Sony BDP-S570 Nearly Went Out of Window Tonight!
Over the weekend I finally got to start watching the much-anticipated Game of Thrones on BD. I was really getting into it by the end of the third episode, but there were other calls on my time. Reluctantly, I ceased my viewing until this evening.
As I sat down for a bite to eat, I decided to set up my viewing for episode four. The Sony froze! Why? It had been fine over the weekend. I wasted ages, and my meal went cold, but to no avail. No matter what I tried, the darned disc would NOT play! At random, I grabbed an alternate disc...which played with no problem. I tried the second GoT disc again - nothing. Each time I had to disconnect the power for the 'player at the socket to restart the Sony and also eject the disc. I was getting increasingly frustrated.
I then resorted to a sensible step - I consulted Google. Lo and behold, after a few minutes I found advice that has worked: go into the BP menu system and the setup for BD viewing where you can change some key settings. There, disable internet access when playing, and also select the external (rear) memory option. No USB stick is actually required despite the message. It works! Stupid, but it does work. It may be that either will work, but I've not bothered to test that.
I wasted a good three parts of an hour finding that out - I am NOT impressed Sony and HBO!