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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby thelostdragon » 09 Feb 2011, 22:57

Yi-Long wrote:I wish they'd just release some firmware/patch upgrade to make the BR/DVD playback region-free. I'd even be willing to pay for it.

The problem is that with BD players the region locking is hardware based. With DVD players you can region unlock them by patching the hardware with some button pushes on your remote. Not so with BD players.
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby Yi-Long » 11 Feb 2011, 02:02

thelostdragon wrote:
Yi-Long wrote:I wish they'd just release some firmware/patch upgrade to make the BR/DVD playback region-free. I'd even be willing to pay for it.

The problem is that with BD players the region locking is hardware based. With DVD players you can region unlock them by patching the hardware with some button pushes on your remote. Not so with BD players.


I thought some BR-players could also be 'hacked' through some button-combi's!?
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby saltysam » 11 Feb 2011, 18:21

on my oppo i press the blue button followed by "1" for region A and the blue button followed by "2" for Region B.Easy.
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 11 Feb 2011, 18:30

You asked for region free BD Yi, not BD Multi-region. It may sound pedantic but when it comes to BD, there's a difference. BD Multi-region was cracked years ago. You also asked for DVD region, which was cracked almost after it launched, so not sure what you mean there.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby Yi-Long » 11 Feb 2011, 18:42

Sorry for the confusion. I just mean a BR player that is able to play every BR, regardless of region-code. I don' care if you have to do a button-combi or not. Also, preferably, it also plays every DVD regardless of region-code.
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 12 Nov 2011, 02:56

Check this out. Masters of Cinema REALLY aren't region coding fans:

http://www.asianblurayguide.com/news/55 ... ion_codes/

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby gasteropod » 12 Nov 2011, 03:40

bradavon wrote:Check this out. Masters of Cinema REALLY aren't region coding fans:

http://www.asianblurayguide.com/news/55 ... ion_codes/


Haha yeah I've seen that before, bless 'em.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 12 Nov 2011, 05:44

Good on them. I wish more studios took this stance. I'm not sure how professional it is though.

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Unread postby Markgway » 12 Nov 2011, 11:23

Fair play to them.
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Unread postby grim_tales » 12 Nov 2011, 11:27

bradavon wrote:Check this out. Masters of Cinema REALLY aren't region coding fans:

http://www.asianblurayguide.com/news/55 ... ion_codes/


Haha, that's good :D

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 12 Nov 2011, 15:33

What does "komatta na" mean?

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby grim_tales » 12 Nov 2011, 15:49

I think it's something like "Damn!" :D
Not sure though.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby Shingster » 12 Nov 2011, 21:03

damn! or something along the lines of "oh dear!". More literally it means something like "I'm troubled".

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 12 Nov 2011, 22:00

Thanks. Google Translate again failed to translate it.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby HungFist » 12 Nov 2011, 22:42

bradavon wrote:What does "komatta na" mean?


"Komatta" (komaru) means troubling. You can use it for example when something is made unnecessarily difficult... like when when you live in Japan and you always have to carry your "gaijin card" (foreign registration card) with you just because some stupid racist law requires you to do so (komatta na...).

"Na" doesn't really mean anything, although it has a meaning ( :icon_suspect: ). Basically it adds a sigh or ... (three dots) or "isn't it" after what you've said.

You could translate "komatta na" as "troubling, isn't it...". But since this kind of expression is not so commonly used in the English language you often see it translated in various ways depending on the context.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby bradavon » 12 Nov 2011, 23:06

HungFist wrote:Like when when you live in Japan and you always have to carry your "gaijin card" (foreign registration card) with you just because some stupid racist law requires you to do so (komatta na...)

:o :o :o

For what purpose? Britain used to have identical laws back in the 50s. Thankfully all now abolished.

HungFist wrote:You could translate "komatta na" as "troubling, isn't it..."

It's pretty common. Thanks btw.

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Unread postby gasteropod » 12 Nov 2011, 23:22

HungFist wrote:or "isn't it" after what you've said.


So it can be used the same way as 'ne' then? Can't say I've picked up on that.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby HungFist » 13 Nov 2011, 00:07

bradavon wrote:
HungFist wrote:Like when when you live in Japan and you always have to carry your "gaijin card" (foreign registration card) with you just because some stupid racist law requires you to do so (komatta na...)

:o :o :o

For what purpose?


For the purpose of... actually, no one knows.

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HungFist wrote:or "isn't it" after what you've said.


So it can be used the same way as 'ne' then? Can't say I've picked up on that.


yes, it's used in the same way as "ne", and in some cases the meaning is also almost the same. But "na" is something you could use when you're talking to yourself ("isn't it" is hence a bit misleading translation), while "ne" is when you're talking to someone (here "isn't it" is a very accurate translation).

But keep in mind I'm no Japanese teacher. I struggle with the language every day. Don't take everything I tell you as a fact :D

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby gasteropod » 13 Nov 2011, 00:09

HungFist wrote:(here "isn't it" is a very accurate translation).


Yup, my Japanese teacher ends many English sentences with 'isn't it' haha.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby HungFist » 13 Nov 2011, 00:18

... although "ne" is also used very commonly in そうですね as a reply to someone when you agree, in which case "isn't it" would be a very inaccurate translation :lol:

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby gasteropod » 13 Nov 2011, 00:34

Why is that inaccurate? Makes sense to me, and that's how it's most commonly used.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby HungFist » 13 Nov 2011, 09:50

あの人、かわいい。。。 (That person is cute, isn't she?)
そうですね (That's right)

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby saltysam » 10 Nov 2015, 00:54

UltraHD 4K anyone? thoughts? sorry to Mark for threadcapping yet again.... :cool:
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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby HungFist » 10 Nov 2015, 07:31

Couldn't care less at the moment. I guess it's gonna be an expensive technology, so all we can expect during the first few years are some major blockbusters and the 137th home video edition of Terminator 2. Sure, if they released some interesting stuff that isn't available on DVD, but I can't really see that happening anytime soon.

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Re: The HD News & Technology Thread!

Unread postby Markgway » 10 Nov 2015, 12:11

Too early for me to express any interest.

Will wait until the product is out there.

You can buy 4K TVs with almost nothing to watch on them.
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