Iron Man Blu-ray problems

If you're a comic book fan, you should have picked up Iron Man on DVD or Blu-ray by now. It is easily one of the best comic book movie adaptations to date, and is a worthy addition to any comic fans' collection. A small group of you may have the ability to watch the video on Blu-ray, and if you did, you probably noticed when picking it up that it didn't quite get you into the action as soon as you would've liked. Part of the newfangled wonders of high definition is this push towards online interactivity, and Paramount decided that Iron Man fans would love to be able to interact with the movie while watching it. Yeah, that didn't quite work out as they had planned. Here's the deal. When you put the disk into your Blu-ray player, what you see if the Arc Reactor radiating light. Neat. Apparently, while this is happening your Blu-ray player is communicating with Paramount's servers so you can get that interactivity while watching the movie. Paramount didn't plan for quite the amount of strain on their servers that they got, meaning it took most viewers a long time to connect and set up the movie so they can watch it. Paramount has released a statement to the effect that they messed up, and that a fix is on the way. "The Iron Man Blu-ray went on sale Tuesday and due to the overwhelming popularity of the release an unprecedented demand was placed on the BD-Live connection. The disc represents a truly state-of-the art Blu-ray presentation with a first of its kind BD-Live application. As such, the heavy amount of traffic strained the servers due to so many people heading to the same destination. The bandwidth capacity was increased in preparation for the release but the demand exceeded all expectations so capacity was expanded dramatically last night and local servers were established worldwide to accommodate all the fans. The issue should be completely resolved but if anyone experiences a brief traffic jam, we have provided consumers with a menu option during disc startup that allows them to go directly to the movie main menu or continue to download the BD-Live features." A simple fix is to just disable Internet connectivity on your Blu-ray player. It doesn't take away from watching the movie, as you can actually watch the movie. Also, note to Paramount, put a freaking progress bar or status bar up there in the future so we have an idea of what's going on.