Originally Posted by william06
I have and I am sure he is reliable. I just though it strange to have not had the issue through 4 films and than it happened again. I am sorry I am wasting your time. I do not think it odd that I just asked if anyone had the issue from this unit in the past and if it was correctable.
No worries on my part william06. Just pointing out that error correction firmware for the 09 should
be mature at this point.
I also think it is not strange or unusual to have 4 or more disc's play with no problems. There is no doubt a plus/minus tolerance for the manufacturing of the disc just as there is a tolerance for the disc readers ability to preform. There will be variation within like machines from the same manufacturer and clearly variation between different machines. If you hit the limits of both the reader and the disc you have problems. Point is that this is an old machine and reliability and performance has improved on newer machines. The 05,51, and 09 all use the same SoC and DAC's with the 09 having the addition of the Marvell Qdeo. If you consider the design and manufacturing time for the chips, and the fact that the 09 has been available for 2 years it makes the 09 a 3 year old machine. That's two Moore's law cycles; a lot can and has happened in that time frame.
Pioneer was in (and probably still is to some degree) deep financial difficulty at the time of release of the BDP-05,51, and 09. Like all companies in this condition, there was pressure to move product, generate cash, and move inventory to stop the bleeding. You can see this from the 05 and 51 coming to market with less than complete firmware. The 09 was more complete on release but still had some warts. Pioneer has taken some short cuts with these machines IMHO. I still own an 05 and a 51; knock on wood, I have had zero problems with them both. I bought an 09 but returned it as I could see or hear no difference between it and the 05 in my system save for a very slight visual improvement for some DVD's.
It's interesting you have said that the drive has been recently replaced and yet you have this problem. Looks like a red flag to me. Sounds like it needs to be replaced again. Sorry if I am wasting your time and I do hope you can resolve this with the dealer or Pioneer.
Best of luck!