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3.0 out of 5 stars Menu impossible, 14 April 2008
This review is from: Spooks : Complete BBC Series 2 [2002] [DVD] (DVD)
I really love Spooks and bought this box set a year ago intending to collect all seasons. However, after a year grappling with the ridiculous menu in this set I've gone right off the idea. It's all I can do to access the episodes - and they are as good as ever - but I still haven't managed to access any of the extra features because I just can't figure out how! If I'd wanted a nerdy computer game I'd have bought one. When I buy a DVD I expect a straightforward menu with obvious direction to episodes - titled and numbered would be nice too - and a clear link to extras. There's also the red mist inducing silly intro you've to sit through very time you go to the menu. Therefore despite Spooks as a programme rating at least four stars, as a product this set can only scrape three.
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Initial post: 30 Jun 2008 23:31:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Jun 2008 23:32:20 BDT
Once you find the arrow on the desktop, which obviously you have if you've watched the shows, use the up, down, left and right keys to navigate the desktop. If at first the pointer is pointed at one of the disks in the stack. Press the down key until it is pointed at the very bottom disk which is labeled "Desktop." Now, again using you up, down, left and right buttons, you can access two files on Harry's desk (point to one and press play) and it will open a menu of other features. After you've looked at those, press "Close file." You can then point to the other file to open and peruse it; point to the Rolodex, to open it; point to the phone to change the sound output; and point to the computer screen if you want "Closed Captioning." The Rolodex on this set shows episode 6 (the last) from the first season. It is the American version with 15 minutes cut from it. I hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2010 12:56:55 GMT
Trigger says:
I think the problem is that the menu design is so pretentious and oblique, and it makes easy, practical use for most people very awkward. You can find what you're looking for if you're prepared to spend a bit of time flicking through each of the options, but the point is it shouldn't have to be so difficult in the name of having a flashy menu screen.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2010 14:52:25 GMT
Méhari says:
Do you know if series one has close captioning too?

Posted on 27 Sep 2010 13:37:15 BDT
I can't even get the stupid sub-titles off!
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