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  • tpryce93
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    Originally posted by silkamilkamonic View Post
    Thanks for responding guys.

    So I did some searching on the internet, and the Bl;u Ray player I had was a Samsung BD-UP5000, and apparently Samsung discontinued it because they had so many issues with it not playing some discs, and doing funny things like freezing after loading and whatnot.

    I'm upset because some of the threads on other forums I went to about this player we're waiting on some kind of a firmware update or something to fix the problems, which I don't even know what that is.

    I'm taking this back, and I don't even know if I should get a blu ray player. What if the next one I get has issues like this too?

    DO you guys have any recommendations for players that are beyond the initial launches where there aren't going to be issues with them not playing certain discs?

    Get a ps3.

    Even now It's still one of the best blu-ray players on the market.

    And you can play video games.

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  • chazoe60
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    Originally posted by sneakers View Post
    I wish Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind would come out on blu-ray.
    That is an awesome Flick. IMO it is far and away Jim Carrey's best work

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  • sneakers
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    I wish Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind would come out on blu-ray.

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  • draco193
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    On CNET, many Samsung and LG tvs have similar ratings to Sony's TVs. I prefer paying a couple hundred bucks less for a piece of technology that will be outdated within four months of purchase. We have a Poaroid TV, that has held up quite well despite being in near constant use for two years, inluding heavy gaming.

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  • slostenracing
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    Originally posted by 97svtinkc View Post
    i've had several LG cell phones, and other devices, and they've all been junk, and so I don't buy any of LG's junk. they are a poor man's technological device.

    LG, Samsung and Invizio are the Hynudai Sonata's and Kia Sephia's of HDTV.
    So let me get this straight, you are basing your opinion of LG TV's on hearsay and not personal experience and on the cell phones you've had of theirs?



    That makes zero sense to bash a company for their tv's because you've had bad experiences with their cell phones. I personally just got rid of my LG VX4500, very old school phone but ZERO problems and easily the best phone I've had. I got the Samsung Gleam and it's got a million little problems. Could be the phone, could be the operator in either case.

    Remember the more options you have on it the more than can break. If you text or have your phone open a lot of course that's gonna wear out the screen and keys. Most of these things are obvious but factors only you would know. Not accusing just saying any of these things could bring about a bad experience for you with a brand of phones and it's not a good base for judgment on that companies TV's.

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  • Overtime
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    Originally posted by slostenracing View Post
    Wow kind of a personal opinion post there 97. I have never had an LG TV fail me or have any problems for that matter and Denon is one of the better brands when it comes to Audio equipment, although they are a bit pricey so probably not worth the quality/dollar ratio.

    I highly recommend going to a site like NewEgg or something similar that allows user reviews and reading peoples reviews of the product they purchased. Obviously the more reviews the better you can understand fully what problems or praises the DVD player gets. Also the more you have review wise the more you can tell if a problem is just isolated to one person or happens A LOT. :salute!:
    haven't had any experience with LG tv's personally, but I've had enough of their other products to know they're junk, and many of the reviews on LG's aren't that great. I've also got friends who complain they bought a LG HDTV and the quality isn't that great, but every person has an opinion.

    I personally have a Sony 55" LCD Grand Wega HDTV, and I spent a few more bucks than I really wanted to, as I could have gotten a Samsung for $200 - $300 cheaper, but I haven't had 1 issue with my Sony at all.

    My dad bought a 45" mitsubishi back in 2001, and he hasn't had 1 issue with it.

    i've had several LG cell phones, and other devices, and they've all been junk, and so I don't buy any of LG's junk. they are a poor man's technological device.

    as I said before...you get what you pay for.

    Sony & Mistubishi are the BMW and Porshces of Televisions

    LG, Samsung and Invizio are the Hynudai Sonata's and Kia Sephia's of HDTV.

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  • slostenracing
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    Wow kind of a personal opinion post there 97. I have never had an LG TV fail me or have any problems for that matter and Denon is one of the better brands when it comes to Audio equipment, although they are a bit pricey so probably not worth the quality/dollar ratio.

    I highly recommend going to a site like NewEgg or something similar that allows user reviews and reading peoples reviews of the product they purchased. Obviously the more reviews the better you can understand fully what problems or praises the DVD player gets. Also the more you have review wise the more you can tell if a problem is just isolated to one person or happens A LOT. :salute!:

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  • Overtime
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    Originally posted by silkamilkamonic View Post
    Thanks for responding guys.

