Yes - I have connected an ethernet cable and updated my firmware. I tried it after Prometheus wouldn't play - connected, but said there were no updates necessary - I have done it before in the the past.
I bought a Finlux 3D tv(SKy 3D is amazing on it), same time a Samsung blu ray 3D player and Avatar 3D with the lenticular artwork etc. "Your blu ray player does not detect a 3D display" every time I tried to play disc. Contacted Samsung and Finlux, a week after buying these Finlux (amazing customer service) exchanged tv. Samsung "repaired" player then Amazon said they would refund me (still waiting). Accidentall sent player back with Avatar inside it (cost £19.95 Amazon could not guarantee to return disc so "goodwill gesture" of £10. Bought another disc and another, this time Phillips, player (recommended by Finlux the one they use), set it up this morning and same darn message !!! I now have enough cash left to buy a bottle of vodka to try and drown out all this lol Any advice would be greatly appreciated
I had a similar experience - so I contacted Phillips and went through loads of stuff with their helpdesk and they couldn't fix the problem but said they would email back within a week. Guess what - no email after 2 or 3 weeks now! :-(
I ended up buying a new Blu Ray player from Panasonic and it plays the Avatar disc in beautiful 3D - no problem!
Well after reading a lot of negative things re: Avatar 3D, not playing etc, I bought another disc, Coraline and has same message, put differently but meaning the same !! Phillips said they would repair player - but not going through another repair as I don't think this is the problem. Was tempted to buy another HDMI cable, from Finlux, in case the other 3 were defective, but frankly have genuinely run out of cash. Do I contact Trading Standards !! could be any of the items at fault. Actually I did get the original Avatar to play without any error messages, but was side by side, more or less colourless and very blurred. Will look up BD Live, who knows lol
Although we have the 2d version we couldnt wait for the 3d to be finally released so paid a little more and bought a used good as new disk that a previous owner had been supplied with their panasonic. We use a samsung 3d tv and an LG HX model 3d Blu ray player home cinema. No problems with LG and they are very reasonably priced. Was the 3d version and the equipment worth it? Absolutely, it was a fantasic 3d version of what we found as a great 2d fim and worth every penny of the £35 we paid for the disk.
Ive had no problem using sony Ps3 which also does lots of other things like using Love film Netflix BBc iplayer etc , well worth the extra cash . Simple to set up and plays every disc ive bought ,10 in the last 2 weeks . Mostly the titles amazon have got all toptitles people are talking about
I have LG TV and Blu-ray player, fingers crossed not had a problem with any discs. Avatar 3D is the best film by far (in 3D) so far. Your players firmware is probably not upto the standard needed to play certain discs, it's the manufacturer of the Blu-ray player that is at fault in my opinion. Who the hell is Finlux?
Well, I have the same problem with my PS3. I understand PS3 BD3D is only V1.3 compliant not full 1.4. There's some kind of handshaking protocol that's not being complied with. So Avatar won't play the 3D signal. The irony is, that while the message is telling me my "BD does not detect a 3D display", the image is in 3D and I can see it perfectly well. I have about 6 movies in 3D which do play. Some of them show that error message or the warning that you need a 3DTV to watch 3D, but they play the film anyway. Hugo does that. Underworld: Awakenings plays with no messages at all. 3D Games are no problem at all except that you have to manually synch the projector to the signal.