Originally Posted by Fettastic
Having an HD DVD player that can't play TrueHD, several discs, screws up when on live, screws up your settings, doesn't correctly handle the features and has major sound issues...that's something different entirely. Hence my label "garbage".
If you just don't care about the sound and are lucky enough that every disc you have bought has played, then that's great.
You sound like a troll. "Lucky enough" that it worked right? That's hilarious. Sorry but I think I need to see more of a sample size than a bunch of internet message board threads (which are traditionally, and typically, populated by chronic complainers than an accurate reading of whether or not a product is "good" or not) that there's really a widespread issue with the 360 drive.
Because, frankly, there isn't. I owned it and it worked great -- never had a problem with DOZENS of films I watched in terms of playing back the movie or the features on it. Never had a problem with sync. Never had a problem with Live. Never had a problem screwing with ANY settings.
Why do you believe a "majority" of consumers have a problem? Because if there really were, there would be dozens upon dozens of articles in actual publications and websites talking about widespread issues....not just a group of message board threads from a handful of people.
FYI -- there are lots of threads that start with "XXX movie doesn't play on XXX player" when in fact just because one person has a problem doesn't mean EVERYONE does, which seems to be how your logic works.
Sure, there are limitations in the sound department, but EVERYONE knew that ahead of time. That doesn't mean it's "Garbage."
It is what it is. And it doesn't cost nearly as much (or didn't at the time) as a standalone player. Seems like some people in certain corners want to trash it as if it's a piece of youknowwhat, and you're entitled to do so, even if you look like a fool in the process.