Disc Menu Blur

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  1. Jamal

    Jamal Auditioning

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    Hello there,

    Sorry if this question has already been asked but I searched for it and couldn't find anything.

    I get to the menu on the disc and the writing is clear for about 2 seconds then the picture changes and becomes blurry. This has happened on almost all of my DVD's. I tried changing my Still Mode from Automatic to Field to Frame, and nothing happened.

    When I play the movie the picture is great but once I come back to the menu it's clear then becomes blurry.

    My player is a Panasonic DVD-RV31 and the TV is a 20" Toshiba Flat, if this makes any difference?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Wierd. I would think this post belongs in one of the hardware threads but, I'll give it a whack anyway.

    It sounds like your player is having trouble with still images.

    It's probably a problem within the player unfortunately. You may want to check your connections, though anyway.

    After I got my new TV I put in Monster's Inc for my first viewing and noticed the picture looked a little "blocky" in parts. I was just about to say "this is the worst transfer I've ever seen!?!? How can Pixar allow this!?!" when I found one of my component connections was a little loose. :b
     
  3. Paul W

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    I have a very similar problem. The image is clear for about 2 seconds and then the resolution seems to drop by half (the images become real blocky).

    I have a Tosh SD5109
     
  4. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

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    This is somewhat noticeable for me on my Toshiba, but it depends on the DVD.
     
  5. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Seen this lots of times- the player hits a freeze flag (i.e. on a menu, or worse on a calibration disc like Video Essentials)- the the freeze frame looks like crap. Seems to come from the fact that the player is stopping on 1/2 of an interlaced frame and isn't doing a good job of creating a still frame.

    Some players just seem to have a problem.

    -Vince
     
  6. Scott D S

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    This happens with my Toshiba SD-2200. But the weird thing is that it only happens with Columbia-TriStar titles like MIB and Spiderman. Viewing a still gallery, for example, is almost impossible because the images are too blurry.
     
  7. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Notice how the common denominator here seems to be Toshiba.

    Vince, where might this thread work best? In A/V Sources or here?
     
  8. Jamal

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    Now that I think about it, you're right, it only really happens on Columbia TriStar DVD's, well at least it is the most noticeable on Columbia... hmm..

    Anyway, sorry if I started this in the wrong forum, new here and haven't really explored the rest of the site.
     
  9. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

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    I *think* Columbia/TriStar has been the culprit on discs that I've noticed it on, as well.
     
  10. Dan M

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    Columbia is indeed the primary culprit!

    I've noticed this menu blur on Columbia titles for some time now. You get a crystal clear image for about a second and then it shifts to a blur.

    But it's not always Columbia/Tristar. I watched Warners INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE the other night and it did the same thing when I clicked on chapter search.

    Most discs seem to work fine which leaves me to think it's more of a software issue
     
  11. Kajs

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    I've been wanting to bring this up for years....

    I have a Panasonic player and it only happens with Columbia titles. What are they doing different than other studios? I think this is a software issue.
     
  12. JayF

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    It happens on my EAD theatervision P, which is built on a Panasonic player.
     

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