    So I did some searching on the internet, and the Bl;u Ray player I had was a Samsung BD-UP5000, and apparently Samsung discontinued it because they had so many issues with it not playing some discs, and doing funny things like freezing after loading and whatnot.

    I'm upset because some of the threads on other forums I went to about this player we're waiting on some kind of a firmware update or something to fix the problems, which I don't even know what that is.

    I'm taking this back, and I don't even know if I should get a blu ray player. What if the next one I get has issues like this too?

    DO you guys have any recommendations for players that are beyond the initial launches where there aren't going to be issues with them not playing certain discs?
    Bro, you need to read your owners manual!!! If you don't have it, you can download it here.

    http://www.samsung.com/us/support/do...ortDownMain.do

    match the model # up and download it.

    secondly, firmware update, is "Computer programming instructions that are stored in a read-only memory unit rather than being implemented through software. "

    you need to hook your BluRay player up to the internet (works on hi-speed internet only) and read the manual on how to do a firmware update. do the update, restart the player, bam should be good to go.

    this should take care of all of your problems.


    edit: if you're taking the Samsung back...first off you need a little high end electronics education.

    Don't ever buy non-brand name junk. Samsung is getting better, but they're not with the big dogs yet.

    In High-End Electronics there are 3 names you can trust.

    Sony, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic.

    for hi-def tv's I would either buy a Sony or a Mitsubishi. I wouldn't trust anyone else.

    for dvd players, bluray - Sony or Panasonic.

    for Surround Sound - Sony or Yamaha or Bose.

    the rest is all cheap junk that won't last very long, or will have a bunch of problems with it.


    my recommendation for a good Blu-Ray player would be this one

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1216423953707

    a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.


    I wouldn't trust Insignia, Denon, Sharp, LG, or any of those other crappy brand name junk.
    Last edited by Overtime; 12-15-2008, 08:50 AM.

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  • Bronco51
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    Originally posted by silkamilkamonic View Post
    Thanks for responding guys.

    So I did some searching on the internet, and the Bl;u Ray player I had was a Samsung BD-UP5000, and apparently Samsung discontinued it because they had so many issues with it not playing some discs, and doing funny things like freezing after loading and whatnot.

    I'm upset because some of the threads on other forums I went to about this player we're waiting on some kind of a firmware update or something to fix the problems, which I don't even know what that is.

    I'm taking this back, and I don't even know if I should get a blu ray player. What if the next one I get has issues like this too?

    DO you guys have any recommendations for players that are beyond the initial launches where there aren't going to be issues with them not playing certain discs?
    Silk,
    If your budget will allow I would just go with the PS3. Because of it's wifi capability, it is pretty much future proof. It will encode all of the audio formats you need and it upconverts your regular dvd's. I have had mine since launch and have not had any issues whatsoever with it. My friend bought one of the Sony stand alone players on Black Friday and had to return it because he could not upgrade it to that 2.0 profile for the BD-Live. Not that that's a big deal for everyone, but it was a dealbreaker for him. If you are going to watch a lot of hi-def movies, IMO the PS3 is the way to go. Also.....it plays games!

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  • draco193
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    Originally posted by silkamilkamonic View Post
    Thanks for responding guys.

    So I did some searching on the internet, and the Bl;u Ray player I had was a Samsung BD-UP5000, and apparently Samsung discontinued it because they had so many issues with it not playing some discs, and doing funny things like freezing after loading and whatnot.

    I'm upset because some of the threads on other forums I went to about this player we're waiting on some kind of a firmware update or something to fix the problems, which I don't even know what that is.

    I'm taking this back, and I don't even know if I should get a blu ray player. What if the next one I get has issues like this too?

    DO you guys have any recommendations for players that are beyond the initial launches where there aren't going to be issues with them not playing certain discs?
    No personal experience, but, the guys at CNET are really pretty good when it comes to rating high end tech stuff. They havent steered me wrong on most of my purchases.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/1770-5_7-0.h...edRating7+desc

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  • silkamilkamonic
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    Thanks for responding guys.

