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post #13261 of 13494
yeah,me too,I hear all channels going out the analog outputs, confirmed as John McClaine's plane lands at LAX. 21.gif
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Originally Posted by maxbigcat View Post

yeah,me too,I hear all channels going out the analog outputs, confirmed as John McClaine's plane lands at LAX. 21.gif

Did I miss something?
post #13263 of 13494
I started tripping all my hddvds to my file server uncompressed in mkv format. I think I am hoping to just stick with that moving forward wink.gif
You guys consider this route?
post #13264 of 13494
Hey guys.......I know I'm a little late in the conversation regarding a good replacement BD player, but I think I have found a really good one. It is the Panasonic DMP-BDT220 and plays everything that I've thrown at it so far....including running .mkv off of an ext HDD or flashdrive via the front USB port and it's a 3D BD player as well. I got mine for $70 including shipping. It was a factory/manufacturer refurb that include the unit, remote, HDMI cable and a 90 day warranty. I got mine through the Amazon marketplace from the best/least expensive seller at the time, which was deals4U or something like that. Read up on it.......I did and wasn't disappointed in what I got. It's small, light and does everything short of playing my HD-DVD's. Here's a direct link to Amazon for this player......

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMP-BDT220-Integrated-Blu-ray-Player/dp/B00752R4PK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1373227093&sr=8-2&keywords=dmp-bdt220

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post #13265 of 13494
"everything?" I doubt it. biggrin.gif Also, light implies poor build quality, but I'm sure that won't make the viewing/listening experience any less enjoyable. wink.gif
post #13266 of 13494
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

"everything?" I doubt it. biggrin.gif Also, light implies poor build quality, but I'm sure that won't make the viewing/listening experience any less enjoyable. wink.gif

I had one of the immediate prior generation of Panasonics, it also was light but that did not mean a poor build quality of the chassis. However, I have been really disappointed by the short lifetime of the drive mechanisms of the recent Panasonics. I've had two which have not lasted much longer than the one year warranty period of the unit. So I'm no longer even considering Panasonic blu-ray drives.

The construction of the chassis is such that you do not stack other components on top of it (while I had no problem in putting another component on top of the BD-UP5000 :-)
post #13267 of 13494
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Originally Posted by Evangelo2 View Post

I started tripping all my hddvds to my file server uncompressed in mkv format. I think I am hoping to just stick with that moving forward wink.gif
You guys consider this route?

I have been tripping over my HD-DVDs for years ;-). Seriously I have thought about doing that, but I'm an old school guy and like and prefer to handle the media if I am going to buy/own the movie. Maybe one of these days. I was looking at my collection the other day and wondering why in the world have all of these 1000s of movies that I rarely if ever watch. A good portion of them are unopened and I have stopped opening any HDs since it seem most of my sealed ones are worth quite a bit (at least more than I paid for them).
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Originally Posted by mhobart View Post

I had one of the immediate prior generation of Panasonics, it also was light but that did not mean a poor build quality of the chassis. However, I have been really disappointed by the short lifetime of the drive mechanisms of the recent Panasonics. I've had two which have not lasted much longer than the one year warranty period of the unit. So I'm no longer even considering Panasonic blu-ray drives.

The construction of the chassis is such that you do not stack other components on top of it (while I had no problem in putting another component on top of the BD-UP5000 :-)

I agree. When I have been reading around it seems that the Panasonic drives are as bad or worse than the ones in the 5k. I would recommend shying away from them if possible. A better bet would be a Sony or god forbid a Samsung. Ironically everyone I know that owns a recent (anything just slightly younger than the 5k) has not had any issues. In many cases they are even unaware of the need to do firmware updates and most of the newer ones don't seem to need them too often. I really don't know what the choices are out there. My daughter is in the market for a TV and player. I was in Sam's the other day and they had 2 Sony choices and one Samsung. If I remember right Costco sells Panny, Sony and possibly also Sammy?
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BTW - I have been on hiatus and not watching any movies on optical for several weeks/months. I'm on a Blockbuster by mail fast since I got fed up with them for the final time recently and decided to put my account on semi-premeinent hold. I've been mostly watching Summer cable shows and things on the Roku with Netflix and Amazon. There are several recent releases I would like to see, but since I reactivated my Netflix account I thought I would take advantage of that and watch a bunch of stuff on there. With their newish Super HD full 1080p video and DD+ it's not that bad. In fact the a/v quality is usually better than what I get from my Comtastic Xfinity service. This is why you have not heard much from me. I'm still buying movies, but not to the extent I used to. Once in a great while a HD-DVD or BD makes it's way into one of the players. I have a big stack of recent acquisitions that I need to verify. Most I know what the outcome will be due to posts here are just knowing that all the Disney and Fox titles will be unplayable. Recently I discovered the new show Major Crimes and I did not realize it was in it's 2nd season, so I've been watching both seasons at the same time and I never got into The Closer, so now I am watching those also. It's a little confusing.

