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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 30 Aug 2009, 16:03

Is the original PS3 though, after the first few batches? I thought they removed that (along with SACD).

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby gasteropod » 30 Aug 2009, 17:45

Yeah, doesn't change the fact that my PS3 is backwards compatible.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 30 Aug 2009, 19:54

I read the Non-European ones had hardware support and European software, only to be later removed all together.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby gasteropod » 01 Sep 2009, 18:59

Apparently the PS3 Slim is a bit slower at loading BDs than the original PS3.

Starting a Blu-ray movie took an average of five seconds longer on the PS3 Slim than on the standard model. The difference was as low as two seconds for “Air Force One” and as high as ten seconds for “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.


http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/ ... discs/3348

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby saltysam » 04 Sep 2009, 20:20

Can't say i've noticed much difference in load times-games are definitely quicker..here's a BD load time speed test here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNQP3WRUVuQ
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby Lourdes » 05 Sep 2009, 00:43

BD loading speed is completely negligible. I'm liking my Slim but still have an older Fat one for backwards compatibility.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 09 Sep 2009, 20:26

HD-DVD returns from the grave this Halloween:

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/playbac ... n+07+09+09

WTF!

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby romerojpg » 09 Sep 2009, 20:30

Hey if they sell all 500 for a few quid, I am sure they will be happy bunnies.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby saltysam » 20 Dec 2009, 20:52

All new Warner releases in 2010 to be combo packs (in the usa at least)

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/ ... Packs/3949
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 20 Dec 2009, 23:46

Grr! It sounds like they'll be triple packs:

1. Blu-ray
2. DVD
3. Digital Copy

Why they cannot put the Digital Copy on the same disc as the DVD is beyond me. I wouldn't mind so much but they're bound to put the price up.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby Markgway » 21 Dec 2009, 00:23

I mostly buy back catalogue stuff anyways... but it seems an opportunistic policy to me. Having COMBO splashed across the packaging and labelless flipper discs smacks of cheapness and devalues the class of BD.
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby grim_tales » 21 Dec 2009, 08:41

Now I have BD a combo pack is pointless IMO.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 21 Dec 2009, 12:17

The amount of people who will actually use the DVD/Digital copy is minimal. How many people have a Car DVD Player. I guess people's kids would have a DVD Player though. People who're not interested in BD, won't be buying these. The DVD will be much less.

The thing is, given the higher price. It will be cheaper just to buy the DVD and BD, if you wait. Combos will bound to take much longer to go down in price.

EDIT: Actually I'm pretty sure it's DVD/BD Dual Sided + A separate Digital Copy disc.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby Markgway » 21 Dec 2009, 15:31

The digital copies are a waste of fucking space.

What kind of twerp watches a BD on a monitor or a handheld gizmo rather than a large LCD?

My Reg-A of Taken has a digital copy disc that I will never ever use.
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 22 Dec 2009, 20:51

Sitcoms (and the like), Music Videos and Trailers work well on Handheld sized devices but anything you have to get into or is longer than 25-30 minutes, no way. They're not even designed for monitor (most PCs have DVD-Roms drives already) but MP3 Players and PMPs.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby saltysam » 24 Dec 2009, 19:37

The new Paramount release Paranormal Activity is Region A locked.change of policy for paramount?
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby romerojpg » 24 Dec 2009, 20:15

saltysam wrote:The new Paramount release Paranormal Activity is Region A locked.change of policy for paramount?


It may have more to do with the fact it is still playing well in UK cinemas than anything else :) still most people havre seen the pirate ages ago.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 14 Jan 2010, 21:19

Blu-ray movies to get price parity with DVD, Icon Home Entertainment leads the way:

http://hcc.techradar.com/playback/blu-r ... y-14-01-10

About time.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby romerojpg » 14 Jan 2010, 21:21

What would it matter to you? you dont even use cashback sites :lol: you like tossing cash away and paying more.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby IronMonkey » 15 Jan 2010, 08:13

Haha!
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 18 Jan 2010, 21:56

Lexicon Accused of Selling Repackaged Oppo BDP-83 at a $3000 Markup:

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/4082

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby luckystars » 18 Jan 2010, 22:45

Shit! :evil:
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby saltysam » 08 Mar 2010, 18:21

Just got an Oppo-BDP-80 player.
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby Markgway » 08 Mar 2010, 21:05

Is this one going in your bathroom? :D
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby saltysam » 08 Mar 2010, 21:07

Markgway wrote:Is this one going in your bathroom? :D
:) oppo-main player-Tevion-bedroom-Limit-spare :notworthy:
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