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TSkianwee
post May 17 2010, 07:41 PM, updated 9y ago

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Link to v2.00 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1132263

Link to v3.00 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1169740

Link to v4.00 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1217120

Link to v5.00 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1274253

Link to v6.00 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1341528

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post May 17 2010, 07:45 PM

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FAQ (Credit to sKyWiR3pT3lTd)

What is Blu-ray?

Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD) is the name of a next-generation optical disc format. The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. The format offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc. For more general information about Blu-ray, please see our What is Blu-ray? section.

Why the name Blu-ray?

The name Blu-ray is derived from the underlying technology, which utilizes a blue-violet laser to read and write data. The name is a combination of "Blue" (blue-violet laser) and "Ray" (optical ray). According to the Blu-ray Disc Association the spelling of "Blu-ray" is not a mistake, the character "e" was intentionally left out so the term could be registered as a trademark.

The correct full name is Blu-ray Disc, not Blu-ray Disk (incorrect spelling)
The correct shortened name is Blu-ray, not Blu-Ray (incorrect capitalization) or Blue-ray (incorrect spelling)
The correct abbreviation is BD, not BR or BRD (wrong abbreviation)

What Blu-ray formats are planned?

As with conventional CDs and DVDs, Blu-ray plans to provide a wide range of formats including ROM/R/RW. The following formats are part of the Blu-ray Disc specification:

BD-ROM - read-only format for distribution of HD movies, games, software, etc.
BD-R - recordable format for HD video recording and PC data storage.
BD-RE - rewritable format for HD video recording and PC data storage.

There's also plans for a BD/DVD hybrid format, which combines Blu-ray and DVD on the same disc so that it can be played in both Blu-ray players and DVD players.

What video codecs will Blu-ray support?

MPEG-2 - enhanced for HD, also used for playback of DVDs and HDTV recordings.
MPEG-4 AVC - part of the MPEG-4 standard also known as H.264 (High Profile and Main Profile).
SMPTE VC-1 - standard based on Microsoft's Windows Media Video (WMV) technology.

Please note that this simply means that all Blu-ray players and recorders will have to support playback of these video codecs, it will still be up to the movie studios to decide which video codec(s) they use for their releases.

What audio codecs will Blu-ray support?

Linear PCM (LPCM) - up to 8 channels of uncompressed audio. (mandatory)
Dolby Digital (DD) - format used for DVDs, 5.1-channel surround sound. (mandatory)
Dolby Digital Plus (DD+) - extension of Dolby Digital, 7.1-channel surround sound. (optional)
Dolby TrueHD - lossless encoding of up to 8 channels of audio. (optional)
DTS Digital Surround - format used for DVDs, 5.1-channel surround sound. (mandatory)
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio - extension of DTS, 7.1-channel surround sound. (optional)
DTS-HD Master Audio - lossless encoding of up to 8 channels of audio. (optional)

Please note that this simply means that Blu-ray players and recorders will have to support playback of these audio codecs, it will still be up to the movie studios to decide which audio codec(s) they use for their releases.

What are the Blu-ray shipment rates?

APAC Shipping Rates:

Standard
Per Shipment: $4.99
Per Item: $3.99*
Estimated delivery: 17-31 days

Expedited
Per Shipment: $13.99
Per Item: $3.99*
Estimated delivery: 12-19 days

Priority Courier
Per Shipment: $29.99
Per Item: $3.99*
Estimated delivery: 2-4 days

* Additional shipping and handling charges apply to media items of unusual size or weight.

What are the audio streaming support and how to perform passthrough?

