Originally Posted by lindend
We need to you carefully watch playback at normal speed between 20 and 35 minutes and verify that there is no macroblocking/pixelizing.
Then I need to try FF between 20-35 minutes with each FF speed and report the results. Please do the same with Rewind.
You obviously had some idea of what I would find!!! If I had blinked, I might have missed it!!
On normal play at about 26 min, there was a "discontinuity"; the picture momentarily froze, audio stopped, picture restarted, audio came back and then about a half second of pixalization and then the picture and audio restarted. This all lasted for maybe 3 secs.
From this point on, when in playback at normal speed, I selected FF1:
FF1 had severe pixalization and blocking, but the recording kept playing.
FF2 resulted in the playback and picture freezing
FF3 resulted in the playback and picture freezing
FF4 resulted in the playback and picture freezing
When rewind was selected, the picture froze (NO pixalization) but the program was obvously rewinding, because the picture unfroze as soon as it cleared the "discontinuity". RW2,3,4 all behaved the same way.
Then while playing around (no pun intended!!)- I selected FF4 BEFORE the "discontinuity" and as soon as it hit this point, the pixalization/blocking restarted, however the picture did NOT freeze and fast forward mode continued.
I rewound again to before the discontinuity and tried FF2 and had the same pixalization effect as soon as it hit this discontinuity. From FF2, I then selected FF3 and the playback and picture froze.
Hope this helps!! I'm getting really interested to know what you think is happening!!!
PS I understand your position about F/W revisions.