Locking up was the major problem with HDDVD. I was glad to see the format die - as I got tired of cringing everytime I went to watch a movie.
I really feel like a total idiot. I spent countless hours surfing around to read up on the players and format before I bought one. I would not even care that it went defunct - if it would work properly. I never did find anywhere where lock up or freeze up was mentioned. There are still people who claim it has never happened to them.
It still seems fixable to my little pea brain? A lock up is similar to a pause.
(a) if the player is acting like it is paused
(b) the pause button is not pressed in
(c) the software should instruct it to "jump" ahead a bit
(d) play automatically or somehow restart from a paused state if you press a button
Now it is like the, "blue screen of death" in Win 95,98.
Make it self repair like Win XP, Vista