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Old 12-13-2007, 12:28 PM
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Default A20 no longer plays HD-DVD

An HDA20 at the store no longer plays HD-DVDs. It still plays regular DVDs and CDs fine, but when I put in an HD disc, it says, cannot play disc, it is not DVD format. THe player worked fine for a year.

The player was regularly updated, but Yesterday I initialized it, then redid the update to the most current firmware as of 12-12-07. Still, same problem. Any ideas or should we just defect it out?
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:43 PM
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This may not be very helpful, but given that everything else is working (plays regular DVDs, CDs), I would hazard a guess that the blue laser mechanism to pick up the HD DVD is broken somehow. I'm assuming that all HD DVDs are unplayable in the HD-A20, rather than only select discs.

(Yeah, I know, not that useful ...)
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:20 PM
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Had this problem with my A35 after updating the firmware, unplug it and let it the standby light go out then plug it in and restart, seems to have work on my player since I have not gotten the error message since.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:08 PM
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I have unplugged it multiple times, I will try it again.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:15 PM
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Still junk, I am defecting the player out.
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