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#451 kayne2000

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:05 PM

well ive already had one ps3 die on me so....and 3 360s so i am a bit paranoid about that.

but the wii....its been dropped while saving, fallen over in smash bros matches(once 20 times in a minute dont ask i really dont know), looks extremely beat up, has overheated on me quite a few times, have the vents on it completely blocked and on carpet...but as long as i unplug it as opposed to just turning it off the damn thing still works.(launch day wii at that)

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some of the wii abuse ok ALOT of the wii abuse was my old roommates loved smash brothers....i should never of let them use it cause the wii looks like hell now.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:00 PM

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#453 whippleman

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:48 PM

Lol Slysoft's program Anydvd has a 21 day free trial and will on the fly spoof region code. It will also remove protections so you could make yourself a region free copy with extras and everything intact.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:02 PM

If you have a BD drive on your PC then I believe there are certainl playback programs that allow you to easily switch regions, no ripping needed. I think this might require some sort of workaround to get unlimited region switches so it doesn't lock you into one region after a certain number of switches.

edit: Just use the program BDRegionTray.exe with a program like TotalMedia Theatre and you're good to go

#455 kayne2000

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:28 PM

i dont know about ripping blu rays i havent tried it(i may try it now that people mention it) but playing actual blu ray disc movies on a PC is a complete and total royal pain in the ass. there is no simple blu ray player for it. unless its changed in the past year and a half. and even then the disc might skip a lot but work perfectly in a ps3.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:18 AM

I wouldn't fret this too much. If the price is reasonable get the anime, but otherwise wait for Funimation to pick it up. I'm sure the popular series will transfer over (Code Geass, Gundam 00, etc) and they'll likely be cheaper (well if Funi gets them).

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:00 AM

I wouldn't fret this too much. If the price is reasonable get the anime, but otherwise wait for Funimation to pick it up. I'm sure the popular series will transfer over (Code Geass, Gundam 00, etc) and they'll likely be cheaper (well if Funi gets them).


God knows how long that will take though judging by how long it took them to get the geneon titles out.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:36 AM

Generally speaking, a couple or so years.

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#459 kayne2000

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:45 AM

well funimation has to actually acquire the licenses to said shows and what they acquire is well a completely random crapshoot.

#460 kayne2000

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:08 AM

so question....i bought one of those insignia blu ray players it arrived....however i cant figure out does the player not save the disc place??? is there a way to make it do that???

seems like a pretty standard feature to be excluded.

#461 Richard Kain

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:30 PM

so question....i bought one of those insignia blu ray players it arrived....however i cant figure out does the player not save the disc place??? is there a way to make it do that???

seems like a pretty standard feature to be excluded.


With Blu-Ray, the last played position is not a standard for the player. That functionality has to be programmed into the menu of the Blu-Ray discs themselves. So if the Blu-Ray disc you are playing doesn't take advantage of that feature, you won't be able to start over from your last played position.

Some Blu-Ray producers make sure to code their discs for this, and some never bother. It's very hit-and-miss. This is a consequence of the standards for Blu-Rays allowing for a greater degree of programming freedom for the producers. The much more limited nature of DVD production standards made it possible for every DVD player to retain the current played position and settings. With Blu-Ray its more of a case-by-case basis, and some Blu-Ray producers just don't care as much about the quality of their products.

#462 kayne2000

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:18 PM

wait so does the blu ray player have to have it or the blu ray disc? im guessing you mean player but i got confused by your statement. you say its not a standard for blu ray players but then it has to be built into the disc???

With Blu-Ray, the last played position is not a standard for the player. That functionality has to be programmed into the menu of the Blu-Ray discs themselves. So if the Blu-Ray disc you are playing doesn't take advantage of that feature,


well such a shame i am all for more freedom in producing stuff but it really seems like such a basic standard feature to be omitted. i honestly never thought of checking on that oh well all i wanted a cheap region free blu ray player and thats what i got...well ill know for certain when my two region free blu rays arrive in the next week or so. i thought one would be here today....but the menu popped up just fine so looking good.

i will say this the upscaling and quality of blu rays seems to be quite a bit better than the ps3 could do.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:31 AM

He said it entirely depends on the disc, and some random anime Blu-ray isn't exactly going to be feature-packed.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:15 AM

So I totally found two brand new copies of Gundam 00 Season 2 yesterday. I got one for myself but now I'm seeing a TIV of over $100 on Amazon for a copy... something tells me I should go back and get the other one.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:38 AM

So I totally found two brand new copies of Gundam 00 Season 2 yesterday. I got one for myself but now I'm seeing a TIV of over $100 on Amazon for a copy... something tells me I should go back and get the other one.


