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Forum: HD DVD Players   05-28-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,036
Posted By Donnacha
I have an A1 up in the loft. I use a Xbox 360...

I have an A1 up in the loft. I use a Xbox 360 add-on connected to my HTPC for playback these days (and a Xbox360 & add-on in my other room). The HTPC route gives me 1080p and bitstreaming audio for...
Forum: HD DVD Software   11-05-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 61,473
Posted By Donnacha
Blade Runner failed for me also, so I replaced...

Blade Runner failed for me also, so I replaced it for cheap with a HDDVD off Amazon and then backed the movie up to a 25GB BD-R. Therefore if the replacement copy fails I still have the BD-R in a...
Forum: HD DVD Software   11-04-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,728
Posted By Donnacha
Watched Apollo 13. Had been sat on the shelf,...

Watched Apollo 13. Had been sat on the shelf, still sealed for years. Finally opened it and watched it. Not the most eye popping HD transfer ever, but very servicable and an enjoyable movie to boot...
Forum: HD DVD Software   10-22-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 61,473
Posted By Donnacha
Well having replaced a number of defective WB...

Well having replaced a number of defective WB HDVDs last year with cheap replacements through Amazon marketplace, the first of my replacements has now died !! It was Superman Returns, so the second...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-15-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 31,330
Posted By Donnacha
Disappointing film for me. Despite some great...

Disappointing film for me. Despite some great monster vs. robot action (e.g the great Hong Kong fight sequence) it was dragged down by the awful acting and dialogue. I usually love big dumb action...
Forum: HD DVD Software   10-03-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 61,473
Posted By Donnacha
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by TSHA222 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1332907/having-very-bad-luck-with-warner-hd-dvds/450#post_23794282)

Just a follow up,...
Forum: HD DVD Software   10-02-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 61,473
Posted By Donnacha
First time I've heard on serious issues with...

First time I've heard on serious issues with Universal discs !! If that is a trend then I give up on the format completely if they start failing !!
Forum: HD DVD Software   09-03-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 61,473
Posted By Donnacha
I have 3 different types of players; an xbox 360...

I have 3 different types of players; an xbox 360 with add-on, a Toshiba HDA1 and a media centre PC using the Xbox360 add-on with Arcsoft TMT5 as the player.

Faulty Warner Bros discs will not play...
Forum: HD DVD Software   07-10-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Donnacha
Have a look through this thread: ...

Have a look through this thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1332907/having-very-bad-luck-with-warner-hd-dvds

Those cheap bargains don't always work out, when you have to buy the disc again !! I...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   07-08-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,154
Posted By Donnacha
Finally received and opened the German disc....

Finally received and opened the German disc. Popped it into the player for a quick scan through, not watched it all yet.

I think it looks nice and it certainly sounds nice. PQ-wise its not up...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   06-12-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,154
Posted By Donnacha
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Donnacha http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1160319/open-range-frn-comparison-pix/90#post_23367844)

Thanks - the German version...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-29-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,154
Posted By Donnacha
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rdgrimes http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1160319/open-range-frn-comparison-pix/90#post_23363265)

I wouldn't recommend one over...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   05-28-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,154
Posted By Donnacha
If you were to recommend the better version...

If you were to recommend the better version between the German or French discs, which would it be?

Thanks
Forum: Latest Industry News   01-16-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 30,907
Posted By Donnacha
I'm a UK user of Netflix (UK) and the SuperHD...

I'm a UK user of Netflix (UK) and the SuperHD logo has been up there for at least a week (not seen any 3D logo though). I use the WDTV SMP player for accessing Netflix and an Xbox360. I've only seen...
Forum: HD DVD Software   01-11-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 61,473
Posted By Donnacha
Can't be a firmware issue if the disc was...

Can't be a firmware issue if the disc was working 6 months ago and not now? Nothing has changed on my set-up re: Firmware. I think it depends on where your version of the disc was manufactured as it...
Forum: HD DVD Software   01-10-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 61,473
Posted By Donnacha
That's proper customer service !! Why won't WB...

That's proper customer service !! Why won't WB UK replicate this treatment that the US folks are getting?
Forum: HD DVD Software   01-09-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 61,473
Posted By Donnacha
Yeah, that was me !! The disc I then asked to...

Yeah, that was me !! The disc I then asked to have replaced was "Casablanca" to which they replied they don't have it in their warehouse, pick something else...
Forum: HD DVD Software   01-08-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 61,473
Posted By Donnacha
Yes same here. My copy of The Island used to...

Yes same here. My copy of The Island used to work fine but has since died to the point of not even being recognised by the player
Forum: HD DVD Software   11-29-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,728
Posted By Donnacha
Re-watched Stardust last weekend....really...

Re-watched Stardust last weekend....really enjoyable film. PQ was great sometimes, soft other times.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   11-26-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,296
Posted By Donnacha
Thanks Ralph - BTW the Great White is called...

Thanks Ralph - BTW the Great White is called Bruce rather than Bob (in honour of the shark from Jaws I guess !)
Forum: HD DVD Software   11-13-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,728
Posted By Donnacha
Re-watched The Kingdom last night.....looked...

Re-watched The Kingdom last night.....looked great !
Forum: HD DVD Software   10-26-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 61,473
Posted By Donnacha
I've got 7 WB discs so far that are no longer...

I've got 7 WB discs so far that are no longer playable:

- 300
- Swordfish
- Casablanca
- Unforgiven
- V for Vendetta
- Happy Feet
- The Island
Forum: HD DVD Software   08-28-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 42,143
Posted By Donnacha
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rich86 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1150801/i-just-saw-on-hd-dvd-and-wow/150#post_22315706)

I've never been able to...
Forum: HD DVD Software   08-17-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 42,143
Posted By Donnacha
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rich86 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1150801/i-just-saw-on-hd-dvd-and-wow/150#post_22313800)

Start with Warner releases - if...
Forum: HD DVD Software   08-16-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 42,143
Posted By Donnacha
Just working my way through my HDDVD collection...

Just working my way through my HDDVD collection at the mo:

Re-watched "I Am Legend" the other night (HD Combo disc) - chose the Alternative version. Still looks and sounds great (TrueHD sound)....
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