I figured out the other day that there needs to be only three more BD releases to complete my movie Universe; Phantasm, Fandango and The Razors Edge (the remake with Bill Murray). If I can ever get those three on BD then I would say that I own every movie that I have or ever will consider must owns. I discount anything made after about 1990. Lots of good stuff since then, but not desert island material ImOHO. The Pink Panther franchise would be nice, but those are ok on DVD, stream or cable box OnDemand.

Now to make this post relevant to the forum. I have been getting plenty of E-mails from my bots about updates to the 5K support page, but they all must just be advert changes etc. since I never see a firmware update. I'm not giving up hope, but I think at this point it is pretty obvious we may never see another update. Was good while it lasted. At some point I'm going to turn my bots off so I don't have to put up with the 6-8 E-mails I get a day about changes.
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I need to add one last BD to my "desert island" movie list. Actually I don't think I would take it with me, but it is a movie I would like to see in HD since I never saw it in the theater. The Keep from 1983. I noticed yesterday that it is on Netflix, but it's SD 4:3 and in DDPL for the sound. Actually the sound and pic is not that bad. Better than the downloaded unofficial DVD version I have of the LaserDisc rip. I have a couple different versions of this one with different menus etc. What is odd is that the Netflix version is 4:3. Almost like they ripped the VHS, but the PQ is way better than VHS and looks like a film transfer to me. I swear that every other version of this I have seen is widescreen. Also the movie databases I use say that the original aspect of the movie was 2.35:1. Very odd. I would be happy with the Netflix stream if it were widescreen. I think the DVD downloads I have are as good or better overall. I will have to get them out and compare. This one was never released on DVD, "officially" so I doubt seriously if it will ever be released on BD or any other HD format or stream other than what Netflix has. I wonder if they just ripped the boot DVD version that has been for sale online for quite some time? I was going to buy it at one point until I learned that the downloads were better quality.
Edited by mr.kludge - 7/18/13 at 11:49am
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I need to correct some information. I meant to say that The Keep is available on Amazon Instant Video. Apparently it was on Netflix at one time and was a better transfer, but has been pulled now.
post #13272 of 13494
Tried playing The Departed, HD DVD no go, pixilation.
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^One of the Warner discs that is known to have succumbed to disc rot.
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No big loss; once was more than enough for me, the wife wanted to watch.
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The following discs have played without issue recently; Jack the Giant Slayer, Evil Dead (2013), Gamer, Godzilla (1998), Dark Skies, Lawless and Olympus has fallen. I had a little trouble with Dark Skies, but it was a trashed rental. Also Olympus... did not want to load at first. Ejected and reloaded and all was fine.

I played all of Jack... but lost interest almost immediately. Played all of Gamer, but that is the stupidest movie I have ever seen. Only got part way through The Evil Dead. I don't know why I bother with contemporary horror and esp. decent horror remakes. However I did like Dark Skies and rented it mostly due to comments here.

I think that catches me up on playability history for about the last month.
post #13276 of 13494
OFF Topic Alert!!!!

Stupidest 2 Movies I ever saw, both on Atlantic flights before you had a choice & individual screens, but Free drinks on the 1st;

Edward Scissorhands

The one with the old gdYankee on the riding lawnmower.
post #13277 of 13494
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

OFF Topic Alert!!!!

Stupidest 2 Movies I ever saw, both on Atlantic flights before you had a choice & individual screens, but Free drinks on the 1st;

Edward Scissorhands

The one with the old gdYankee on the riding lawnmower.

Tim Burton movies can be an acquired taste. I really enjoyed Edward but it is one of those you either love or hate. I don't get your reference on the 2nd one. Are you referring to Lawnmower Man, Can't Buy me Love or The Straight Story? Those are the only movies that I recall featuring riding lawnmowers of the top of my head. My guess is you are referring to The Straight Story. Lynch movies are even MORE of an acquired taste. Most people hate them or misunderstand/don't understand them. Personally one of my all time, not favorite, but one of the movies that affected me in a profound way in my youth (as in much younger than I am now) is Eraserhead. Most people dismiss it as silly since they can't comprehend the premise and main story in the movie. I'm not one to use illicit drugs or imbibe, but my guess is if you smoked some bud before either a Lynch or Burton film it might be more enjoyable. The exception would be Dune of course. No drugs necessary to enjoy that one ImOHO.
post #13278 of 13494
The Straight Story, I think. They both raped my eyes.

