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I've had this happen with a few discs over time that did not respond to cleaning. Recently I purchased "The Best of HD DVD, Volume Three (Blazing Saddles / The Departed / GoodFellas / Superman - The Movie)" and both "Blazing Saddles" and "Superman" had multiple errors with playback. I returned the set to Amazon without trying the other two. That's a good thing about purchasing from Amazon; they take them back without question and pay for shipping.
I have had the experience with "Mutiny on The Bounty" where 3 different discs had playback errors, all purchased from the same vendor. Sent them all back to Amazon and ordered the 4th from another Amazon vendor and this one plays without a problem.
I have had discs that played on my XBox 360 add-on without errors that did display error code: 408bc504 on my HD-A2.
I have a theory that some of these are production-run specific and apparently aren't a problem for all players. I ran across some reviews on "The Best Of HD DVD" sets and many reviews indicated problems with this error code amongst these sets. I decided I wasn't going to bother trying any more of these sets.
BTW, both my add-on and HD-A2 are @ 1080i.
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