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Old 03-21-2009, 10:48 PM
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I was exploring the BD-Live functionality of the The Dark Knight for the first time, and I was really interested in watching the movie with the video commentary by David S. Goyer (who co-wrote the screenplay with Nolan).

I started watching it on my PS3, and soon after I had gotten through the opening heist scene with everything working smoothly, the movie began randomly jumping to different scenes. It wasn't just jumping to chapter points either, it seemed very random, and Goyer's commentary would get cut-off mid-sentence. I'm pretty sure this is supposed to be a running commentary throughout the entire film.

Has anyone else been able to successfully watch these commentaries (specifically the Goyer one, or any of the others) on PS3 hardware or any other Blu-Ray player?

- Also, on a side-note, WB's BD-Live interface is absolutely awful. They should really allow you to download the commentary to your player, and layer it over the movie, rather then having to stream it (which prevents you from being able to fast forward or skip chapters)

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Old 03-22-2009, 11:34 AM
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I haven't tried that feature yet on samsung player yet (or previous 1500). I'll give it a shot and see what happens. Thus far I've only tried the movie chat, and online animated features.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:58 AM
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I was exploring the BD-Live functionality of the The Dark Knight for the first time, and I was really interested in watching the movie with the video commentary by David S. Goyer (who co-wrote the screenplay with Nolan).

I started watching it on my PS3, and soon after I had gotten through the opening heist scene with everything working smoothly, the movie began randomly jumping to different scenes. It wasn't just jumping to chapter points either, it seemed very random, and Goyer's commentary would get cut-off mid-sentence. I'm pretty sure this is supposed to be a running commentary throughout the entire film.

Has anyone else been able to successfully watch these commentaries (specifically the Goyer one, or any of the others) on PS3 hardware or any other Blu-Ray player?


- Also, on a side-note, WB's BD-Live interface is absolutely awful. They should really allow you to download the commentary to your player, and layer it over the movie, rather then having to stream it (which prevents you from being able to fast forward or skip chapters)

Sorry I can't answer your question about video commentaries as, though my Panny BD-55 has BD-Live functionality, I will never use it because hooking up the player to the internet opens the Big Marketing Tool for which it really exists!
That little rant being said, I am wondering if "Dark Knight BR" has regular audio commentary that can be accessed while watching the film without the BD-Live connections made. As I really enjoy commentary tracks, the lack of the audio tracks on the disc might affect my purchase decision.
Any light on the subject??
Thanks.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:08 PM
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I had the same problem with Goyer's commentary on the PS3, but I didn' have any issues with any others (though I couldn't stand to listen to them for more than a few minutes each anyway). I have a feeling that he didn't do a feature-length commentary, he just did certain scenes, and that the way it streams it it just gets cut off early when it's supposed to be jumping to another scene, but that's only a guess. I would love it if all BD-Live content was downloadable rather than streaming, especially since most if not all BD-Live capable players have upgradable storage.

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That little rant being said, I am wondering if "Dark Knight BR" has regular audio commentary that can be accessed while watching the film without the BD-Live connections made.
There are no commentaries on the disc.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:47 AM
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Any other PS3 or BD-Live users out there have experience with these commentary tracks?

Warner's BD-Live implementation is awful. Sony's is a bit better, as with Casino Royale for example, you can download videos in either Standard or High Definition, no choppy streaming involved.
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I haven't had a problem with WB's implementation yet on my Samsung, I still haven't tried commentaries though I'll have to do that. I will say WB's movie chat is the best right now, universals is a close second. Everyone else needs to get with the program.
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