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Old October 3rd 12, 10:58   #11
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Re: Upconverting Babylon 5 DVD's to 1080i/1080p?

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No, they release their firmware updates to everyone. And, they don't sell them through big box stores. In think it's just them, and Amazon. On line, you can download firmware to make them region free, too.
How do you get the firmware updates into the player? Guessing: Download them to your PC, copy them onto a USB flash drive and then plug it into the player's USB input which the player then knows how to use?
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Old October 4th 12, 17:24   #12
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Re: Upconverting Babylon 5 DVD's to 1080i/1080p?

I don't know if it was firmware that I was updating, but the last (and so far only) time I updated my bluray player, the update was burned onto a disc.
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Old October 7th 12, 08:06   #13
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Yes, I know they use a disc, but OPPOs might also accept firmware from a flash drive.
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Re: Upconverting Babylon 5 DVD's to 1080i/1080p?

just bought myself a 46" lcd and was watching z'ha'dum the other day. upscaling B5 to 1080i ain't brilliant. (using PS3 or Blu-ray player) sure it's watchable, but seriously showing it's age now.

for updates my blu-ray player connects to the internet via a wireless dongle.
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just bought myself a 46" lcd and was watching z'ha'dum the other day. upscaling B5 to 1080i ain't brilliant. (using PS3 or Blu-ray player) sure it's watchable, but seriously showing it's age now.

for updates my blu-ray player connects to the internet via a wireless dongle.
Yea I purchased season 3 not long ago and it looks horrible on PS3 upscaling. Maybe it would look better on a upscaling blu-ray player like this one but I doubt it. Im happy it was on sale for 10$ because it was probably a waste of money anyway, at least it wasn't much money.

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Old January 5th 13, 16:53   #16
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Lets compare torrent quality to the dvd quality.
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Old January 5th 13, 16:54   #17
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Im downloading the Babylon 5 seasons on Torrent and Im going to compare them with my season 3 DVD quality upscaled. If any of you are interested in doing this then here are some links.

http://kat.ph/babylon-5-season-3-t5586273.html

http://bitsnoop.com/babylon-5-season...q34700347.html

This one is supposedly 720p and I saw details on the files, each one is a 642mb MKV file. I could only find season 1 and 2 available for it though, to bad there are not other seasons in this format. The download times are fast, Im downloading both now and they will both be finished in less then a day. 2 hours left on the first one and 13 hours on the second, I started downloading them about 15 minutes ago.
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Old January 5th 13, 20:13   #18
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Re: Upconverting Babylon 5 DVD's to 1080i/1080p?

I'm not thrilled with how my Babylon 5 DVDs look on my 32" LCD played through an upscaling DVD player and an HDMI cable. Other DVDs look absolutely fantastic (e.g. Person of Interest Season 1, CSI Season 12, Top Gear Seasons 10 thru 18, Abbott & Costello movies from the 1940s!!!!! e.g. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Hold That Ghost, etc.), but the shimmering CGI on my Babylon 5 DVDs is almost too distracting to watch. I wish Warners would get some balls and common sense and do right by Babylon 5, for once.


I was watching "Hold That Ghost" yesterday (06/07/2013), and the quality was amazing. I only noticed one small scratch on "Hold That Ghost." The sharpness and detail were incredibly good. I guess this it what happens when film is stored correctly and a company actually cares about the finished product. The Abbott and Costello movies are even on DVD-18s, two movies per side, 8 movies per 2 DVD set!!! If only Warner Brothers cared as much about Babylon 5.
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Hi, there! Just made, unofficial p1080 from DVD9 on TPB
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