The firmware for other regions may be made available, or even downloaded from other regions. However, you don't want to do that. The UK firmware is designed for PAL systems (50Hz) and the standard in the US is NTSC (60hz). I'm being straightforward - this is a quick way to brick your system. I don't recommend updating or using firmware for a region different than the one you purchased your product for.
Videos is listed for iPod videos, as listed on page 82 of the owners manual.
a little back history first. i recently built a new house, then went to best buy to get all the essentials: fridge, oven, cooktop, dishwasher, tv, and home theatre. my new fridge, tv, and home theater systems are all samsung. the tv and home theater systems offered some very cool features and i was excited to get them installed and start watching them. the TV is fantastic and the fridge is good, no complaints there. the ht-bd1250 is OK, im not overly impressed. there is no "shuffle" mode for a connected iPod, and seemingly no pc streaming for video...
So if my US bd1250 (xaa) wont play video via pc streaming, why does "video" appear in the menu? when i select video it displays "program not found" or something like that. however i do have music and picture pc streaming working perfectly.
after a bit of googling, ive run across a few posts that pc streaming for video is not available in the US. why would samsung strip the pc streaming for video out of the US product? seriously, why?
so that leads me to my next question, will someone share their canadian or uk firmware with me?