Report: Avatar Blu-ray causing problems with players
This week, several consumer electronic integrators have complained the Avatar Blu-ray Disc has caused various problems for players.
The initial report is that two different Blu-ray players from different manufacturers won’t play standard DVDs after watching the Avatar Blu-ray. A message appears on screen saying, “this disk cannot be played.”
Others report firmware updates are needed to play the James Cameron movie, or it won’t play at all. Another reports DVDs play fine, but several other BDs won’t play.
One baffling report is the Avatar BD played through Crestron’s pricey ADMS-BR results in a pixelated mess.
Fox Home Entertainment seems to be the most persistent advocate of Blu-ray DRM, and several past releases have caused manufacturers to rush for firmware updates. It seems ridiculous that players have to be updated for specific titles.
Have you experienced any problems with the Avatar Blu-ray Disc?