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Do you buy DVDs with hard subtitles?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Jeff Ulmer, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jeff Ulmer

    Jeff Ulmer Well-Known Member

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    Just a quick survey - I am wondering what your opinion is of foreign language DVDs being released with only hard (burned in) subtitles. Would this affect your decision to buy at all?
     
  2. DeWilson

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    Depends on the film. :)

    As long as the film is in English, and there's no other way to get it, I'll snag it.
     
  3. R-T-C Tim

    R-T-C Tim Well-Known Member

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    EDIT: You are talking about English subtitles on foreign movies, not the other way around...

    I have no problem with this at all. Not ideal since you can't turn them off for getting screenshots etc., but not a deal breaker for me.


    Edited by R-T-C Tim - 7/19/2009 at 01:12 pm GMT
     
  4. Ed Moxley

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    I despise subtitles! I do not like having to read the movie. You miss too much of the movie......
     
  5. Jeff Ulmer

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    Okay, just to be clear on what the question is:
    The film's original language is something other than English. The subtitles are hard encoded. Would this deter you from purchasing the DVD?
     
  6. Brian McHale

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    It wouldn't deter me from buying. In many ways, it might be preferable. You wouldn't be at the mercy of how your player handles subtitles.
     
  7. James 'Tiger' Lee

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    Yeah, my Sony occasionally will break up subtitles for some reason

    I don't mind fixed if they're not too obtrusive and are good english. I hate the forced subtitles on old Hong Kong film prints - the English there would shame a caveman
     
  8. WadeM

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    I'd rather not buy ones with hard subtitles, but I was told by one of the DVD companies that sometimes they have to use hard subtitles as part of the licensing agreement.

    Edit: And to answer the original question, it wouldn't stop me from buying the movie, I just wouldn't like it.


    Edited by WadeM - 7/21/2009 at 02:47 pm GMT
     
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