Volks AutosSky Insurance
Results 1 to 36 of 36
  1. #1
    Shy19s's Avatar
    Oil running through my veins.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    902

    Anyone gone blue-ray yet?

    As above.. comments, thoughts?
    Totally addicted to boost.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Nilz's Avatar
    Defo worth the wait :)

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    10,096
    Only through the PS3....

  4. #3
    Amchlolor's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    5,602
    Not yet, only got a 720p TV at the moment, so no point.
    When I go 1080p, I'll undoubtedly go blu-ray.
    I'm not in a hurry though, I'm happy with the DVD picture I get from my upscaling Toshiba DVD player, and it was only 60!
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

  5. #4
    smee's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Not there any more
    Posts
    785
    Blu Ray through PS3 playing on my 1080p TV is excellent. Dont see the point of buying a seperate player.
    A5 2.0T Sport Brilliant Black

  6. #5
    NHN
    NHN's Avatar
    Modmetractor

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Coding Something
    Posts
    27,129
    Bluray is bloody good but takes fecking forever to load the damn discs, of course with high definition & data content it would but god its painfully slow through loading which is why I'm returning my player, patients is a virtue but not for that long.

    Latest Panasonic Bluray player aswell & they are pretty good usually.

  7. #6
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    81
    Play mine through laptop connected to 1080p tv, with right codecs and player never had a problem and picture is superb.

  8. #7
    [Dave B]'s Avatar
    Rrrrrrrr-tech

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,988
    I've gone blu-ray, went for a samsung BDP-1400 (i don't have nor want PS3). I use it through a 46" 1080p TV. The main reasons I chose it were the following:

    - It will output bitstream audio which my amp can decode into DTS HD Master Audio (which is breathtaking with the right movie).
    - Used with the right cable (HDMI V1.3a) and TV it will output 16bit colour (the reds, greens and blues are awesome).
    - It'll upscale DVD's (i'd flogged my DVD player and was left with a 360 which was pants)
    - It matches my TV (both Samsung)

    I'm a bit of a geek with home cinema so I had quite specific requirments, if you haven't already guessed!
    > S3 225 (03) - OEM+
    > 205 GTI (90) - Limited Edition Miami Blue with full leather - 1 of only 300 made
    > Clio v6 255 (05) - Lethal Weapon

    View: My S3 diary

  9. #8
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    790
    I have a PS3 for Blue Ray, but I bought it as a DVD player and no more. The upscaling on the PS3 is the equivalent to many high end DVD players costing much more. I dont really play games on it at all (thats what the 360 is for).

    The best thing about the PS3 is, unlike most standalone BR players, they can be easily upgraded through firmware updates. The BR market is still relativley new, and there are new features added all the time. Some of the first players are unable to play some of this content, and are not upgradable as the market never really agreed on a base format.

    If you are thinking of entering the BR market you could do a lot worse than a PS3 for this.

    (Oh yeah, dont be fooled by upscaling DVD players. It doesn't make your DVD's high definition, all it does is stretch the SD picture into HD resolution, it cant add content that isn't already in the source. That said, a good upscaler will do wonders to your SD picture on an HD screen.)

  10. #9
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    66
    I went PS3 for blu-ray/DVD It is the only player that will be able to upgrade to the new Version 2 standard (internet connection)
    As said I have back to back tested 2k dvd players 1k blue-ray player and the sub 400 PS3 holds its own very well.

  11. #10
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    126
    Got a Panasonic BD-30 (to match Panny 42" PZ85 Full HD TV). The picture with both blu-ray discs and SD DVDs is absolutely awesome - it is particularly impressive with SD content, which is contrary to a number of reviews I read before buying it - maybe the TV's video upscaling is the winner here. Can thoroughly recommend this player, and it is not slow at loading discs.

    A word of caution about the audio outputs for this player, though. It will output HD sound via HDMI, but it does not internally decode True HD, DTS-Master HD etc. codecs, so you cannot get these via the 5.1 analog outs - you will only get the relevant digital 5.1 format via this route, not HD. This may be an issue if your AV amp doesn't support HD audio via HDMI (like my Arcam) - however, uncompressed soundtracks (for blu-ray discs that have them) sound so amazing via the analogs (as does the DD5.1 via the coax) through the Arcam that it was not a deal breaker for me. The BD-50 which is just about to be released here (I think around 450-500) does decode these HD codecs and will output through the analog 5.1s.

