I finally got around to setting up my new 2930 today. Things did not go well.
First of all, this machine seems to be among the SLOWEST unit I have ever used. Approx 10 seconds to "load" each single-layer DVD, more like 15 seconds for each dual-layer disc. Secondly, many discs attempted to load and after about 10 seconds the player would simply return to 'stop.' Of the discs that would load, several would freeze upon choosing the first menu option, only to 'stop' 20 seconds or so after freezing.
These issues were with a mix of original & copied NTSC & PAL discs that play perfectly on both of my other players, so I know the discs are proper. Also, these issues occurred with the original firmware (8283-9) and with again with both 8283-E and 8283-F.
Obviously the player is with UPS now, en route to Vanns for return/exchange/???.
My question for seasoned owners: aside from the freezing/stopping, is this player naturally slow? Also, is the player finicky with DVD+/-R DL discs?
FWIW, when a disc did play the picture and sound were both superb.
Thanks in advance for any information you can share with me