Originally Posted by svenge
When you say that the menus are glitchy, are you referring to the way the player handle's a BD disc's regular menus, or the player's settings menu?
Mainly DVD movie player settings; but I've tried fewer things with the blu-ray movies that I have.
For one thing you have to be quick or else you lose; and I've not been able to figure out if/how I can get the player to provide more time to use the remote, which by itself is very hard/slow to use.
For another I use the remote at an off angle, and it doesn't work, so I have to stretch my hand out, and then it only sometimes works. If I want to do anything that needs multiple button pushes on the funky remote, I stand directly in front of the player with a flashlight in my mouth and both hands on the remote so that I can be fast.
For another I was watching the recent Star Trek movie on DVD and got around to listening to the feature commentary by the director and others. Wow is that marginal on this player. When I stop it and push play it quickly restarts at the point that I left off at (which is what I expect), but now the audio is back to the 5.1 DD, and just getting it into the commentary audio is another pain. Definite negative there.
FWIW I only have 5 blu-ray movie discs and 5 blu-ray audio only discs.
The general blu-ray disc performance is better than that of DVD movies.
Blu-ray players in general have been pretty funky about stuff like stopping the movie. This monoprice player starts over at the beginning when you do that. My 18 month old Panasonic DMP-BD85 player at least will let me stop and also turn the player off; when I push play it's slow but finally pops up a menu giving me the option to continue from where I was last at in viewing the movie. That's still slow compared to a DVD player, but far preferable to this monoprice player.