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domyates







PostPosted: October 12, 2004 11:02 AM 

after looking at the region 2 (uk) version of the 3 disc set on www.play.com and then looking at the region 1 (usa) version on www.playusa.com it seems there is a difference in the running time.

REGION 1 = 15hours 42mins
REGION 2 = 14hours 39mins

this doesn't look good for us here in the uk with region 2 because it appears the orignial episodes with 1-2 minutes extra from the original NBC network version will not be included.

the only option is to wait an extra month for the region 1 set to come out with everything on it. does anyone have any further info on if this is correct.

thanks

dominic

Jose
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PostPosted: October 12, 2004 11:26 AM 

The difference in running time is due to the NTSC/PAL difference, for example "Austin Powers - International Man of Mystery" R1/NTSC edition is 100 minutes, the R2/PAL edition is 91 minutes, NTSC runs at 29.97 FPS with 525 lines/frame, PAL runs at 25 FPS with 625 lines/frame.

Jose
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PostPosted: October 12, 2004 11:36 AM 

Or in simpler terms, PAL speeds up 4% the NTSC speed witch in turn makes it run for 4% less time.

domyates
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PostPosted: October 14, 2004 8:47 AM 

15hrs 42mins less 4% comes to 15hours which is still 20mins short of the UK runing time!

any more ideas guys?

thanks,

dom

Anonymous
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: October 14, 2004 9:22 AM 

Point is that UK will get the same stuff as everyone else, just not the extra gifts.

Whitey Fisk
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PostPosted: October 15, 2004 4:30 PM 

Wow, that means we can fit 4% more seinfeld into the day!!!



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