  12. #11
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    323
    just brought a new Sony Viao lap top with a blu ray drive in it so i will be hooking that up with my 40" 1080p LCD Tv.....
    Audi S3 Ming Blue
    BMW 2.0td Compact Flamenco Red
    Mk3 Golf Gti Indian Red (gone but not forgotten........ the most reliable car ive ever owned...)

  13. #12
    10blazin's Avatar
    HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    gorton
    Posts
    3,272
    i got my blue ray ps3 runing on a full digital 42 inch panasonic plasma its awesome with a 400 pound onko 5.1 surround its like the cinema unbeleivable i love it also the games like gt4 and call of duti you hear the bullets wizzing past and the subwoofer booming its all good

  14. #13
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,920
    I had a glimpse at my mates ps3 playing a film and was impressed

  15. #14
    fingermouse's Avatar
    thats me

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    west yorkshire
    Posts
    3,762
    looks good but until they are the price of dvd`s I doubt i`ll swap.
    red to red black to black blue to bits

  16. #15
    abdus's Avatar
    Top Gear
    Cell-Out Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    On an Island
    Posts
    1,810
    Quote Originally Posted by fingermouse View Post
    looks good but until they are the price of dvd`s I doubt i`ll swap.
    you can still get an hd-dvd for the time being

    hd-dvds starting 2.99 now
    ^^ In my opinion


  17. #16
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    37

    blueray

    hi got ps3 download hd movies of rapid put it through tsmuxer then onto a sd card pop it in the ps3 looks sweet 42 ins lcd

  18. #17
    abdus's Avatar
    Top Gear
    Cell-Out Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    On an Island
    Posts
    1,810
    Quote Originally Posted by sparky208 View Post
    hi got ps3 download hd movies of rapid put it through tsmuxer then onto a sd card pop it in the ps3 looks sweet 42 ins lcd
    welcome to 2007

    just get a Popcorn and a 1TB hdd
    ^^ In my opinion


  19. #18
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    37
    does that mean iam 2 years younger now lol .ill stick with my 60 gig hd

  20. #19
    abdus's Avatar
    Top Gear
    Cell-Out Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    On an Island
    Posts
    1,810
    Quote Originally Posted by sparky208 View Post
    does that mean iam 2 years younger now lol
    back to the future...lol
    ^^ In my opinion


  21. #20
    Mr.G's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    In a Tardis!!
    Posts
    1,302
    Why not just download movies in HD and stream them over the home network to the PS3? Its how i do it, so no need for a seperate HDD.

    G

  22. #21
    abdus's Avatar
    Top Gear
    Cell-Out Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    On an Island
    Posts
    1,810
    no...have a look at the Popcorn A-110 (NMT) and then you will understand what I'm talking about

    and it would be a good idea to invest in one.
    ^^ In my opinion


  23. #22
    abdus's Avatar
    Top Gear
    Cell-Out Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    On an Island
    Posts
    1,810
    ^^ In my opinion


  24. #23
    Mr.G's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    In a Tardis!!
    Posts
    1,302
    Hmmm interesting!

    G

  25. #24
    abdus's Avatar
    Top Gear
    Cell-Out Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    On an Island
    Posts
    1,810
    and its forum:

    http://www.networkedmediatank.com/index.php

    It's an excellent piece of kit and so simple.

    You can even customise it to make it like that:

    http://www.networkedmediatank.com/sh....php?tid=18811

    I would seriously recommend it to anyone. I was actually going the HTPC route but decided to go for the popcorn.

    BTW, you can also stream from your PC
    ^^ In my opinion


  26. #25
    Mr.G's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    In a Tardis!!
    Posts
    1,302
    Nice one....thanks!

  27. #26
    klauster's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    1,140
    I have 3 blu ray players, films are far better on them, make sure u have a tv to do it justice tho
    www.SubZerosystems.co.uk - IT Consultancy

  28. #27
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1
    no...have a look at the Popcorn A-110 (NMT) and then you will understand what I'm talking about

  29. #28
    Tetbury Audi Parts Man

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    260
    I have just bought a Sony S350 from Amazon. 160 delivered, really nice player. Good looking player gets excellent reviews. Really happy with it.
    A3 2.0TDI S-LINE BRILLIANT BLACK (s-line suspension,Audi sound system) coming March (fingers crossed)!

