2.04 worked for me with the acception of mkv still not playing.
I just noticed that Samsung released a new version of their update file for the BD1250, dated today 10-1-09. I imagine some software engineer got back from vacation today, and probably had a coronary when he realized that they inadvertently released a un-finished update on 9-30-09, while he was on vacation.
Unfortunately, this does not help everybody here that has had their Blu Ray player "bricked" by the last update. I have yet to see anybody post a message that the update actually worked.
Does anybody have any ideas what we can do collectively to apply pressure unto Samsung to get this resolved. Unfortunately I don't think that yelling at them over the phone is going to work.