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Old 10-14-2014, 08:12 PM   #201
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DTS 5.1 confirmed in the French Box Set I have and no Massive Attack theme song
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:13 PM   #202
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I finally gave in and picked up the Region A releases of Seasons 6-8. Still on the fence about importing Seasons 1-5 and if so, what versions to purchase. That being said, I just added Seasons 6-8 to My Movies for WMC7 which is my on-screen solution for browsing my Blu-ray collection and initiating playback of a given disc, all my discs housed in Sony Blu-ray changers. In any event, in tribute to Universal not giving a <insert expletive here> about offering the entire series on Blu-ray for Region A I created my own boxset for Seasons 6-8 based on the DVD boxset of the series that was released a couple years ago. Thought those of you that enjoy the show as much as I do might like to check it out and in particular, the modified product description I give to the boxset. Pic action below. :-P

House M.D.: The Incomplete Series Collection

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Old 10-15-2014, 07:21 AM   #203
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I finally gave in and picked up the Region A releases of Seasons 6-8. Still on the fence about importing Seasons 1-5 and if so, what versions to purchase. That being said, I just added Seasons 6-8 to My Movies for WMC7 which is my on-screen solution for browsing my Blu-ray collection and initiating playback of a given disc, all my discs housed in Sony Blu-ray changers. In any event, in tribute to Universal not giving a <insert expletive here> about offering the entire series on Blu-ray for Region A I created my own boxset for Seasons 6-8 based on the DVD boxset of the series that was released a couple years ago. Thought those of you that enjoy the show as much as I do might like to check it out and in particular, the modified product description I give to the boxset. Pic action below. :-P

House M.D.: The Incomplete Series Collection


House M.D.: The Incomplete Series Collection (Season 6)
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House M.D.: The Incomplete Series Collection (Season 7)
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House M.D.: The Incomplete Series Collection (Season 8)
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I think it's more a case of Uni caring too much to give you a shit release crammed with 8 billion dubs, and it's probably the dubs that make the set viable in the first place. I've no idea why they didn't include lossless audio though, Suits has lossless audio for it's dubs, and surprisingly, given it has 5 or 6 dubs, doesn't sound too bad.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:13 PM   #204
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I don't think dubs are the reasons since there isn't so many of them on the House MD sets.
Having 4 or 5 dubs doesn't prevent having at least the main language in a lossless track.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:56 PM   #205
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I finally gave in and picked up the Region A releases of Seasons 6-8. Still on the fence about importing Seasons 1-5 and if so, what versions to purchase.
Sorry to nit-pick, but the American releases are region free, not just A.
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:03 PM   #206
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Sorry to nit-pick, but the American releases are region free, not just A.
Not being nit-picky at all. Thanks for pointing that out. Region locked titles do annoy me to no end. It's great that those who fall outside of Region A can enjoy the US releases of House, M.D. which offer the English lossless track without needing a region free player or taking other measures to take the region coding out of the equation. *wink, wink*

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I think it's more a case of Uni caring too much to give you a shit release crammed with 8 billion dubs, and it's probably the dubs that make the set viable in the first place. I've no idea why they didn't include lossless audio though, Suits has lossless audio for it's dubs, and surprisingly, given it has 5 or 6 dubs, doesn't sound too bad.
And Universal shouldn't be cramming a given release with an unreasonable amount of dubs and certainly not dubs that fall outside the languages designated for the given region the release is intended for. No one should be expecting otherwise. Releasing a title per region provides for maintaining a consistent level of quality with the format while at the same time still allowing for offering a lossless track per the original language of the title and at most the primary language designated for the region the release is intended for if it happens to be something different and there's sufficient room for it without sacrificing video quality. Above and beyond that, any additional dubs offered should be considered icing on the cake and offered as lossy tracks only if there's not room left on the discs otherwise.

As to your comment about the dubs making this House M.D. release viable in the first place, the dubs only make the release viable in the first place naturally if you don't speak or understand the original language of the presentation well enough and don't want to read subtitles. Only knowing English myself I personally can't stand English dubs. If the original language is a something different I will always choose the original language in conjunction with the English subtitle track. That being said, based on the US release of House, M.D. Seasons 6-8 there was still 3.5gb of free space on average for each disc, the three seasons offering 22 episodes on average spread across 5 BD-50's per season. As such, there's no reason why an English lossless track couldn't have been offered for these House M.D. releases outside of the US. It was just decided to not include the lossless track for whatever reason. Available disc space certainly shouldn't have been the reason and with 3.5gb still to spare after including the English lossless track there still would have been plenty of room to offer several dubs that fall under the given region the release is intended for if available, including any number of subtitle tracks.

