Hogfather DVD - problem

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Hogfather DVD - problem

Postby nsullivan » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:08 am

I'm new to the forum and hope someone can advise me.

I recently got Hogfather on DVD (1 disc edition) but the programme's been cropped into a 4:3 aspect ratio. I can't imagine why, as it was certainly made in widescreen and why would anyone crop it nowadays? Also, the back of the DVD claims 'full frame version 16:9'.

Is this normal, or a dodgy batch; has anyone else found this? More importantly, if I buy the limited edition to replace it, will I find that's the same?

If anyone has either version and can let me know how theirs appears I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

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Re: Hogfather DVD - problem

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:12 am

Hi Neil welcome to the forum,that is my favorite Discworld one and I have just put my disc in and it plays full screen, have you double checked the settings on your tv or on the DVD it was the ltd edition but the only difference is on the 2nd disc with the extra bits,the 1st one should be the same. :)
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Re: Hogfather DVD - problem

Postby nsullivan » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:56 am

Thanks for your help - really appreciate it! I did play around with all the settings. I could of course set the TV to 16:9 ratio but it's just stretching the picture. By default it just plays with black bars down the left and right of the screen. Very annoying when characters' faces are half offscreen even when they're talking!

If it's definately a fault I'll see if I can get it swapped. By the way, what are the extras like on the limited edition? Would it be worth me getting that anyway, do you think?
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Re: Hogfather DVD - problem

Postby LilMaibe » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:23 am

Depending on your dvd-player it might be possible that it has it's own seperate setting for the display. Check the manual?
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Re: Hogfather DVD - problem

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:51 am

Welcome to the site, Neil! :)
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Re: Hogfather DVD - problem

Postby Oberon » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:25 am

Welcome to the site Neil.

What are you playing the DVD on? Have you tried playing it on your computer with different media players?
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Re: Hogfather DVD - problem

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:58 pm

nsullivan wrote:Thanks for your help - really appreciate it! I did play around with all the settings. I could of course set the TV to 16:9 ratio but it's just stretching the picture. By default it just plays with black bars down the left and right of the screen. Very annoying when characters' faces are half offscreen even when they're talking!

If it's definately a fault I'll see if I can get it swapped. By the way, what are the extras like on the limited edition? Would it be worth me getting that anyway, do you think?

The extra bits are: Deleted scenes, 12 Days of Hogwatch(12 featurettes) Gallery and the Making of Hogfather. sounds like a faulty one but I don't know a lot about the tech aspects of it.
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Re: Hogfather DVD - problem

Postby nsullivan » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:46 am

Thanks everyone for your help! I've tried it in two different DVD players so I'm quite sure it's the DVD. At least I know now that it's a fairly unique problem and I should be able to replace it, which is reassuring!
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