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General Chat Thread, New Blu Ray Player in General; Originally Posted by cookie_monster Where did you set that the only zone setting I can see is time zone. Am ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Where did you set that the only zone setting I can see is time zone. Am I being a moron?
    Anyway of doing a factory reset on it so it goes through the setup again ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    PS 3 consoles have come down to about £130 or there abouts and you can get netflix / love film and possibly other stuff on there , go to the PS Store and download them, updates the firmware over the internet via a wired or wireless connection and works

    If I re call correctly you can even buy a remote control for a PS 3 to control the video functionality instead of using the PS 3 controller ( either works )
    I have a PS3!
    £50-60 on a smart blu-ray player for the GFs place could be a decent buy though!

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    set your time zone to EST, CST, or PST and route through a proxy. should trick it to think its the US. We had the option when we loaded it up though. So perhaps we got a slightly different version to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Anyway of doing a factory reset on it so it goes through the setup again ?

    Just did but it doesn't ask for a zone. I'm thinking that the hardware is exactly the same with different firmware, I just need to work out how to flash it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Just did but it doesn't ask for a zone. I'm thinking that the hardware is exactly the same with different firmware, I just need to work out how to flash it
    using the uk version firmware and plug in the usb flash drive as it instructs as per the pdf guide I posted earlier ?? Unless Samsung or Carl can send you a specific / different firmware file ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    set your time zone to EST, CST, or PST and route through a proxy. should trick it to think its the US. We had the option when we loaded it up though. So perhaps we got a slightly different version to you?

    Set time zone to time zone listed as GMT-8 LA, San Fran but no joy. Does your mum def have the BD-F5100/XU version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    using the uk version firmware and plug in the usb flash drive as it instructs as per the pdf guide I posted earlier ?? Unless Samsung or Carl can send you a specific / different firmware file ?

    It's already got the 1010.1 firmware you posted. I need to try to get the US firmware on I think.

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    she doesn't have the XU version I dont think. Will go round tonight to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    set your time zone to EST, CST, or PST and route through a proxy. should trick it to think its the US. We had the option when we loaded it up though. So perhaps we got a slightly different version to you?

    How would I route the player through a proxy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    she doesn't have the XU version I dont think. Will go round tonight to be sure.

    Ah that could be the problem

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    Called and she checked.

    she has the BK version.

    SAM-DVD-BDF5100-BK according to the box
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Called and she checked.

    she has the BK version.

    SAM-DVD-BDF5100-BK according to the box


    Typical. Why do they have to make things so damn hard. Looks like I'll be trying to swap it tomorrow for a Samsung 5500 3D which is £79 but apparently does support Netflix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Typical. Why do they have to make things so damn hard. Looks like I'll be trying to swap it tomorrow for a Samsung 5500 3D which is £79 but apparently does support Netflix.

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    Good news peeps (well good in the circumstances), I went into Argos today and told them my tale of wo and they agreed to take the player back. In it's place I bought a BD-F5500/XU and it does Netflix and a few other things inc social media nonsense.

    It did cost me more than I could have got it online but I couldn't face waiting for Yodel, DPD or some other useless parcel firm letting me down again after already waiting 3 days for a parcel that didn't arrive.

    Anyway It's up and running with a happy Cookie Monster watching Archer via Netflix.

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