Originally Posted by cinema13
Guess I'm lucky as all my Warner discs still play fine. But bad discs are found on any format. It happened with laserdisc, HD-DVD (altho I've never encountered one), and BD as well. In fact, there's a whole thread here regarding TOTAL RECALL in which it seems that the 5.1 audio is constantly dropping out. Only way to circumvent that is by using PCM. Except that Sony isn't bothering to fix them for exchange, AKAIK.
In my experience - I would put Warner HD-DVDs in the same category as Columbia/Tristar laser discs in terms of reliability.
They both suffered from very poor quality from their subcontracted manufacturer that resulted in far higher than acceptable failures.
I've had some failures with DVD, but very few.
I have had consistently good results with blu-rays, so far.
My Total Recall blu-ray plays perfectly in my system - bitstreaming Dolby TrueHD from my Sony BDP-S1000es to my Yamaha RX-V3900 with no pauses, gaps, dropped audio, etc..