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Yang Tai Chi for Beginners

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    The best Tai Chi video available. Five hours with the master tea

    The best Tai Chi video available. Five hours with the master teaching you like a private class.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Rating for Content Alone: 4* The content in this DVD is excelle

    Rating for Content Alone: 4*

    The content in this DVD is excellent. To those who are skeptical about learning tai chi from a DVD, you really can with this one. The camera angles are wonderful, the instruction is clear and Dr. Yang in an incredible teacher, even in recorded form. Very nice!

    Poor Video Quality: -1*

    Remember those blurry, distracting artifacts and pixelated boxes of smudge that used to be so common with cable? They were especially noticeable during explosions, and they were pretty annoying. Yang Tai Chi for Beginners has a ton of those things. If there is movement on the screen, distortion pops up.

    The better the display, the worse the picture gets. The only time this DVD looked half decent was on a friend's 22 year old tube TV. For the money this DVD costs, the picture should be good. It's a shame.

    Customer Service: -1*

    After making sure the bad picture wasn't caused by something malfunctioning on my part, I contacted the publisher directly to seek some clarification regarding the image quality. At that point, I thought the weird artifacts were something I could get used to (they aren't), and I was wondering if all of these DVDs had issues with picture quality. Instead of answering my question, the customer service rep offered a replacement. I accepted her offer, gave her the info she requested and waited for the prepaid mailer to send my DVD back.

    I'm still technically waiting. That was months ago.

    I never received anything from the publisher, and they have not responded to subsequent emails. But by now it's too late to return the DVD to the place of purchase. Not that I even want to return the DVD. The material on the disk is great.

    It's just really ugly to watch.

    So that's my review. If you want an excellent resource on the traditional Yang style 108 posture tai chi, this is it. But be prepared for a distorted picture, and don't ever contact their customer service. You're better off getting in touch with the vendor you purchased it from.

    I never wanted a replacement, but the whole experience left me feeling really bad about YMAA. I'll be avoiding this publisher in the future.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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