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Worst layer change ever?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Arthur.S, Oct 17, 2000.

  1. Arthur.S

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    The layer change is something that gets my goat . My £80 DVD-ROM will go through a change seamlessly. Yet, my £500 standalone DVD player doesn't. Why?
    Ok, so what DVD has the worst layer change? My vote goes to 'Virus'. It's so bad, surely this disc must have been authored by a chimp? (bad film too, but that's not the point here!)

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  2. Wayne Moule

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    Jerry Maguire is one layer only and so has no layer change.

    Isn't the layer change dependant on onboard memory ram?

    My new Sony 725 seems about the same as my 2 year old Sony 715 if not slower.

     
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    Well in that case it was not Jerry Maguire, it was back towards the end of 1997 and im sure it was Tom Cruise speaking
     
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    One of the first films that I ever saw on DVD ( I think it was JERRY MAGUIRE ) actually had its layer change in the middle of a conversation.

    I think that the DVD-ROM drive is more seamless b'cos its a faster spin and seek rate. My DVD-ROM is rated at 10 speed. Im not sure about dedicated players but early models will probably be only 1 or 2 speed. My Pioneer 919 though is fairly fast and seamless but I think this is something to do with the added speed for LD use.

    Are newer players faster with layer changers than older ones ?
     
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    Having recently changed my Panasonic RV60(supposedly the quickest layer change out there) for a Sony 735. I'd say yes, but not by very much. For the price we pay for standalone players versus DVD-ROM, surely this should be eradicated altogether by now!



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    The worst one I have seen is 'Contact'.

    The change takes place just before the testing of the 'Machine' and is slap-bang in the middle of a reporter's broadcast.

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    The layer change in Drive: Dir's Cut is quite terrible! great film and disk though [​IMG]

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    The worst change that I have ever come across was last night watching Summer of Sam on R2, layer change in the middle of a conversation. Disgraceful

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