Confirming our suspicions, Warner Home Video is taking information to send out replacement discs for the recent Blu-ray release of 'Terminator 3'. When the title is played without the In Movie Experience (IME) activated, the title plays at a maximum resolution of 1080i. Obviously, this is well short of the 1080p presentation promised on the cover. For a replacement disc, contact WHV Customer Support at 1-800-553-6937.
Something else interesting about the title, is that it was supposed to use seamless branching to provide the IME. But, if the non-IME version is 1080i and the IME version is 1080p, that suggest that two encodes of the movie are on disc (similar to 'The Descent') rather than use of seamless branching. That will be something to look for once the replacement discs arrive.
i don't know, but if anything this should make a good argument in their board room to go stop the neutrality BS. They are going to end up spending more money on HP, Blade Runner, and T3 mess ups than they have made off hd dvd versions. they need to pick a side.
They asked me for name + phone number. They wanted the catalog number from the disc, but I told them I was at work but could get the UPC code from the website I bought it from. They were satisfied with that.
I called anyway and they took my name, address, and phone number. They also wanted the UPC, but I told them I did not have the disc since I was at work. They said they would find out what's going on and call me back.
I don't think the CSR's have any clue and there certainly is no replacement disc for the moment. I had to explain the problem.
I'm certainly not going to hold my breath for a replacement.
I am tired of hearing about these serious mess ups. This is the month of replacement programs.
WB better get it right from NOW ON! If they want to release things to Blu-ray, they better live up to
What the hell is Warner doing? It's sounding like they are trying to do everyting on the cheap side and end up having to pay more money to fix their own blunders. They need to pick Blu-ray over HD-DVD and stop this messing around. I bet their stock owners are wondering where their money is going. Probably into maying to fix Warner's mistakes.
well i got lucky with my harry potter gift set but not so much with terminator 3.It seems like some ppl are talking to reps that know what to do and others that dont.One question tho it says if u have ime on its 1080p well how do you turn that on?
Hmmmmm..... This is starting to look more and more like intentional sabotage!
Either Warner is the most incompetent production studio on the planet, or the are purposely trying to create disinformation and discontent amongst the Blu-ray marketplace before the go Red. Only time will tell..... either way, Warner's catalog primarily sucks. Good riddance I say.
STOP saying they are going Blu exclusive because they have already said they are not! Besides these guys can't release a flawless blu-ray movie to save their lives. HD-DVD's don't have these issues with Warner titles. I honestly would rather just boycott the company all together.
I'd rather Love Fox more than Warner. Fox actually looks for problems before they ship them out to retailers before the release date and actually says something to delay the movie when a problem occurs and Warner isn't as smart like Fox is. What Gives!!!!
I'm going to use mine anyway. $20 is not going to put me in the poor house and I really like the Terminator series. 1080i still looks awesome. If they replace it eventuallly I'll take advantage. In the meantime I'm not getting a coronary over it.
This is a pretty poor time for Warner to be pulling this crap.Christmas is Tuesday and i'm sure there is some people out there that bought some Warner tittles for Christmas present such as The Harry Potter box sets. I got a feeling there is going to be alot of people returning there Warner Blu-Rays the day after Christmas. I sure hope Warner will get there act togethere? Must of my favorite movies are Warner movies and alot has not been released on High Def yet such as The Goonies,Gremlins,The Neverending Story and many more movies that I hope to have on Blu-Ray some day.
The only people that will be returning anything are nuts like us and the ones who have an HD DVD instead of a Blu-Ray disc in their presents. Most folks won't even notice that T3 is 1080i and even if they do, probably won't bother.
So I guess I should file this disc away with my original Fifth Element disc. I'll save it and maybe
when they're all replaced I'll have one of the last goofy copies...Shouldn't have opened it though. I
won't do the replacement thing since T5E. It's fine, but I'm too impatient. I'd rather just buy it
twice and keep the funky version for my collectibles collection.
"Money is only something you need if you don't die tomorrow!"
I do hope I am wrong, but when you compound the last few issues that suddenly appeared on Warner releases, I would say the are preparing a smoke screen to hide their true motives to move to HD-DVD exclusivity...
I simply cannot believe they've screwed up the mastering of T3 without noticing it...
