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Do you buy DVDs with hard subtitles?


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#1 of 9 Jeff Ulmer

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Posted July 16 2009 - 06:05 AM

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 of 9 DeWilson

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Posted July 16 2009 - 07:27 AM

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 of 9 R-T-C Tim

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Posted July 16 2009 - 10:29 AM

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
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#4 of 9 Ed Moxley

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Posted July 16 2009 - 11:44 AM

I despise subtitles! I do not like having to read the movie. You miss too much of the movie......
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#5 of 9 Jeff Ulmer

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Posted July 16 2009 - 04:34 PM

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 of 9 Brian McHale

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Posted July 17 2009 - 01:35 AM

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.

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#7 of 9 James 'Tiger' Lee

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Posted July 17 2009 - 03:45 AM



Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian McHale 

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.
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 of 9 WadeM

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Posted July 20 2009 - 07:07 AM

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

#9 of 9 Cees Alons

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Posted July 20 2009 - 09:41 PM

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Hard subtitles? 


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