Velocity Reviews - Computer Hardware Reviews

Velocity Reviews > Newsgroups > Computing > DVD Video > Rocky & Bullwinkle dvd has a BUG

Reply
Thread Tools

Rocky & Bullwinkle dvd has a BUG

 
 
Evil
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-09-2003
I guess I'm being a bit anal, but I've just watched most of the first
disc of the ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE SEASON 1 dvd boxset. What gets me is
that at the beginning of each segment, a "R&B" bug appears for about
20-30sec and then fades away. WHY????? It's fairly innocuous (Grey
and slightly transparent), but there's no reason for it. wtf are they
thinking? Does this bother anyone else or is it just me?
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Scot Gardner
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-09-2003
"Evil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) om...
> I guess I'm being a bit anal, but I've just watched most of the first
> disc of the ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE SEASON 1 dvd boxset. What gets me is
> that at the beginning of each segment, a "R&B" bug appears for about
> 20-30sec and then fades away. WHY????? It's fairly innocuous (Grey
> and slightly transparent), but there's no reason for it. wtf are they
> thinking? Does this bother anyone else or is it just me?



In answer to your question, "WHY?????", apparently, it's because Sony
doesn't give a **** about the quality of this production.

I posted this report from Fred Hunter's excellent review site, on August
4, but you must have missed it:

Rocky & Bullwinkle: When?

Make sure that you know what you're getting into:

VIDEO AND AUDIO QUALITY:

"I really wish that I could report that the transfers were better than
they are. I wouldn't expect the source to be in great shape, but in one
respect it's inexcusable: Sony has used a broadcast print for the
transfers that includes a program identifier ("R&B") that periodically
and very annoying appears in the lower right hand corner of the screen!
Yes, that would make this the first DVDs I've ever seen that include
those damned identifiers that every viewer has come to despise when
watching broadcast television! The transfer lost a star for that alone."

"For the rest of it, the source was in just about the condition I
would've expected: there's a quite a bit of scratches, vertical lines
and specks (particularly in the first few episodes). Still, the black
level is solid, the colors are nicely saturated, and the detail is very
good (though there are times in the first few episodes where the
contrast is noticeably inferior)."

"The audio is in much better condition: the tone is generally very rich
and full, and free from any signs of deterioration or distortion (though
on one of the later episodes there was a bit of a crackle). The audio is
so clear that I heard music and sound effects that I sear I'd never
noticed before! The bass is strong, and the dialogue and narration and
perfect."

http://www.classicsondvd.com/


 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Patrick McCart
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-09-2003
Ward's estate is spending a million on each season for restoration.

It's not any worse than what you'd see on Cartoon Network. In fact, it's
smaller than most TV bugs.

"Evil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) om...
> I guess I'm being a bit anal, but I've just watched most of the first
> disc of the ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE SEASON 1 dvd boxset. What gets me is
> that at the beginning of each segment, a "R&B" bug appears for about
> 20-30sec and then fades away. WHY????? It's fairly innocuous (Grey
> and slightly transparent), but there's no reason for it. wtf are they
> thinking? Does this bother anyone else or is it just me?



 
Reply With Quote
 
jayembee
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-09-2003
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) (Evil) wrote:

> I guess I'm being a bit anal, but I've just watched most
> of the first disc of the ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE SEASON 1
> dvd boxset. What gets me is that at the beginning of each
> segment, a "R&B" bug appears for about 20-30sec and then
> fades away. WHY????? It's fairly innocuous (Grey and
> slightly transparent), but there's no reason for it. wtf
> are they thinking?


What are they thinking? Probably that they're marking them
to make them less attractive for video pirates, or to be
able to identify that pirate copies were made from them.

Given the number of people who blithely rip DVDs and post
the rips to the binaries groups, I can't really say I
blame them.

> Does this bother anyone else or is it just me?


Well, I'd say that it bothers me that I'm not as bothered
by it as I should be. While I'd certainly prefer the set
to be bug-free, the benefits of having the set -- it is
Moose & Squirrel we're talking about here -- more than
outweigh the bug (and less-than-stellar transfer) problems.

-- jayembee
 
Reply With Quote
 
Ian J. Ball
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-09-2003
In article <Nd0Za.26740$(E-Mail Removed)>,
"Patrick McCart" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Ward's estate is spending a million on each season for restoration.
>
> It's not any worse than what you'd see on Cartoon Network. In fact,
> it's smaller than most TV bugs.


We don't *pay* for DVD's expecting to get f'ing bugs!

The studio goons try to do stupid things like this, and people will
start organizing internet boycotts in no time.

--
Ian J. Ball | "I can't ask my roommate because he has
TV lover, and | a work disorder." - Katie about Henry
Usenet slacker | ATWT 04/09/03
(E-Mail Removed) | http://homepage.mac.com/ijball/TV.html
 
Reply With Quote
 
Frank Malczewski
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-09-2003
jayembee <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> (E-Mail Removed) (Evil) wrote:
>
> > I guess I'm being a bit anal, but I've just watched most
> > of the first disc of the ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE SEASON 1
> > dvd boxset. What gets me is that at the beginning of each
> > segment, a "R&B" bug appears for about 20-30sec and then
> > fades away. WHY????? It's fairly innocuous (Grey and
> > slightly transparent), but there's no reason for it. wtf
> > are they thinking?

>
> What are they thinking? Probably that they're marking them
> to make them less attractive for video pirates, or to be
> able to identify that pirate copies were made from them.
>
> Given the number of people who blithely rip DVDs and post
> the rips to the binaries groups, I can't really say I
> blame them.
>
> > Does this bother anyone else or is it just me?

