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post #13591 of 13608 Old 07-10-2014, 09:41 AM
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I use Bitstream; don't know of any other Lionsgate that I own; maybe Glory?

Know it is Sony with TrueHD.
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OK, I remembered if you up-load you Blu rays over @ Blu-ray.com, with a profile, you may sort by Studio.
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Glory (Sony & Dolby TrueHD) played fine.

The following 3 are All Lionsgate & dts-HD 5.1:

Thomas Misery ;-) Island Rescue would Not load.

Cold Mountain is fine, So Far

The Conspirator played fine for the first part, didn't watch the whole thing; the Good parts are Front-loaded in that film anyway...
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The Pacific Blu ray 5 discs played with NO issues.

Letters from Iwo Jima Blu ray had some sound dropout issues after Pause with TrueHD track; had to select 5.1 DD track through pop up menu & re-select TrueHD to get sound to return.
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HD DVD Flags of Our Fathers played with NO Issues; Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 (1.5 Mbps), superior sound to Blu ray Dolby Digital (640 kbps)...
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Gods & Generals Directors Cut Blu ray, Transformers Dark of the Moon Blu (Dolby TrueHD 7.1), Kelly's Heroes Blu:

All played with No issues.

Spider-Man 3 Blu ray (Sony) Froze repeatedly on both Dolby TrueHD & LPCM.

Played in the LG with No issues.

Will prolly go back to using the LG for ALL Blu ray & HD DVD on this unit; don't have the Toshiba HD-XA2 hooked up just now.
I'm watching SM III and so far no issues with PCM or DDTHD. BTW with this disc the best option is probably PCM unless your AVR has a funky blue led that comes on with HD audio (PCM is HD, but for some reason Denon decided to not turn on the light since it is not a decoded lossless codec). Anyhow DDTHD should be safe also since it is primarily 7.1 DDTHD discs that have issues. Why you did not have issues with "Bark at the Moon" I have now idea. Anyhow if you were to internal decode DDTHD with this player i will output PCM 7.1 and negate being able to +PLIIx for the surround back channels. I assume if you place the player in PCM and select PCM that it will output correctly...yup PCM+PCM is correct. Select PCM in player then DDTHD on disc=PCM 7.1 in=bad
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Glory (Sony & Dolby TrueHD) played fine.

The following 3 are All Lionsgate & dts-HD 5.1:

Thomas Misery ;-) Island Rescue would Not load.

Cold Mountain is fine, So Far

The Conspirator played fine for the first part, didn't watch the whole thing; the Good parts are Front-loaded in that film anyway...
Sorry about Thomas the Tank Engine. Could be one that got missed, or your loader could just be picky. When I had problems with Lionsgate the discs would load, but have skipping and freezing in the movie. So I bet that particular title it an issue? Did you try reloading and/or cold starting? That one is in Amazon Prime, so no biggie. Still if someone can verify I can report it.
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The Pacific Blu ray 5 discs played with NO issues.

Letters from Iwo Jima Blu ray had some sound dropout issues after Pause with TrueHD track; had to select 5.1 DD track through pop up menu & re-select TrueHD to get sound to return.
I would not expect ANY issues with ANY HBOs, but you never know. With LFIJ BD that would be a good case to use internal decode (though you will have the 7.1/5.1 issue). I own the HD not the BD.
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Spider-Man 3 Blu ray (Sony) Froze repeatedly on both Dolby TrueHD & LPCM.
If you could give me some timestamps that would help greatly as I don't want to watch this all the way through. I need to find some high action scened further than an hour in to test. Generally when I have seen a loader go it has more issues on the second layer than the 1st. That is if it is a dual layer disc (BD50 VS BD25).
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I played the fight/action scene at the first and now watching the sand monster scene about 2 hours in near the end (probably the loudest this disc gets) and no issues with DDTHD. I opted for that since I have rarely seen (heard) dropouts with a LPCM track. There are discs that decode improperly, but that is a discussion for another day (Vicky Christy Barcelona).
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My issues with thd are after pausing; but how the west was won Blu dthd played wo issues through many pauses tonight
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No Blue light on the Denon 3312; 3311 does have Blue light for DSX.

My Sony, c. 2001, has Blue light for 6.1, but I'm using it as an amp now.

