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j_ohanley

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« on: 08-26-2004 12:23 »

Is everyone experiencing audio problems with the DVDs? Whenever a character is speaking offscreen, the audio is a lot softer. Lines like "I can't quite read the sign" and "I wish I had two moms!" can't be heard at all. Realistic, but very annoying. I don't have Surround Sound, and according to the DVD audio options, I don't have it on. Is everyone experiencing the same thing? Can anyone offer any solutions? Or is it just me?
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #1 on: 08-26-2004 13:27 »

I cant say I have had any audio problems.

Maybe yours is somehow defective. If it continues, I'd say go back to where you bought it and exchange it for another one.
Y_L_B

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« Reply #2 on: 08-26-2004 13:36 »

Hmm... Checked, and mine is fine, as well.  hmpf

Try turning the suround sound on then off again.
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #3 on: 08-26-2004 18:26 »

I've had the same problem.  I watched all the DVD's without a problem the first day it came out, but now I have to turn the volume up all the way on the TV for me to hear anything, and it still sounds soft.  I don't have surround sound either and I never touched any of the options on the DVD menu, so I'm not sure what's happened.  I'm going to check the other discs to see if they do it as well but I'll probably end up exchanging them.
j_ohanley

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« Reply #4 on: 08-26-2004 19:51 »

I use a GoldStar DVD player and an X-Box if that'll give any clues.

Hey, Bender-is-Great, if you figure out the problem, be sure to post the solution!  smile
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #5 on: 08-26-2004 21:45 »

You may not be using surround sound, but you might have a mono speaker system. All the disks are encoded for stereo only, so when a sound occurs on the right hand side of the screen, you aren't going to hear it (I have the same problem).

Not much you can do about it, except buy a stereo TV.
bungle
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« Reply #6 on: 08-26-2004 22:57 »

i haven't had this specific problem. however, i've had other problems. i've worked my way through disc 2, and have started on disc 3. the audio during the menus for disc 2 is screwed up slightly - mom's line is cut off and utters a brief squeak whenever i return to the menu. also, while navigating the menu in disc 2, my dvd player crashed so hard i had to yank the plug out of the socket to get the machine to reboot. also, the label for disc 3 is horribly misprinted, just a washed out blue blur and a black smudge.

i guess there are bad batches floating around. i'll be exchanging this copy for a new copy.
Philp_J_Fry

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« Reply #7 on: 08-26-2004 23:09 »

hmm cant say i know the problem (because i don't have season 4 yet) cant say i would know the problem even if i had it though

(btw welcome to peel bungle)
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #8 on: 08-26-2004 23:37 »

I can't see the problem being with my TV cause other DVD's work fine as well as the cable TV.  I watched all the DVD's the first day they came out (I have a lot of time on my hands!)  smile and when I went to re-watch the same DVD's a day later, the sound was *way* quiet.

So j_ohanley, I've figure out the solution.  The DVD is kajiggered and exchanging it would be the solution.  wink
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #9 on: 08-27-2004 00:46 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2004 00:46 »

Yours is, B-I-G, but if you check the syptoms, you have a different problem from j-ohanley.

Ohanley complains of the sound being softer when characters are off screen.

By your own testimony,B-I-G, you're having problems with the sound being soft all over.

I can guarantee you, j_ohanley, that getting a new DVD won't change anything. Not a guarantee. It's the stereo encoding, I tells ya! Repent! Repent!
bungle
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« Reply #10 on: 08-27-2004 01:06 »

wow. upon further inspection i've decided i'm either going blind or just stupid - my disc 3 label isn't misprinted. however in my defense i viewed it in very low light.

still, the disc 2 crash was pretty brutal. crashes happen on my machine (toshiba SD-3750) once in a great while - but this was nasty. i don't think i'll exchange it now, though. hopefully just a random thing.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #11 on: 08-27-2004 02:13 »

Bungle...
Does anyone know my last name?
*Crickets*
Good.
j_ohanley

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« Reply #12 on: 08-27-2004 10:06 »

Okay, I've done this much. Lines such as "I wish I had two mommies!" come through loud and clear on the Goldstar, but not on the X-Box. Other lines, like "I can't quite see the sign" can be heard on the X-Box, but not on the Goldstar. Ultimately, I can hear everything, it's just a matter of which DVD player I watch the episodes on. Annoying, but not kajiggered enough to exchange it for. wink

One more problem, in Episode 6, after Fry says "Hi Bender", a strange voice cuts in and says something before the scene moves back to the PE building. Is this supposed to be there?

Thank you for your help all.

Thanks for your help, all.
Incidentalist
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« Reply #13 on: 08-27-2004 15:35 »

bungle, my disc 2 has the same problems as your in regards to Mom's lines being cut off.  That sound is really annoying.  Has anyone else had the same problems with this, or is this how it's supposed to be.  Regardless, I'm loving this last set.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #14 on: 09-03-2004 10:20 »

The only problem I noticed is once again on disc 2 on the episode BSNBAOT. When the the professor talks about the birthdate of cubert("It was 12 years ago next week, I used this very fork." ), the voice doesn't match with the lips. But it was only for that scene.
moonbus69

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« Reply #15 on: 09-04-2004 05:21 »

Only thing I noticed so far was in "Spanish Fry", right after Lur says, "I think I'll have Fry's lower horn jerked", Bender's line, "It's use to it!" was missing (and I had the volume up quite a bit).

SlackJawedMoron - not sure if my TV is Stereo, but your advice/suggestion makes the most sense.
BenTheCartoon

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« Reply #16 on: 09-05-2004 00:28 »

Yeah, the Spanish Fry line isn't there on our (I assume mono, as there's only one speaker) TV in the living room, but on the one in our roommate's room (with 2 speakers) you can hear it fine. That must be it, slackjaw.... Whoooo!
moonbus69

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« Reply #17 on: 09-05-2004 03:35 »

 
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Originally posted by BenTheCartoon:
Yeah, the Spanish Fry line isn't there on our (I assume mono, as there's only one speaker) TV in the living room, but on the one in our roommate's room (with 2 speakers) you can hear it fine. That must be it, slackjaw.... Whoooo!


Whewwww... That's a big load off the old noggin!


KAH

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« Reply #18 on: 09-05-2004 07:26 »

Hmm, the audio on the episodes is fine on mine but I do have the problem with Mom's menu line being cut off but I think it only happens when I play it on my computer. Not sure though, I'll have to check. In any case it's not enough to justify returning it.
f_r

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« Reply #19 on: 09-08-2004 18:58 »

I just got season 4 yesterday (region 4) and I have the exact same problem as j_ohanley. I cant here the line "I wish I had two moms!" either.
BenTheCartoon

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« Reply #20 on: 09-18-2004 19:45 »

 
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Originally posted by j_ohanley:
One more problem, in Episode 6, after Fry says "Hi Bender", a strange voice cuts in and says something before the scene moves back to the PE building. Is this supposed to be there?

Yes. You're talking about the "BUSTED!" right before the song starts in the next scene. It's part of the song. DOn't worry about it. It's supposed to be there.

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