Why do only some Blu-ray movies play on my sony bravia?

Anonymous December 31, 2013

Can you tell me, is there any way to play the other movies or should I convert them? Or is there any software you  guys know to fix this? Please help! Most of the movies are not working thank you.
I’ve tried to find the model in the catalog — it just says SONY LCD TV BRAVIA (KLV-46R72A/46R452A/40R472A/40R457A/40R452A/32R422A/32R407A/32R402A/24R422A/24R402A ).

  1. Jan F
    December 31, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    The exact model should be stated at the back of the Bravia on a sticker.

    Blu-Ray is an in-development standard therefor newer movies sold may use a newer version of said standard. In order to play (all of) them your player/TV requires regular software or firmware updates.

    In an ideal scenario your device is network capable and you should connect it to your internet. If it is not see the manufacturers support site about the possibility and availability of a software or firmware update.

  2. Anonymous
    December 31, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    One of the things that is screwing up the acceptance of both Blu-Ray and #D TV is many of the films that can be viewed are made proprietary by companies. For instance if a great movie is produced by Sony -- they will only let it be viewed on their products (i.e.: Sony Blu-Ray, Sony TV).

    It is this very stupid behavior that is slowing down the general acceptance of these products. When Color TV first started (back in the late 50's/60's the people in Marketing (i.e. RCA was biggest) realized the only way to encourage sales was to do everything in their power to reduce the cost of color TV's (they manufactured them) and to get it out in front of the public. I worked for RCA then and color TV was very pricy ($500-600 or more - in 1960 $$$!). They seeded the market by offering colored TV's to their employees on payroll deduction plans - ZERO interest spread out over 3 years! They had thousands of employees who bought and, at that time, people with color TV's would have guests over for "fun evenings consisting of cards, booze and COLOR TV! (Bonanza and Disney were really BIG).

    Today’s "marketeers" are singular minded in trying to "hold captive" their customers. Texas Instruments had a fantastic "mini-computer" they tried to hold their customers hostage thru their very proprietary software packages. The strategy failed miserably - customers did not accept the strategy -- and, as a result TI "commercial PC's" (TI99) went belly up.

    Idiots who do not study history are bound to repeat it!