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Old February 20 2013, 09:42 PM   #16
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Re: TNG re-released on DVD

I think it's paradoxical to be hesitant to new technology and be a Star Trek fan at the same time.
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Old February 20 2013, 10:08 PM   #17
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Seems kinda pricey for a re-release of the old DVD sets with just new packaging, especially considering how easy it is to find the old DVD's secondhand.
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Old February 20 2013, 10:14 PM   #18
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Re: TNG re-released on DVD

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I think it's paradoxical to be hesitant to new technology and be a Star Trek fan at the same time.
Especially since a decent Blu-Ray player can be had for less than a hundred bucks.

Anyone who can afford to buy these DVDs can afford a Blu-Ray player, amirite?
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Old February 20 2013, 11:21 PM   #19
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Re: TNG re-released on DVD

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I think it's paradoxical to be hesitant to new technology and be a Star Trek fan at the same time.
I'm not hesitant to new technology, I'm just not interested in having the "best" quality of entertainment, always. I don't enjoy remastered TOS on blu-ray any more than I enjoy TOS on VHS.

If I had free money laying around, then I'd probably buy a blu-ray player. But, I don't.
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Old February 21 2013, 12:01 AM   #20
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The packaging is pretty sloppy. The image of Troi is clearly from the pilot. Picard, Crusher, and Data are from season 1 while Riker, Worf and LaForge are from later seasons and are the only ones with collars.
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Old February 21 2013, 12:11 AM   #21
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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?
With upscaling her DVDs will actually look BETTER on a Bluray player...
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Old February 21 2013, 12:26 AM   #22
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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?
With upscaling her DVDs will actually look BETTER on a Bluray player...
No. Upscaling does not work that way.
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Old February 21 2013, 12:28 AM   #23
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The packaging is pretty sloppy. The image of Troi is clearly from the pilot. Picard, Crusher, and Data are from season 1 while Riker, Worf and LaForge are from later seasons and are the only ones with collars.
How is it sloppy? And does it really matter if they used Troi from season 1 and other characters in different seasons?

People are really reaching to try and shit on TNG being re-released on dvd.
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Old February 21 2013, 12:28 AM   #24
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This is silly, they should have released the remastered episodes in standard definition.
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Old February 21 2013, 12:33 AM   #25
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People are really reaching to try and shit on TNG being re-released on dvd.
Because it doesn't really make sense to reissue the shitty masters from 2002 when you have ones that are of much better quality being produced now.

I wonder how many people will buy these thinking they're the remastered versions?
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Old February 21 2013, 01:22 AM   #26
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I wonder how many people will buy these thinking they're the remastered versions?
Too many.

And I agree, the inconsistency with the box designs is a bit annoying.
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Old February 21 2013, 01:34 AM   #27
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I think it's paradoxical to be hesitant to new technology and be a Star Trek fan at the same time.
I'm not hesitant to new technology, I'm just not interested in having the "best" quality of entertainment, always. I don't enjoy remastered TOS on blu-ray any more than I enjoy TOS on VHS.

If I had free money laying around, then I'd probably buy a blu-ray player. But, I don't.
That's certainly fair, and my parents are the same way. They couldn't really care less about the picture quality, and don't even seem to notice when the picture is stretched out horizontally (making the actors all look short and squat).

It drives me up the freakin wall, but to them it's just no big deal.
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Old February 21 2013, 01:53 AM   #28
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What a waste of time and money!

I vastly prefer the classy silver boxes over these new ugly covers!
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Old February 21 2013, 01:56 AM   #29
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The packaging is pretty sloppy. The image of Troi is clearly from the pilot. Picard, Crusher, and Data are from season 1 while Riker, Worf and LaForge are from later seasons and are the only ones with collars.
How is it sloppy? And does it really matter if they used Troi from season 1 and other characters in different seasons?

People are really reaching to try and shit on TNG being re-released on dvd.
This is nothing more than a business tactic to clear out their warehouses of the unwanted DVDs, while passing it off as a new product. It's the same old product, but given a new coat of paint to entice consumers who don't know any better. Most of us either already own the original box sets or are getting the Blu-rays. Who at this point wants to drop $300+ on a TV show that's been on DVD for a decade, and has been replaced with a superior product at nearly the same price?

Bad idea. All it would do is confuse the average Joe and reduce Blu-ray sales. The last thing TNG HD needs right now is new competition from the old product. Obviously the different departments at CBS are not talking to each other.
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Old February 21 2013, 02:00 AM   #30
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The person that designed these new covers SO ripped off Mad Men!
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