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Old 12-26-00, 02:55 PM
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I'm looking to buy an entry level DVD player (Panasonic RV30, Pioneer 333, Toshiba 1600) and I would like to bring along some DVDs to test play-ability. I hear that The Matrix is one that can have trouble playing track 10.

Any other suggestions on DVDs (or even suggestions on DVD Players)?

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Old 12-26-00, 03:45 PM
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You may want to bring along a DVD with seamless-branching (ie. T2: Ultimate Edition).

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Old 12-26-00, 05:15 PM
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I concur with Bartley. Seamless branching seems to be the new thing that some low end players have trouble with(Apex, Oritron, etc). The Abyss is also a seamless branching title(I can't think of any others besides T2:UE and Abyss though).

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OK, can you help with the spot in T2 where I would have to go to see the problem? Or is it a problem even playing the disk?
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Another seamless brancher -- XMen.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by CheapBastid:
OK, can you help with the spot in T2 where I would have to go to see the problem?
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The DVD has a booklet that lists all of the "new" materials with their chapter number. Just play the "Special Edition" and skip to a chapter right before the "new" material and check to see if it plays seamlessly. (This would work the same for any seamlessly branched movie, but T2 is a good choice.)

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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Johnny Ringo:
Another seamless brancher -- XMen.
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X Men does not use seemless branching. It basically takes specific scenes and incorporates them into various parts of the film.


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