What's with my DVD player?
Posted on 2003-11-25
Either last November (or the one before that, I don't recall) I bought a JVC DVD player to hook up to my TV (sorry folks, no direct PC association here). All was fine.
Under normal operations, when a DVD is first inserted, the screen briefly flashes a white "Loading..." on a black background, before slopping to the JVC splash screen displaying "Reading..." for a few seconds, then displaying the DVD's menu.
Several days ago, I used it for the first time in about 5 months.
Upon inserting the DVD, the "Loading..." message stays up for about 10 sends and is replaced with a blue screen(!) at the top of which is "Ugrade Application Initializing". That message remains forever.
If I cycle the power via the remote after that screen has been up for more than few minutes, operation returns to normal.
If I cycle the power before that blue screen has been up for a few minutes, this new, abberrant behavior persists.
I don't recall the JVC model number right now, but will post it later. I did a search on it last night and, although there were many hits, it is no longer listed on the JVC US site. Nor were there any hits on the exact phrase "Ugrade Application Initializing"
This behavior occured on each of 4 DVDs I rented from Blockbuster, the oldest of which was a 1 year old release.
Any ideas what's going on?