• Blu-ray Discussion
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I'm hating the fact that my Blu-ray player needs a fucking firmware update every few months, and sometimes it doesn't come and I'm left with useless Blu-rays, wasted money and a trip back to the video store. Really irritating.
[QUOTE=creefer;22699384]I'm hating the fact that my Blu-ray player needs a fucking firmware update every few months, and sometimes it doesn't come and I'm left with useless Blu-rays, wasted money and a trip back to the video store. Really irritating.[/QUOTE] That's why a Blu-ray Drive is the best option. Don't need any firmware updates with AnyDVD.
Does anyone know a good place to order HDDVDs for cheap online (that ships to Canada)? I bought one of those combo drives back when it was the cheapest option and I figure there must have been a few good movies released on that format and a few stores looking to get rid of their stock.
[QUOTE=Zeke129;22701139]Does anyone know a good place to order HDDVDs for cheap online (that ships to Canada)? I bought one of those combo drives back when it was the cheapest option and I figure there must have been a few good movies released on that format and a few stores looking to get rid of their stock.[/QUOTE] i checked amazon recently and most hd-dvd's are around a buck seems like a fucking good deal
The Canadian amazon has HDDVDs at around 40 bucks. And then you check the marketplace and see that other sellers have them from 1-5 dollars. Score Anyone got any HDDVD recommendations? I know this is the Blu-Ray thread and I'll take this into its own thread if you would like.
[QUOTE=Rusty100;22699768]That's why a Blu-ray Drive is the best option. Don't need any firmware updates with AnyDVD.[/QUOTE] Ironically whenever my family rents a bluray disk, I seem to need to update something every time, and my dad says he should just get a player. I don't think he listened to me at all when I explained that those also need to be updated.
[QUOTE=ShaRose_;22701899]Ironically whenever my family rents a bluray disk, I seem to need to update something every time, and my dad says he should just get a player. I don't think he listened to me at all when I explained that those also need to be updated.[/QUOTE] AnyDVD HD will require one tiny update if the disc came out after the version of AnyDVD you're using which takes literally no more than 5 seconds to update. [editline]09:09PM[/editline] [QUOTE=Zeke129;22701825]The Canadian amazon has HDDVDs at around 40 bucks. And then you check the marketplace and see that other sellers have them from 1-5 dollars. Score Anyone got any HDDVD recommendations? I know this is the Blu-Ray thread and I'll take this into its own thread if you would like.[/QUOTE] a blu-ray/hd dvd combo drive it's what i have in my desktop. best of both worlds. mine is the LG GGC-H20L i think
A recommentation for those looking to rent a new movie; Solomon Kane [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lalm_kkczVM&fmt=18[/media] It's from 2009, so it's a little old, however I saw it recently and it's a really underestimated movie as I have never heard of it before. Well worth the money it may cost.
[QUOTE=Tools;22704673] It's from 2009, so it's a little old[/QUOTE] What?
[QUOTE=Tools;22704673]A recommentation for those looking to rent a new movie; Solomon Kane [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lalm_kkczVM&fmt=18[/media] It's from 2009, so it's a little old, however I saw it recently and it's a really underestimated movie as I have never heard of it before. Well worth the money it may cost.[/QUOTE] You lost me at 2009. There is no way I'm watching a film that ancient.
[QUOTE=Rusty100;22655316] [b]Price?[/b] [i]Shit is more expensive?[/i] No not really. Most of them are about the same as a brand new DVD. [/QUOTE] You forgot to mention the part about how HDMI cables start at $40 for 6 feet in stores, which is just more reason to get a Blu-Ray disc drive.
Why do you need 6 feet worth of cable? You can probably get them for much cheaper than that too, the expensive ones are always the ones on display.
That was the cheapest and shortest at the store we bought our HDTV at, they sell everything at lower costs than other stores.
[QUOTE=POLOPOZOZO;22706231]You forgot to mention the part about how HDMI cables start at $40 for 6 feet in stores, which is just more reason to get a Blu-Ray disc drive.[/QUOTE] I can get a HDMI cable for less than $3...
