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    Avatar Blu-Ray

    Just picked mine up this morning (the dual pack with a DVD included), got to work, whacked it in my PC, fired up TotalMedia Theater 3 and....hmmmmm. A hellishly pixellated picture. Apparently the Blu-Ray version uses new encryption which means that even AnyDVD HD has not updated itself yet
    This also applies to hardware based players as well. It seems teh studios wanted to keep this release close to their chests, but now many consumers are fuming becasue they can't even play the thing. Bah, looks like I'll just have to wait a few more hours until the patches and updates appear.

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    cant you play with VLC player ?

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    Crap film, should really have asked for my money back at the cinema when I watched it. Over rated 3D tripe.

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    My copy landed last Friday

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    Got mine on Friday, watched through PS3, amazing quality, and a great film! Definitely worth the purchase

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    Now you just need to spend 3000 on a 3D-TV, 1000 on a 3D Blu-Ray player and a couple of hundred on some spare 3D glasses and you can full asleep watching it the way the director intended

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    I'll bet your Aldi Blu Ray player works just fine too!

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    If that new encryption is aimed at copy protection it probably wont work.

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    I've got the DVD version and it is almost unwatchable on my 50" plasma, because it's so pixelated.
    The whole film is ruined it looks so bad, the **ahem** version I downloaded looks better!

    I think this is deliberate so that they can sell blu-ray players and discs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    If that new encryption is aimed at copy protection it probably wont work.
    There were HD versions of the film on various torrent websites over the weekend, so it looks like the copy protection was pointless.

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    Well, TotalMedia Theater 3 has a publicly available beta patch I finally found (late) last night which works fine, and as regards to the excryption the last line of this article here speaks volumes:

    Avatar smashes Blu-ray sales records, has some owners ready to smash incompatible players -- Engadget HD

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight View Post
    I've got the DVD version and it is almost unwatchable on my 50" plasma, because it's so pixelated.
    The whole film is ruined it looks so bad, the **ahem** version I downloaded looks better!

    I think this is deliberate so that they can sell blu-ray players and discs!
    I watched the DVD version upscaled to 1080p last night and was quite shocked at how lousy the image quality was. Once I'd patched my media PC and had a quick look on Blu-Ray (it was very late so I couldn't sit through it) I was shocked. The Blu-Ray version is stunningly good as regards to picture\sound quality, but it seem the DVD version seems 'hobbled'. My other DVD's when upscaled look, on the whole, far superior. I wonder if this is going to be for Blu-Ray what The Matrix was for DVD i.e. sell bucket loads of machines just so people can watch the film in a far superior format?

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    I'll wait for the VHS release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    I'll wait for the VHS release.
    You are possibly the most patiant man on the planet!

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