Ok. I haven't been on this site in some time, and I can't seem to find what I'm looking for with a search, nor do I wish to spend the time perusing 267 pages of thread to find it, so please forgive me if this has been addressed.
I have a DMP-BD60 purchased a couple years ago (so I believe it's out of warranty). I have been very happy with it, but I think it's starting to glitch out. About a week ago, I rented the movie "Source Code" on blu-ray. It got to the initial black screen with the "reading disc" message, then it changed to the blue splash screen with the same message. It buzzed and clicked for about two or three minutes, then stopped, saying the disc was unreadable. I swapped it for another copy. Same results. I then tried to watch another movie in my personal library ("Horton Hears a Who!"). Where once it used to play, now it does not. After going through several blu-ray movies in my library (all of which used to play just fine), I discovered that some of them play (like "House of 1000 Corpses," the new "Blues Brothers" release, and many others) while others do not (like the ones mentioned above, plus the new "X-Men First Class" and "Monsters"). I haven't, however, found any standard-definition DVDs that won't play.
I've since just bought a new blu-ray player, but it'd be nice if I could figure out how to get this one working again so I could sell it or use it in another room or something. Anyone ever heard of this problem and know how to fix it or whether a repair service could do it cost-effectively? Seems like it's got to have something to do with the power output of the blu-ray laser, but that's just a barely educated guess.