Is it bad to watch DBZ in fast forward?

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Is it bad to watch DBZ in fast forward?

Post by Kid Buu » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:22 am

Okay I realize this doesn't really relate much to DBZ but I did not know where else to post it; I recently started watching my Dragon Box DVD's in 1.5x Speed on my PS3 to make up for the pacing. Will this be harmful to my DVD?
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Re: Is it bad to watch DBZ in fast forward?

Post by DarkPrince_92 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:21 am

With all the flashing and explosions, I think your eyes are more at risk.
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Re: Is it bad to watch DBZ in fast forward?

Post by omegalucas » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:39 am

Kid Buu wrote:Okay I realize this doesn't really relate much to DBZ but I did not know where else to post it; I recently started watching my Dragon Box DVD's in 1.5x Speed on my PS3 to make up for the pacing. Will this be harmful to my DVD?
Don't think so. If it was a VHS, I'd say it'd be harmful. On DVDs, not really...
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Re: Is it bad to watch DBZ in fast forward?

Post by Vice » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:31 am

I play everything at a 1.15x speed on VLC. 1.5 speed seems way too fast, I wouldn't push it past 1.2x personally.

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Re: Is it bad to watch DBZ in fast forward?

Post by sangofe » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:37 am

Doesn't that ruin the mood :/ ? I mean, the music, and all the sounds will sound very strange...

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Re: Is it bad to watch DBZ in fast forward?

Post by Kid Buu » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:12 pm

Music sounds a bit fast at times but the voices sound fine to me; especially since I'm just going off subtitles.
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Post by TheGmGoken » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:09 pm

sangofe wrote:Doesn't that ruin the mood :/ ? I mean, the music, and all the sounds will sound very strange...
It's just 1.1 - 1.5x faster. That should't ruin much since I watch fights in DBZ like that. Unless it's a great fight(Then I play it at regular). But everything sounds normal. The music is just a BIT faster.
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Post by Alchemist Ed » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:50 am

I was wondering for a while if anyone else on Kanzenshuu did this. Ever since watching Kai, I've really noticed how terribly slow Z's pacing is. It didn't bother me so much as a child, but now that I have more responsibilities in my life, I don't have the patience to watch all the stare-downs and cutaways at normal speed. For the last half of my full DragonBox viewing, I played it at 1.5x speed on my PS3. It's not too jarring on the Japanese version, the one I've been consistently watching, but when I try to see a scene in the dub at 1.5x, it's really hard to watch. I don't think it'll damage your discs at all, though.

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Re: Is it bad to watch DBZ in fast forward?

Post by Kid Buu » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:03 am

I also skipped the opening, endings, next episode previews, and fastforwarded the recaps. Then at 1.5x speed; I actually managed to watch the series pretty fast.
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Re: Is it bad to watch DBZ in fast forward?

Post by UpFromTheSkies » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:53 am

I just tried this for the first time... I thought the audio would be noticeably different, but it's really not bad. I think I'm going to do this to catch up on One Piece.

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Re: Is it bad to watch DBZ in fast forward?

Post by DBZGTKOSDH » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:23 am

I watched Dr. Slump like this (both anime). It was getting boring watching 317 episodes in Japanese without any subs to understand what was going on, and I wanted to finish it as quickly as possible. But I still found it funny. :mrgreen:
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Re: Is it bad to watch DBZ in fast forward?

Post by Kid Buu » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:09 pm

UpFromTheSkies wrote:I just tried this for the first time... I thought the audio would be noticeably different, but it's really not bad. I think I'm going to do this to catch up on One Piece.
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Re: Is it bad to watch DBZ in fast forward?

Post by Vice » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:29 pm

1.5x seems a little fast to me. Like I said, I don't go beyond 1.2x speed personally.

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