View Full Version : BDP7500MKII Latest Firmware upgrade (v1.63) has been released

Philips - Remko
03-16-2012, 08:55 AM
v1.63 is released for BDP7500B2/05, /12, /51, /93, /98 and BDP7500S2/05, /12, /51, /93, /98

(v1.63) includes the following changes:

• Fixes the stuttering playback issues found on the Blu-ray disc Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The former firmware version includes the following changes:

Version 1.60 fixes the following issues:

(V1.60 is released to BDP7500S2 /98, /12, /05, /51, /93 and BDP7500B2 /12, /05, /51, /93, /98)

• Fixes the issues found on the following Blu-ray discs:
o HBO True Blood Season 3, unintended graphics in the Bonus feature menu Trueblood lines.
o Sherlock Holmes, intermittent narration in Live screening feature.
o Jumanji, unable to select subtitles from the Subtitle list.
• Add on-screen keyboard in NetTV for easier and better navigation.
• Add Tuneln FM in NetTV.
Version 1.56 fixes the following issues:
(1.56) is only released to (BDP7500B2/05, /12, /51,) (BDP7500S2/05, /12, /51, /93, /98), (BDP7550BL/12, /98), (BDP7550SL/12, /93, /98)
• Volume setting for multi-channel analog audio output does not work (via Setup > Speaker Setup menu).
• Audio distortion issue found on the certain audio CD’s when played back with Neo6 mode.
• Not able to format 8GB SD cards for the Video-on-Demand feature.
• Stuttering video on certain AVCHD discs.
• Playback of Avatar 3D in 2D mode.
Previous versions fixes the following issues:
• Catch-up TV (via NetTV feature) is enabled for Netherlands. (V1.53)
• Resolves an issue of video stuttering during disc playback while connected to a wireless network.(V1.53)
• Improves the playability of Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition discs.(V1.53)
• Minor corrections in Suomi menu language text.(V1.53)
• Resolves an issue where a hang-up is encountered sometimes after restoring to factory default settings. (V1.53)
• BBC iPlayer feature is enabled (for UK, /05 models only). (V1.52)
• Resolves the issue of an incorrect SW version displayed when upgrading to v1.49. (V1.52)
• Aligns the VOD Registration process with DivX® requirements. (V1.52)
• Resolves certain playback issues with MKV files having profile High 4.1. (V1.52)
• Resolves an issue whereby a blue screen appears when accessing via Disc/Popup button for certain PAL DVD discs. (V1.52)
• Resolves an issue when playing back certain MKV profile 3.1 main files that have invalid chunk IDs. (V1.49)
• Resolves an issue with certain playback issue with self recorded BD-R discs seen in SW version 1.32. (V1.49)
• Resolves a hang-up when a factory reset is performed after upgrading the product with version 1.37 and below. (V1.46)
• Improving playback of certain Blu-ray/ DVD discs, including: (V1.37)
--Clash of the Titans 3D (BD)
--"Das Parfüme" (DVD)
• Fixes the following issues(V1.37):
--Re-enabling Subtitle Shift does not work on 2D BD discs.
--Enabling auto Disc playback when inserted, while in the USB/Browse PC menu
• Improved 3D playback quality after changing source from Net TV/USB/Browse PC playback. (V1.32)
• Improved BD-Live accessibility when external storage is selected. (V1.32)
• Improved Help Text in the video Setup menu when choosing 3D Auto and 3D Off. (V1.32)
• Improved performance of music slide show via DLNA (browse PC). (V1.32)
• Added Central Europe and Simplified Chinese character set support for DivX subtitles (in the options menu during playback > character set).(V1.32)
• Enables the Blu-ray player to playback and output 3D video*. (V1.30)
• Fixes an issue wherein the on-screen keyboard is not displayed upon accessing Open internet from NetTV. (V1.26)
• Fixes an issue wherein notification message in NetTV remain in English when OSD Language is set to others. (V1.26)
• For non Europe versions, the default country selection during initial installation (Country Selection list) will be set to
“International”. (V1.26)
• Further improvement of media files navigation in the “browse PC” menu. (V1.26)
• Improved support for trick modes (FFW, REW and time search) on MKV and AVI video files when streaming via DLNA.
Note: Support for trick modes will also depend on your DMS. (V1.19)
• Improved media files navigation in the “browse PC” menu. (V1.19)
• Improved service access in the “browse NetTV” menu. (V1.19)
• Improved media files navigation in the “browse USB menu”. (V1.19)
• Support for external storage in BD Live. You can now use a USB flash drive as a cache for BD Live content. (V1.19)
• Resolved playback issues with the BD disc “Infestation”. (V1.19)
*Remarks: For 3D playback, you must have:
- a 3D capable TV and 3D glasses (that are from the 3D TV manufacturers)
- a 3D Blu-ray disc title
Kindly download the software at http://www.philips.com/support

03-16-2012, 04:24 PM
But after the (german) update the player shows still "SW 1.60" in the version info. I tried the update a second time - same result. No errors during updating ...

03-16-2012, 07:03 PM

try a different language... (files are the same) - it's a proxy caching issue


03-17-2012, 10:10 AM
thx Toengel - sorry, but the same issue with the "English" file - after successfully upgrading and starting new, the player says: it's still the 1.60 ...
Upgrading over network doesn't work ("no upgrade available").
Hope you have any ideas...


03-17-2012, 11:07 AM
I'm just quoting Toengel from his own site:

"häng ?a=b an den Link an."

This worked for me.
So in English: you should make your link end with ".zip?a=b" instead of just ".zip". This seems to bypass any caching problems.
Thanks for the tip Alex! :)

03-17-2012, 11:37 AM
Works fine! THX!

03-21-2012, 03:15 AM
"häng ?a=b an den Link an."

This worked for me.
So in English: you should make your link end with ".zip?a=b" instead of just ".zip". This seems to bypass any caching problems.

hey, thanks freddy and toengel for providing solution...
but i still do not quite understand how this works... mind explaine more ?

03-21-2012, 07:01 AM
My solution (don't know if it is the easiest....):
Go to the download link - copy the link with right mouse - paste the link adress in a new tab - delete all parts of the adress after ".zip" and add "?a=b" - enter- download

Hope I can help you a bit

03-21-2012, 07:35 AM

with a parameter one can indicate a different link compared to the link without such parameter. Since "the web" don't know this link (with parameter) the browser do not try to download the link from some cache...

http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/b/bdp9600_12/bdp9600_12_fus_deu.zip => will download sometimes a file from cache

http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/b/bdp9600_12/bdp9600_12_fus_deu.zip?a=4 => since this link is unknown, the download will try directly from source


03-28-2012, 03:13 PM
This weekend it was time for me for Harry Potter part 7 (and the Deathly Hallows part 1)!... I really enjoyed the movie! :)
I was still using firmware 1.53 at the time and I noticed a couple of hick ups in the picture: maybe 6 during the whole movie.

Afterwards I could finally check (in advance) the hick ups in the Deathly Hallows part 2. I saw that they looked exactly like the ones I noticed in DH1.
So now I updated to firmware 1.63 and of course the problems in DH2 are gone. But also those in DH1 are fixed! :D And... no new problems appeared, as far as I know, ;) so... Very happy indeed! Thanks Philips!

So without worries, next weekend it's DH2 time! :cool: