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Old 04-05-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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As much as I love Blu-rays, I do like some of the simplicities of DVD's when using a standard DVD player. For instance, when pausing a DVD, it could time out, go into screensaver and even power down the unit. But you hit play, and the unit powers up and then the movie will start right back where it left off.

With my Blu-ray experience with 3 different brands, once a BD times out of screensaver, your saved spot is gone for good. I know we can add a bookmark that our players will remember, but we still have to put up with all the stuff at the beginning (FBI warning, studio not responsible for commentary, yada, yada, yaga) before we can ever get to those bookmarks.
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As much as I love Blu-rays, I do like some of the simplicities of DVD's when using a standard DVD player. For instance, when pausing a DVD, it could time out, go into screensaver and even power down the unit. But you hit play, and the unit powers up and then the movie will start right back where it left off.

With my Blu-ray experience with 3 different brands, once a BD times out of screensaver, your saved spot is gone for good. I know we can add a bookmark that our players will remember, but we still have to put up with all the stuff at the beginning (FBI warning, studio not responsible for commentary, yada, yada, yaga) before we can ever get to those bookmarks.
A select few BDs will resume, but Netflix resumes all the time. Maybe everyone should just give up on BDs and use streaming media only. jk
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:21 PM   #3
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I know Netflix does. Very handy!

It's just annoying. Don't know why DVD's will but BD's won't. I may be watching a BD, and then I want to catch a few minutes of a newscast or something, but when I'm back to the disc, I have to wait out all that preliminary stuff again.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:45 PM   #4
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If I sit down to watch a movie it is to watch the movie & not to go do something in the middle for however long. If I have to pause the movie it is a few minuets to do what ever I need to do ( snack / restroom ). Streaming is not an option for me because I have spent far to much money on the HT to downgrade by watching Netflix

As for the previews ~ When I toss the disc in I am still getting ready & by the time they are over I am ready for the movie Life is to short to complain about that & there is a forward button on the remote
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:58 PM   #5
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I know Netflix does. Very handy!

It's just annoying. Don't know why DVD's will but BD's won't. I may be watching a BD, and then I want to catch a few minutes of a newscast or something, but when I'm back to the disc, I have to wait out all that preliminary stuff again.
My Netflix comment was purely as a joke. I could have just as easily recommended VHS as they also remember where you last left off.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #6
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In regards to knocking Netflix. It's cool, no biggie. But not too long ago I got to see Panic Room streamed in high definition. And it looked really good. But it's a movie you still can't get on Blu ray.

But back to the subject matter. Why are Blu ray's so ridiculously hard to resume.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:41 PM   #7
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In regards to knocking Netflix. It's cool, no biggie. But not too long ago I got to see Panic Room streamed in high definition. And it looked really good. But it's a movie you still can't get on Blu ray.

But back to the subject matter. Why are Blu ray's so ridiculously hard to resume.
Which BD player do you have? The reason I am asking is some players have built in memory and other players require either a USB stick or SD memory card inserted in the slot. I have a Panasonic BD-35 which requires a SD card and almost all new blu-ray release will write to the card to where you stop a movie. I have even went back to watch a movie 2 weeks later after the BD has been removed and other movies watched instead and when I put the other movie back in a prompt comes up asking me if I want to resume play from the last time I watched it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #8
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I guess I could try the USB or SD card trick. Of course, DVD players were able to resume the movie without either of those things.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:03 PM   #9
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I guess I could try the USB or SD card trick. Of course, DVD players were able to resume the movie without either of those things.
DVDs did not have any of the features Blu-rays have including the use of Java for all the menus. Again which player do you own?
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:04 PM   #10
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I prefer the BD players where you can hit stop, then play to resume (as the disc will stop spinning, prolonging the life of the player)
Somtime you need a latrine break!
sadly not all player have this function
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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DVDs did not have any of the features Blu-rays have including the use of Java for all the menus. Again which player do you own?
Yeah, and don't get me started on that nonsense. I love the PQ and AQ of Blu-Ray, but that's about it. Many of the things that they tried to change and "advance" over DVD are more of a hindrance than an improvement IMO.
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Yeah, and don't get me started on that nonsense. I love the PQ and AQ of Blu-Ray, but that's about it. Many of the things that they tried to change and "advance" over DVD are more of a hindrance than an improvement IMO.
I would agree with you for the most part. I loathed the changes when they first came out but I'm not bothered by it anymore. Especially since they at least started to offer the resume feature now without having to use the bookmark.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:13 PM   #13
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If I sit down to watch a movie it is to watch the movie & not to go do something in the middle for however long. If I have to pause the movie it is a few minuets to do what ever I need to do ( snack / restroom ). Streaming is not an option for me because I have spent far to much money on the HT to downgrade by watching Netflix

As for the previews ~ When I toss the disc in I am still getting ready & by the time they are over I am ready for the movie Life is to short to complain about that & there is a forward button on the remote
Funny, I sat down yesterday morning to watch The Hobbit and about 20 minutes in decided I wanted breakfast from Chic-fil-a so I hit pause and hopped in the car. I was gone for about 15 minutes and when I returned the movie was exactly where I had left it

I let the previews and such play while everything warms up.

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If I sit down to watch a movie it is to watch the movie & not to go do something in the middle for however long. If I have to pause the movie it is a few minuets to do what ever I need to do ( snack / restroom ). Streaming is not an option for me because I have spent far to much money on the HT to downgrade by watching Netflix

As for the previews ~ When I toss the disc in I am still getting ready & by the time they are over I am ready for the movie Life is to short to complain about that & there is a forward button on the remote
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By making it hard or impossible to just resume, the distributors are ensuring that you see the copyright, anti-piracy and adverts that they deem important for you to be familiar with. Just be happy that the copyright warnings aren't on screen long enough for you to actually read them. Then you would never get to see the actual movies.
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By making it hard or impossible to just resume, the distributors are ensuring that you see the copyright, anti-piracy and adverts that they deem important for you to be familiar with. Just be happy that the copyright warnings aren't on screen long enough for you to actually read them. Then you would never get to see the actual movies.
It's not hard or impossible to just resume. As I have stated more of the newer BDs that I have purchase will do a resume weeks after I have watched the movie. I usually stop somewhere during the credits and eject. I then will re-watch the movie at a later date and select yes when it asks if I want to resume. At this point once it starts playing you can just hit menu to start over and it will not re-play the trailers, just the warning before the movie starts. You just have to have a player that has built in memory or if the player does not you have to use a USB or SD card. It's really does work that easy.
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My ps3 will resume some titles and not others. What's up with that?
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:42 PM   #18
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It's all tied to the use of BD-Java. Once upon a time, the studios believed the various gimmicks and extra features would help sell Blu-ray to the masses. When that didn't pan out, its presence became a burden. The standard authoring tools now automatically force the use of BD-Java, which is why you can't resume more recent Blu-rays unless they have a BD-Java marker app built-in.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:50 PM   #19
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My ps3 will resume some titles and not others. What's up with that?
Been here since 2008 and don't know?

Resume play won't work because BD-J application in the disc disables the resume function. The Java software controls playback plus all the interactive content. When you hit stop, or turn off the player, the Java application on the disc reboots in the next playback. This results in resuming playback from the beginning of the disc. Some discs are authored to resume from stop.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:20 PM   #20
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I don't care if it resumes like most here I watch the entire movie in one sitting. Just curious
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