Originally Posted by peter_vfr
Don't hold back for this reason, I've replaced a lot of my old DVD titles with Blu re-releases and the improvment on both the audio and video side has been outstanding!
The results will vary a lot from title to title but a good place to see how good the new release is http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/reviews_alpha.html
I'm glad to hear you're happy with the CA so far, I'm looking at getting one of these to replace my aging Panasonic BD30. It would just be nice if there were some more independant reviews out there....
I've been very happy with the CA BR player! I will definitely be replacing a few of my favorites over time. Still need LOTR and Star Wars in BR!
I recently picked up Avatar, Twilight: New Moon, Young Victoria (for my wife) and Daybreakers, but have only watched Daybreakers so far. Interesting movie. Watched Legion a few weeks ago which was a great looking and sounding movie, but was not the best movie overall. Kind of like 2012, simple plot, but fun to watch.
One issue I have run into with the Azur BD is a workaround to get it to turn on with the rest of my system using my RTI remote. Before my Integra DVD player would power up when I pressed my "DVD" icon, but the Azur will not. My installer worked for a whole afternoon (at my expense) to find a fix, but couldn't. He said there are only two ways to remedy it. Put a separate power on/off button on my remote, which I did and it works fine that way or to link the power up sequence to the open/close tray button from the player. Unfortunately, that would open the tray which is usually not an issue, but I have my equipment in a wall rack with a plexiglass door covering it so I fear causing damage to the tray mechanism. My installer mentioned that most players have the remote sequence using the on/off button to power up the player (duh), but that the Azur BD did not allow that to be used during power up by a third party remote.
Not sure if anyone has had any issues with this too or have had any workarounds that have helped. It's not a big deal but is kind of annoying when everything worked smoothly before and now it is not so smooth.