I upgraded my BD-P1500 to version 2.4 as well. The firmware has caused my regular DVDs to stop reading. The player reads "No Disc," no matter what I do. Blu-Ray discs continue to play fine, but I cannot get DVDs to work. Is anyone else experiencing this?
I updated the firmware to my BDP1500 today to version 090416_01_BDP1500_XAA because it would not play the Blue Ray version of "Predator". Which is the first Blue Ray movie it would not play. I picked up the 10th anniversary of "The Matrix" last week and before the firmware "upgrade" it played "The Matrix" among the rest fine.
So after using the CD method of doing a firmware "upgrade"(because the USB method did not recognize the USB stick), now the unit won't play any Blue Ray disks at all. It will play DVDs however. Also after the "upgrade" setup menu's "Video" and "Music" are now non existent. When I try to select them by pressing the "right arrow" button, it displays an error message stating "No Program is found". Should I return this expensive "DVD only" player for a refund before my time is up?