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*TODAY ONLY* HP BD-2000 Blu Ray Player With BD Live 2.0, 1080p, Ethernet - Was £71.99 Now £47.99 @ Scan
*TODAY ONLY* HP BD-2000 Blu Ray Player With BD Live 2.0, 1080p, Ethernet - Was £71.99 Now £47.99 @ Scan

*TODAY ONLY* HP BD-2000 Blu Ray Player With BD Live 2.0, 1080p, Ethernet - Was £71.99 Now £47.99 @ Scan

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Top spec HP Blu-ray player, normally £72, today only £47.99, offer valid till lunchtime Thurs 24th, free delivery for AVForums members, otherwise add £7.99 for postage

Full 1080p Blu-ray player
Compatible media: BD, DVD, CD-R/RW, JPEG
BD profile: BD 2.0 (BD-Live, Bonusview)
DVD playback with 1080p upconversion
Video codec: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVC (H.264), VCD (1.1, 2.0), SVCD, SMPTE VC-1
USB 2.0 inputs enable playback of multimedia files, as well as downloading firmware updates
BD-Live ready: Enables direct downloads for movie special features found on BD-Live discs
Ethernet networking

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Is there a link to the product for this price....on the site it says £71.99 and how do you elt them know you are a AV member?

Thanks

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konimitsu

Is there a link to the product for this price....on the site it says … Is there a link to the product for this price....on the site it says £71.99



£71.99 is the regular price, to get the £47.99 price you have to go via the todayonly page, link in the post above. It's in the 'super savers' section
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konimitsu

how do you elt them know you are a AV member?



Log into AVForums and then click through this link:
avforums.com/for…php

You have to have been a member for 14 days, though, so if you're not already a member you'll have to wait. Worth joining up anyway though, it's a good forum for advice on audiovisual equipment, at least better than the Onkyo chat you get here.

Edited by: "Codify" 23rd Mar 2011

Video codec: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVC (H.264), VCD (1.1, 2.0), SVCD, SMPTE VC-1...


will it play mkv's?

Original Poster

Deal_HUNT3R

Video codec: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVC (H.264), VCD (1.1, 2.0), SVCD, SMPTE … Video codec: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVC (H.264), VCD (1.1, 2.0), SVCD, SMPTE VC-1...will it play mkv's?

MKV is a file container, not a codec, which is why it isn't in the list.
This BD-2000 plays MKVs fine assuming they use xvid/divx or h.264 (which most downloadable MKV files do).

Ordered and got free delivery too.
Thanks OP.

Codify

MKV is a file container, not a codec, which is why it isn't in the list. … MKV is a file container, not a codec, which is why it isn't in the list. This BD-2000 plays MKVs fine assuming they use xvid/divx or h.264 (which most downloadable MKV files do).



i understand its not a codec but still wanted to know if it could play them. are the 1GB+ 720p series download in this xvid/divx or h.264 format?

Deal_HUNT3R

i understand its not a codec but still wanted to know if it could play … i understand its not a codec but still wanted to know if it could play them. are the 1GB+ 720p series download in this xvid/divx or h.264 format?


I dont think it will play mkv file from within the container. You need to extract them first.

There are so many codecs around. It would be better to convert the files to DVD with a program like "ConvertXtoDVD" or similar. After that you can play the file on any DVD player.

Top spec? That's a joke. Maybe just 'A blu ray player for under £50' would be more suitable. Still very hot though.

Shengis

http://forum.blu-ray.com/blu-ray-players-recorders/121688-hewlett-packard-hp-bd-2000-blu-ray-player.html



Liteon rebrand.

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pet2000

I dont think it will play mkv file from within the container. You need to … I dont think it will play mkv file from within the container. You need to extract them first.There are so many codecs around. It would be better to convert the files to DVD with a program like "ConvertXtoDVD" or similar. After that you can play the file on any DVD player.


Utter nonsense, none of that makes any sense whatsoever.

deal_Hunt3r, yes, this will play the 1GB 720p mkv files you downloaded, those are almost certainly h.264 and can be played directly on this player with no need to 'extract' or convert anything.

Will this play .m2ts?

I've converted a bunch of stuff from .mkv to .m2ts for playback on my PS3 - would be great if the same discs worked on this player.

Codify

Utter nonsense, none of that makes any sense whatsoever.deal_Hunt3r, yes, … Utter nonsense, none of that makes any sense whatsoever.deal_Hunt3r, yes, this will play the 1GB 720p mkv files you downloaded, those are almost certainly h.264 and can be played directly on this player with no need to 'extract' or convert anything.



