I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown

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  1. MarcoBiscotti

    MarcoBiscotti Producer

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    Has anyone purchased this DVD yet, and if so, could you please watch the "Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales" feature and let me know if you notice an incredible ammount of pixelation?

    I'm not sure if my disc is defective or if the DVD was not properly mastered but I purchased this last night and it is almost unwatchable - it's that bad! I don't know any other way to describe the glitch other than asolutely horrible pixelation which appears to almost freeze the picture frames and distort the image quality heavily (sort of like when you're playing a video game and the screen/image breaks up for a few seconds)! This literally occurs every 30-40 seconds and there are some scenes where it's just painful to watch.

    Just check out the beginning of the first short, I believe it's first noticeable when Rerun goes to see "Snoopy Claus" about his Christmas presents. This occurs about a minute or so into the feature, if not less.

    Again, the entire "Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales" portion of the DVD is subject to this and I would like to know if I should try and replace my copy or if Paramount could have possibly been so sloppy to have mastered the DVD like this!

    I wish I could take a screen grab to give an example, I've never seen pixelation on any DVD like this before!
     
  2. David Lambert

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    Marco, what player(s) have you seen this pixelation on?

    I don't have my copy yet; I haven't been able to locate it so far. I'm checking a few other stores today, though.
     
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    I've only tried it on my JVC (purchased last year) which is a fairly high-end unit and I've NEVER encountered such problems with any discs in the past - In fact I've never had any problems with ANY disc before!

    If it was any other release I would have tested it out with another player before posting this but I own every single one of Paramount's other Charlie Brown/Peanut releases to boot so I very much doubt my player compatibility is the cause of this...

    It's got to be either a defective disc or shoddy production oversights and I'm leaning toward the latter since it's only this one portion of the DVD that's subject to the problems.

    The actual full-length television special itself along with the Charlie Brown's Christmas "making-of" all seem to playback fine and quality is on par with all past releases. But this "Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales" is terrible!

    ???
     
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    Nevertheless, I'd suggest giving it a shot on another player if you have one handy. If not, exchange it for another copy at your store before deciding it has shoddy production oversights! [​IMG]
     
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    :}

    I'll take it by my mom's later this afternoon and test it out one the family player, but if you're able to pick it up this afternoon and give it a once-over, be sure to let me know!
     
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    Thanks so much Joel!

    Did you focus on the specific scenes I mentioned?

    I guess you wouldn't really have had to look out for them actually, cause it's blatantly obvious on my disc so I guess I just got a defective pressing.

    Good to know! [​IMG]


    First bad disc I ever wound up with.

    Oh well... back to the store it goes tomorrow!



    (gonna read the review now)
     
  7. John McM

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    while we're on the subject of Peanuts. Anyone know if specials such as "He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown" or films like Snoopy Come Home or Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown will be coming anytime?
     
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    I would LOVE to see other Peanuts speacials on dvd. ESPECIALLY Bon Voyage Charlie Brown!!!
     
  9. John McM

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    I would LOVE to see other Peanuts speacials on dvd. ESPECIALLY Bon Voyage Charlie Brown!!!

    ::high-five: Bon Voyage is my favorite Peanuts related special besides Great Pumpkin and Charlie Brown Christmas, I taped that off tv as a kid and literally wore the videotape out.
     
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    Great Pumpkind and Charlie Brown Chistmas are available both seperately or in the holiday collection box. I have them in the holiday box since it also includes Charlie Brown Thanksgiving also available as a seperate DVD.

    Bon Voyage I don't recall seeing but I'm sure wil be out eventually. I am really hoping that all of the peanuts stuff including the series make it to DVD. A lot of this stuff was out on VHS.
     
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    It came in the mail today. I'll probably watch it tomorrow. [​IMG]

    I would love to have all of the Peanuts specials and movies, too.
     
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    I picked up A Charlie Brown Christmas and Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown some time back, I'm hoping to pick up the rest of the collection over time cause they're just so nice [​IMG]
     

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