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Old 09-24-2004, 01:58 PM   #1
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Star Wars DVDs

I prepurchased the star wars dvds, widescreen edition mind you. I go to watch ANH yesterday and realize the coding is all ****ed up. So I took it in after work to trade for another, bring it home, and coding is ****ed again, just in a few diff places. I mean WTF!


Alright, alright. Let's just calm down and settle this over a nice cyanide pill eating contest, you go first.
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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need a new DVD player?

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Old 09-24-2004, 03:38 PM   #3
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You'll find that there is a good chance that your DVD player won't play 100% of the DVDs you buy perfectly, it's like that with every DVD player it's unavoidable... unless you get another DVD player.

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Old 09-24-2004, 07:20 PM   #4
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Yeah, it's you, not the DVD.

I won't get my DVDs til next weekend
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:42 PM   #5
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Yeah, it's you, not the DVD.

I won't get my DVDs til next weekend
I dunno when I'll get mine.






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Vader's wife was very pregnant when she died 19 years ago. All of a sudden a 19 year old who is very strong in the force and has a distinct resembalance to him in his younger days rolls in from Vader's home planet with his old Master Obi-Wan (Who was the ONLY other person preset at the time his wife died. And to boot, the kid's last name is Skywalker.

So in answer to your question, he knew Luke was his son because his name is Darth Vader, and not Darth Retard.


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Old 09-26-2004, 05:20 PM   #6
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Um, its not me. I was like the 4th or 5th person to return the widescreen editions that day. I tried the dvds on two different brands of dvd players as well, so I'm quite sure its not me. Just traded them in for full screen, which works just fine. Hence its the damn coding, not me.


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Old 09-26-2004, 05:37 PM   #7
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And we'll see what happens when I get my DVDs. It's in widescreen.
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Old 09-26-2004, 05:51 PM   #8
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I have the widescreen edition, and it works perfectly fine for me, even in my 7 year old dvd player. I seriously think it's your dvd player.


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Old 09-26-2004, 10:01 PM   #9
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Old 09-27-2004, 12:40 PM   #10
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The discs may have been damaged while getting shipped to your store....


Vader's wife was very pregnant when she died 19 years ago. All of a sudden a 19 year old who is very strong in the force and has a distinct resembalance to him in his younger days rolls in from Vader's home planet with his old Master Obi-Wan (Who was the ONLY other person preset at the time his wife died. And to boot, the kid's last name is Skywalker.

So in answer to your question, he knew Luke was his son because his name is Darth Vader, and not Darth Retard.


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Old 09-27-2004, 03:33 PM   #11
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bah, I'm thinking it was the store. Now I'm trying to decide if I should try and trade the fs version back in for yet another ws or just suffer until I buy another ws edition. And no it ain't my dvd players, not any of them. Geez.


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Old 09-28-2004, 10:22 AM   #12
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maybe the DVDs aren't the correct region for your player. I would check the packaging and discs to see if it has the right region code.

region 1 is USA/Canada, I believe. Region 0 is not restricted to a certain region.
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Old 09-28-2004, 03:27 PM   #13
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it's probably the store....what type of dvd player is it tho?

I got the dvds yesterday....i like the fact that
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. the jabba scene is much better too...


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Old 09-29-2004, 03:38 AM   #14
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My wide screen version works fine, assuming you mean all of the changes are just fine that is. Have you tried other wide screen DVD's on your player? Have you tried the DVD on other players? These are simple tests that I would try when troubleshooting the problem. If you have purchased several DVD's and the same problem occurs, then it must be the player. What are the odds that every DVD you bring home is bad?


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Old 09-29-2004, 01:38 PM   #15
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it most likely was the store, because I'm using it on my ps2, and didn't work on my mom's panasonic. Every dvd I own is ws except the back to the future trilogy and my anime dvds.


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Old 09-30-2004, 06:56 AM   #16
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Did you try all four DVD's or just one of them? Did you get a different set yet and try them?


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Old 09-30-2004, 01:48 PM   #17
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My Ep. II disc always messes up in the same place on one of my DVD players, but runs just fine in all the rest.
I also have a ROTK disc that keeps freezing in another of my players, but runs fine everywhere else.

It's generally the gear, not the discs. Some players handle layer transitions better than others, and scenes with huge bandwidth requirments (a lot of fast moving action on screen) can make many players (esp. cheaper and/or older ones) totally freak out.

Don't worry... in a few years we'll all be upgrading to Blu-Ray HD-DVD players and media and none of our current gear will be worth anything.


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Old 10-03-2004, 05:15 AM   #18
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And when the new media comes out GL will release his newest version of his difinitive version of the Star Wars Saga for the umpteenth time, and like lemmings over the edge of a cliff, we will all buy it and say how terrible the changes are.


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Old 10-03-2004, 08:56 PM   #19
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edlib: Heh. True that.

nairb: Nah, some of us like the changes.


