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Old 01-06-2012, 09:13 PM
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Default Insignia NS-BRDVD4 Firmware Update Issues

Over summer I was looking for a region-free Blu-ray player. The consensus on these forums was the Insignia NS-BRDVD4 was an easily modifiable player at an affordable price. I purchased a refurbished model through Amazon. I wanted to downgrade to the original firmware in order to play DVDs/Blu-rays region-free. I downloaded the ISO: "20101015_NSBRDVD4_BBY_B083_022_21"

I had a 4 GB Memorex Zip Drive. I formatted it on a Mac in disk utility to be FAT32. I downloaded the .iso and dragged and dropped it onto the drive on the desktop. That didn't work. So I tried again with a 1 GB drive. Also didn't work. So I re-formatted the drives and tried by downloading the file directly to the drive. Again, didn't work. I'm getting an error code 12000. I called Insignia and tech support stated it meant either the .iso file is corrupted or the drive improperly formatted. Well, I used disk utility to format the drive so I don't think that's the problem. I also tried downloading the more recent June 2011 and December 2011 updates to see if it was a corruption of the .iso, but both files on either the 4gb or 1gb drive still prompted a 12000 error code.

I am at a loss. I already had a Blu-ray player - the point in getting the Insignia was to play my collection of foreign animation films.

Has anyone else had problems installing the update? Is there something I was supposed to do with the .iso file? Could I be formatting the zip drive wrong? Any help is appreciated!
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:37 PM
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Not to direct you away to another site, but this thread at really has the best info on the Insignia region changeable players, with links to FW. The consensus is that you need to use a Windows PC to download the files to a USB drive as the files are formatted for FAT and Macs just don't do FAT correctly.

It's worth the hassle, I got the NS-BRDVD4 some time ago and it's fantastic for the price.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:20 AM
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Okay! I will give that a try. Thanks so much. Hope it works. I got a little over-excited this winter break (I am in college) and spent all my Christmas money on importing French, South Korean and Hungarian animated films both on DVD and Blu-ray. I was really bummed at the prospect of these not working because my player was buggy!
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