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TSkianwee
post Jul 6 2010, 09:54 AM, 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

Link to v7.00 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1426471

This post has been edited by kianwee: Oct 18 2010, 03:58 PM
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post Jul 6 2010, 09:55 AM

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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
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post Jul 6 2010, 09:55 AM

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post Jul 6 2010, 10:12 AM

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post Jul 6 2010, 10:30 AM

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I hope someone would come up with FAQ's for shipment for Amazon UK, and delivery periods etc, so that no repeating questions asked. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post Jul 6 2010, 10:31 AM

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fuyoh...

1st BD review on v8:-

Watched "Liza's at The Palace" concert last night
Good songs but she's old and can feel that her lack of energy but for a 60 years old, cant complaint too much...
I like the retro 50's performance and her tribute to Kay Thompson....but feel bore on the talking too much.....

Pq is good and Aq is average....

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post Jul 6 2010, 10:34 AM

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Deal Alert: Paris, Je T’Aime Blu-ray for $9.99

Link : Deal Alert from blu-ray.com
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post Jul 6 2010, 10:48 AM

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2nb BD review on v8:

Watched The Incredible Hulk over the weekend. Liv Tyler is fat.

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post Jul 6 2010, 10:50 AM

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Sooooo fast V.8 already??? shocking.gif
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post Jul 6 2010, 10:59 AM

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QUOTE(low98944 @ Jul 6 2010, 10:50 AM)
Sooooo fast V.8 already???  shocking.gif
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I was expecting the v7 to be closed like yesterday or day before after looking at the count of the posts. Not surprised.

Btw,

Digital Musical Rays Vol 1 out now !. First Indian Music Video Blu-ray !

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post Jul 6 2010, 11:29 AM

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QUOTE(sKyWiR3pT3lTd @ Jul 6 2010, 10:59 AM)
I was expecting the v7 to be closed like yesterday or day before after looking at the count of the posts. Not surprised.

Btw,

Digital Musical Rays Vol 1 out now !. First Indian Music Video Blu-ray !
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i am surprise to be close so early..since not yet reach 2500 post..
later commando come n reopen the thread and close this thread whistling.gif
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post Jul 6 2010, 11:34 AM

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QUOTE(maskedchan @ Jul 6 2010, 11:29 AM)
i am surprise to be close so early..since not yet reach 2500 post..
later commando come n reopen the thread and close this thread whistling.gif
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Commando MIA already long time ago, this thread v8 I wanna close at 1500 post. whistling.gif
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post Jul 6 2010, 12:18 PM

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QUOTE(kianwee @ Jul 6 2010, 11:34 AM)
Commando MIA already long time ago, this thread v8 I wanna close at 1500 post. whistling.gif
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commando KIA better..peaceful then
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post Jul 6 2010, 01:15 PM

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Rec'd Fast N Furious [4 Film] Boxset, Harry Potter Years 1-6 Boxset, POTC 1-3 Boxset. Shipped on 28th June, customs cleared 1st July, yesterday reached my office.

Not bad the shipment period. I suppose this not always the case of gettin' it earlier as poss, but happy tho.. icon_rolleyes.gif

QUOTE(maskedchan @ Jul 6 2010, 11:29 AM)
i am surprise to be close so early..since not yet reach 2500 post..
later commando come n reopen the thread and close this thread whistling.gif
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Almost there i think

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post Jul 6 2010, 02:08 PM

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QUOTE(sKyWiR3pT3lTd @ Jul 6 2010, 01:15 PM)
Rec'd Fast N Furious [4 Film] Boxset, Harry Potter Years 1-6 Boxset, POTC 1-3 Boxset. Shipped on 28th June, customs cleared 1st July, yesterday reached my office.

Not bad the shipment period. I suppose this not always the case of gettin' it earlier as poss, but happy tho.. icon_rolleyes.gif
Almost there i think
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almost there and exactly there is two different thing
rules still rules


anyway, wolfman steelbooko from UK drop price to 15.49pound..
grab grab time

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post Jul 6 2010, 02:19 PM

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Pardon my ignorance, but who is this "commando"?
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post Jul 6 2010, 02:22 PM

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QUOTE(chewkl @ Jul 6 2010, 02:19 PM)
Pardon my ignorance, but who is this "commando"?
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the so called 'authorirty' in LYN
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post Jul 6 2010, 02:46 PM

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The Wolfman UK dics doesn't play well with the Oppo BDP-80. Need to disable BD-live else the disc won't play the movie.
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no wonder V7 not moving today doh.gif

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