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Blu-ray questions

Postby Harry Dresden » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:37 pm

So I got a Blu-ray player for Christmas, and I've got a couple of questions.

Should it really take 10-15 seconds for the tray to open every time I want to put in/take out a disk?

Why does the fast forward/rewind not advance smoothly like a regular DVD player?

Why does the pause feature not have some sort of incremental advance? Fight Club was one of the first movies I watched on this thing, and I couldn't pause to see the Tyler Durden 1/10th of a second appearances throughout the movie.

Are these normal issues, or did I get some kind of a dud? Thanks guys.

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Postby Cristiona » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:02 pm

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Postby Harry Dresden » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:57 am

I asked for a pony, but they got me a stupid Blu-ray player instead. :cry:

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Postby TheK3vin » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:39 am

What Blu-Ray player was it? They say that the PS3 is by far the best quality for your money. If you got one cheaper then it very well could be a dud

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Postby Harry Dresden » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:34 pm

It's one of the Sony models, so it shouldn't be a quality issue. I'm just wondering if I need to take it in and exchange it.

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Postby Olaf » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:42 pm

Get a slide projector; those have single-frame advancement.
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Re: Blu-ray questions

Postby Corrupt Shadow » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:21 pm

Harry, I bought a SONY Blu-Ray player as well, so let me take a shot at answering these.

Harry Dresden wrote:Should it really take 10-15 seconds for the tray to open every time I want to put in/take out a disk?
Mine takes that long as well... not to mention the load time for the menu's... :roll:

Harry Dresden wrote:Why does the fast forward/rewind not advance smoothly like a regular DVD player?
I never really use the FF/RW buttons, so I can't comment. If I do, I must not notice anything.

Harry Dresden wrote:Why does the pause feature not have some sort of incremental advance?
I'm pretty sure mine does. Have you tried pressing pause again?

Harry Dresden wrote:Are these normal issues, or did I get some kind of a dud?
It seems to be normal with my SONY as well.

Also, what sucks is that my Blu-Ray player has a higher resolution than my TV, so EVERY movie STILL has the black bars on the top and bottom. Irritates me.
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Postby Cristiona » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:54 pm

Aren't the bars because of aspect ratio? In other words, regardless of the resolution on your TV, it'll have bars it the movie is widescreen and the TV isn't.
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Postby Harry Dresden » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:40 pm

Glad you've had most of the same issues, CS. Makes me feel better, even though I think a new, "superior" DVD player should be working faster and not slower.

Once a movie is paused, if I hit the pause button again it doesn't seem to do anything. I'll play around with that feature some more when I think about it. Seems like every movie I rent lately is such crap that I'm turning it off after about 10 minutes, anyway.


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