HD DVD discs from Weinstein having playback issues
Blu-ray seems to get all the bad press but all HD DVD discs aren't immune to playback issues. The latest batch of HD DVDs from Weinstein (American film studio for you non-film savvy folk) including, The Matador, Derailed and Wolf Creek, seem to be glitchy on both the Toshiba HD DVD players installed with the latest firmware and the Xbox 360 HD DVD drive. Viewers are reporting issues that include but are not limited to "overly" slow load times, freezes, and unreadable discs. The studios' home video section responded with the normal press lingo saying that are researching it and closely monitoring the situation but we aren't holding our breaths for a mass recall and replacement resolution though.
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