Question about Televison & Video
The movies will randomly stop playing, but the only thing effected is the movie. Regardless of Blu Ray or DVD. Every other input works
Have you made sure the disks are clean and have no marring on them? Blue Ray players are very sensitive to any disk issues. Also have you checked to see if any updated Firmware (the software the system uses to read the movies) has been released for the player? They constantly update the operating software of players and the way the disks are recorded, so regular updating is essential to prevent this type of problem in playback, freeze up is the most common complaint.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem with some Netflix Blu-Ray rented DVDs, and here's what fixed it:
(1): Download and burn the latest firmware (version 4.50) from Sony: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?upd_id=4320&mdl=BDPS300
Follow their procedure carefully. For example, do NOT burn it to a CD-RW, only a CD-R. The downloaded file is an ISO file that you can burn with Nero Burning ROM's "burn image" menu item as well as a wide variety of freeware tools.
(2): AFTER the firmware has been updated, perform the normal reset procedure: Power it on, press the front panel STOP button (the square icon) and press the power button at the same time.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
SOURCE: Black Bars on all blu ray movies
Having black bars displayed when watching a Blu-Ray disc is a common occurrence, even with a widescreen television.
You may have heard or seen aspect ratios of 4:3 or 16:9. 4:3 is the ratio of a traditional television that is nearly square. 16:9 is the ratio of most widescreen televisions currently marketed. The reason that even with a 16:9 television Blu-Ray discs are displaying black bars is that many of these discs contain footage that has not been reformatted for television. The screen in a movie theater is even wider than 16:9, and rather than trim the ends, most Blu-Ray discs maintain the entire picture.
Depending on the options available in your particular television, you may be able to find a zoom setting that trims the ends and removes the black bars. It is up to you if you would rather see black bars with the entire picture or lose a small amount of the picture on each side for a full-screen experience.
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Posted on Jul 23, 2008
Go to sharps website and download updated firmware version for your model, then transfer the file to the blu ray using a usb mass storage device. I had to do that to mine it would not play new blu rays and i just bought the darn thing should've come updated. Good luck!
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
Normally you need to update firmware of bluray player to get playback of new movies/ titles and firmware can be updated by connecting bluray to DSL internet service.
Please check user manual of bluray player about update of firmware.
Posted on Jan 01, 2011
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