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    Blue Ray Drive next week.......

    New Pioneer HD Plasma this weekend.

    (Old Non HD Panasonic going to a happy retirment home)

    Been eyeing the "BluScene", over the last couple of weeks.......


    But confused that there is'nt a defined effort from release groups to make a "standard", as to how they are gonna make "physical" BluRay releases.

    IE: a similar fashion to the dvd scene.... Xvid, for the CD burning pc movie watching streamers, dvd5 for the masses, dvd9 version (of GOOD movies) for those that like that extra bit of quality and dont mind spending those few extra pennies).

    In the BlueScene, we got x264 @ 720p. & x264 @ 1080p
    a few BD25.... some that ar not really blueray format, but actually achvhd or something, and some bd50 that you would never burn cos the blank media is three times that of the original movies!

    I DONT want to STREAM movies...... burn only.

    Anyone burned BD25's? Quality opinion? (if compressed material)

    Any opinion on where this whole blu thing is gonna settle>?

    It dont help when your trying to "get clued up" and you read NFO's like this one----->

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________


    _____ Movie Information ______________________________________________________________________



    Type.................: Movie
    Platform.............: PS3
    Compression Format...: RAR

    Video Format.........: BDMV
    Codec................: x264, 2pass
    Bitrate..............: 21.3 Mbps
    Resolution...........: 1920x1080p
    Aspect Ratio.........: 2.35:1
    Runtime..............: 121 min
    Audio Format.........: English DTS HD Master Audio
    Subtitles............: eng,spa
    Movie Information....: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448011/
    Menu.................: yes(original),extras stripped
    Genre................: Action | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    Size.................: BD-25
    Source...............: Blu-Ray
    NZB..................:
    File Search..........:


    ______________________________________________________________________________________________


    _____ Release Notes __________________________________________________________________________



    Burn the iso on a dvd9 and play it on the ps3 or some avchd capable
    blu ray stand alone player


    It described itself in the filename/description as a BD25, which i imagined it was a 25 gig ISO Bluray.

    But then it turnes out its an "AvchD"....... which is just same as an x264, NOT bluRay format at all......., and then it says to brun on a DVD9.

    Hmmm confused........... Help, opinion and guidance, would be most welcome.

    Thanks To ALL!
    Last edited by drokk54; 08-11-2009 at 06:59 PM.
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    If you are looking for quality at a decent cost I would recommend getting a popcorn hour. It will allow you to play the blurays main .m2ts file and you get the full quality but no menus(.ie no need to ever get a crappy bd25 downgrade of a bd50 or an avchd disk). You could also build yourself a HTPC if you are good with that kinda of thing but the popcorn hour is probably the best thing for a novice to mediocre user.

    You will then choose between either a full disk or a 1080p encode which will be roughly the same quality as long as you get an encode from a HDBits encoder.

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    Thanks for the advice chap, but

    I dont want to stream, wanna transportable physical collection. Boxed with covers.


    But THANX!

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    Popcorn hour isn't for streaming(you can stream but streaming HD is a horrible idea). The best way to view the files is through a harddrive. You can buy an internal for the popcorn hour or an external that will connect with USB. The external harddrive can be transported along with the popcorn hour if you want to take your movies with you.

    The cost of disks are far too expensive right now for movies to be burned. You are probably looking at a few years until blank blurays cost about the same as DVDs. It would be cheaper and take up much less of your time to just buy the movies themselves if you want a physical copy. But until then why not store them on harddrives and play them on a popcorn hour and once BD-50 are at a reasonable price switch to burning.

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    Your talking sense, old chap. Have you seen this, someone mentioned this device last week....

    http://www.xtreamer.net/

    Seems like a bit PoPcorn Hour, but smaller.......?

    Seen it..? Or Heard any opinion?
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    There are a lot of players out on the market. I have a popcorn hour and I can vouch they work great and have firmware updates every now and then that increase functionality and fix any bugs if found.

    The best way to go about looking at the players is to first go to the specs page of each one and start comparing. Some players will be lacking in format compatibility and some will have a lot more. Make sure that they are firmware upgradable also.

    Then once you narrow down the field start looking up reviews on the web.

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