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Re: HD DVD/Blu-ray launching in the Phils.
« Reply #30 on: Jul 13, 2007 at 03:10 PM »
65k???   shucks!!  I will be more interested in the pricing of the Blu-ray titles....

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Re: HD DVD/Blu-ray launching in the Phils.
« Reply #31 on: Jul 13, 2007 at 08:24 PM »
Wow 65k for a player that will be obsolete when BD-J comes around last quarter 2007.  ;D

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Re: HD DVD/Blu-ray launching in the Phils.
« Reply #32 on: Jul 14, 2007 at 12:04 AM »
Yes I also saw the Sony BDP-S1E  player on sale now at P65,000!  :o It's the same model that was released in Europe & identical to the initial 1st generation launch in the USA in Jan 2006.

I would consider this an obsolete model na but selling it at such a sky high price in our local market...and no BD-J??  :-\

Cost now in Amazon is only $679.99 or about P32,600. Plus shipping would total to less than P40,000.  :-X

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Re: HD DVD/Blu-ray launching in the Phils.
« Reply #33 on: Jul 15, 2007 at 09:27 PM »
didn't they update the firmware so that it supports BD-J? but then that is moot considering the PS3 is half the price (and has better functionality).
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Re: HD DVD/Blu-ray launching in the Phils.
« Reply #34 on: Jul 16, 2007 at 08:08 AM »
BD-J is not just a firmware issue.  It's also a hardware issue.  You need two independent video streaming processors for interactive picture-in-picture capability - something HD DVD players have from day one.  No amount of firmware update will give you BD-J capability if there's no second video processor in the player.
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Re: HD DVD/Blu-ray launching in the Phils.
« Reply #35 on: Jul 16, 2007 at 08:16 AM »
BD-J is not just a firmware issue.  It's also a hardware issue.  You need two independent video streaming processors for interactive picture-in-picture capability - something HD DVD players have from day one.  No amount of firmware update will give you BD-J capability if there's no second video processor in the player.

oh, i see. i was under the impression that it was only software driven since both Pirates of the Caribbean movies had BD-J features and they both work on the BDP-S1E albeit it works pretty slow according to some owners. but now i know better.  :)
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Re: HD DVD/Blu-ray launching in the Phils.
« Reply #36 on: Jul 16, 2007 at 08:43 AM »
oh, i see. i was under the impression that it was only software driven since both Pirates of the Caribbean movies had BD-J features and they both work on the BDP-S1E albeit it works pretty slow according to some owners. but now i know better.  :)

Just to clear things up a bit about Blu-Ray Disc Java (BD-J): BD-J is a whole set of features like interactive menus and in-movie games, not just Picture-in-Picture (PiP).  While the PiP feature is not supported by current BD players, other BD-J features (like the game in Pirates of the Carribean) do work.  The PS3 also has the hardware for PiP and online features and just needs an update to enable it (should be by around October when the deadline for BD-J 1.1/PiP functionality arrives)

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Re: HD DVD/Blu-ray launching in the Phils.
« Reply #37 on: Jul 16, 2007 at 12:35 PM »
(should be by around October when the deadline for BD-J 1.1/PiP functionality arrives)

The BD-J 1.1 is what I was more interested with.  It essentially will render ALL BD players obsolete when this comes out in October.  And while the PS3 MIGHT be able to support it with a firmware upgrade, that remains to be seen.   ;D

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Re: HD DVD/Blu-ray launching in the Phils.
« Reply #38 on: Jul 25, 2007 at 07:20 PM »
Just saw at Astro Festival, Mall that they're now offering BD's on a per order basis, at P1,950.

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Re: HD DVD/Blu-ray launching in the Phils.
« Reply #39 on: Aug 01, 2007 at 08:03 AM »
Astrovision at Festival Mall is selling BD BY ORDER.  They do not have stock in the store,  But at least it is getting closer in the marketplace.
 

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Re: HD DVD/Blu-ray launching in the Phils.
« Reply #40 on: Aug 01, 2007 at 09:33 PM »
called up astrovision main office, sabi nila Astro Podium or was it powerplant (hehe i forgot) have BD stocks on sale