X-Files Series 7 Glitch

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  1. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    I just got the latest X-Files box set (season 7) and have gone through two sets because of a glitch on disc 2, the episode titled "The Goldberg Variations." While the glitch is in different spots on the different discs, it is a repeatable problem involving pixilation and screen-freezing. Both freezes involve that episode.

    The DVD has the "coffee stain" some have mentioned on some single-layer disc, but this is the first time I've seen it on a dual-layer one. Anyone else have problems with this? I bought it -- and replaced it -- at the Fox Studio Store in Century City and don't want to have to go back a THIRD time.
     
  2. Andrew Bunk

    Andrew Bunk Screenwriter

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    Mine played fine on a Philips 793C.
     
  3. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    It's definitely a disc and not a player error. All the other discs play fine in my Sony 550 and my 17" iMac Superdrive.
     
  4. Joseph_mx

    Joseph_mx Stunt Coordinator

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    Mine played just perfect. I guess your problem is the player and not the disc.
     
  5. Peter Manojlovich

    Peter Manojlovich Second Unit

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    Unfortunately, quality control with the xfiles box sets is of a low order. I have had bad problems with episodes in previous sets. For whatever reason, there seem to bad batches that show up. Season 7 plays fine for me, so far, but, based on past experience, if a problem is repeatable, as they were in my instances, the disc is in question and not the player.
     

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