T2 UE problem is it worth replacing?

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  1. Keith_R

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    I have a problem with my T2:UE. My copy of the disc has audio drop-outs in 2 places. I'm playing it back on a Toshiba 2150 DVD player, I own the DVD-18 version. IMO the disc is probably scratched because I've noticed places on the disc where it looks like it is scratched. The other thing I noticed with my copy is that the disc has a wierd white speckle all around both sides of the disc. I've owned the disc for around almost a year now (a year coming Dec 25.) I was thinking that since this is probably my best disc in my collection and also my favorite movie that I should replace it. Bestbuy has it now for $19.99. My question is, do you think I should buy a brand new disc and replace my aging one I've had since last year? or is there something else I could do to repair this problem? I've already tryed cleaning it and that doesn't work. Any other tips? thanks
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  2. Matthew Anderson

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    Since this is a great DVD for sound and picture I would probably get another another disc. I don't know if you existing one can be repaired.
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    Just curious. Are the dropouts occuring in the DTS or DD mode? I've heard of dropouts in the DTS mode with some discs.
     
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    I'm sorry I really don't have any technical info for you, but can you rent or borrow another copy of T-2 to completely rule out the disc? Or test it on a friends system?
    If it is the disc and you can't get your money back, then yes this movie is worth replacing!!
    But the new T-2 for $19.99 does not have the real tin anymore (actually you still might be able to find one), they are cardboard now, but you probably still have the tin.
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    I have had a few DVDs that have been scratched during shipment. In all cases an application of "CD Scratch Remover" has fixed the problem. One bottle can repair up to 50 DVDs or CDs. You can check it out at www.cdscratchremover.com. Good luck.
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    Mine copy (double disc set) has audio drop outs in DTS
    mode. In DD, no problem. There was a discussion of this
    some time ago and I recall that it was contributed to
    the seamless branching in combination with DTS and
    some players. I have a Pioneer player.
    I think I posted a list of timestamps where the
    drop outs occurred as well.
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    I believe there was mastering problems on the DVD-18 version as to why they came out with the 2-disc DVD-9 versions (which I have with no known problems).
     
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    The DVD 9 versions were brought out because they couldn't produce enough DVD 18 versions in time of the release. The drop outs I recall are a firmware issue. Not a 100% on this but when the DVD came out I believe that was the verdict with others. Try the disc on a friends player and see if the same thing occurs.
     
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    Oh come on.... Wal Mart will take back anything!!! Just go to the counter tell them you bought it the other day and it has some problems, swap it out and viola a new Terminator Disk. You could probably even keep the metal case that your's is in since the new ones are in a cardboard case.
    Remember, Wal-Mart is good for something.!
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    I own a Toshiba 2109 and it sometimes has audio dropouts in DTS for a few of the discs I own. DD is perfectly fine on all of these. It also has a problem with Seamless Branching as The Abyss has paused itself on a few occasions. I believe the problem is as RickardL stated, that the dropouts are most likely attributed to the player.
     
  11. Leon Liew

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    I have the Pioneer 525 since 1999. So far did not experience
    any audio dropouts on DTS or DD. Layer changes is seamless
    with this player. I have the T2 UE DVD 18 version and never
    encounter the problem posted. Regarding the white speckle it
    could be DVD rot. Its a great disc & worth keeping.
    Regarding the audio dropouts it could be firmware problem
    as mentioned by some of you.
     
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    Just a tid bit of info:
    Onkyo recievers will drop out in DTS with the Re-Eq on!
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  13. RickardL

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    One dropout occurs when the T-1000 knocks on the door
    at John Connor's foster parents. It is sort of around the
    time of the knock and the door being opened, it
    occurs at 16:52.
    Just FYI, I have a Pioneer DV-727 and a Sony receiver.
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  14. Leon Liew

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    I have the Onkyo 676. The RE:Q is always on. It helps
    with cutting away brightness in dialoque from centre spkr.
    Played the chapter 11 in question on DTS several times &
    did not notice any dropoff at all. It was seamless! Love
    the T2 UE DVD.
     
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    I have a Pioneer DV717, and the T2 DVD 18 version
    I noticed an audio dropout (both DD and DTS) right near the end just after the Terminator has gone. I think it occurs right at the point where the branching takes over as it doesn't drop out when I play the theatrical version, but does when i play the SE or Extended SE version.
    Have people who have noticed the audio dropouts tried playing the theatrical version at the same point as where they notice the audio dropout??
     

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