bernievink

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  1. I am getting quite a collection of different 4K UHD cases. so I am happy to supply those who need a few.
  2. I have downloaded that firmware from their website and placed it on a USB stick before. But the software in the player will not allow a downgrade to a previous firmware only an upgrade to a newer firmware. So I am desperately waiting for a newer firmware now. Maybe firmware version 1011 if and when it comes out will solve everything. I remember the early days of Blu-ray with almost a new version of firmware every month on my Sony BDP-S300. On several occasions certain Blu-ray discs did weird things till the next firmware update came out. It was so bad that some Blu-Ray discs had a popup at the beginning suggesting you update your firmware before playing that disc. That was before the days, that players had wifi and did their own updating so long as you allowed it to connect to your home wifi network.
  3. I believe your first sentence sums up my hassles. The titles that give me most difficulty are:- Sully, Storks The mummy, (but not mummy returns or dragon emperor) & oblivion to name the worst offenders. I think my biggest mistake was to assume 1010 firmware might fix it, but I think it may have made it worse. and there is no way the machine will let me go back to 1009 firmware.
  4. This description sounds very similar to my problem, on my player with firmware 1010.
  5. I think I will play the 1080 BR copy of these movies until a more advanced UHD player becomes available. the amount of time and money wasted trying to solve the problem is not worth it for now. The only thing I might try to do is go back to a previous firmware on the player. I believe version 1010 was withdrawn a few days after its release. might talk to Dave Gatti about going back to 1009 firmware.
  6. Don't know but Amazon choice was pay in AUD. and this is what it said Item(s) Subtotal: $22.99 Shipping & Handling: $6.98 Total before tax: $29.97 Estimated tax to be collected: $0.00 Grand Total: $29.97
  7. Is it possible all the movies that cause trouble have either DTS:X or Dolby atmos while most of the ones that play fine dont have these audio options.
  8. Hi Folks The Fifth Element 4K UHD is now available for preorder from Amazon US for US $22.99. That is less than $30 posted to Australia.
  9. This is my combination:- Player Samsung UBD-K6500 firmware 1010, modded by Gatti audio to be region free and multi zone. Receiver Sony STR dh770. TV Samsung UA-60-KU-6000-WXXY firmware 1169. Player set to split Video and audio on HDMI 1 & 2. Now using 2 GTEK Premium Certified HDMI 2.0b Cables. someone suggested trying to put the TV and player on different power points but I don.t see any gain in that. However I might just give it a try (clutching straws here)
  10. I have never had a recall of a movie before. I think I will keep my copy, the $15 I paid was not a great loss. If they come out with a better version in a year or so I will just buy the new one and throw the old one out. Bernie
  11. Well you were right in this instance. the problem is not cable related. The new "UHD capable 18Gb/s certified cables" do not make any difference when the problem is in existence.
  12. On 5/20/2017 at 6:19 PM, CWT said: "Bandwidth is a problem with some of these very high mbps uhd streams Bernie" I took the plunge and invested in some fancy HDMI cables. the only ones in JB store marked "HDR capable" and guess what, they were not in the TV section but in the Games section. The JB TV salesman did not even know they existed. https://www.jbhifi.com.au/games-consoles/platforms/cables-charging/gtek-premium-certified-hdmi-2-0b-cable/328460/ To see if it makes any improvement, at $78 for two, it will not break the bank.
  13. I though I would post this here too, as I had posted it in "The Official 4K Ultra H D - Blu Ray Thread" In February I had problems with picture and sound freezing in two new UHD movies called "Storks" and "Sully". I replaced my 3D receiver with a 4K and I thought it was solved. But the three new "Mummy" movies from Universal have the same freezing problem as I used to have with the Storks and Sully movies. I was completely mystified as to the cause of this problem. But after reading a lot of info from the AVS forum...... I now have two very short 1 meter 4K HDMI cables, one from Samsung UBD-K8500 player to TV, the other from player to Receiver. And once again split the audio and video signals from the player into separate streams. This seems to have solved the problem for the "mummy" movies. I will need to go back to test "storks & Sully" again later and see if they still work OK.
  14. After much reading at AVS I decided to change the cabling behind my home theater again (must be the 4th time now) I now have two very short 1 meter 4K HDMI cables, one from player to TV, the other from player to Receiver. And once again split the audio and video signals from the player into separate streams. This seems to have solved the problem for the "mummy" movies. I will need to go back to test "storks & Sully" again later and see if they still work OK.