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Item No.: FIRP600
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200,000 years ago we took our first steps in Africa. Today there are 7 billion of us living across the planet. How did our ancestors spread from continent to continent? This is a global detective story, featuring the latest archaeological discoveries and genetic research. On each continent, we track down the earliest members of our species, Homo sapiens. Who were these First Peoples? What drove them to the ends of the earth?
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PBSFirst Peoples DVD
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Music drowns the narration

Sadly - the music drowns out most of the narration. This is a wonderful show but, if you are hearing impaired or bothered by loud background noises, you may be disappointed. I'm sure...Read complete review

Sadly - the music drowns out most of the narration. This is a wonderful show but, if you are hearing impaired or bothered by loud background noises, you may be disappointed. I'm sure this dvd could be digitally corrected by modern magic and it's too bad someone in production didn't actually listen to this before they sent it out to the public.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Interesting Souding - Agree on Sound Issues

I'm watching the 3rd episode on TV now, and agree with the other reviews saying the audio mix is off. I specifically looked to see whether the DVD might have a *separated narration...Read complete review

I'm watching the 3rd episode on TV now, and agree with the other reviews saying the audio mix is off. I specifically looked to see whether the DVD might have a *separated narration track*. No idea based on the description, but I doubt it.

You'd think producers would do this as a matter of course, just for accessibility reasons - Hmm, I wonder if I could sue PBS based on some half-sentence in the ADA.. Just kidding.

I wonder if I there's an AudioUnit somewhere that can specifically amplify voice?

I've noticed this kind of "over-wrought music/atmosphere audio track" stuff on other recent PBS stuff ("Recent" meaning now as opposed to 20 or 25 years ago). It vaguely makes me think that science documentaries are trying to "keep up with" current action movies somehow.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

First Peoples DVD by PBS

By Thoth

from New York

Comments about PBS First Peoples DVD:

I hate to inform you but I return First Peoples DVD because the Region Code was incorrect for playing the DVD in America with a computer that was purchase in America. The region code for America is (1) and for the UK it is (2), if the DVD does not equal a (1) you will not be able to play it in America.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fascinating History

By 1.5% Neanderthal

from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Comments about PBS First Peoples DVD:

The narrator is almost overwhelmed at times by the rest of the sound track on the first DVD... But still this is amazing material!

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Music drowns the narration

By Jeannee

from Monroe, WI

Verified Reviewer

Comments about PBS First Peoples DVD:

Sadly - the music drowns out most of the narration. This is a wonderful show but, if you are hearing impaired or bothered by loud background noises, you may be disappointed. I'm sure this dvd could be digitally corrected by modern magic and it's too bad someone in production didn't actually listen to this before they sent it out to the public.

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By lectronerd

from Modesto

Verified Reviewer

Comments about PBS First Peoples DVD:

the Latest Genetic History of early Man.

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Interesting Souding - Agree on Sound Issues

By Jim

from Bloomington, IN

Verified Reviewer

Comments about PBS First Peoples DVD:

I'm watching the 3rd episode on TV now, and agree with the other reviews saying the audio mix is off. I specifically looked to see whether the DVD might have a *separated narration track*. No idea based on the description, but I doubt it.

You'd think producers would do this as a matter of course, just for accessibility reasons - Hmm, I wonder if I could sue PBS based on some half-sentence in the ADA.. Just kidding.

I wonder if I there's an AudioUnit somewhere that can specifically amplify voice?

I've noticed this kind of "over-wrought music/atmosphere audio track" stuff on other recent PBS stuff ("Recent" meaning now as opposed to 20 or 25 years ago). It vaguely makes me think that science documentaries are trying to "keep up with" current action movies somehow.

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