The International Digital Media Alliance (IDMA) has awarded the recently Lionsgate Home Entertainment Blu-ray release of 'Terminator 2: Skynet Edition' for "Excellence in Advanced Interactivity". The advanced programming of the disc - which utilizes softronic's Kaleidoscope platform - immerses viewers into the world of the Terminator using advanced menu systems and a level of interactivity not previously seen.
Nils Hammerich of softronic commented, "The Skynet edition of ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day' is the most comprehensive worldwide Blu-ray production so far. It sets a new milestone in the development of this format. Fans will be able to watch the outstanding feature with the numerous Blu-ray features in a new way that immerses them to an extent never experienced before. Furthermore this BD is an imposing showcase for what is possible with Kaleidoscope which was used for the entire disc."
This is very fine except for the fact that so many players could not load the disk or only did so in ten
minutes time. Disks like this will be the death of Blu-ray! It might be fun for us fans, but for the
averagde consumer it is not easy to understand why T2 does not work like a normal dvd in terms of
I agree with your MortenR. The load time was so long I thought there was something wrong with my player. DVDs never had this issue, and they really have to improve the firmware or something because waiting 5-10 minutes to load a disc is simply unacceptable.
I returned my copy of T2 because of problems with the loading times. Anymore Blu-Rays like this will also be returned. Hopefully there will be another release of all the Terminator movies with better quality.
I never understood the need for complex menus. All you need is something very simple to navigate. Does a menu really need to move around and have sound? No it does not. I for one think it's a waste of money and time to make these sometimes hard to used menus.
Anyway, My PS3 did not have any load problems with the T2 Blu-ray.
I am a professional Video Calibrator, and I agree, the PS3 is a good player, but I have one small issue with it, there are no user picture adjustments, (contrast, brightness,colour,tint, etc.), and from my experience it crushes blacks, and clips whites. This is a problem when getting the most accurate picture you can, there is actually information in the picture that you are not able to see because of these limitations, so even if your display is properly calibrated, if your source can't be set-up properly you still aren't getting the best or even whole picture.
I Bought T2- Syknet Ed. @ Wal-mart. This Blu-ray Movie Did Not Want To Play On My Computers' Blu-Ray Player Or My Playstation 3. The Wal-Mart Worker Tried 2 Blu-Ray Discs. It Said (Blu-ray Player) It Need To Upgrade To A 2.1. My Computer Was Built By SONY In March 2009. And PS3, Its Always Up-To-Date, At Least I Think It Is. I Always Update My Stuff, & Still Doesn't Play. I Like T2, But Thumbs Down For This Edtion. I'll Stick To D.V.D. For Now Until The Bugs Are Out.
I don't know anything about this new kaleidoscope technology, but it sounds like a memory issue. It probably has to load a whole boatload of stuff into the memory card to drive all the interactive features. This would explain the long load times, and if the player doesn't have enough memory, it may not load at all. Does it require a 2.1 player, or is it just recommended? How much memory does a PS3 have?
Does it say on the cover that the disc needs extra memory to load? If so, how come forum member amason claim that he played it using a Sony BDP-S1?
The problem with some Blu-Ray editions is that they contain so many program-driven features, without letting the end user decide whether or not he or she would want to use them!
On the opposite side, we have discs that will not let the user decide which soundtracks or subtitles to set, before playing the main feature. It has become annoying to alter everything after the film has already started.
I ordered this title, in order to replace the former BD edition. Upon this posting I expect that I will be needing patience to watch it. I own a Panasonic BD-30. If more memory is needed to improve things, someone please let me know!