The Hunt for Red October SE and Toshiba

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  1. AlexK

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    I'm having trouble with THFRO SE and my Toshiba SD-2109. At the beginning of chapter 7 (1:05:21), when the film cuts to a white screen, the picture is flickering for a few seconds, and my TV loses the 16:9 flag and switches to 4:3.

    When I play the disc in my DVD-ROM (also a Toshiba (SD-M1612)), everything's fine.

    I guess my 2109 may have some trouble with the layer change. Is the layer change located at chapter 7? Has anyone else experienced this?
     
  2. Dave Molinarolo

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    The layer change is at a very strange and awkward place. Most awkward place I think I have ever seen on a disc. It takes place somewhere during the conversation in the captain's quarters on the USS Enterprise. It's right in the middle of the conversation almost in mid-sentence, but not really if you know what I mean.

    As you know, most layer changes occur during the change of a scene or at least camera angle change, but this one occured within the same shot. So much so that I thought my player locked up.
     
  3. AlexK

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    I've bought a second copy, same problem. I guess it's a compatibility issue then. [​IMG]
     
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    Plays fine thru that time-point on my Toshiba player.
     
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    I just checked the layer switch on my toshiba and it was fine.
     
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    It was fine on my toshiba.
    SD-3805
     
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    Worked fine when I watched it. I have a Toshiba SD-2109.
     
  9. AlexK

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    Is it just me, or is this an amusing coincidence? Of course I'm not amused by the difficulty you're having with your player, but...

    Wasn't Toshiba implicated in the compromise of secrets related to US submarine technology back in the 80's?

    Now, one of their DVD players won't play "The Hunt for Red October"?

    I'd file this under "Things that make you go "Hmmmm"."
     
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  12. Philip Verdieck

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    There were 2 companies in the incident.

    The Japanese company (either Toshiba or Hitachi) sold the computers. A Norwegian company sold the metal milling equipment. The combination of the two allowed the Soviets to advance their propeller design, and make their subs quieter.
     
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    I just looked for you and my Toshiba SD-2109 is running version ROM 1.5.
     
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    Thanks, James. I guess that may be an explaination why the DVD works on your 2109.
     

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