Originally Posted by sirjonsnow
No, that was normal 10 years ago. It's unacceptable with a current $30 DVD player, how can they not get it right with Bluray players?
There is no low-end player that doesn't exhibit a layer transition. Whether it noticeably interrupts the video flow generally has more to do with the disc than the player. Blu-ray is disadvantaged because the laser doesn't adjust as fast on the red diode. It's designed and calibrated to make a shorter, more precise change in focal length for the blue wavelength, not the greater adjustment on a red wavelength, and thus all cheap Blu-ray players are inferior to the best pure-function DVD players.
You still haven't explained the issue. Is it a long pause (greater than one second)? If not, it's normal, and all players do it on some discs, save the high-end equipment with large decoding buffers.
If you want to witness a slow layer change, look at e.g. the Pioneer 320, which has a known issue with standard DVDs. A brief hiccup of a fraction of a second is
normal on some titles, and there is certainly no "$30 DVD player" that can avoid the issue entirely. The laws of physics still apply. The XBox 360 does a good job because it uses a higher quality, higher speed drive than most standalone products.