Originally Posted by Chronoptimist
Not reliably, no. I've tried all the "tricks", and have had 3 DVD players, and no two of them are the same. Further, don't some disks employ their own programming capable of customizing that?
In any case, I wish I had luck with that one. As it turns out, it's murder to get to the main menu sometimes.
And even so, you still get additional hooey when you chose the "play" option within the menu instead of choosing scene 1.
But I switched to PC-based playback years ago and never have to deal with that. I love that I can just put a Blu-ray disc in my PC and instantly be watching the film rather than going through adverts and menus.
If that whole thing can be as smooth a process as that, then HTPC's are looking more and more wonderful...