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Originally Posted by den110 View Post

Any issues playing Avatar blu ray? Just read on Digital Bits that some blu ray players (didn't say what manufacturer) are having issues and need firmware updates due to some new digital rights protection on the disc. I am still waiting for my copy from Amazon.

It works on mine. There is a long load time though. Just need to be patient.
post #12212 of 12538
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Originally Posted by angryht View Post

It works on mine. There is a long load time though. Just need to be patient.

Same here, and I know I'm not on the latest FW. Maybe 2.6?

When I put Avatar in, it seemed to cycle through about 9 slightly different 'shades' of black screen--I thought it was in a loop. I think it took about 1-2 mins before I got a menu. Long enough that I thought I might need to go searching for an update.

Then it loaded and I was in HD nirvana (or was it Pandora...)

An outstanding disc.
post #12213 of 12538
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Originally Posted by den110 View Post

Any issues playing Avatar blu ray? Just read on Digital Bits that some blu ray players (didn't say what manufacturer) are having issues and need firmware updates due to some new digital rights protection on the disc. I am still waiting for my copy from Amazon.

It did not seem to stop those from putting it on the internet in full 1080P. I will buy it if it is actually good.
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Originally Posted by jvc View Post

It did not seem to stop those from putting it on the internet in full 1080P. I will buy it if it is actually good.

I'm sure James Cameron is relieved.
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With FW 2.9 took three minutes from load to start the movie!
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Originally Posted by inspector View Post

With FW 2.9 took three minutes from load to start the movie!

Wow, and to think there is absolutely nothing on this disc other than the movie. Imagine if it was loaded with all the BD Live, branching, commentary, etc.......
post #12218 of 12538
Yeah, I couldn't tell whether the OP was complaining or jubilant.

Jeff
post #12219 of 12538
Well,

tonight I'll run Avatar BD on my BD-30, in order to see how it performs though. BTW, watched it yesterday thru the Oppo BDP-80 and no hickups whatsoever, so let's see how the-30's performs then
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Originally Posted by Avliner View Post

Well,

tonight I'll run Avatar BD on my BD-30, in order to see how it performs though. BTW, watched it yesterday thru the Oppo BDP-80 and no hickups whatsoever, so let's see how the-30's performs then

I already have had Avatar run through my BD-30 a couple of times. Zero issues. And mine is a rental from Blockbuster.

It takes a couple minutes to load though. How long did it take to load on the Oppo?
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I really don't know how long, but maybe 20 seconds??
I'll check that out tonight (both players) and will revert with data, ok?
post #12222 of 12538
I'm just copying/pasting the message I posted over at the Avatar thread:

Just for the records though,

yesterday I watched Avatar on BD, thru my Oppo BD-80 and everything went out just flawlessly, so I give a 10+ to the -80 and also to my Panny BD-30 though... Matter of fact, there's a slight time-gap between both players and the Oscar goes to... the Oppo.. for the quick loading time, as follows:

* Oppo BD-80 took just 42 seconds to fire-up and
* Panny BD-30 took 83 seconds to fire-up...

Bottom line: end of the day, no big deal between both players at all!
Tell you what: it doesn't matter much to me about the slower or faster loading times between both; instead the most important thing is the A/V quality you can achieve and in that regard both players just gives me every little bit I want to, so no complaints whatsoever, as I love both
post #12223 of 12538
I've got a DMP-BD30 that I have had for a couple years and I just purchased a WD-73837 Mitsubishi DLP television. I hooked up my blu-ray player and directv boxes two nights ago and tested multiple movies on the blu-ray player. Everything worked fine. Now, the screen just flashes when I try to play anything in the blu-ray player while the directv box works fine. I get the U73 error message.

