Samsung BD-P1000 Firmware Update Released

October 17, 2006

BD-P1000Samsung’s much maligned (unfairly in some cases) BD-P1000 Blu-ray player finally has a firmware update available, the only problem is Samsung doesn’t mention what issues, if any the update address. As you may know it was reported ad-nauseam that “the noise-reduction circuit in the player’s Genesis scaler chip was enabled, causing the picture to soften significantly.”

Another possible fix in this firmware update could be the less mentioned but potentially more annoying DTS stuttering malady, first noticed with several Lion’s Gate (DTS) Blu-ray discs. These discs played back on the BD-P1000 resulted in a stuttering or breakup in the image with the DTS track selected.

Samsung’s “BD-P1000 Update introduction manual (ver.1.0)” may prompt you to update your PDF reader with Korean fonts, oddly enough the actual text inside the PDF is in English, regardless these notes are installation instructions only and make no mention of what the patch addresses.

The updated BD-P1000 firmware (version.1.0) can be found here. I’ll keep an eye out for patch notes or official word on what this update address and revise this post accordingly. –Update– Well it seems as if this firmware update does indeed address the DTS stuttering issue. I’m told the Genesis chip bug will be addressed in another update toward the end of the month.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Blu-ray


Comments

  • will

    I enjoy the picture from blu-ray but not this hassle. I think samsung should send all p-1000 owners a copy of the updates as they come out. We all paid good money for this player and should not have a disc player that was only good for a year or less. I guess that money does come before all else, we were(I were anyway)a consumer that liked samsung only to find out that they will not support us. I do not believe that I will ever buy another samsung product if it does not work a year later due to the rush to make money.

  • vuthy mao

    my samsung blue-ray dvd bd-p1000 doesn’t play blue-ray disc. it’ll play regular dvd
    is there anyway that i can try to get this blue-ray to play at all?
    please give me some advise about this issue.
    i’ve spend $800.00 on this blue-ray player

  • vuthy mao

    my samsung blue-ray dvd bd-p1000 doesn’t play blue-ray disc. it’ll play regular dvd
    is there anyway that i can try to get this blue-ray to play at all?
    please give me some advise about this issue.
    i’ve spend $800.00 on this blue-ray player

  • Don

    THe samsung Blu ray player is one of the worst devices I’ve ever purchased, I also paid over $900 over a year ago and I can’t get it to work with over 50% of blu ray disks. I’ll never buy anything samsung again. Support makes excuses and that made it worse

  • Don

    THe samsung Blu ray player is one of the worst devices I’ve ever purchased, I also paid over $900 over a year ago and I can’t get it to work with over 50% of blu ray disks. I’ll never buy anything samsung again. Support makes excuses and that made it worse

  • will

    I enjoy the picture from blu-ray but not this hassle. I think samsung should send all p-1000 owners a copy of the updates as they come out. We all paid good money for this player and should not have a disc player that was only good for a year or less. I guess that money does come before all else, we were(I were anyway)a consumer that liked samsung only to find out that they will not support us. I do not believe that I will ever buy another samsung product if it does not work a year later due to the rush to make money.

  • Ron

    I have a Samsung BD-P1000 I paid over 900 bucks less then a year ago that doesnt work with all blue ray disk and now Samsung is selling a new and improved BD-P1400 for less than $300….Yeah, I bet I’ll buy another samsung again……Pathetic

  • Ron

    I have a Samsung BD-P1000 I paid over 900 bucks less then a year ago that doesnt work with all blue ray disk and now Samsung is selling a new and improved BD-P1400 for less than $300….Yeah, I bet I’ll buy another samsung again……Pathetic

  • bruce tripp

    Have the samsung BD-P1000 player I think I correctly downloaded te firwre update and installed. I re tryed to play the new Rise of the Silver Surfer still get the same message firmware update needed. What is the next step?

  • bruce tripp

    Have the samsung BD-P1000 player I think I correctly downloaded te firwre update and installed. I re tryed to play the new Rise of the Silver Surfer still get the same message firmware update needed. What is the next step?

  • Larry

    You mentioned on 10/17/06 that “the Genesis chip bug will be addressed in another update toward the end of the month” … yet it’s now 4 months later.

    “Where’s the Beef … er, I mean, Where’s the Update, Samsung?!” I’ve held off and held off buying, waiting to know that one is available before parting with a big chunk of cash. 4 months seems *way* too long for what sounds like a simple patch.

    Guess I’ll wait a while and buy a Sony or Pioneer, after the prices decline a bit. (Samsung, are you listening?)

  • Larry

    You mentioned on 10/17/06 that “the Genesis chip bug will be addressed in another update toward the end of the month” … yet it’s now 4 months later.

    “Where’s the Beef … er, I mean, Where’s the Update, Samsung?!” I’ve held off and held off buying, waiting to know that one is available before parting with a big chunk of cash. 4 months seems *way* too long for what sounds like a simple patch.

    Guess I’ll wait a while and buy a Sony or Pioneer, after the prices decline a bit. (Samsung, are you listening?)