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Good answers. I was always suspicious of those 300 baht ones and had a feeling they would just be dvd 9 passed off as bu ray.

Actually, the knock off Blu Ray discs are now selling for around THB 200 and they are DVD 9's, with the DVD 9's being DVD 5's. I have no idea what the DVD 5's really are.

Kinda conflicting statement tho.. A DVD9 is a DVD9.. A DVD5 is a DVD5 and a blueray is a blueray none are the other despite any claims..

My shop is 90% DVD5 but with 10% DVD9.. They never claim one is the other.. Most of the DVD 5s that are not new releases are bit perfect copies with animated menus but missing extras, commentary, etc to get them on the single layer.. New releases can be any sourced files.

When the OP says he can buy a blu ray disk for THB 100, I know he is going to a place similar to where I go (although they are THB 200 where I go). They say these are blu ray disks, but they are obviously not. Go buy one at THB 100-300 and see what you think.

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You can get copied Blu-rays I paid ฿450 for mine. It's Terminator 2 and around 16gig if i remember correctly. It's ok but it's just the film, no menu or extras but does have 5.1 sound. Plays on my PS3 fine but obviously doesn't work in the dvd player. The ฿100 ones are dvd9s copied from a master Blu-ray and compressed a little or so I was told (still good quality, better than the dvd5's) I'd rather pay $17 and get the real thing shipped from the US though. Same region as Honk Kong so no problems with playback.

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The Blue Rays disks that I saw were not in normal packing. They were in a much better quality cardboard insert. They looked like the ones that normally come from China. In fact they look like some DVDs that I bought in China a while ago and were all terrible quality.

Maybe I will buy one this week just to try on my DVD player, since I don't have a Blue Ray player. I will let you know.

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The Blue Ray disks are 120 Baht. He only has a small selection of maybe 40 disks. They have chinese text all over them but he assured me they are 'sound track'. I asked him to try one on his DVD player but he said they won't play.

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The "Blu-rays" in the cardboard sleeves are DVD9s copied from a master Blu-ray. The "real" copied Blu-rays come in the blue hard cases just like the real ones and cost ฿450 (in Hattyai) I have bought both, the Chinese ones play fine in my DVD player and the Blu-rays only work in my PS3.

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Last night a friend showed me two Blue-Ray disks bought in China.

Both are definitely Blue-Ray.

One played perfectly.

The second played for the promo part, but failed to produce any sound once the film started. :)

The cost was $5 a disk.

PS I am not advocating piracy, just reporting the facts.

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I would like to update the today Blue Ray Disc as below:

200 baht at the building near Rama9 intersection: It's real blu ray (won't work with DVD player) but the seller cut off all features and some sound format, remaining only movie

150 baht (same above building) DVD 9 copy converted from BluRay original disc (use DVD player to play). I've tested the movie quality is better than normal DVD9 but as bluray yet

there are alot of shops where get the disc from diferent sources inside the store. I've spent alot of money untill I found the good quality one.

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I would like to update the today Blue Ray Disc as below:

200 baht at the building near Rama9 intersection: It's real blu ray (won't work with DVD player) but the seller cut off all features and some sound format, remaining only movie

150 baht (same above building) DVD 9 copy converted from BluRay original disc (use DVD player to play). I've tested the movie quality is better than normal DVD9 but as bluray yet

there are alot of shops where get the disc from diferent sources inside the store. I've spent alot of money untill I found the good quality one.

Just because they don't work in a DVD player doesn't mean that they're not DVD discs.

They can take the Blu-ray source and convert it to MPEG 4. That compresses a lot more than the MPEG 2 on a DVD, and means that you can get an HD movie in the space of a regular DVD disk. (8Gb).

It won't play in a DVD player (as MPEG4 isn't part of the DVD format).

It will play in a Blu-ray player (as MPEG4 IS part of the Bluray format).

The simplest way to tell would be to try it in a DVD drive on a computer. If it's not a Blu-ray drive, and it plays, it's a blu-ray movie cut down to fit into the space on a DVD.

It's not all bad - it's a far better movie than a regular DVD (it is high-def source material), but it's not a proper Bluray.

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Are these really BluRay disks?

The price sounds like DVD copies of BD.

I would expect BD to be 300 + baht, based on the prices I saw in Penang recently.

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