Could start up a spreadsheet somewhere and add to it? A community collaboration of sorts.It would be handy to know which discs do work. There’s only one region A disc that I’d like to watch here in the UK, Extreme Job, a Korean film. It’s available on Amazon Video in the US, but not the UK. If I knew that the Top Menu trick would work I’d take a chance and buy it, but at getting in for £40 by the time that delivery charges have been added, it’s just too expensive a gamble.
Agreed, little white dots are a sure sign you need a better cable. Although you could try dropping the bit depth on the UB820 HDMI settings. If 4:4:4, change to 4:2:2. If 12 bit, change to 10 bit. For 24p UHDs the lowest demands on the cable are 4:2:2 @10 bit. Highest demands 4:4:4 @12 bit.Sounds like your on the limit of what your HDMI cable can handle.
If you mean 4k discs... that's to be expected. These aren't region-locked, only HD discs.One last thing. I did try a couple of Region A discs too last night. I didn't even need to use the top menu trick, they just played. I found that odd. I'm going to try a few more and see how it goes. Hopefully I won't run in to major problems.
Picked my new UB820 up on Tuesday. Generally very happy with it, but have noticed a really odd effect during playback of certain disks that I didn't experience with my previous Sony X700.Sounds like your on the limit of what your HDMI cable can handle.
My problem is that I have recently upgraded both my receiver and my player, so it's tricky trying to pinpoint exactly where the issues are coming from......Good luck with you're new hdmi cable I hope it sorts the problem for you. My problem listed above didn't happen with my ub700 using my same old hdmi lead.
Nope. I played my Region A disc of Stunt Squad and also Patlabor Ultimate Collection. Both say Region A on them. 4K are all region free iirc?If you mean 4k discs... that's to be expected. These aren't region-locked, only HD discs.
Thanks for reply, the white sparkles is the issue I also have. Amazon are delivering my hdmi lead on Saturday.New HDMI was no good. Absolutely useless. Sparkle city.
Put the old one back in and changed to input No 2 (DVD) to try to eliminate a faulty input (No 3 Blu ray). Watching a film now, all seems ok
A lot of region A discs are actually ALL or A/B/C or regions A/B. No Country For Old Men is a case in point. The case is marked region A. It caught me out when I ordered a copy from Amazon, so sent it back, thinking that it was a website error, but another copy of the disc that I got from HMV was marked the same, but displayed the menus, etc. (I haven't watched it yet) when I loaded it. Website blu-ray.com has plenty of details about this.Nope. I played my Region A disc of Stunt Squad and also Patlabor Ultimate Collection. Both say Region A on them. 4K are all region free iirc?
To be fair, I only tried it on an HDR disk.....that was enough for me (it was THAT bad!!)My white sparkles only show on HDR blu ray HDR Netflix plays ok & 1080p blu ray is ok
Did your sparkling show on all sources?
I'd really like to see a pic or video to fully understand the issue please.To be fair, I only tried it on an HDR disk.....that was enough for me (it was THAT bad!!)
I tried my original HDMI lead again, and that produced no sparkles whatsoever.
I than swapped HDMI inputs on the back of the receiver, and played through HDMI input 2 (DVD) and playback was perfect. No sparkles, as mentioned, and no black outs at all, which is the problem I had been originally experiencing. The new HDMI lead, when plugged in to input 2, produced less sparkles than it did in input 3, but they were still there to a certain extent.
Watched 2 disks, including Hacksaw Ridge, (which had highlighted the original problem), they both played perfectly.
All of this is indicating to me that I have a problem with input 3, (designated Blu ray), on the receiver.
Just so you know, this is the HDMI lead I tried....
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Could start up a spreadsheet somewhere and add to it? A community collaboration of sorts.
I happened to stumble across this one recently:
Sheet1 <a href="https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/A-Bay-of-Blood-Blu-ray/15624/">REGION A COMPATIBLE RELEASES</a>,KEY FOR REGION STATUS <a href="https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/A-Hijacking-Blu-ray/68861/">A Bay of Blood (Reazione a catena | Limited Edition)</a>,13-Dec-2010,Region Free,This list is u...docs.google.com
What is your HDMI output resolution set at? If you can please photograph and post here your HDMI settings. Are you using a direct to TV setup or going through something else? soundbar? or AVR?I've recently brought a DPU820 and have only played 4K discs so far. Gone to put a regular bluray disc on to find the player menu disappears, reverts to my LGB8's tv wallpaper, and won't play. It's not the disc (Yesterday), as I've now tried several different titles now, and none will play. I'm hoping that it's something really simple on the player set up. Help!