Originally Posted by eja
My DMP-BD60 didn't have any problem playing it (from Netflix).
Odd, I know the 60, and 601, use the same firmware, and are essentially the same player. I wonder, if my player's drive is failing then because I had two copies of the same disc have the same issue on the same player. It has the latest firmware 2.5, since the player hasn't had a firmware update in about a year, or a bit less. I disconnected it from the internet, so BDLive would be disabled. I do have a 1 GB SD card installed, and even reformatted the card, unplugged, and hard reset to factory settings. With all this said, the player still refused to read the content of this particular disc, unless I power cycled with the disc in the drive.
Other discs work without problems, including the other discs in the same package. My panasonic BD 85 works without a hitch, so does the sony S-570, and so does a magnavox profile 1.1 player, which has no internet or even profile 2 features.
I find it hard to believe, that a failing drive, would only present itself with only 1 disc. However, People on this thread, and the 55 thread, i think it was reported drive issues after about 2 years of use, which that player is very close to. Did any of those incidents, begin in a similar fashion ?
In all my history of optical media e.g. DVD/blu-ray i only had 1 defective DVD player, once I replaced it, i never had an issue with DVDs again, unless the disc itself had issues, but the main movie would always play, and the disc was always readable. From my experience, it seems like blu-ray will never be perfect, and always have bugs.
Does anyone want to take a stab at, why 3 out of 4 players will play this disc, and this one has issues? It makes absolutely no sense.