As annoying as continuous Blu-ray player updates are, you need them to play the latest blockbusters. But, BD DRM is already so complex that one company or another screws up the firmware updates. I wonder if there will be a time when there are too many canceled keys and DRM variations for any manufacturer to reliably program their firmware? Will they give up and quietly remove all DRM checks so they never have to inconvenience their customers or themselves?
I ran into this problem. The player hangs as it tries to download new previews. I went into the player menu and disabled bd-live and the movie started.
I'll enable it after I hear a new update is available. Although new previews can be interesting to watch (especially when a disc becomes 3 or 4 years old), it's a pain at the best of times when you have to wait ages because of a slow internet connection.
I'm not a large volume blu-ray viewer, by that I mean I rent probably 2-3 new movies per month. I have a BDP-1500 and back when I bought it there were all kinds of warnings about having to upgrade the firmware in order to play new movies, and said firmware updates interfering with viewing other movies.
I can honestly say I have never touched the firmware that the player unpacked with, and I have never found a movie that it couldn't play. Am I just lucky?
I was just on the another Forum for the Samsung BD P1600 and it appears that the USA has a Firmware update 2.1202 which was released yesterday down there.
The thread pretty much concluded that 2.09 (in USA) has been the cause of all the problems. As they have both Pandora and Netflix to concern themselves with on updates, I doubt that theirs would work for Canadian machines. Anybody have any idea when an update is scheduled for Canada?
Well looky there. I just turned my BD-P1600 on while I was reading this thread and there's an update. My current version is BEv2.09_100519_XAC and the new version is BEv12_100825_XAC. The update installed successfully. So far, so good.
I just bought the Imax "Blue Planet" and "The Dream Is Alive" Blu-Ray which is a Warner Brothers disc, popped it in last night and it was all good to go. Now I'll have to finish watching the movie to see how she looks.
After speaking with Netflix and then refered to samsung.. I was told by samsung that although other models presently have Netflix updates, the 1600 is to have a update around the end of October... no specific date specified... and the month almost over. (10 Days Left)
( Regardless of situation Dumped BD 1600 at a local used electronics shop )
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