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Old 11-22-20, 09:42 AM
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Breaking Bad does not play on Blu Ray Player

My Samsung will not play BB DVD. It will randomly freeze, then unfreeze and skip ahead, by a minute or two or as many as 20 minutes. All seasons, all episodes and at completely random spots.

My old Sony DVD player I got out of the garage, dusted it off, put new batteries in the remote, hooked it up to the TV and it plays fine. Zero, nada problem.

No other movie or show I have does anything like this. All DVDs play fine on the Samsung Blu Ray player. Only BB has this problem.

What's going on with BB? Anybody???
Old 11-22-20, 08:19 PM
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Re: Breaking Bad does not play on Blu Ray Player

Do you need a firmware update?

I’m assuming that updates no longer brick Sammy players...
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Re: Breaking Bad does not play on Blu Ray Player

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Do you need a firmware update?

Iím assuming that updates no longer brick Sammy players...
I checked the updates. Non available.

What does "brick" mean?
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Re: Breaking Bad does not play on Blu Ray Player

Here's the article on what "brick" means...

https://hackaday.com/2020/07/19/the-...-were-bricked/

I have a Samsung Blu-ray player and have found that Anchor Bay titles will load fine and then freeze on the Anchor Bay logo. No commands on the remote will work and you have to unplug/plug the player to get the disc back out. It doesn't happen on all Anchor Bay titles but seems to be quite common on the early 1999-2001 releases. The same discs play perfectly fine on my SONY Blu-ray players and standard DVD players.

I imagine it's just something in the software that doesn't mesh-up right.
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Re: Breaking Bad does not play on Blu Ray Player

Originally Posted by orangerunner View Post
Here's the article on what "brick" means...

https://hackaday.com/2020/07/19/the-...-were-bricked/

I have a Samsung Blu-ray player and have found that Anchor Bay titles will load fine and then freeze on the Anchor Bay logo. No commands on the remote will work and you have to unplug/plug the player to get the disc back out. It doesn't happen on all Anchor Bay titles but seems to be quite common on the early 1999-2001 releases. The same discs play perfectly fine on my SONY Blu-ray players and standard DVD players.

I imagine it's just something in the software that doesn't mesh-up right.
Interesting. I'm not having any reboot issues, nor any issues at all EXCEPT in playing BB.

I do wonder about Samsung though. They no longer make players, which is not good. I like how the Samsung Blu-Ray player works with the TV, such that the TV auto switches to the HDMI port with the player content when I power up the player. The Sony, I have to use to play BB, I have to make extra steps to get the set to show the DVD content from the Sony. Not a huge deal, but something I have to deal with if I ever want to buy a 4K player.
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Re: Breaking Bad does not play on Blu Ray Player

Okay, I think I figured it out. Or at least I have a fix.

I recently received Downton Abbey complete series in Blu-Ray, and had some jerky audio to get thru during the intro. The main content was fine, but the intro was annoying. Somehow I decided to do a hard reset. Problem solved. Then I thought would this also fix the Breaking Bad problem. And yes it does.

Unplug the player for a few seconds at the surge protector and everything works fine. A Samsung player problem(?), or no longer as they do not sell players anymore. I wonder if this problem was so embedded in their players that they exited this part of the industry?
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I just looked it up and found out how to do a soft reset. I'll try that next time this occurs.

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