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Blu-Ray Players
« on: February 23, 2010, 06:41:48 AM »
Does anyone know anything about Blu-Ray players? I'm thinking of getting one with some birthday money I have coming but don't have a clue about them!

And before anyone says anything, no, I don't want a PS3 instead!!!  :P


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Re: Blu-Ray Players
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 06:50:21 AM »
My knowledge is limited, I've watched a few on the PS3 and the picture quality is amazing. However there are significant loading times before you can watch your film, which annoyed me a tad. Also, if I stop mid film, there is no memory of where I stopped so I can't just continue. Not sure if this is standard for all Blu-Ray players or just the PS3, or if I'm doing something wrong?

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Re: Blu-Ray Players
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 06:55:38 AM »
Oh, I just assumed they were like DVD players but better!  :-\


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Re: Blu-Ray Players
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 09:28:17 AM »
My knowledge is limited, I've watched a few on the PS3 and the picture quality is amazing. However there are significant loading times before you can watch your film, which annoyed me a tad. Also, if I stop mid film, there is no memory of where I stopped so I can't just continue. Not sure if this is standard for all Blu-Ray players or just the PS3, or if I'm doing something wrong?

Blu-rays do have annoying loadtimes.  I also don't like that most of the Blu-ray discs I've watched don't have a standard picture format across all on-disc titles (ie.  The picture jumps from 16:9 to 4:3 between various movie trailers and promos).

I use my PS3 for Blu-ray, but I haven't noticed the lack of 'bookmarking' Red has.  If I turn my PS3 off in the middle of watching a movie, the movie will continue at that point when I begin playing it again.  I use a launch 60GB model.

For JT, while the PS3 is commonly recommended for new Blu-ray users because of its overall value, there are plenty of decent Blu-ray players at lower cost, but beware of older models.  Blu-ray is still a new technology, and many core features needed today may not be available on Blu-ray players manufactured 2 years ago.  Here are a couple helpful links that offer some advice on what to look for.

Digital Trends Buyer's Guide 2010

Consumer Reports Buyer's Guide

CNET Best Blu-ray Players

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Re: Blu-Ray Players
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 09:33:05 AM »
Oh, I just assumed they were like DVD players but better!  :-\

I would say Blu-ray players have more in common with a PC than with a standard DVD player.  They are much more advanced and offer many more features.


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Re: Blu-Ray Players
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 09:53:12 AM »
Cheers Neato, I'll have a look at those over the next few days. :)


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Re: Blu-Ray Players
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 10:05:12 PM »
Its not worth it , all I have watch so far on the blu ray is Ice Age 3 , Star Trek The New Flim  and some sci-documentary  that my sister got free from work.

I say if you have a tight budget , stick to DVD for now because Blu-Ray is just a overpriced pierce of plastic with extra space compare to a DVD.But yes it is awesome to view..

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Re: Blu-Ray Players
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010, 04:51:38 PM »
i might be murdering my gf soon ... (and getting away with it) ... so i'll have LOTS of moneyz :D

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Re: Blu-Ray Players
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2010, 05:07:20 PM »
Some of the older Sony blu ray's, such as the 300 and subsequent 350 model, has long load times, at least compared to the PS3.  You can shorten the load time on the PS3 if you don't allow it to go 'online' prior to entering the movie.

I don't do the blu-ray extras, so I may not get what all that interactive crap is about.

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Re: Blu-Ray Players
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Re: Blu-Ray Players
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Re: Blu-Ray Players
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2010, 01:52:41 PM »
Cheers Neato, but something tells me I won't be watching that any time soon! Just watched Life of Brian, brilliant  ;D


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Re: Blu-Ray Players
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2010, 02:06:43 PM »
Cheers Neato, but something tells me I won't be watching that any time soon! Just watched Life of Brian, brilliant  ;D
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