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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:04 pm

So what's with all these HD DVD playback issues lately?

http://www.cdrlabs.com/news/byte/4821 and
http://www.cdrlabs.com/news/byte/4818

It seems to be disc specific and not so much player specific, at least according to some of the reports I've read... although it seems certain players are more problamatic then others also.

I'd hate to be an HD DVD supporter right about now!
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Postby Ian on Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:07 pm

Just an FYI.. you guys can link directly to news stories now.

http://www.cdrlabs.com/news/byte/4821
http://www.cdrlabs.com/news/byte/4818
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:21 pm

fixed, thanks :wink:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:29 pm

They've got a poll going on AVS Forums:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=828337

And here is a thread discussing the problems some people are having:
http://forums.highdefdigest.com/showthread.php?t=5337

It doesn't seem to be a majority of people, but it's still a much larger amount of people then you would expect from a regular failure rate.
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Postby Grain on Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:29 pm

Couple possibilities jump to mind, could be related to the combo disc format, or some new copyright feature that's gone awry. I haven't seen if anyone has looked into firmware versions of set top players either.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:34 pm

Some more theories about why some HD DVD discs are having playback problems:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/news/byte/4826
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Postby Ian on Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:58 pm

Apparently Microsoft has released an update for the Xbox's HD DVD player. Has anyone heard if it fixed these problems?

http://www.dailytech.com/Update+for+Xbo ... le6806.htm
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Postby Wesociety on Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:22 pm

Ian wrote:Apparently Microsoft has released an update for the Xbox's HD DVD player. Has anyone heard if it fixed these problems?

If it does fix the problems, that is some darn quick response time from the Xbox 350 HD DVD team!
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