Cleopatra was shot on 70mm film and it’s fabulous music score is by Alex North, it’s already had a blu ray release in the United Kingdom late last year, reviews were generally positive towards that blu ray but some people felt there were a few issues with the transfer, being a 70mm production it has the potential to look stunning and North American viewers will get the chance to view for themselves when it is released on blu ray on the 28th May 2013.
You buy your blu ray films and watch them via your blu ray player, all well and good, what if your blu ray film collection degrades, maybe some of them start to develop disc rot, don't be too sure it won't happen to you because already there are reports at various forums over the internet that some early blu ray discs have developed the dreaded disc rot, if it happens it's usually an issue with the bonding glue which sticks the two layers together on dual layer BD-50 discs or condensation gets under the protective coating at the factory where the disc is produced, it's rare and doesn't often happen but it's worth pointing out.
Another way to watch your film collection would be to rip them to a hard drive, for this you will need a product such as Slysoft's AnyDVD-HD and of course some spare hard drives, it is illegal to copy films with the intent of selling them, just thought i'd mention that, the purpose here is to back up your collection and make it easier to view them, it means your precious discs get handled less and are stored away safely, the best way to do this would be to make a BD ISO, especially so for 3D discs, it's a simple enough process but many media players don't work well with 3D ISO files, the Mede8er MED600X3D media player can play such files flawlessly.
What i like about this particular player is that the system is fully supported by it's maker, ordinary members of the public are used for testing purposes and report the issues and bugs and they get fixed with firmware updates, this is how Oppo works when they release new blu ray players onto the market, i also like the fact that Cinavia is not in this product, they do not need to include it as it is not a blu ray player, Cinavia has been put on a number of blu ray discs since mid-2012 and will mute the audio of a copied film after fifteen minutes playback, even legitimate backups of a product you have bought get muted because of Cinavia.
The product looks good and comes with many neat features, it will playback 3D content with DTS HD Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtracks and includes subtitle support, there is also a built in web browser, the remote has a backlight and its a fanless design so should not be too noisy although that will depend on the hard drives you use with it, it's also pretty cheap to buy, more information on the product and support can be found by clicking the link below, i also include an Amazon link should you choose to buy the media player. Click here for the official Mede8er site.
Click the highlighted text to buy this product from Amazon UK - Mede8er MED600X3D 3D Media Player