My daughter received a couple of DVDs for Christmas, including 17 Again
, and High School Musical 3
. She generally plays DVDs on her Play Station 2, and has successfully done so today with her 17 Again
disk. This evening, she tried to watch High School Musical 3
on the Play Station, and got a "disk read" error.
We have confirmed that the disk plays properly on the main household DVD player. So, what gives? Both disk boxes have the international symbol for "copy-protected" on the labels. Possibly salient differences:
- 17 Again is released by Warner Bros.
- HSM:3 is released by Disney
- The "copy-protected" icon on the Warner disk is accompanied by a statement that the disk can pnly be played on specially-licensed devices
- The icon on the Disney DVD carries no such statement
My working hypothesis is that Disney and Warner use different copy-protection technology, and that the one on Disney disks successfully, and by design, prevents those disks from playing on a PS/2. I really, really
don't want this hypothesis to be valid. Does anyone know what might be going on here?
Thanks for any responses.