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Old 07-11-2003, 07:36   #1
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I believe that the R2 has some lip-sync problems. Does anyone know if these have now been fixed?
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Old 07-11-2003, 09:00   #2
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The lip-sync problems are only on the 5.1 audio track - just watch it with the ordinary surround track as this sounds better anyway
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Old 07-11-2003, 11:21   #3
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I was going to buy it because I don't have a sound system so I can't (yet) appreciate 5.1/DTS in all its glory. Perhaps if I stopped buying DVDs, I might be able to afford a system! I was just curious as to whether the problems with this release had been fixed just in case I do get to upgrade.
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Old 07-11-2003, 11:31   #4
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nope it was never recalled.

well actually it was but to take the swearing out of the commentary track.
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Old 07-11-2003, 16:20   #5
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The lip sync is only out for a short while, and besides it's still better than the Criterion, given it has the same and more extras and is anamorphic (and you get the map as well !)
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Old 07-11-2003, 16:25   #6
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nope it was never recalled.

well actually it was but to take the swearing out of the commentary track.
I emailed AB UK and they denied knowledge that there were any problems with the title. To be honest, it did seem player dependent; on one of my players the interview was out of synch too, on the other, it was fine.

In the great scheme of things, no biggie.

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I emailed AB UK and they denied knowledge that there were any problems with the title. To be honest, it did seem player dependent; on one of my players the interview was out of synch too, on the other, it was fine.

In the great scheme of things, no biggie.
So John, would you recommend getting TB after all? I have a Pioneer player.
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Well, the problems (minor though they were - the mono mix is preferable) were on my LG; my Pioneer still showed lip sych probs with the 5.1 mix during the film, but not during the interview.

As I said, no biggie - just buy it!

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The lip sync is only out for a short while, and besides it's still better than the Criterion, given it has the same and more extras and is anamorphic (and you get the map as well !)
How long does the problem last please? I had assumed that the lip sync was off for the entire film according to reports I've read.
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Starts from around the Titanic sequence IIRC and continues to the end; but then again, how long it lasts and from where it starts (and ends) could again be player dependent.

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Specs for new R1 2 disc version


Features:
The Directors: The films of Terry Gillian-A career retrospective featuring interviews with director Terry Gilliam and actors Shelley Duvall, Brad Pitt, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl, Madeleine Stowe, and David Warner.
Interview with Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin
Theatrical Trailers
Fold-out Map of the Universe and Liner Notes
Terry Gilliam Bio
DVD-Rom: Original Screenplay


Video: Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)


Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
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Will the new R1 have the commentary? In which case, I'll probably go for that one.
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No. The above list is the full spec.
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Starts from around the Titanic sequence IIRC and continues to the end; but then again, how long it lasts and from where it starts (and ends) could again be player dependent.
On my Sony 325 it definitely loses it around the Titanic scene but then seems to recover a few scenes later and certainly doesn't last until the end of the film. Could be the layer change sorts it out, but I can't remember where it is now.

I'd still stick with the R2 over the far more expensive Criterion just for the anamorphic print alone, but given the extras as well, the lip-sync problem is only a minor issue.
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I can adjust lip sync problems by setting a delay on my surround kit. Na-na -nana -na!
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I can adjust lip sync problems by setting a delay on my surround kit. Na-na -nana -na!
Good point!

I never thought of that. I'm sure I can do that somewhere. Might take me three weeks to plough through the thousands of pages of manual though (90% of which are in every language on the planet!)
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I can adjust lip sync problems by setting a delay on my surround kit. Na-na -nana -na!
Ah, but that only works for when the sound is ahead of the video, the amp can delay the sound, but it can't play sound it hasn't been sent from the player yet.
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The Directors: The films of Terry Gillian-A career retrospective featuring interviews with director Terry Gilliam and actors Shelley Duvall, Brad Pitt, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl, Madeleine Stowe, and David Warner. [CC]
I think this may be already available as a separate disc in the US (part of a series called, unsurprisingly, The Directors).

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