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HD-D3 Resume Playback?

Old 02-26-08, 08:51 PM
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HD-D3 Resume Playback?

I picked up one of those Costco $80 D3's. It seems to work fine for the most part but I find it quite bothersome that it doesn't seem to be able to resume play when you stop the playback. It always starts the whole disk over again.

I've tried the Play and Resume Play buttons but no luck. The manual doesn't seem to give any details either.

Am I missing something here? If so, what's the trick?
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Old 02-27-08, 02:20 PM
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You're not missing anything. The HD-DVD has to be "resume-enabled."

I know, it's stupid.
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Old 02-27-08, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rdclark
You're not missing anything. The HD-DVD has to be "resume-enabled."

I know, it's stupid.
This does kind of suck. I had an Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on and from what I remember, it resumed where you left off even if you stopped it.

Now, I have the A3 and like the OP says, it starts the whole dang disc over. I guess since the 360's playback was software based, maybe they coded for the resume feature regardless of the disc.

Sad that a regular DVD works just fine when resuming, but no-go on the HD DVDs (on the A3 at least).
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Old 02-27-08, 03:51 PM
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Same on the HD-A2
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Old 02-27-08, 08:04 PM
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Yeah, and if you power down, even regular DVDs do not resume. It's really annoying.
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Old 02-27-08, 08:15 PM
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If you're playing standard DVDs and the disc is still in the player, you can resume if you power on with the play button. You can't do this with HD DVDs and you can't do it if you open the tray or power up with the power button. At least that's how the A2 works.
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Old 02-28-08, 08:31 PM
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OMG - That IS stupid. No wonder BR won.

BTW - Does BR allow for resume play?
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Old 02-28-08, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Ejunior2
OMG - That IS stupid. No wonder BR won.

BTW - Does BR allow for resume play?
Neither my Sharp or my PS3 remember when you turn the unit off so no advantage there. My Sharp doesn't even support bookmarking on the few blu-rays that have it. That is at least something HD DVD got right from day one.
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Old 02-29-08, 04:15 PM
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It really surprises my that the supoosedly next-gen formats omit features standard DVD's have had for years!
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Old 02-29-08, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Ejunior2
OMG - That IS stupid. No wonder BR won.

BTW - Does BR allow for resume play?
My Panny and Samsung BD players will resume playback even after power-off, but not on discs with Java menus.

What exactly does the Resume Play button do on the A3? It doesn't seem to do anything for me.
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