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Old 10-17-2014, 05:55 AM   #208
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down to 103 pounds , should have just brought it when it was cheaper
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:47 AM   #209
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down to 103 pounds , should have just brought it when it was cheaper
It's 75 on Zavvi, and they often give out 10% off codes. The packaging might come damaged, but if you aren't anoracky it may be worth it...
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And Universal shouldn't be cramming a given release with an unreasonable amount of dubs and certainly not dubs that fall outside the languages designated for the given region the release is intended for. No one should be expecting otherwise. Releasing a title per region provides for maintaining a consistent level of quality with the format while at the same time still allowing for offering a lossless track per the original language of the title and at most the primary language designated for the region the release is intended for if it happens to be something different and there's sufficient room for it without sacrificing video quality. Above and beyond that, any additional dubs offered should be considered icing on the cake and offered as lossy tracks only if there's not room left on the discs otherwise.

As to your comment about the dubs making this House M.D. release viable in the first place, the dubs only make the release viable in the first place naturally if you don't speak or understand the original language of the presentation well enough and don't want to read subtitles. Only knowing English myself I personally can't stand English dubs. If the original language is a something different I will always choose the original language in conjunction with the English subtitle track. That being said, based on the US release of House, M.D. Seasons 6-8 there was still 3.5gb of free space on average for each disc, the three seasons offering 22 episodes on average spread across 5 BD-50's per season. As such, there's no reason why an English lossless track couldn't have been offered for these House M.D. releases outside of the US. It was just decided to not include the lossless track for whatever reason. Available disc space certainly shouldn't have been the reason and with 3.5gb still to spare after including the English lossless track there still would have been plenty of room to offer several dubs that fall under the given region the release is intended for if available, including any number of subtitle tracks.
Except Universal do. Welcome to the rest of the world, where we're regularly treated like shit so they can cram the release to multiple countries. Although we do occasionally get an English only master, intended purely for the UK & Ireland and Australia & New Zealand.

I meant financially viable, as in the release is probably only possible because they can use the same master (and it wouldn't surprise me if they used the same discs too) in most of Europe which tends to favor dubs over subs (except Scandinavia). Generally the more something is produced, the cheaper it becomes, so I'm guessing the reason Europe is getting TV releases from Universal and the US isn't, is that Universal are willing to place multiple dubs on a disc, meaning the same master and discs can be used in multiple countries, whereas they seemingly aren't in North America.

All of that said, it still doesn't explain why they couldn't be bothered to produce at least an English lossless audio track. I wonder if a lossless track wasn't available for the first seasons, so rather than doing extra work, they just downgraded later seasons? (Because, as said before, Suits has lossless audio, something it's something specifically about House that's problematic)
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It's 75 on Zavvi, and they often give out 10% off codes. The packaging might come damaged, but if you aren't anoracky it may be worth it...
hmm might wait till its less then 65 again ....
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59.99 now on zavvi

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Lowest its ever been I believe, very tempting...
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no episode guide for each disc? mmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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no episode guide for each disc? mmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That happens a lot with Zavvi, generally with that type of slip, which is why I previously warned people the packaging would probably come damaged, so it is best not to be too anoracky. Probably should have made that warning clearer...
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Looks like they've been playing football with that in the PO before sending it out for delivery!
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Holding out hope for the higher quality audio rumored for the French release, I received mine about a week ago. Instead of being square, the "box" is in an H shape, with Seasons 1-4 in one side, and 5-8 in the other.

Exactly like the previous picture, there are no books or info about the discs. Just discs in kinda large cases. But the audio quality has been excellent, the picture quality is too, and I'm really happy with having the series on blu. Just a shame I spent a little too much, because that UK release for 59 euros would have been a few $20's American cheaper.
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:28 PM   #218
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That happens a lot with Zavvi, generally with that type of slip, which is why I previously warned people the packaging would probably come damaged, so it is best not to be too anoracky. Probably should have made that warning clearer...
That looks like it's Amazon packaging not Zavvi.
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That looks like it's Amazon packaging not Zavvi.
You're right, I briefly looked at it and assumed it was Zavvi, because it's the kind of shit you normally get off Zavvi. This better not be a race to the bottom...
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no episode guide for each disc? mmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No only that, but no menu whatsoever on the discs. It just plays the first episode on the disc & you have to flick through the chapters to get to the next episode & so on. I've never had a set like this one.
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