Since BD is heavily copy protected and the changes seem to be never ending I too wonder how this will play out in say 5 years. I'm sure you've read about this issue and frankly it's consumer unfriendly.
I own a Samsung BD payer model BD-P4600, and each time I update the firmware, less and less Blu Ray discs can be played or even recognized?
When I got this player (2 years ago), Avatar for example could not be read. Samsung advice was to update firmware, and it was fixed. But, few months after another official firmware update, the Avatar BD can't play again anymore (lags, no sound, menu unreachable...).
Worse, even some BD I could play before firmware update now are even not recognized at all; the player rejects the disc saying it can't be played.
How the heck this mess is possible? Why it's getting worse and worse?
Anyone experienced same issue, and more important, how to fix this? Is there any way to have BD to be played normally?