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Old 02-27-21, 08:45 PM
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I'm watching a blu-ray but I can't seem to turn the angle icon off. What should I do?
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Re: Angle Icon

There should be an Off setting for it in the player's Setup menu. What disc is showing it?
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Re: Angle Icon

If all else fails, unplug the blu-ray for a few minutes
Old 03-02-21, 10:15 PM
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Re: Angle Icon

Usually it means you hit the multi-angle button on your DVD player's remote by accident.
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Re: Angle Icon

Unfortunately, on some players you can *not* disable this icon from showing up. Some LG models don't have the option to disable that icon being displayed. If it *can* be disabled you'll find the option in the main system menu - the one available before a disc is loaded.
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Re: Angle Icon

What does an "Angle" button do? I remember seeing a symbol like that on a DVD player when I was really little, and had no idea what it does.
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Re: Angle Icon

"When I was really little"? God, I feel old.

It essentially lets you select alternate video tracks, the same way the Audio button selects alternate sound tracks. They called them "angles" because they figured it would be most often used to select different camera angles shooting the same scene, but it wasn't really used that much. There were a few concert discs that had some songs where you could use it to keep the screen on just one performer in the band. It's most often used now to show credit sequences and other text that appears in a movie in different languages- notice that on recent Disney Blu-Rays the playback blanks for a second while changing languages. That's because it's switching both the audio and "angle".
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Old 03-14-21, 07:30 AM
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Re: Angle Icon

I used to know a guy who had some porn DVDs that used the multi angle feature (for obvious reasons), so you would use the angle button to toggle between the different camera angles.

Also, on the non-porn front, I have a German DVD of a eurocrime film (Franco Prosperiís Meet Him And Die) in which you can use the angle button during playback to toggle between the theatrical cut of the film and the directorís cut.
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Re: Angle Icon

More examples:

With the colorized editions of Ray Harryhausen's 20 Million Miles to the Earth, Earth vs. Flying Saucers, and Beast from 20,000 Fathoms the "angle" button allows you to switch from the colorized to BW versions on the fly.

With the BR "updated visuals" release of Star Trek:The Original Series the "angle" button switches specific scenes from the original visual effects sequence to the updated visual effects sequence on the fly.
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Old 03-14-21, 09:52 AM
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Re: Angle Icon

Also just remembered that one of the films in the Halloween series has a US DVD with multi angle features, it might be the US DVD of Halloween Resurrection, canít remember, I just remember the angle icon appearing at times during the film.

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