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doesn't work on my player,
This review is from: THX 1138 [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)i tried two copies of this disc and neither of them work on my player. i have a phillips bdp300/05
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Initial post: 11 Jan 2012 13:31:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jan 2012 13:32:15 GMT
Deloris VanCartier says:
I can confirm that the trick of using a USB stick to load up the disc does work (posted elsewhere on the internet). I tried it and managed to watch the movie like that. Basically, you have to stick a usb stick with at least 1GB memory in your player before you load the disc. Apparently, the extra memory is required to load the 'highly complex graphics' of the main menu. Well I can tell you this: the menu is nothing but a still image of the cover art with some buttons super imposed. So, I don't know how much of the theory is true - it did work however...
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2013 14:02:20 GMT
W. G. Farquhar says:
My experience is exactly the same, Dolores, except that an SD card resolved the issue with my blu-ray player although a USB stick did not.
I had this same issue with a Panasonic DMP-BDT120 Blu-ray player (the player stops shortly after showing a spinning disc icon after the Warner ident plays). A USB stick in either port (front or rear) of this player made no difference. However, after inserting a 2GB SD card (formatted under Windows to FAT16*) into the SD card slot of the player, the disc continued to load past the piracy warning and Warner Bros logo, and completed whatever is happening while the spinning disc icon displays. Now the menu screen appears, and the disc seems to work as would be expected. The movie plays properly.
Whatever the technical reason for this issue, it's obvious that this information should have been printed on the blu-ray cover. I wonder what testing, if any, was done before releasing this disc.
*Note that the SD card must be formatted to FAT (aka FAT16) only. I experimented with formatting the card to Fat32 and NTFS, but the disc only worked if FAT was chosen as the format type. If in doubt, use your blu-ray player to format the SD card (if the option exists in the player's menu system). As FAT16 can only format up to 2GB, don't waste your money or the space on any SD card larger than 2GB.
Warning to anyone who might not know: Formatting will erase anything that's already on the card (eg: photos if you took the card from a camera).
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