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No picture when playing normal DVD Video on BD-P1000

We bought a Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray player in the Netherlands, so we are able to play also our normal 'Dutch Region' DVD-video's here in the States. A year ago we bought a Sony Bravia 1080p LCD TV in the States. In between we are using a Yamaha RX-V1700 receiver. In that way, we are able to avoid the PAL/NTSC problem. The Yamaha is able to translate our PAL DVD’s into NTSC. We know for sure that this is working, because we used a very simple PHILIPS DVD player until a month ago. But, because this PHILIPS DVD player is only able to upgrade to 1080i, we decided (as real movie freaks) to have the better Samsung Blu-Ray so we can go to 1080p (next to playing Blu-Ray disks of course).
Back to the problem: where the PHILIPS was able to play back our normal DUTCH/EUROPEAN REGION DVD-VIDEO'S, we have no sound and just some stripes and colours in the left above corner of the screen. Obviously there is a translating problem, somewhere down the line. Is this a software problem? Is there an upgrade available for this BD-P1000 player? We don't know. We tried the service desk of Samsung back in the Netherlands. But they do not seem able to solve it. They didn't call us back jet. Maybe you guys could help us out here.
Appreciate it, thanks very much
Bert Nievaart & Ita Suripatty
Washington DC
Working for the Royal Netherlands Mission

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