Moulin Rouge - Do I have a bad disc?

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  1. Jeremy Anderson

    Jeremy Anderson Screenwriter

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    We sat down to watch Moulin Rouge tonight on the Panny RV-31, and 4 times during the movie, the screen pixelated and the sound dropped out. The shortest length of time it did this was 4 seconds, but at the climax of the movie (during Come What May) the screen pixelated so that Ewan McGregor's face was split horizontally into 3 sections, and this lasted for a full 10 seconds before it started playing again... but when it starts playing again, the counter is 30 seconds further along (meaning I missed 30 seconds of that final song). The disc was clean and doesn't appear to be damaged in any way... and it does it in the same 4 places every time.

    Is anyone else experiencing anything like this (especially on this player or other Panasonics), or did I just get a bum disc?
     
  2. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    I think you got a bad disc, I just got "Ever After" and could not access any of the menu features, everytime I tried to select something from the menu it would just freeze up. I exchanged it and everything is ok, some discs are just defective.
     
  3. Owen Allaway

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    I got a defective disc, too. Some short pixelation during Chapter 21 on mine (played on an Xbox). Cleaning didn't help, but there were no skipping or sound problems, so it wasn't a huge problem. Annoyingly, though, I'm off to the airport in a few hours and so I can't exchange it until next year.
     
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    My second disk is defective. The DVD was properly seated on the hub when I opened it, but when I removed the disc and examined it I found dozens and dozens of scratches. The only other time that has happened to me was with Get Carter.
     
  5. Jeremy Anderson

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    Well, mine doesn't appear to have any visible scratches or defects... but it sure as hell is annoying to miss 30-second chunks of the movie like that.

    Despite the defective disc, I really didn't like the movie anyway and will probably never watch it again, so I'm hoping I can talk the B&M I bought it from into letting me exchange it for something else.
     
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  7. Sean Conklin

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    I too have a small but noticeable scratch on Disc 1, and both were seated properly, however the disc plays flawlessly.

    I think the people who package these were not very careful with their handling.
     
  8. Gary_E

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    Disc one in my copy was loose as well but played perfectly in my Tosh 5109.

    -Gary
     

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