Re: Need some help with "Friends" boxset
Strange. At the same time, two different people posting about R1 and R2 releases of TV shows on Amazon US and Amazon UK.
Anyway, you can check what I wrote in the Black Adder Allo Allo thread, but I would find the UK release of Friends unacceptable, personally. The DVDs run at a 4% higher speed, and in addition to things sometimes looking like they go too fast, the sound has a slightly higher pitch--essentially modifying everything by a half-tone. C sounds like C-sharp, B-flat sounds like C, etc. Some people say they don't notice it, or it doesn't bother them, but (1) Friends has pretty memorable music, and I would notice every time, and (2) I can also hear it in the characters' voices and even with the occasional common sound effect, like a police siren.
I tried to watch the 3rd Rock from the Sun Season 1 R2 PAL release (the R1s are syndicated and edited in Season 1 and Season 2), and the sound was so irritating, I gave up.
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