Postmortems

Samsung Blu-ray players bricked by official XML

And even if you don’t use something like Netflix, or don’t accept the privacy notice nor download a software update, but do connect the device to the internet, your player will still routinely fetch the logging policy file.

The problem with the XML file, sent out on June 18, 2020, is that it wasn’t formatted in a way compatible with the device’s code. Though a valid XML file, it contained an empty list element, we’re told:

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