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Following tonyvb's thread about drop-outs during The Mockingjay (Part 1) reminded me of a problem I recently had with 300: Rise of an Empire.

The menu buttons "Play," "Setup," "Features," etc. were visible through the whole movie. Some, but not all, of the menu graphics were also superimposed on the screen. The buttons weren't functional; they just blocked the picture so you could only see a 1/3 wide band of it.

Anybody have a blu ray do this before, or have an idea of what might cause it? My player's firmware is updated, and it plays other disks just fine. Sorry, the store exchanged the disc for me so so I can't run any experiments with it. I didn't have another player to try it with.
 

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Does the new one do it? I know on BD's if you push the up button, or top menu button it will bring those options up. Even when the film is playing.
 

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Sounds like a defective disc or your player glitched during playback. Especially if it was fixed after exchanging
 

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Oh fiddlesticks, the new disc does the same thing. :foottap:
Pressed all the buttons on the remote and even waved my secret decoder ring over it. No luck. :blink:


But the player "remembered" the point at which the original disc was stopped and ejected. So I think I can now try a few other things:
  1. Soft Reset = rapidly press the STOP button twice to reset the disc to the beginning, or
  2. Hard Reset = restore the player's factory defaults
  3. Player Swap = See if the disc plays normally on the bedroom system
Has anyone ever heard of a batch of bad discs being released/recalled?
Comments and/or suggestions welcome.
 

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Lou, Lou, Lou....
You need your decoder ring calibrated! And cryo'd, and burned in, and phase adjusted. I'm sure there's more. Let me think...
J/k, I would surely try any other player available to me. Very unusual.
 

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Lou, Lou, Lou....
You need your decoder ring calibrated! And cryo'd, and burned in, and phase adjusted. I'm sure there's more. Let me think...
J/k, I would surely try any other player available to me. Very unusual.
Truly :rofl: to the point it made my day :thankyou:

try updating your players firmware... what player do you have?
It's an Oppo BDP-95. I thought I updated correctly, but I'll check the firmware version again.

More buttons, more time, and... one ring to rule them all :flex:
 

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Lou, I'm so glad to add a smile to your face. Any luck with the other player? Btw, I have some extra snake oil to season your ring with. I hate to see it go to waste.
 

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Disc played fine on other player... Should have tried that in the first place. Anyway, dug deeper into the Oppo's menus. Remember I mentioning wiping the player's memory of the disc?

SETUP > DEVICE SETUP > PERSISTENT STORAGE > ERASE BD-VIDEO DATA > OK

And presto chango - one working blu Ray title "300: Rise of an Empire" !!!
CAVEAT: This solution may not be for everyone because it erased all data for any BD ever played on it.

Thanks again for everyone's input!
 
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