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#403816 - 24th Apr 2010 12:40am How do i play bluray?
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Grrr, bought a bluray disc from asda before, put it in the laptop and it saying "unable to play protected content" !
Wtf?
It`s a brand new laptop and a brand new disc frown

Any help would be appriciated, thanks smile
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#403817 - 24th Apr 2010 12:49am Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: _Ste_]
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SORTED THANX, POWERDVD 10 ULTRA wink
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#403832 - 24th Apr 2010 7:46am Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: _Ste_]
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Ahh I'll have to remember for mine. Took 6 restarts yesterday before it even booted up frown

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#403835 - 24th Apr 2010 8:37am Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: Wheels]
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Its wierd, it came with a blu-ray disc which worked but when i put paranormal activity in it wouldn`t play due to the copy protection.
After about an hour of messing around, i got powerdvd with which it runs perfect now.

I would of thought it would of came with some bluray software though! omg


I can lob this powerdvd 10 on a card for you if you want wheels?
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#403837 - 24th Apr 2010 8:50am Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: _Ste_]
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Does VLC player not work?
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#403840 - 24th Apr 2010 9:02am Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: MrPhil]
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No VLC does not work mate.

Yer that would be sound Ste! I still have your 1gb card here so I can drop it off at yours if you want.

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#403879 - 24th Apr 2010 12:48pm Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: Wheels]
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Originally Posted By: Wheels
Ahh I'll have to remember for mine.


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Originally Posted By: _Ste_



I can lob this powerdvd 10 on a card for you if you want wheels?


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#403884 - 24th Apr 2010 1:01pm Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: ]
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If you're into your downloads, check on the internet for MKV files; torrent sites and the like. I struggle to tell the differnece between a 7GB MKV and a BluRay.

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#403906 - 24th Apr 2010 2:47pm Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: Neil_c]
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Blu-ray recorder so much easier, for sure smile

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#403918 - 24th Apr 2010 3:43pm Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: MattLFC]
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I purchased a LG blue-ray player that offered mkv/divx/avi support. Found that it would pixelate on certain MKVs. Took it back to Richer Sounds who told me that they heard the same story five years ago when DVD players were offering DIVX support. I told them that my desktop comp played all the MKVs I was trying to play on the blue-ray player.

Ended up getting a refund and building my own home theatre PC. Cost three times the price, but was defo the better choice. If new formats come out, I just update my software player.

These ICE boxes are meant to be ok for the price. Have a look on Dabs.

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#403954 - 24th Apr 2010 6:00pm Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: Neil_c]
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Originally Posted By: Neil_c
If you're into your downloads, check on the internet for MKV files; torrent sites and the like. I struggle to tell the differnece between a 7GB MKV and a BluRay.


What you need is a private torrent site, not pirate bay an the likes. Gives a more through breakdown of the files and shows what types you want ie Blueray/dvd etc.
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#403961 - 24th Apr 2010 6:18pm Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: MrPhil]
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Unfortunately, LG have (imho) lost their way a bit since the the breakdown of the LG-Philips partnership, their products nowadays seem to be not much better than cheap no-branded tat that you can buy in the likes of Asda etc... it does appear that Philips were the brains (and indeed they were the money) behind the apparent success of LG during the 2000's.

Personally, when it comes to Blu-ray, Sony or Panny only for me, unless you want to go to a higher level such as Denon, and even then id probably prefer a Sony unit. Panasonic Blu-ray recorders ftw when it comes to Blu-ray, even if they arnt the fastest at loading a disc, at least they are compatible with everything!!

It was the same old story for cheap tat DVD players that offered DivX support - they were riddled with problems and a lot were useless. Never had a single problem with my Toshiba DVD-Recorder has never had any issues playing back any DivX content, and its a DR17DT so its not exactly a new unit.

Beware also of premium brand licensing out their branding for cheap shite brands to use on their products as well; there are many brands at the moment who make really good high end products, yet the "cheap" products you see in the shops are usually made by some unknown and are essentially the same models as the no-brand models (Hitachi and Wharfedale spring to mind straight away).

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#403971 - 24th Apr 2010 7:01pm Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: MattLFC]
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The one thing that suprised me about the LG player was the USB reader on the front....Great I thought, that will save me some hastle and there is the network port on the back. No need to burn as many disks....but oh no!

Until I found out that the network was only for firmware updates and watching you tube. It couldn't act as a client on an MS network.

The USB functionality could only read sticks formatted to FAT32. Max file size is then 4GB. Utter useless considering most DVDs are 4.7/8.5!

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#407475 - 13th May 2010 10:42am Re: How do i play bluray? [Re: Neil_c]
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The Ps3 Is great for Blu Ray and you update it on your broadband connection.
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