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Old 03-27-2007, 03:32 PM
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Quote : "Many studios have also held back on Blu-ray versions of popular HD DVD titles that use picture-in-picture, such as Warner's 'Batman Begins,' ':Poseidon' and the two upcoming 'Matrix' box set collections. All are currently HD DVD exclusives, with Blu-ray street dates still undetermined in light of BD-J development issues."

OK...now call me dumb, but I don't understand about having PIP on a movie. Is it the same as say, waytching tv and having two different channels showing at the same time ? If not, then what does the pip and BD-J do ? And since I have a new Samsung BD-P1200 on order, I just want to know if I'll be able to play movies that come out in the future.

I've seen poseidon on regular dvd. Can someone give me examples on how this would look or work to better the movie ?

I'm totally confused

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Old 03-27-2007, 06:31 PM
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PiP allows you to never leave your movie if you want to stop and see how the producer made a particular stunt or watch the producer talk about a particular scene. For instance in Batman Begins when the Bale and Neeson are sliding off the cliff you can do a PiP and see how that stunt was created.

In order for PiP to work you need to have additional hardware. For HD-DVD players, all players are required to have x number of MB's of persistent storage and a second decoder to pull this off.

Since the Blu-ray association did not mandate a minimum hardware requirement, 1st gen players are not able to perform this feature. The Blu-ray association now has profiles that define these standards. In order for a player to do PiP, the player must be BD-Video 1.1 compliant. All players made after 10/31/07 are mandated to meet this requirement.

Here is the wiki info on Blu-ray profiles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc#Profiles

As for your BD-P1200 question, I do not believe this player will meet the 1.1 compliance.
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mmmmDoNut......a big thank you for your explanation on this. And you gave great examples too ! Personally, this does not seem a big deal to me. Yes, I do like to see extras on how they did stunts, etc., but I would'nt stop in the middle of the movie to see how it was done. I'll leave that in the extra features that are included in movies. If they're there, great and if not, no big deal to me. Thanks again
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