Originally Posted by dboff01
Really sad that Blu-ray technology still has these problems years after it's introduction. These kinds of issues will continue to drive people to streaming alternatives. The better picture/sound quality just isn't worth the hassle of dealing with discs that may or may not play in a given player.
AMEN. I recall my first DVD player (Marantz DVD930, still have it to this day) that was made in 1998. Around 2001 I had to send it in for an upgrade to play Gladiator and a few others, and also had them fix the red/green LED (it was "green" when in standby and "red" when on, for some odd reason- they all were).. Around the later 2000's it again started having problems with some newer discs. Around 2009 I moved to an Oppo BD80. The Marantz is a fantastic CD transport at this point.
It does see some use here at the office to test video displays from time to time.. But I digress. A "format upgrade" every few years
I think is acceptable. But having problems every few months? For folks that don't have access to broadband and the like, I'm sure it's infuriating.. I for one enjoy the Oppo. But do wish the studios would stop alienating their consumer base to save a few bootleg copies.
I understand the economics involved. The resulting reality however is consumer frustration.