How do i play blu ray movies on the PS3?

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#1 Posted by kanejb89 (23 posts) -

I put the disc in and i thought it would play normally like a dvd would. Nothing shows up. The circle loading thing appears in the corner, then it goes away and nothing happens. I don't know if i have to change any of the settings on the BD/DVD part on the PS3.

#2 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -
A new video item should show up in the video menu.
#3 Posted by jocaju (851 posts) -

On your Xross media bar, go to videos and you should see a blue disc (BD-rom), click X.

#4 Posted by kanejb89 (23 posts) -
Thanks, Its like it starts to read the disc then stops and nothing happens. It still hasn't shown up on the PS3 under the video menu.
#5 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -
It shows DVD's though? Does it play PS3 games?
#6 Posted by Lobster_Ear (5431 posts) -
Sounds like your BD Drive is messed up.
#7 Posted by Coolboy420x (2188 posts) -
I think he turned off the automatic play feature. all you gotta do is select the BD from the video section.
#8 Posted by kanejb89 (23 posts) -

It shows DVD's though? Does it play PS3 games?emitsu97

Yeah it still plays PS3 games and DVD's

#9 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -
If you don't mind me asking, what movie are you trying to watch?
#10 Posted by kanejb89 (23 posts) -

If you don't mind me asking, what movie are you trying to watch?emitsu97

I'm trying to watch Ray. I bought it from HMV

#11 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -

I'm watching Ray. I bought it from HMVkanejb89

Not familiar with that film and can't find it on bluray.com. The reason I asked is cause I couldn't figure out how to play "Hard Boiled" from my Stranglehold disc. Turns out I had to launch it from the game menu.

#12 Posted by kanejb89 (23 posts) -

When it arrived today it was just like the cheap dvd's you get from HMV, just a case a leaflet about blu ray movies and the disc.

http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;-1;-1;-1&sku=635172

#13 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -

[QUOTE="emitsu97"]If you don't mind me asking, what movie are you trying to watch?kanejb89

I'm trying to watch Ray. I bought it from HMV

Um...I found Ray...it's an HD-DVD. Unfortunately that's the failed format of the competitor, not compatible with Blu-ray players.

#14 Posted by kanejb89 (23 posts) -
Haha thanks, its me for not being very good with these things. Thanks again :)
#15 Posted by OlympicFlex101 (114 posts) -
I dunno man, but I heard Blue Ray movies dont work on PS3 unless you use an HDMI cable
#16 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -

Haha thanks, its me for not being very good with these things. Thanks again :)kanejb89

It's no problem, sorry you had the mix up. I do hope they'll refund you though as most places are trying to get out of HD-DVD's and not offering returns.

#17 Posted by jordanw1984 (3 posts) -

I dunno man, but I heard Blue Ray movies dont work on PS3 unless you use an HDMI cableOlympicFlex101

They will play using any output. You just don't get the highest quality if you aren't using HDMI.

#19 Posted by emitsu97 (10720 posts) -

C'mon, don't bullsh*t me..........OlympicFlex101

I played Talladega Nights on my SD tv with the packed in composites.

#20 Posted by jeremiah06 (7169 posts) -

C'mon, don't bullsh*t me..........OlympicFlex101

He bought the wrong type of movie that all(He bought and HD-DVD) I don't have a HDTV or HDMI cables yet I can still watch blu-ray.

#21 Posted by kanejb89 (23 posts) -

[QUOTE="kanejb89"]Haha thanks, its me for not being very good with these things. Thanks again :)emitsu97

It's no problem, sorry you had the mix up. I do hope they'll refund you though as most places are trying to get out of HD-DVD's and not offering returns.

I don't think i'm going to try returning it because it was on £3.99 and free postage and packing.

#22 Posted by FatChuwawa (736 posts) -

[QUOTE="OlympicFlex101"]I dunno man, but I heard Blue Ray movies dont work on PS3 unless you use an HDMI cablejordanw1984

They will play using any output. You just don't get the highest quality if you aren't using HDMI.

you can use component and still get 1080p its just not digital... still looks the same

#23 Posted by Tamo5 (1 posts) -
Hi I have just installed a BD into my new PS3 and I cant get it to play. It goes through the usual blurb about piracy and then gets to the play movie , select scene etc icons but when I press play it wont go. Any ideas
#24 Posted by RailroadBob (1 posts) -
Hi, I was looking up at the questions & answers of the problems of this matter, Just this pass weekend, Sat., I was hooking up my PS3 (60GB), to watch a blu-ray disc, did day & time, wouldn't play, went to BD, did the list, to play disc, a note came on the screen, need some type of software to play the disc. Here's the question: What software is it that it needs to play Blu-ray?
#25 Posted by TheTenth10 (3061 posts) -

to RailroadBob :

you may need to install the latest PS3 firmware update, some BDs require to connect to the internet (same thing happened to me for Transformers 1, got the menu but when I wanted to play the movie it required to connect to internet but couldn't so it stayed on a loading screen) but they can only if you can connect to PSN which you can only if you have the latest firmware installed

you can also disable the internet connection in the settings menu

#26 Posted by Megavideogamer (5480 posts) -

All Playstation 3's except series 3000 can play Blu Ray movies. You need to buy an HMDI cable to watch Blu Ray movies. Sony changed this during the last hardware revision. All other PS3 Phat generations 1,2,3 PS3 20/60/60/80/40/80/160 gigers, PS3 Slim 2000's generations 4,5PS3 120/160/250/320 gigers.

But the current 6th Generation PS3 Slims 3000 series PS3 160/320 gigers cannot play Blu Ray movies out of the box using the stock av cables. You got to buy the HMDI cable to view BluRay movies. PS3 games will work as usual, even though they are on Blu Ray disc.

Why Sony change this for the current Playstation 3 is unknown. Except to sell starter packs which include HMDI cable, and extra controller and charge cable.

Sony could at least start including an HMDI in the box instead of those plain old AV cables that had been the same since the first Playstation in 1994.