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Old 11-02-2007, 11:11 AM
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http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=643

From the BD Event on Monday, it was shown that all PIP content for 1.1 players can be viewed separately on 1.0 players.

So much for the cries of obsolete-dom by HD DVD fanboys everywhere.

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On the floor of the event, which was held in the famous Hollywood and Highland Center, titles from Blu-ray studios were displayed on Panasonic Blu-ray players and Plasmas. Of most interest was a display showcasing a copy of the upcoming Jet Li and Jason Statham action film ‘War' which is due to be released for Blu-ray on January 1st from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The title, which will support a true Picture-in-Picture (PIP) feature, showcased many advances in Blu-ray disc authoring from the studio.

As the title was playing on a Pansonic DMP-BD10, representatives were unable to show us the PIP feature, but they did show us how the title would display the same content on a Profile v1.0 player. When the disc is first loaded, the BD-Java program benchmarks the player, and depending on its capability will either give the option to watch the PIP feature (in the case of Profile v1.1) or allow the user to watch those same clips outside of the main title (in the case of Profile v1.0).
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:14 AM
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Keep trying.......
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:18 AM
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Does 98 give blu boys that much FUD....
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Just as a point, PiP is meant to coincide with a specific instance in the movie. How would a PiP commentary work (like M:I:III's one for example) where all they do is talk about what's happening in the main feature. That would be...exciting...
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Does 98 give blu boys that much FUD....
So in about 2-3 weeks, we can expect HD DVD to win the weekly sales then?? No, i didn't think so!
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Aren't there enough discussions going on about $98?

I have seen so many threads trumpeting "all BD players about to be obsolete" and this shows that those claims are just complete farce.
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Just as a point, PiP is meant to coincide with a specific instance in the movie. How would a PiP commentary work (like M:I:III's one for example) where all they do is talk about what's happening in the main feature. That would be...exciting...
Should you want to see how they filmed a specific scene after you've watched the movie, it's there, just like any other featurette.

It works, you just don't want it to.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:34 AM
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Should you want to see how they filmed a specific scene after you've watched the movie, it's there, just like any other featurette.

It works, you just don't want it to.
Where they show scenes from specific titles yes, Matrix wouldn't be bad because all the little clips can stand alone from the main feature. But try watching a movie with the audio commentary, then imagine that there is no audio for the movie. It's just the people talking. There are times when the PiP content is fully dependent on the main window.
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it would have been nice if they could have gotten it to work on the player at their event, oh well.... at least people with older players will be able to watch the tiny little PiP on it's own surrounded by nothing...
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Does 98 give blu boys that much FUD....
That's the IQ of the average HD DVD supporter.
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