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

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    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.

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    you just gotta love that, HD dvd ftw!!!
     
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    WOOT:toast:

    -How are they going to patch hardware that's not connected to the internet?
     
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    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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    It sucked imo
     
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    In other words Lions Gate Entertainment are retards.
     
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    Another hit for Sony. HD DVD all the way.
     
  8. Easy Rhino

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    the people at sony are a bunch of retards. that company is too big and bloated.
     
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    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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    ROFL! this is just too funny. too funny indeed.
     

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