Problems develop with stuttering on playback of BD
Justin T. Eckert, Amazon
3 January 2012
Summary: I bought this for my father. He hardly ever uses it, but now it has developed a problem where playback of BD discs freeze and unfreeze every few seconds, thus making them unwatchable. It is not a firmware or disc problem. It is a hardware defect problem that many people are experiencing.
Summary: Well, I always thought this thing was slow. I bought it in 2008, and it seemed to take forever for movies to "load" and for the player to start playing. I won't go into tons of detail here, but now it just won't play discs. It says no disc, even though there is one in there.
Summary: Oftentimes the DVD tray doesn't open before pressing open 2-3 times. (at times we bang the top of the player to prompt it to open quicker) VERY loud machine in general, makes some strange noises while "firing up". Sometimes it doesn't recognize the DVD at all.
Summary: We got this when it was introduced to play Blu-rays but more importantly to stream Netflix movies. It worked briefly - we watched movies and enjoyed Pandora. We updated the firmware when they prompted us. And have had nothing but problems ever since.
LuvAmazon "Goin' broke saving money on Amazon!", Amazon
7 June 2010
Summary: I've had this player about 2yrs now w/ no problems...UNTIL NOW. It's having a really hard time playing Spartacus. I got a replacement disc that works OK, but it still struggles and I've got to reboot it occasionally.
Summary: This broke in less than a year. It gets stuck on "load" every time I turn it on and the picture goes out. It has had problems since day one, small at first, a stutter, a freeze, may need to restart it once a week. Every software update seemed to make things worse.
Summary: Much like the experience of other users I love the streaming Pandora and Netflix, both of which I use quite frequently. These features both work flawlessly and was the main selling point. When it comes to disk playback the system will eventually freeze partway through the disk.
Summary: Where to begin: The HD audio drops out when you switch chapters (pause button twice makes it come back). The video skips regularly. The Netflix streaming feature regularly reports that my account has been hacked and I have to reset the player (FF button for 5 seconds) and re-activate it via my...