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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi

Could anyone give me advice on this disc that is on ebay?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/QUEEN-Live-at-Earls-Court-1977-DVD_W0QQitemZ6468098132QQcategoryZ59009QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Is this a genuine PAL version (not one of the crappy PAL to NTSC back to PAL transfers)? I see that the seller offers this in both PAL and NTSC, however this concerns me. I do not want to touch anything NTSC with a barg pole unless that was the original format it was shot in. I have a couple of versions of this concert, one mpeg and the other NTSC video. I know the show was originally shot in PAL video and that is the only format I am interested in. My Mpeg copy like it was recorded in film. Any advice on the above disc would be much appreciated.

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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From the little information given in the auction, and lack of screenshots provided, it's impossible to know. Good luck tracking down a good copy. They're out there.



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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I notice the seller is also offering Hammersmith '75 and Rainbow '74, among many other bootlegs from other bands. There is no indiaction of quality on any of his item descriptions (apart from 'New'), and the items are not all that cheap. Personally, I would be reluctant to take a chance (because that's what it is), at 'official' DVD prices. My best advice would be to e-mail the seller and ask him what the quality is like. You don't want to end up with one of the copies with the green band at the bottom of the screen throughout!

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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've just checked the sellers feedback for you & someone has written this about the dvd....................I would not advise anyone to buy from this seller dvd worst quality no refund....:-(

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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I brought a PAL version of Hammy 75 from that very seller and its brilliant.


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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The seller does not say if it's a DVD-R or a pressed bootleg. In fact, he never indicates it's a bootleg at all. He cannot be that honest. Plus it's much too expensive.


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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think its a woman...


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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pcgenius9 wrote:

I think its a woman...

What difference does that make?


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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 21:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just picking a nit.


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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 02:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DON'T BUY IT

I can do you a copy no problem

and it won't cost you anything like £13.49

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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 05:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry about the gender mix up :)


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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 10:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i.ve got loads of dvds for trade , email canddhowell@tiscali.co.uk for list , i can do dvd for audio trade as well , no money exchanging hands and no.one gets ripped off .


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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just to add further caution, it would appear that this seller may have dual identities:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/QUEEN-In-Hyde-Park-Concert-1976-DVD_W0QQitemZ6466090135QQcategoryZ59009QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

By clicking his / her 'other items' link, a remarkably similar list is produced to the seller offering the Earls Court DVD. Again, no mention of picture / sound quality, and similar prices.


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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thing is though, if people bought items they were not happy with then they would leave negative feedback. The person must be doing something right!


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Posted: 29 Dec 05, 19:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Apparently, it's not that difficult to *cough* 'acquire' good feedback on eBay, although obviously I'm not casting aspersions on this seller. All we know is that the items being offered are bootlegs, and anyone who purchases such an item is taking a chance, especially as there is no indication given in the item description, as to sound / picture quality. For all we know, they could be excellent quality, or maybe the people who have left feedback, are easily pleased, or simply don't know any better?

Here's one example of the seller's feedback from the Hyde Park DVD. The buyer did not express himself very well, but would you buy from a seller who gives this response?:-

got dvd but not over the moon very good copies + would not have bought
Reply by babylon348: whats the problem with it ? its excellent ! are you stupid ? contact me first



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Posted: 30 Dec 05, 05:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You will notice also about that second Earl's Court auction that the format has now changed from PAL to NTSC. Stuff like that concerns me. I really want to avoid NTSC like the plague. Thanks everyone for the advice.

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Posted: 30 Dec 05, 05:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Good deal! (nevertheless a few disappointed about quality)"

That's from one of the feedbackers on the Earl's Court DVD. The Queenzone download is probably superior. I am going to give Earl's Court a miss for a while. Stung too many times. Anyone recommend the best Houston DVD on ebay?

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Posted: 30 Dec 05, 06:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm wondering though, Earls Court is in London, so chances are it was recorded in PAL anyway.


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Posted: 30 Dec 05, 06:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pcgenius9 wrote:

I'm wondering though, Earls Court is in London, so chances are it was recorded in PAL anyway.


I don't think it matters what it was recorded in. The official DVDs which are available from the States are NTSC, and they were recorded in the UK (Wembley, Milton Keynes, etc...)


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Posted: 30 Dec 05, 06:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lol. I think theres a difference between converting a video on your PC and converting it in a professional studio.


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