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Power supply requirements for external blu-ray drive

I have an external Blu-Ray drive very similar to this one (I think it's the same, but I'm not 100% sure), and I'm trying to figure out what voltage it needs from an external power supply. [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Sep 14, 2014 - 3 answers

Blu-ray software for Mac

I'm looking for software to read Blu-ray discs on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by nickthetourist on Jun 4, 2014 - 7 answers

Need some new nature documentaries.

I love nature documentaries (good ones), but I'm all out and need some recommendations. More inside for what I like, and what I've seen. [more inside]
posted by smoke on Sep 29, 2013 - 12 answers

I want to buy a PS3. I think?

How much will PlayStation 3s come down in price after the PlayStation 4 comes out? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Aug 23, 2013 - 16 answers

Making a WiFi network with my iMac?

I am trying to connect my iMac to my Blu-Ray player and laptop via Wifi, but I’m lost in the wilderness. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 30, 2013 - 11 answers

How to fix the LOUD and the quiet on my TV?

When I watch a movie on my TV, the audio is very LOUD and the dialogue is often quiet. I have to turn up the volume--way up--to hear dialogue and then BAM! An action scene with lots of explosions and heavy music forces me to turn it way down. The constant switching drives me nuts! [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 30, 2013 - 9 answers

Where to make Blu-Ray DVD copies in New York City?

I don't have a Blu-Ray DVD burner at home, but need to make 1-2 copies of a non-commercial disc. I thought a Fedex Kinko's or the like would work, but apparently Blu-Ray DVD drives are not as common as I thought they'd be. [more inside]
posted by war wrath of wraith on Mar 26, 2013 - 1 answer

Is there a Mac application available to convert .mp4 files to AVCHD?

Is there a Mac application available to convert .mp4 files to AVCHD format? I'm trying to load videos on a USB stick to play on my blu-ray player. It is a Panasonic DMP-BD65. I seem to be running into the problem discussed in this thread, but the conversion software listed does not appear to have a Mac version and I can't seem to Google up a mac converter to do the same thing. Is there any way for me to make this happen?
posted by Drinky Die on Feb 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Home Media Nightmare?

I'd like to play blu-ray discs and stream Netflix. It shouldn't be this hard. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 18, 2013 - 13 answers

Basic DVD/Blu-ray player?

Looking for a basic DVD + Blu-Ray player with HDMI. Doesn't need any kind of network streaming (TV and other devices handle that already). Ideally under $100. Am okay with buying used off craigslist or something if the model is known to be pretty reliable. Suggestions?
posted by curious nu on Jan 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Reliable blu-ray playback: stand-alone player or commercial software

How can I easily and reliably play Blu-Ray discs now and in the future? I have a HTPC, but the software bundled with the blu-ray drive is old, and a new version is around the sales price ofr a decent-looking stand-alone blu-ray player. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 16, 2012 - 8 answers

A Blu-ray player that can make friends with my iMac

Help me find a (cheap!) Blu-ray player. I have an iMac, and want to stream video from my computer to the player to the TV... [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Oct 18, 2012 - 9 answers

I Want my HBO ... on my Blu Ray

I subscribe to HBO. Why the heck can't I get it on my Blu-Ray? Is there some other way to get it on my TV (besides going to the actual channel)? [more inside]
posted by Leezie on Sep 28, 2012 - 13 answers

Great Blu Ray titles only available in the US?

Great Blu Ray or DVD titles (or special editions) only available in the US or titles that are considerably cheaper in the USA? Looking to add to my collection while traveling. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jul 24, 2012 - 3 answers

She just wants to watch her stories.

What is the best way for my sister to watch Netflix given her old TV setup? [more inside]
posted by zinon on Jul 21, 2012 - 15 answers

How often do the major film studios release classic movies on blu-ray?

How often do the major film studios release classic movies on blu-ray? Do any of them (Warner, 20th Century, Paramount, etc.) have a releasing schedules or even just noticeable patterns that would help know when my favorites (film noir, golden era Hollywood classics, etc.) might be available in HD?
posted by dr handsome on Apr 26, 2012 - 4 answers

BluRay movies with iTunes download included

Is there a way to find out which Blu-Ray movies include iTunes digital copy? [more inside]
posted by ridogi on Mar 21, 2012 - 0 answers

Drive / Fast & Furious 5 Movie Night

Double-feature movie night running order quandary - Fast 5 and Drive [more inside]
posted by Hugobaron on Feb 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Why does my LG BD560 Blu-Ray player play DVDs but refuses to play Blu-Ray discs?

Why does my LG BD560 Blu-Ray player play DVDs but refuses to play Blu-Ray discs? Any possible solutions? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Dec 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Most forgiving blu-ray/media player?

My Blu-Ray player will play AVI, MKV & other video files but it is a little too finicky about which ones it will accept. Is there a more liberal, tolerant, and accepting player on the market? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Dec 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Discuss together, watch alone.

I *just* finished watching the series finale of ABC's "Lost", and I would like to know what still needs solving. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Oct 24, 2011 - 18 answers

What's on the the 91 minutes of spoofs on the new Star Wars Blu-rays?

What are the spoofs on the Star Wars Blu-rays? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Oct 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Ripping Blu-Ray discs on os x.

A few Blu Ray questions, one external drives for a mac, one on ripping on a Mac, and one of buying discs online/in Toronto... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Why are old films supposed to be better on new formats?

I'm aware that re-releases of old films (eg, from the 70s, Star Wars I'm looking at you) are common as and when new formats become available, but what is the logic in this other than commercial? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Sep 19, 2011 - 22 answers

Advice for playing Blu-Ray discs

I need advice for playing Blu-Ray discs on a Mac (or on Win XP). [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Sep 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Whyfore you play your fiddle, Nero? Burn my Blu-rays!

