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The Avengers DVD Set 4 (Series 5) from Optimum
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servalan66
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do find it odd you can accept the vocals as they are. as some wag said steed and emma sound like pinky and perky.(I prefer my liberace!). now's its fine and dandy if you can live with them as they are, but that still doesn't make them correct.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched The Winged Avenger last night. The voices are obviously wrong. Steed and Mrs Peel are instantly recognisable by their very distinctive voices. And these only sound like 'normal' Steed and Peel voices when there voices go 'deeper' on the 'speeded up' soundtrack.

I would be nice to hear if the problem is going to be addressed, or ignored as I'm thinking it will.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:09 pm    Post subject: Sound problems Reply with quote

I don't know if I speak for anyone else, but I suspect I do. I will not be buying this set until this sound problem is sorted and I won't be buying the Tara King series until I have heard plenty of reviews saying it is ok. This is a huge shame given how long we have waited and the series box sets have been delayed from their original release dates
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Sound problems Reply with quote

supersimon wrote:
I don't know if I speak for anyone else, but I suspect I do. I will not be buying this set until this sound problem is sorted and I won't be buying the Tara King series until I have heard plenty of reviews saying it is ok. This is a huge shame given how long we have waited and the series box sets have been delayed from their original release dates
I haven't bought any sets after season 3, since I had such trouble with S1+2 and then the S4 faults were reported just before I went to buy it. I held off S4 (intending to buy when all faulty sets had been replaced at the "etailers"), haven't got round to it yet, and this news of the S5 problems is putting me off the filmed series altogether.

Maybe I will wait for BluRay. In the meantime, I'd rather keep the Contender sets than have episodes full of faults.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Sound problems Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
supersimon wrote:
I don't know if I speak for anyone else, but I suspect I do. I will not be buying this set until this sound problem is sorted and I won't be buying the Tara King series until I have heard plenty of reviews saying it is ok. This is a huge shame given how long we have waited and the series box sets have been delayed from their original release dates
I haven't bought any sets after season 3, since I had such trouble with S1+2 and then the S4 faults were reported just before I went to buy it. I held off S4 (intending to buy when all faulty sets had been replaced at the "etailers"), haven't got round to it yet, and this news of the S5 problems is putting me off the filmed series altogether.

Maybe I will wait for BluRay. In the meantime, I'd rather keep the Contender sets than have episodes full of faults.


Wise words from both of you. I hadn't got round to buying anything after S1/2 (based on my personal rule of not to order DVDs until I'm ready to watch them), but I only needed one experience of returning discs to be twice shy, as it were.
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starboy9091
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Sound problems Reply with quote

supersimon wrote:
I don't know if I speak for anyone else, but I suspect I do. I will not be buying this set until this sound problem is sorted and I won't be buying the Tara King series until I have heard plenty of reviews saying it is ok. This is a huge shame given how long we have waited and the series box sets have been delayed from their original release dates


This is also what I will be doing.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone has come up with a good idea on Roobarb's that anybody who's concerned to also e-mail info@optimumreleasing.com.

Even if you don't own the sets yet but would like to, or are concerned about this possibly also affecting series 6 and the complete series box.
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starboy9091
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Someone has come up with a good idea on Roobarb's that anybody who's concerned to also e-mail info@optimumreleasing.com.

Even if you don't own the sets yet but would like to, or are concerned about this possibly also affecting series 6 and the complete series box.


That's a great idea!! I emailed them myself the other day. Hope we hear something soon!
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davidf
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not bought the set yet, but this sound similar to StudioCanal blunder on some blu-rays where they time delayed PAL audio (with higher pitch) to fit back to 24fps Blu-Ray speed.

I listened to the samples and It's obvious something wrong having been done to the audio masters.

This warrant a complete recall, sadly.
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robmyers
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really sad that there are problems with the sound. I hope they can be fixed. The image quality is wonderful and deserves the best possible accompaniment. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seventeen wrote:
I have not bought the set yet, but this sound similar to StudioCanal blunder on some blu-rays where they time delayed PAL audio (with higher pitch) to fit back to 24fps Blu-Ray speed.

I listened to the samples and It's obvious something wrong having been done to the audio masters.

This warrant a complete recall, sadly.


arghhhhh, what ever happen to quality control ? you would think that someone would see that stuff like this doesn't happen...

I'm seeing more and more flawed discs...I had to take back 'life on mars' four times, before getting a trouble free box set...it was maddening!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happened to quality control ? Simple : they don't send the check discs to me Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is also a misspelling on the box. "Return of The Cybernaughts"?
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Cybernowt
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MRotten wrote:
There is also a misspelling on the box. "Return of The Cybernaughts"?


D'OH.. and I've just realised I've spelt it wrong too..
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MRotten wrote:
There is also a misspelling on the box. "Return of The Cybernaughts"?


Game of 'Cybernaughts and Crosses' anyone?!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cybernowt wrote:
MRotten wrote:
There is also a misspelling on the box. "Return of The Cybernaughts"?


Game of 'Cybernaughts and Crosses' anyone?!


All I can say about this error is that it was naughty of them.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

robmyers wrote:
It's really sad that there are problems with the sound. I hope they can be fixed. The image quality is wonderful and deserves the best possible accompaniment. Smile


I just got the box and sadly this is a major problem. It appears that ALL of the episodes are too fast. Very disappointing. This needs to be corrected. This is wrong, plain wrong. The episodes are unwatchable because of the incorrect speed, as brilliant as the image quality is. If Optimum does not address and rectify this problem soon, letters need to pour in. I'm not waiting; I'm writing mine today.
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Cybernowt
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As well as a major cock up with the mastering, there's also a serious Optimum PR cock up going on. Mistakes happen but they can be rectified, and the faster they are rectified, the less lasting damage is done.

By not making a simple announcement such as 'Replacement discs will be available, but not for 6 weeks.' Optimum are going to seriously dent their sales of this and series 6.

I've waited a week or so in case an announcement appeared, but as it hasn't the set will be going back for a refund tomorrow.
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jld21
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been in contact with Amazon and have been authorised to return my Series 5 box set tomorrow. I will purchase it again if and when Optimum decide to acknowledge and resolve the issues mentioned on this forum. I've also cancelled my order for Series 6, but will purchase it when we know the set is 100% issue free.
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Alan
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cybernowt wrote:
As well as a major cock up with the mastering, there's also a serious Optimum PR cock up going on. Mistakes happen but they can be rectified, and the faster they are rectified, the less lasting damage is done.

By not making a simple announcement such as 'Replacement discs will be available, but not for 6 weeks.' Optimum are going to seriously dent their sales of this and series 6.

I've waited a week or so in case an announcement appeared, but as it hasn't the set will be going back for a refund tomorrow.


Optimum may well not be in a position to make an announcement at this stage. Remember, they are licensees, so have to negotiate with Studio Canal in Paris - and such things take time.
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