Dune I have on HD DVD but only watched once. I remembered it as better when I first saw it, in the 80s.
post #13279 of 13494
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

The Straight Story, I think. They both raped my eyes.

Dune I have on HD DVD but only watched once. I remembered it as better when I first saw it, in the 80s.
I figured as much. I keep forgetting about The Elephant Man, great flick and atypical of Lynch. Personally I think that Dune has held up really well over time. Even the music is not too dated for an 80s flick of course I am stuck in the late '60s to the mid-late '80s when it comes to most things. I'm pretty sure the world ended around '89 and everything since is just a cruel nightmare ;-) Not nearly as much music '90 on that I really love and about the same for movies. All the BEST films were made prior to the '90s as well. I guess I am showing my old fart age.

It's a pity that many of Lynch's masterpiece underrated films are not readily available for an affordable price in a HD format or at least HD stream. I haven't checked for a while, but his most known and popular ones are with a couple notable exceptions.
post #13280 of 13494
Have a copy of Roy Orbison Black & White Night HD I bought a few years back. Played it the other day and it started having audio drop out. Don't remember it doing that when i first bought it. Have not tried it on my HD only player. Put in a HD movie, no audio issues. Guess I have pop for a BD version.
post #13281 of 13494
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Originally Posted by Old AV Buff View Post

Have a copy of Roy Orbison Black & White Night HD I bought a few years back. Played it the other day and it started having audio drop out. Don't remember it doing that when i first bought it. Have not tried it on my HD only player. Put in a HD movie, no audio issues. Guess I have pop for a BD version.

Since the disc is DDTHD you will need to set the player to internal decode by setting it to output LPCM to avoid dropouts. Depending on your AVR you may or may not have issues. Since the last few updated most DDTHD HDs will have issues and a great many newer BDs that have DDTHD. The SQ should be identical for internal decode. I don't think I own the disc so I am unsure of the other audio track options. There may be other lossless or low loss codecs on there you can try.
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Epic. New Fox title, same old problem.
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My father tried Criterion's Stagecoach the other day and he said it froze. I thought I had read Criterions were ok, at least older ones... I haven't had him try it when I was around. I know sometimes this player will barf on a playable disc and you have to power cycle it or at least take the disc out and try again before it works... but before I went too deep I thought I'd check to verify if this movie should be playable.
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

My father tried Criterion's Stagecoach the other day and he said it froze. I thought I had read Criterions were ok, at least older ones... I haven't had him try it when I was around. I know sometimes this player will barf on a playable disc and you have to power cycle it or at least take the disc out and try again before it works... but before I went too deep I thought I'd check to verify if this movie should be playable.

I have played and tried a gazillion Criterions, even new ones and have never had an issue. However Stagecoach ain't one of 'em. I have also never had an issue with any Criterion DVDs.
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Thanks... I couldn't find anything specific to Stagecoach but as you said, I couldn't find any mention of anyone having trouble with any Criterions... so maybe this was just an ordinary glitch. I'll have to be there and try it for him next time to see.
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

Thanks... I couldn't find anything specific to Stagecoach but as you said, I couldn't find any mention of anyone having trouble with any Criterions... so maybe this was just an ordinary glitch. I'll have to be there and try it for him next time to see.
Probably a one time glitch or a loader acting up. IF you do find that it won't play in his, or yours, or is his yours and you don't have one? I forgot. Anyhow I'm sure you will let us know. Not a movie that I am worried about and it was released like over 3 years ago and I know of no issues of Criterions under any release from that era, or any with issues.

Sad that no new Fox titles can be played. At least there is a workaround for Disney. I gave up long ago trying to get them to fix this player. If I get board this week or need a distraction I might ping Samsung Executive Relations and complain about all the trouble tickets I have had in for years now. November 19th marks the one-year since I reported the 1st Fox with issues under 1.6 (Prometheus - which sometimes gets stuck but will play without pixelation) and ALVH which was the 1st I ran into that is unwatchable. Fortunately Fox hasn't released much in the past year that I have wanted to own.
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Yeah, I pretty much had given up on Samsung... that's why I bought a cheap Sony Blu-ray player and put my Toshiba HD-DVD player back into service when I need to play an HD-DVD. My father still has more HD-DVDs than Blu-rays, so it made sense to give him the Samsung since he doesn't usually buy new movies anyway... but then Phenomenon doesn't play (Buena Vista/Disney problem) and then Stagecoach glitched... but I was pretty sure Stagecoach was just a one-time thing. I used to sometimes have issues the first time I put a movie in there and would have to take it out and try again.

