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Old 02-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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I have had a Sylvania Blu-Ray player for about a year now, and suddenly it will not play Blu-Ray movies. It plays standard DVDs great, but suddenly no Blu-Ray movies. I updated the software for it through my wireless, and thought it would fix the problem, but no. The disc keeps spinning in the player then I get this message that says "Please eject Disc. Playback may not be available on this disc. Wha???????

This was a relatively inexpensive player I got, could it be just obsolete, or broken, or what?? I hate to get a new one, but if a Blu-Ray player wont play Blu-Rays, then ........

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Old 02-17-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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I'd start by contacting Sylvania tech support to see what they say about it.
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sounds like you need a firmware upgrade
are you connected to the net? If not, either do so, or go to the company site and you should be able to get it on flash or burn it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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He already upgraded the player, unless I misunderstood his post.
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Looks like the blue laser failed.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:26 PM   #6
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He already upgraded the player, unless I misunderstood his post.
my bad! didn't see he had done so. thanks!
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Sounds as if it's time for a new one. Luckily they can be had for very little money now. I remember buying a PS3 for $400 because it was the cheapest BD player to be had at the time. LOL
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:32 PM   #8
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Sounds as if it's time for a new one. Luckily they can be had for very little money now. I remember buying a PS3 for $400 because it was the cheapest BD player to be had at the time. LOL
paid $350.00 for my 1st sony.( analog out)
now so cheap it's not funny.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:32 PM   #9
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Sounds as if it's time for a new one. Luckily they can be had for very little money now. I remember buying a PS3 for $400 because it was the cheapest BD player to be had at the time. LOL
Same here except I paid $300 for mine with that $100 Wal-Mart gift card. Ah, memories.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #10
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Thanks folks! I did upgrade the software successfully, so then I went to downloading the firmware, which I did, I made a disc out of it, per the instructions. But when I put the disc in the player, I got the same message. So I tried to reach sylvania tech support (and hope I didnt get Peggy) but that wait was over an hour! So now I sent an online letter explaining my problem.

Fortunately, like you guys said, BluRays are cheap now adays, but whats better is that one of the gifts my company offers for 25 years of service is a... Blu Ray player!

Interesting post about the Blue Laser. Im not that tech savvy.

So I guess I will be needing a new player.... or at least hope my neighbor who has a nice one goes out of town...
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:37 PM   #11
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Had the same problem here with a different unit. I resolved it by inserting an empty flash drive in the USB port. Don't know why it works, but it does. As soon as the flash drive is removed, the Blu-ray disk stops playing. Regular DVD's & audio CD's play fine either way.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:52 PM   #12
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you guys need to invest in an oppo 93.
These units are made in CA. so when you have an issue you can speak with a guy who made the thing.
and from what I've seen thats a fact. I have one and it's worth evry penny. They are not thowout units. It's the last blu ray player you'll buy.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:43 AM   #13
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As suggested, reset, clear memory, clear storage, update firmware, a number of things might restore the functionality. There should be a thread at AVSForums on the specific player that might have some suggestions. It is almost certainly made by Funai and as far as I know, despite the cheap prices, the Funai players don't usually give up after a year.

I will second the Oppo BDP-93 recommendation for anybody willing to pay $500 for a Blu-ray player these days.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:07 PM   #14
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While I'm sure the OPPO BDP-93 is an excellent machine, I can't see myself spending that much for a Blu-ray player. For only $120.00 I have a 3D player with fast boot & load times, Netflix, You Tube, Pandora & a 4 year warranty. Oh & the picture is outstanding with both Blu-ray & high quality DVD's.

A few years from now, some new, improved technology will likely roll along & make these players obsolete anyway.
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While I'm sure the OPPO BDP-93 is an excellent machine, I can't see myself spending that much for a Blu-ray player. For only $120.00 I have a 3D player with fast boot & load times, Netflix, You Tube, Pandora & a 4 year warranty. Oh & the picture is outstanding with both Blu-ray & high quality DVD's.

A few years from now, some new, improved technology will likely roll along & make these players obsolete anyway.
I've thinking about it hard. It would eliminate my Pioneer SCAD/DVD-A player from my rig thus freeing up a HDMI port on my Denon.
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