Avatar proved to be the highest-grossing motion picture release of all time, and when the initial Blu-ray Disc home release of Avatar went on sale yesterday, it came as no surprise that the blockbuster hit shattered previous first-day sales records with 1.5 million people taking the movie home to watch in all the high-def glory that is Blu-ray Disc.But for those SoundVision clients with Samsung Blu-ray Disc players, heads up: we’ve received reports from Samsung that some models may require a firmware update before they can play the Avatar Blu-ray Disc. The reason? The new digital rights management (DRM) encryption on the Avatar disc, intended to thwart piracy and illegal duplication. The current Samsung Blu-ray Disc player models affected are the BD-C5500 and BD-C6500, as well as all older models of Samsung players.If you device is connected to the Internet through a wired or wireless connection, chances are your player has prompted you to download and install the firmware at some point. If your player is not connected, you can download the firmware update by visiting the Samsung firmware website and downloading it there. Instructions will be posted there for installing the firmware on your player, and if you need assistance, please give us a call at (415) 456-7000.
April 23, 2010