Originally Posted by gcargile
Is anybody else having a problem with the HD DVD version of "DVE HD Basics"? My 5000 will not read the disc at all. It tries for about a minute, but spits it back out with the error:
"This disk can not be played. Error code: 0x000000ff"
I have no problems accessing my (limited) collection of other HD DVD discs. I don't have access to a different HD DVD player, so I have no way to test if this is a disk problem or a player problem.
I am having a similar issue with my 'Death Sentence' German Import HD DVD (Concorde), except my error code is slightly different:
"This disk can not be played. Error code: 0x00000101
Sometimes, I don't even get the error code; sometimes the player just freezes while loading the disc.
Although I'm new to posting here, I've been trying to follow the forums pretty closely, and haven't seen any other reports of this thus far. I had actually ordered a 5K about a week before the 1.3 firmware hit, but refurbdepot.com then suddenly backordered my purchase indefinitely but changed their list price on the website from $379 to $429. Long story short, I had to cancel that order and was able to get a refurb from eBay, which is why I've just now been able to test this.
Without really thinking about testing, I did the firmware upgrade to 1.3 over the net right off the bat, but I suspect that the Death Sentence HD DVD would probably still not have loaded on old firmware, as I've seen in a few other forums that imports don't always work 100% smoothly.
So I don't know if this is truly a new issue as a result of 1.3, or if this has always been a problem disc for the 5K. I do
know that it played without a hitch on my HD-A1. Also it was one of the few HD's that I know of with 5.1 DTS-HD High Resolution. (English track is HR, German track is MA).
I know this wasn't necessarily a largely popular import title, but if anyone has one and can also confirm it doesn't load for them, that would be a big help. Concorde in Germany also released a Blu-ray version with the exact same specs, which is also region free, so if anyone has had success getting that
title to play in the 5K, then I can be content in just ordering the BD import version.