Brief pause in playback.

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  1. Blade

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    Tim,

    It's likely to be the layer change on the DVD. DVDs are normally compressed using two layers (called a DVD-9). As the player moves from Layer 1 to Layer 2 there is a tiny brief pause, normally hidden at the end of a scene.
     
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    I think its when the DVD switches layers. I'm no techy but DVD's have mutliple layers. The pause is due to the time taken to re-focus the laser. Its quite normal, my pioneer 636 does it on some movies. DVD's can also be duel sided, this is different.
     
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    sometimes whilst watching a film the screen pauses for a second at approx 1 hour into playback. Is this due to the head changing directions and is this normal? I have a samsung M105 player and generally its a good machine.<br />Your thoughts please. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
     
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    Yes, it will be the layer change. Unfortunately it's not always put at the end of a scene so it becomes quite noticable.<br />There are a few machines which have a special memory (around 4MB I think) to counter that, e.g. Denon.
     
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    About the layer change, the only people I've seen who pay some attention to this problem are the guys at<a href="http://www.area-dvd.de" target="_blank">Area DVD</a>. Their reviews are great, if you can handle German or use an online translator. For example, they praise the smoothness of the layer change on the Denon 2800 and criticize it on the Toshiba SD-210 and the new Pioneers.

    Regarding DTS tracks, I have also noticed some sync problems on the Matsui 110 player. Sometimes pausing and unpausing the movie fixes the problem.
     
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    Ahhh the layer change. BIG pet hate of mine <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> I just don't see how my 80 quid DVD-ROM can make even the worst layer change invisible, but my £500 stand-a-lone player can't! I know that DVD-ROM has a memory 'buffer'. So what? Normal players should have had this facility 2 years ago!!<br />And no it doesn't help when some eejit sez "well it's better than getting up to turn it over" <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0">
     
  8. Jeff

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    Layer change, whats that? I have never noticed it. Oh yes I forgot, it's not a problem with HTPCs.

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