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"Quincy, M.E.", Season 3 where are you?


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#141 of 205 FanCollector

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Posted January 10 2012 - 06:14 AM

Again, the running times are shorter because of the slight speed difference, rather than any edits. Unfortunately, season 4 (and soon, season 5) of Quincy are not yet available anywhere in Region 1, so PAL is the only option for unedited episodes at this time.



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Posted January 10 2012 - 06:31 AM

Yes, I would have to agree that the prints look fantastic and the speed-up thing is not a bother even in the slightest. Madman's service was top-notch as well, I pre-ordered these and had them in my hands (in the US) on November 16th, same day as they were released.

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Posted January 11 2012 - 12:47 AM

The running times should be accurate and not based on those from Universal otherwise it's misleading to buyers. Shorter run times show whether they're edited or not and that would be information a buyer would want to know. Are these only in PAL or are they also available for NTSC? If PAL, there's no reason for me to bother with them since I don't have a dual region DVD player.

PAL/NTSC and DVD regions aren't the same thing, though. If the boxset is region-free (as foreign DVD releases sometimes are), your only concern would be whether your player is capable of converting the PAL signal to NTSC (which many DVD players--though not all--can do, often 'behind the scenes') or not, or if it can output a pure PAL signal if your display can handle it. It is a compatibility issue, but one totally separate from region compatibility.

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Posted January 11 2012 - 04:23 AM

Definitely a worthwhile distinction, but the Madman releases are not region-free either.



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Posted January 11 2012 - 05:02 AM

Definitely a worthwhile distinction, but the Madman releases are not region-free either.

Ah! Part of the reason I even bothered to make the distinction is that, quite often it seems, several Australian released are encoded region-free, particularly if it's a title they expect to do a fair amount of export-related sales on (Darkroom, for instance).

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Posted January 11 2012 - 05:13 AM

If that is the case, then I may have been hasty. My copy of Darkroom is labeled Region 4. If it is, in fact, secretly encoded region-free, then maybe the Quincy set is the same. Neither will play on my Region 1 DVD players, but if you are correct about Darkroom, then it may just be the PAL thing.



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Posted January 11 2012 - 06:09 AM

If that is the case, then I may have been hasty. My copy of Darkroom is labeled Region 4. If it is, in fact, secretly encoded region-free, then maybe the Quincy set is the same. Neither will play on my Region 1 DVD players, but if you are correct about Darkroom, then it may just be the PAL thing.

If it is a region issue, the player will typically display something of that nature in it's display at the player itself. However, if it is a NTSC/PAL compatibility issue at your display, the player will not know that and it should show a normal display for playback.

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Posted January 11 2012 - 06:36 AM

if it's a region issue, you should get a "wrong region" message (or something similar) on your television (and perhaps on the front panel of the player, too). Although several players will convert PAL to NTSC on the fly, there are some name brands (Panasonic and Sony are perhaps the most notorious) whose US players are intentionally engineered to be NTSC-only by the manufacturer. No idea if you'd get any kind of error message in those cases. There are many cases (particularly in Australia) where the package may display "Region 4", while the discs themselves are actually encoded for all regions. The Umbrella releases of ITV sitcoms (Man About the House, George & MIldred, etc.) were one such example. I know there is computer freeware out there for PC or Mac that you can download and use to tell what region(s) a particular disc is encoded for (assuming your computer has a DVD drive).

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Posted January 11 2012 - 07:24 AM

My old Denon displays a message on screen, as well as the player's display when attempting to play an invalid region. I mentioned the player display in this case because the person wasn't sure if it was a display compatiility or region code issue. So this approach might narrow it down for them. Also, even when it comes to players doing on the fly conversion, it may not be capable for all inputs connections. For example, i have a Marantz that can perform NTSC and PAL conversions on component but not on HDMI. That makes me think the capability happened to be available within a chipset along the analog path but not within the digital path.

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Posted January 11 2012 - 08:33 AM

Both my Samsung and Sony players show a compatibility error message with Darkroom.



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Posted January 11 2012 - 11:17 AM



Originally Posted by FanCollector 

If that is the case, then I may have been hasty. My copy of Darkroom is labeled Region 4. If it is, in fact, secretly encoded region-free, then maybe the Quincy set is the same. Neither will play on my Region 1 DVD players, but if you are correct about Darkroom, then it may just be the PAL thing.



Same here. My copy of Darkroom is labelled as Region 4, but (as discussed earlier on in this thread) will not play on a Region 2 player (only a multi-region player). Did get a "wrong region" onscreen message with Darkroom on a Region 2 player. Yet the two Blackjack (Austrailian detective series) DVD volume sets, which are also Region 4, will play on a Region 2 player.



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Posted January 11 2012 - 02:52 PM

Same here. My copy of Darkroom is labelled as Region 4, but (as discussed earlier on in this thread) will not play on a Region 2 player (only a multi-region player). Did get a "wrong region" onscreen message with Darkroom on a Region 2 player. Yet the two Blackjack (Austrailian detective series) DVD volume sets, which are also Region 4, will play on a Region 2 player.

I believe that any shows that are from Universal and licenced to Madman have to be set for region 4.

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Posted May 31 2012 - 10:14 AM

Decided to get Madman's Region 4 release of the third season of Quincy, M.E. Might get the fourth season, depending on what the set is like.



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Posted May 31 2012 - 03:42 PM

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Posted June 01 2012 - 08:24 AM

I really want just one more season in R1 so I can see Jessica Walter's great dual role as a female newscaster who gets murdered by her twin sister who then assumes her identity.

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Posted June 01 2012 - 11:19 AM

Is the post before last a spam post?



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Posted June 02 2012 - 02:24 PM

I also would like it if they got a move on with season 3 of quincy

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Posted June 03 2012 - 01:26 AM

I also would like it if they got a move on with season 3 of quincy

This thread has talked about both region 1 and region 4 releases, but i'm confused by your post, since Season 3 has been released for years: http://www.amazon.co...89&sr=8-1-spell

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Posted June 03 2012 - 05:01 AM

Yes, the Universal (Region 1) releases of Quincy, M.E. are as far as the third season, Universal Playback (Region 2) released just the first and second seasons boxset, and Region 4 in Austrailia is as far as the fifth season at the moment.



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Posted June 03 2012 - 08:32 AM

Yes, the Universal (Region 1) releases of Quincy, M.E. are as far as the third season, Universal Playback (Region 2) released just the first and second seasons boxset, and Region 4 in Austrailia is as far as the fifth season at the moment.

oh yeah, north america is region 1, i typed 2 by mistake, so i fixed my post to avoid further confusion. Maybe Tim is in the UK, it's sort of a shame the forum software doesn't automatically show the poster's location.




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