In the past 2 weeks I have rented 2 Blu-ray movies made by Universal, Couples Retreat and It's Complicated. When I watched Couples Retreat, the Universal company intro played, then the screen went black for like 10 minutes and then trailers started to play. I tried to skip them, but skipping resulting in another never ending black screen. So I decided to just sit through them and watch them (audio skipping the whole way) until I finally got to the title menu and could start the movie. This process literally took like 30 minutes.
Yesterday, I pop in It's complicated and the same BS starts. Instead of waiting again, I just unplug the ethernet cable on the back of my BD-P1500 and BOOM, we go right to the movie menu.
Is every Universal blu-ray like this? Am I seriously going to need to disconnect my blu-ray player from the internet just to start the GD movie every time I want to watch a movie made by Universal?
Movie companies wonder why people pirate their products, and this is why. I probably could have found the movie online, downloaded it and converted to format my Xbox can play faster than it takes for their movies to start.