Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by adamhamilton, Feb 20, 2001.
Where can I find a list of R1 & R2 DVD layer change time index's?
It may be a dumb question, but WHY?
If you can tell where they are, then you already know the answer. If you can't, then, why do you care?
well its somewhat of a spectator sport - spotting the layer change.
Deeply sad, but strangely satisfying
> It may be a dumb question, but WHY?
Simple - I'm looking to buy a DVD player and want to take a DVD into a demo so I can test the layer change.
Ahaaaa! So, really, all you need to know is ONE disc and ONE layer change. Preferably one that's fairly obvious when handled badly by the player. And, presumably, if you're going to get a UK retailer to demo you a player, you'll want an R2 title. If I find a good one in the next day or two, I'll post details.
Always thought that this was a strange thing - how people are annoyed by layer changes. I have seen a few machines in my time and at worst the change takes approx 1sec. If that bugs you then I would not like to see you in a crisis.
See how it handles R2 'Contact - Special Edition'
My first player (LG2330P) made a right pigs arse of it but my new LG3350E is perfect. I cant give you an exact counter reading for the change (well I could but its late and i'm lazy) but i know it occurs during a TV News report before the first test of the 'Machine'.
SOK - I'm a fairly calm person and it usually takes a lot to get me annoyed. I just don't see why a £400 dedicated DVD player can't seemlessly handle layer change when my £50 DVD-ROM drive can!
Indeed, I only need to know the index of one DVD layer change to test the players.
I've got a demo booked for tomorrow lunchtime and I only have the following R2 DVDs:
The Mummy (1999)
I'm taking R1 'Blade' with me which I can try but I'm not sure the demo machine will be setup for multi-region.
I don't know of a site listing R2 layer changes but dvdreview.com usually lists it as part of the DVD listing. Use the following Link and then select "Layer Change List" and pick a film.
I have to agree with adamhamilton, I have never seen a layer change on my DVD-ROM drive or a friends Warfdale 750 but my Sony 725 seem to like making a meal of some DVDs! Why!
Try Jurassic Park when the car is at the bottom of the tree Ellie has just found it. The picture pauses then continues.
It is obvious on most discs on my SONy 735 but I can live with it. At least i dont have to get up and turn the film over. Cant remember any other specific ones.
Layer change can be a pest.My Panasonic a110 sometimes skips to the end of of the chapter on my r1 copy of seven when changing,therefore totally missing one of the most important plot details!!!!!
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