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Old 30-04-2010, 08:37   #1
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blu ray Avatar play problem

Ok I have a blu-ray player and PowerDVD 8 which came with my bluray player.

I get an error message when i play Avatar.Other blurays work fine
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Old 30-04-2010, 08:49   #2
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This disc uses the latest DRM technologies and PowerDVD is now two versions newer i.e. PowerDVD 10.

So your version may not be able to play it properly without an update or upgrade.
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Old 30-04-2010, 23:49   #3
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Q: I just got an email from Best Buy because I ordered 'Avatar' from them. It is suggesting that I check my Blu-ray player for firmware updates. It states, "In order to provide the best possible picture and sound, this Blu-ray Disc uses advanced technology that may cause compatibility issues with some Blu-ray players." I can understand if it needs an update for newer copy protection or Java features, but what can newer firmware do with the main feature's picture and sound that couldn't be done before (especially considering this is a 2-D disc)? Is this maybe just a fib in order to excuse a disc that has compatibility issues with several players?


A: You've got it exactly right. There's nothing a firmware update for your player will do to improve the picture or sound of a Blu-ray disc that otherwise plays without issue. (Meaning, the disc actually loads and plays through without glitches.) The notice from Best Buy was really referring to the BD+ copy protection that 20th Century Fox used on the disc, which has already been reported to cause incompatibility problems with many standalone Blu-ray players. Unfortunately, Fox is the most paranoid of all the major Hollywood studios when it comes to concerns about video piracy, and constantly changes its encryption protocols, to the detriment of law-abiding consumers who've purchased their product and can't get it to actually work.

You'll notice the ambiguous wording of the Best Buy announcement. When it says, "In order to provide the best possible picture and sound," that doesn't mean that the firmware update will give you better picture or sound. It means that without the firmware update, your player may not provide you with picture or sound from this disc at all.
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I hear avatar is the newest blu-ray disc with AACS3 MKB V17 which will recover the licenses of other mkb versions.
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Old 01-05-2010, 21:46   #5
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I have a Panasonic BD30 , a 3 year old model and it plays Avatar Bluray with no hassle and the only update the player has had is the multiregional mod for dvd and bluray when I got it.

Strange that my old player (and many others) have no problem with Avatar yet newer players do.
The only difference on my PS3 is that it loads faster
Is your BD30 still profile 1.1? My Sony S350 is still using the original 1.1 firmware and played every disc so far. I have seen discs play up on profile 2.0 players.
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it is really curious, i have heard that many people cant play avatar blu-ray disc with their blu-ray player. They all are waiting for uncoming update.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:21   #7
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It is notable on my copy that it takes alot longer to load up, though once it does, it plays fine.
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Plays fine on my Samsung BDP2500 and Philips BDP300.
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Plays fine on my Samsung BDP2500 and Philips BDP300.
You bought it?
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It's a good reference quality BD, even though it's a cack film.
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It's a good reference quality BD, even though it's a cack film.
And exactly how often do you have to demo your kit?


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