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Blake's 7 Layer Change defect!

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#1 of 5 Tony J Case

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Posted March 10 2004 - 09:35 PM

Hey folks -

It would seem that there is a problem with the Blake's 7 set released just a week ago that I thought I'd pass along. On a great number of players, it seems that the B7 discs freeze, skip or lock up. Not all of them mind you, but quite a few.

(I would be one of the unlucky ones - my Malata DVP-520 skips at the layer change.)

I'd post the link where I found more information, but this stupid forum wont let me. So figure it out for yourselves:

If you want to email the BBC themeselves about the matter - send it here: support. bbcmultimedia@bbc. co. uk

#2 of 5 alan halvorson

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Posted March 16 2004 - 12:24 AM

Disc 1 of my set froze at the layer change on my JVC 500 also. Fast forwarded through it. I guess it's good to know that it's the disc and not the player.

I've never had any problem including a link with my posts using the "http://" button; does this not work for you?
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#3 of 5 Tony J Case

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Posted March 16 2004 - 06:44 AM

The button works fine, but after I hit 'submit', I get a screen saying that URLs are not allowed.

BTW - this is the mail that the BBC sent me:

Thank you for contacting us. We are investigating this matter and will contact you as soon as possible.

Your customer number is XYZ-123

If you need further assistance, please do not respond to this message, instead call our technical support staff at
the telephone number indicated on your DVD packaging.

A total non-answer, but better than the "It's your player, not the disc" that the Beeb was handing out a week after release.

#4 of 5 Mark_Wilson



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Posted March 17 2004 - 12:38 PM

I had the same problem but thought it was the old JVC XV-SA75 I was playing it on. I'll have to try it on the Philips 727.

#5 of 5 Mark J W

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Posted March 24 2004 - 06:38 PM

It has happened on my JVC on at least the first two, and if I remember right the third disk as well (I haven't gotten to the fourth yet...)
A brief moment on the FF button got me through it each time.
Annoying, but worth it to watch these again!