View Full Version : BDP5200 Latest Firmware upgrade (V1.61) has been released

Philips - Remko
09-05-2012, 03:26 PM
V1.61 is only released for BDP5200/05, /12, /51, /55, /79, X/78

· BDP5200/98 and K/93 still use V1.31

V1.61 includes the following changes:

Improves playability of discs with the following titles:

o Conan 3D

o Rio 3D

o Ice Age 3D

The former firmware version includes the following changes:

Fixes the following issues: (V1.55)

o Philips TV’s with OneUX feature, BDP will freeze if BDP applications are triggered from TV menu.

o BDP does not playback media files when selected from sources menu, while using the MyRemote application on your mobile device.

· Philips SimplyShare is now supported. Philips SimplyShare lets you stream your music, movies & photos from Android Tablet or Android Smartphone or PCs to your Blu-ray player and playback on the TV. Simply install Philips SimplyShare app on your Tablet/Smartphone. You are now ready to enjoy all your entertainment effortlessly. You can find the SimplyShare application activation code by going to Setup > Advanced > Version Information. (V1.52)

· YouTube Leanback app is added to NetTV. (V1.42)

· Upgrade Facebook application in NetTV. (V1.35)

· Improve playability on ‘HBO Eastbound and Down Season 2’. (V1.35)

· Improve playback operation on rental movies from online video stores via Net TV. (V1.35)

· Remove an unwanted screen saver when playback ‘.mkv’ files from USB flash drive. (V1.35)

· Enable Videociety online video store via Net TV in Germany and Austria. (V1.35)

· Solves the issues with VideoCity VOD service. (v1.31)

· Fixes the issues found on the following Blu-ray discs: (v1.31)

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.

· Also fixes the following issues: (v1.31)

o BDP auto exit to VOD main page when perform fast forward during buffering.

o Screen Saver is activated after 15-20 mins playback of mkv file in HDD.

· Added a ‘Fast Wake-up’ feature. It allows your player to wake up much faster from power standby. After software upgrade, go to ‘Setup’ then ‘Preferences’ to enable this new feature.(v1.16)

· Enable ‘Smartphone Control’ feature. Now, you can use your smartphone (i.e., iPhone, iPod Touch and Android phone) to be a remote control of your player. You can download the app ‘MyRemote’ from AppStore for Apple devices or App Market for Android devices. (v1.16)

· Fixes the following issues: (v1.16)

o Improve playback in CatchUp TV Services:

§ ‘Uitzending Gemist’ for Netherlands

§ ‘ATRE’ service for Germany & Austria

o Improve playback in VideoStore Services using ASF streams:

§ ‘VIDEOLAND’ for Netherlands

o Correct display information of the local display on the player.

o Enable a online video store service - ‘Videociety’ in Germany.

Kindly download the software at www.philips.com/support

09-05-2012, 03:49 PM
Hi Remko,
thanks for the Release!
I just checked it and it seems to fix the 'no USB-NTFS if autostarted from DVD'- bug (see also http://www.supportforum.philips.com/en/showthread.php?5828-BDP5200-Latest-Firmware-upgrade-%28V1-55%29-has-been-released&p=33181&viewfull=1#post33181).
Thanks very much for that, it was annoying
(TV: 42PFL9603, BluRay: BDP6000)

09-08-2012, 05:17 PM
My net TV has stopped working after the update. It just hangs and doesn't connect.

09-08-2012, 06:00 PM

try to load factory defaults...


09-09-2012, 03:21 AM
Tried that. It doesnt work

09-09-2012, 09:02 AM

- delete NetTV memory
- pull power cord


11-14-2012, 05:00 PM
For some reason, this release does not play .avi and .flv formats from USB. Why is it not working now? Please fix ASAP or let me know how to downgrade to previous version.


12-29-2012, 02:17 AM
Anyone know why BDP5200/98 still in version 1.3x (my device is now 1.32 after auto update). I still can't enjoy youtube leanback while other BDP5200 can already for quite some time :(

01-14-2013, 08:33 AM
Phillips support team,

I still did not hear anything on .flv formats on this version. Is any fix coming soon?

01-14-2013, 08:49 AM
So they worked before but after the update they don´t. Can you give the media info or maybe share a file?

01-24-2013, 06:58 PM
After upgrading to 1.61 my 5200/05 completely locks up after around an hour of 'on' time. Only switching off (sometimes having to unplug from power supply) resets the machine. Anyone else seeing this?

Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

01-27-2013, 04:49 AM
So they worked before but after the update they don´t. Can you give the media info or maybe share a file?

Hi Pacman,
Yes, they used to work before. It is .flv format that I got for my kid from youtube. I tried to attach but in vain.


01-29-2013, 10:28 PM
Afaik BDP 5200 never supports the flv format. The BDP 5500 was the first to play flv.

02-11-2013, 05:20 AM
Afaik BDP 5200 never supports the flv format. The BDP 5500 was the first to play flv.

Ok, how can I downgrade to previous version then?

03-09-2013, 08:08 AM
Does flv work on 5200, I am confused?

03-29-2013, 01:16 PM
Why is Ice age 3d not playing back properly? It was a problem that has been fixed with the firmware before this one. Now the problem is back.