HD-DVD: Discs With Playback Issues

lfletcher

Well-known Member
Thought it may be worthwhile having a thread to keep track of the HD-DVD discs that people are experiencing issues with and what players they affect. Here is the info that I have collated so far, please feel free to add your issues and I will update the first thread.

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[B]Title				Region		Issues On	Resolved By Firmware Update[/B]
Alexander			French		XA1, A1
Alice Cooper Live at Montreux	US		XB360
Children Of Men			US		XE1, E1
The Chorus			French		XA1, A1
DVE				US		XB360
Dream Girls (Disc 2)		US		A1
Enemy At The Gates		French		XA1, A1, E1
Friday Night Lights		US		E1
The Good Shepherd		US		XE1, E1
Happy Feet			US		A1, A2
Hollywoodland			US		XE1, E1
Relentless Enemies		US		XB360
School For Scoundrals		US		XB360
Smokin Aces			US		XE1, E1
Two Brothers			French		XA1, A1
Perfume				German		E1
Planet Earth			US		XB360		Download latest update from Xbox Live
 

KevD

Distinguished Member
You can add the E1 to both Children Of Men & Hollywoodland, only issues I have had so far :)
 

KevD

Distinguished Member
Added. Have you upgraded to v1.5 firmware? I read that this helped some people with playback issues (and not others).

No, I havent yet Will do so and give Hollywod a try and report back (still waiting on replacement COM!)
 

lfletcher

Well-known Member
There is no v 1.5 for the E1 current v1.3 so far am under the impresson v1.5 is for u.s. machines only
Erm yeah I knew that, just testing :oops: I'm sure it'll be along shortly for the UK models, I'm just ahead of my time :D

Either way I hope that there is a firmware fix for all models to get rid of the troublesome discs.
 

theo cupier

Active Member
Add:

Alice Cooper Live at Montreux on X360.
 

KevD

Distinguished Member
Add E1 to Smokin Aces.

They better come up with some software for this problem with Universal combos soon. :lesson:
 

theo cupier

Active Member
Add:

Alice Cooper Live at Montreux on X360.

Apparently Microsoft have acknowldged a firmware issue with this title and it will be fixed in the next firmware update (for which we continue not to hold our breath)
 

Andris L

Well-known Member
I have problem with Friday Night Lights on my E1 however it plays fine on 360's add on.
 

Lion

Active Member
relentless enemies won't play on my HD-E1 it just freezes the player after it reads the disc :rolleyes:
my 360 hd drive won't even read the disc so I guess the HD-E1 is going a step further though :rotfl:


update: now works on the HD-E1 after downloading v1.5 software.
 
Damn, finally got round to watching my copy of Chilrden of Men (on an XE1) and it stopped working after around chapter 15 :( I've tried re-inserting and sometimes it doesn't even load up. The best result I have had is it working perfectly up to around ch15 then nothing....... And I live in the UK and imported the disc so I doubt I'll get it replaced.......
 

AntBanks

Well-known Member
Add Smokin Aces to Xbox360, seems to take an age to load and then it doesn't always load. Freezing in menus too. Bit hit and miss this. Tried other discs with 'U Control' and they work fine. Maybe its the disc, will try on friends drive tomorrow. Get an error saying can't read disc. I have disabled U Control and it still has problems sometimes.
 

Andris L

Well-known Member
Updated my E1 with v1.5 tonight and did a quick check on Friday Night Lights and looks like problem is solved :thumbsup:.
 

reddevil63

Distinguished Member
Add Smokin Aces to Xbox360, seems to take an age to load and then it doesn't always load. Freezing in menus too. Bit hit and miss this. Tried other discs with 'U Control' and they work fine. Maybe its the disc, will try on friends drive tomorrow. Get an error saying can't read disc. I have disabled U Control and it still has problems sometimes.

Having trouble with Smoking Aces and The Hitcher, both dual format discs, on my Xbox360 HD DVD player.

Just says 'reading' and nothing else.

Anyone found a way round this?

Someone mentioned disabling the U-Control but can't even access that as movies won't play at all!:(
 

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