Samsung Firmware Upgrade Secrets Revealed

Posted Tue Oct 24, 2006 at 12:40 PM PDT by
Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Player

Following the unveiling last week of Samsung's first firmware upgrade for their BD-P1000 Blu-ray player, some details have emerged on just what features and fixes are included in the download.

As we first reported last week, Samsung has yet to release an official and complete list of the upgrade's enhancements, but users have begun posting its features to various forums online.

Here is a list of fixes included in the firmware upgrade that have been reported so far:

- DTS playback problems resolved
- Reversed analog output connectors have been corrected
- Faulty parental lock function now fixed
- HDMI compatibility issues with certain display devices eliminated

Users have also reported that the upgrade also adds the following new functionality and improvements to the BD-P1000:

- Playback of BD-4 and BD-RE discs now enabled
- Allows 4:3 pillarboxing on playback of standard-def content on Blu-ray discs
- Disc load and access times improved

If you own the BD-P1000, you can download the firmware upgrade from Samsung for yourself, available here via their consumer site.

We'll keep you posted on any further fixes and enhancements that are discovered, and if you know of any additional features not posted above, please send them our way via our Feedback Form.

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