I'd pay Extra for that Blue light as it is so cool.
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My issues with thd are after pausing; but how the west was won Blu dthd played wo issues through many pauses tonight
OIC. That's usually a Dvr bug. Firmware? Try the mode standard button on your denon remote. I have same issue with some dtdhdma discs and my 1909. Also has the Disney dtshdma echo chamber bug.
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Latest Firmware for both; no big deal as I have another Blu player inches away, which has no such issues.
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mr.kludge, do you think the Blu ray picture Q of this unit still superior to most Blu ray players?

Don't mean Oppo or other expensive units.
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I'd say equivalent; for both Blu-rays and HD DVDs. That HQV Reon VX-50 video processor is fine.

* How long it's been now, seven years? ...And that Duo 5000 had a recent firmware update? ...Wow! ...Not too shabby Samsong.

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mr.kludge, do you think the Blu ray picture Q of this unit still superior to most Blu ray players?

Don't mean Oppo or other expensive units.
Yes for sure. It was/is ahead of its time. I am sure that Opoopoo and some other high end players are better (but way more expensive compared to what I paid for even my most expensive 5K and LG BH200). As NorthSky mentioned the Reon processor in the 5K is mighty fine. It is for sure way better PQ than any run-o-the-mill player now even approaching a few hundred and besides it plays HD-DVDs AND does an awesome job upscaling/converting DVDs. I doubt many contemporary BD players bother with making the PQ of DVDs almost as good as early HDs and BDs as that is not the focus now.
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Hi all, sorry to interrupt your Summer siestas.

Both Under the Skin and The Grand Budapest Hotel loaded up and played without a hitch. Both rentals from the big red box (and I wasn't the 1st to rent them by a long shot based on the greasy prints on both of them). And free ones to boot. Anyhow UtS is the single weirdest/strangest move I have seen since Eraserhead and that is saying a lot since I generally like/love odd/weird/different/strange movies (Eraserhead still gives me the creeps when I watch it and for that reason I have never bought it on any format). Not weird in a bad way, but strange in a "I think I am going to have to watch that one again" way. I doubt I would ever buy it though. As it was I had to rewatch several parts several times due to both my being distracted and also a little dense and not getting what was going on. I will leave it at that and interested what others think. It is for sure filmed interesting and the soundtrack is really surreal which makes for a decent HT title. Not reference, but still different than most things out there. At times it is a very visually stunning flick, which is good since there is next to no dialogue. A warning though, if you are shocked to see phallus then I would stay away from this film. You will see quite a few during this film. On the flip side you get to see Scarlett fully naked several times so it makes up for the former ;-)

The Grand Budapest is a must own title for two reasons. First if you are a Wes Anderson fan it is one of his best. I would say that Rushmore is my favorite, followed by this one then by Moonrise Kingdom and then The Royal Tenenbaums. I ordered up all of his other films on Criterion that I don't already own or just ordered on the B&N sale. I have owned Rushmore for some time now also Moonrise Kingdom and The Fantastic Mr. Fox (on both the original Fox release and recently picked up the Criterion). I also have the original DVD of Bottle Rocket (a full screen on one side widescreen on the other flip disc). I have been wanting to pick up The Royal..., The Life Aquatic.., and The Darjeeling Limited for some time now and found some great deals on all of those recently. I also got a great deal in a Bottle Rocket, so I figured what the heck might as well complete the collection. Now I just need to wait for Moonrise and Grand to get the Criterion treatment and I can double dip on those also. The 2nd reason that it's a must own is that the film is in three different aspect ratios used for the various time periods depicted in the film. It is also the only BD I am aware of that is in true Academy 1:37...:1. I could be wrong there as I don't own many older films that were filmed in that ratio. It's fun to see the different time periods in the different ratios and the film is also somewhat of a history of when those aspects were first used in films (you will need to read up on that). There is as much going on in that movie in the way it was filmed as in the story line. I'm sure there are tons of things I missed while watching it as it is chock full of references, jokes etc. i will for sure be buying this one (it also features many of my favorite actors). Probably a cheep ex-rental since I want to spend the good cash on the Criterion IF and WHEN they release it. Oh and it's just a good over all film, so I guess that is 3 reasons, but I'm afraid you have to be at least somewhat a fan of Anderson's works to appreciate it. My wife liked Moonrise... ok and she can't stand any of the other films.

Ok, back to The Strain.......
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