Originally Posted by MrHT
Just to follow up on this.... I bought X-Men First Class over Thanksgiving for $9.99 and had no trouble playing it. I did get kind of worried when I first popped it in because the player kept making a *chuck chuck* sound continuously for several seconds and the screen remained black. But after about 10 seconds, everything loaded fine. So, basically this BD takes a long time to load, but other than that, it plays fine on my 360.
Though Amazon sent me an unusual slipcover.... it was both in English and French. But other than that, everything is all good.
Originally Posted by MrHT
I'm replying to this post now because I just bought "A Bug's Life" today and had no issues. It played perfectly on my S360. Great movie, btw.
The problem with some of these comparrisons delayed is that they are completely different runs of the Blu-rays. First runs of discs for example are not necessarily the same as those run later. When there are problems it's valuable information but it's better if comparing discs from the same run from the same source etc. It's the only way to try and isolate if the problem lies with the BD disc of that run or with the player. By now the might have a different versions, different encoding, or some new code for antipiracy. Just too many variables could have changed to find out what the issue was unless its something wide spread like Avatar or one of the other well written about problem movies. Plus there are always going to be odd anomalies.
And as it's become quite clear in the past few months by not first hammering out set specs for the Blu-ray format before licensing it to all vendors, there are always going to be odd anomalies.
Originally Posted by kontai69
Follow up to my previous posts in this thread...
My BDP-S560 gave me the dreaded "invalid disc" error when loading "Attack the Block". The repeated ejecting/reloading trick I mentioned before did not work this time as it did on some discs.
I finally said "f*** this" and went out and bought a new Sony BDP-S580 (only $120 at BB). The player works flawlessly on all discs, including the actual same "Attack the Block" disc that failed to load with the old player. The load times are noticably faster and it has much more network capabilities (Netflix, web browser, etc). Hope this one works for a little longer.
I gave the old player to a friend for use as a DVD player.
It's been a while, so I don't remember if you posted before about getting that error, was that the first time you'd gotten it? Did you try a lot of other blu-rays that don't work?
UPDATE TO MY BDP-S560's Invalid disc list on this firmware couldn't play (from Redbox) - since getting it back from Sony @ Loredo, TX with the wiped and re-installed latest firmware:
-Larry Crowne (Blu-ray)
-X-Mex First Class
-LOTR (T.E.) Trilogy Disc 1 & 3 - issues but does play 2nd disc
Larry Crowne was the first BR out of the last (24) Redbox Blu-rays I rented from that gave the invalid disc error on the BDP-S560 w/ the latest firmware etc. Of course as ALWAYS the discs were fine, and played in the BDP-s370, Playstation 3, and Samsung HT-C6703