Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Suburban Detroit
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Hit my first incident a couple weeks ago with In the Valley of Elah. (Brand new copy. Combo disc.) Froze on my XA2 (FW 2.5), but played fine on my 360 and the A30 I got a few days ago.
Bought a bunch of the HWV blowout discs last week and Shrek 3, Eastern Promises, Next, Payback, Beowulf and Terminator 3 played fine. However, The Brave One stuttered and froze w/o an error code in two spots. (Another combo disc.)
Well, tonight I'm trying to watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (a used copy bought from a person; not a rental copy), the error came back. Flashed the XA2's PW up to 2.7 and loaded the disc again. As it cleared the spot it froze at, I thought I was fixed, but BAM! it froze and gave the error a few seconds later. Oddly, same as with Elah, it was about 61 minutes in on this combo disc when it froze? Coincidence?
For the money this XA2 cost - the FLAGSHIP, donchaknow - all these nonsense is pretty depressing. When my girlfriend is trying to watch something, she doesn't want to have to get all Nerd Herd on it when plain old DVDs didn't present this rigmarole.