Originally Posted by dvd2blu
Thanks for replying Rick R
When I first played "Avatar", right after the update, it played fine. The morning after it refused to play the movie (Avatar). After resetting it and updating (again), it worked fine. The Avatar movie was a brand new disc that I just bought (when it cam out).
But today it refused to play Sherlock Holmes before and after I had resetted it. I then pulled out my brand new The Dark Knight to see if it would play, and it didn't.
I'm at lost here.
Following your first post I realised I had not played many of the older BD's since the 1.65 update so checked a few yesterday absolutely no problems discs checked were
Golden Compass, Nightmare Before Christmas (got it free!), The Bank Job, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Batman Begins, Transformers, Casino Royale spec ed, WallE (got it free!) and Alien Vs Predator. Did GI Joe full movie last night.
There has been a bit of discussion about BD's resuming (just like DVD), I know I have four or five that do but actually took a note of those from above list that did and they were the Golden Compass and Alien Vs Predator.
Your problem definitely seems a bit strange I would make sure the BDMV memory is clear (no disc in drive and tools button select BDMV erase) it may not help but worth a go.
I take it from what you have said you have reloaded the 1.65 firmware again, was it the same one you used the first time or a fresh download. If it was the same one it may be corrupted and worth doing a fresh download and make up a new firmware disc and re install it again. What bothers me is that you only seem to be able to play Avatar once a day, that is really weird. Do you use the secondary audio and video when playing back your movies eg Bonus Features (I never do, can't be bothered with it I even chuck the additional extras disc in the bin if the movie is ok), this feature is of real interest to some enthusiast's but it does fill up the BDMV memory (which Avatar uses for the resume feature) which is why I suggested above to clear it.
Otherwise I am puzzled and if I can think of anything else then I'll post, maybe someone else can help a bit more. Is it still in warranty and if so have you spoken to Pioneer?
Best wishes, Rick
PS I note in your first post you have two 51FD
is this happening on both of them or just the one if it is both then both of my suggestions above may have more validity particularly as it is almost certain you used the same firmware disc to update both players (why would you not). But definitely if it is happening on both of the 51FD's then that is too much of a coincidence and has to be something common to both players like setup, firmware, BDMV memory full, anybody else got an ideas?