I got Smokin' Aces from Netflix last night. When I started playing, it started to freeze right in the first chapter, so I took it out and looked at it. The fingerprints and scratches were horrible! How could a disc that's been out for such a short time get so much abuse?
So I spent about 5 minutes washing it with mild soap and let it sit for a while to dry. All the smudges were finally gone, but the scratches were still there.
Popped it back in the A1 and it played right through, just fine.
Watched it again with the U-Control tonight. I think the Assasin Tracker has been one of the coolest interactive features I've seen. Very slick, yeah, OK, kinda' gimmicky...but still pretty slick.
What is it with Netflix discs? Not just HD DVD, but SD, too? In fact, the SD copy of The Queen I just got locked the player up altogether. When I went to wash it, I noticed a crack in it, along with all the other scratches. I wish the Netflix discs weren't in such sad shape.