Samsung Updates Blu-ray Player Firmware

February 6, 2008
Samsung released a firmware upgrade on Feb. 5 for its Blu-ray Disc player (BD-P1200). The firmware update is known as Version 2.1.

It can be updated via the Blu-ray player’s internal Ethernet port, or by downloading a CD image from the Samsung Web site. According to the firmware posting on, the upgrade will correct some problems that the player has experienced with several major motion picture titles, most notably:
  • “Sunshine”

  • “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”

  • “Live Free or Die Hard”

  • “Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 1”

  • “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”
Other Blu-ray titles have also been reported as having compatibility problems, as well. The free Samsung firmware update is available here.

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