Smallville Season 5: No ENGLISH Subtitles! Why? Does R2 have them?

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  1. Manendra

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    Just realized that Smallville season 5 has no English subtitles!! I don't understand why this is since seasons 1-4 had them. Any ideas?

    Also, does anyone know for sure whether the UK version of season 5 has English subtitles?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Since I don't have the set, I'm just guessing but is it possible that the set has closed captions (turned on via your TV) instead of English subtitles. I've seen a few TV releases that have done that.
     
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    Yeah, it has Closed Captioning but those don't help when viewing through a projector or through a TV that does not support CC.

    Does no one here own the region 2 set?

    No ideas why Warner left out English ST in this set only? The HD-DVD of season 5 has English STs. So, why not this?? [​IMG]
     
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    Cost cutting measures, according to Gord from tvshowsondvd.com. Still puzzling why HD has them, though.
     
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    And, I read some place that R2 has them. So, isn't Warner cutting costs on those?

    But I don't have confirmation on the R2 ST. Anybody?
     
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    They stopped putting them on the DVDs in order to save money, but that doesn't make sense if another release has them (since they would be the same files used).

    Gord
     
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    I did a search on DVD Basen and found 2 reviews that mention it has English subtitles.

    Gord
     
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    Thanks a lot, Gord. Guess I'll go ahead and order the set from Amazon UK.
     
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    glad I didnt buy this from Amazon yet. I just bought seasons 1 2 3 for $17 each from amazon's sale!
     
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    It also sucks because closed captions won't work in a with a progressive scan player (no 480p). They don't work with 1080i (upscaled) either.
     
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    Meaningless decisions these executives take... [​IMG]
     
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    i love having subtitles on
     
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    That makes two of us! [​IMG]
     
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    this means, althought I bought S1 2 3 from Amazon.com, I will be buying S5 from .co.uk [​IMG]
     
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    Folks,

    I just received Smallville Season 5, region 2, from Amazon.co.uk and wanted to confirm the fact that it DOES have English subtitles unlike its region 1 counterpart.

    I simply cannot understand Warner's logic... [​IMG]
     
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    Well, it isn't just Smallville. It appears that Warner in region 1 doesn't use English subtitles on any sets. I'm not sure when it started but The West Wing season 6 and Veronica Mars season 2 do not have subtitles either. It seems clear to me that Warner execs (region 1) don't give a damn about hearing impaired viewers.
     

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