Published on April 26th,2010 at 4:19 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

Beware! Your Blu-Ray player may not play Avatar Blu-ray Disc

Avatar Blu-ray Disc

Last week, swarms of people flooded into the stores worldwide to get a copy of AVATAR’s Blu-ray Disc but apparently just to end up discovering that the disc would refuse to play in their Blu-ray players.

Crunchgear refer specifically to Samsung BD-UP5000 Blu-ray player as being incapable of the disc’s playback because of the unavailability of the firmware update that the device requires. Mind you, it is not only this particular Samsung model but also several other  Blu-ray players by the same company that are reported to have the same problem on the internet forums.

However, discussions  on the Forum of point out to the fact that it is not a simple firmware update matter but rather a DRM problem for which obviously it is the 20th Century Fox that people are mad at.

So if you have been planning to buy Avatar Blu-Ray Disc as a law-abiding person, or else, just like some people say they did, to rush to buy a Blu-ray player to play it on your TV, you’d better think twice.

Beware! Your Blu-Ray player may not play Avatar Blu-ray Disc
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  • Haf

    I love it when something like this happens, as everytime more and more people realize what a bad thing the current DRM systems are. DRM is bad for the customer. It’s that simple.

    • Smith

      @Haf, Agreed.

    • Aaron

      I second that. The 1080p Blu-ray rip is on the Usenet and torrent sites right now, showing how completely ineffective the DRM is in preventing copying. Instead, they’re penalizing legitimate customers by having buggy DRM. Great job, guys.

  • Joe

    Won’t play on my Pioneer BDP-120 BluRay Player either. I have the latest firmware loaded.

  • Erulin

    Sharp HP20… not working either…

  • virtualflesh

    BD-UP5000 v1.5 patch released 4/28 confirmed to work with Avatar BluRay edition. Link:

  • movieboy

    With the new update of my Pioneer LX-91 Avatar works fine.

  • special1

    I have problems with panasonic bd10a.

  • annoyed

    Sony Blu-Ray player won’t work even with most recent firmware update.

    • Jay


      Which Sony Blu Ray player did you try to watch Avatar Blue Ray Disc? The reason why I ask is I am trying to buy a blu ray player that can play avatar blu ray disc.



  • johnathon king

    Would play on my samsung BD4600 at the start, Then stop allowing me, Now works fine after an update



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