first and foremost, hello everyone^^
i am having a frustrating time with my Plextor 708A dvd player/burner.
until recently, the drive has worked great.
however, as of late, maybe the last couple of months, it has been increasingly difficult to play any DVD whether purchased or rented on my PC.
i have tried to search and even called Plextor for support but of course to no help. i was told by them that if any DVD played on the drive that it wasn't their issue.
to make a long story short, we bought 4 dvd movies that came out last tuesday: aeon flux, match point, just friends, and fun with dick and jane. all four of these movies play perfectly fine on our home theater system, and also on my portable dvd player that i take with me on business flights. NONE of them however, will play on the plextor 708a. HOWEVER, i'll pop in a movie like Seven and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, and it will work fine.
now i've read on these forums that there might be copyright or CD/DVD protection, but when i pop the DVD in the drive, it won't even read anything. it will blink twice and when i go into "my computer", there is no media.
i have recently upgraded to their latest firmware, and even cycled it from 1.04 all the way to 1.12 to see if that might be the issue. i have also installed aspi drivers as i thought that might help with forceaspi.
i don't want to "rip" anything, i simply want to watch some of these movies on my PC while i am bored looking at reports and mail.
i am running win xp pro, and have had this custom PC for the last two years with no problems, but like i said, this is driving me nuts.
any help is sincerely appreciated.