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Mike
2018-09-08 14:40:29 UTC
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Having just purchased a Denver DVD player so that we may watch our disks on
the ‘big screen’ rather than on the computer screen, I have been reminded
just how much cra.... err, copyright information and company production
credits heads up each and every disk we watch. It seems that any form of
fast forwarding / jumping is a prohibited function and thus has to be
allowed to run before one may watch the content in the programme itself.

AIAOU in finding this irritating and tedious? I have failed to find any way
to skip the tedious sections - any Umrats with ideas /dodges please?
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Jim Easterbrook
2018-09-08 16:11:16 UTC
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Post by Mike
Having just purchased a Denver DVD player so that we may watch our disks
on the ‘big screen’ rather than on the computer screen, I have been
reminded just how much cra.... err, copyright information and company
production credits heads up each and every disk we watch. It seems that
any form of fast forwarding / jumping is a prohibited function and thus
has to be allowed to run before one may watch the content in the
programme itself.
AIAOU in finding this irritating and tedious? I have failed to find any
way to skip the tedious sections - any Umrats with ideas /dodges please?
IIRC from when I bought one years ago some models allow you to change
their settings so you can skip all the crud. A web search on the model
number might turn up something.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-09-08 16:11:41 UTC
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Post by Mike
Having just purchased a Denver DVD player so that we may watch our disks on
the ‘big screen’ rather than on the computer screen, I have been reminded
just how much cra.... err, copyright information and company production
credits heads up each and every disk we watch. It seems that any form of
fast forwarding / jumping is a prohibited function and thus has to be
allowed to run before one may watch the content in the programme itself.
AIAOU in finding this irritating and tedious? I have failed to find any way
to skip the tedious sections - any Umrats with ideas /dodges please?
If you could skip them when viewing them on the computer, then connect
the computer to the telly. Many tellies have a VGA socket, and virtually
all have an HDMI one if your computer has (leads from 1.60 in Wilko, 1
or 99p if you can find them in a poundshop), which is better quality; if
you don't want leads across your TV room, then (assuming the TV isn't
"smart" anyway), there are little devices you can get to do the
connection wirelessly (I think one of them is called Chromecast - looks
like a burger with 6" of wire on it).
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Mike
2018-09-08 16:30:22 UTC
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Post by Mike
Having just purchased a Denver DVD player so that we may watch our disks on
the ‘big screen’ rather than on the computer screen, I have been reminded
just how much cra.... err, copyright information and company production
credits heads up each and every disk we watch. It seems that any form of
fast forwarding / jumping is a prohibited function and thus has to be
allowed to run before one may watch the content in the programme itself.
AIAOU in finding this irritating and tedious? I have failed to find any way
to skip the tedious sections - any Umrats with ideas /dodges please?
If you could skip them when viewing them on the computer, then connect
the computer to the telly. Many tellies have a VGA socket, and virtually
all have an HDMI one if your computer has (leads from 1.60 in Wilko, 1
or 99p if you can find them in a poundshop), which is better quality; if
you don't want leads across your TV room, then (assuming the TV isn't
"smart" anyway), there are little devices you can get to do the
connection wirelessly (I think one of them is called Chromecast - looks
like a burger with 6" of wire on it).
No, Jpeg, I don’t think I could but, the whole idea of having a dedicated
player was to avoid all the paraphenalia and having to reconfigure the
computer output settings each time plus not being able to extract the sound
straight to a d/a convertor when anything in the Dolby set encoded signals
were outputted without control and decoding of them. There was of course
also the whirring of the computer near to my ears.
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Fred
2018-09-08 21:26:44 UTC
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Post by Mike
Having just purchased a Denver DVD player so that we may watch our disks on
the ‘big screen’ rather than on the computer screen, I have been reminded
just how much cra.... err, copyright information and company production
credits heads up each and every disk we watch. It seems that any form of
fast forwarding / jumping is a prohibited function and thus has to be
allowed to run before one may watch the content in the programme itself.
AIAOU in finding this irritating and tedious? I have failed to find any way
to skip the tedious sections - any Umrats with ideas /dodges please?
I don't know if it will work for you but I have found that for many DVDs go to "Menu" on the remote and, with a bit of luck, you'll get to the option for the episodes/main feature.

Fred
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If you could skip them when viewing them on the computer, then connect
the computer to the telly. Many tellies have a VGA socket, and virtually
all have an HDMI one if your computer has (leads from 1.60 in Wilko, 1
or 99p if you can find them in a poundshop), which is better quality; if
you don't want leads across your TV room, then (assuming the TV isn't
"smart" anyway), there are little devices you can get to do the
connection wirelessly (I think one of them is called Chromecast - looks
like a burger with 6" of wire on it).
