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Since nobody else appears to have said anything, I thought I'd just mention that I've just received a....

 

"Groovy new DVD from Kings"

 

Q :)

 

Yes, I got mine on Saturday and am very impressed, except...

 

...there seems to be a slight hiccup towards the end of Master Tallis's Testament. The picture freezes for half a second or so.

I tried in on my laptop and there was a much shorter freeze at exactly the same point.

 

I thought at first that it might be some dust on the disc, but it looks perfectly clear.

 

Have you noticed anything similar?

 

Even if it turns out to be a fault, I am not sure that it is serious enough for me to ask for a replacement. What do you think?

 

John

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Yes, I got mine on Saturday and am very impressed, except...

 

...there seems to be a slight hiccup towards the end of Master Tallis's Testament. The picture freezes for half a second or so.

I tried in on my laptop and there was a much shorter freeze at exactly the same point.

 

I thought at first that it might be some dust on the disc, but it looks perfectly clear.

 

Have you noticed anything similar?

 

Even if it turns out to be a fault, I am not sure that it is serious enough for me to ask for a replacement. What do you think?

 

John

 

An edit maybe?

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An edit maybe?

 

Perhaps, although I would be surprised if such a thing has escaped Priory's quality control. If it is found on other discs, then obviously it is a common fault and I shall probably accept it.

 

If, on the other hand, mine is an exception then it might pay me to ask for a replacement.

 

Of course, it could be that the disc just needs cleaning (although this shouldn't happen with a brand new disc). When I have time, I shall have a go at some careful cleaning.

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Perhaps, although I would be surprised if such a thing has escaped Priory's quality control*. If it is found on other discs, then obviously it is a common fault and I shall probably accept it.

 

If, on the other hand, mine is an exception then it might pay me to ask for a replacement.

 

Of course, it could be that the disc just needs cleaning (although this shouldn't happen with a brand new disc). When I have time, I shall have a go at some careful cleaning.

 

*I'm sure everyone always tries their best but accidents/slips can happen to us all. Remember Priory's adverts showing their DVD from Liverpool Cathedral titled as 'the Father Willis organ of..'? I understand they had to pulp all the covers and start again on that one, once the error was pointed out.

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I have just tried cleaning the disc, although I cannot see anything that needed cleaning. The glitch is still there.

 

I'd be grateful if anyone else who has obtained the DVD would let me know whether they have the same problem. If no-one has, then I shall feel justified in asking for a replacement. After all, once the recording, etc, has been done, pressing additional discs should cost only pence.

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If MTT is a good way into the whole running of the DVD, then the cause is most likely the changing of layers during playback. The laser has to be repositioned to read the second layer, a process which causes a pause which will vary depending on the mechanism. It's there in all commercial releases over a certain length if you look for it; it's just that in some cases it's more noticeable than others.

 

If I'm right, any replacements will show the same "fault".

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I sometimes find that DVDs that have problems playing on the DVD player linked to my television work perfectly when played via my computer system. The James Lancelot Elgar Sonata DVD is a prime example; it plays perfectly on my computer system but will not play at all via my television/DVD set-up.

 

Perhaps I need a new DVD player although mine is only about 9 years old and plays multi-Region (including USA imports) alright.

 

Malcolm

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If MTT is a good way into the whole running of the DVD, then the cause is most likely the changing of layers during playback. The laser has to be repositioned to read the second layer, a process which causes a pause which will vary depending on the mechanism. It's there in all commercial releases over a certain length if you look for it; it's just that in some cases it's more noticeable than others.

 

If I'm right, any replacements will show the same "fault".

 

Although I am no expert, I feel it unlikely that the changeover of 'layers' would take place during a piece, and almost at the end too.

 

I still hope to hear from someone else who has bought this disc, as to whether they have found the same problem at the same place. It occurs almost at the end of Master Tallis's Testament, in the final 'quiet bit'.

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I'd be grateful if anyone else who has obtained the DVD would let me know whether they have the same problem...

 

My copy has the same problem at 17.22 into the disk. I should say it is a general fault. Though I tend to agree that it is not worth returning it.

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My copy has the same problem at 17.22 into the disk. I should say it is a general fault. Though I tend to agree that it is not worth returning it.

 

Agreed. It is not that serious and, if it is indeed a general fault, there would be little point in replacing it anyway.

 

Thanks for your help, by the way.

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