The price of Blu-ray players coming WAY down and not having that many HD-DVDs anymore myself made me "ok" over time with letting the Samsung go... but I did hold to my promise and not buy Samsung again. I bought Sony, and so far it plays everything (Blu-ray) that I throw at it.
post #13288 of 13494
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

Yeah, I pretty much had given up on Samsung... that's why I bought a cheap Sony Blu-ray player and put my Toshiba HD-DVD player back into service when I need to play an HD-DVD. My father still has more HD-DVDs than Blu-rays, so it made sense to give him the Samsung since he doesn't usually buy new movies anyway... but then Phenomenon doesn't play (Buena Vista/Disney problem) and then Stagecoach glitched... but I was pretty sure Stagecoach was just a one-time thing. I used to sometimes have issues the first time I put a movie in there and would have to take it out and try again.

The price of Blu-ray players coming WAY down and not having that many HD-DVDs anymore myself made me "ok" over time with letting the Samsung go... but I did hold to my promise and not buy Samsung again. I bought Sony, and so far it plays everything (Blu-ray) that I throw at it.

I agree, from what I see in posts in various other forums, the poor Samsung customer service is not limited to just the BD-UP5000 :-( One of the reasons I went with Samsung for the BD-UP5000 is that I had never had any problem whatsoever with Samsung monitors [from another division of Samsung] and I currently have a Samsung Syncmaster T260HD monitor/HDTV in my bedroom.

Fortunately I never got into any significant number of HD-DVD releases, and I've been steadily picking up the B-R replacements as they come out. I still use the BD-UP5000 for the remaining HD-DVDs and as an extra DVD player, as it still has excellent quality for those. I currently have an Oppo BDP-93 in my main setup and a Sony BD-S5100 in my bedroom.
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

Yeah, I pretty much had given up on Samsung... that's why I bought a cheap Sony Blu-ray player and put my Toshiba HD-DVD player back into service when I need to play an HD-DVD. My father still has more HD-DVDs than Blu-rays, so it made sense to give him the Samsung since he doesn't usually buy new movies anyway... but then Phenomenon doesn't play (Buena Vista/Disney problem) and then Stagecoach glitched... but I was pretty sure Stagecoach was just a one-time thing. I used to sometimes have issues the first time I put a movie in there and would have to take it out and try again.

The price of Blu-ray players coming WAY down and not having that many HD-DVDs anymore myself made me "ok" over time with letting the Samsung go... but I did hold to my promise and not buy Samsung again. I bought Sony, and so far it plays everything (Blu-ray) that I throw at it.

You can't go wrong with Sony for BD. I had at one time one of the early Sony BD players that I gave to my daughter as one of her wedding presents (that along with signing over the car she was driving). Sadly she is now divorced and my Ex. Son-in-law ended up with the player. I intended for it to stay in the family as I did pay a pretty penny for it back in the day. I will be smarting over that, the car that she traded in for a less reliable fancier one shortly before seeking her divorce and I had sold my soon to be son-in-law my old 4th gen. Sammy ED plasma which was a fantastic TV with the best speakers I have ever seen on a tv. It had 4 rubber surround speakers (or maybe it was 6) flanking a silk dome tweeter (I think all the drivers were made by Peerless/Infinity) on each side. Coupled with a decent sub that TV had fantastic sound and the picture was extremely good despite the lower resolution.

Anyhow I digress. That old Sony never had an issue playing any BD or any of the ones that the Samy had issues with. It had to be updated with a CD-R, but I only had to update it a couple times and only to keep it up to date. I'm sure there have been new releases since I last updated it for them.
post #13290 of 13494
Anyone tried Iron Man 3 yet? If not, I'll probably try it soon. I picked it up today and my father might want to watch it.

IF it were just a Paramount release I would be less concerned... but since it is being distributed by Buena Vista (Disney) my gut says it probably has the screwy Disney issues... which means it likely will not play on 1.6 firmware... and my father is not going to play the flash-down to play some movies then flash-up to play others game...
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