[Answered] New Blu-ray Movies require 3.60 update to play?
Movies such as Battle for Los Angeles, which just recently came out, are requiring the 3.60 FW update. I've looked around the web very quickly, and I'm not seeing any mention of this.
I bought the disc on 6/15 and popped it in, and bam... disc requires 3.60 update or later. Turning off the network connection doesn't get rid of the issue either, the update is on the disc. I assume because Sony made it, that's why the update is there.
I don't know if this is a new trend, but it looks like I'll be needing to upgrade my 3.41.
Thought this might be important.
MOVIE - BATTLE FOR LOS ANGELES.
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Sony Pictures
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2011
I would try a firmware spoofer to get around this, but I don't know any for 3.41 ATM. Sony Pictures has been putting firmware upgrade files on their discs for a while now as another back handed way to force firmware upgrades. This is probably the first to "require" 3.60. In truth the only major item for BR playback that would really a firmware upgrade would be the AACS keys that are suppose to be updated every 18 months or so.
If you own a disc, your allowed to download it "illegal" for private use, with no restrictions. Just as an little wink, I'm not going to support illegal downloads, but when you already paid for it, it's fair.
LOL.. if i was sony i'd do this also and with music cds and blank cds etc..everything i possibly could..id want to stop cfw, homebrew and possiblity of piracy.. i'm not sony so i think this sucks. buy a cheap blu ray player or use dvds upscaled to 1080p.
i've never watched a bluray in my life.. oh i lied i hired xfiles to see if there is a diff between blu ray and dvd.. never again and i certainly would be extremely angry if i upgraded for a crappy movie like battle la.. LOL
there's ways around everything so its not a big deal.. i prefer torrent divx mate!~