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Red Dwarf 3 problems

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by HMHB, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. HMHB

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    I hate these stupid menus they put on DVDs :mad:
    I'm trying to access the bonus material on DVD2. I select "Bonus Material" from the main menu and it takes me to the screen but I can't move the red arrow around and it's annoying me. I'm trying to access the smeg-ups, can anyone help please ?

    P.S. sometimes if I keep furiously pressing the arrow keys on my remote it moves onto another option (Hatties DJ or something like that)
     
  2. clancol

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    how u got that then
     
  3. HMHB

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    It arrived today - I pre-ordered from Play
     
  4. HMHB

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    I can access all the bonus material when I play it on the PC, but I just can't get it to work on my DVD player.
     
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    It's okay for me,a bit tricky I grant you but if you press left or right occasionally whilst you are going up or down the "middle" section it will go the other options as well.
     
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    Yeah its a nightmare.

    I tried accessing the same menu on my LG and couldnt get anywhere with it, however I took the disc upstairs to my humble £50 Pacific bedroom player and no probs whatsoever!!! I think the BBC have tried to be too clever with their menu system on RD3 and it looks like some players have trouble handling them. :(

    Jay
     
  7. HMHB

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    Interesting, my DVD player is an LG
     
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    Whoever cam up with this menu system should be lined up against a wall and have a bazookoid shell fired where the sun dont shine!
     
  9. HMHB

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    Agreed, let's get out there and tw*t them :D
     
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    This is interesting, as I recall that RD1 bonus discs had problems running on PC's.

    I have two LG players, different models, & it works fine on both. It appears to be one of THOSE problems i guess.
     
  11. Indiana Jones

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    I recieved my copy of Red Dwarf Series 3 on saturday for play.com also and I cant select any of the extras using my Supervision DVD Player but it runs perfect on my Playstation 2 and computer but does stick a little on my xbox, maybe they will realise their mistake and do a replacement disc 2.
     
  12. HMHB

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    I posted this on reddwarf.co.uk and quite a few people there are having problems with the extras. It would appear that people with more expensive players are not having a problem.
     
  13. HMHB

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    They are collecting a list of players with problems on the red dwarf forum - and they are going to pass the details on to the BBC who are investigating the problem
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    I did post the URL here but it won't let you in of you're not a registered member. If anyone wants the details please PM me
     
  14. Paul O

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    I really like the last few Red dwarf discs - the fact an entire series is in one box is just fantastic. Talk about shelf saving. I love it!

    However, I agree, these menus are a bit annoying. For me, a bog standard still picture with a list of items would be much much better. Not bothered about the fancy animations.

    Same with Family Guy - you have to wait until the intro has finished to select a video. Nooooooo! Just let me watch it please!!
     
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    Has anyone found the easter eggs?
     
  16. HMHB

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    I can't even access the normal bonus material, nevermind the easter eggs.
    I also hate easter eggs ! Why should things be hidden ? If we have paid the money surely we are entitled to view the whole DVD without having to play a game of "where's Waldo" or some other such juvenile game :mad:

    I'm sure there are sites that have lists of easter eggs for all DVDs - I'll have a look see if I can find them as soon as I've calmed down ;) :D
     
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    there's an R2 easter egg listing here
    R2eastereggs
    There's listings for the 1st 2 series but not for series 3 yet
     
  18. Indiana Jones

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    I have only found 1 easter egg, not sure if there are any more but to access it you just go to the bonus features and wait for the polymorph to change into a rabbit, you will have a few seconds to select it then you will have an animated interview about Polymorph.
     
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    I got this on saturday and although I can get the bonus materials selected it's a real pain in the arse to navigate.

    It's a stonking DVD though,the commentary is hilarious, great banter.As is the excellent documentary covering every aspect of making each show. Only 12.99 as well (dvd.co.uk preorder)Smeggin Bargain:p
     
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    ...and another thing!! Why do they do these?! If I cant see it, then I'm not going to go looking unless someone points them out and I happen to see the post.

    Crazy crazy DVD creator people....:suicide: :rolleyes:
     
  21. Indiana Jones

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    Dont people like suprises, I think Easter Eggs are excellent, you think you have watched everything there is then you find an outtake or interview, nice little extras I think but accessing some of them is near impossible, anyone ever managed to access the outtakes on Star Wars Episode 1 and 2, only way I could was to select the actual files with PowerDVD
     
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    I've just had an email from the BBC:-

    Thank you for contacting us. I am sorry that you are having problems with accessing the special features on your Red Dwarf 3 DVD. The problem has been identified and solved with a new release of Red Dwarf 3.

    The solution is that we offer 2 options on the Bonus Material menu: the already existing animated menu or a plain text menu, however if you have chosen the plain text route you will now be offered a static page of extras to access, including the Easter Egg.

    As Series 4 has been designed the same way we have now applied this 2 menu option to series 4 so purchasers of series 4 in 2004 will be able to view all the extras one way or another.

    Please return your existing Red Dwarf 3 DVD set to the following address:

    BBC DVD Support
    Floor 9
    Skypark
    1 Elliot Place
    Glasgow
    G3 8EP

    We will post you a replacement disc on receipt.

    :)
     
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    Excellent news, I was getting desperate holding it off for that long! I'll suppose I'll have to wait even longer though for the new versions to filter through the system :(
     
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    I posted out my Series 3 set today via recorded, hopefully they will have a quick turn around.

    On another note, who has pre-ordered Series 4, only a few days to go now and I have always recieved my pre-order on the saturday before release, fingers crossed this will happen again.
     
  26. HMHB

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    I've pre-ordered series 4 and looking forward to getting it
     
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    I pre-ordered the R2, but the uncut R1 came out weeks ago. Still, it wouldn't have looked right without the R2 spine.
     
  28. Indiana Jones

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    What do you mean by the "Uncut R1" mate, are the episodes on the R2 release cut? or is it just the extras as I can live with that.
     
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    I'm guessing it's from the smegups, these were muted words anyway as far as I remember.
     
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    Off topic but my copy of Red Dwarf Series 4 has been posted out today :D
     

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