02-10-2013 09:08 AM
Sorry to post a new thread but after spending an hour or so looking through the boards I couldn't find anything specific to my problem.
Basically about a year ago BD Live stopped working for me, not really a problem as most BD Live services were poor anyway. But about the same time I started to get problems playing BD Movies.
The first movie I had problems with was Avatar: Directors Cut. To start with BD Live would work fine, then it got a little worse where it would pop up with a message along the lines of "BD Live unavailable or no internet connection", to eventually not appearing at all even if I have BD Live connection on "allow" or "confirm".
But now I have a bigger problem and I'm 99% sure it's BD Live or BD security that's causing the problem. I have a couple of films that will not play at all!
My example film is SENNA. Doesn't matter if I choose "Play" or "Play from Beginning" it will play the 'Universal Studios' introduction video, it will then display a few region-based laws etc, then a final little video saying "ThankYou, for supporting your Local Movie industry" will play, then NOTHING, blank! I've tried every button possible on the pad and my PS3 Remote, the only options I have are to end playback or press select to bring up the info bars.
Please help, I rememer a long time ago someone mentioning something about server or router settings relating to BD-Live / BD Playback security settings but I couldn't find anything.
02-10-2013 11:15 AM - edited 02-10-2013 11:15 AM
I'm pretty sure the BD Live service itself was discontinued. It was nothing more than an experiment that never recieved much support.
I haven't seen anything about BD Live on any recent or current Blu-ray release, most of which replaced BD Live with downloadable apps for your tablet or smartphone that allow you to use such devices as a 'second screen' with extra content as you watch the movie.
Regardless, the movie itself should still play. I'm not sure what is going on in your situation.
Something else to check, though... make sure you are using an HDMI cable and that your TV is HDCP capable. Some Blu-ray movies will not play over a component or composite connection, or on a TV that does not support HDCP (which is a form of copy protection).
02-11-2013 01:54 AM - edited 02-11-2013 01:56 AM
Thanks for the reply. I'll go trough my ps3's settings and check for anything security based. I doubt it's a cable problem as it's always been connected via a top quality QED branded HDMI cable, and I know it may be a coincidence but to me its funny that BDlive stopped working entirely on some discs at the same time as I couldnt play Senna. Today I'm going to go through my Universal studios BD's to see if others get the same problem.