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Old 05-10-2008, 07:56 AM   #1
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i just got good luck chuck and i cant seem to play the movie from the start up menu using the mouse or keyboard. tried everything...menu comes up all right but cant get any further. ive got powerdvd 8 ultra and its played all the other movies i got.even tho i do have sum menu problems with others... any suggestions??
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:04 AM   #2
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Certain movies have required firmware updates for titles to work correctly in certain players, and I don't know if they have rectified those issues for the PC yet. I watched the movie and had no problems with my PS3, do you have another Blu-ray player to test the disc on to see if it is not a bad disc?
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:13 AM   #3
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any idea where i can look 4 these filmware updates?? i only have the blu-ray player on my laptop...and so far ita been a pain.menus not working properly nd getting to play onto my tv has been a nightmare to get working.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:23 AM   #4
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any idea where i can look 4 these filmware updates?? i only have the blu-ray player on my laptop...and so far ita been a pain.menus not working properly nd getting to play onto my tv has been a nightmare to get working.
I am not familiar with the PC side of it, so I couldn't even tell you where to look, and even if there are updates available to d/l in the first place. Just give your question some time since the majority of people come on this board within the next 8-12 hours. I would check back later to see if anyone has better information. Good luck.
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:28 AM   #5
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Start - Run - devmgmt.msc

Expand your DVD/CD-Rom Drives Option and notice the line item.

It will say something like HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4082N

Take that line item - or at least the last part - GWA-4082N and plug it into a google search.

This should help you identify the manufacturer of your drive- you've already got the model.

Hunt down your manufacturers website - or do google searches for "GWA-4082N" firmware "download" - etc. You'll find them.

Firmware updates must be for the correct drive - and often the correct version. They're generally fairly particular about making sure they have the right model drive before they flash, but if you force the wrong firmware on the drive, you could potentially render it useless until corrected - so use caution.

Pop any discs out of the drive, as well as stopping ANY applications that might access it (explorer windows, player software, burning software that runs in the tray, etc)

Good Luck!
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:45 AM   #6
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thanks mate...will wait a bit longer.thanks for letting us no that i can can the update tho.will reasearche that a bit more.......keep the ideas coming!!
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:12 PM   #7
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On PC's it's more of a software issue on the player rather than a firmware update for the drive. i'd check the cyberlink site and see if an update is available.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:59 PM   #8
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I'd be more suspect of software myself - but I see this on my own system with some movies, and my firmware, drivers, and software are all as perfect as I think they can be.

I dropped $25 on NewEgg for the Microsoft Remote and IR receiver and this has been a non-issue since.
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:28 PM   #9
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some movies require you to use a keyboard to navigate the menus... have you tried that?
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:27 PM   #10
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hi folks,

i join this group then i have the same problem !
Try to playback "Rumble in the Jungle" and the movie
will not start!

Disc go to menu ( also audio Dolby D ) and than nothing
is to click ! The curser is visible but no click is successfull !
the same thing with keyboard ether.

i also connect a PS2 Keyboard an the PC no hope !

My Spec:
AMD 64 4000+
ATI Asus 3650 SILENT VGA out used.
Radeon 8.452 ( Asus Driver )
Sound Blaster 2ZS SPDIF Passtheouth ( coax ) to DD / DTS Receiver.
Blu-Ray Drive LG GGC-H20L FW 1.2 ( last )
Power DVD 7.3 Bulid 4102 ( last Version from 05May )

Any Ideas ?

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Old 05-31-2008, 04:14 PM   #11
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hi folks,

i join this group then i have the same problem !
Try to playback "Rumble in the Jungle" and the movie
will not start!

Disc go to menu ( also audio Dolby D ) and than nothing
is to click ! The curser is visible but no click is successfull !
the same thing with keyboard ether.

i also connect a PS2 Keyboard an the PC no hope !

My Spec:
AMD 64 4000+
ATI Asus 3650 SILENT VGA out used.
Radeon 8.452 ( Asus Driver )
Sound Blaster 2ZS SPDIF Passtheouth ( coax ) to DD / DTS Receiver.
Blu-Ray Drive LG GGC-H20L FW 1.2 ( last )
Power DVD 7.3 Bulid 4102 ( last Version from 05May )

Any Ideas ?

regards
xas
Same Blu-Ray, same software, same problem. I'd really appreciate if someone comes up with a solution. =/
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:00 PM   #12
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hi,

i saw there is a new patch out for PDVD 8 Ultra. I only got v7.3U.

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PowerDVD 8 Ultra build 1730
Improved features:

* Enhances disc loading time for Blu-ray Discs.
* Reduces memory consumption.

Issues fixed in this release:

* Blu-ray Disc region code can only be changed by an Administrator account.
* Cannot enable hardware acceleration during H.264 playback.
* Cannot output LPCM when speaker environment changed to SPDIF.
* No functions available for the Top Menu/Menu buttons of the CyberLink remote control.
* The fade in/out function is abnormal when audio objects overlap in Movie Remix room.
* Choppy sound and noise when overlapping fade-in for audio objects in Movie Remix room.
* The Movie Remix tour does not work without a Flash player.

