Ok so this is kind of weird. I've had the xbox one since launch and I haven't had too many major issues (though lots of minor ones). However, it had occurred to me that I hadn't tried playing a regular DVD yet. I had watched the District 9 Blu-ray a few days ago and had no issues whatsoever with it. So I decided to watch a regular DVD. After watching the movie for about 10 minutes - the picture froze (like the movie was paused). I tried hitting/saying "play" but the xbox said that it couldn't "play" from here.
I went back to the Dash, took out the disc and cleaned it. Put it back in and same issue. Then I thought, hmm, maybe its a bad disc so I picked a different DVD out of my collection and after 10-15 minutes, same issue again.
Now like I said, I've had no problems with Blu-ray and no problems with disc based games. So that leads me to believe it's not the drive/laser as if it was it would happen on blu-rays and games too (I imagine). So I'm thinking it's the blu-ray playback app... or possibly the device in need of a firmware update or something. Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone here has experienced anything similar or knows of a "known issue" or fix. And if not - then at least maybe I can make Microsoft aware if they aren't.
Thanks for reading.
oh and I'm in the US with the xbox one plugged into my 1080p led hdtv via hdmi (if any of that matters). Also, I have my tv plugged into the hdmi in port on the xbox and that has worked fine.