Lucky. Wish Bandai would make more before the Nov. 30th Deadline.

#466 kayne2000

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:27 AM

He said it entirely depends on the disc, and some random anime Blu-ray isn't exactly going to be feature-packed.


well this is why i asked because any disc ive ever tossed at the ps3 will save its place and that was the first time i had heard it depends on the disc

#467 Richard Kain

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:03 PM

well this is why i asked because any disc ive ever tossed at the ps3 will save its place and that was the first time i had heard it depends on the disc


With DVDs, this feature was universal. No matter what DVD you throw in a player like the PS3, it will just automatically resume wherever it left off.

With Blu-Rays, this is not the case. If you try to resume a Blu-Ray, it will either throw up a prompt, and ask you if you would like to resume from your previous position, or it will just automatically kick you straight to the opening menu.

If you are watching, you will notice that the prompt they throw up is always specific to the disc in question. It will usually have disc-specific artwork or fonts. This is because the disc producers are given control over what happens when you try to resume a disc. The lazier producers will just kick you to the menu, while the more detail-oriented producers will give you the option of resuming playback from the previous position. With DVDs, the producers didn't have this option. With that format all discs would just resume automatically.

#468 kayne2000

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:19 PM

well the insignia wont even resume dvds so does the player then have something to do with it also?

and ive never seen that prompt for blu ray discs odd. i will now have to look for that cause now i am curious

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

CAG's, Eureka Complete collection 2 is back in stock at Amazon, albeit at a steep price of about $44.

I jumped on it.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:38 PM

CAG's, Eureka Complete collection 2 is back in stock at Amazon, albeit at a steep price of about $44.

I jumped on it.


At this point, it's worth it.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:37 AM

Ugh why does that list not get smaller?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:21 AM

Hoping Bandai is just saving stock for one last massive shipment because hell even Escaflowne is backordered now.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

My copy of Outlaw Star shipped from Rightstuf yesterday, and I got my copies of G Gundam boxset 1&2. Once I get more disposable income next month, I'm gonna try and buy the last sets that I want (while trying to save as much as I can for Black Friday lol)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:24 PM

My copy of Outlaw Star shipped from Rightstuf yesterday, and I got my copies of G Gundam boxset 1&2. Once I get more disposable income next month, I'm gonna try and buy the last sets that I want (while trying to save as much as I can for Black Friday lol)


Thats my plan too cause I am also waiting for Birthday Money to get more Bandai Series (G Gundam, Code Geass, Gundam Wing, Eureka Seven, Gurren Lagann, Gundam 00, and The Big O) before the OOP Wave drowns us all.

#475 ssjChris

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

So does Bandai replace discs? I'm currently watching the 2nd complete collection of Eureka Seven and I'm getting close to the end. The 3rd disc in the set starts to skip near the end of the DVD and I lost probably two minutes of one episode due to my PS3 automatically going to the next chapter (since it couldn't read it, I had to scan back until it got close to unreadable part again). One of discs from that same set was also scratched up a bit as well. Odd because my 1st complete collection had no issues.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:07 PM

So does Bandai replace discs? I'm currently watching the 2nd complete collection of Eureka Seven and I'm getting close to the end. The 3rd disc in the set starts to skip near the end of the DVD and I lost probably two minutes of one episode due to my PS3 automatically going to the next chapter (since it couldn't read it, I had to scan back until it got close to unreadable part again). One of discs from that same set was also scratched up a bit as well. Odd because my 1st complete collection had no issues.


They used to. You could go on their site and fill out a form to get a replacement. Usually ended up with a leftover packin from another series (such as a pencil board or figure) as a freebie. Head over to the help section on Bandai's site and check.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

I placed a massive order from rightstuf to get all the bandai things I wanted.

Gurren Lagann complete
Code Geass Season 2
Eureka Seven complete collection 1 and 2
Eureka Seven movie
G Gundam collection 1 and 2
Gundam 08th MS team
Banner of the stars I and II
Planetes

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:19 PM

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

HOLY CRAP, thanks for reminding me of that one. Gonna have to contact RS now.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:20 PM

I haven't had the money to pick up much, but I have picked up Gurren Lagann, Code Geass 1 & R2, and outlaw star perfect collection. I picked up outlaw star used at half price books for $29.