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#1 of 6 David Steigman

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Posted May 15 2013 - 05:15 PM

I seem to have this problem with my James Bond Blu Ray set. The later films all seem to have audio drop offs for 10-30 seconds, sometimes one time, sometimes multiple times. 

I tried one Bond Blu Ray movie that froze using another Blu Ray disc of the same title to see what would happen and the same thing happened.

I think its a player issue. It plays everything else that I put in it, DVDs Blu Rays but only the Bond discs are troubling me...I was wondering why this was

1)Are the Bond Blu Rays BD-50s and not compatible with the player?

2)Are they mastered in 4K making them incompatible ?

3)I did update the firmware - and the problems have been happening since. I was going to play a Bond disc and had a message on the screen cannot play until you get the latest update type of message.

I called the manufacturer which is Samsung - I have the BD D5300 and they dont have an answer. I have asked around but Id like multiple thoughts and see what I get...



#2 of 6 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 16 2013 - 02:25 AM

Hi David!

 

Definitely sounds like something is up with your D5300.  Read some reviews

of it over on Amazon.  Not a well rated mode, though users cite other problems

than you appear to be having.

 

Yes, those BD-50 discs should be compatible with any player.  You did the right

thing by upgrading the firmware as that can generally fix any playback problems.

 

I don't have a more direct answer for you at the moment.  Hoping other members

can chime in.


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#3 of 6 David Steigman

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Posted May 16 2013 - 06:40 AM

Me too Im hoping to get some feedback. The problems happened after the firmware upgrade...so I told Samsung that they need to make another firmwar upgrade. They told me to test the movie on another blu ray player and also did the troubleshooting with them. They have no clue ! :) 

This is my first ever blu ray player and is two years old...

I am considering getting a new one since prices have dropped on them..I just need something that plays, which this does except for the Bond movies....



#4 of 6 Steve Schaffer

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Posted May 16 2013 - 11:57 AM

Players in general aren't as robust as they used to be.  We just retired a 12 year old Sony DVP-S 550 dvd player that never gave a lick of trouble because the tv it was connected to was upgraded to an HD set.  I don't expect the panny BD player in it's place to last anywhere near as long.  On the other hand that Sony cost $499 back in 1999 while the Panny BD player was $80 at Costco.


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#5 of 6 Steve Schaffer

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Posted May 16 2013 - 11:58 AM

Players in general aren't as robust as they used to be.  We just retired a 12 year old Sony DVP-S 550 dvd player that never gave a lick of trouble because the tv it was connected to was upgraded to an HD set.  I don't expect the panny BD player in it's place to last anywhere near as long.  On the other hand that Sony cost $499 back in 1999 while the Panny BD player was $80 at Costco.

 

Correction (can't find an "edit" button)--that Sony was 14 years old.


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#6 of 6 David Steigman

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Posted June 14 2013 - 07:13 AM

I wanted to mention I have since replaced the Samsung with a Sony Blu Ray (top of their line for Region A)

Ill give the Samsung to my wife when we get another HD TV for her room. 

The Sony works great, but sometimes I put the discs in and nothing happens, so I have to eject it and do it a second time 






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