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Old 26 May 2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Does dvds play on a blu ray player?

My friend want to buy one blu ray player, but he still has a collection of dvds, he is afraid those dvds can not be played on a blu ray player. Does he need to worry about that question?
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Old 26 May 2010, 05:49 PM   #2
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Default Who is good at the average price of blu ray?

Does anyone knows the average price about blu ray discs and blu ray players in the market now?
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Old 26 May 2010, 05:54 PM   #3
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Default DVD or Blu ray player ,which do you want?

VCD is totally replaced by DVDs, and will DVD be replaced by Blu ray, it is hard to get a conclution here.
By the way, DVD and Blu ray player ,which do you want? Please consider your real need and the price factor.
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Old 26 May 2010, 07:59 PM   #4
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Merged your threads into a single one. To answer your questions:

1. Yes, all Blu-ray players play DVDs.

2. Assuming you're talking about the US market, Blu-ray movies are around $15-$25 for new release (on Amazon), $10-15 for older releases. Blu-ray players vary, but below $150 for a basic standalone player, and around $250 for one with more features like Wi-Fi media streaming.

3. You can get a DVD player for under $50 at more stores, so Blu-ray players are still a bit more expensive right now, but give it until the end of the year for further price drops, and I can see stores stop selling DVD players altogether because Blu-ray ones are only a tiny bit more expensive (and since they all play DVDs, it means stores can stock fewer items).
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Old 27 May 2010, 01:29 AM   #5
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In many case you will have a better picture quality even from dvds played on a blu-ray player because the scaler in most dvd players is poor/not existent

only dvd player in rather higher price ranges provide a similar picture but they may easily cost the same as you will have to spent on a BD player
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Old 27 May 2010, 07:22 AM   #6
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I don't think DVD will go away for quite awhile. You can still get VCRs and audio cassette decks and blank tape cartridges. Plus outfits like Divx are doing "Divx Plus" which is MKV format video. A DVD5 with an .mkv on it should look pretty good on videos 2 hours or less.

The thing I see the need for is cheap horsepower. I can compress a 20 GB .mkv down to 4 or 5 GB that still looks damn good. I just don't want to spend 12 hours doing it. We need PCs with dual OctoCore CPUs for $500 with BluRay burners standard!!
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you know.. for the longest time i used my blu ray player to play dvds.. and dvds only.
we bought our first blu ray movie around 5 months after we purchased our player haha
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Old 7 May 2012, 07:18 AM   #8
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Yes, a blu-ray player will play DVD. I also agree with the admin that soon DVD players will not be sold. Many people think they still will since vcr is still sold. But the difference is a video tape couldnt be played on a CD player so they was still a purpose of selling VCR since so many people had video tape collections. But a DVD CD can be played on a blu ray so there would not be much of a point in still producing DVD. Completely different from VRC to DVD situation
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Old 12 Jun 2012, 11:02 AM   #9
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I have a big problem:
I won a gift Bluray Disc DVD Player Mod BDP-S570/BX57 Sony, this player came from the U.S., where the area code is 1, but I live in Brazil and the area code is 4, therefore does not play DVDs
I would like information on how to unlock this device, Sony Brazil do not do this release, do not find that communicate to it.
Wonder: What can you help me?
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Old 12 Jun 2012, 12:15 PM   #10
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There's this tip listed here:

Sony BDP-S570 region code - VideoHelp.com

But not only do you need to buy a special type of universal remote, apparently, it may not work on the US version of the model (although some say it works).
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I have a big problem:
I won a gift Bluray Disc DVD Player Mod BDP-S570/BX57 Sony, this player came from the U.S., where the area code is 1, but I live in Brazil and the area code is 4, therefore does not play DVDs
I would like information on how to unlock this device, Sony Brazil do not do this release, do not find that communicate to it.
Wonder: What can you help me?
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If the remote hack Admin mentioned doesn't work you may find another approach is to use a set top box that plays files off a network connection or a USB drive. My Western Digital set top box hooks to a USB drive. It doesn't care about region codes and plays .m2ts .mp4 .mkv dvd .iso images... does everything pretty well. The subtitle support is limited. But there may be other better set top boxes around. My WD is first generation. The new ones may have more features such as automatic DTS downmix to stereo etc..
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All blue ray players can play DVD and the quality is even better then the DVD player.
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A blue-ray player can also play dvd, you don't need to worry about it.
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Approximately all blu-ray player can play dvd format, so don't worry about that.
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