|Year Released||1998||Commentary Tracks||None|
|Running Time||87:24 minutes||Other Extras||None|
|Start Up||Language Selection then Menu|
Mr Garrison & Mr Hat
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||MPEG||None|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||Dolby Digital||2.0|
|16x9 Enhancement||No||Soundtrack Languages||English (Dolby Digital 2.0, 192Kb/s)
French (Dolby Digital 2.0, 192Kb/s)
|Theatrical Aspect Ratio||1.33:1||
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
The episodes contained on this compilation DVD are;
The quality of the transfer is acceptable given the source material. The image is acceptably sharp and clear without being remarkably so. Shadow detail is as the animators intended it to be. There was no low level noise.
The colours were clear and clean throughout, with no evidence of colour bleeding.
No MPEG artefacts were seen. There were no specific video artefacts. In particular, I was on the lookout for the NTSC to PAL conversion artefact exhibited by Volume 4 of this series, and it was nowhere to be found, which was definitely a good thing as I found this particular artefact to be a significant distraction during Volume 4.
Dialogue was a little difficult to make out at times, but this was more a fault of the diction of the characters rather than any fault of the mix.
There were no audio sync problems with this disc.
The music was all in stereo, excepting for the title song, and was mostly unremarkable except for a few very slick numbers from Chef (Isaac Hayes).
The surround channels were not used.
The .1 channel was not used.
The Region 4 version of this DVD misses out on;
The video quality is acceptable.
The audio quality is acceptable.
There are no extras.
© Michael Demtschyna
(read my bio)
19th May 2000
|DVD||Loewe Xemix 5006DD, using RGB output|
|Display||Loewe Art-95 95cm direct view CRT in 4:3 mode, via the RGB input. Calibrated with the NTSC DVD version of Video Essentials.|
|Audio Decoder||Denon AVD-2000 Dolby Digital AddOn Decoder, used as a standalone processor. Calibrated with the NTSC DVD version of Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||2 x EA Playmaster 100W per channel stereo amplifiers for Left, Right, Left Rear and Right Rear; Philips 360 50W per channel stereo amplifier for Centre and Subwoofer|
|Speakers||Philips S2000 speakers for Left, Right; Polk Audio CS-100 Centre Speaker; Apex AS-123 speakers for Left Rear and Right Rear; Hsu Research TN-1220HO Subwoofer|