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Hi all, have had the A1 for a year, recently picked up the PS3. Just rejoined Netflix. Anyone know if one format (or player) is better than the other in terms of playing a scratched Netflix disc, in cases when movies are available in either format? Thanks for any info.
 

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Hi all, have had the A1 for a year, recently picked up the PS3. Just rejoined Netflix. Anyone know if one format (or player) is better than the other in terms of playing a scratched Netflix disc, in cases when movies are available in either format? Thanks for any info.

I have the HD-D2, the PS3, and Netflix. The ONLY movie I've had problems with so far is Casino Royal, the disk wasn't even scratched, just wouldn't play in the PS3. I returned for another and that played fine. Otherwise I've never had a problem with HD or Blu.
 

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Been renting Blu-Ray over netflix since November and haven't had a problem with a disk yet. I haven't had one on DVD either for that matter.
 

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No problems with any Blu-ray or HD DVD discs from Netflix other than CoM (prior to firmware 1.6). Did the hot water thing and it played ok. None of the HD discs I've received have had many (if any) scratches though.
 

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Personally, I'd go with Blu-Ray over HD as far as scratch protection is concerned.


Blu-Ray disks have the anti-scratch coating, and will play despite all kinds of disk damage. Friend of mine took sandpaper to his copy of Talladega Nights, and it plays fine.


HD-DVD is pretty much just a REALLY dense DVD and is therefore even more susceptible to scratch damage than old fashioned DVD.
 

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I've never had a Netflix BD skip, freeze or refuse to play. Now that I've done the latest firmware update, to my AX2, I've not had a problem with Netflix HD DVD disc.


Netflix has speeded up service the last couple of weeks. Over the latest holiday I mailed 4 movies back. It was on the holiday to be exact. The next day my Que was showing the next 4 movies that were shipping. That is fast and I believe they are trying hard to keep customers happy. With service like that, I'm not complaining.
 

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I only have HD-DVD experiance, but have watched approximately 70 HD-DVDs from Netflix. I have had 12 seriously damaged disks out of 70, the rest being in good to excellent shape. Of the seriously damaged disks, all 12 were combo disks (I wonder if that matters?). 9 of the 12 played in my Toshiba A1. Of the 3 that did not, one was cracked completely through the disk. One had a hole in it, not in the center.
And the last had more scratches than the other 69 disks combined.


The other 9 disks, though, had a few issues. 4 played fine even with considerable visible damage. The other five skipped or paused during playback. Washing the disks fixed the playback of all 5, but.... the miami vice disk would not play a 30-second section near the end of the movie. If I skipped that 30 seconds, the rest played fine. Under closer examination, there was a small dimpled area on that disk that may have been the culprit.
 

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I only have HD DVD right now, but have rented many movies from Netflix. Had only one issue with a disc that was extremely scratched. It played fine until about halfway in when it paused. It didn't start up again so I turned off the player and back on. Once on I took it out and cleaned it and it played fine the second time. Other then that no issues. I would guess I've rented close to 100 HD DVD's so far.
 

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I have. Had the Good SHepard - fubared and wouldnt play on an A2 - however this disk wasnt scratched or cracked, maybe it was just a bad disk pressing.


On the blu side, I got a PE disk, had the most tiniest of cracks about 1/16 of an inch long. Disk wouldnt even goto the menu (on the PS3 anyways). Weird because the same outer ring crack would allow a dvd to play, but nor this. It was so tiny, I dont know if it even went it to the media..


Both have their issues, and for the most part, scratches havent been an issue on either format. (Troy skipped once, but cleaning it fixed the issue, and Corpse bride on BR skipped once, cleaned same thing)
 

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Hi all, have had the A1 for a year, recently picked up the PS3. Just rejoined Netflix. Anyone know if one format (or player) is better than the other in terms of playing a scratched Netflix disc, in cases when movies are available in either format? Thanks for any info.

I have had Netflix for over 6 months now. I have the A20, XA2 and PS3, I have never had a problem playing any content from Netflix.
 

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I rent Blu-ray when I have a choice between the two. They never scratch and the smudges wipe right off. I have had about 3 HD DVD discs freeze in my HD-A1 since I started getting them at launch, but no idea out of how many that was- it has been quite a few. Cleaning the discs didn't seem to help. They're much more finnicky.
 

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I have had equal problems with scratched discs from Netflix on each format.
 

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I use Netflix for Blu-ray, and every disk I've ever received has been immaculate. Not a scratch on them. The hard coating really works wonders compared to SD DVD. Suffice to say they all played great in my PS3.
 
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