Please bear with me because I'm not a techie. I had an LG390 Blu-Ray and it was being very temperamental and only reading about half the discs I fed it. The rest gave me a Check Disc error. LG support was no help and it's out of warranty so I decided it was time for a new machine and I purchased the Samsung BD-D6700. I set it up and...same problem. I tried three Netflix rentals and it read none of them. I then tried two that I own. The first was also rejected and the second one played.
So I was truly baffled and started playing around with settings and finally, after I lowered the resolution from 1080p to 780p, they all played. I also turned off BD Live because I heard that could cause certain discs not to play. Out of curiosity I then tried to lower the resolution on the outgoing LG and sure enough, four out of the five discs now played. The only one that didn't was the animated film The Illusionist, which I had from Netflix.
Can someone explain this to me? Why won't my discs play at the highest resolution? It seems that the whole point of going to Blu-Ray is to be able to get the best quality possible. Is there something else I can try? The TV, by the way, is a three-year-old Samsung LCD. I don't have the model number handy but I don't know why that would make any difference.Would replacing my HDMI cables make any difference?
Any advice is appreciated!