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Samsung to release Blu-ray player fix for BD+ compatibility

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 11 Oct 2007 19:32 User comments (10)

Samsung to release Blu-ray player fix for BD+ compatibility On Friday Samsung is expected to have an important Firmware update available for their Blu-ray players. Both the BD-P1000 and BD-P1200 had problems playing Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer because of it's new BD+ DRM.
According to a statement from the company, “This firmware update will resolve freezing issues experienced when viewing Fox titles and their BD+ features.”

So far, the BD+ compatibility problems with a few players has been the first serious hiccup in player development for Blu-ray or HD DVD. Of course there might well have been earlier issues if enough consumers had bought into next-gen formats that additional standalone models had been designed.

The update can be downloaded directly to the BD-P1200 player through its built in Ethernet port, or it can be loaded the way BD-P1000 owners will have to and burn it to optical media to be loaded from the unit's drive.

Source: Video Business

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10 user comments

112.10.2007 4:55

It's awesome that they released it after the movie is out. I'm glad they were prepared.

212.10.2007 5:40
nobrainer
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Originally posted by monkey83:
It's awesome that they released it after the movie is out. I'm glad they were prepared.
unfortunately because of hdcp, aacs and now bd+ we are going to constantly update hardware to be compatible with the mpaa's DRM.

these are the companies pushing drm and the ones to avoid!


MPAA:

Sony Pictures, Buena Vista (The Walt Disney Company), Paramount Pictures (Viacom -- which bought DreamWorks in February 2006), 20th Century Fox , Universal Studios , and Warner Bros. (Time Warner)

AACS LA:

Sony, Disney, Intel, Microsoft, Matsushita (Panasonic), Warner Brothers, IBM and Toshiba.

RIAA:

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, EMI, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group.

Blu-ray Disc Association:

Sony, Matsushita, Pioneer, Philips, Thomson, LG Electronics, Hitachi, Sharp and Samsung.

See who the biggest backers of drm are?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Oct 2007 @ 5:45

312.10.2007 10:17
hughjars
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Here's hoping every firmware upgrade goes well
(cos I have heard of people in the USA taking their players to the shop they bought them from to have it done & the shop having to give them a new one cos the upgrade 'bricked' their player).

If ever there was a dumber more useless idea than this constant 'security' upgrading' then I have yet to hear of it.

It might be OK for (some of) the more techy-minded (tiny) minority but amongst 'regular' people this 'idea' is a ludicrous disaster waiting to happen.

412.10.2007 10:30

My friend bricked his Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD player while upgrading the firmware. He was downloading the update directly to the player when he forgot to take out a disc in the drive. He had to send the player back to Toshiba to get it fixed.

Updating firmware is not for the faint of heart.

512.10.2007 13:35
nobrainer
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the problem with updating firmware yourself in the uk is that it voids your warentee!

613.10.2007 2:41

Originally posted by nobrainer:
the problem with updating firmware yourself in the uk is that it voids your warentee!
Your spelling is also void. Try warranty!

713.10.2007 8:24
nobrainer
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Originally posted by FreqNasty :
Originally posted by nobrainer:
the problem with updating firmware yourself in the uk is that it voids your warentee!
Your spelling is also void. Try warranty!
lol ty seems i'm in the uk it should be "guarantee"

but if things go tits up you have a brick that is not covered!

813.10.2007 11:58

So let me get this right...you update the frimware in order to play new dvds,using the manufactures tools and you void the warranty?
I would say you should say "whats a firmware, is it tasty?"...

913.10.2007 12:52

I am glad too see that they are keeping up to date with issues with their devices.

1016.10.2007 2:00

Was told by Samsung rep today that update will not fix problem w ff2, only Day After Tomorrow. Anyone have this experience? She said they are working on a CD that will fix both but not available yet. Anyone have any other info?

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