Originally Posted by Greg Krewet
I received Almost Human Blu-Ray. The 2 Entertain HDef Introduction played perfectly as did the traqditional 2 entertain logo. After that Nothing, Nothing, not even a menu. I have a sony 350 BD player. I thought it might be a firmware probem but I updated and it still wont play. In all fairness my other 2 Entertain import Blu Rays play perfectly.
As someone else already said, Being
Human on Region B (UK) is a 1080i/50hz disc. Very
few players and/or TVs in the US support 50hz refresh rate.
You need one of these setups to play 50hz material in the US:
1. (best) a BluRay player that can also switch between 50/60hz as well as a TV set that can switch between 50/60hz (so that you can watch it without a conversion).
2. a BluRay player that can convert
the 50hz signal to a 60hz one, so that you'll be able to watch it on must American HDTVs.
I guess what is to be determined is whether it's your BluRay player that's incompatible, your TV set, or both. There's a list of 50hz-compatible BR players floating around on a forum somewhere online (stumbled across it in a google search on 1080/50, I think).
It might just be easier for you to sell your disc and wait for the eventual US release and avoid importing Region B releases (or doing your research first). Otherwise, you'll have to, at the very least, replace your BR player with one that will
work with 50hz discs, such as the Oppo BDP-80 or the Oppo BDP-83 (those players will not only work with native 50hz discs, but are also capable of converting
the signal to 60hz if your TV doesn't support 50).