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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#31 Post by aceedburn » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:48 am

I too have loads of these "cheap" BD converted into DVD discs which I bought for 10-15 bucks a piece. I use a phillips HDMI upscaling player that outputs 1080p signal connected to a full HD i.e. 1920x1080p LCDTV. I must say the picture quality is excellent with my setup, maybe there are different types of ripped BD to DVD copies around, I always buy from the same supplier and change the disc if it is not up to my liking. :)
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#32 Post by adilothman » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:11 pm

PS3 is regionlocked for DVD playback. So if you have an Asian PS3, you can play Zone A Blueray discs from Amarika but cannot play Region 1 DVDs from Amarika. You can only play Region 3 DVDs or cetak rompak DVDs which are region free.
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#33 Post by mygis » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:20 pm

adilothman wrote:PS3 is regionlocked for DVD playback. So if you have an Asian PS3, you can play Zone A Blueray discs from Amarika but cannot play Region 1 DVDs from Amarika. You can only play Region 3 DVDs or cetak rompak DVDs which are region free.
:shock: you are asking people to buy pirated DVD's ??!! :shock: :shock:

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#34 Post by aceedburn » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:23 pm

mygis wrote: :shock: you are asking people to buy pirated DVD's ??!! :shock: :shock:
wake up and face reality bro, it's the way to go, sadly!
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#35 Post by naim » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:34 pm

mygis wrote: :shock: you are asking people to buy pirated DVD's ??!! :shock: :shock:
No lah, he's only saying what DVDs can be played on a PS3 BD player.
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#36 Post by mygis » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:37 pm

Gee, thanks naim !
Dear Aceedburn , I was just being sarcastic ! :wink:

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#37 Post by aceedburn » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:12 pm

mygis wrote:Gee, thanks naim !
Dear Aceedburn , I was just being sarcastic ! :wink:
I know, no worries. :)
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#38 Post by jchoong » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:30 pm

I also recently joined the BR camp. It started with a 46" Sharp HD 1080p LCD TV that I bought at a recent IT show in Spore - they go for about $2500 nowadays, much cheaper when I bought my 42" (not even HD Ready) plasma 3 years ago!

The HD TV led me junk my old (3 yrs old too) HTIB Panasonic setup as I was not able to take advantage of the new 1080p TV. So I did some research and settled on a Panasonic Blu Ray HTIB for $1700. Not too expensive actually as it is 5.1 (good sub-woofer but other speakers so-so only) and the unit plays BD, DVD, CD, FM and also takes IPOD. What really attracted me to this unit is the wireless rear speakers - no more ugly wires running from the AVR to the rear! So, threw out the 6x9' carpet too that was bought specifically to hide the speaker wires. Produces decent sound, but with the exception of the subwoofer, I am using my old 16 year old B&W speakers. Blu Ray really blows you away - particularly if you have a HD screen and a good sound system.

My first BD was bought in Spore - Celine Dion in Las Vegas (must buy!) at a hefty $59! I got smart then and ordered from Amazon.com. And as many have attested, they are well priced and delivery is fast too. I have bought about 20 BDs over the past 2 months from Amazon - last one was Sleeping Beauty for my grand-daughters! I read about Dark Knight, but my last Amazon purchase was in late Nov, and it was not released yet. Well need to get back to Amazon again and pick up about 4-5 pcs to make it worthwhile.

Sorry for the lengthy posting - just wanted to share my experience.

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#39 Post by adilothman » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:18 pm

The stork just delivered another order this evening : Transformers and Mr & Mrs Smiths BD from amazon. Transformers is a 2 disc BD and M&MS a single disc. Both was USD19.99 each. Add shipping and handling of USD12.97 for a total of USD52.95.

I ordered it just before Xmas. Works out RM185+ fully delivered (abt RM92 per BD).
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#40 Post by jchoong » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:11 pm

A bonus from BD is the Special Features; I particularly enjoy those features where they show how the special effects were created and captured on film. The Special Feature on Transformers is a thrill to watch; it is fascinating to see the cutting edge technology being used!

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