Limitations:

* Does not support Intel G33/G35 during Blu-ray Disc playback.
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somebody here who can test this with the new version ?
I will not upgrade to PDVD8 without a problem solution ......
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:40 PM   #13
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hi,

i saw there is a new patch out for PDVD 8 Ultra. I only got v7.3U.

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PowerDVD 8 Ultra build 1730
Improved features:

* Enhances disc loading time for Blu-ray Discs.
* Reduces memory consumption.

Issues fixed in this release:

* Blu-ray Disc region code can only be changed by an Administrator account.
* Cannot enable hardware acceleration during H.264 playback.
* Cannot output LPCM when speaker environment changed to SPDIF.
* No functions available for the Top Menu/Menu buttons of the CyberLink remote control.
* The fade in/out function is abnormal when audio objects overlap in Movie Remix room.
* Choppy sound and noise when overlapping fade-in for audio objects in Movie Remix room.
* The Movie Remix tour does not work without a Flash player.

Limitations:

* Does not support Intel G33/G35 during Blu-ray Disc playback.
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somebody here who can test this with the new version ?
I will not upgrade to PDVD8 without a problem solution ......
Test it, how?
I have it on two laptops with BD drives... what you want me to see about?

EDIT: Cool!
On this laptop, about half of the processor use has been cut back! Running at ~12% per processor core.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:25 PM   #14
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Test it, how?
I have it on two laptops with BD drives... what you want me to see about?
if the new version works with the titel "Welcome in the jungle" !?
but i can say now - NO.

A friend of mine has the v8 with the patch installed. He try it with my disc,
still the same problem.

so i have to buy a PS3 to play the disc and s.ny will earning much more money. great business.

i forget the bluray / PC dream for a while, maybe in a couple of months
it will work as a standard.

bye
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:57 PM   #15
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Welcome in the jungle?
Never heard of it, neither has Blu-ray.com.

This?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0327850/

No Rumble in the Jungle either.

Are you sure about the name and/or whether it is a Blu-ray or not?
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:44 PM   #16
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Welcome in the jungle?
Never heard of it, neither has Blu-ray.com.

This?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0327850/

No Rumble in the Jungle either.

Are you sure about the name and/or whether it is a Blu-ray or not?
jep, in EU it called "welcometothejungle" on blu-ray Standard 1.1 disc

http://www.sonypictures.com/intl/uk/...mmersive_site/


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Old 06-08-2008, 02:40 AM   #17
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I've got a lite-on blu-ray drive model dh-401s which I installed along with a number of other upgrades(see rig specs). I purchased two bd discs - the Planet Earth 4-disc set and the Digital Video Essentials calibration disc. I first did most of the hardware upgrades to my PC (Case, PSU, memory, bd-rom, raptor HD, video card). this is where things are fuzzy. I can't recall if I upgraded the bd-rom firmware first or not but after I got the hardware installed I was able to play the DVE disc and successfully tested the output to my 42"plasma. Then, I upgraded the OS to Windows XP x64 (which I really like) and tested with the Planet Earth discs (awesome!). Then, of course I saw a good deal on a faster CPU and installed it. some weeks have passed, my setup is now custom-fit the way I like and I decide to explore my HD settings and what happens? Now the DVE video don' a work-a!! I've tried re-installing the PowerDVD software - No good, I tried reverting to 32-bit XP - NG. I tried running a trial version of PDVD8 Ultra - NG. Always the same result. The Planet Earth DVDs (blu-ray) work fine, but the DVE disc loads, displays the top-level menu, but nothing else. Can a disc break? (I doubt it - no scratches). Is there a compatibility issue with the encoding of this particular DVD and the updated firmware (remember the Planet Earth dvds are still ok!) I would think XP x64 would cause a problem with both...Any suggestions? grazie....

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Old 06-08-2008, 05:05 AM   #18
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ok, after further investigations, I discovered - much to my chagrin - that the mouse at some point stops working as an input to the PowerDVD app (top menu to be precise) and then I have to use the enter key and arrow keys to navigate this particular DVD. Which, by the way is lacking in the area of 1080p content, even though its distributed in BD format.

I did get alot of info and eventually pointed in the right direction thanks to the other areas of this forum. I'm very appreciative for resources like this. IO can be e-mailed if I an be of any help- promise, I'm not always so clueless!
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I have an LG BD 550 player, I have just received Constantine BR, on loading it goes straight into the movie, pushing DVD menu just has the usual cross no access. in order to view the menu I have to tab the chapters to the end of the movie, then I have copyright pages to tab through only then does the menu come up when the disc has a think. then it displays the menu this is the first time I have had this issue Could it be the player? or just the disc? it seems to be an odd way to author the DVD
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i have no prob with my panasonic bdt-100
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