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Old 10-04-2004, 08:37 AM   #20
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i liked all the changes to the dvds...i like everything sw, mostly expanded universe stuff though. ah...i can't wait til ROTS....

the boba fett parts are a bit weird, hearing jango's voice...it's so...eerie.


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Old 10-04-2004, 09:16 AM   #21
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The change in Boba Fetts voice was nice, he still sounded badass like he always did in the original OT but this gave him more familiarity... so to speak.

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Old 10-04-2004, 12:00 PM   #22
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*puts on flame-proof suit*
I like the changes
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Vader's wife was very pregnant when she died 19 years ago. All of a sudden a 19 year old who is very strong in the force and has a distinct resembalance to him in his younger days rolls in from Vader's home planet with his old Master Obi-Wan (Who was the ONLY other person preset at the time his wife died. And to boot, the kid's last name is Skywalker.

So in answer to your question, he knew Luke was his son because his name is Darth Vader, and not Darth Retard.


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Old 10-04-2004, 01:37 PM   #23
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i dont have the DVD's but i've seen some of the changes


i dont think i like hayden replacing the ghost of anakin at the end of rotj

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Old 10-04-2004, 02:00 PM   #24
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i dont have the DVD's but i've seen some of the changes


i dont think i like hayden replacing the ghost of anakin at the end of rotj
Meh, I'll decide wether I like it or not when EP. III comes out and the ghost thing is explained.


Vader's wife was very pregnant when she died 19 years ago. All of a sudden a 19 year old who is very strong in the force and has a distinct resembalance to him in his younger days rolls in from Vader's home planet with his old Master Obi-Wan (Who was the ONLY other person preset at the time his wife died. And to boot, the kid's last name is Skywalker.

So in answer to your question, he knew Luke was his son because his name is Darth Vader, and not Darth Retard.


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Old 10-04-2004, 02:20 PM   #25
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Meh, I'll decide wether I like it or not when EP. III comes out and the ghost thing is explained.
What he said.


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Old 10-04-2004, 02:31 PM   #26
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Wow, a mod agreed with me this calls for celebration.
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Vader's wife was very pregnant when she died 19 years ago. All of a sudden a 19 year old who is very strong in the force and has a distinct resembalance to him in his younger days rolls in from Vader's home planet with his old Master Obi-Wan (Who was the ONLY other person preset at the time his wife died. And to boot, the kid's last name is Skywalker.

So in answer to your question, he knew Luke was his son because his name is Darth Vader, and not Darth Retard.


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Old 10-04-2004, 09:22 PM   #27
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People keep saying that "we'll wait for RotS to see how they'll explain it" but I don't see how they really would, Lucas already did explain it in the commentary tracks.

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Old 10-18-2004, 02:55 PM   #28
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Ok, took my FS version back to the store. I couldn't stand it, I'd rather have a nonworking ws version than a working fs version. I had the guy open a brand new box to get me the ws edition. Brought it home, popped it in my dvd player and bam, all the disks worked like a charm. I told you pricks it wasn't my dvd player. They had had like 7 to 9 copies returned, so it was indeed the batch.


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Old 10-18-2004, 03:15 PM   #29
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Old 10-18-2004, 04:22 PM   #30
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cool. still sucks getting a bad batch though, i hate returning things.


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Old 10-19-2004, 03:13 AM   #31
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I've heard of a lot of people having trouble with their DVD's not working. You are not the only one to have trouble SuicidalXWing.


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The only problem I've had so far is on one of the featurettes on the bonus disc freezing up, and that was only on one player, it worked on another.

So far the new changes haven't bothered me too much. Nothing has made me really cringe yet, anyway. I thought the change in the Emperor's dialog in ESB wasn't really needed... and I wish they'd gotten rid of the crappy Jabba scene in ANH instead of trying to make it better,.. but everything looks sounds so much better than I ever remember it, so it's kind of a trade-off.


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Old 10-24-2004, 12:14 AM   #33
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My full screen copy has some kind of problem that causes white light to wash onto the picture, as if there were some damn kid down in the front row with a flashlight, shining it up at the screen. Most annoying...

Also, can ANY of you hairless primates explain to me why Darth Vader's ghost is his younger self, while Yoda And Obi-Wan are the same age as when they died? I didn't think so.



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Because George Lucas owns the movies and not a bunch of geeks who take things too seriously?

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Old 10-24-2004, 01:19 AM   #36
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Perhaps Anakin drinks a lot of milk.

Calcium and all that...


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tse. obviosly it is the ghost of the younger GOOD anakin.


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Yes, the Anakin who was more man than machine rather than being more machine than man.

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My full screen copy has some kind of problem that causes white light to wash onto the picture, as if there were some damn kid down in the front row with a flashlight, shining it up at the screen. Most annoying...

Also, can ANY of you hairless primates explain to me why Darth Vader's ghost is his younger self, while Yoda And Obi-Wan are the same age as when they died? I didn't think so.

wait a minute...is it at the obiwan vs vader part? i noticed an annoying flash of white when their sabers would clash....


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hasn't that always been like that though? XD

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