Originally Posted by Blackburst
Can't play John Carter (Blu Disc) on my BD-UP5000
Had to watch the DVD instead.
The Disc can't get past the Disney Logo Animation. Anybody else experience this problem?
My machine has the latest firmware installed (1.6) that was released back in June 2010
Many recent Disney releases require 1.4 to get past the Castle. You need to "downgrade" the player to 1.4 using your old 1.4 install disc, watch the movie, then bump back up to 1.6 if you so desire afterward. Or you can get another 5k and run one on 1.4 and one on 1.6 like I do. Actually I have a fleet of 5 of 'em at the moment.
My guess is your problem with JC is in fact this known issue. I was supposed to be sent JC by BlockBuster, but was sent The Secret World of Ariety instead so it will be a while until I can rent it and check it out. I'm sure the stores are stocking it on BD so I can swap it one of these times, or wait for RedBox to have it in stock.
War Horse is another one that has been reported to have this issue and also one I have not rented yet. Once I have a chance to verify for sure I will report those to Sammy. They are both movies that I want to watch anyhow at some point. Would be good for others to report these as well.