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Blu-Ray player with an altzheimer's
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Anyone else had a problem with a Blu-Ray player not remembering where you stopped the movie?

I have a Sony BDP-S370, and in like half of the movies ive watched with it, it doesn't continue the playback where i stopped it. So when i go for a smoke and come back, i have to rewind back to where i was But sometimes it does remember it, which makes it all the more strange. Sony's players have had an issue (DVD and BD) with the remote double hits when you press a button too slowly.
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This is quite normal for blu-ray unfortunately, which is because how they are encoded in Java where most of the functionality is dependent on the software on the disc instead of the player. So it's up to the studio to implement a resume function for each movie rather than the player manufacturer.
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another area I don't like about the High def players is the actual start up time to tray open .. sometimes takes as long as 35 + seconds .. instead of instant open-,  instant on-  with standard  DVD ......
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This is quite normal for blu-ray unfortunately, which is because how they are encoded in Java where most of the functionality is dependent on the software on the disc instead of the player. So it's up to the studio to implement a resume function for each movie rather than the player manufacturer.


*speechless*

so... they made the disc worse? Luckily i haven't bought any TV series on BD yet. Probably never will. As that functionality is essential on TV series for people like me who have a lousy memory.
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In theory it allows for more advanced functions, but it also requires more work to implement. Some studios just don't bother. Some just call it something else, like Bookmark. This however requires an active user action when you want to stop the movie and return later, otherwise you're lost anyway.
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another area I don't like about the High def players is the actual start up time to tray open .. sometimes takes as long as 35 + seconds .. instead of instant open-,  instant on-  with standard  DVD ......


That's why I love my Panasonic DMP-BDT100 3D Blu-ray player. It has a Quick Start setting that takes 0.5 seconds from power on to tray open . Granted, power consumption while in Quick start Standby mode is approx. 6.8 W .
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In theory it allows for more advanced functions, but it also requires more work to implement. Some studios just don't bother. Some just call it something else, like Bookmark. This however requires an active user action when you want to stop the movie and return later, otherwise you're lost anyway.

This HD era is looking ever more grim for me. With the region coding already heavily restricting my shopping to DVD only and now this. I must say, I'm a bit surprised i haven't read about this anywhere before.

Is there any way of knowing before buying if a BD has a resume function?
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Not that I'm aware of.
But this is indeed one of the questionable blessings of Java implementations on Blu-ray. Blu-rays that don't use Java will resume like any DVD.

Region coding is not used by every studio on their blu-ray releases (mainly Fox is using it). You can check the non-European blu-ray releases here.

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Such times vary rather widely across players. My Oppo is very fast.
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Region coding is actually a lot less common on Blu-ray than DVD. Almost all major studio releases were region coded on DVD and it's less than half on Blu. Also, Java does allow for some nice functions. On Disney TV series, they have a season play feature, where multiple people can keep track of where they are not just on a disc, but in a whole season of TV. If you put in disc 4 and weren't actually done with disc 3, it will tell you, for instance.
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^ "Big Mickey" is watching you.

(Actually, that is a cool feature.)
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Also, Java does allow for some nice functions. On Disney TV series, they have a season play feature, where multiple people can keep track of where they are not just on a disc, but in a whole season of TV. If you put in disc 4 and weren't actually done with disc 3, it will tell you, for instance.


That is a very cool feature.  The problem is it's Disney.  Warners does things different.  And Fox.  And Universal.  And so on.

I don't care how advanced the feature is, it would be nice to have a little standardization.  Going back to bookmarks, some discs have them, some don't.  Of those that do, there's no requirement that they implement the functionality the same as anyone else or even their own prior releases.  Not having resume on a disc would be easier if I knew to push Green (for example) before stopping.  But instead I need to go hunting to see if a disc has that feature and how to enable it.
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