Originally Posted by Neo_Reloaded
There is no unique "UK authoring process." I have probably 40 UK BDs, 20 Canadian BDs, 10 Japanese BDs, and a handful of others from France, Germany, Korea, and Italy - I've never run into one with any playback trouble. And while I don't have the UK Bourne Trilogy myself (got the US version when it was first released), it is one of the most frequently imported titles because of its cheap cost, and you are the first one to report any problems with it from the various websites I frequent (here, hdd, bd.com, htf, etc.).
I would try wiping the discs with a lintfree cloth to clear any possible residue, and I'd make sure my firmware was up to date. Hopefully one of those things will fix your problem. I guess it is possible that whatever player you are using truly has an unresolved incompatibility with these titles, but everything I have ever seen on this subject points otherwise (and like I said, I'm a frequent importer).
Well....there is something unique in these UK discs that my player is hiccuping on. I checked the discs. They're as clean as can be.
As for my firmware, it needs no updating. I've played old and new Universal BD titles from the US and never experienced a single problem.
I've read all over the net about this UK set. 95% of people played them on their PS3. So, yes...the PS3 has no issues with these. But my Samsung player obviously does. I've played many different Blu-ray titles on my player and never encountered such an issue. I then buy imported discs on the UK and my player hiccups.
Again...from what I'm reading, I'm not denying the success that people claim they have with these discs. But all I know is that my Samsung player is not fully compatible with these. You can bad mouth my unit all you want. But I repeat, I never encountered these issues with Universal titles from the US.
And just because most players are playing these fine, it doesn't necessarily mean that there's no unique authoring process in the UK. There probably is and most players are compatible with it, which explains why you and others are having no issues with imported titles. My player, on the other hand, is not.
Regardless....these are going up on Ebay. Maybe someone whose unit can play these will be happy with them.