Yes, I know I don't have the best BD player in the world, to say the least.
Currently firmware is v.9. According to many, many online posts, upgrading past v.9 basically bricks the unit so I have not upgraded past v.9 by design
The BD played fine about 2 or 3 times.
Now it plays the 'Magic Kingdom' animation sequences, asks me to select a language and informs me that I can 'press top/pop-up menu to skip previews and play feature', then stops playing
I've unplugged the unit (did it overnight even)
Cleared the BD data cache
Tried with/without ext memory
Tried my friends discs
Had my friends try my disc in their players