Monday, January 8th 2007

'The Descent' Blu-ray disk only playable on PS3

People who bought "The Descent" on Blu-ray hoping for a high-definition movie experience were sorely disappointed if they had a standard Blu-ray drive. While PS3 users watched away, people who had spent hundreds of dollars more on a standard Blu-ray drive could only stare at a blank screen. The problem has to do with the way Lions Gate Entertainment encrypted the Blu-ray. Lions Gate Entertainment used BD-Java technology, which is not compatible with any Sony or Pioneer stand-alone Blu-ray player. Sony is expected to patch the problem early this year.Source: 1Up
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9 Comments on 'The Descent' Blu-ray disk only playable on PS3

#1
jocksteeluk
you just gotta love that, HD dvd ftw!!!
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#2
Benpi
by: jocksteeluk
you just gotta love that, HD dvd ftw!!!
WOOT:toast:

-How are they going to patch hardware that's not connected to the internet?
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#3
Thermopylae_480
Yeah, HD will when, because it's cheaper. You think Sony would have learned from the old Beta tapes. I would rather see Blu-ray win, I think it's superior, but they just haven't balanced price with quality. Most people would rather get a product which is very similar in quality for less money. If the investment was more equal, I think Blu-ray would have a fighting chance.

On a side note, I hear Descent was actually a reasonably good horror film :) . I'll have to catch it sometime, on DVD of course :( .
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Lazzer408
by: Thermopylae_480
Yeah, HD will when, because it's cheaper. You think Sony would have learned from the old Beta tapes. I would rather see Blu-ray win, I think it's superior, but they just haven't balanced price with quality. Most people would rather get a product which is very similar in quality for less money. If the investment was more equal, I think Blu-ray would have a fighting chance.

On a side note, I hear Descent was actually a reasonably good horror film :) . I'll have to catch it sometime, on DVD of course :( .
It sucked imo
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#5
Casheti
In other words Lions Gate Entertainment are retards.
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Another hit for Sony. HD DVD all the way.
#7
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
the people at sony are a bunch of retards. that company is too big and bloated.
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#8
noneed4me2
i thought Descent was pretty good, sorta like the old B horror movies from times past. I am probably going to get a PS3 just for the games and my kids, but I would not by a standalone player till the format war is settled.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
ROFL! this is just too funny. too funny indeed.
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