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Old September 18 2012, 07:35 PM   #856
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Re: Season ONE OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

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Well Damn! Finally had the time to hook up the new Blu-Ray palyer this morning. Turns out our 9 year old Mitsubishi HD TV doesn't have an HDMI port. Had to settle for the composite video connection (yellow RCA jack) and the lower resolution that goes with it. Anybody know of a converter from HDMI to RGB that might give us HD resolution? Just a thought.

You're doing yourself a HUGE disservice if you don't go out and get a TV with HDMI (or component at the very least). Running through composite defeats the entire purpose! Good luck.
Are there TV's getting cheaper with the HDMI ports these days? Everything is either flatscreen or the highest quality now (LCD, LED, Plasma) but I'm going to be in a position (Hopefully in a few years) where I will need to buy a Blu-Ray player and TV and wonder how expensive that will be.
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Old September 18 2012, 10:35 PM   #857
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Well Damn! Finally had the time to hook up the new Blu-Ray palyer this morning. Turns out our 9 year old Mitsubishi HD TV doesn't have an HDMI port. Had to settle for the composite video connection (yellow RCA jack) and the lower resolution that goes with it. Anybody know of a converter from HDMI to RGB that might give us HD resolution? Just a thought.

You're doing yourself a HUGE disservice if you don't go out and get a TV with HDMI (or component at the very least). Running through composite defeats the entire purpose! Good luck.
Are there TV's getting cheaper with the HDMI ports these days? Everything is either flatscreen or the highest quality now (LCD, LED, Plasma) but I'm going to be in a position (Hopefully in a few years) where I will need to buy a Blu-Ray player and TV and wonder how expensive that will be.
While I can't know if it's 100%, I would say 99.9% of flat screens 32 in and above have at least one HDMI port (most have at least two). You can get a 40-50 incher for 500 or less depending on the given sale of the week. Of course bigger brands (i.e., Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, etc.) will be pricier, but you can get a reasonably sized mid range flat screen and a blue ray player for about 5-600 bucks if you catch the sales of the week online and at the big box stores.

Also check slickdeals.net. I've been going there for years.

I mentioned this earlier, but I truly believe that until one has a 1080p full HD set connected via HDMI to blu ray, you're really cheating yourself out of all the remastered set has to offer. It's night and day.
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Old September 18 2012, 10:47 PM   #858
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HDMI is pretty standard right now, my HDTV has, like, four of them and single composite/RCA connector and maybe two component.
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Old September 18 2012, 10:53 PM   #859
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I mentioned this earlier, but I truly believe that until one has a 1080p full HD set connected via HDMI to blu ray, you're really cheating yourself out of all the remastered set has to offer. It's night and day.
Well, don't forget that with 1080p you can't really tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on TV's between 27" and 40" (anything 20" and below you are perfectly fine with 480p for HD). For good 1080p playback you need at least a 40" screen.
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Old September 18 2012, 11:07 PM   #860
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Well, don't forget that with 1080p you can't really tell the difference between 720p and 1080p on TV's between 27" and 40" (anything 20" and below you are perfectly fine with 480p for HD). For good 1080p playback you need at least a 40" screen.
Sure you can. I own both a 720p and 1080p 32" set and a 40" 1080p set. When feeding the 32" sets with 1080p material, you can definitely tell a difference.

Of course, only some video games and Blu-ray offer full 1080p material for viewing. So if you're using your TV for viewing cable/OTA material, 720p is sufficient.
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Old September 18 2012, 11:36 PM   #861
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Sure you can. I own both a 720p and 1080p 32" set and a 40" 1080p set. When feeding the 32" sets with 1080p material, you can definitely tell a difference.
I sure couldn't tell a difference in the store when I was buying my 40" about 2 years ago. And I watched the demo at different distances from the TV's, and I didn't see a difference between 720p at 37" or lower, but 40"+, yeah, there was a major difference.
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Old September 19 2012, 04:16 AM   #862
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Yeah the difference is not noticeable for typical television HD broadcast but there's definitely a difference when the source materia is full 1080p like blu-ray.
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Old September 19 2012, 04:19 AM   #863
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I still haven't gotten past Naked Now, but those new Blu-ray documentaries, man... I could watch those forever. Fascinating stuff.
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Old September 19 2012, 05:19 AM   #864
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I still haven't gotten past Naked Now, but those new Blu-ray documentaries, man... I could watch those forever. Fascinating stuff.

Agreed. It's amazing how much new footage and info they uncovered after all these years.
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Old September 21 2012, 10:33 PM   #865
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The nice thing about the HD resolution is also, that you now can make some nice photos from the stills, that can stand on its own:





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Old September 21 2012, 10:36 PM   #866
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Nice job. Data one is great.
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Old September 21 2012, 10:45 PM   #867
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The nice thing about the HD resolution is also, that you now can make some nice photos from the stills, that can stand on its own:
Is Tasha being shot with a phaser in that second picture?
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Old September 22 2012, 12:05 AM   #868
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She's also part Superman with that curl going on there.
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Old September 23 2012, 01:35 AM   #869
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Old September 25 2012, 06:06 PM   #870
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I really like the Worf/Geordi one, Salinga! Makes me eager for when the middle seasons start coming out!

Speaking of the blu-rays, what are the commentaries like? Do they completely blank out the episode audio, or does it fade in and out between comments?
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