in the player now plays. Pan's Labyrinth works great. I do happen to have a copy of Sunshine from Netflix, and prior to the upgrade there was sound, but no picture and now there is a picture. I did notice an audio "stuttering" when watching the movie. I thought it was my equipment at first, but when I placed in another movie it was gone. It looks like there are still some audio issues with some of the discs. I am a little disappointed that they did not fix any of the bitstream issues with the Dolby and DTS HD, but I am holding out hope that they will fix it at a later date. As for now I am just happy that all of the movies that I own actually play on the player.
post #46 of 55
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Originally Posted by wirerightht View Post

I just got the DUO today and hooked it up to my two month old 52" Sony's XBR4. NO PICTURE or SOUND! I thought it might be the HDMI cable so I tried it on and older Panasonic 32" in my bedroom and it works perfectly.

Has anyone had compatibility issues with this player and Sony TVs? I called Samsung support and they were clueless. I am doing a update as I write this but I don't think its going to fix this problem.

Any help would be great!

Check all the settings on 5000 in the setup menu before you try to play anything. Mine works perfectly.
Hope this helps
post #47 of 55
being that there will soon be a second firlware upgrade and my current one did not go so smoothly....

regarding the ethernet method, do u just plug in and follow instructions? Mine is currently at samsung for repair since the firmware (disc) 1.0 upgrade did not work properly...
post #48 of 55
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regarding the ethernet method, do u just plug in and follow instructions? Mine is currently at samsung for repair since the firmware (disc) 1.0 upgrade did not work properly...


All I did was bring my cable modem to the living room with the router (my modem and router are set up in the office upstairs), unplug the cable from the DVR, plug it into the modem, run an ethernet cable from the router to the 5000, and go into the menu and search for an update. It recognized the update right away, I told it to download, and it started downloading. The download did take a long time (20-30 min) by my standards, but other than that it was very easy. I never could get the CD update to work. I burned about six disks on two different computers and when I placed them into the 5000 all it would tell me is that it could not play disk. Hope this helps.
post #49 of 55
There beter get it out soon because......

http://www.engadgethd.com/tag/BD-UP5000/
post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by HD Theater is it View Post

There beter get it out soon because......

http://www.engadgethd.com/tag/BD-UP5000/

Old news and there is already a thread on this...
post #51 of 55
HD Theater better be it because you're at least a week behind the 8 ball
post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by MrMM1 View Post

All I did was bring my cable modem to the living room with the router

You can get a 50 foot cat-5e cable from MonoPrice.com for $6. 100 foot cables are a little more than $10. It might save you some hassle since you don't need to muck around with your hardware when performing a periodic upgrade -- just keep the cable hidden in a closet for whenever the need to perform a firmware update happens to strike (or the one or two times you might want to test-drive HD DVD online content). My parents were in the same boat after I sent them my old HD-A1.
post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by DrSchmoe View Post

You can get a 50 foot cat-5e cable from MonoPrice.com for $6. 100 foot cables are a little more than $10. It might save you some hassle since you don't need to muck around with your hardware when performing a periodic upgrade -- just keep the cable hidden in a closet for whenever the need to perform a firmware update happens to strike (or the one or two times you might want to test-drive HD DVD online content). My parents were in the same boat after I sent them my old HD-A1.

Thanks! I thought about that, but when I read about the update it was the middle of the night, and I just wanted to get it done quickly. I will be buying the cable you suggested shortly. Thanks again!
post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by MrMM1 View Post

Thanks! I thought about that

It's hilarious how cheap that place is. Best Buy must charge $2-3 per foot. There is another good place for networking gear, called gocables.com. I knew about them before anyone mentioned monoprice... The only downside, gocables requires a $30 minimum order, which works out to a *lot* of cable. I have a pile of Cat 6 where I doubt I'll ever find the bottom.
post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by patsc23 View Post

after doing the update it gets stuck on load or closing depending on how im loading a disc...

it will not play any sort of disc, any suggestions?


Mine is the same way I have to send it to samsung for them to fix it ..I'm waiting for them to send me a label via email
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