Originally Posted by jruser
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.
If you haven't already tossed your HD-A35, try this.
When I had my A-1 permanently plugged into the power outlet, I had freezes on several disk.
Unplugged it, put it into the closet for a couple of years.
Plugged it back in and it played a disk just fine with no freezes.
Left it plugged in and a few days later, tried to play a disk and it did the whole freezing thing again.
Wound up tossing it but got thinking about it later. I'd bet that leaving it connected to power caused some kind of heat failure.
If you can, unplug it for a few hours and then plug it in and play a disk immediately. If that works, then your solution is to unplug it when you're not using it.
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