  30. #29
    NHN
    NHN's Avatar
    Modmetractor

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Coding Something
    Posts
    27,129
    Had, images were great but didnt like as took to long to load, yes I know its an HD vastly bigger data but still was painful to wait, so sold it also given the net I cant see bluray really becoming such a mainstream use unless dvd's drop through the floor & players follow suit, but why would I need it when net is changing everyday to cater for these formats, lucky I sold for what I paid cause tbh dvd's as always are overpriced & greedy studios, no wonder people want to download for free cause 20-30 for a dvd is bloody well outrageous & a con!!!!!!

    OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS

    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

  31. #30
    abdus's Avatar
    Top Gear
    Cell-Out Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    On an Island
    Posts
    1,810
    TBH, prices of BR have come down a lot these days. 3for 20 sometimes on amazon...can't really complain. IMO, BR is already a mainstream esp among AV enthusiasts


    I've sold almost all of my DVDs and HD DVD and buying only BR now. Only kept my HD DVD players as upscaling DVD players if I need them

    the quality, both video and sounds are so much better than DVD. Or if you have an upscaling DVD, then it might do the trick but still the sound quality (DTS-HD, TrueHD etc...) won't be available

    In terms of loading...is there anything that can be slower than Toshiba's HD DVD players...My HD XE1 and EP35 take ages to load...LOL
    Last edited by abdus; 21st April 2009 at 13:03.
    ^^ In my opinion


  32. #31
    NHN
    NHN's Avatar
    Modmetractor

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Coding Something
    Posts
    27,129
    Enthusiasts arent exactly mainstream as such, I was meaning for Joe Bloggs walking into currys, lol

    & I'm surprised they're that cheap from amazon but is that for new releases or older movies which are very outdated & just upscaled, but personally I dont think I will jump on this bandwagon again, waste of time & money with internet now

    & yes the Panasonic BR players are unreal slow to load, hence sold, cant justify the expense

    Also SD cards are becoming a new form for movie rentals as some online rental stores do, think in the US, given most new PC's have digital audio outputs etc, it will catch on more & more, if I really want BR I'll get drive for PC, but cant see it anytime soon.

    OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS

    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

  33. #32
    klauster's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    1,140
    If you want a blu ray player, stick the the Sony models, I have tried, Samsung and Panasonic and they are simply ****e in comparison. The Sony players are fast, picture and sound are excellent and they look nice too!
    www.SubZerosystems.co.uk - IT Consultancy

  34. #33
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    52
    Sony all the way

  35. #34
    gwildor's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    39
    I am a massive fan of blueray Ive got a 108p 37inch toshiba in the lounge connected to a digital HD streamer and PS3 I also have a 32 inch 720p in the bedroom for v+ and my main system is my cinema which is in a log cabin in my garden that im almost finished on. thats only 720p but its a optoma projector with a 104inch screen this is connected to a ps3 and speakers that shake the ground.

    If you love films its a worthwhile investment the colours and clarity can be fantastic. But some blueray discs eems to just be rebadged standard def.


    Oh and as others have mentioned you cant go wrong with most of the sony players.

  36. #35
    abdus's Avatar
    Top Gear
    Cell-Out Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    On an Island
    Posts
    1,810
    Quote Originally Posted by gwildor View Post
    I am a massive fan of blueray Ive got a 108p 37inch toshiba in the lounge connected to a digital HD streamer and PS3 I also have a 32 inch 720p in the bedroom for v+ and my main system is my cinema which is in a log cabin in my garden that im almost finished on. thats only 720p but its a optoma projector with a 104inch screen this is connected to a ps3 and speakers that shake the ground.

    If you love films its a worthwhile investment the colours and clarity can be fantastic. But some blueray discs eems to just be rebadged standard def.


    Oh and as others have mentioned you cant go wrong with most of the sony players.



    Pics of the cabin setup mate?

    BTW welcome to the forums
    ^^ In my opinion


  37. #36
    gwildor's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    39
    still finishing my cabin i need to get carpet down as soon as I have i will post a couple of pics but if you think of a large blue shed you wont be too far off
    Last edited by gwildor; 10th May 2009 at 13:08.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO