yeah , it weird , i have a Messiah 2 . and when i put in DVD-R backups it plays perfectly no matter how i load them, but on my PS2 originals i get the red screen of Death, if i disable the mod chip the original plays just fine, odd, i havent tried it with movies since i dont use my PS2 for DVD movie playback , i have a Sony Progressive scan standalone for that. Its not a big deal considering that my backups play fine, but i know what you mean ,it can get irritating at times if you forget.
"With great power comes great responsibilty"..... I'll take the power, YOU can have the responsibility.