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Old 11-04-2012, 03:08 AM   #141
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I had a BDP LX71 and I had nothing but trouble with it even with the latest firmware updates, the player kept locking up or simply freeze which was a real pain because trying to remove or eject the disc took forever
I now have a Cambridge Audio Azur 751 and its a dream player, just love it
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:00 AM   #142
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My player is becoming increasingly finicky over the past week. Certain blu-rays will not play, they just spin and spin and spin, then finally the screen says "CANNOT PLAY THIS DISC". DVDs seem to be working fine.

Firmware is at 1.72. Tried to upgrade to 1.73, but when I put the disc in it just said "DATADISC" and did nothing. Then made another disc with the European 1.74 firmware, same thing.

Also cleared the memory cache and did factory restore settings.

Is it time to call it quits and buy a new player?
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:07 PM   #143
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Tried playing the 4K restoration of The Good The Bad and The Ugly and it would get the the 20th Century Fox opening and just hang before loading the menu or any more video. Still need to try throwing the disc in the upstairs Sony, and then updating to 1.74 and report back. I hope with the big Pioneer/Onkyo announcement doesn't mean that 1.74 will be the last firmware update.
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:48 AM   #144
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Quick update. Firmware update does clear up the The Good, the Bad and the Ugly playback problem.

Still hoping Onkyo/Pioneer will continue to support this player.
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:33 PM   #145
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Just an update....I've been running the last firmware that was released (3.74) for my BDP-23FD just over a year ago. Since then I've had no issues.

I actually think it might have been a previous release 3.72 or 3.73 that seemed to fix things.

I love my player - I actually bought a second one as a backup. Solid, well constructed in an era before players became cheap commodities and I could care less about not having access to BD-Live.
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:50 PM   #146
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I've had my Pioneer BDP-51FD for a couple years now. Never had an issue with it.
[Show spoiler]Recently I tried to play The Road on it but it wouldn't play, noticed a couple months ago a new Firmware was released. Upgraded and it would then play.

However in the past couple weeks I've come across two more releases that won't play.

I'm so tired of every time I buy a movie it being a crapshoot whether it will play or not.

This is beyond ridiculous! I can play the very first DVD ever made in any piece of crap player ever made just fine! But I'm supposed to wait months and hope a new firmware is released just so I can watch my damn Blu-ray movie!?!?

What are they even updating? Blu-ray is supposed to be a Goddamn standard!!!

There should be a class action lawsuit against Sony, Phillips and all other manufacturers!

And before anyone states it a Pioneer issue...I went through the same crap with my Sammy player!
The BDP-51FD was my first BD player so it is pretty old now but its been my bedroom BD player for a long time now and it still works like new.

I only found this thread because I was curious as to why its been so long since the last firmware update / ~10/2013. Again mine works fine but I wonder if Pioneer dropped the BDP-51FD as far as keeping the firmware in good shape goes? I will certainly buy another Pioneer if this one dies, maybe it will last forever!



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Old 12-06-2014, 09:58 PM   #147
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the 51FD was my first player but I had the same issues ive currently got a Cambridge Audio 752BD
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