No, Jpeg, I don’t think I could but, the whole idea of having a dedicated
player was to avoid all the paraphenalia and having to reconfigure the
computer output settings each time plus not being able to extract the sound
straight to a d/a convertor when anything in the Dolby set encoded signals
were outputted without control and decoding of them. There was of course
also the whirring of the computer near to my ears.
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Mike
2018-09-09 07:51:19 UTC
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Post by Mike
Having just purchased a Denver DVD player so that we may watch our disks on
the ‘big screen’ rather than on the computer screen, I have been reminded
just how much cra.... err, copyright information and company production
credits heads up each and every disk we watch. It seems that any form of
fast forwarding / jumping is a prohibited function and thus has to be
allowed to run before one may watch the content in the programme itself.
AIAOU in finding this irritating and tedious? I have failed to find any way
to skip the tedious sections - any Umrats with ideas /dodges please?
I don't know if it will work for you but I have found that for many DVDs
go to "Menu" on the remote and, with a bit of luck, you'll get to the
option for the episodes/main feature.
Fred
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
If you could skip them when viewing them on the computer, then connect
the computer to the telly. Many tellies have a VGA socket, and virtually
all have an HDMI one if your computer has (leads from 1.60 in Wilko, 1
or 99p if you can find them in a poundshop), which is better quality; if
you don't want leads across your TV room, then (assuming the TV isn't
"smart" anyway), there are little devices you can get to do the
connection wirelessly (I think one of them is called Chromecast - looks
like a burger with 6" of wire on it).
No, Jpeg, I don’t think I could but, the whole idea of having a dedicated
player was to avoid all the paraphenalia and having to reconfigure the
computer output settings each time plus not being able to extract the sound
straight to a d/a convertor when anything in the Dolby set encoded signals
were outputted without control and decoding of them. There was of course
also the whirring of the computer near to my ears.
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Toodle Pip
Yes, thank you Jim and Fred; I gooooogled and found articles about ‘stop,
stop then play’ and even ‘stop, stop, stop then play’ and have been trying
these out with a degree of success, (nothing succeeds like a bird with a
broken beak) and will ex perry meant further in dew coarse.
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Tony Bryer
2018-09-09 09:59:50 UTC
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Post by Mike
Having just purchased a Denver DVD player so that we may watch our disks on
the ‘big screen’ rather than on the computer screen, I have been reminded
just how much cra.... err, copyright information and company production
credits heads up each and every disk we watch. It seems that any form of
fast forwarding / jumping is a prohibited function and thus has to be
allowed to run before one may watch the content in the programme itself.
AIAOU in finding this irritating and tedious? I have failed to find any way
to skip the tedious sections - any Umrats with ideas /dodges please?
YANAOU. It's doubly irritating in that those who have sit through all this
stuff are probably the ones who have paid, whilst the illicit copies probably
have it stripped out.

A further irritation to me is that virtually all the DVD players on sale here
are not multi-region (I've got lots of DVDs brought from UK) and the days
when you could make them so by typing a magic sequence of keys into the
remote seem to have disappeared. But if Sony/Panasonic don't want my money,
I'll stick with what I've got.
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Mike
2018-09-09 12:56:46 UTC
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Post by Mike
Having just purchased a Denver DVD player so that we may watch our disks on
the ‘big screen’ rather than on the computer screen, I have been reminded
just how much cra.... err, copyright information and company production
credits heads up each and every disk we watch. It seems that any form of
fast forwarding / jumping is a prohibited function and thus has to be
allowed to run before one may watch the content in the programme itself.
AIAOU in finding this irritating and tedious? I have failed to find any way
to skip the tedious sections - any Umrats with ideas /dodges please?
YANAOU. It's doubly irritating in that those who have sit through all this
stuff are probably the ones who have paid, whilst the illicit copies probably
have it stripped out.
A further irritation to me is that virtually all the DVD players on sale here
are not multi-region (I've got lots of DVDs brought from UK) and the days
when you could make them so by typing a magic sequence of keys into the
remote seem to have disappeared. But if Sony/Panasonic don't want my money,
I'll stick with what I've got.
Denver DVH 7784 small multi region is wot I got; cheap, not as quiet as the
‘spensive models no doubt but this one works at least. Amazon sent me one
which only played some of my DVD’s and took ages to start playing them
then, replacement much better.
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Steve Hague
2018-09-09 13:34:42 UTC
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Post by Mike
Having just purchased a Denver DVD player so that we may watch our disks on
the ‘big screen’ rather than on the computer screen, I have been reminded
just how much cra.... err, copyright information and company production
credits heads up each and every disk we watch. It seems that any form of
fast forwarding / jumping is a prohibited function and thus has to be
allowed to run before one may watch the content in the programme itself.
