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Old 04-02-2008, 11:19 PM   #1  
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I was just wondering, are there any known cased of Blu ray piracy occuring yet? By that I mean people copying and selling pirated copies?
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:27 PM   #2  
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I do know many are making identical Blu-Ray copies of movies onto DVD-9 with 100% PQ & AQ, but nothing about selling them. I really hate when people pirate movies just to sell them.
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Online hd content is the usual free for all for those with bandwidth and few scruples. But I am yet to see the physical discs being sold. Basically the blanks cost too much. One BD blank can cost more than some BD movies at Amazon.
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:30 AM   #4  
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I do know many are making identical Blu-Ray copies of movies onto DVD-9 with 100% PQ & AQ, but nothing about selling them. I really hate when people pirate movies just to sell them.
I'd change that 100% to around 50%. My buddy stationed in Japan sent me one. Ugggh.
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kamspy do the math 25-50gb easily fits into 9gb without any compromise
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I am only aware of the "internet" copies as 1:1 copies or reencoded to smaller file sizes. People seem to start burning some of the downloaded Blu-rays to writeable BD media. I have read about one guy who burned to a BD-50, took him about 6 hours iirc. So my guess is, this kind of piracy will pick up once media gets cheaper and writespeeds faster.

I am not aware about "professional" piracy so far.
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I'd change that 100% to around 50%. My buddy stationed in Japan sent me one. Ugggh.
LOL. Alot of space gains can be made with stripping stuff of of the original; extra audio tracks,all of the extras, menus any interactivity etc. but unless one is using a a double sided, double layered DVD or multiple DVDs some obvious quality differences will result. The thing is though that once it is of a level just above DVD people who are into that sort of thing will buy it. After all most people cannot tell the difference between SD upconverted and HD DVD/Blu-Ray, or they don't even care.
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I am only aware of the "internet" copies as 1:1 copies or reencoded to smaller file sizes. People seem to start burning some of the downloaded Blu-rays to writeable BD media. I have read about one guy who burned to a BD-50, took him about 6 hours iirc. So my guess is, this kind of piracy will pick up once media gets cheaper and writespeeds faster.

I am not aware about "professional" piracy so far.
They made China etc region C for a reason
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They made China etc region C for a reason
You mean they have prospering blu piracy in C-Land and we are being "left out"?

Totally unrelated: My sister-in-law brought back a Black Adder DVD set from their last trip to Vietnam and i had a looksy, being a great fan of the "purest green" A real piece of piracy art, the box is clearly "home-made", the discs poorly printed on and the content of the first disc was pretty obviously compressed with DVDShrink to fit on a DVD5, whereas the second disc had the more professionally looking DVD file structure (and fitted a DVD5 without any reencoding). PQ is horrible.....

I can only be frightend to imagine what these pirates would do to most BDs.
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Totally unrelated: My sister-in-law brought back a Black Adder DVD set from their last trip to Vietnam and i had a looksy, being a great fan of the "purest green" A real piece of piracy art, the box is clearly "home-made", the discs poorly printed on and the content of the first disc was pretty obviously compressed with DVDShrink to fit on a DVD5, whereas the second disc had the more professionally looking DVD file structure (and fitted a DVD5 without any reencoding). PQ is horrible.....:
are you sure that wasn't the original BBC release? They've put out some absolutely crap. Then they happily charge you £20 per series for it >_<

But nah Blackadder ain't that bad, I've had both DVD boxsets as first they just released it with series 1-4, then they did a new box set in decent packaging that also included the extra special episodes.
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I would have to believe that piracy is not going to be an issue when every BD stamping plant is all but booked. Besides right now since there are so few plants it would be real easy to back track where they came from.
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I do know many are making identical Blu-Ray copies of movies onto DVD-9 with 100% PQ & AQ, but nothing about selling them. I really hate when people pirate movies just to sell them.
That is just nonsense!

No way they could do this without some new un-announced super codec. But then what player could play it.

SuperXP. Might I suggest that you NOT exaggerate and play up anything that is NOT good for BD. It really hurts your creditbility doing this.

BD won the HDM war and I have no problem with discussing issues/trends that are not good for BD, but this kind of post is BS and if you do not know it yourself you should by now.


I don't mean to get on you for this, but lets be realistic if you can from now on.
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You don't need to buy BD on disc. Just buy a hard drive with the movies you want already on it - watch them and then reload the hard drive! In a sense its like a rental. Piracy is a problem and probably always will be unless they lower the price.
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With the BD+ protection broken in the past few weeks, I expect it to only be some time before pirated discs start to show up. Look for them on the streets of NYC first.
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[QUOTE=Deja Vu;576178]You don't need to buy BD on disc. Just buy a hard drive with the movies you want already on it - watch them and then reload the hard drive! In a sense its like a rental. Piracy is a problem and probably always will be unless they lower the price.[/QUOTE]

Piracy and price are related somehow? You can buy an mp3 for $.99 yet the free downloads continue. Is $.99 too much for a song? For $15 a month with Netflix you can see a bunch of DVDs, yet the torrents keep turning.
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