Thanks for clearing that up.
Thought it sounded like absolute crap.

Except that most MKV's are actually in x264 format and not h264. x264 is the main codec people want to be able to play and this player does not play them.

So the majority of the time if you are downloading MKV's you will need to convert them to h264 / m2ts etc in order to play them (and still keep HD)

When people ask 'can this play MKV's?' they re generally talking about x264's.


Also, pet2000 was not talking absolute crap. A fact or 2 not 100% and not really the best option to go for, but it would have worked. Ease up on flaming someone who is trying to help.
Edited by: "crazyhorse1" 23rd Mar 2011

x264 format?

codify

Worth joining up anyway though, it's a good forum for advice on … Worth joining up anyway though, it's a good forum for advice on audiovisual equipment, at least better than the Onkyo chat you get here.



Onkyo? Unknown brand, walk away.

Hot deal for a Bluray player with BD Live and Ethernet connection. £47 quid is cheap. Good find Codify. H&R given.
Edited by: "crazyhorse1" 23rd Mar 2011

Shengis

x264 format?



If you download MKV's you will know what x264 is. Its a codec and a popular one at that.

crazyhorse1

If you download MKV's you will know what x264 is. Its a codec and a … If you download MKV's you will know what x264 is. Its a codec and a popular one at that.



Because I agree with your flame comment i'll leave it lol. I'm also pretty sure a fresh install of vista would play an AVI containing h264 but not an MKV with h264 unless you install a load of other crap to play it (morgan stream switcher etc). So I agree pet2000's comment has a lot of sense in it. If the hardware doesn't understand the container format its irrelevant what codec is used.

You know what I mean lol.

This specific Bluray player won't play an MKV x264 though unless you convert it. Most MKV's are x264 which is a reason why the WD Live / Popcorn players are popular.
Edited by: "crazyhorse1" 23rd Mar 2011

Cold its always on today only at around the same price and I know because I check the today only everyday so for that reason its cold they have been trying to flog these off for ages seems like no one wants them that's why they are this cheap.

I agree with all the comments made about MKV's i bought one of those £49 Phillips that came with the Bluray's I cant remember the model number but sells for £159 so a decent spec machine which has streaming capabilities built in, so for arguments sake i had to try it, I could stream 720 x264 to it but it wouldn't touch 1080p even through the USB and that's a much better player than this so I would not bet on this playing them. What can you ask for at this price that's why I have a popcorn hour and a PlayonHD mini as they play any codec in any container with no conversion at all

FULL 1080P BLURAY PLAYER? Shitttt son, been waiting for these to drop in price. Im sick of my 720p Bluray player.

Original Poster

crazyhorse1

Except that most MKV's are actually in x264 format and not h264. x264 is … Except that most MKV's are actually in x264 format and not h264. x264 is the main codec people want to be able to play and this player does not play them.


h.264 is a codec
x.264 is not a codec, but a software library for encoding to h.264

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Also, pet2000 was not talking absolute crap. A fact or 2 not 100% and not … Also, pet2000 was not talking absolute crap. A fact or 2 not 100% and not really the best option to go for, but it would have worked. Ease up on flaming someone who is trying to help.


It's not flaming, it's just incredibly frustrating the number of people who post such fluent drivel on here without having the first clue what they are talking about. You'd think if you don't understand the topic, you wouldn't bother making ill-educated and misleading posts on it,

Original Poster

Vegito

FULL 1080P BLURAY PLAYER? Shitttt son, been waiting for these to drop in … FULL 1080P BLURAY PLAYER? Shitttt son, been waiting for these to drop in price. Im sick of my 720p Bluray player.


I'm not at all au fait with all the tech talk but looking at some of the comments on that American forum doesn't leave me with much confidence. Put simply, would this be a reasonable and cheap excursion into Blu Ray or should I avoid like the plague?

And I see this same player got a massive 35 degrees of heat when it was posted at £76 back in November

Great deal, if all you want is to play BluRay movies and watch anything thats tied to it... but I would go for Sony bluray, comes with iPlayer,etc.. just more than any player out there.. plus, the new S580 (unreasonable to compare) has got web browser and so on... I'd rather get something of that sort.

Can this machine be hacked to play Region A blu-ray discs?

heat added!!!!

delayed delivery....
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