Samsung BD-UP5000 firmware 1.5 update promises Avatar Blu-ray support

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Samsung's BD-UP5000 Blu-ray player and its problems coping with the new Avatar disc showed that not all media – or firmware – are created equal, but true to their word the company have swung into action with a firmware update.  Posted to the Samsung support site this week, all that's mentioned in the firmware release notes is that v1.5 "improves playback compatibility in some movies."

Without a BD-UP5000 on hand, we can't say whether it actually does address the Avatar issue, but we're guessing Samsung have done their homework and testing it themselves.  Of course, this particular player isn't the only one to be causing headaches; we've heard from several SlashGear readers with other brands and models who have been having similar problems playing newer discs.

[Thanks Toby!]