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Old September 9 2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Should the remastered episodes be released on DVD?

Just that. They've gone back to the original film elements, redone the effects and made TNG look great at 1080p resolution, with audio to match...

But the thing is that the original TNG releases were much lower than DVD tech, little more than VHS resolution, video composited effects work, and with soft, ghosting imagery. Whereas most feature film DVDs can be upscaled to hi-def TVs with resasonable results, the same can't be said for late eighties NTSC television.

If the new masters of TNG were put onto DVD, they'd be able to get the max out of the 480 line resolution (576 for PAL) and would look as good as they'd possibly could, and would be a useful alternative for those not yet on the Blu bandwagon.

After all, the remastered TOS episodes got a DVD release as well.
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Old September 9 2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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Re: Should the remastered episodes be released on DVD?

I'd be all for it, if they left the original fx intact.
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Old September 9 2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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Re: Should the remastered episodes be released on DVD?

Time to break down and spend $69 on a Blu-ray player.
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Old September 9 2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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Re: Should the remastered episodes be released on DVD?

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Time to break down and spend $69 on a Blu-ray player.
Walmart has refurbished players for $48.
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Old September 9 2012, 10:07 PM   #5
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Re: Should the remastered episodes be released on DVD?

I don't even buy stuff on DVD anymore, unless it's £1 or less. With Blurays as little as £4 and similar prices to DVD's for new releases thesedays, what's the point ? Even with upscaling, DVD's not worth it any more...
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Old September 9 2012, 10:15 PM   #6
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Re: Should the remastered episodes be released on DVD?

Bluray players are really quite affordable these days. I bought mine for 79 dollars in anticipation of the TNG bluray sampler. I could understand not buying one if they cost 300 bucks, but they don't.

There is really no downside to buying one. They play DVD's perfectly fine as well, so your existing library of movies are still perfectly accessible.
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Old September 9 2012, 11:19 PM   #7
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Get on the bandwagon already. You are holding back human progress! THE FUTURE AWAITS
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Old September 10 2012, 02:22 AM   #8
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Indeed. DVD is last century's tech. How many people would re-buy the DVD sets for a negligible increase in picture quality?
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Old September 10 2012, 03:45 AM   #9
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Re: Should the remastered episodes be released on DVD?

And with TNG its not like TOS where there were new shots that would warrant a DVD release.
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Old September 10 2012, 12:21 PM   #10
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With how cheap bluray players are now it does not really seem worth it to release them on DVD too.
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Old September 10 2012, 03:17 PM   #11
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Re: Should the remastered episodes be released on DVD?

I have a Blu-ray Player...

I have four DVD players, and not enough access to the HD TV... But I'm speaking generally, not personally, as Blu-ray saturation still isn't sufficient enough to warrant Blu-ray only releases. Most everything that comes out on Blu-ray is available on DVD, and TNG's remaster is pretty rare in that it's Blu-ray exclusive at this time.

EDIT: Just been listening to an anime podcast from a UK anme distributor, and at around the halfway mark, there's some conversation about Blu-rays and DVD, and an interesting statistic is that even in first world Japan, Blu-rays will sell only 30% of the numbers that DVDs sell. Sony wanting a licencing chunk of every BD disc manufactured is slowing the proliferation of the medium.

I would never have thought that a physical home medium would be in competition with high speed broadband and subscription based streaming services. I guess another related question is if the remastered episodes on Netflix yet?
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Old September 10 2012, 06:19 PM   #12
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Re: Should the remastered episodes be released on DVD?

BillJ wrote: View Post
Time to break down and spend $69 on a Blu-ray player.
Haha, took the words right out of my mouth.


Of course they shouldn't release on DVD.
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Old September 11 2012, 04:16 PM   #13
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Re: Should the remastered episodes be released on DVD?

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I'd be all for it, if they left the original fx intact.
On the whole, they did. Very little at this point has said to be replaced with CGI or digital mattes.
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Old September 11 2012, 05:10 PM   #14
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Re: Should the remastered episodes be released on DVD?

I'm surprised they didn't release it on DVD. The superior remastered quality is also very apparent in DVD resolution. Films are also still released both on DVD and blu ray. TOS-R was released on DVD as well.
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Old September 11 2012, 07:42 PM   #15
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I'm not surprised it also wasn't released on DVD with DVD not being an HD format and that kinda being the whole point of all of this. BluRay Players as mentioned above are cheap these days so not a big deal to get one.
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