AIAOU in finding this irritating and tedious? I have failed to find any way
to skip the tedious sections - any Umrats with ideas /dodges please?
Right. I've just hired a hitman. Murder I can forgive. Robbery I can
forgive. Genocide I can forgive. You've just misused an apostrophe.....
Steve
Mike
2018-09-09 14:03:26 UTC
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Post by Mike
Having just purchased a Denver DVD player so that we may watch our disks on
the ‘big screen’ rather than on the computer screen, I have been reminded
just how much cra.... err, copyright information and company production
credits heads up each and every disk we watch. It seems that any form of
fast forwarding / jumping is a prohibited function and thus has to be
allowed to run before one may watch the content in the programme itself.
AIAOU in finding this irritating and tedious? I have failed to find any way
to skip the tedious sections - any Umrats with ideas /dodges please?
Right. I've just hired a hitman. Murder I can forgive. Robbery I can
forgive. Genocide I can forgive. You've just misused an apostrophe.....
Steve
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Mind the ricochets! He will have to be a hit man of high calibre.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-09-09 14:53:49 UTC
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Having just purchased a Denver DVD player so that we may watch our disks on
the ‘big screen’ rather than on the computer screen, I have been reminded
just how much cra.... err, copyright information and company production
credits heads up each and every disk we watch. It seems that any form of
fast forwarding / jumping is a prohibited function and thus has to be
allowed to run before one may watch the content in the programme itself.
AIAOU in finding this irritating and tedious? I have failed to find any way
to skip the tedious sections - any Umrats with ideas /dodges please?
Right. I've just hired a hitman. Murder I can forgive. Robbery I can
forgive. Genocide I can forgive. You've just misused an apostrophe.....
Steve
I see no apostrophe! I can see the non-ASCII marks he out round "big
screen" (which my client always objects to when I post a followup), but
I see no apostrophe, misused or otherwise.
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Mike
2018-09-09 15:33:35 UTC
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Having just purchased a Denver DVD player so that we may watch our disks on
the ‘big screen’ rather than on the computer screen, I have been reminded
just how much cra.... err, copyright information and company production
credits heads up each and every disk we watch. It seems that any form of
fast forwarding / jumping is a prohibited function and thus has to be
allowed to run before one may watch the content in the programme itself.
AIAOU in finding this irritating and tedious? I have failed to find any way
to skip the tedious sections - any Umrats with ideas /dodges please?
Right. I've just hired a hitman. Murder I can forgive. Robbery I can
forgive. Genocide I can forgive. You've just misused an apostrophe.....
Steve
I see no apostrophe! I can see the non-ASCII marks he out round "big
screen" (which my client always objects to when I post a followup), but
I see no apostrophe, misused or otherwise.
Nor I which is why I mention he should be wary of the richotchetting
bullets!
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agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
2018-09-09 15:48:09 UTC
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What is the punctuation in "DVD's"?
steveski
2018-09-09 16:43:14 UTC
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Post by ***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
What is the punctuation in "DVD's"?
I would say that there isn't any (like, say, 60s) but rules change which
is why we still have an evolving language. [1]
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[1] Unlike the French. [2]

[2] Or the Romans . . .
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-09-09 19:14:09 UTC
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Post by ***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
What is the punctuation in "DVD's"?
I would say that there isn't any (like, say, 60s) but rules change
which is why we still have an evolving language. [1]
Yes. There was a time when it would have been "D. V. D." (and "Mr."),
but those days are long gone: the current convention is that, except for
rare cases of SHOUTING, capitals indicate abbreviation. As such, there's
no need for the apostrophe - in fact it's better if it _isn't_ there, as
it could be confused with the possessive (as in "The DVD's menu", "The
DVD's case").
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[1] Unlike the French. [2]
I remember in the 1970s, they passes some law to that effect; our French
master brought in the next day's "Figaro" (a French newspaper), to show
how ineffective that was! (It contained just as many foreign words -
such as "le weekend" - as before.) Having said that, French computing
_does_ have more of its own words than e. g. German computing: octet for
byte, ordinateur for processor, and so on.
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[2] Or the Romans . . .
old schoolboy doggerel: "Latin is a language, as dead as dead can be; it
killed the ancient Romans, and now it's killing me." (Though having said
that, I got some enjoyment from it, even getting an O level - though
it's been little practical use. Glad I did it, though.)
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thundering across the Golden Gate bridge on a motorbike in fog, wearing full
Nazi regalia with a young man in a purple dress on the pillion petrified we'd
crash into the bay." Christopher Lee (1997). ["It was in _The Serial_."]
Mike
2018-09-09 17:15:43 UTC
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Post by ***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
What is the punctuation in "DVD's"?
Strangely, the heading in my previous posting does not have a comma!
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