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:[ul]
17 Again is released by Warner Bros.[/ul]
[ul]HSM:3 is released by Disney[/ul]
[ul]The “copy-protected” icon on the Warner disk is accompanied by a statement that the disk can pnly be played on specially-licensed devices[/ul]
[ul]The icon on the Disney DVD carries no such statement[/ul]
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.