Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by 23skidoo, Sep 22, 2010.
Watched 50+ Blu-Rays this year, no problem. I don't get the hate.
Same here, I guess I can understand the dissatisfaction with the price compared to a DVD, but not the overall level of vitriol over a media format.
Never had any problems with BDs either, other than it seems my player (a PS3) won't restart a stopped BD from the point where it was stopped. (It'll do this for DVDs) But this is likely a some setting or other issue not related to the format itself.
Also not all of content is available to me as some of it requires a web connection but, then again, many DVDs are like that. So, overall, no problems with BD. Plays just fine in the player and other than the rare, occasional, firmware update the requires me to have to tear my entire living-room apart it's never given me any trouble, even on playing regular DVDs.
I think people who're having problems with BDs are having them on some early, first-generation, players and discs. So blaming the entire technology on it and writing the whole thing off is sort of like writing-off all of VHS because the first generation one-head VCRs were the sizes of Buicks, had the tendency to eat tapes like Momma Cass with a ham sandwich and had the picture quality of an Etch-a-Sketch.
We're still in the very early life-span of this new technology it's hardly going to perfect and 100% effective out of the gate.
Hell, even the first DVDs and their players sucked.
Yep, between my PS3 and my Samsung profile 1.1 player the only trouble I've ever had is that on True Blood one of the special features is on by default, I turn it off and it's fine. Nothing wrong with the menus or special features. And I've since managed to update the firmware on the Samsung player and it no longer does it. I don't even have the problem with stopping and restarting them in the same place that Trekker has.
Just pick up and keep an extra 25' or 50' ethernet cable around for such occasions. Or buy a wi-fi router.
I've been intending to buy a Wi-Fi router for sometime now. Just never have for some reason.
That's not your player's fault. Some Blu-Ray discs themselves intentionally disable it. I don't know why.
Sort of what I figured it was. Sort of a stupid "feature" for Blu-Rays.
^ I think they do it because they want you to watch the whole movie from the beginning. Kind of like why the DVD of The Straight Story has no chapter stops (that was David Lynch's idea).
Bought Toy Story 3 today at Wal-mart for $24.95, that price included two blu-ray discs, the movie on DVD and a digital copy disc. There was also a two-disc blu-ray set that sold for $19.95 which was the price of the DVD edition.
Took it home and my $128 Magnavox player played the movie and the off-line special features without issue.
You didn't happen to notice if there was a box set with all 3 Toy Story movies, did you? I don't own any of them.
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You should post a video on how easy it is!
Unfortunately, the little one has been demanding these as they have come out. Would have probably been cheaper to get all three in one set.
I don't prefer blue rays, as they are costliest than DVD's.I would like to go with DVd's or home theaters as well to enjoy..
I'm wondering... have people also bitched so much about DVDs when they replaced VHS, LDs and CDs?
^Yep. People always do.
Oh yeah, there are even some nutters who will argue until blue in the face that VHS is better quality, I had to post the google cache because the webpage doesn't work right now, but get a load of this:
I remember that website. Some people really to go to extraordinary lengths to delude themselves.
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