Samsung Blu-ray player firmware update breaks Warner and Universal movie playback

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Samsung Blu-ray player firmware update breaks Warner and Universal movie playback.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/08/NQh7nl.jpg[/newsimage]Samsung's 2009 line of BD-Px600 players just recently had a firmware update (v2.09) that appears to have broken the ability for the device to function as a Blu-ray player if the disc you're trying to watch is from Warner or Universal pictures.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/samsung-blu-ray-player-firmware-update-breaks-warner-and-universal-movie-playback-33528/](http://www.myce.com/news/samsung-blu-ray-player-firmware-update-breaks-warner-and-universal-movie-playback-33528/)


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This sort of issue is actually fairly common with BD compatibility updates. What’s not common is to see it get released to the public that way. Samsung does it again.

DRM on BD movie discs is voluntary, and many studios don’t use it. The updates are needed so that the occasional disc that does use it will be playable. The BDA puts the new encryption keys out there and people can use them or not. So there may not be any discs that will suffer from a failed update, certainly no more than a few.


#3

I just bought a new LG DVD Drive and have been thru hell trying to get it to work. The update firmware won’t install and the LG people don’t know anything!! My dealer has sent the unit back after fiddling with it for weeks!!!