View Full Version : Bluray question

12-27-2009, 3:14 PM
How long does it normally take for bluray movie to load? I got my parents a Sharp Aquos player and it takes a good 2-3 minutes for the movies to load. I looked it up and it gets some pretty bad reviews so I'm going to return it, but is it normal for blurays to take a while to load?

12-27-2009, 3:20 PM
Yes, they can take some time, however this is relative to the player itself. My Sony for example takes a little time, but I don't think it has ever taken longer than 30 seconds or so to spool a blueray up. Mostly they load up relatively fast.

Check also to see if you have a firmware upgrade available for your player to reflash.

12-27-2009, 3:20 PM
I've got a samsung, it takes usually less than a minute

12-27-2009, 3:27 PM
Check also to see if you have a firmware upgrade available for your player to reflash.

Firmware may really help load times.

12-27-2009, 3:29 PM
It takes a bit, but not more than a minute or so on my Sony.
It probably takes about as long as the initial bootup. My Sony does have a "soft start" mode that speeds the initial bootup, but we don't watch videos that often, so I'd rather have it in a minimum power drain mode.

BTW: The newer Sony BDP-N460 can stream video directly from Netflix. I've got the S350 and it won't do it.

12-27-2009, 9:43 PM
my PS3 seems to do it right away

12-27-2009, 10:17 PM
PS3 is where it's at. Best player on the market, since no other players come with a gaming system/browser/hard drive to store whatever other media you'd like.

12-27-2009, 10:26 PM
PS3 is the way to go. easy to update and it plays games too. Can't beat it for the price.

12-28-2009, 8:01 AM
PS3 is instant :)

Chris M
12-28-2009, 8:12 AM
My $78 Magnavox Wal-Mart special takes a couple minutes for Blu-Ray, but is quick to start-up with DVD's.

12-28-2009, 8:19 AM
my PS3 seems to do it right away

+1 :cool2:

Mssr. Eleganté
12-28-2009, 9:01 AM
I just did a test with a few DVDs and Blu-Rays on the OPPO BDP-83. Average load time was 12 seconds for DVDs and 19 seconds for Blu-Rays. This was timed from when the load tray closed to when the first image appeared on the screen. But the OPPO is known for being one of the fastest loading players.


12-28-2009, 2:55 PM
Thanks for the replies. The aquos player I bought gets some pretty crappy reviews.. One of my brand new Blurays wouldn't even load at all. Definitely going to return it and spend a little more on my next one.

12-28-2009, 3:20 PM
I have a Sharp Aquos also and when I first got it, it loaded right away. Now it takes 2 to 3 minutes to load, and that's even with the updates. I'm looking for a new blu-ray player.

12-28-2009, 4:32 PM
You can also stream movies with no quality loss from your pc to the ps3 using media server. Just in case you have bluray movie files on your pc.

12-28-2009, 4:34 PM
My PS3 play right away.

12-28-2009, 8:39 PM
It varies between manufacturers. My Sony BD player takes about a minute. Like Mssr. Eleganté post the OPPO is probably the fastest loader on the market right now.

Sick Boy
12-28-2009, 8:44 PM
I've noticed with the current firmware on my PS3, it loads about as fast as a DVD does in my Xbox 360.

Though I did notice on my buddy Brian's super-expensive Pioneer Elite ($2K!!), it still takes about 30ish seconds to load one up.

12-28-2009, 10:19 PM
I bought a Panasonic about a year or more ago. The Panasonic was faster than the Sony and a heck of a lot faster than the Samsung. They are probably pretty close now for sub $200 players. The PS3s load faster but I didn't want to spend the extra cash.

12-28-2009, 11:46 PM
i had a panasonic last year along with the costco panny plasma. both sucked so bad i just coudln't live with it. the BD was uber-slow. one would think the remote controls are more compatible on certain menu functions (like display modes). they weren't and it sucked having to fiddle 2 remotes.

till today, it's the only tv i ever returned, and the only player i ever returned.

i lived in 2009 sans hi-def.

12-29-2009, 12:43 AM
typically 1 minute, but have been noticing newer movies accessing the internet takes a little longer, like 3 minutes tops. However, my HTPC is much faster, like 50% faster even with newer movies.

12-29-2009, 2:09 PM
I use my PS3 and I don't notice any significant load time. I love my PS3 - blu-ray movies, awesome games, Netflix streaming, music and video streaming from my network PC - I even have it programmed into my Logitech Harmony remote although I did have to add an IR remote receiver.