[QUOTE=POLOPOZOZO;22706231]You forgot to mention the part about how HDMI cables start at $40 for 6 feet in stores, which is just more reason to get a Blu-Ray disc drive.[/QUOTE] how about not buying HDMI cables from a store for starters
[QUOTE=Rusty100;22702135]AnyDVD HD will require one tiny update if the disc came out after the version of AnyDVD you're using which takes literally no more than 5 seconds to update. [editline]09:09PM[/editline] a blu-ray/hd dvd combo drive it's what i have in my desktop. best of both worlds. mine is the LG GGC-H20L i think[/QUOTE] Ahh, you assume 2 things: That I have a decent connection, and that I need to update ONLY anydvd hd. I use windows media center on my media center with win7, and to watch blurays, decrypted or not, I use Total Media Theatre 3, which commonly has 100 mb updates. At least it works: The first time I tried to use powerdvd all I got was video and a LOUD screaming noise, anydvd off or on. Tried tmt3, worked perfectly. Took a bit of fucking with though. [editline]06:55PM[/editline] I use a vga cable I had lying around. [editline]06:55PM[/editline] And 3 3.5mm -> dual channel rca cables.
Watched Book of Eli in blu-ray, simply incredible (visuals, movie itself was shit) Although my laptop did seem to struggle a bit...
[QUOTE=Ganoric Mank;22704977]What?[/QUOTE] Something that's a year old is usally in the category as "a bit old", unless it's something like a car.
[QUOTE=POLOPOZOZO;22706999]That was the cheapest and shortest at the store we bought our HDTV at, they sell everything at lower costs than other stores.[/QUOTE] Why would you buy a HDMI cable from a store anyway? They all charge absolutely ridiculous prices. You can get them half as cheap [i]at the very least[/i] online.
Wow, I had no idea dvds were such low resolution :raise: I always made the assumption dvds would be >1000px tall or something.
This has something to do with the subject... If I have a bluray drive in my PC, and I connect it to the TV, apart from the movies, will I be able to play games? I was told my Video Card mattered: I have a 5770.
I wonder if it is worth me buying a BD Drive for my build instead of a DVD drive. I don't watch many films on the PC, and have a PS3 hooked up to my 1080 TV. But the future proofing might be a good idea. God I need ideas of what movies to get on BD, something that would actually wow me :v:
[QUOTE=gol4z03;22715644]This has something to do with the subject... If I have a bluray drive in my PC, and I connect it to the TV, apart from the movies, will I be able to play games? I was told my Video Card mattered: I have a 5770.[/QUOTE] You should be worrying the other way around. Everything from cable to gfx and tv needs to be HDCP certified for bluray to work, games will just work like on any display.
[QUOTE=POLOPOZOZO;22706231]You forgot to mention the part about how HDMI cables start at $40 for 6 feet in stores, which is just more reason to get a Blu-Ray disc drive.[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-6-foot-cable/dp/B0002L5R78/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276910602&sr=8-1[/url] i have like 6 of these and they all work flawlessly [editline]06:24PM[/editline] [QUOTE=Tools;22713725]Something that's a year old is usally in the category as "a bit old", unless it's something like a car.[/QUOTE] ...no it isn't
Will I be able to use windows media player with Anydvd HD? Because I don't want to use some crappy $60 blu-ray software that looks like it was made in the 90's
Is there a difference in image quality between BluRay Upscale Converting DVD Players which play can scale the video to 1080P? As apposed to resizing, up-scaling involves smoothing the image over frame by frame to reduce noise and aliasing. I have one and the only difference I am able to spot between Upscale Converting DVD Players and BluRay is sound quality (unless the DVD being played has DTS as an option. Almost no new DVD's have DTS because Sony created DTS).
I don't like Blu-Ray. It just isn't pleasing to my eyes. It's TOO HD or something. It makes everything look like a documentary.
[QUOTE=Mister B;22717828]I don't like Blu-Ray. It just isn't pleasing to my eyes. It's TOO HD or something. It makes everything look like a documentary.[/QUOTE] I don't know what you're smoking but it looks awesome.
[QUOTE=walmartcart;22717778]Is there a difference in image quality between BluRay Upscale Converting DVD Players which play can scale the video to 1080P? As apposed to resizing, up-scaling involves smoothing the image over frame by frame to reduce noise and aliasing. I have one and the only difference I am able to spot between Upscale Converting DVD Players and BluRay is sound quality (unless the DVD being played has DTS as an option. Almost no new DVD's have DTS because Sony created DTS).[/QUOTE] No matter how much you scale you can't create more image, and the image on a DVD is usually pretty bad, so if you scale too much it will look completely shit. Your TV must be tiny or terrible if you can't tell the difference. Probably both. "Upconverting" is pretty much a lie, as it is nothing more than the "scale to fit" option on your TV, but with higher quality scaling. And what are you on? Sony didn't create DTS, Sony created a competitor for DTS which is SDDS.
I recently got a Blue-Ray player and LCD tv coming from DVD and projection tv. It feels weird when everything looks so real and crisp.
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