anybody got a problem playing harry potter?

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  1. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    sorry if this is not the place to ask.

    i got harry potter today, and on chapter 19 it just wont play anymore on playstation2. no scratch on disk. return it for another disc, or what? i have no clue what i should do.

    help !
     
  2. todd stone

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    I have a ps2 and no problems here.
     
  3. Todd Schnell

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    My Malata 996 player locked up at least 3 times playing this last night.
    I had to do a hard power off-on each time to continue.

    From many reports this player can be quirky.
    However I've been using this unit as my main player for 6-7 months now & only had this happen one other time that I can remember, and never multiple times like this.

    Not sure if it is a problem with the dvd or the Malata.

    I have a feeling in my situation heat may have been the culprit (this unit can get quite hot).

    I also recently upgraded to a Denon 5803 which also puts off a bit more heat than the Outlaw 1050 I was using.

    I was either watching DVDs or listening to music all day & into the night at fairly high volume yesterday.

    There was quite a bit of heat built up in my cabinet even with the glass doors & back open.

    My DVD player was hotter than I have ever noticed before.

    I need to give Harry another spin before coming to further conclusions.
    I will get back to this thread after doing so.

    Anyone else with a Malata player have this problem?

    Probable not much help to you here Felix, but lets see if any others are having a problem with HP.

    Todd
     
  4. Malcolm R

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    Played fine, start to finish, on my Panny.
     
  5. Joshua Clinard

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    This was unwatchable on my Phillips! I tried watching it, but every 5 seconds or so, it would pause for a second or more, then continue. It played fine on my computer's DVD-rom. There were a few times that it paused, but it was about 3 timed in the last hour of the film.

    Anyone else experiance these problems, or did I get a defective disc?
     
  6. Tony_Faville

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    No problems with my Sony 360.
     
  7. Chris M

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    Only problem I have is trying to figure out how to get to the screensavers! haha.. yet to see this movie though... probably tonight [​IMG]
    Chris.
     
  8. YANG

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    No playback problem with my PHILIPS DVD951.Everything works just fine.
    FELIX whats your disc version?The CANADIAN or the U.S release?Fullscreen or widescreen?
     
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  10. Jorge Montes

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    Well, the end of chapter 18 is where the layer change is. That could be it. I haven't noticed layer changes in a while, but this one stands out. Where exactly does it stop?
     
  11. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    my harry potter is US version, widescreen. there were about 2 more "hiccups" before chapter 18 ( i dont remember when ), and i thought there were lots of layers in the dvd.

    still, the disc looks like a virgin, could it be my playstation2? do i need to clean the lens? how? any other suggestion, or do i need to ask this in the other forum?
     
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    I was in professional theater as a youth, but I really think I've gotten too old for the part.
     
  13. Michael Fennessy

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    No problems with the movie disc on my RCA. I have not played the second disc yet though.

    Mike
     
  14. Qui-Gon John

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    No problem on my Pioneer DV-434.
     
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    My room-mate has a PS2 that hiccups all the time... we upgraded the firmware and that worked for a while, but some movies are un-watchable, like Tombstone SE and Blow.
    As for HP, he only had 2 hiccups after the layer change... pretty good for this PS2. But thats not my problem cause it works fine in my Sony. [​IMG]
     
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    Played on PS2. Didn't have any problems with DVD firmware 2.10U. Watched Standard version at friends house, will watch widescreen tomorrow probably.
    GO WINGS!
     
  17. Todd Schnell

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    Ok I spun HP again last night & this time no problems at all.
    I think heat was indeed the culprit that caused my problems the first time.

    Todd
     
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    Saw your post yesterday, so I fired it up on my PS2 last night, watched the whole thing (cdn. widescreen version) and didn't have a single problem.

    It seems that some PS2s have more problems than others. I've yet to get a disc that won't play on mine unless it has some serious scratches on it.
     
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  20. felix_suwarno

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    i bought the ps2 remote control with the driver upgrade. how am i supposed to upgrade to version 2.10 u?

    or do i need a new dvd player?
     

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