Originally Posted by Wesley Hester
The latest releases of 12 Monkeys and Black Hawk Down on Blu-ray will not play on the BD-P1590. These are "simple" discs without too much more than menus but the player displays "Unable to play disc" or something similar with a yellow and black caution sign. Also, this notice is displayed right away without a delay at all. They both play fine on my Sony BDP-S360.
As I've mentioned before, Blu-ray discs like: T2 Skynet Edition, AVP Requiem, Watchmen and Race to Witch Mountain all have A/V issues of some sort. I also recently played the Aliens DVD from the Quadrilogy box set and it too had A/V glitches in parts (also a multi-branching disc but not Blu-ray of course).
Update after installing the firmware update (incomplete until I get time to really test/watch some of these titles closely):
Black Hawk Down now loads but when it gets to the menu, interactive elements (like Play, Setup, etc.) don't appear. Instead, the menu's animated background and sound play repeatedly in a loop but remote button presses do nothing (tried them all).
12 Monkeys now loads and plays fine now.
As mentioned in the previous post, the player showed a special "Unable to play disc" screen before. So this seems to have been a firmware issue and not a possible player or lens alignment issue as suggested by others.
Watchmen's director's version now loads and works fine (gets passed the animated gears turning animation).
Will have to view Watchmen again for the chapter loop back issue of before during the funeral scene.
Will have to check: AVP Requiem, T2: Skynet Edition, Race to Witch Mountain and Alien (DVD) at a later time and report back.
So, overall: progress.