02-16-2011, 06:21 PM #1
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BDP 5100 - where can I get the OLDER, non-1.53 version of firmware? 1.53=bad.
I have the Bluray player BDP5100/12, an excellent one - or, should I say, one that used to be excellent with older firmware.
I made the mistake of thinking that the new revision, 1.53, would be better... wrong! It did add the NetTV service for which I have no use, but it also made the player pretty much useless. Whenever I use the player to connect an external drive and play Divx HD files, it's now a given that the player will freeze. It happens with about half of files now. The playing continues, but the player stops reacting to the remote or the buttons on the unit. All I can do then is:
- keep watching
- physically unplug the power
Additionally, the player seems to list video files randomly when browsing USB units plugged in, rather than alphabetically. It used to happen with older firmwares, too, but with 1.53 it seems even more common.
Anyway, I want to roll back to the great firmware (it was 1.31, I think) which came before the awful 1.53. I hope with the older version, it will once again be the good player I enjoyed. Unfortunately, the site only lists v1.53 now. Where can I get the older revision?
I guess the coders were so concentrated on this NetTV service in the new firmware that they broke a ton of things that used to work well in the older firmwares, and paid no attention to it. Shame...