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BD-P1500 Basic Setup

by Curt31 / July 27, 2009 10:01 AM PDT

Just got it minutes ago and this thing exudes quality!!! I love the look. This was an open box and arrived almost, I repeat almost perfect except for a very small scratch which I really can't see without my glasses and then still be about an inch away so in that respect I'm very satisfied. I don't have any Bluray disks yet so I'm currently just working with basic DVD's so my question is how do you set this up to up convert your stand DVD's?I don't see anything in the instructions that address this is it done automatically? I have a 36 inch 720 LCD in the bedroom that it's currently hooked up to. I now what the 52 inch Samsung for the family room! and I guess if all goes well another Samsung bluray. Any other recommendations you could give me concerning this type of setup would be very helpful. Thanks I Love Samsung It Looks beautiful!!! Thanks!!!

Tom j.

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BD-P1500 Basic Setup
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / July 27, 2009 1:28 PM PDT
In reply to: BD-P1500 Basic Setup

Curt31,

Wow, thanks for the rave review.

DVDs will automatically upconvert. The setup in the manual is pretty simple. If you have any questions or get stuck somewhere, post back and let us know.

Keep in mind that DVDs are standard definition media, and while upconverting it can produce a very clear picture, it won't match the clarity of Blu-Ray. I'd be interested in hearing your feedback.

--HDTech

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Red Flash During Bootup
by Curt31 / July 28, 2009 6:31 AM PDT
In reply to: BD-P1500 Basic Setup

Quote: Keep in mind that DVDs are standard definition media, and while upconverting it can produce a very clear picture, it won't match the clarity of Blu-Ray. I'd be interested in hearing your feedback.

--HDTech

Jeez I can't wait just saw The Replacement Killers upconverted and it really looked much better already ordered a few bluray disk and I can't wait to see the true difference I'll get back and give you my initial impression. One last thing I just noticed is when a disk is already in the drawer and I boot up a disk I see the blue Samsung screen then a flash of red? before it goes to the menu, is this normal everything else seems fine and who can I tell up firmware version I currently have. Thanks

Tom j.

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Red Flash During Bootup
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / July 29, 2009 9:26 AM PDT

Curt31,

I'm thinking it could be the HDMI connecting from the initial start-up to the actual output of the player. The splash screen is a different resolution than what is eventually played, so while a monitor might flash while changing resolutions on a computer, the Blu-Ray player may be doing the same thing with the TV.

I'm not sure. Keep me posted if this continues to be an issue.

--HDTech

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Red Flash
by Curt31 / July 29, 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Thanks! Found someone on the AVS forum that said there's does the same thing must be normal I guess. How do I determine what firmware version I have. Thanks

Tom j.

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Red Flash
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / July 29, 2009 7:49 PM PDT
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BD-P1500
by CrotalusHH / July 30, 2009 7:12 AM PDT
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I don't know why, but I get 3 different loading screens.

Sometimes I get a little Icon showing a disk spinning on edge with a shadow.

Blu-Ray disks give me a series of blinking dots.

DVD's show a repeating progress bar.

Not a complaint, just throwing out info.

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Me To
by Curt31 / July 31, 2009 10:17 AM PDT
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I also get different loading screens, why is that? I'm not quite as critical as some because I got mine for such an incredible price open box about $130 including shipping and a full warranty!! But I checked and found the following concerning my firmware S\W 080621.02_063008-1_XAA is this the latest version or do I need to check in with the mothership. Thanks

Tom j.

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Me To
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / July 31, 2009 11:19 AM PDT
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Curt31,

Your current firmware, from what can detect, is from June 2008, which would be v.1.1. We did an interface update if my memory serves me correctly that will likely correct that. If your unit is working properly, you don't necessarily need to update. But there have been some titles that have been released that require some of the new Java-coding for interactive menus.

Version 2.0 is where we added BD-Live functionality (requires a formatted thumbdrive, since it has no internal memory - 1GB will do, and those are relatively cheap). V.2.0 also adds the ability to update from the player. For your first update, you'll have to use a thumbdrive or CD, download the file, launch it on the thumbdrive or CD, and go through the setup to do this. Afterwards, if it's connected to the internet via ethernet port, it will download and install the updates after giving you the announcement that the update is ready.

You can get updated to v.2.4 (which includes some of the new Java-encoding, so you can play new discs) from downloading v. 2.4. So all the firmwares updates that have been released can be done in one update.

You can download the instructions and either the thumbdrive or CD version of the firmware here:

http://tinyurl.com/FWup2-0

Disregard the url name, this gets you to the latest update. Remember! Download the instructions. If you need help, check in and we'll be happy to assist!

--HDTech

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BD-P1500
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / July 31, 2009 11:23 AM PDT
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CrotalusHH,

What firmware revision do you have? If memory serves me correctly, the colored dots are normal, and the other icons might be from an earlier firmware version. I haven't worked with a 1500 since the new models came out (plus, all the other products I support run together a little when it comes to recalling operation), but if you need clarification, I'll be happy to.

In short, it's normal operation, but it may change as the firmware revisions progress.

--HDTech

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BDP-1500 Audio Issues
by k-dad09 / August 1, 2009 4:17 AM PDT
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I purchased a Samsung Blu-Ray BDP1500 in december. I have not updated any firmware. No issues until recently.

The other day the blu-ray was playing fine. I stopped a movie for a while, came back to it and the audio would not play. Picture was fine. I ejected the disk, popped it back in and the audio was back. No prob -thought it maybe was a glitch. This happened maybe 2 times after that.

Now, the audio won't play at all. I've checked to see if it was the blu-ray disc causing the problem, but other blu-ray discs I've played in the past are also no longer working.

Any ideas?

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Yep Me To!!
by Curt31 / August 1, 2009 8:17 AM PDT
In reply to: BDP-1500 Audio Issues

Had a similar problem just unplug it and wait a few minutes and plug it back in. Read on another forum that you sometimes have to reboot this thing just like a computer. This worked for me and I haven't had any additional problems.

Tom j.

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Contact Samsung
by Curt31 / August 1, 2009 8:19 AM PDT
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Say can I just contact Samsung and request a CD to update, that's what I was told, and if so could you provide a number.

Tom j.

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Firmware Update
by blu-ray chic / August 2, 2009 10:26 PM PDT
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You can contact Samsung Support at 1-800-Samsung (726-7864) to request a firmware update CD. You can also update the firmware with a network connection or using a USB flash drive. USB updates are possile running version 2.0 or later. With 2.0 (or later) if you're connected to your home network, you'll be notified when an update is available when you turn on the player.

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Bonus View
by Curt31 / August 18, 2009 2:31 PM PDT
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Hi once again great support,just bought Casino Royale which supports bonus view the problem I'm having is that this bonus view window keep popping up how do I get rid of it and why isn't there any mention of this in the manual, it's my understanding that this is some kind of PIP with commentary from the director or something. Thanks

Tom j

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Bonus View
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / August 18, 2009 5:03 PM PDT
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Curt31,

Here's how you can get rid of the BonusView icon:

Start up the player and remove the disc.

Press MENU > DISPLAY SETUP > Turn "Screen Messages" OFF.

You can also try hitting the Info Button and then the Menu Button if the disc is playing if you'd rather not disable it in the menu.

--HDTech

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