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  1. Bruce Morrison

    Sony UPB-X700 player - problem with DVDs of old TV material in 4:3 ratio

    Thanks Todd. That's reassuring in a way - at least it's not an issue with my player. But it is really bad that major companies like Disney as well as the BBC here in the UK have made this kind of encoding error on their discs.
  2. Bruce Morrison

    Sony UPB-X700 player - problem with DVDs of old TV material in 4:3 ratio

    Hi everyone. I have come across a strange issue with my Sony UPB-X700 player when playing certain DVDs of older TV material in the 4:3 aspect ratio. The main problem is that, if I'm playing such a DVD and I then power down the player, i.e. with the DVD still inside, when I restart the disc...
  3. Bruce Morrison

    Problem with Panasonic TV not recognising an HDMI input source

    It's OK - I've found the solution and it turned out to be something completely ridiculous! My TV setup includes a setting for entering a description for each of the HDMI sources (e.g. "Blu-ray", "DVD", etc.). When my TV was originally installed, I was only using the HDMI2 input, so the...
  4. Bruce Morrison

    Problem with Panasonic TV not recognising an HDMI input source

    Hello, I'm having a problem with my TV not recognising the availability of an HDMI-connected source input. My setup is as follows: Panasonic 4K player (I have just acquired this) Sony multi-region Blu-ray player Denon receiver Panasonic 4K OLED TV The TV has two HDMI inputs. The receiver...
  5. Bruce Morrison

    Problem with Denon receiver shutting off

    Hi John, I tried what you suggested, and it did indeed solve the immediate problem. But obviously I need to get a new subwoofer as a long-term solution. So meanwhile I've restored the original receiver settings, and I'll just settle for playing 'The Favourite' at a slightly lower volume...
  6. Bruce Morrison

    Problem with Denon receiver shutting off

    Thanks very much John. I checked my receiver settings and currently it is set to "no sub" as I thought. So I'll try your idea and let you know if it solves the immediate problem. I do intend to get a new subwoofer - I just need to do some research to find a suitable model for my setup. (I'm in...
  7. Bruce Morrison

    Problem with Denon receiver shutting off

    Ah... you might be on to something here. At the moment I don't have a subwoofer - my previous one failed recently and I haven't got around to replacing it yet. So my speaker configuration is currently 5.0. The front speakers are KEF Reference 3, the centre speaker is KEF 200C and the rear...
  8. Bruce Morrison

    Problem with Denon receiver shutting off

    I've had a very strange problem with my Denon AVR-X4100WE2 receiver. When I play my US Blu-ray of 'The Favourite', the receiver is shutting itself off at 50' 41" into the movie at the point when there is a loud gunshot on the soundtrack. The volume is set to 68 dB, which is my usual volume...
  9. Bruce Morrison

    Do I need a new receiver for playing UHD discs?

    Thanks very much guys for all the good advice on the HDMI cables. I'll definitely buy those Monoprice cables.
  10. Bruce Morrison

    Do I need a new receiver for playing UHD discs?

    Thanks very much Robert. Just one more question - will my current HDMI leads be OK for passing the 4K signal? I've been using these leads for several years for Blu-ray discs. I've seen references to "high-speed 4K" HDMI leads in another thread here. Would these be better or doesn't it make any...
  11. Bruce Morrison

    Do I need a new receiver for playing UHD discs?

    Hi Robert, Thanks for the very quick reply! My receiver is the Denon AVR-X4100W. (I'm in the UK, so this is a UK product.)
  12. Bruce Morrison

    Do I need a new receiver for playing UHD discs?

    Hi everyone, I've been using Blu-ray for a long time and I'm now planning to upgrade to 4K/UHD by buying a new 4K TV and a new 4K disc player. However I intend to continue using my current 5.1 audio set-up (i.e. I'm not planning to upgrade to Dolby ATMOS, etc.) I'm currently using a Denon...
  13. Bruce Morrison

    Tarantino on Blu Ray

    Yes but it's a 1080/50i transfer, so should be avoided.
  14. Bruce Morrison

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Gangs of New York -- in Blu-ray

    It seems that Disney are cynically trying to maximise their revenue from this present disaster of a transfer by re-releasing it in new packaging to unsuspecting purchasers a few months before (presumably) releasing their new transfer. And Amazon.com have misleadingly included "rmast" in their...
  15. Bruce Morrison

    Blu-ray Review HTF Blu-Ray Review: The Truman Show

    Apparently Paramount have refused to acknowledge that the SE DVD and the Blu-ray editions have a distorted stretched image as described above. They obviously don't intend to correct the problem and reissue the Blu-ray. Unfortunately, many people will have bought it and not even noticed that...
  16. Bruce Morrison

    Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: North by Northwest (50th Anniversary Edition) [Highly Recommended]

    Very impressive transfer - it easily beats the Region 1 DVD.
  17. Bruce Morrison

    Desperate Housewives Season 5 - should the DVD set include a booklet?

    I just got the Desperate Housewives Season 5 DVD set from Amazon.com but it came without a booklet, even though the packaging has a slot where a booklet should be housed. Can anyone confirm whether there should be a booklet with this set?
  18. Bruce Morrison

    German "StudioCanal Collection" from Kinowelt with films from Bunuel, Kurosawa, Lynch, Pollack, Resn

    These are Blu-ray discs with the films presented in HD. PAL is a SD format.
  19. Bruce Morrison

    ITV (UK) Blu-ray-titles coming (e.g. "The Boys from Brazil", "Great Expectations")

    As I pointed out before, I certainly hope there are no films on BD output at 50 fps!! I think you meant 25 fps. Well I quoted one example of a 25 fps BD in my earlier post. The UK BD of the film "The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada" is encoded at 50i and therefore plays back at the wrong...
  20. Bruce Morrison

    ITV (UK) Blu-ray-titles coming (e.g. "The Boys from Brazil", "Great Expectations")

    Not entirely true. An HD master can still be mastered at 25 fps rather than 24 fps. This happened, for example, on the UK Blu-ray edition of 'The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada', which was released by Optimum in a 1080i transfer running at the wrong speed. So people still need to be...
  21. Bruce Morrison

    HMV UK Have Some MASSIVE Bluray titles available to pre-order

    It's known that Fox have been prepping the Alien Quadrilogy for BD release either in late 2009 or early 2010. So it's no particular surprise to see that in the list. However, I'd be surprised if ET appeared on Blu any time soon. Spielberg usually wants to wait until new formats have gained...
  22. Bruce Morrison

    The Apartment on Blu?

    2010 will mark the 50th anniversary of The Apartment, so it would make sense for MGM to release it on Blu then.
  23. Bruce Morrison

    Am I the only one who doesn't care for Java BD's?

    I agree that Warner are more sensible about this than the other studios. The only thing that does annoy me with their BDs is that, where there is a choice of two possible English audio tracks, they default to the lossy track rather than the lossless one. You have to remember to access the menu...
  24. Bruce Morrison

    Am I the only one who doesn't care for Java BD's?

    I admit I don't like the lack of a "Last Memory" function to resume play, but I'm training myself to use the Pause button rather than the Stop button if the break is going to be a short one. Is it likely that future BD players will be capable of providing the Last Memory function on discs...
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