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Just had another one go dead on me. Tried cleaning it out, but it refuses to find a BluRay disk, and well, that was the main purpose of buying it. :blink:

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I've lost track of this sort of thing.

Is BluRay the new standard, a parallel better but more expensive product to standard DVDs, or a possible Videodisc / Betamax?

Either way despite my limited understanding I know that the player should be working.

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For a thrifty HPC'er an excellent Blu-ray player can be found built in to the Playstation 3.

It upscales normal dvd's too and you can buy a playstation remote control for peanuts.

These are virtually being given away now that the PS4 is out.

Bonus is you get to play games and free online gaming / web browser all in one and looks smart under your TV!!!

Get a second hand one from gumtree etc and you will probably get a raft of games with it.

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Sony "retired" my current one after ~2 years by removing iPlayer. they obviously see it as a disposable item.

Well, your ukuleles with still be going. Can I tempt you with a larger instrument, with two more strings? :unsure:

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It might be as simple as a pot twiddle? :blink::blink: Might take the lid off again.

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Sony "retired" my current one after ~2 years by removing iPlayer. they obviously see it as a disposable item.

Me too. Would only now consider a Samsung smart BluRay device.

Or a laptop/ brix thingy, with a blu ray drive is probably the most future proofed way to go.

I run KODI through it too. All bases covered.

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I've just bought my third since 2010.

First one was a Samsung that was on sale in ASDA for £50. Stopped playing DVDs after about 18 months but still plays Blurays so it's installed in my man-cave.

Next was a Panasonic I got for 79 quid which gave up playing Blurays about a month ago - but still plays DVDs. Shame it's died as it had good "smart" features.

Just got a very compact Sony with some smart features for £55 at ASDA - slighlty clunky interface just like their tellies but seems very good so far. For the price I suppose I'll be pleased if it lasts two years.

They certainly aren't made to last though, even the well-known and respected brands. It just the modern way I suppose...

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Bought a TV and cheapo LG DVD player in 2010, player is not a Blu-Ray one. I'll get a bluray one when it dies, seems like I should not have long to wait but it doesn't get used a lot. Nearly 5 years from a 50 quid machine is not so common it seems. I'll manage to collect my refunded Richer Sounds 5 year 'supercare' premium on the TV in a few months time.

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I still have the video player I bought in 1994!

Although these days I have nothing to plug it into being TV and licence free.

I threw out my vcr before I moved, earlier in the year.

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The old DVD only players seemed really solid. These BluRay ones seem flaky. Sometimes cleaning the laser lenses with IPA on a cotton bud will fix it. I think I will be getting a new one. Both the ones here seem to have gone dud, and they weren't £50 Tesco ones.

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Just had another one go dead on me. Tried cleaning it out, but it refuses to find a BluRay disk, and well, that was the main purpose of buying it. :blink:

They don't find the disks - that is your responsibility. Try tidying up.

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To be fair, the players have had a right hammering, as I don't watch much broadcast TV. I've tried the software update, lens cleaning, and twiddling the little pot marked B (For BluRay I guess). Time for a new one. I'll make sure I'll get the multi region chip, as many of my films are foreign.

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To be fair, the players have had a right hammering, as I don't watch much broadcast TV. I've tried the software update, lens cleaning, and twiddling the little pot marked B (For BluRay I guess). Time for a new one. I'll make sure I'll get the multi region chip, as many of my films are foreign.

Oh yes? ;)

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Oh yes? ;)

Art Frank! :blink::D Seriously, if you have an obscure film in mind, the USA is the place, it will still be available there.

Bought the BluRay of "Dark City" from Canada for $8. In the UK they wanted £32 for it. Of course I now need a multi region player to see it. In fact I now have a no region player. :wacko:. But I'll bet you were thinking of "German" films? :blink:

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Art Frank! :blink::D Seriously, if you have an obscure film in mind, the USA is the place, it will still be available there.

Bought the BluRay of "Dark City" from Canada for $8. In the UK they wanted £32 for it. Of course I now need a multi region player to see it. In fact I now have a no region player. :wacko:. But I'll bet you were thinking of "German" films? :blink:

It's not porn - it's art! :D

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It's not porn - it's art! :D

No the German ones are definitely porn. :mellow:

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No the German ones are definitely porn. :mellow:

:lol:

I remember watching the Ch 4 late night foreign films on the offchance that sitting through 2 hours of subtitles for Therese Raquin might result in a ten second flash.

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:lol:

I remember watching the Ch 4 late night foreign films on the offchance that sitting through 2 hours of subtitles for Therese Raquin might result in a ten second flash.

Not the German films my mate Big Kevin has. You would not believe their ingenuity with bodily waste, and gas masks. :huh:

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I've ordered another player. Panasonic this time, as I have always found their stuff good. Exciting day tomorrow. :blink:

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