    So I did some searching on the internet, and the Bl;u Ray player I had was a Samsung BD-UP5000, and apparently Samsung discontinued it because they had so many issues with it not playing some discs, and doing funny things like freezing after loading and whatnot.

    I'm upset because some of the threads on other forums I went to about this player we're waiting on some kind of a firmware update or something to fix the problems, which I don't even know what that is.

    I'm taking this back, and I don't even know if I should get a blu ray player. What if the next one I get has issues like this too?

    DO you guys have any recommendations for players that are beyond the initial launches where there aren't going to be issues with them not playing certain discs?

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  • RealBronco
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    Originally posted by silkamilkamonic View Post
    Guys, I need some help.

    I bought one of those Samsung Blu Ray players a few months ago. it was a nice and expensive one. I haven't had any blu ray movies, so I've been watching DVD's with it.

    I picked up Heroes season 2 on Blu Ray, and it's the first Blu Ray disc I've put in. The damn thing doesn't work. It loads to the main menu, and then I play the episodes, and it's a black screen with a couple green wavy lines near the bottom, and the picture comes in all f'd up. It jumps up and down, and it's real jumpy.

    I then put my other Blu Ray disc in, I am Legend. It sticks 3 seconds into it. I fast forward a little into the movie, it plays a couple, and then it just sticks, like it pauses.

    wth is going on with it? Do I need to clean it? Did playing DVD's ruin the blu ray dics part? I would be grateful if anyone can give me some information. I'm technically illiterate.
    Hmmm. I don't think playing regular DVD's through it should've harmed it at all. They're supposed to be able to play them just fine.

    Maybe try re-plugging in the wires, make sure everything's plugged in right? I know that sounds like a bonehead thing, but you never know... maybe something got unplugged?

    I'm not too familiar with Blu-Ray players in general... but I thought Samsung was supposed to be a good brand. Maybe you just got a faulty player and in that case I'd just go exchange it for a different one. If it keeps happening with a new one, then something's up.

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  • chazoe60
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    Originally posted by silkamilkamonic View Post
    Guys, I need some help.

    I bought one of those Samsung Blu Ray players a few months ago. it was a nice and expensive one. I haven't had any blu ray movies, so I've been watching DVD's with it.

    I picked up Heroes season 2 on Blu Ray, and it's the first Blu Ray disc I've put in. The damn thing doesn't work. It loads to the main menu, and then I play the episodes, and it's a black screen with a couple green wavy lines near the bottom, and the picture comes in all f'd up. It jumps up and down, and it's real jumpy.

    I then put my other Blu Ray disc in, I am Legend. It sticks 3 seconds into it. I fast forward a little into the movie, it plays a couple, and then it just sticks, like it pauses.

    wth is going on with it? Do I need to clean it? Did playing DVD's ruin the blu ray dics part? I would be grateful if anyone can give me some information. I'm technically illiterate.
    Man that sux. I don't know a lot about them other than what I have and I would say your best bet is to call the tech line for the Player itself or even try to return it. If you can exchange it you may actually get some money or store credit back because I think the prices have dropped even in just a few months.

    The only other thing I can think of is to check the regional coding.

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  • silkamilkamonic
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    Guys, I need some help.

    I bought one of those Samsung Blu Ray players a few months ago. it was a nice and expensive one. I haven't had any blu ray movies, so I've been watching DVD's with it.

    I picked up Heroes season 2 on Blu Ray, and it's the first Blu Ray disc I've put in. The damn thing doesn't work. It loads to the main menu, and then I play the episodes, and it's a black screen with a couple green wavy lines near the bottom, and the picture comes in all f'd up. It jumps up and down, and it's real jumpy.

    I then put my other Blu Ray disc in, I am Legend. It sticks 3 seconds into it. I fast forward a little into the movie, it plays a couple, and then it just sticks, like it pauses.

    wth is going on with it? Do I need to clean it? Did playing DVD's ruin the blu ray dics part? I would be grateful if anyone can give me some information. I'm technically illiterate.

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  • slostenracing
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    Originally posted by chazoe60 View Post
    Holy bat **** man, I got like $50 when I graduated. Do you go to Aspen High?
    I had a combination party with my cousin who is four days older than me. I still pulled about 2-3 grand. No idea where it went as I don't have **** to show for it

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