I-Robot Time Delay effect - movie, player or screen?

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  1. imichael

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    Hi

    I just watched I-Robot and on some fast moving scenes there appeared to be a time delay effect (like the transisition from frame to frame was somehow out of sync). My wife then loaned the movie to her friend before I could test it on another player..

    Would this most likely be caused by the player (CA DVD300) or my plasma (Delphi DD42E) - connected by S-vid through a yamaha 750se. Or is it just an effect on the movie.

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    It's an amp thing, use the time delay function on your Yamaha 750SE.
     
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    I watched mine the other night and didn't notice any delays on the DTS soundtrack. I'd say it was definitely a hardware issue. Some plasma screens do have a slight delay while picture processing goes on, the only way to be sure would be to try and bypass the amp and see what the difference was.

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    Exactly, to know for sure, output the sound through your tv and see if it's still there.
     
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    imichael is that what you meant? Picture and sound not happening together - or was it something else?
     
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    my sis has got a problem with the lip sync on her copy. Words spoken are fractionately faster the lip movement but it was noticeable enough to put me off throughout the film.
     
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    Sorry guys, was off line last night. I didn't mean lip sync. It's a visual thing - you know the arty shots of flowers opening using time delay photography where you can see the frame transition as they effectively flick through 100 photos in 10 seconds. It's similar to that, but not on all scenes - it seemed to happen more on higher contrast scenes - Will Smiths head and arms against a bright background. Like I say I can't test it at the moment as my wife loaned the DVD to a friend.
     
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    Guess I missed the boat on this one by not being around yesterday? Any ideas appreciated, I've been running the THX config on the Pirates of the Carrib disk tonight between the DVD300 and my DVD rec (DMR E55) and the difference in PQ is impossible to judge. But the E55 seems to be sharper, giving more artifacts on the rigging ropes etc. but I can't recreate the time lag effect again.
     
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    Hi

    I know the effect you mean. Saw it on a friends 100Hz Sony TV and Ronin DVD Player.

    The same disc played perfectly on 5 other Display/Player combos.

    Must be a digital buffer type thing?? Only seen on certain Combinations, I am convinced it is also something peculiar on the disc. :confused:

    Gerald.
     

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