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#41 of 183 OFFLINE   kemcha

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Posted March 10 2010 - 04:59 AM

I think most of us try to search the forums ...


#42 of 183 OFFLINE   kemcha

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Posted March 10 2010 - 05:02 AM

Jesse, actually, he did:

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The safe bet for a blu-ray player that is going to last and be update-able, is a PS3. 

That can be said for all Blu-ray players and that statement is ambiguous, at best. 

#43 of 183 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted March 10 2010 - 05:03 AM

I'm in *Total Catchup Mode*

Over the past two months I've purchased
Terminator 2: Skynet Edition
Iron Man
The Matrix
Batman Begins
Batman: The Dark Knight  (The DVD was abysmal.)
The Music Man (Absolutely *blows away* every aspect of the old 1999 DVD.)
Phantom of the Opera
Superman the Movie
Die Hard  (Didn't look much better than upscaled DVD, but the audio portion of the presentation was a revelation.)
Die Hard 3 (Finally got rid of all the EE which had plagued the DVD )
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince  (It was no contest)
Ghostbusters

Before I even purchased the Blu-ray player I had already acquired the following titles (most came with a DVD)
Snow White
Sleeping Beauty
Enchanted
UP
Star Trek  (This one didn't come with a DVD, but I acquired the BD player about a week later.)
 
... And I purchased almost all of these at what I would consider drastically reduced prices.  (Most of the catalog titles were purchased for less than half of what I paid for their DVD counterparts!) 

I feel like I entered the market at just the right time ...


 
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#44 of 183 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted March 10 2010 - 05:49 AM



Quote:
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Jesse, actually, he did:

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The safe bet for a blu-ray player that is going to last and be update-able, is a PS3. 
That can be said for all Blu-ray players and that statement is ambiguous, at best. 
You are inferring some thing I didn't say. I didn't say others wouldn't last also, just that the PS3 is a "safe bet". Stand alone players may or may not be.

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#45 of 183 OFFLINE   Jesse Blacklow

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Posted March 10 2010 - 07:23 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by kemcha 

Jesse, actually, he did:

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The safe bet for a blu-ray player that is going to last and be update-able, is a PS3. 
That can be said for all Blu-ray players and that statement is ambiguous, at best. 
Give it up.  Doug has now said twice that you're mischaracterizing his remarks, which everybody can see. There is nothing ambiguous about it.  It simply says the PS3 is a safe bet.  It doesn't say that it's not a safe bet with every other player, nor that the PS3 is the "only" player that will last.  Your claims to the contrary don't make it true.



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#46 of 183 OFFLINE   kemcha

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Posted March 10 2010 - 10:24 AM

Jesse, I'm simply disagreeing with the intent of his statement. The PS3 isn't the only Blu-ray player that has durability, and that can be updated through firmware updates. Every Blu-ray player has that ability and I'm simply stating that the PS3 isn't the only quality Blu-ray player on the market. There are other Blu-ray pplayers that are superior to even the PS3. I'm simply disagreeing with his ascertation that the PS3 is the only quality hardware out there for consumers.

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Posted March 10 2010 - 10:41 AM



Quote:
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Jesse, I'm simply disagreeing with the intent of his statement. The PS3 isn't the only Blu-ray player that has durability, and that can be updated through firmware updates. Every Blu-ray player has that ability and I'm simply stating that the PS3 isn't the only quality Blu-ray player on the market. There are other Blu-ray pplayers that are superior to even the PS3. I'm simply disagreeing with his ascertation that the PS3 is the only quality hardware out there for consumers.
Again I never made the ascertain that the PS3 was the ONLY quality blu-ray player on the market. Please read my statement CAREFULLY before you miss characterize what I said.

I'm saying that the PS3 is the player that is most likely to be future proof, because it is in essence, a very powerful computer, who's blu-ray player is software driven. I never said that other players couldn't also be updated with firmware upgrades. However many standalone players can't be upgraded in the same way as the PS3 because they are locked into a particular hardware configuration.

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Posted March 10 2010 - 10:58 AM



Quote:
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The PS3 isn't the only Blu-ray player that has durability, and that can be updated through firmware updates.
True.

Every Blu-ray player has that ability and I'm simply stating that the PS3 isn't the only quality Blu-ray player on the market.
Also true.

There are other Blu-ray pplayers that are superior to even the PS3.
Also true.

I'm simply disagreeing with his ascertation that the PS3 is the only quality hardware out there for consumers.
He NEVER asserted that in ANY of his posts.
What is, however, undeniable is the fact that the PS3 is the current player with the most flexible update options on the market, owing to its design.  While that does not make it "the best" or "the only quality" player on the market (again, something that has NOT been stated by anyone in this thread), it does make it the most likely to remain current with the latest features.

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#49 of 183 OFFLINE   kemcha

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Posted March 10 2010 - 12:31 PM

Paul, while I have never used the PS3, I won't disagree with you. I'm just debating the very idea that it's the sole unit and the inference that it's the only quality player on the market. BTW, how did we get on this topic in the first place, I merely originally said that some movies have had a problem with accessing BD-Live content on some players, and sometimes that has to do with when a studio's server goes down.

Next, this discussion got a life of its own. 

#50 of 183 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted March 10 2010 - 02:56 PM



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 I'm just debating the very idea that it's the sole unit and the inference that it's the only quality player on the market.
As you say. You inferred it, I didn't imply it.

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#51 of 183 OFFLINE   kemcha

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Posted March 10 2010 - 05:03 PM

Near Dark (my favorite vampire movie)
X-Men
X2: X-Men United

Firefly The Complete Series (my first TV show on Blu-ray)

... ehehe ... and my library of Blues grows a little bit more.


#52 of 183 OFFLINE   littledog

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Posted March 10 2010 - 06:54 PM

have you seen 30days of night on blu

#53 of 183 OFFLINE   kemcha

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Posted March 11 2010 - 05:48 AM

Not really ... 

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Posted March 11 2010 - 03:25 PM



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Not really ... 
"Not really ..."  ???  Isn't "Have you seen movie X?" kind of a "Yes" or "No" question?  Do you mean you've seen part of the film?  Did you see the trailer so many times that you feel like you've actually seen the film? 

Inquiring minds want to know. /img/vbsmilies/htf/smiley_wink.gif

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Posted March 11 2010 - 08:06 PM

I've seen bits and parts but not a lot. Iike I said, "not really." 

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Posted March 11 2010 - 11:06 PM

Downfall

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Posted March 12 2010 - 12:42 AM

Bryan, did you get the UK or German import of "Downfall"?  I heard the sound was not too good on one of them.


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Posted March 12 2010 - 05:06 AM

The sound on the Downfall UK disc is "lossy" Dolby Digital, but still sounds outstanding. The German disc has DTS-MA, but I'm unfamiliar with the supplements or video quality. The video quality on the UK release is superb, so I won't be dumping anytime soon.
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Posted March 12 2010 - 05:59 AM

May I ask where you ordered "Downfall" from?  It is on Amazon UK; but, I have never ordered from there and am unsure of total cost to US.  It is the UK version and is around $13US before shipping and other possible fees.  BB has it for almost $40.


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Posted March 12 2010 - 06:44 AM

Just purchased:

Mission Impossible
Mission Impossible 2
Top Gun
Grumpy Old Men/Grumpier Old Men