Originally Posted by Fanboyz
Yes, exactly you look at the disc it's fine- then it won't freeze again.
I think you just experienced the (rare) random freezing of the player.
I watch way more movies than most, so I probably just encounter it more.
But for whatever reason, the 103/105D seems to freeze 2.8% of the time. For most people who watch maybe like maybe 3 blu rays a week- they'll only ever encounter a few times yearly.
I watch between 7-10 movies a week.
No I have experimented a lot with that coating on the disc. When I get one like that, I play with it a bit.
The last time it happened, I wiped it with a micro cloth, it looked pretty good,
put it back in the player and it froze up again. Tried skipping forward, and it would play for a few minutes, then freeze again.
Took it back out and then cleaned it thoroughly with cloth and cleaner. After that it played perfectly.
The incremental measurements between the disc and laser are so small,
any tiny variation can cause issue. The thickness of the disc, the preciseness of the center hole, etc...
If one disc is 1/1000th of an inch thicker than most discs, it may cause an issue.
Is there error correction for this type of stuff in the optical drive?... I really don't know, but I think any player is going to have
an issue like that once in a while. The more discs and content you watch, the more likely you are to experience such things.
Some people say "I have never had an issue, including freezing, etc...". However, maybe they only watch 1 movie a week,
or maybe they just got lucky, who knows.
Like I said earlier though, these things are inherent in modern electronics and Oppo is no exception.
The OLD technology, like VHS tapes had more problems 1000 times over, so these issues pale in comparison.
We get so used to expecting perfection from digital devices these days, we don't realize that it never was/is perfect, it's just an illusion.
Our human perception is flawed, so we know not what perfection even is.