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Yeah Im not huge fan of flippers ethier

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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   BobSchneider


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Posted September 04 2007 - 04:29 PM

Although with season one Wanted dead or Alive I havent had any real issues. The flipper set that gave me the most grief was season one of Kung fu . Called sony and ask for replacments for the defective disks and was basically told to go boink myself. I eventually replace the defective set with one I pick up used. I'm not thrilled with WDA's time compression but I can live with it, the video captures are pretty decent and sense I dont have cable or sat, I dont have access to classic movie/tv series channels Other than channel 56 in SoCal which has never ran WDA its the only way I every see WDA. I got it cheap and it works for me.
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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Corey3rd



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Posted September 05 2007 - 12:03 AM

flippers annoy me when getting them from netflix and BBO since 1 in 3 sent to me contained the wrong DVD. The folks at the distribution center can't read the rings so it's just the ugly nature of the beast.
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#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Jeff Willis

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Posted September 05 2007 - 01:55 AM

Bob S: Thanks for answering, ironically, a question that I posted on the other WDOA S3 thread a minute ago. I guess the Time-Compression is the reason that I always display a very low Bit Rate when viewing the S1 set? Strange, though, that another T/C set (Combat!) displays a Bit Rate that I'm used to seeing with all of my other TV/DVD sets (4-7 Bit Rate). As for the "Flipper" issue, I've been fairly fortunate with my sets, only having to exchange a couple of the older Universal 18's a couple of years ago. But, I may have a less-stringent guideline for exchanging a set. If I see a momentary pixtel'ing or freeze-up throughout an entire set, I won't return it for exchange. If there is any "skipping" though, it goes back for a new one. I play all of my DVD's on a Std Pioneer DV-578A R-Free player.

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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   BobSchneider


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Posted September 05 2007 - 03:06 AM

LOL oops I ment this to be posted in the large want dead or alive thread, lol my bad. Hey mods is ther any way you can move or intergate these posts to wanted in to the larger wanted dead or live season 3 dvd post?. Posted Image . This is a perfect example why you should post threads late at night after you took a vicdion for your bad backPosted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Sorry LOL.
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Posted September 05 2007 - 07:17 AM

I've been fairly lucky to avoid "flipper" issues. I'm sorry to hear about yours and the horrible way Sony treated you. It's a shame they didn't help you to remedy the situation.
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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Bryan^H



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Posted September 05 2007 - 03:32 PM

My Wonder Woman season 3 is very problematic. On disc 1 it has the same few episodes...ON BOTH SIDES! I guess I can live without the entire run of Wonder Woman, but I really feel cheated.

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