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To everyone who is experiencing disc read errors:
I had been experiencing the same with increasing frequency. Certain discs seemed to cause more problems than others (Tron Legacy and Return of the King EE spring to mind). The disc would spin, causing a loud grinding noise, and then I'd get one of several read error messages.
Long story short, the problem for me was crud on the BD drive spindle. It was a simple matter of opening up the player (two big screws on the side, 3 on the back), popping the top off of the drive (3 screws, then the plastic lid pops off using a tab on the rear), and simply cleaning off a very minor layer of crud from the spindle with a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol (taking care to avoid the blue and red laser diodes).
Then I put everything back together, and now everything plays with no errors, and a lot less noise.
I don't know why the thing is so sensitive, but it sounds like anyone who has been using this player regularly for more than a year may well experience the same thing.
Calm the muddy water, it becomes clear.