Originally Posted by lovingdvd
Or a defective player
. I'm in the process of exchanging my XA2 for similar issues. In my case PHOTO or KK will load up just fine from a cold start. But after the unit plays for a while I get the MSG "this is not a DVD" error if I try to load another disc. I'm trying to figure out the specific combination of steps that lead to so so I can get a reproducible case and try on my next unit. This is with firmware 1.3.
Actually, I'm assuming it's a third possibility... that there is still a generic problem with the A2 (in my case) even after the firmware update to 1.3. When the A2 first came out, there was enough people reporting problems playing occasional disks (with the particular movie causing this problem varying from individual to individual) that I assumed there was a generic problem. I gather this was a problem with the first generation players as well.
For me, the problem has occurred with only one movie and I was ultimately able to get it to play. After that, I had no other problems with having HD DVDs recognized by the player.
As I mentioned, the problem reoccurred after the firmware update. I'm assuming that I'll be able to get the player to "get over its problem" in due course.