>
> Well, I'd say that it bothers me that I'm not as bothered
> by it as I should be. While I'd certainly prefer the set
> to be bug-free, the benefits of having the set -- it is
> Moose & Squirrel we're talking about here -- more than
> outweigh the bug (and less-than-stellar transfer) problems.
>
> -- jayembee


While I was thinking about maybe getting it, the bug was the deciding
factor to not get it. I loathe bugs. Just think before long everything
will have them. Just like TV.
 
Reply With Quote
 
Lookingglass
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-09-2003
I too was thinking of getting this but changed my mind after reading about
the "bug" and the not so good transfer... hopefully season 2 will be better.

--
PEACE... Dave www.Shemakhan.com

....we know what we are, but know not what we may be.

Shakespeare
"Frank Malczewski" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:1fzfc41.nxiwzo1qp0jgsN%(E-Mail Removed)...
> jayembee <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> > (E-Mail Removed) (Evil) wrote:
> >
> > > I guess I'm being a bit anal, but I've just watched most
> > > of the first disc of the ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE SEASON 1
> > > dvd boxset. What gets me is that at the beginning of each
> > > segment, a "R&B" bug appears for about 20-30sec and then
> > > fades away. WHY????? It's fairly innocuous (Grey and
> > > slightly transparent), but there's no reason for it. wtf
> > > are they thinking?

> >
> > What are they thinking? Probably that they're marking them
> > to make them less attractive for video pirates, or to be
> > able to identify that pirate copies were made from them.
> >
> > Given the number of people who blithely rip DVDs and post
> > the rips to the binaries groups, I can't really say I
> > blame them.
> >
> > > Does this bother anyone else or is it just me?

> >
> > Well, I'd say that it bothers me that I'm not as bothered
> > by it as I should be. While I'd certainly prefer the set
> > to be bug-free, the benefits of having the set -- it is
> > Moose & Squirrel we're talking about here -- more than
> > outweigh the bug (and less-than-stellar transfer) problems.
> >
> > -- jayembee

>
> While I was thinking about maybe getting it, the bug was the deciding
> factor to not get it. I loathe bugs. Just think before long everything
> will have them. Just like TV.



 
Reply With Quote
 
Mike B.
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-09-2003
This should be stopped.

Mike B.
 
Reply With Quote
 
Evil
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-09-2003
"Scot Gardner" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<20030809011008.477$(E-Mail Removed)>.. .
> "Evil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed) om...
> > I guess I'm being a bit anal, but I've just watched most of the first
> > disc of the ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE SEASON 1 dvd boxset. What gets me is
> > that at the beginning of each segment, a "R&B" bug appears for about
> > 20-30sec and then fades away. WHY????? It's fairly innocuous (Grey
> > and slightly transparent), but there's no reason for it. wtf are they
> > thinking? Does this bother anyone else or is it just me?

>
>
> In answer to your question, "WHY?????", apparently, it's because Sony
> doesn't give a **** about the quality of this production.
>
> I posted this report from Fred Hunter's excellent review site, on August
> 4, but you must have missed it:
>
> Rocky & Bullwinkle: When?


*snip*

> http://www.classicsondvd.com/


Yup, i missed it and a shame, too, b/c if i had read it, likely i
would not have bought it. As it is, I'm thinking about selling it.

My biggest worry is for the BUG to become ubiquitous on DVD tv shows
as it is on tv now. It's a slippery slope that i DON'T want to go on.
 
Reply With Quote
 
Invid Fan
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      08-10-2003
In article <(E-Mail Removed)> , Evil
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> "Scot Gardner" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:<20030809011008.477$(E-Mail Removed)>.. .
> > "Evil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed) om...
> > > I guess I'm being a bit anal, but I've just watched most of the first
> > > disc of the ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE SEASON 1 dvd boxset. What gets me is
> > > that at the beginning of each segment, a "R&B" bug appears for about
> > > 20-30sec and then fades away. WHY????? It's fairly innocuous (Grey
> > > and slightly transparent), but there's no reason for it. wtf are they
> > > thinking? Does this bother anyone else or is it just me?

> >
> >
> > In answer to your question, "WHY?????", apparently, it's because Sony
> > doesn't give a **** about the quality of this production.
> >

Or they figure that being the only good prints, it'll be used for tv
broadcasts overseas. This way they can track things like this.

> My biggest worry is for the BUG to become ubiquitous on DVD tv shows
> as it is on tv now. It's a slippery slope that i DON'T want to go on.


Eh. I can live with it. I don't mind the one on my Private Snafu dvd,
so probably won't mind it elsewhere. If it's the price of having these
shows released on dvd so cheaply, so be it.

--
Chris Mack "Refugee, total ****. That's how I've always seen us.
'Invid Fan' Not a help, you'll admit, to agreement between us."
-'Deal/No Deal', CHESS
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new Rocky DVD Charles C. Shyu DVD Video 2 02-16-2005 02:37 PM
Re: The TRUTH about Bullwinkle's Bug No Time DVD Video 1 08-22-2003 05:35 PM
The TRUTH about Bullwinkle's Bug Captain Infinity DVD Video 16 08-21-2003 06:23 PM
Re: DVD Verdict reviews: ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE AND FRIENDS: SEASON ONE and more! Scot Gardner DVD Video 0 08-17-2003 03:35 PM
Rocky & Bullwinkle: When? jpeabody DVD Video 1 08-04-2003 03:49 PM



Advertisments