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Old April 14 2014, 08:58 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if there is something wrong with this boxset?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Trek-En...rek+enterprise

So, I bought this boxset of Enterprise, watched the first three discs, and all is good.

However, I've read a few reviews of people complaining about faulty discs. Does anyone know of this was a common problem for this box?
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Old April 21 2014, 12:13 PM   #2
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Re: Does anyone know if there is something wrong with this boxset?

Anyone??

Nearly done with season 1, everything's fine sofar. Checked out two discs of season 4, no worries there. I'm guessing some people have older players that have issues or something?
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Old April 22 2014, 10:23 AM   #3
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Re: Does anyone know if there is something wrong with this boxset?

I don't have that box set, but I have had a lot of trouble with sensitive DVDs recently. Some would work fine, others terribly or not at all. It turned out my player just needed a clean.

Fingers crossed they all work for you!
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Old April 22 2014, 10:54 AM   #4
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Re: Does anyone know if there is something wrong with this boxset?

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I don't have that box set, but I have had a lot of trouble with sensitive DVDs recently. Some would work fine, others terribly or not at all. It turned out my player just needed a clean.

Fingers crossed they all work for you!
My brplayer isn't that old that it requires a cleaning I think, not even a year. And since I've had it, only two discs I have (both dvd) gave me trouble.

So yeah, we'll see.
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Old April 22 2014, 04:51 PM   #5
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Re: Does anyone know if there is something wrong with this boxset?

I have the complete series on DVD, but its NTSC so I don't think that answers the question. Though I've had no issues with any of the discs over the years.
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Old April 22 2014, 05:21 PM   #6
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Re: Does anyone know if there is something wrong with this boxset?

I also can't imagine anything being very wrong with this version, since it's the same dvd's only in a different package. The only thing I can think of, is that some dvds were damaged during packaging, since it's all cardboardsleeves. Who knows.
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Old April 22 2014, 09:31 PM   #7
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Another question about Enterprise dvds....

I know, it's getting annoying....

Anyway... The dvd boxset says the ratio is 1:78. Now, my br player is set to play 4:3 at 4:3 and 16:9 at 16:9. Sofar, never had any issues. However, for some reason, the extras on the dvdset are squashed. Never had that happen with any of my dvds or blurays sofar.

Are the ratios for the episodes different then the extras, and is this causing issues? I don't really care so much, as long as the episodes are fine. It is kinda weird though...
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Re: Another question about Enterprise dvds....

How are they squashed? What does the image actually look like?

If you mean squashed vertically, and there's still black bars on the top and bottom (even on a 16:9 set), it could be that the extras are not anamorphic. Widescreen, yes, but not *anamorphic* widescreen.
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Old April 23 2014, 06:47 PM   #9
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Re: Another question about Enterprise dvds....

Squashed from top to bottom, or streched from side to side, which ever way you want to see it. But your description sounds about right.
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Old April 26 2014, 04:10 AM   #10
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Re: Does anyone know if there is something wrong with this boxset?

No need to start a new thread for every question you might have concerning this, Mage. Threads merged.
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Re: Another question about Enterprise dvds....

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Squashed from top to bottom, or streched from side to side, which ever way you want to see it. But your description sounds about right.
Then it looks like you're looking at material that is widescreen, but not enhanced for 16x9 TVs. That hasn't been a problem for years now, but there's still some old stuff out there that is. The stuff you're looking at doesn't "know" about the existence of 16x9 sets; it assumes you're looking at it on a 4x3 set, and so it's hardcoded for that.

See if your DVD player has a Zoom mode. That should get rid of the black bars.
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Old April 26 2014, 08:00 AM   #12
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Squashed from top to bottom, or streched from side to side, which ever way you want to see it. But your description sounds about right.
Then it looks like you're looking at material that is widescreen, but not enhanced for 16x9 TVs. That hasn't been a problem for years now, but there's still some old stuff out there that is. The stuff you're looking at doesn't "know" about the existence of 16x9 sets; it assumes you're looking at it on a 4x3 set, and so it's hardcoded for that.

See if your DVD player has a Zoom mode. That should get rid of the black bars.
Thanks for the tip. It does look like a thing for older dvd's. Same thing happened to my Serenity dvd, which I haven't watched since we got our blurayplayer. Movie's fine, the extra's look off. So it's probably what you said. But I can live with that it's about the movie, not the extra's.
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