Quake3World.com Forums
     Technology & Troubleshooting
        BluRay - What an unbelievably shitty experience


Post new topicThis topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.
Login | Profile | | FAQ | Search | IRC




Print view Previous topic | Next topic 
Topic Starter Topic: BluRay - What an unbelievably shitty experience

Timed Out
Timed Out
Joined: 02 Aug 2000
Posts: 37914
PostPosted: 02-25-2010 04:23 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


When I set this PC up a few months ago I got a bluray reader with it, since the price is reasonable now. Haven't tried it out until today, was waiting for a disc I actually wanted, that was known to be decent on bluray.

Where to begin?
Media player wouldn't play it
I install PowerDVD that shipped with the drive. Complains about lack of HDCP on the monitor
Checked nVidia panel, HDCP confirmed working through the whole chain
Checked PowerDVD forums, known problem with screens not native 1080, no patch available
Download (trial) SlySoft AnyDVD, PowerDVD starts working
Aero gets turned off as soon as the disk starts to play
Menu system won't accept mouse inputs, have to use arrow keys + enter
2 seperate 'OMG BLURAY' splashes built into the disc
5 separate notice screens before the feature starts (~50 seconds)
Pausing the disk then resuming crashes PowerDVD
1 minute from the end of the film, the program exits

Unbelievable.




Top
                 

social engineer
social engineer
Joined: 13 Oct 2001
Posts: 30226
PostPosted: 02-25-2010 05:15 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yet another reason not to watch movies on the PC. Too much bullshit for not much return.




Top
                 

I'm the dude!
I'm the dude!
Joined: 04 Feb 2002
Posts: 12392
PostPosted: 02-25-2010 07:56 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:olo: (Sorry to laugh at your misfortune, but I seriously lol'ed)

Reminds me of the Ubisoft DRM thread. If I buy a Bluray, I should be allowed to play it on any hardware that I would like to play it on.

So, now that you've bought yourself a movie on BluRay, what's the likelyhood of you buying another one?



_________________
GtkRadiant | Q3Map2 | Shader Manual


Top
                 

Elite
Elite
Joined: 10 Feb 2000
Posts: 28023
PostPosted: 02-25-2010 09:48 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


this kinda reminds me of DVD's when they came out...

anyone else remember that?

The Mpeg2 codec was guarded, and even when it was "free", Linux users where fucked for a while.

I'll wait for programs like Media player Classic and such to play nice with Blu-ray before i move on it.

stuntcock wrote:
Fuck Sony.


Quoted for honest, raw truth.




Top
                 

Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
Joined: 24 Nov 2000
Posts: 43878
PostPosted: 02-25-2010 10:10 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


apart from the bluray splashes, i fail to see how this is the medium's fault and not the software's. :dork:




Top
                 

Elite
Elite
Joined: 10 Feb 2000
Posts: 28023
PostPosted: 02-25-2010 10:15 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The software being "quality controlled" by sony?




Top
                 

Timed Out
Timed Out
Joined: 02 Aug 2000
Posts: 37914
PostPosted: 02-25-2010 11:15 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


MKJ wrote:
apart from the bluray splashes, i fail to see how this is the medium's fault and not the software's. :dork:

No simple alternatives are available to me because the medium is slathered in bs drm protections that mean I can't 'just play it'.




Top
                 

Timed Out
Timed Out
Joined: 02 Aug 2000
Posts: 37914
PostPosted: 02-25-2010 11:16 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


obsidian wrote:
So, now that you've bought yourself a movie on BluRay, what's the likelyhood of you buying another one?

Yeah, I dunno. The benefit to value ratio is right down in the shitter. Might sell the drive and move on.




Top
                 

Pestilence
Pestilence
Joined: 25 Mar 2002
Posts: 15781
PostPosted: 02-25-2010 11:42 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Just ordered a bluray burner, should arrive today. Combo deal with 11 free blank discs. I hope I don't encounter this problem. Although mine will be primarily for burning, I would like to watch movies as well. Though my monitor is native 1080.




Top
                 

social engineer
social engineer
Joined: 13 Oct 2001
Posts: 30226
PostPosted: 02-25-2010 01:22 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


stuntcock wrote:
Fuck Sony.


**pats PS3**




Top
                 

no u
no u
Joined: 01 Jan 2000
Posts: 3567
PostPosted: 02-25-2010 06:19 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


slightly ot but:

Image




Top
                 

Timed Out
Timed Out
Joined: 02 Aug 2000
Posts: 37914
PostPosted: 02-25-2010 06:53 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Not OT at all.

Now I'm a bit less mad, worth mentioning that:
The video and audio quality were awesome. Noticed a ton of extra details that weren't visible/audible on the DVD version.

A seperate player and TV aren't an option for me, since I don't know which country I'll be in, 6 months from now. I already gave up my decent tv in the UK, can only justify one over here if I go for residency.




Top
                 

Jesus of Suburbia
Jesus of Suburbia
Joined: 14 Jan 2001
Posts: 12713
PostPosted: 02-26-2010 09:44 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah, PowerDVD9 sucks. Menus sometimes don't work. Audio too. And if you let it go in to screensaver mode (the movie, not the PC) it never comes out, you have to start over.




Top
                 

Boink!
Boink!
Joined: 19 Apr 2003
Posts: 4493
PostPosted: 04-07-2010 10:07 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Glad Foo pointed me to this thread... saves me a ton of cash and nerves. Will wait another few years until they finally get BluRay sorted out.




Top
                 

Mentor
Mentor
Joined: 12 Mar 2005
Posts: 3958
PostPosted: 04-07-2010 11:49 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I don't think there will be much sorting out, most of the things on Foo's list are by design. The phrase 'defective by design' comes to mind.




Top
                 

redline
redline
Joined: 07 May 2006
Posts: 1866
PostPosted: 04-20-2010 12:00 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


btw why get bluray if ur screen isnt 1080p?




Top
                 

Timed Out
Timed Out
Joined: 02 Aug 2000
Posts: 37914
PostPosted: 04-20-2010 01:07 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


...cause being a couple of pixels short doesn't magically turn the whole thing into a gameboy.




Top
                 

axbaby
axbaby
Joined: 22 Dec 1999
Posts: 17369
PostPosted: 04-21-2010 12:02 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


not really diggijng the Bluray experience.
either i have a shitty LCD 1080p tv or Bluray movies look grainy with a PS3.
not happy .. will endure until 3D tv's come along.



_________________
[WYD]


Top
                 

Timed Out
Timed Out
Joined: 02 Aug 2000
Posts: 37914
PostPosted: 04-21-2010 12:15 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Are you saying you've got a problem with blacks, bru?

Not cool man :|




Top
                 
Quake3World.com | Forum Index | Technology & Troubleshooting


Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.


cron
Quake3World.com
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group