Roger Rabbit Vista Series - known problems?

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  1. Jean Weitzmann

    Jean Weitzmann Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,

    Maybe I've missed something that everyone already knows about, but is anyone having playback problems with Disc2 (WideScreen) of the Vista Series edition of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".

    I'm at my third exchanged copy and I am getting the same problems everytime:
    * Picture "freezes" for 1 second (like a bad layer change). This happens at least 3 or 4 times during the movie.
    * DTS sound sometimes is not lipsync'ed.

    Thanks,
    JW
     
  2. Patrick McCart

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    I haven't had problems with the layer change or the DTS track on my copy.
     
  3. David Allum

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    Are you using a Sony? There are reports of problems with some players in the following thread:

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=132514

    I can't comment on the DTS issue but I get similar freezes on my Sony 7700. Initially I thought it was a faulty disk but a replacement did the same.
     
  4. Bill Williams

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    As far as the film itself goes, I haven't encountered any problems with either the widescreen or the foolscreen/pan and scam version.

    But I do, however, have one particular problem with the disc. It's the interactive game on Disc 2, the one where if you miss a shot, you have to answer a trivia question correctly in order to continue. Has anyone found a solution to this game yet? I can't find a solution anywhere online.
     
  5. Jean Weitzmann

    Jean Weitzmann Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks David,
    I also have a SONY DVP-S7700 (Region-free, PAL/NTSC) + Cinematrix 720p RGBHV outputs.
    It seems that there are quite a few problems with this DVD on SONY 7700 and 9000 players (also on some JVC players, it seems).
    I'll try it on my bedroom player (Toshiba SD-6200) to check.

    Any word from Buena Vista on a corrected re-release?
    The previous thread is almost 1 year old.

    JW
     
  6. Jean Weitzmann

    Jean Weitzmann Stunt Coordinator

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    anyone else?
     
  7. Joshua Lane

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    Why would Buena issue a new version when it's obvious that the player is faulty and not the DVD?
     
  8. Craig Robertson

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    not just Sony, the widescreen version on disc 2 is unplayable on my Pioneer DV-37.


    this happens continually until it turns into big blocks and freezes completely. Joshua Lane's opinion notwithstanding, BV should issue a replacement.
     
  9. paul:hillsdon

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    My copy is just fine, although it is Canadian.
     
  10. Simon Basso

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    Me too on a 7700, just stops at random places, then starts up again, but I've never had a total freeze. I get similar on Disney's Treasure Planet, but always at the same places. Clearly they won't re-issue either disc, but it has made me wary of buying Disney again, these are the only two out of 400 discs that do this.
     
  11. Thomas Koeberl

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    I have the Canadian Version of WFRR and a SONY 7700. No problems whatsoever, though.
     
  12. Ray H

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    That's right! I nearly forgot. I do remember some slight problem with my Pioneer. I think it froze up slightly at the layer change or something, but I was able to get through it. I can't check it out now, but I'll try tomorrow or something.
     

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