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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old July 15 2014, 05:23 PM   #571
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Maybe I missed this earlier in the thread, but what's up with the smiley face Picard's drawing in "Timescape"? It's almost completely invisible! In fact I had to rewind a few seconds just so that my wife could see what that scene was all about. Why did they turn up the contrast so much? Or is it just me?
Yes, the boosted was a little too high for that shot. I was able to clearly see it though. If it's nearly invisible for you, then your TV's contrast might be too high.
The same thing happened in "Tapestry" with the scenes with Q and Picard in the bright white room as well.
No probs with that here, you definitely need to look at setting up your TV properly. Check out something like the Disney WOW disc, which helps you set things like brightness and contrast.
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Old July 15 2014, 08:12 PM   #572
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Yes, the boosted was a little too high for that shot. I was able to clearly see it though. If it's nearly invisible for you, then your TV's contrast might be too high.
The same thing happened in "Tapestry" with the scenes with Q and Picard in the bright white room as well.
No probs with that here, you definitely need to look at setting up your TV properly. Check out something like the Disney WOW disc, which helps you set things like brightness and contrast.
This has nothing to do with TV settings, this is comparing the new blurays to the originals. Both of these scenes have some definite contrast variations.

Whether it's due to the limitations of SD or an artistic choice they may for TNG-R can be debated.

Granted, doing a direct comparison between the shots in the two episodes, the differences aren't as noticeable as I had expected. Perhaps my memory deceived me.
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Old July 19 2014, 05:33 PM   #573
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The UK Season 6 set is out on Monday - at friggin' last! Amazon should deliver by Wednesday based on my previous orders. Looking forward to "Relics" in HD the most.
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Old July 20 2014, 02:25 PM   #574
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I got this set late... Omg.. The Chase and Relics in HD!!!! Incredible
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Old July 21 2014, 12:40 PM   #575
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Italian season 6 released 24th September according to amazon.it. Pre-release price EUR 39.50
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Old July 21 2014, 03:51 PM   #576
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Italian season 6 released 24th September according to amazon.it. Pre-release price EUR 39.50
Well isn't that just a kick in the gentleman's vegetables; Amazon UK's price never dropped below £50 (approx. 63 euros)!!

Still I was rather pleased to get home yesterday to discover Amazon had delivered my copy of season 6 on a Sunday!

Until I saw it in hi-def I hadn't realised how little the night dress Troi is wearing in Man of the People leaves to the imagination.

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Old July 21 2014, 11:28 PM   #577
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Italian season 6 released 24th September according to amazon.it. Pre-release price EUR 39.50
Well isn't that just a kick in the gentleman's vegetables; Amazon UK's price never dropped below £50 (approx. 63 euros)!!
Usually I'd say that we always get ripped off in the UK, but aside from the Italian sets, the French and German copies are nearly as expensive. Even the Canadian dual English/French season 6 was $110 Canadian Dollars from Amazon. Made my eyes water.

Now, on the other hand, the Italian season 5 bought from Amazon Spain is 26.49 EUR (£21). The UK season 5 is £41.75 from Amazon.co.uk.
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Old July 21 2014, 11:32 PM   #578
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Italian season 6 released 24th September according to amazon.it. Pre-release price EUR 39.50
Well isn't that just a kick in the gentleman's vegetables; Amazon UK's price never dropped below £50 (approx. 63 euros)!!
Usually I'd say that we always get ripped off in the UK, but aside from the Italian sets, the French and German copies are nearly as expensive. Even the Canadian dual English/French season 6 was $110 Canadian Dollars from Amazon. Made my eyes water.

Now, on the other hand, the Italian season 5 bought from Amazon Spain is 26.49 EUR (£21). The UK season 5 is £41.75 from Amazon.co.uk.
I wish I had your patience, Admiral Bear! Amazon delivered my set this morning as it happens though!
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Old July 22 2014, 09:41 AM   #579
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Well isn't that just a kick in the gentleman's vegetables; Amazon UK's price never dropped below £50 (approx. 63 euros)!!
Usually I'd say that we always get ripped off in the UK, but aside from the Italian sets, the French and German copies are nearly as expensive. Even the Canadian dual English/French season 6 was $110 Canadian Dollars from Amazon. Made my eyes water.

Now, on the other hand, the Italian season 5 bought from Amazon Spain is 26.49 EUR (£21). The UK season 5 is £41.75 from Amazon.co.uk.
I wish I had your patience, Admiral Bear! Amazon delivered my set this morning as it happens though!
Patience is a virtue, my dear fellow. It also results in much greater value. I've picked up the first 5 seasons for about £150. I always said I wouldn't buy these Blu-ray sets for more than £25 each after paying £50+ for the DVD sets back in the day. I'm paying a little more than £25 for the majority, but not much more. My bargain was Italian season 2 for £18.
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Old July 28 2014, 08:25 PM   #580
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Well isn't that just a kick in the gentleman's vegetables; Amazon UK's price never dropped below £50 (approx. 63 euros)!!
A bit off-topic and I'm not advocating it, as it is morally wrong, but with this kind of tiered regional pricing, release windows, and all that jazz, sometimes you sort of see where the pirates are coming from.
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Old July 29 2014, 02:56 AM   #581
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Finished!

NEXT!!!
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Old July 29 2014, 05:53 AM   #582
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Finished!

NEXT!!!
What was the rush?
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Old July 29 2014, 06:33 AM   #583
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I've been on an X-Files binge I have kind of stopped watching TNG. I'll get back to it, but we don't even know when Season 7 is going to be released and there is no rush. I'll get back to it eventually, and the next episode I have is one of Season 6's classics, Ship in a Bottle.
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Old July 29 2014, 08:39 AM   #584
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Well isn't that just a kick in the gentleman's vegetables; Amazon UK's price never dropped below £50 (approx. 63 euros)!!
A bit off-topic and I'm not advocating it, as it is morally wrong, but with this kind of tiered regional pricing, release windows, and all that jazz, sometimes you sort of see where the pirates are coming from.
Interesting point, however I don't understand the reasoning behind it. So are there more or less pirates in the UK than in Italy for instance or did I completely misunderstand? Or do you mean "where they come from" as "why they are pirating stuff"???
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Old July 30 2014, 01:31 PM   #585
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Interesting point, however I don't understand the reasoning behind it. So are there more or less pirates in the UK than in Italy for instance or did I completely misunderstand? Or do you mean "where they come from" as "why they are pirating stuff"???
Sorry, I meant it in the colloquial "I see where they are coming from" as in "I see how they feel they can make that argument to justify their actions".

I'm basically saying I ultimately don't agree with piracy (content creators need to be paid just like I do) but that the constant antics of the big studios to leverage more and more money from those of us honest enough to pay for content often makes me tempted to do the "wrong" thing.
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