HDMI

PCM Mode:
Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD MA/Multich PCM ---> PS3/BDP [DECODER**] ---> Multich PCM ---> AVR [DAC-AMP] ---> Speakers (Lossless)

Bitstream mode:
Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD MA/Multich PCM ---> PS3 ---> Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM 2.0 ---> AVR [DECODER**-DAC-AMP] ---> Speakers (Lossy)
Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD MA/Multich PCM ---> BDP* ---> Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD MA/Multich PCM ---> AVR [DECODER**-DAC-AMP] ---> Speakers (Lossless)
OPTICAL/COAXIAL

PCM Mode:
Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD MA/Multich PCM ---> PS3/BDP [DECODER**] ---> PCM 2.0 ---> AVR [DAC-AMP] ---> Speakers (Lossy)

Bitstream Mode:
Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD MA/Multich PCM ---> PS3/BDP ---> Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM 2.0 ---> AVR [DECODER**-DAC-AMP] ---> Speakers (Lossy)

*Secondary audio turned-off
**Except PCM 2.0/Multich PCM

Where can i view the Amazon & Other retailers deal everyday ?

Check the following thread , thanks to Blu-ray.com : Movies & TV Deals

Where can i find Chinese Language Blu-ray movies over the web?

You can find / buy them from YesAsia : http://www.yesasia.com. You can also find some from Amazon.com

Where can i find English Language Blu-ray movies over the web?

You can find them all at Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Target.com, Futureshop.co.ca, Frys.com, Bestbuy.com and more list to be updated

This post has been edited by kianwee: Jun 8 2010, 04:55 PM
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post May 17 2010, 07:50 PM

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wow, versi 7! already catch up on Windows ...

got people hijack thread and turn into pasar meh?
TSkianwee
post May 17 2010, 07:52 PM

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QUOTE(Lone*Wolf @ May 17 2010, 07:50 PM)
wow, versi 7!  already catch up on Windows ... 

got people hijack thread and turn into pasar meh?
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Fuuyoh MIA for so long.... mana pegi?
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post May 17 2010, 07:52 PM

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I thought need 2500 post then can move to v7?
TSkianwee
post May 17 2010, 07:54 PM

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QUOTE(xbox360ps3 @ May 17 2010, 07:52 PM)
I thought need 2500 post then can move to v7?
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2500 post is just a guideline. +/- little bit doesn't make a big deal. So don't. doh.gif
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post May 17 2010, 07:56 PM

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QUOTE(kianwee @ May 17 2010, 07:52 PM)
Fuuyoh MIA for so long.... mana pegi?
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scared kena marah by TS so went to Garage Sales ... laugh.gif
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post May 17 2010, 07:58 PM

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wow! V7 edi.. although i never post here. this is my one stop information regarding bluray.. hoho! smile.gif
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post May 17 2010, 08:05 PM

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QUOTE(opjust @ May 17 2010, 07:58 PM)
wow! V7 edi.. although i never post here. this is my one stop information regarding bluray.. hoho! smile.gif
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So how many BDs you kena poisoned here, Santa C.? tongue.gif
low98944
post May 17 2010, 08:12 PM

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QUOTE(maskedchan @ May 17 2010, 06:58 PM)
order already???
i order mine already

so quiet here..only one page for a day?!!!  hmm.gif

anyway, da vincci code now 16.49
grab grab  thumbup.gif
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tongue.gif I wrongly type. I actually mean I will not order it. laugh.gif Since I found my current copy don't have any problem and furthermore it is free. tongue.gif

Just placed ordered in Amazon Uk for followings 4 titles:

1. The Double Life of Veronique (a.k.a. La double vie de Véronique)

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2. Flame and Citron (a.k.a. Flammen & Citronen)

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3. The Last House on the Left

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4. Triangle

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post May 17 2010, 08:19 PM

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QUOTE(low98944 @ May 17 2010, 08:12 PM)
tongue.gif  I wrongly type.  I actually mean I will not order it. laugh.gif  Since I found my current copy don't have any problem and furthermore it is free.  tongue.gif
Just placed ordered in Amazon Uk for followings 4 titles:
Mind if i ask you how many copies you ordered on SPR? Tempting , w $5 off... hmm.gif
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post May 17 2010, 08:20 PM

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do you guys think they will release extended version for LOTR?. im holding my money for current release.
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post May 17 2010, 08:23 PM

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QUOTE(rexa13 @ May 17 2010, 08:20 PM)
do you guys think they will release extended version for LOTR?. im holding my money for current release.
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Of course they will, it is just a matter of when. I heard from somewhere months ago that they will only release the extended version after they release The Hobbit in 2012. So I guess it will be a long wait for extended version.
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post May 17 2010, 08:26 PM

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Wow ! v.7....how fast time flies....anyway for horror fans

Here is a good news

Evil Dead Blu-ray Coming Soon

One of the movies with the most home video releases ever is now going high-def. An early announcement to retailers indicates that, on August 31, Anchor Bay entertainment will release Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead on Blu-ray. There is no information regarding technical specifications or special features at this stage.

