Originally Posted by mr.kludge
Quick question. Has anyone verified the following titles for playability in 1.5? I own sealed copes of a few (just remembered about PotA yesterday) and picked up a few yesterday for cheep, but many I have on DTheater and really not that interested in owning them on BD. Wondering if I need to open and try or just return them.
[bad]*Behind Enemy Lines - bad on 1.5
***Courage Under Fire
-Me, Myself and Irene - good on 1.5
*Unfaithful- released recently, so should play?
-The complete original Planet of the Apes franchise (mine is sealed and put away). I did verify the 2001 Danny Elfman one and it is ok. - These should play ok, I would be surprised if they do not.
*Butch and Sundance
-The Simpsons Movie - good on 1.5
-Entrapment - good on 1.5
***Men of Honor
***Kiss The Dragon
***League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
These are all ones within the problem window that I have not been able to verify. There are a couple exceptions (Courage... and Unfaithful are probably ok since they are much newer).
Vinnie, you check any of these? I only paid attention ones you mentioned that I currently own.
I am writing a letter to the Samsung USA presidents office for various reasons. Foremost being to find out what the ongoing commitment is to this player. It will determine what I do long term with BD. I'm not interested in buying a new BD player ever. So if there won't be further support and it is going to be this much of a hassle every time, then I'm just going to stop buying BDs all together and use other alternatives. Probably keep my players since they are still good for almost my entire collection using 1.4 and my vast HD and DVD collection.
Well here are a few answers. The following play fine under 1.4 and 1.5:
-Extraordinary measures (it's a Sony title that I think released yesterday? Just thought someone would care).
I can't elaborate, but I don't need to write the letter just yet. I will when I have some time so I can find out the "official" stance of Sammy with their older players. In the meantime, things are progressing very well. Don't sell off all your players, just yet. You will be sorry you did.
I find it interesting that most of the Fox titles that have problems were also released on DTheater. I bet most of those were transcoded to 1080p or re-transferred around the same time and similar menu technology was used. The movies were probably then released at all different times with other titles? Not all the DT released titles have the problem. I have put a * by likely problem ones up above in my quoted original post. A *** means that I will be surprised if that title does not have problems. Only Sunshine,
Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Die Hard 2 and 3 are ones that did not release on DT all the other bad Fox titles were, and one of the reasons I have detected these late. I think I have a complete Fox DTheater collection at this point in time, so many of them I never replaced on BD. There are a few that I had not sourced on DT before I bought them on BD.
If you are wondering about a particular movie, ask me 1st, there is a high probability that I have tried it and that probability is going up every day.
I wish that my local Hollywood Video was still open AND still had the rent a free BD promotion going on, then it would make this really easy and inexpensive. As it is I need to see if the coupons my wife's Diet Coke Reward points get her at BB are good for BDs now. Around the 1st of the year they were not. I can buy these for not much more than it cost to rent them.
Edit: Man I totally forgot to mention the bad news: Behind Enemy Lines has the more common menu loop issue. No need to report, I've go that one covered.