Then it seemingly locks up for a few minutes on a screen with a progress bar that says “loading”. Briefly before the “loading” screen pops up again, it mentions that on older players it could take several minutes to load the menu.Seriously, 3 to 4 minutes later, the menu loads up.Again, we received (don’t waste your time) in the mail from Blockbuster.Started to play it and we wanted to stop and start it over.Also while playing DVD discs the video is very choppy at times, and will freeze and reset to the disc menu. Removing the standby electrical current for a while sometimes resets the unit. When was the last time you completed a firmware/software update? If the firmware is the most current and you have been advised that with it you should be able to view this movie in particular, then it could be the disc.If it is a rental disc it could be warped or missing some information.
Additional improvements over original firmware: * Compatibility with BD-R/RE discs burned by the Click to Disc and Click to Disc Editor software included with some VAIO computers * Adds Dolby True HD Audio and Dolby Digital Plus Audio decoding functionality.I pressed the stop button, and I guess I overloaded the system as it was totally frozen.I had to press the power button for 10 seconds and start the whole process over. This is the worst consumer experience I’ve had in a long time.* Compatibility with the newly released BD-R/RE format (BDMV).ease read the firmware update instructions before updating.