Originally Posted by jessej
I have heard that there was a batch of discs with authoring problems and there is an exchange program through MPI. I have the same problems with playback and i guess just contact their customer service and they should be aware of the issue.
A quick side note. I had multiple instances of video skipping while watching Sherlock Holmes. Is this an issue others have been having also? All were repeatable most obvious one was when Sherlock shocks the huge guy and he goes through the door. (New purchase)
sherlock holmes won't read for me, got it from netflix yesterday along with crazy heart. neither one even makes the menu, 'disc error'.
i can play audio cds, standard DVDs, and was just watching the song remains the same hd-dvd yesterday, none of those have any issues, so it can't be the drive, right?
updating firmware to see if that fixes it.
fwiw, when the firmware updates cease and i start getting discs from netflix that don't play, that'll be the end of my ride on this merry-go-round of failure. there's no reason why we should be needing firmware updates to play a movie, what, 2 years after these formats came out? you know what never needs a firmware update? a rip of the disc downloaded from usenet and played via my laptop.
edit: no dice on the firmware, both still don't play, disc error and eject. watching excalibur hd-dvd right now, no problems.