[QUOTE=servtrkr;2185160]I recently purchased a Samsung 1080 upscaling DVD and have observed some of my backups won’t play on it. The movie “Hancock” was the most recent failure.
These disks play fine on every other DVD I have (3). I upgraded the firmware hoping that would solve the problem but it didn’t. At this point I don’t know if I have a bad player or if the upscaling is expecting something on the disk that isn’t there. I’m considering purchasing a BlueRay player but am now concerned I might have the same problem.
When I say “won’t play” I mean after hitting the play button the screen just sits there with the “Samsung” title.
Check the manual for your new Samsung, and confirm there is support in the machine for both +R and -R format DVDs. Some machines won’t play one or the other, and that may be the source of your problem (especially if they do play on other machines…).