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Initial post: Jan 22, 2008 1:47:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 22, 2008 1:51:18 PM PST
Is anybody else having trouble playing certain blu ray movies on their PS3? If so what titles? I'm having trouble with a movie. Is it my player? I have the firmware updated.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2008 1:50:13 PM PST
Mouse says:
While I don't have Jenna Haze (Never even heard of it), all my Blu-ray movies (27 now) play perfectly on my 80 gig PS3.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2008 2:05:59 PM PST
SandmanVI says:
Yeah, could you name ANY specific titles? PS3 has a better track record than any other blu-ray player in this regard.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2008 5:11:30 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2008 5:21:59 PM PST
40 gig latest firmware no problems with 22 of my own and 15 or so netflix rentals

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2008 9:03:04 PM PST
got 101 Blu Ray Movies none what so ever problems on PS3, a few would lockup or take forever to load up on Sony BDP301- it is crap, stay with the PS3, best trouble free blu ray player. I have heard that Planet Earth has problems on any blu ray player, my brother tried all 5 Discs on his 80gig PS3, all of them would either not play or would lockup, I have never tried this Blu ray as I allready owned a trouble free version on HD DVD, sorry.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2008 10:16:38 PM PST
DrZ says:
I own some movies and I rent majority from Netflix and the only problem I had was when a disk was visibly cracked. One with a minor side crack I managed to watch (was getting stuck on one scene and once I skipped to 15 seconds after, everything was OK), and for a few others with a visible crack I had to obtain a replacement (I don't know what our post office did with these, but it doesn't look like they were handling them friendly). Other than that, I never had a single problem with a movie, particularly with ones I own. My 18 month old daughter sometimes takes a disk with a movie out of PS3 and gets it all messy with sticky and greasy fingers before we catch her, but once I wipe it with a cloth it's as good as new.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2008 7:19:55 AM PST
SandmanVI says:
" have heard that Planet Earth has problems on any blu ray player"

I own PE on blu and it has no problems on my 60GB or 40GB. I have never heard of the widespread issue you cite ("I have heard that Planet Earth has problems on any blu ray player"). The only issue PE has is that it's a pretty weak transfer on both HD DVD and blu. Beautiful product but poorly executed in HD.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2008 5:38:05 PM PST
Michael says:
I recently purchased a copy of Apocalypto that is unplayable in my PS3. I plan to return it soon for another copy in hopes that it is just the individual disc , however, and not an issue with the movie itself.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2008 1:44:42 PM PST
Samuel King says:
Jenna Haze is a porn star. She has a blu-ray title out. She actually appears in Superbad.... also on Blu-ray.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2008 2:32:58 PM PST
Mouse says:
lol oh so the secret is out of who (not what) Jenna Haze is so our original poster edits their post. Sorry, Carl, I don't watch adult movies on my PS3 so I can't help ya out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2008 2:35:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 24, 2008 2:36:26 PM PST
Ex-Pat Brit says:
I also own PE on Blu-ray and each one of the discs plays perfectly on my PS3 80 gb. Not a single problem with any Blu-ray or standard def. DVD that I've loaded into the player yet (70-80 so far)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2008 4:56:43 AM PST
My friend has a 60GB PS3 and he just told me today he had problems playing the Ratatouille DVD. He said it started to skip about half way through and he jumped a scene ahead and rewound it to have it skip later on in the movie...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2008 5:02:47 AM PST
My 60GB PS3 has a record of 54 out of 54 from my BD Movies. I'm more than satisfied.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2008 5:39:25 AM PST
Algee says:
But what about the newer audio codecs? Play true hd etc?

Will it ever play them? I understand that answer is no as the hardware isn't present.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2008 8:35:39 AM PST
SandmanVI says:
"My friend has a 60GB PS3 and he just told me today he had problems playing the Ratatouille DVD. He said it started to skip about half way through and he jumped a scene ahead and rewound it to have it skip later on in the movie... "

There have been no reports of issues with Ratatouille on blu-ray but it does require somewhat recent firmware. Is your friend's PS3 connected to the net? I have Rat and no issues and never heard of any.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2008 8:39:27 AM PST
SandmanVI says:
Glasser: "But what about the newer audio codecs? Play true hd etc?

Will it ever play them? I understand that answer is no as the hardware isn't present."

Good question, but slightly misleading. It plays all of the codecs but it doesn't handle Dolby TrueHD optimally, but it does "play it". also the BEST codec of all is uncompressed, truly lossless PCM, which the PS3 handles perfectly and that is the favored codec for blu-ray. As for TrueHD, my understanding is that they hope to handle this with firmware at some point... do not believe it is a hardware issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2008 2:47:09 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 22, 2008 12:02:15 PM PST
Pete Miles says:
I rented Untraceable on Blu-Ray from Netflix and it froze up at about the 45 minute mark. Sent it back and got another and it also froze up about the same place. I suspect there is a layer change or something my PS3 doesn't like. But so far, all the BR discs that I have purchased have played flawlessly (until I typed that, probably).

UPDATE: After I posted this, I got a third BR disc from Netfilx which was unplayable. I decided to try one of owned BR. It didn't play either. Then I tried a game...no go. Regular DVDs played with no problem. After doing some research,, it appears that a the blu-ray laser lens in my PS3 has failed (a seperate lens is used for regular DVD). I opened a trouble ticket with Sony and am still waiting to hear back. Sad thing is, I only bought my PS3 3 months ago (from Amazon, no less). I'll post more as I get information.

UPDATE 11/22/08: Turns out that the blu-ray laser on my PS3 was toasted. Sent it back to Sony (10/27) and got a refurb unit back (11/4). Not a bad turnaround, but he speed leads me to believe that it is certainly a known issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2008 2:47:11 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2008 7:01:03 PM PDT
TrueHD is decoded perfectly fine by the PS3. Not sure what you guys are talking about. Some receivers will turn on DRC on certain discs (Iron Man) that have TrueHD, but that is an authoring issue and not a decoding issue, and is also easily fixable. Otherwise, TrueHD tracks play back "optimally".

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2008 7:18:41 PM PDT
I had a problem for the first time yesterday when I tried to play The Happening and I have no idea why.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2008 5:56:14 PM PDT
qars says:
just got the 2nd copy of "wild things" from netflix, and it won't play either. oh well, this may be another movie to add to this survey of sorts.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2008 8:01:11 PM PDT
Y. Pygensky says:
I have about 40 Blu rays, including Apocalypto and Ratatouille, which two people on here had problems with, and I have never had a single issue. I have rented from Netflix as well and every disc I have tried, has played. I have never played a game on my PS3, but it is a great BD player.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2008 9:04:48 PM PDT
It's the copy you bought, because i rented this Apocalipto in blu-ray and saw it on my PS3.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2008 10:37:22 PM PDT
J. Berning says:
I have then newest harry potter blu ray and it repeats several sceens on my PS3 40 gig.
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