ABC for Kids-Just for Fun! (2004)
|Year Of Production||2004|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Start Up||Ads Then Menu|
|Region Coding||1,2,3,4,5,6||Directed By||None Given|
Roadshow Home Entertainment
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||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||Yes, on some of the titles|
This disc is a compilation of various children's shows shown on the ABC including kids favourites such as Bob the Builder and lesser known shows such as Caillou (pronounced Cai-oo). It includes both Australian titles and ones sourced from overseas. My fourteen month old son joined me on the reviewer's couch for this disc.
This disc contains the following titles:
Overall, this disc has a wide selection of quality children's programs, which might be good for a family with more than one child or useful as a way to decide which shows your child responds to best and then possibly purchase full length titles of those programs. My son responded well to Bob The Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine - your results may vary.
The video transfer of this disc is excellent.
The shows are presented in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 which is their original aspect ratio.
The transfer was clear and sharp throughout. There was no low level noise.
The colour were bright and well defined. The shows are very colourful in order to appeal to children.
I saw no evidence of artefacts of any kind.
There are no subtitles on this disc.
The audio presentation was very good.
This DVD contains only one audio option, an English Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack encoded at 224 Kb/s.
Dialogue was very clear and easy to understand.
There were no problems with audio sync.
The theme tunes of the shows and any incidental music came across very well in stereo from the front speakers.
There was no surround activity.
The subwoofer was used during the theme tunes.
|Surround Channel Use|
There are no extras on this disc. The menu was static and allowed for titles to be selected individually or the entire program to be played. Theme music from the shows was played over the menu.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
This disc is multi-region coded but does not appear to have been released outside of Region 4.
The video quality is excellent.
The audio quality is very good and the stereo sound is perfectly adequate for the material.
There are no extras.
|DVD||Toshiba 1200, using Component output|
|Display||Sony FD Trinitron Wega KV-AR34M36 80cm. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 576i (PAL)/480i (NTSC).|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to DVD Player, Dolby Digital and DTS.|
|Speakers||Bose 201 Direct Reflecting (Front), Phillips SB680V (Surround), Phillips MX731 (Center), Yamaha YST SW90 (Sub)|