"FORMULA 1 2000" DVD incompatible w/ Sony

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jim A. Banville, Oct 6, 2001.

  1. Jim A. Banville

    Jim A. Banville Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 1999
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    On both the NS300 and NS700 Sony DVD players, about a minute into the US Grand Prix, a red pixelated bar shows up across the screen and the screen flashes every few seconds. This same disc played perfectly on three different DVD players (my laptop [unknown DVD-ROM drive] and Panasonic and Technics players). I plan on exchanging the disc, but I'm curious if anyone else with one of these Sony models can play the US Grand Prix without these problems. I did re-calibrate the NS300's laser, and I cleaned the DVD itself, but nothing helped.
    Jim
     
  2. Jim A. Banville

    Jim A. Banville Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 1999
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    So, no one else owns this DVD and a Sony DVD player?
     
  3. Darrel McBane

    Darrel McBane Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 1999
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    0
    It plays fine on my Sony 9000ES.
    ------------------
     
  4. John Nelson

    John Nelson Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 1999
    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Being a big fan, I'd love to have an NTSC DVD of Formula One, especially one that includes the digital in-car footage Bernie Ecclestone never allows us to see here in the U.S.
    Where did you get this DVD from, Jim?
     
  5. Jim A. Banville

    Jim A. Banville Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 1999
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    I got it from www.dvdempire.com.
    Darrell,
    So you can play the entire US Grand Prix footage without a hitch? The rest of the disc plays perfecly on my NS300.
    thanks
    Jim
     
  6. Michael St. Clair

    Joined:
    May 3, 1999
    Messages:
    6,001
    Likes Received:
    0
    The ABC broadcast of the USGP did indeed, for the first time, show many of the in-car shots that are usually reserved for Pay Per View.
    It was great, too bad the announcers sucked.
     
  7. Darrel McBane

    Darrel McBane Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 1999
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jim, yes it played fine. I rented it off Netflix so I can't try it again. But I didn't notice anything that you have seen.
    ------------------
     
  8. Jason Hennigan

    Jason Hennigan Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 1999
    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Jason Hennigan
    Is this DVD any good?
    What all is on it?
     
  9. Jim A. Banville

    Jim A. Banville Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 1999
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    "Is this DVD any good?
    What all is on it?"
    If you like Formula 1, I suspect you'd like it. It has highlights from each of last year's races. It has additional in-car shots, etc. I only wish it had full track in-car shots [​IMG] They only last about 10 seconds each.
    Jim
     
  10. Tom Morgan

    Tom Morgan Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 1999
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    It plays fine on my RP91. I like the in car shots because some really line up great with the GP3 racing game for the computer.
    ------------------
    [​IMG]
    Tom&Amy's DVD's
     
  11. Graeme Clark

    Graeme Clark Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2000
    Messages:
    2,180
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm a big F1 fan, but I thought this disc was terrible. Not something I'd buy again.
    The Speedvision coverage of this years USGP had much more in car camera views than I was used to (usually watch the ITV feed on TSN). It was quite fun to watch, but they also missed a few important things while on these shots.
    ------------------
     

Share This Page