Is not evident in your post.
If Sony offered to extend the warranty that would be the cheapest repair.
My bet is they'll have you restore to OS to its factory condition and try again.
I've had my lovely Sony Vaio VGN FW-200 laptop for well over a year now, and has worked great. I own a small collection of blu-ray movies, and up until now, they played just fine.
Yesterday I went to play a movie, and it froze during the beginning previews. I once got it all the way to the title menu, but it froze when starting to play the movie. I had to eject the disc, because the entire program locked up. So I tried a different disc, same thing. I tried a DVD, and it worked just fine. :/
It never freezes in the same spot. Sometimes it freezes when its inbetween different preview or loading the menu.
I'm using Intervideo WinDvd BD for Vaio. (version 8, I believe). I tried finding an update driver on the sony support site, but it doesn't list it on my model's page. Intervideo is now Corel apparently, and they only support version 9 and up.
I tried a system restore, because last week I was able to play a movie just fine, but there was no change.
I can't find much support for this kind of problem.
Any help or suggestions?
-Sony Vaio VGN-FW200 series
-Windows Vista 64
-Intervideo Win DVD BD for Vaio, vs.8