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Old 24 Jul 2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Original previews not bypassable.

My kids were watching the original DVD (not back-up) of "Shark Tale"

The DVD starting by playing 2 previews before going to the main menu.

I tried to fast forward or jump to the main menu, and the DVD structure prevent me from going to the main menu!

I hate forced upon advertising for anyone (especially children). I think this is a good enough reason why I copy my kids DVDs. I can remove these previews and have the main movie start playing automatically.

Just my 2 cents on the studios' marketing ploy!
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Old 24 Jul 2006, 12:33 PM   #2
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that is the sign of the devil alright

you tried all possible functions relating to this on the remote? i have not seen this yet - that's crappy indeed.
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Old 24 Jul 2006, 12:37 PM   #3
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I have seen that problem in some dvd, you can't go forward just have to watch a whole thing first
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Old 24 Jul 2006, 01:37 PM   #4
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Yes it does happen but I haven't seen it on kids dvd's before. Somebody should get an a$$kicking.

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Old 24 Jul 2006, 02:32 PM   #5
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I have seen also it seems to be geting more common

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Old 24 Jul 2006, 09:23 PM   #6
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@Gary D, I agree it is total commercials on pay TV (cable channels) and lets hope ABC (I think it was) doesn't put enuff pressure on the DVR mfr's to do away with the fast forward button
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Old 25 Jul 2006, 12:31 AM   #7
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That's why I copy the main movie only. You get the same quality of the original but non of the bull.
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Old 25 Jul 2006, 12:48 AM   #8
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A friend of mine said - "What can be authored can be de-authored. Without vision, we are blind to opportuity".

All DVDs can be made to skip annoying intros (except the originals you complain about). An easy way is to remove IFO PUOps. Then you can call the menu easily with the remote.

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Old 25 Jul 2006, 05:26 AM   #9
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Yeah, this is a real pain. In region 2 we have a really naff advert that runs along the lines of "You wouldnt steal a car, you wouldnt steal a handbag, you wouldnt......." Crap music, crap graphics, I hate the film before I even get to see it! Fortunatley you can fast forward through it, even if you cant skip past it. I bung the DVD in the player and leave the room to get the popcorn while it's on! The movie companies just keep wasting their money putting this bilge on their DVD's and nobody watches it, never mind take any notice of what they say!!!

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Old 25 Jul 2006, 05:38 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by blutach

All DVDs can be made to skip annoying intros (except the originals you complain about). An easy way is to remove IFO PUOps. Then you can call the menu easily with the remote.
I have seen this but have not tried yet, as I usually blank it out and do the first play ..... THX for the reminder blu ..... never know, might come in handy.

Seems like I've seen this on quite a few orig DVDs (more than I can count on two hands and feet) .... I've even had co-workers mention this in general chats ....

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Old 4 Aug 2006, 01:58 PM   #11
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Default On non-copied DVDs

If you hack your player (not sure what the site was, but I'll post it when I find it again), using the manufacturer setup menu all players have in their firmware, you can shut off the PUOs on open up the player entirely in most cases. I've only found two players to date that I couldn't open using the firmware menu, out of hundreds.
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Old 18 Aug 2006, 02:30 AM   #12
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If you are using the original DVD, you can hit the "next chapter" button on the remote and it will skip to the next preview.

I really hate those previews. All the new DVDs have them and its worse then the VHS. At least with the VHS you knew you could safely fast-forward ten minutes and then the movie would start!

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