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Matt Butler

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Do I have to have a profile 1.1 or 2.0 to use these features? I have a Sony BD 301 which is 1.0 methinks.

There are a couple new Universal Blus that have the feature Im curious about

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Hi Matt,

U-Control can be slightly different things on different discs, so there are occasional graphic-based materials that will be viewable on a 1.0 player. However, the large majority of U-Control content is picture-in-picture based which requires a 1.1 player.
 

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Curious: do you notice lip-sync issues when in the PIP window? Though it's not there in the main pic. It's just fresh in my mind from using U-Control last night, so thought I'd ask just to find out if my player (PS3) handles this "normally"...or not.
 

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I've never noticed it on Blu, but it happened ALL THE TIME on HD DVD.

I really hate most U-Control features and implementations tho.... This is a solution in search of a problem. I don't want to have to watch movies 4 times to get all the extras, put em in a freaking menu and you are DONE.
 

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Thanks Patrick. I thought so.

Haventy bought any Uni titles yet but when I do Ill just see if it works or not
 

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I was catching up on watching extras from a few discs that night...I think it was U-571 where I noticed the PIP lip sync thing. Not a big deal, nothing I could do about it anyway, presuming if I adjusted then the main pic/sound would be out of sync. The double-edged sword of BD: the tiny PIP pic is clear enough I can still see the tiny lips move...LOL.
 

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U-Control's "multiple choice" aspect is somewhat frustrating. I much prefer Warner's straight PIP commentary approach.

I was frankly surprised the U-Control was so quickly available on BD discs, pleasantly so since it's noticeably less clunky than it was on HD DVD.
 

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I'm still not even sure how to activate U-Control. Maybe I'm an idiot, but the on-screen directions leave me blank. I utterly despise this element of Universal Blu-rays and I wonder if they've devised it to avoid the cost of having to create a second disc (SD or BD) for the bonus features.
 

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