Originally Posted by JeffDL
two in a row.
Anyway the 1.12s is completely different. Menu options have changed, looks to be better.
On a side note I don't think my problem was with the D2. Watched Black Snake Moan last night after the 1.12s upgrade with no a/v drop outs. Oh yeah movie is well worth the watch just for Christina Ricci.
Anyway after the movie which played flawlessly on my XA2, I threw in Smokin Aces, was having some major a/v drops in this title prior to the 1.12s update. I am still seeing some drops and will chalk this up to sh!tty Universal disks. I will try the norm Universal tricks/boiling/washing/etc. You would think as Universal is a sole supporter or HD-DVD there would be some quality control in their manufacturing process.
If it turns out to be specific to a disc or two, check to make sure the disc is properly centered on the player spindle. Some discs have their center hole slightly off center, so that even the slightest misplacement on the spindle can cause the disc to wobble while spinning more than the tracking mechanism in the player can compensate for. In standard DVDs this is most noticeable during the beginning of the movie and at the half way point since that's when the laser arm is at the furthest range of its motions. It is also the case that the laser arm motor in ALL players will eventually age to the point where it can no longer track such wobble as well as it used to. And if you have a faulty player, this may show up early.
Also, try hooking up the player by Component video and see if you get the same dropouts. If so, it is definitely a player problem with that disc. If not, then it could be an HDMI problem that might be fixed by upgrading cables. Remember that both the input AND the output cable on the D2 have to work right or the player will get unhappy when it periodically tries to re-verify the HDCP (copy protection) stuff. If you go the new cable route, get them from some place with an easy return policy so that you can return them for refund if that turns out to not be the solution.