Are we all taking a survey from warner?! They know where we all live, Our phone number - hell, even our email if we gave that (I did... Am I going to regret that one?) and we all get the "Don't try to call us again, we'll call you" bit to boot?!
warner.. you mounting mistakes on our side is getting more and more tiring. First, you don't sell us movies like BATMAN BEGINS and MATRIX. Now you aggravate all the buyers loyal to some of your movies. Seriously...
Are they trying to show somebody how poorly B-discs are selling for them by sabotaging the releases of Christmas?! 2:1 American selling ratio of shows for warner to plummet so they can, without customer feelings of being back-stabbed, say to stock owners that it was never a good idea to go blue?!!!
Shark, that's amazing. I didn't know any of this in regards to warner's attempt to go on the cheap and simply press out the Exact same master for both discs.
What with the stellar reviews of the new Blade Runner B-Disc. I could only imagine how truly beautiful it could of been had they used AVC. Indeed, they don't even have a PCM track to boot!
When I was watching T3, I kept noticing how "blurred" it was. Even 300 had the same lack of sharpness, and I know it looked highly detailed but.. Seriously, I thought it was just the director's style! Now that I've seen both 300 and T3 with the same blur, it must of been the VC 1 mastering that did it.
Casino Royal had a deliberate smearing of the actors face to hide crows by softening "M"s face as well as the younger lady.. Hell, even 007 got the paint job! But the action scenes where nearly mint throughout.
I heartily concur with Everybody who wrote: "warner! Go One Way or the Other, Stop playing in the medium!!!" Or if even possible, just exploit the size of the B-Disc and use AVC / PCM so we don't keep getting lame ass hand me downs from H-DuD!
Wow.. WOW! Now I know why H-DuDs popped up in the 5th disc of HP, since they used the EXACT same transferring of their movies to both HiDef discs. The error of placing a different format into our own Blue was bound to happen. If the production line is the same till actually pressing to disc, the possibility of such a gaff will happen...... who the hell am I kidding - probably some H-DuD jag-off playing merry on the B.
..................Oh, when I watched the PiP commentary, it jumped back into 1080p...... wheeee....................
DirtHerder, Don't belive all the great reviews for HD DVD or the HD DVD movies as Microsoft is behind most of it. Of course you don't expect Warner to say anything different as they want to make sales. Warner will continue to double dip and use a cheaper single Master to create both formats as long as we keep buying them. With the numbers Blu-ray has now, we can back off buying their movies and they will feel it and go where the demand is the strongest. I recomend buying Blu-ray on AVC, PCM surround sound movies first and wait until Warner gets the message and changes to AVC and PCM as well. If you don't they will be selling you these movies in AVC all over again in a couple of years when the format war is over. That's no different than going HD DVD and having to replace your collection with Blu-ray Discs. After all there are a lot of movies to buy in AVC PCM right now and in the future. It won't hurt to let warner know how you feel about being sold HD DVD movies on Blu-ray discs either. For those people who have a TV that's less than 40" and the difference isn't quite as apearent, remember some day when you do get a larger tV as Larger TVs will continue to get cheaper, you will care when you end up not happy with the quality your getting with HD DVD or Movies Created and Mastered in Mpeg 2 or VC 1 for HD DVD. The movies cost way more than the player does even if you spent $1000.00 on a player. That only represents about 30 - 35 movies.
Has anybody heard back from WB yet regarding what they plan on doing for those that have a 1080i copy of T3? I picked a copy up the day it came out but don't want to call if they're not sure how they're gonna take care of this yet
I just called Warner and gave them my information... the lady said that there is still no program set up yet for an exchange but that they would call me when there was one... So sorry Pauliesr, they are still clueless. I really want to know what is going on... I'm about to just return it for a refund to Amazon.com where I purchased it and wait for them to issue the fixed version before I consider buying it again. This is really annoying... how hard is it to set up an exchange program like Sony did with the Fifth Element???
FORGET WB! Return you copy of T3 (along with your receipt) to the store where you purchased the
defective T3 Blu-ray disc. I would also take a print out of the 1080i vs 1080p problem to support your
claim. Since replacing the disc with another flawed copy will not resolve the problem, the store will
issue a store credit or a refund. As always, be polite and explain that you attempted to contact WB --
like I did -- and they either (1) never picked up the phone or (2) have no plan of action. Best Buy and
Amazon have excellent customer service departments, and will gladly issue a refund of store credit in
the form of a Gift Card. WB will not act until they start getting complaints from vendors, especially
since they have other larger problems with which to deal (Harry Potter and Blade Runner replacement