LOVEFiLM is a British DVD rental company which provides online DVD rentals in the UK. By right they should only own DVDs with region codes suitable for playback in the UK or Western Europe. But annoyingly it happened to me twice already that I received Blu-ray discs that I couldn’t play. It cannot be the problem of my player, say it has been set to play only DVDs from a certain region, because I can play most of the Blu-ray discs from LOVEFiLM! Anyway the conclusion is they don’t know why I’m facing this problem, as they also thought they only have DVDs that are suitable for UK playback. Not helpful. If this keeps happening I’m afraid that I’ll have to quit subscribing to LOVEFiLM, as being able to rent Blu-ray movies is the biggest reason I’m paying for their service.
Got myself a new laptop few days ago. HP Pavillion DV6920 with blu-ray drive. Am so far very pleased with it, apart from Windows Vista which is still a let down despite having little expectation after reading rave of poor reviews about the OS. I’m still in the process of getting used to the keyboard, particularly the right-shift-key.Just tried the blu-ray drive, playing a blu-ray DVD, “Spiderwick Chronicles”, displayed on my HDTV, via HDMI connection. Such refined resolution, and no more blockiness even when watching from close distance. Gosh, I am so going to rent only Blu-ray DVDs from LOVEFiLM from now on 🙂