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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 2009-07-03, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Samsung BD-P1400 plays HD-DVDs?

So, I was in Loblaws today and saw some HD-DVDs for $3.99. I figured what the hell and thought it would be neat to own one or two. They were combo-dvds anyway.

I knew it wouldn't work but I had to do it anyway.

So I stick in it my Samsung BD-P1400 on the HD-DVD side and something weird happened. It almost read it - - - I think. Normally you get a nice laser dot thing come across the screen as it loads a bluray but with the HD-DVD it was a black rectangular box with a series of moving blue hyphens inside. I've never seen that before usually it just says "This disc cannot be played" if it's DIVX or whatever. However, It looked like it was trying to load it and then I got the standard. "The Disc Cannot Be Played".

What the heck was that rectangular loading box all about? I thought they used different lasers and were like apples and oranges or Beta and VHS. I'd heard of some combo players and I think they do exist. Is there a mod or firmware hack for these to play HD-DVDs?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 2009-07-03, 08:49 PM
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No such luck. It just took longer for the player to figure out it couldn't read the disc and the F/W in the player decided to put up a rectangular box while it decided.
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