Whoops! Samsungs Blu-Ray player stuck at single layer...

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Jordan, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. Jordan

    Jordan Guest

    http://dvd.themanroom.com/dvd-newsview.php?id=00151

    "In an unfortunate twist, the BD-P1000 apparently - though not
    verbally confirmed by Samsung - is not capable of playing 50GB dual
    layer discs. Page 8 of the instruction manual contains a chart that
    states only single layer discs will play. Further down on the same page
    is a compatibility disclaimer noting the format is evolving and all
    disc types will not work. While no specific mention is made of a future
    firmware update to support 50GB dual layer discs, mention is made of
    updating the BD-ROM version via firmware. Samsung would have to be
    foolish not to offer a firmware update to support 50GB, if it's even
    possible through a simple firmware update. That's a question best
    suited for the technophiles."

    So, early adopters will be stuck with the 25 GB discs, smaller in
    capacity than HD-DVD and stuck with an inferior video codec to boot!
    Nice!

    - Jordan
    Jordan, Jun 20, 2006
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  2. Jordan

    GMAN Guest

    In article <>, "Jordan" <> wrote:
    >http://dvd.themanroom.com/dvd-newsview.php?id=00151
    >
    >"In an unfortunate twist, the BD-P1000 apparently - though not
    >verbally confirmed by Samsung - is not capable of playing 50GB dual
    >layer discs. Page 8 of the instruction manual contains a chart that
    >states only single layer discs will play. Further down on the same page
    >is a compatibility disclaimer noting the format is evolving and all
    >disc types will not work. While no specific mention is made of a future
    >firmware update to support 50GB dual layer discs, mention is made of
    >updating the BD-ROM version via firmware. Samsung would have to be
    >foolish not to offer a firmware update to support 50GB, if it's even
    >possible through a simple firmware update. That's a question best
    >suited for the technophiles."
    >
    >So, early adopters will be stuck with the 25 GB discs, smaller in
    >capacity than HD-DVD and stuck with an inferior video codec to boot!
    >Nice!
    >
    >- Jordan
    >

    Use your effing brain. It only states that as of right now, only single layer
    disks are supported because the standard for dual layer is still in flux.
    Legally they could get in hot water if they claimed to support dual layer now or
    was claiming future support and then truly didn't or couldn't deliver. Look at
    the DVD+R fiasco! It is better to claim single layer support only and then
    spring a dual layer firmware update when its finalized and ready.

    Many of us consider mpeg4 a inferior, hacker compression scheme ala divx.
    GMAN, Jun 20, 2006
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  3. Jordan

    ThePunisher Guest

    "Jordan" <> wrote in message
    news:
    > http://dvd.themanroom.com/dvd-newsview.php?id=00151
    >
    > "In an unfortunate twist, the BD-P1000 apparently - though not
    > verbally confirmed by Samsung - is not capable of playing 50GB dual
    > layer discs. Page 8 of the instruction manual contains a chart that
    > states only single layer discs will play. Further down on the same
    > page is a compatibility disclaimer noting the format is evolving and
    > all disc types will not work. While no specific mention is made of a
    > future firmware update to support 50GB dual layer discs, mention is
    > made of updating the BD-ROM version via firmware. Samsung would have
    > to be foolish not to offer a firmware update to support 50GB, if it's
    > even possible through a simple firmware update. That's a question best
    > suited for the technophiles."
    >
    > So, early adopters will be stuck with the 25 GB discs, smaller in
    > capacity than HD-DVD and stuck with an inferior video codec to boot!
    > Nice!
    >
    > - Jordan


    Somebody had better tell Samsung that,

    http://www.samsung.com/PressCenter/PressRelease/PressRelease.asp?seq=20060106_0000223502

    --
    ThePunisher
    ThePunisher, Jun 20, 2006
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  4. Jordan

    Jordan Guest

    Jordan, Jun 20, 2006
    #4
  5. On 20 Jun 2006 15:17:59 -0700, "Jordan" <> wrote:

    >
    >ThePunisher wrote:
    >
    >> Somebody had better tell Samsung that,
    >>
    >> http://www.samsung.com/PressCenter/PressRelease/PressRelease.asp?seq=20060106_0000223502

    >
    >The date on the press release is 06, Jan, 2006, 6 months old. The
    >instruction manual that says dual layer doesn't work is in peoples
    >hands right now. Looks like a lot can change in 6 months.
    >


    apparently there is some confusion wrt this. Apparently the Samsung
    won't play dual sided but will play dual layer.

    G
    >- Jordan
    grant kinsley, Jun 21, 2006
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