Ok, my HD-A35 has been hooked up but unused for quite a while. I have recently had more time for movie watching and started dipping back into the HD-DVD collection.
My player seems to have a problem though. Most (or all) discs seem to freeze at what I assume is the layer break. This happened on Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and Goodfellas. Fast forwarding a minute or two past the point of the freeze fixes the problem. On all movies, it was right around half-way or a little past half-way through the movie. I don't suppose anybody has any ideas or experience with this? For the freeze on Goodfellas, I actually had to unplug the power from the player and restart the player. I may just toss the player if nobody has any good ideas.
I pulled my old HD-A2 out of storage, hooked it up, and updated the firmware. I skipped to the problematic chapter on Goodfellas and there was no freeze. I also tried the disc in my computer using the GGC-H20L drive and it worked fine as well on the problematic chapter. I would rather use the HD-A35 than the HD-A2 or the HTPC, but I would rather not miss a minute out of the middle of each movie to fix the freeze.