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Old July 14 2011, 01:03 AM   #391
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Re: Rumor: TNG-HD is a-coming

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...this is supposed to be a restoration project, not a remake.
This.
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Old July 15 2011, 01:42 AM   #392
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Patiently waiting....
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Old July 15 2011, 01:43 AM   #393
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...this is supposed to be a restoration project, not a remake.
This.
Its whatever they want to make
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Old July 15 2011, 12:01 PM   #394
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Indeed. I don't think they particularly want to reframe every single second of footage, so they probably won't.

Will we get more info on this project at Comic-Con?
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Old July 16 2011, 08:55 AM   #395
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Indeed. I don't think they particularly want to reframe every single second of footage, so they probably won't.

Will we get more info on this project at Comic-Con?
Your guess is as good as ours. So far there hasn't been as much as a peep from CBS about any of this. We have only heard from people who have talked to other people who describe themselves as insiders at CBS. So far, our wishful thinking is the only thing we can be truely sure of regarding TNG remastered.
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Old July 20 2011, 01:06 PM   #396
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A couple of tricks: when you bring home a new TV turn the brightness down. A little more. Little more. Keep going. Little bit more. Little more. And... a little bit more. Seriously, TVs come from the manufacturer with the brightness set to "torch" mode, so that if a store pulls one out to be a floor model, it will look good under the harsh flourescent lighting. The lighting in your home is a different beast.
Now, after you've turned down the brightness, leave it down for a week or two of regular watching. Then, and only then, start easing it back up a hair here and there. If you really want to get it right, look for one of those DVDs that will walk you through all the brightness and contrast settings on your TV and surround sound setup. Some DVDs even have a THX calibration function that will move you in the right direction.

Second, adjust the lighting in the room your TV is in. One trick is to have soft lights behind the TV so that the changing brightness of scenes on the TV doesn't let your eyes focus on the black bars. My TV is actually in our basement, and I was watching in total darkness, with the TV's brightness adjusted, and I would have sworn I was watching on a 4x3 screen.

These tweaks will really help your viewing experience, and if not, then you just need to learn to watch the material and not the black bars



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Although far more resistant these days with the quality brands, Plasma displays are still susceptible to uneven phosphor ware - particularly in the first few hundred hours of use. It is always advisable to reduce contrast to 50% or less in this period.

I would then adivise calibration with a disc like Digital_Video_Essentials. If you want to get close to reference standard and lose "bluey whites" I'd recommend going with a PDP which includes THX mode (many Panasonics have it). In any case, get your displays the hell out of "Vivid" or "Dynamic" mode ASAP! Why do people equate high contrast and gaudy colours with "good" picture quality.

Sans THX, I'd choose Cinema Warm on Panasonics. I'm sure other sets have similar.

Beyond this, it is inadvisable to view a high percentage of letter/pillarboxed material on a PDP - just feed your set a "varied diet" of material and you need not worry.
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Old July 25 2011, 01:19 AM   #397
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Re: Rumor: TNG-HD is a-coming

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Indeed. I don't think they particularly want to reframe every single second of footage, so they probably won't.

Will we get more info on this project at Comic-Con?
Your guess is as good as ours. So far there hasn't been as much as a peep from CBS about any of this. We have only heard from people who have talked to other people who describe themselves as insiders at CBS. So far, our wishful thinking is the only thing we can be truely sure of regarding TNG remastered.
This is true but I am willing to bet its in some stage of prep/production right now...it may be they r waiting till one or two episodes are finished so they can see how successful they were.
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Old July 26 2011, 08:10 PM   #398
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From the Digital Bits:

Multiple sources I spoke with at Comic-Con have also confirmed our report from earlier this year that CBS is hard at work on Star Trek: The Next Generation - Remastered for Blu-ray release starting sometime in 2012. The latest word is that 4 test episodes are currently being worked on for release as a sampler/demo BD disc of the project, and that sampler disc will somehow be available to fans by the end of this year. Watch for additional news in the months ahead.
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Old July 26 2011, 08:40 PM   #399
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^ Huzzah!

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Old July 26 2011, 08:40 PM   #400
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From the Digital Bits:
link please for this new ComicCon update quote.

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4 test episodes are currently being worked on for release as a sampler/demo BD disc
precisely what I suggested 2 years ago:
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Perhaps if a fan-collective of 8 episodes were done as a test in HD for Blu-ray it could be director's cuts of a few? Would that be enough to get people to buy them in HD?
Director's cuts aside (it will be the same old episode with updated VFX) I guess due to the cost 4 episodes will cost them plenty and they want to sell them and guage interest in the series completion. What do you want to bet one of those episodes is Best of Both Worlds?
Knowing Paramount though they want your money so they will do it. On the other hand if they exclude it than it will force you to buy a whole season TNG-R Blu-ray to get the 2-parter episode...



also of note from 5/9/11 The Digital Bits
our industry sources have finally begun hinting that TNG Remastered IS moving forward
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Old July 26 2011, 09:00 PM   #401
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link please for this new ComicCon update quote.
It's in today's daily column, so it's right on the front page.
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Old July 26 2011, 09:12 PM   #402
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Knowing Paramount though they want your money so they will do it. On the other hand if they exclude it than it will force you to buy a whole season TNG-R Blu-ray to get the 2-parter episode...
Two seasons.

The problem with putting fan-favorites like "Best of Both Worlds" on the sampler disc is that some people will be happy with just those few issues and will never move on to buying the complete series. (Maybe they'll make up for people like me who want the whole series and won't buy a best-of? )
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Old July 26 2011, 09:16 PM   #403
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Now I'm dying to know which episodes.

I was pretty skeptical of this projects as originally announced (by end of year, via Netflix, etc). This latest info sounds much more plausible.

I for one will shell out for all the seasons again unless they screw it up terribly.
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Old July 26 2011, 10:24 PM   #404
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The problem with putting fan-favorites like "Best of Both Worlds" on the sampler disc is that some people will be happy with just those few issues and will never move on to buying the complete series. (Maybe they'll make up for people like me who want the whole series and won't buy a best-of? )
How is this a problem? If there are fans who only want to spend a little bit of money to have a few episodes, it stands to reason that they just would choose not to shell out at all for the more expensive, entire season sets.

This way, Paramount is able to earn money from casual fans who won't buy the complete series, and they're also able to earn money from die hards who are so impatient they'll double dip on the HD episodes just to have a look at them.

In response to jefferiestubes8, this doesn't look like an attempt to gauge audience interest to me -- just an attempt to cash in on some of their early work via the home video market rather than wait around for the entire series to be completed (assuming, of course, that they do the episodes out of order like they did with the original series, in order to space out visual effects heavy episodes in the production schedule).
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Old July 27 2011, 12:25 AM   #405
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HELL YEAH! Now what did my post say right before the Digital Bits news eh?

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