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DeckardSmith

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« on: 02-03-2002 19:40 »

Okay, I'm bloody jealous that all of you outside the US are getting the first Futurama DVD set...Does anyone have the slightest idea how long we'll have to wait? Two...Three years....What?           
McGrady

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« Reply #1 on: 02-03-2002 21:24 »

2005 I believe, 5 years after it first airs.

Just order a copy from the UK, they are exactly the same, only pal format, which is extremely easy to get around; play on computer with a fixed drive, or you can play it on a fixed stand alone player if you have a pal-ntsc signal converter (about $30-$4000 depending on quality).  It is what I am doing.
DeckardSmith

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« Reply #2 on: 02-03-2002 22:54 »

That blows...I guess I could also get a set of
VCD's...Bythe way, McGrady, where could one even find a "pal-ntsc signal converter" ?
McGrady

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« Reply #3 on: 02-03-2002 23:34 »

 http://www.threedoubleyou.com/converters.htm
 http://www3.goldenshop.com.hk/AI-trad/Misc_htm/m_pal2ntsc.htm

are 2 places I found off of a quick search; I can't vouch for those two, as I don't own either... they generally cost around $50-$60, and give a signal similar to a vhs tape (at least mine does), but there isn't that huge of a difference between a dvd and a high quality vhs tape on a ntsc screen anyway, from a distance.

Of course, you need to know if your player can play region 2 pal disks, many but not all can.  The safest way would be use a computer, or possibly do a tv-out and audio-out from your computer if you really need it on your tv.  I would only suggest going for a pal-ntsc converter if you know what you want.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #4 on: 02-04-2002 13:49 »

McGrady is right about it being 5 years, but that would mean that in November 2004 you people in America will get it.
VelourFog

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« Reply #5 on: 02-04-2002 14:04 »

 
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Originally posted by DeckardSmith:
Okay, I'm bloody jealous that all of you outside the US are getting the first Futurama DVD set...Does anyone have the slightest idea how long we'll have to wait? Two...Three years....What?           
If you're so American, then why do you say "bloody"?

FishyJoe

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« Reply #6 on: 02-04-2002 16:31 »

Oh bugger off.
Kryten

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« Reply #7 on: 02-04-2002 23:38 »

Ah, all you bleedin' wankers can just sod off.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #8 on: 02-04-2002 23:39 »

Do shut up
McGrady

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« Reply #9 on: 02-05-2002 11:39 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2002 11:39 »

I'm in the US and just got my dvd set yesterday... from the UK... for 2.5 pounds, much cheaper than in the US; for shipping the same item in the US from state to state it would be about $5 at least (from the size of the box they used, about 3.5 pounds or so).  Its crazy; whats the uk's secret of mailing?  (beyond the fact that the US mailing service is way way way overpriced)

Anyway... dvd set is very nice; tons of commentaries (more than the simpsons boxed set).  There are at least 3 people interacting all the time, usually john dimaggio, david cohen, and matt groening (sp).  two other people would usually be there and chip in from now and then, like a 3d artist, devoloper, or writer.

If you have a pal player (must be designated as having a pal output) and a pal-ntsc converter, it works great.

One thing of note though; although the episodes are very crisp, there is a fair ammount of noise in certain areas, expecially the start up sequence (compared to recording off tv and denoising it).  It looks great though.

If you have a dvd drive in your computer and it is possible to get it "fixed", there is no reason not to get this set.  I would buy it just for the commentaries, or just for the video, or just for the additional extras; all three is like icing on the cake.
Bachelor_Chow

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« Reply #10 on: 02-06-2002 04:43 »

Why would we get it first? lol we always get everything last! can anyone explain that to me, u got metal gear solid 2 first and u dont see me complaining  wink
the_AmyLover_1

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« Reply #11 on: 02-06-2002 06:47 »

 
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Originally posted by DeckardSmith:
Okay, I'm bloody jealous that all of you outside the US are getting the first Futurama DVD set...Does anyone have the slightest idea how long we'll have to wait? Two...Three years....What?           

Get back in your pram.

The US got the new season Four first before anyone else so im sure you can wait a while for the dvds like we have to wait for season Four!  mad
Nixorbo

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« Reply #12 on: 02-06-2002 07:51 »

All three episodes of it thus far
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #13 on: 02-06-2002 11:51 »

5 YEARS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Now I REALLY hate FOX....no way i can wait that long...although we'll probably actually have a DVd player by then...
VelourFog

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« Reply #14 on: 02-06-2002 12:33 »

look, the 5 years thing isn't really Fox's fault (for once)
its the stupid United States' fault, with our stupid syndication stuff.  for example, Buffy dvd's arent you on season 4 in the UK, while the US is just on season 1? 
for once it's not about FOX
FishyJoe

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« Reply #15 on: 02-06-2002 12:45 »

...but you still agree that fox sucks and we hate them, right?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #16 on: 02-06-2002 13:45 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
look, the 5 years thing isn't really Fox's fault (for once)
its the stupid United States' fault, with our stupid syndication stuff.  for example, Buffy dvd's arent you on season 4 in the UK, while the US is just on season 1? 
for once it's not about FOX

Yeh, I think we are on Season 4 of Buffy over here and we have Season 1 of Angel, not that I buy either of them though hmpf
VelourFog

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« Reply #17 on: 02-06-2002 14:15 »

yea, me either, i'm just sayin'
Just Chris

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« Reply #18 on: 02-07-2002 10:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Ah, all you bleedin' wankers can just sod off.

It's fun reading mixed American and British slang together. Just look at the dialogue from Squaresoft games!
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