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Old December 12 2012, 04:55 AM   #1621
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Re: Season TWO OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

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The language selection at boot-up is annoying. But think of the alternative. If these used BD-Java, it would be able to save the information, but the load times would be much longer, the discs would be loaded with bloat, and you wouldn't be able to stop and resume like a DVD. I'll take the good with the bad.
I can just speak for my "Game of thrones"-BDs.
There is one menue that contains ALL the season episodes.
If you select f.e. episode 8 and you are currently watching BD 2, a message will pop up saying "Please insert Disc 4".
You do right that, and in between 20 seconds (!!) episode 8 will start playing from BD 4 in the language you've been watching the previous one. No warnings, no text screens nothing, the episode starts right away.

So, OF COURSE it is possible, even in SHORTER time than normal!
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Old December 12 2012, 05:00 AM   #1622
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'Zoom' is best. Any kind of stretching is just wrong...
Unfortuantely zooming on the DVD makes it look like pixelated ass.
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Old December 12 2012, 09:15 AM   #1623
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I can't understand wanting to fill a 16x9 TV screen completely at the expense of cropping 25% of the image, or, to a lesser extent, stretching and distorting the image.

15 years ago, the argument was "stop doing pan-and-scan to fill the 4x3 screen, studios need to show movies in their original aspect ratio." Now it's "stop showing things in their original aspect ratio, studios need to fill the 16x9 screen."
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Old December 12 2012, 09:21 AM   #1624
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15 years ago, the argument was "stop doing pan-and-scan to fill the 4x3 screen, studios need to show movies in their original aspect ratio." Now it's "stop showing things in their original aspect ratio, studios need to fill the 16x9 screen."
The argument from the unwashed masses has always been "why is my movie not filling the whole screen?"; it's just that the aspect ratios have flipped.
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Old December 12 2012, 10:04 AM   #1625
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If I would zoom the picture, I would chose a compromise: zoom it, so the overscan area of the 4:3 picture top/bottom (that was not usually seen on old TV sets) is hidden and the black bars left/right are reduced by 50%. This way the picture fills more of the screen without actually losing important image information and distorting the image:

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Old December 12 2012, 10:08 AM   #1626
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15 years ago, the argument was "stop doing pan-and-scan to fill the 4x3 screen, studios need to show movies in their original aspect ratio." Now it's "stop showing things in their original aspect ratio, studios need to fill the 16x9 screen."
The argument from the unwashed masses has always been "why is my movie not filling the whole screen?"; it's just that the aspect ratios have flipped.
Hey, they paid a lot of money for them pixels to glow on the flatscreen, so THEY NEED TO GLOW!
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Old December 12 2012, 10:13 AM   #1627
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I can't understand wanting to fill a 16x9 TV screen completely at the expense of cropping 25% of the image, or, to a lesser extent, stretching and distorting the image.

15 years ago, the argument was "stop doing pan-and-scan to fill the 4x3 screen, studios need to show movies in their original aspect ratio." Now it's "stop showing things in their original aspect ratio, studios need to fill the 16x9 screen."
Annoying, isn't it?
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Old December 12 2012, 12:41 PM   #1628
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Do you know what goes on at the top and bottom of the picture? Very little. Nothing I won't miss...
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Old December 12 2012, 12:46 PM   #1629
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US-Americans have to be (regularly) remembered that the world is a little bigger than the one they know, and English is not the one and only existing communication form.
Yes, but it's possible for the selection to be 'remembered'. That's what they're annoyed with.
I'm watching TNG on a PS3 and not only does it remember my language and subtitle choices, but it also remembers where I was last time and starts playing where I left off, even when I've removed the disc from the player. So this is not an issue with the discs, but with certain BD players.
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Old December 12 2012, 12:48 PM   #1630
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Do you know what goes on at the top and bottom of the picture? Very little. Nothing I won't miss...
I don't understand why you even bother with Blu Ray discs if you care so little about aspect ratio's or artisitc integrity.
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Old December 12 2012, 01:00 PM   #1631
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There's really not much point arguing. If someone wants to cut a bunch of the image off or distort it all to hell, logic isn't gonna convince them not to.
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Old December 12 2012, 03:14 PM   #1632
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Do you know what goes on at the top and bottom of the picture? Very little. Nothing I won't miss...
I don't understand why you even bother with Blu Ray discs if you care so little about aspect ratio's or artisitc integrity.
I care about 2.39:1. I wish everything was in that aspect ratio. I'd crop Star Trek to that ratio, but it cuts out a little bit too much, so I'll settle for 16:9. I care about this bluray because the remastering makes the show look a bit more modern, and 16:9 helps with that even more, in my opinion...
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Old December 12 2012, 03:16 PM   #1633
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There's really not much point arguing. If someone wants to cut a bunch of the image off or distort it all to hell, logic isn't gonna convince them not to.
Logic? It's just a different preference. Go fuck yourself.
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Old December 12 2012, 03:26 PM   #1634
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Logic? It's just a different preference. Go fuck yourself.
That was a bit much.

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Old December 12 2012, 03:46 PM   #1635
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So TNG S2 has just beamed in to OZ.
Cheaper than Amazon too -half the price- which is amazing! Plus we got mini versions of the 25th Anniversary Next Gen posters as a bonus!

But what`s with the style of the quotation marks on the episode titles changing *again*?
The style of the quotation marks changed from the long straight versions on the
sampler disc, to the 'curly quotes' on season one. Now we are back to long
straight quote marks. (but perhaps shorter than the sampler disc...need to check
that tho) Was this HTV-i`s decision?

Can we expect to go back to the Season 1 style, when we get the CBS-remastered
Season 3?
Can we expect to get consistency in the ep titles at some stage maybe?

Cheers!
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