|Year Released||1998 - 1999||Commentary Tracks||None|
|Running Time||109:37 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 last three episodes have brief black-outs spread through the episodes, presumably for the insertion of commercial breaks.
The quality of the transfer is acceptable for the first two episodes and quite good for the last three episodes. The latter three episodes are quite sharp and well-defined compared to previous episodes of South Park.
The colours were well presented throughout, with just the slightest hint of chroma noise at times. There was no colour bleeding. Once again, the latter three episodes were of higher quality in this area than the first two episodes.
No MPEG artefacts were seen. There was some minor aliasing seen in the last 3 episodes, particularly Prehistoric Ice Man, in which Larry's shirt shimmered quite noticeably at times. This aliasing is clearly a result of the increased resolution of these episodes.
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 which was in mono, and was unremarkable.
The surround channel was not used.
The .1 channel was not used other than for a solitary thump towards the end of Prehistoric Ice Man.
The video quality is acceptable, with the last 3 episodes significantly better looking than the first two.
The audio quality is acceptable.
There are no extras.
© Michael Demtschyna
(read my bio)
23rd May 2000
|DVD||Loewe Xemix 5006DD, using S-Video output|
|Display||Loewe Art-95 95cm direct view CRT in 4:3 mode, via the S-Video 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|