In the original blu-ray 101 you said
Now you know that you are limited to the BDAV, and BDMV specs. No cool blu-ray features, just the HD content. You should now be over the fact that whatever disc you make will not play on many players other than the PS3 - if you have the most recent firmware - and software players on your pc / mac. Most players are made to not allow playback of burned media.
I was wondering if this is still the case? Can commercial blu-ray players now play burned discs?
I have a film that's being screened at festivals and while most request it on some kind of HD tape format or film, a few want it on blu-ray, so while it's basically a one off disc I am creating I need to be reasonably certain it will play on a commercial player without hacks.
Is there any way to do this reliably without sending the disc out for professional authoring, assuming the commercial player is from the last year or two?