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Old 05-24-03, 02:10 PM
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Playback Problem with Dances With Wolves SE

Just picked up the 4-hour SE of DWW released this week. About an hour into the movie, the picture and sound began to freeze momentarily. It did this about 50 times before the movie was over (both sides of the disc). I played it on a Philips DVDR985 recorder. I've watched dozens of movies on this machine and never had this problem with any other discs. Anyone else having problems with this movie?
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Old 05-24-03, 02:51 PM
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no problems at all. you must try it on another player so you can rule out either the player or the disc. could just be a screwed disc....exchange it if nothing else.
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Old 05-24-03, 08:18 PM
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Had the same thing happen, not to the same extent as yours though. About 2-3 times, it looked like a frame was either skipped or doubled. Didn't really happen enough for me to care.

However on the special features, I had problems with all the trailers. So maybe some of the discs weren't pressed properly.
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Old 05-24-03, 09:31 PM
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I experienced a similar problem, but I was playing it on a very old dvd player. I tried it on a brand new Sony and it played beautifully.
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Same problem here, but only once during the film, about 1/2 way thru the second side.
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Old 05-25-03, 10:48 AM
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I had a similar problem. Don't know the exact chapter, but it was right at the moment, after Dunbar sees the Buffalo, and goes back to the camps. He gets pulled off his horse and everything freezes...if I wait a few seconds, then it skips to the next chapter.

Ah, back to BB I go.
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Originally posted by MrVette99
Same problem here, but only once during the film, about 1/2 way thru the second side.
It was probably during the layer change. Was it during the scene where:

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Dunbar being held by the Army after he went back to get his journal.
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Same thing here. Only time during the whole movie where there was a slight pause.
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I remeber this happening to people over T2. Also a DVD-18. Maybe that has something to do with it.
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What kind of players are you all using? I haven't had time to watch my copy yet, but I've had similar problems with some Buena Vista disks on my Sony 7700. I hope MGM disks don't start giving me trouble too.

Is there any pixelating and skipping along with the pauses? I ask because my copy of the Wintalkers SE does this so bad that it's unwatchable. Hopefully it's just a defective disk.
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Originally posted by greatjedi
What kind of players are you all using? I haven't had time to watch my copy yet, but I've had similar problems with some Buena Vista disks on my Sony 7700. I hope MGM disks don't start giving me trouble too.
Ooops, usually I'll include my player but forgot. Quick review... mine played fine. I have a Toshiba 4800
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Well, I watched the first hour last night and I didn't have any problems. Hopefully none pop up later on.
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Originally posted by TomOpus
It was probably during the layer change. Was it during the scene where:

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Dunbar being held by the Army after he went back to get his journal.
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Same thing here. Only time during the whole movie where there was a slight pause.
Same area, but it's not a slight pause. The picture and audio go hay-wire.
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Old 05-29-03, 10:00 PM
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Didn't think it was worth starting a new thread for this:

On my Cyberhome 500 player, the English subtitles cannot be turned off during this movie. Selecting "none" from the main menu doesn't work, and the subtitle button on the remote is disabled during playback of this particular disc.

I haven't watched more than five minutes of the movie because of this (it's extremely distracting to me)... Anyone else experience this problem?
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Old 05-30-03, 12:23 AM
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...um, 3/4 of the movie has english subtitles. Kinda helps if you don't speak Sioux.

Just finished watching all 4 hours. No problems here. Just a regular layer change on the second disc.
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Hmm, I didn't word it very well... :P

I get English subtitles for everything, not just when the Sioux are speaking. It's basically like the subtitle problem mentioned in the Red Violin review.
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no problem on my pioneer 414
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