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Samsung Blu-Ray p1590 Netflix resolution problem

by duplobot / August 13, 2010 4:37 AM PDT

Just purchased a refurbished p1590 Blu-Ray player online mostly for it's Netflix streaming capabilities. I have yet to graduate to an HD television, so the best I can do is the component connection. When I plugged it in the signal was scrambled, so I plugged through the composite video to set the resolution to 480i. After that, I can switch back to the component connect and it shows the main Samsung menu showed just fine. But when I choose the Netlix key, the signal immediately scrambles again, so I switch to the composite signal, which shows just fine.

It appears that the Netflix menu automatically changes the resolution to something my television cannot handle. Through the composite connection I can return to the display settings, but it's still listed as 480i, but if I choose something else and then switch back to 480i it's fine. I can also start the Netflix movie through composite and THEN switch to component and it's fine. And then if I exit the movie the Netflix selection menu is fine, it's only when it logs in from the home screen.

I have read on this forum that this same problem has happened to other users. I'm on the 2.08 firmware and it appears Samsung just removed the 2.09 firmware from their website due to bugs. Does anyone know if the 2.09 firmware fixed this specific problem? If so, is there any way I can still get it? Or is there a rollback firmware I can find to fix this? I may not ever put a Blu-Ray disc in the machine, but I really don't want to have to watch Netflix on a faded composite signal.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2010 4:43 AM PDT
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by duplobot / August 13, 2010 5:53 AM PDT
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Thanks, Bob. I read your thread with Magicland. It does sound like I'll need to be added to the Samsung list. Perhaps if they get enough complaints they'll release a firmware that'll work.

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Same problem Different Model
by tufcent / March 11, 2012 12:45 PM PDT

I too have a Samsung POS blu-ray and ever since the last firmware upgrade a few months ago no Netflix. 7+ calls to Samsung as well a few with Netflix and no resolution. NF works great on all my other devices, just my pos Samsung is defunct.

Bad product, never buying another Samsung again. They went cheap on their RAM most-likely as I get resource errors when I traverse a few menus as well and then check any settings. A restart fixes that until the memory leak shows it's head.

You'd think they could write decent code.

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