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Old February 25 2014, 10:55 PM   #571
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Re: ENTERPRISE on Blu-Ray OFFICIAL Discussion Thread

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A quick heads-up for UK fans. STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE Season 4 Blu-ray will be released on the 14th April 2014 - although you can't actually place an order yet.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Trek-En...ason+4+blu+ray
Quoting myself here, but pre-orders are now live at Amazon UK. In a reversal of the S3 staggered schedules, the release date remains set at the 14th of April - so it looks like British patrons are getting their discs a couple of weeks ahead of fans in the US on this occasion.

My order's placed. Here's hoping there's a significant improvement in PQ this time.
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Old April 16 2014, 10:18 PM   #572
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Re: ENTERPRISE on Blu-Ray OFFICIAL Discussion Thread

Well, I received my set today and though I'd chime in with some early thoughs. I watched Stormfront and Home. The picture quality is QUITE an improvement on the first three seasons. Crystal clear and very sharp. At this point in the series the majority of visual effects seemed to be rendered in HD.

I did notice that I have to get used to the digital look of the show in season 4. It was far less noticeable on dvd. The added clarity and sharpness brings out both the good and the bad. The good being the great detail in the sets, garments etc. The bad being that occassionally I became very much aware of watching actors on a set, something the flawed analogue quality of film seemed to hide more for me.

Still, the show looks very vibrant and I can't wait to watch the slave market scenes from the Augments trilogy tomorrow.
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Old April 16 2014, 10:30 PM   #573
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Re: ENTERPRISE on Blu-Ray OFFICIAL Discussion Thread

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Well, I received my set today and though I'd chime in with some early thoughs. I watched Stormfront and Home. The picture quality is QUITE an improvement on the first three seasons. Crystal clear and very sharp. At this point in the series the majority of visual effects seemed to be rendered in HD.

I did notice that I have to get used to the digital look of the show in season 4. It was far less noticeable on dvd. The added clarity and sharpness brings out both the good and the bad. The good being the great detail in the sets, garments etc. The bad being that occassionally I became very much aware of watching actors on a set, something the flawed analogue quality of film seemed to hide more for me.

Still, the show looks very vibrant and I can't wait to watch the slave market scenes from the Augments trilogy tomorrow.
Yes, I got my set today too! I'm currently ripping the entire season for playback on my media player. In fact, I'm just finishing up with "These Are The Voyages" as I type.

Great news reference the increase in PQ - I was really hoping for that. Can't wait to get stuck in tomorrow.
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Old April 18 2014, 03:41 PM   #574
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Having seen a few more episodes, I can reiterate, season 4 looks great on blu-ray.
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Old April 23 2014, 09:49 AM   #575
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I just received seasons 1&2 BDs. I mainly buy them for additional language options (I already had season 1 on dvd but only with eng/spa/ita audio). Anyhow, apparently they have left out spa&ita audio on the season 3&4 BDs, so I won't be buying them (any time soon).
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Old April 24 2014, 12:25 AM   #576
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Re: ENTERPRISE on Blu-Ray OFFICIAL Discussion Thread

Well, I've now completed my review of Enterprise Season Four on Blu-ray - and I can at last give a hearty recommendation for a genuinely worthy upgrade from the previous DVD release.

Sharpness and clarity are significantly increased, with vibrant colours and pleasing black levels. It's certainly not perfect - patches of softness sporadically appear throughout - but that may have more to do with filming techniques.

The DTS Master Audio is solid, with some excellent separation and clear, easily discernable dialogue from the centre channel. Not spectacular sound, but this is an early 2000's TV show and is pretty good for what it is.

I've read a lot about the switch to digital giving a more "studio like" appearance to the show - but I'm not really seeing it. It's all graded quite nicely, and the dreaded "soap opera effect" is minimal to non-existent IMHO.
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Old April 24 2014, 10:11 AM   #577
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Next week's US Best Buy ad insert shows the season four set at $59.99 on release day.
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Old April 24 2014, 12:10 PM   #578
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We have a nice comparison showing the difference between DVD and Blu-ray quality for "In a Mirror, Darkly" up on Youtube. Watch it at 1080p resolution full screen to get a better idea:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLspL9_6liA
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Old April 24 2014, 04:30 PM   #579
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We have a nice comparison showing the difference between DVD and Blu-ray quality for "In a Mirror, Darkly" up on Youtube. Watch it at 1080p resolution full screen to get a better idea:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLspL9_6liA
You wouldn't think the difference would be so amazing...but it IS!
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Old April 25 2014, 02:06 PM   #580
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We have a nice comparison showing the difference between DVD and Blu-ray quality for "In a Mirror, Darkly" up on Youtube. Watch it at 1080p resolution full screen to get a better idea:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLspL9_6liA
You wouldn't think the difference would be so amazing...but it IS!
I have only watched it on my laptop 17'' display in fullhd and the difference seems minor.
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Old April 25 2014, 04:29 PM   #581
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I have only watched it on my laptop 17'' display...
There's your problem.

You're not going to notice much of a difference on a small screen. This is similar to the issue with 4K, is that, while it has a much higher resolution than standard 1080P HD, it's not noticeable until you get into the larger TV sizes (IIRC 60+ inches)
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Old April 25 2014, 06:26 PM   #582
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I have only watched it on my laptop 17'' display...
There's your problem.

You're not going to notice much of a difference on a small screen. This is similar to the issue with 4K, is that, while it has a much higher resolution than standard 1080P HD, it's not noticeable until you get into the larger TV sizes (IIRC 60+ inches)
For a 60'' screen I would need at first a new bigger appartment.

I have a 32'' screen now, and I find the difference between DVD and BD (rather) minor. I have only a viewing distance of 2.5-3 m available, so I am wondering what big a screen would be reasonable, also considering watching (presently) mostly SD-TV ???
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Old April 25 2014, 07:35 PM   #583
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This is admittedly off-topic, but since it came up, here's a few links related to screen size, resolution, and viewing distance. A viewing distance of 2.5-3 m (almost 10 feet) is pretty respectable and could fit a decently large screen.

http://s3.carltonbale.com/resolution_chart.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimum...ecommendations
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Old April 26 2014, 05:20 AM   #584
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This is admittedly off-topic, but since it came up, here's a few links related to screen size, resolution, and viewing distance. A viewing distance of 2.5-3 m (almost 10 feet) is pretty respectable and could fit a decently large screen.

http://s3.carltonbale.com/resolution_chart.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimum...ecommendations
Thanks for the info, that help a lot.
My conclusion: for smaller screens than 50'' 1080p is practically "useless". I wonder if watching 480p will suffer at those big screens (at 2.5m viewing distance)?
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Old April 26 2014, 10:40 AM   #585
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Re: ENTERPRISE on Blu-Ray OFFICIAL Discussion Thread

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We have a nice comparison showing the difference between DVD and Blu-ray quality for "In a Mirror, Darkly" up on Youtube. Watch it at 1080p resolution full screen to get a better idea:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLspL9_6liA
Sharpness and color reproduction are slightly better, but there really is hardly any difference.
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