Folks, I've been here since the beginning of this thread and am as frustrated as anyone, but please note... The problem is with discs released in the past eight weeks and @SamsungRei replied on Monday that ... "We (Samsung) do in fact have this escalated. We will be following up here as soon as we receive a response."
I certainly would have liked Samsung to address this problem sooner, but it appears (HOPEFULLY) a solution is in process, so give em a few days for their techs to release a new software update. Next week we can start complaining hard again! But please keep posting the blu-ray titles that don't work; I think that helps us all.
One final comment, Samsung phone support is just people hired to go by numbers and read a script. I wouldn't expect much help from them. I'm sure everyone on this forum knows more about AV technology. Keep calling to report the problem, but I think this forum is our best bet at getting a resolution.
Hope everyone (in the US) has a great Thanksgiving.
Cheers, Christina in Boise, Idaho
By the way Samsung... you removed my post! NOT COOL! Therefore, I am posting it again! I am stating the facts and there is no abuse or words that are not appropriate!
Whilst Googling this matter yesterday, I came across a Twitter entry by a Freelance Journalist who specialises in TV/Audio matters. Apparently he is/was actually in Korea with Samsung right now.
Anyway I sent him a Tweet which he was kind enough to reply to stating he has one of the models in question. Now oddly his Apollo 11 BR was fine, unlike mine, and he doesn't have any of the other listed problem discs. However, he has experienced the "specifications" message with some test discs he has. As a consequence, he has/will report this to Samsung himself.
I don't want to name the person concerned as it would be unfair for him to be suddenly bombarded by annoyed Samsung customers. However I am sure you will all join me in thanking him for taking the time to reply, look into this himself and report it. The easy option would have been to ignore my tweet.
Greetings from Finland!
sorry for crashing the party, but I also see this problem, so it is not just a US/UK market issue. And we can also add another BR movie to the list: Spider-Man Far From Home
Player: UBD-M9500 Firmware: B-KANTAVWWC-1111.4
I tried contacting my local support (Finland), but they are useless, answering that I should do the following:
FIN: "Ensin palauta soitin tehdasasetuksille: Asetukset > Tuki > Pal. PIN-oletuskoodi on 0000"
ENG: "First reset your player, blaah-blaah, Default PIN-code is 0000"
Like that would help as there is no newer firmware available anyway?!
@SamsungRei, @SamsungAl, @SamsungJustin, @SamsungCaleb, @SamsungLou:
"Thank you for your summary, and also for your initial considered message. We have now escalated this to one of our TV & AV Specialists, and we will get back to you when we get a response from them"
"We do in fact have this escalated. We will be following up here as soon as we receive a response."
Do NOT hold Your breath, turning blue does not suit You!
And oh yes, I have tested the disc in a brand new Panasonic, an older SONY, older Panasonic and a LG and they all read the disc no problem.
Too bad my old Samsung BD-P4600 blew its blue laser recently, the reason why I bought the 9500, so I couldn't test that one. Still works fine as a DVD-player though, 10 years old and all.
UK calling Finland! Re your "reply" - this was mine
Thank you for your summary, and also for your initial considered message. We have now escalated this to one of our TV & AV Specialists, and we will get back to you when we get a response from them.
Hhhmm - anyone fancy a "Spot the difference" competition?
As I post this, our Finnish friends comments also mysteriously vanish!
Another BR to add to the list.
Had my pre-order of "Clockwise" turn up earlier this week.
Guess what "disc does not meet specifications" again. Seriously, is there ANY recently released BR that actually works on these models?
We are told this problem has been "escalated". Well Samsung, how about changing this to "resolved". You've had plenty of time to do this. Apparently even an acknowledgement and an apology on your website is proving to be beyond you.
In the name of sanity, please sort this out!
Totally agree with the two comments added to this forum today.
The total lack of any "Customer care" whatsoever from Samsung has been an absolute disgrace. No acknowledgement, no apology, no resolving of the problem. All we have got is patronising rubbish in return in the form of scripted, crib sheet drivel which has been word for word, punctuation mark for punctuation mark insulting drivel regardless of where we are be it the UK, the US or Finland.
I really feel as though some sort of Social Media campaign against Samsung is a strong possibility. Twitter for example with a hash tag of Boycott Samsung along with links to this forum. E-mails to AV magazines and websites with the same link etc. Just let any potential Samsung customer know that a product bought from them could be effectively redundant in less than two years.
SAMSUNG - SORT THIS OUT THIS WEEK!
I sincerely apologize to everyone! We continue to escalate this to our product management team. However, we have yet to receive a response. As soon as we have any information, we will follow up here.