If I switch HDMI cables the same thing happens. The Directv box continues to work even though the cable did not work with the blu-ray player. So that isolates it down to either the tv or the blu-ray player and not the cables themselves. What is going on? Why did the blu-ray player work and now does not? This is really irritating.
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Originally Posted by folgersnyourcup View Post

I've got a DMP-BD30 that I have had for a couple years and I just purchased a WD-73837 Mitsubishi DLP television. I hooked up my blu-ray player and directv boxes two nights ago and tested multiple movies on the blu-ray player. Everything worked fine. Now, the screen just flashes when I try to play anything in the blu-ray player while the directv box works fine. I get the U73 error message.

If I switch HDMI cables the same thing happens. The Directv box continues to work even though the cable did not work with the blu-ray player. So that isolates it down to either the tv or the blu-ray player and not the cables themselves. What is going on? Why did the blu-ray player work and now does not? This is really irritating.


Sounds like a HDMI handshake problem. Are you using a 1.3 HDMI cable? People have been getting that error message with 1.2 HDMI cables.
post #12225 of 12538
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Originally Posted by folgersnyourcup View Post

I've got a DMP-BD30 that I have had for a couple years and I just purchased a WD-73837 Mitsubishi DLP television. I hooked up my blu-ray player and directv boxes two nights ago and tested multiple movies on the blu-ray player. Everything worked fine. Now, the screen just flashes when I try to play anything in the blu-ray player while the directv box works fine. I get the U73 error message.

If I switch HDMI cables the same thing happens. The Directv box continues to work even though the cable did not work with the blu-ray player. So that isolates it down to either the tv or the blu-ray player and not the cables themselves. What is going on? Why did the blu-ray player work and now does not? This is really irritating.

I moved my BD30 from my pj to a Sammy DLP & had the same hand shake problem. Try playing with the BD30's HDMI settings, such as 480i, 1080i vs. 1080p & see if you can get the connection to work. I'm not sure exactly what I did, but after messing around like that I was able to get the BD30 to display, and after that I was able to set the HDMI setting as I wished. Everything works fine now. Good luck!
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I recently rented the 2009 Blu-Ray release of Star Trek twice and am seeing the same issue. I keep getting a Copyright error when the disc tries to load the initial content. This happens before any previews or other material is displayed. I was eventually able to play part of the movie with the second disc after repeatedly opening and closing the tray about 10 times. Unfortunately, it stopped about 45 minutes into the film and could not get it going again. Has anyone heard of this issue with this particular disc?

By the way, I haven't installed the 2009 firmware update so I'm wondering if this might help.

Thanks in advance.

Jeff
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Originally Posted by jagphys90 View Post

I recently rented the 2009 Blu-Ray release of Star Trek twice and am seeing the same issue. I keep getting a Copyright error when the disc tries to load the initial content. This happens before any previews or other material is displayed. I was eventually able to play part of the movie with the second disc after repeatedly opening and closing the tray about 10 times. Unfortunately, it stopped about 45 minutes into the film and could not get it going again. Has anyone heard of this issue with this particular disc?

By the way, I haven't installed the 2009 firmware update so I'm wondering if this might help.

Thanks in advance.

Jeff

No problem with my copy (owned). I've heard of this happening before with rented discs. I believe the problem was scratches or dirt. Maybe try cleaning the disc.
post #12228 of 12538
Same here, I've watched my copy 4 times at least with no issues at all.
post #12229 of 12538
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Originally Posted by mjmbond View Post

I moved my BD30 from my pj to a Sammy DLP & had the same hand shake problem. Try playing with the BD30's HDMI settings, such as 480i, 1080i vs. 1080p & see if you can get the connection to work. I'm not sure exactly what I did, but after messing around like that I was able to get the BD30 to display, and after that I was able to set the HDMI setting as I wished. Everything works fine now. Good luck!

