We do know that Microsoft’s Xbox One has not had the smoothest of launches (despite selling more than 1 million units within 24 hours) as there were reports of the Xbox One Blu-ray disc drive failing. Well, Microsoft has since issued a statement on the Blu-ray issues concerning the Xbox One, not to mention us having talked about a rather unorthodox method of fixing the Blu-ray issue which has proven to be successful for some. Basically, the problem surrounding the Xbox One is this – not only is it unable to play 3D Blu-ray discs, it is also unable to playback content that had already been burned to a recordable Blu-Ray (BD-R) disc.

In fact, Microsoft’s Xbox.com site mentioned that the Xbox One “only supports mastered Blu-ray discs and DVDs.” The folks over at HDTVTest did claim that the Xbox One is capable of playing back content which has been burned on DVD-R discs. I guess this bodes well for those who have a huge collection of DVDs, no? However, when the HDTVTest folks decided to give BD-R discs a go, they failed, as they stated, “We tried both single and dual layer discs of various brands and types to rule out media incompatibility, and none would play.”

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