Originally Posted by Patrick.
I had no problems until I upgraded my firmware to play King Kong, ever since then it skips occasionally on movies it never did before.. Seriously disappointing, I just hope this is a software issue and not a hardware one. I know it's not dirty discs anyways it skips on brand new movies out of the box. It's not frequent enough to warrant a return and anyways since I bought it from the US and I'm Canadian the warranty is no good. So I'll just pray the drive doesn't fail like others have had happen
I'm in the same boat as Patrick. I just upgraded from 1.2 to 2.0 today, so that I could watch King Kong. Had at least 6 skips during the first hour of King Kong. It played the last 10 that I watched virtually perfectly so I am really hoping I didn't shoot myself in the foot by doing this upgrade.
I bought the extended warranty here in Canada from Future Shop, so theoretically, I am covered if the player gets worse.
The picture is fantastic but it really does seem to me that the A1 was rushed to market without proper quality control.