'Potter' Giftset Inadvertantly Goes Purple

Posted Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 08:00 AM PST
potter snafu

An apparent manufacturing mixup has some early adopters crying foul after an HD DVD edition of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' was discovered in some Blu-ray editions of Warner's 'Harry Potter Years 1-5 Giftset.'

Although the problem doesn't appear to be widespread, consumers who've picked up the set from various retailers have reported the same issue on threads at AVSForum and Blu-ray.com.

Those affected say the disc is labeled as an HD DVD and indeed will not play on Blu-ray players.

Warner has yet to issue an official comment on the apparent snafu, but we'll pass along any further information as it comes in.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Harry Potter Years 1-5 (Limited Edition Giftset) (Blu-ray)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (HD DVD)
Tags: Warner, Technical Glitches (all tags)