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heavy lids February 20 2013 03:59 AM

TNG re-released on DVD
 
http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...-dvd-packaging

These look pretty cool. Considering I don't have a blu-ray player and I don't plan on buying one any time soon, I think I may buy these. I don't own any TNG on DVD and I'd prefer these over the complete series set that I heard has terrible packaging.

Rķu rķu, chķu February 20 2013 04:29 AM

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So these are the exact same DVDs that were previously released? Not like a standard definition version of TNG-R?

StalwartUK February 20 2013 05:02 AM

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 7705801)
So these are the exact same DVDs that were previously released? Not like a standard definition version of TNG-R?

Looks like it:

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StarTrek.com wrote:
The DVD sets will feature precisely the same content (including bonus material) as the previous full-season TNG DVD releases.


jimbotron February 20 2013 06:48 AM

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Obvious attempt to unload unwanted inventory.

DJ Mike February 20 2013 10:01 AM

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A crying shame - even in DVD format the remastered episodes would look leaps and bounds ahead of the original releases.

MikeS February 20 2013 11:54 AM

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How odd. There cannot be a big market for these now.

BillJ February 20 2013 04:11 PM

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That packaging is fugly.

NewHorizon February 20 2013 05:47 PM

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Really, I think the packaging is neat. Nice to see them try something different like this instead of the same old run of the mill stuff.

Savage Dragon February 20 2013 06:20 PM

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DJ Mike wrote: (Post 7706500)
A crying shame - even in DVD format the remastered episodes would look leaps and bounds ahead of the original releases.

Yeah. It's a bit puzzling why they wouldn't just release the remastered edition in DVD format.

Ugly Sweater February 20 2013 06:35 PM

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Odd timing, considering the second-hand market is likely to be soon flooded with used DVDs.

M February 20 2013 08:48 PM

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BillJ wrote: (Post 7707262)
That packaging is fugly.

Really? I think this must be the most beautiful package design for a Trek DVD set ever. I think it looks great. Actually, I would love those as tees or art prints.

Why they're just re-releasign the SD discs is beyond me, though.

Ugly Sweater February 20 2013 08:50 PM

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I agree the packaging isn't very attractive. And why aren't they being released in some-kind-of chain of command order?!

ChristopherPike February 20 2013 09:08 PM

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TheSeeker wrote: (Post 7707667)
Yeah. It's a bit puzzling why they wouldn't just release the remastered edition in DVD format.

While it wouldn't be cheap to author new discs, I do find that strange after Remastered TOS and with the first three TNG seasons (at least) now in superior quality, even when downscaled.

I already traded the original 2002 DVD sets up for that 20th Anniversary complete pack a while ago. Surprising I still own that actually, given how rubbish the lurid green plastic packaging was and with the Blu ray almost halfway released. Hopefully the 49th disc exclusive content will be transferred across, when the appropriate seasons in HD come up.

Not really interested in another repackage for the DVDs myself. But the silhouette design on those new ones are rather lovely and somewhat iconic. When I think back to the days of VHS, re-releases are practically inevitable. I must've seen the same Star Treks come around again after 7 years or so. It's probably the last gasp of standard definition.

LOKAI of CHERON February 20 2013 09:19 PM

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heavy lids wrote: (Post 7705699)
Considering I don't have a blu-ray player and I don't plan on buying one any time soon, I think I may buy these. I don't own any TNG on DVD and I'd prefer these over the complete series set that I heard has terrible packaging.

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DJ Mike wrote: (Post 7706500)
A crying shame - even in DVD format the remastered episodes would look leaps and bounds ahead of the original releases.

Not everyone is interested in new technology and/or don't wish to commit funds to it - that's a totally understandable position, and I accept it completely.

But I must say, nowadays, you can pick up a basic Blu-ray player for a comparatively small investment. Superstores (Tesco, ASDA etc.) in the UK are selling decks for as little as £30.00 currently.

You can connect BD players to older standard definition CRT and/or flat panel televisions if you wish (setting output resolution appropriately) - and STILL benefit from visibly superior picture quality.

BD players are totally backwards compatible with your old DVD collection as well. When you weigh it up, I think investing in a BD player makes sense.

Ugly Sweater February 20 2013 09:29 PM

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LOKAI of CHERON wrote: (Post 7708306)
Not everyone is interested in new technology and/or don't wish to commit funds to it - that's a totally understandable position, and I accept it completely.

I don't. Why be so resistant to new technology and formats? I mean, there's not that many people grumbling about movies not being on VHS anymore, are there? As you say a new BD player can be picked up pretty cheap and there's no drawback to buy a BD player.

I was talking to a friend recently and she was interested in one of the extras on the Star Trek BD (the cast reunion) and wanted to know if it was available on DVD. I told her no, just the BD. She said she was reluctant to adopt Blu-Ray since she didn't want to rebuy her collection. I assured her the DVDs would work in her BD player and she seemed shocked by this idea.

I wonder how many more people out there are like that, that they honestly don't know BluRay players can play DVDs too?


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