What's the best Blu-ray burning software out there? [more inside]
posted by CarlRossi on Apr 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me buy a TV

Help me buy a TV and a Blu Ray player [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Apr 5, 2011 - 14 answers

Absolute Sandman

Absolute Editions - worth it? [more inside]
posted by tumid dahlia on Mar 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Do they actually *make* Blu-ray carousels?

My beloved CD/DVD player (a five-disc carousel model) conked out last night after eight years of faithful service. I'd like to get one with much the same functionality to replace it, but apparently things have changed drastically in the home video market since 2003. Who knew? Help me figure out what kind of machine I need to buy. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Feb 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Does a monitor have to have an HDMI input in order to display commercial Blu-Ray films?

Are HDMI cables a requirement for watching commercial Blu-Ray movies? If I put a Blu-Ray drive in my computer, will I be able to watch Blu-Ray movies on a monitor that is hooked up via some non-HDMI cable? (DVI, VGA, whatever) [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 27, 2011 - 13 answers

Recommendations for an upscaling DVD player that will show 4:3 correctly?

I need an upscaling DVD player that displays 4:3 content correctly. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jan 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Recreating Le Diatope at home

Multi-channel audio for music, not movies. Please help me listen to multi-channel mixes of classic avant garde electronic music like Xenakis and Subotnick which come in 24-bit and DTS / Dolby 5.1. I am completely ignorant of "home theatre" surround sound. I would probably be pleased to own a budget Blu-ray player or maybe something more pricy that "does it all" and produces good quality Red Book CD audio as well. I have also read about Dolby Headphone. I am in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Nov 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me design a home entertainment system!

How do I choose the elements of a home entertainment system? I'm probably not a snowflake... [more inside]
posted by autocol on Nov 5, 2010 - 10 answers

HDMI CEC in the real world

HDMI CEC in the real world: I've got a new Samsung LED TV, which has got a number of DVD-like control buttons on the remote (play, pause, rewind etc). I'd like to use these to control a Blu-ray player when I buy one, but can I buy any (recent) player and be confident that the TV and player will work together (via HDMI Consumer Electronics Control) as advertised? Do they all play nice together in practice?
posted by Harald74 on Aug 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Heterogenous display (HDCP and non?)

Dual monitor issue -- can't mix HDCP-compliant and non-HDCP-compliant displays when the desktop has Blu-Ray capacity? [more inside]
posted by MattD on Jul 25, 2010 - 4 answers

HDTV+Blu Ray=strange quality

Just purchased Samsung 1080P and Blu Ray system for a friend's birthday, but what's up with the picture quality? It turns familiar movies into what I can only describe as hi-res videos. All the "atmosphere" has been sucked out. I'm familiar with my 720P and standard DVD and it seems to be more "film" like. I've done all the adjustments that Sumsung offers, e.g. reduce contrast...still no good. Do I just get used to it?
posted by donp17 on Jun 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Playstation 3 - Which to console buy?

Playstation 3 - Which to console buy? Some many versions, so little clarity... [more inside]
posted by Argyle on Jun 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me build my perfect home media machine.

Help me build my perfect home media machine. It must play blu-ray discs, browse the web, and stream HD video from internet sources. I have no interest in video games, and little interest in cable TV. Is this something I can buy? If this is something I must build myself, what kind of computing muscle will I need? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on May 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Should I wait for Blu-ray TV show releases?

Will TV shows come out on Blu-ray? Which ones should I wait for, which shouldn't I? [more inside]
posted by battlebison on Apr 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me spend my hard earned

Blu Ray player and PVR/DVR recommendation [more inside]
posted by dmt on Mar 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me go wireless

Click here for some (probably) very basic wireless home networking questions! [more inside]
posted by missuswayne on Mar 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Is it time to upgrade to blu-ray?

My upconverting Toshiba SD-6100 has died. I need to replace it, but am on the fence about whether to buy another upconverting DVD player or whether to finally upgrade to blu-ray. [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on Feb 16, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I make Blu-Ray work on a standard computer?

Going to buy a new computer and connect it to already-owned surround speakers and HD monitor. I want to be able to play Blu-Rays with nice HD sound if possible. I'm an HD, HDMI, Blu-Ray and recent-PC-hardware virgin, and will need to be led through this like I'm a kid. [more inside]
posted by paperpete on Feb 2, 2010 - 8 answers

DVD-Rs won't play on my Sony Blu Ray player.

Is there a way to get movies that I have on DVD-R to play on my Sony Blu Ray player (Model number: BDP-N460)? For some reason, the player is not recognizing that I have a movie on the disc. My old DVD player would play them with no problems.
posted by NoMich on Jan 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Surround Serious Ears With Sound

AudiophileFilter: Building a 7.1 monitoring system in a seminar room, for very discerning listeners. My question is mostly about powered monitor speakers, and it's long. [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Jan 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me digitize my Will Ferrell cinema collection.

I have a LOT of DVDs, and I want the movies, but not the physical DVDs. What do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Dec 6, 2009 - 19 answers

Why does anyone buy a PS3, anyway?

OK, we got a PS3. Now what? [more inside]
posted by explosion on Dec 4, 2009 - 51 answers

Help me find a region free blu ray player.

Help me find a (US market) Blu-Ray player that can be converted to play dvds from any region. [more inside]
posted by digividal on Dec 2, 2009 - 18 answers

Which are the best movies to get on Blu-Ray?

Which are the best movies to get on Blu-Ray? [more inside]
posted by bent back tulips on Sep 16, 2009 - 26 answers

Budget home theater

Help me design a budget HD home theater. [more inside]
posted by bove on Sep 9, 2009 - 17 answers

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