Originally Posted by djmaltby
I've just noticed a DVD playback issue with my BD690. When playing a regular DVD (Revanche Criterion D1), there is a very brief stutter (sound dropout, picture freeze) at every chapter mark. I've replicated this on 4 other DVDs, both owned and rentals. I looked for the issue on a BluRay but don't see the same issue, so I think it only affects DVDs. After trying 3 DVDs, I did a soft reset (power off, unplug > 5 sec) to reboot and it is still stutters at chapter marks. I have watched many DVDs on the 690 previously, so I don't think this issue was present before. Could this have been something introduced in the last SW or FW update? I've got Main Ver: BD.8.62.276 and Servo Ver H90358.
Is anyone else seeing stutter at chapter marks on their BD6xx?
Yes, I am seeing the same issue here on my BD670 (with same firmware you noted) as well as on my BD570 (as of the most current firmware update).
I also experienced an issue last night and this morning on my BD670 where the player got into a state where it tried to read Blu-Ray video discs as data discs. Prior to this happening, I had been watching DVD Video discs on my BD670. I subsequently inserted a Blu-Ray and it showed the disc icon with "Data" instead of "Blu-Ray". When I tried to play the disc, I just saw the folder hierarchy on the disc, the video would not play. Last night when this happened, I shut down the player, restarted it and inserted the Blu-Ray I wanted to watch and it worked fine.
This morning, I was able to reproduce the issue by initially inserting a different DVD, then inserting a different Blu-Ray. Again, powering down the player seemed to make the issue go away. Then I tried to play the "Salt" Blu-Ray and the player would alternatively read it as a data disc or it would eject it immediately after insertion without attempting to play it. Even after I powered down the player, the disc would not play. Subsequently, Mad Men Season 4 would load its menu, but would not play any video (including the video integrated into the menus). When I attempted to start a video, the screen went black for a moment, then I was taken back to the main menu. After rebooting the player a few times without improved results, I attached a USB flash drive to the player. That seemed to resolve the problems I was having with both the Mad Men Season 4 and Salt Blu-Rays. I assume this was a Blu-Ray Live problem of some sort, but interestingly, I am not able to reproduce either of the Blu-Ray specific issues (video not playing and discs being recognized as data discs) at all now, even though I have removed the flash drive from the player.
Of course, I *am* still experiencing the brief drop outs following chapter changes on DVD video discs that djmaltby described. I have also tried a number of different DVD discs, all of which have exhibited this problem and I have also not observed this issue on any Blu-Ray discs.
Needless to say, the latest firmware seems to problematic in terms of disc playback. I'm tempted to roll back to an old firmware version, except that I don't particularly want to lose support for all of the Premium streaming services, especially now that Amazon VOD support has been added.