3 People Parking1019 wrote:did any of ya'll also notice that they never change the theme song for the second half of season 7? from "south park is gay" and on, the theme song is supposed to have new pictures and stuff, but they keep the same one the whole dvd. any one else notice?
Yay I'm not the only geek who noticed! If you look further up in this thread to where I posted the letter I wrote to Paramount about the audio problem, you'll see I also took the time to mention that. I figure if enough people write in about the audio problem that they decide to fix it, maybe they'll fix the opening while they're at it. My presumption is that it happened because S7 was the first to separate the opening from the first act with a commercial break, which I suppose means each episode's opening has to be programmed onto the DVD by itself. Maybe to save time (like they didn't have months...) they just programmed it onto the DVDs 15 times from the same one source tape, not realizing it should change halfway through the season.
ICS wrote:while I'm happy to see that i didnt get a bum copy it does suck that every collection has the sound problems. was very surprised about this as all the others have worked fine for me. i figure i might write a letter too, who knows, might work, doubt it.
Whether you "doubt it" or not, what I DON'T doubt is that nothing will be done if letters aren't written. So... I say write in.
mtdman wrote:Is there an email I can write to?
Nah, I checked Paramount's site. They only have a snail mail address and a phone number. Send a written letter to
ATTN: Home Entertainment Dept.
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038
Anyway, even if they DID have an email address, I think snail mail gets more attention. Psychologically, I think people find it easier to ignore emails than to ignore an actual letter because someone took the time to send it out old-fashioned.
just got the sp7 dvd and listened to the first few minutes of kanceleled. didn't hear the volume inconsistencies.
then i checked my panasonics settings and switched 'dialog normalization' to 'ON', and heard EXACTLY what you were describing. opening music dippiing and then getting louder, etc.
turned my panasonic back to 'dialog normalization' OFF, and all was weel.
YMMV, but it should work on all dvd players that have that setting. i usually leave mine off because it always does more harm than good.
rabidpenguin wrote:The listing on my box is also out of order but the actual DVD is in order. Plus, this is only the first DVD.
No it's not. "Cancelled" really is 704 and "I'm a Little Bit Country" really is 701. The production numbers refer to the order the episodes were written, not the order they aired. Every season with the exception of Seasons 2 and 9 have aired episodes out of production number order.
Between Tuesday and Sunday, I'll gladly try to compile a complete list of places where this happens with actual time listings. In the meantime, if anyone else would care to add to this thread more places where the audio drops out, go ahead.
There's also the (relatively minor) matter of the missing opening titles change. The opening titles for 708-715 are supposed to be different from those for 701-707, but on the DVDs, that change never happens.
airmancoop44 wrote:JDG128 wrote:Nice, a site admin asking for more info! Sounds promising.
A site admin wouldn't know about a problem on the DVD...
Did you not read the site admin's post I was replying to?
Anyone care to give us an explicit place of listings (time X in episode Y) where they've experienced problems?
If a site admin from the show's official site is asking for a detailed listing of where the audio fluctuates on the DVDs, I have to think it's for a reason. Maybe enough people sent questions to the FAQ about it and they came on the boards to find out more and then pass the info on to someone else. I doubt they're doing it for fun.
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