The firmware updates for Blu-Rays usually address issues such as new Java-coding that comes out on the latest Blu-Ray discs. When we find an issue where a disc doesn't work, we fix the issue and distribute the release.
Keep in mind that people who update and have no issues usually don't log on and note that, but when there is an issue, they do appear here. And we do our best to resolve these issues.
Hello just order a factory refurbished BD P1500 and now I'm possibly having second thoughts. Well in anticipation of receiving my first Blu Ray player I downloaded the firmware upgrade from the Samsung site only to find here on Cnet that a LOT of folks are having serious problems with this upgrade. So what would you guys recommend not doing the upgrade and just seeing how the player preforms without it? I'm sure the unit I will be receiving will not have the latest firmware upgrade. I actually called the store I made the purchase from but as expected they have no idea what firmware version I will receive. And has anyone had any luck with this model. I've looked at newer models from Sony and even Samsung and they don't seem to experence as many problems as this one but I got such a great deal I just couldn't pass it up. Maybe I should of gotten the Insignia, seems like they got most of the bugs out of that one but I like the idea of having a brand name like Samsung. Thanks!!