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Cybernowt
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MRotten wrote:
Tara46 wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Have you checked The Positve-Negative Man? One report is saying it is no different. Confused


I have received an e-mail from Optimum this morning which may explain some of the comments.

"Please accept our apologies there has been a mix up on the replacement discs for series 5 we sent you earlier this week, we will dispatch another set shortly.

There is no need to send back the discs you received previously.

Many thanks

Optimum Releasing"

Hope this helps
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Replacements for the replacements? Oh dear, this is getting complicated.


I think I'll wait another month before buying again!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MRotten wrote:
Tara46 wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Have you checked The Positve-Negative Man? One report is saying it is no different. Confused


I have received an e-mail from Optimum this morning which may explain some of the comments.

"Please accept our apologies there has been a mix up on the replacement discs for series 5 we sent you earlier this week, we will dispatch another set shortly.

There is no need to send back the discs you received previously.

Many thanks

Optimum Releasing"

Hope this helps
Confused


Replacements for the replacements? Oh dear, this is getting complicated.


This is sounding like a remake of The Town of No Return, except Mrs Peel would be saying, "and another replacement to replace another replacement. Soon you could run out of replacements!" Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Have you checked The Positve-Negative Man? One report is saying it is no different. Confused


I watched this episode last night on the V3 corrected discs recieved from Optimum, and there is indeed an issue with the speed of Steed's speech during the scene at the lake when he is taking to Cynthia about accessing the files on Project 90. It seems to return back to normal during the next scene.

Hopefully the corrected V4 discs will address this issue.

That aside, I thoughly enjoyed this episode which I hadn't watched for a while. The remastered video looked excellent. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tara46 wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Have you checked The Positve-Negative Man? One report is saying it is no different. Confused


I watched this episode last night on the V3 corrected discs recieved from Optimum, and there is indeed an issue with the speed of Steed's speech during the scene at the lake when he is taking to Cynthia about accessing the files on Project 90. It seems to return back to normal during the next scene.


When the sound fault was pointed out, I watched TP-NM and that was the only scene that made me think, "oh there is a fault" - as it wasn't apparent to my ears (I've watched the majority of the boxset and never really noticed anything - Forget-me-Knot being very obvious though especially how Tara sounds).

Apparently that scene is odd on the Contender disc too.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
Tara46 wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Have you checked The Positve-Negative Man? One report is saying it is no different. Confused


I watched this episode last night on the V3 corrected discs recieved from Optimum, and there is indeed an issue with the speed of Steed's speech during the scene at the lake when he is taking to Cynthia about accessing the files on Project 90. It seems to return back to normal during the next scene.


When the sound fault was pointed out, I watched TP-NM and that was the only scene that made me think, "oh there is a fault" - as it wasn't apparent to my ears (I've watched the majority of the boxset and never really noticed anything - Forget-me-Knot being very obvious though especially how Tara sounds).

Apparently that scene is odd on the Contender disc too.



I'll dig out my Contender copy and have a listen. I've also received another e-mail from Optimum today saying the following

"We have had the replacement discs check by our authoring house and they have confirmed they contain the corrected masters. These are identifiable by holding the data side of the disc up to the light where V3 is visible around the inner ring of the disc.

Therefore the series 5 discs we sent out to you are correct and contain the correct pitching."


Many thanks

Optimum Releasing


I must say the section of TP-NM that has been highlighted is the only thing that sounds a little odd to me on the corrected V3 discs.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just played the same section of TP-NM on my Contender set, and it is exactly the same on that version as well. I've never noticed it before, but with the catalogue of problems that have been encountered on the new Optimum sets, I think I've become quite over-sensitive listening for issues.

If the problem is already present I not sure what they would have to do to rectify it. It didn't spoil my enjoyment last night anyway, and it was quite a shock to compare the difference in picture quality between the Contender & Optimum sets when I played the older version this afternoon. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was my finding as well when I compared the two discs. I'm assuming the ten second section of "TPNM" is a fault dating from 1967 and is NOT an authoring error.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tara46 wrote:
... it was quite a shock to compare the difference in picture quality between the Contender & Optimum sets when I played the older version this afternoon. Very Happy


You should try watch one of the original A&E Cathy sets and compare that to the new ones! The first time I saw The Secrets Broker on an A&E set I was greatly disappointed, because I could barely see a thing; it was like peering thruogh a thick fog at midnight. The Contender Cathy Gale complete set was a huge improvement on that but the new ones knock them both into a cocked hat.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Tara46 wrote:
... it was quite a shock to compare the difference in picture quality between the Contender & Optimum sets when I played the older version this afternoon. Very Happy


You should try watch one of the original A&E Cathy sets and compare that to the new ones! The first time I saw The Secrets Broker on an A&E set I was greatly disappointed, because I could barely see a thing; it was like peering thruogh a thick fog at midnight. The Contender Cathy Gale complete set was a huge improvement on that but the new ones knock them both into a cocked hat.


In addition, the A & E sets edited out the captian cards, resulting in awkward transitions, as the music comes in and out with them. I don't bother watching those anymore. The Optimum versions are truly that.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Tuesday, I sent all of Series 5 and Disc 1 of Series 6 to Optimum. Today, I received replacement copies of all of Series 5, but no replacement copy of Disc 1 of Series 6. Did you all receive them together or separately? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've also had a look at the information on the discs and unlike previous replacements, Version 2 or whatever number it is, isn't written on them. Is this correct for these replacement discs? Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jld21 wrote:
I've also had a look at the information on the discs and unlike previous replacements, Version 2 or whatever number it is, isn't written on them. Is this correct for these replacement discs? Thanks again!


Corrected discs for the Series 5 discs should have V3 towards the centre of the playing side. You will see other data etched here, but it should include V3.

I suggest you drop them an e-mail regarding the missing Series 6 disc. I sent mine off at different times, and therefore received the replacements at different times. I'm not sure what happened with other peoples though. They have always been kind enough to reply to my e-mails, so I would just enquire if you Series 6 disc is following later.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just out of interest, what is the difference between V2 and V3?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you all think of the corrected episodes of season 5? This seems to be the season most badly affected by faults. Are these ok to buy now?Thanks, Rich.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't tell you, because I haven't received my replacements yet....has anyone?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr S, which discs are you waiting for? Season 5? I've just been reading on another forum that some people are still waiting for season 4 - and even unanswered emails.

By the way when you do get your replacements, check for faults straight away. Unhelpfully, Optimum have been known to send out faulty discs for faulty discs.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy, I'm waiting for season 5 (and the 1st season 6 disc) which I sent to Optimum in January. It's a real mess isn't it......
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my Season 5 replacement discs about a month ago (sent them away in January). I sent my Disc One of Season 6 to them two weeks ago so am waiting for that one now.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halfhide, what do you think of your replacements for season 5? Have they made a good enough job of correcting all the problems? Are these now ok to buy? Thanks, Rich.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After 3 and a half months, finally received my replacements today. After a quick spin, the audio seems fine. Looking forward to watching them, picture quality is stunning!
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