|Year Of Production||2000|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||Various|
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
This DVD is mainly a collection of the band's greatest hits in video clip form, but in between songs it is also a documentary. These sections of the feature are quite interesting and kept my attention at all times.
There is also a bonus track accessible from the main menu. This track is Animal (live), although it sounded very similar to the studio version. Maybe that is just Jebediah's way - not to alter the sound of their music in the studio, unlike other artists.
Jebediah: Jebediaries is a great disc for fans, but it doesn't have too much over the VHS version in terms of content, which is a bit of a disappointment.
|1. Jerks of Attention|
2. Leaving Home
3. Military Strongman
|6. Star Machine|
8. Feet Touch The Ground
9. In Orbit (Live)
10. Please Leave
The transfer is presented in varying aspect ratios with the predominant aspect ratio being 1.33:1. The disc is not 16x9 enhanced at any point.
When I first started up the disc and the opening segments started, the video quality was acceptable for this type of DVD. It had clearly been shot on video and a couple of minor problems existed, too small to mention here. The first clip played (Leaving Home) and grain and chroma noise became apparent. Even though the video quality was a step down from the documentary segments it was still watchable. Then Military Strongman played and I cringed. The clip looked awful; even worse than VHS. All types of artefacts were present, some that I had never seen before. This had to have been from very quality poor source materials, as there is no way a transfer could be botched this badly. From then on the clips were decent but still had some slight imperfections, with Animal (not the live version) being the best quality.
Colour was rather bland, though I'm not sure if this was a fault in the mastering or inherent in the transfer's content. Some of the clips were very dark too, though they were the live ones, and this was not unexpected.
There is only one audio track on this disc being an English Dolby Digital 2.0 mix, encoded at 224Kb/s.
No problems are apparent with this side of the disc, however, while listening to it I noticed that even at high volumes, there was no real kick to the music. This may be a mastering problem or may have to do with the style of music that Jebediah plays. Either way, I was slightly disappointed. Bass was very shallow, too.
|Surround Channel Use|
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The video presentation on this disc is sub-par.
The audio quality should have been better - it was missing that certain something.
|DVD||Pioneer DV-626D, using Component output|
|Display||Toshiba 34N9UXA. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to DVD player. Calibrated with Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||Yamaha CX-600 Pre-Amp, Yamaha MX-600 Stereo Power Amp for Mains, Yamaha DSP-E300 for Center, Teac AS-M50 for Surrounds.|
|Speakers||Main Left and Right Acoustic Research AR12s, Center Yamaha NS-C70, Surround Left and Right JBL Control 1s|