Can't wait for it especially to watch the wood scene in HD brows.gif
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post May 17 2010, 08:31 PM

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QUOTE(sKyWiR3pT3lTd @ May 17 2010, 08:19 PM)
Mind if i ask you how many copies you ordered on SPR? Tempting , w $5 off... hmm.gif
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Amazon give us wrong information at the beginning le. Instead of offer 1 to 1 exchange, their ask you to return original copy without charge and purchase unaffected copy with $5 off. doh.gif
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post May 17 2010, 08:35 PM

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The Fast And The Furious Limited Edition complete box set is now GBP17.99, for those who like FnF quadrilogy this is a good price....
Amazon UK FnF Complete Box Set

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QUOTE(low98944 @ May 17 2010, 08:31 PM)
Amazon give us wrong information at the beginning le.  Instead of offer 1 to 1 exchange, their ask you to return original copy without charge and purchase unaffected copy with $5 off.   doh.gif
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I thought so, its a a bad luck bro, take it easy, just one-off issue not always the case you get to return back the items unless they demand you to return init..dont worry, at least you're getting the fixed copy instead..

QUOTE(anfieldude @ May 17 2010, 08:35 PM)
The Fast And The Furious Limited Edition complete box set is now GBP17.99, for those who like FnF quadrilogy this is a good price....
Amazon UK FnF Complete Box Set
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Good price indeed, out of stock at the mo.. blush.gif

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post May 17 2010, 08:37 PM

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QUOTE(kianwee @ May 17 2010, 07:45 PM)
Keep this thread clean with blu-ray discussion only. For blu-ray sales kindly head to garage sales.
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so strict ah?
if still got ppl do how?
use ' report' button ah? whistling.gif


QUOTE(low98944 @ May 17 2010, 08:31 PM)
Amazon give us wrong information at the beginning le.  Instead of offer 1 to 1 exchange, their ask you to return original copy without charge and purchase unaffected copy with $5 off.  doh.gif
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u confusing me..
thought keep the disc and buy new one with 5usd off? icon_question.gif laugh.gif
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post May 17 2010, 08:38 PM

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QUOTE(sKyWiR3pT3lTd @ May 17 2010, 08:35 PM)
I thought so, its a a bad luck bro, take it easy, just one-off issue not always the case you get to return back the items unless they demand you to return init..dont worry, at least you're getting the fixed copy instead..
Good price indeed, out of stock at the mo.. blush.gif
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For my case, same as other, eventhough I said I want to return and claim refund, but their just give me full refund and keep the original SPR for myself. tongue.gif


Added on May 17, 2010, 8:40 pm
QUOTE(maskedchan @ May 17 2010, 08:37 PM)
u confusing me..
thought keep the disc and buy new one with 5usd off?  icon_question.gif  laugh.gif
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That is correct. Sorry to confused you. tongue.gif So, I still have not exercise the right on $5 off for new SPR. tongue.gif

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QUOTE(low98944 @ May 17 2010, 08:38 PM)
For my case, same as other, eventhough I said I want to return and claim refund, but their just give me full refund and keep the original SPR for myself.  tongue.gif
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You get to keep it after all, cool..

QUOTE(rexa13 @ May 17 2010, 08:20 PM)
do you guys think they will release extended version for LOTR?. im holding my money for current release.
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Bro, kianwee was right, i bumped into this link in Amazon, not sure if this is the one. Check check..

http://www.amazon.com/Rings-Trilogy-Extend...y/dp/B0026L7H20

Product Alert : ""The Lord of the Rings (Extended Editions)" is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray in 2011 or 2012"

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