I had my BD30 connected to a Samsung 50" DLP. The Sammy went to the MBR and I reconnected the BD30 to a 60" Mit DLP>NO ISSUES of any kind with either TV which are also connected to a D* receiver. The BD30 has the 2.9 FW.
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Is anyone else having trouble playing newer Universal Blu-Rays with the DMP-BD30? I rented a copy of The Wolfman and after the Universal logo shows the screen goes black and the movie never starts. I thought it was a bad disk so I sent it back and got another one but had the same issue. I also had the exact same issue with Green Zone which is also Universal. I have the most recent firmware installed and these are the only disks I've ever had an issue with.
post #12231 of 12538
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Originally Posted by barlav View Post

Is anyone else having trouble playing newer Universal Blu-Rays with the DMP-BD30? I rented a copy of The Wolfman and after the Universal logo shows the screen goes black and the movie never starts. I thought it was a bad disk so I sent it back and got another one but had the same issue. I also had the exact same issue with Green Zone which is also Universal. I have the most recent firmware installed and these are the only disks I've ever had an issue with.

I just got Green Zone from Netflix and it plays fine on mine.
post #12232 of 12538
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Originally Posted by RickB1 View Post

I just got Green Zone from Netflix and it plays fine on mine.

Thanks for the info. Maybe my player is on it's way out. I use the 24P setting but I turned that off to see if it would make a difference....it didn't. I also use bitstream for all audio. I will turn that off to see if it makes a difference but I don't imagine it will. Since I'm on latest firmware (2.9) I can't think of anything else to try.....guess it might be time for an upgrade. Hopefully my next player will last more than 3 years.
post #12233 of 12538
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Originally Posted by barlav View Post

Is anyone else having trouble playing newer Universal Blu-Rays with the DMP-BD30? I rented a copy of The Wolfman and after the Universal logo shows the screen goes black and the movie never starts. I thought it was a bad disk so I sent it back and got another one but had the same issue. I also had the exact same issue with Green Zone which is also Universal. I have the most recent firmware installed and these are the only disks I've ever had an issue with.

It played fine on my BD30 as well. The Green Zone is a very slow loader for those connected to the internet. I'm not and it loaded as fast as you'd expect for a Java heavy disk. If you're connected to the internet, try disconnecting and see if it works better.
post #12234 of 12538
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Originally Posted by Georgeb View Post

It played fine on my BD30 as well. The Green Zone is a very slow loader for those connected to the internet. I'm not and it loaded as fast as you'd expect for a Java heavy disk. If you're connected to the internet, try disconnecting and see if it works better.

Thanks. How slow is slow? Maybe I'm not patient enough. I gave it a good 5 minutes (after the universal logo disappeared) before abandoning it. I don't have any network/internet capability on my BD30. Is your BD30 on 2.9 firmware? I wonder why these movies won't play on my player??
post #12235 of 12538
barlav,

Try a different disk. Most issues are from copies of Netflix.
post #12236 of 12538
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Originally Posted by tanman View Post

barlav,

Try a different disk. Most issues are from copies of Netflix.

I tried 2 copies of Wolfman (Both from Netflix) and one copy of Green Zone (also from Netflix). Current non Universal Blu-rays from Netflix work fine. Is there a difference between a Netflix copy and if I were to buy it? There were no noticeable scratches or cracks on any of the disks I've tried.
post #12237 of 12538
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Originally Posted by barlav View Post

I tried 2 copies of Wolfman (Both from Netflix) and one copy of Green Zone (also from Netflix). Current non Universal Blu-rays from Netflix work fine. Is there a difference between a Netflix copy and if I were to buy it? There were no noticeable scratches or cracks on any of the disks I've tried.

Still try another disk. And some movies just load slow.
post #12238 of 12538
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Originally Posted by barlav View Post

Thanks. How slow is slow?Is your BD30 on 2.9 firmware?

How slow is slow ? Well I'd say 5 minutes is way too slow. Load up of Green Zone was probably around 70 to 80 seconds.

My BD30 is on 2.9 firmware.

I remember having a slow loading disc once and tried hitting the FUNCTION button, and then TOP MENU and that got it going. Worth a try.
post #12239 of 12538
The slowest loading disk I have seen was "the last station". Do not remember the load times.
post #12240 of 12538
Load times on the BD30 here range from 18 to 55 seconds, depending on the Blu Ray disk....it is partially driven by how the BD disk itself is set up for BD live searches.
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